Note: The author of this blog site usually separates articles published in newspapers from those that appear in blogs, to avoid overlap. Because blogs do not have word count limits and political correctness is not an issue, there is more freedom in imparting views and information. Articles that are submitted to newspapers are not always published. This was one of them.
Anthony Weiner has a right to run for public office, including Mayor of New York City. If he wins, New York will get what they deserve.
The idea that any American would cast a vote for someone whose most notorious life’s accomplishment is sending photographs of his genitals for display over the Internet, gives me the chills. That, while newly married, by the way. One word comes to mind: Sleaze.
Is anyone paying attention? Who else will we be electing as our vital representatives with no concern about their honesty, moral values or levels of patriotism?
America has elected known crooks and dope-heads and put them back into office. A southern state congressman was caught hiding $90,000 in drug /bribe money in his refrigerator, yet the voters of Louisiana nearly re-elected him back into office? A popular WashingtonD.C. mayor did time for illegal drug dealing, then was re-elected to the city council after leaving prison.
A president can lie directly into the camera to the American people, “I did not have sexual relations with that woman…” with his wife by his side. Though he was a proven adulterer and liar, the American people turn a deaf ear. They don’t care. Charisma and charm mattered most. In truth, Bill Clinton was exposed as an adulterer long before he became a president.
Morals meant nothing.
The list is long. In 2009, South Carolina governor Mark Sanford lied to his aides and voters claming he was somewhere he wasn’t as he carried on an adulterous affair with a woman in Argentina. Now, he’s back in the race, garnering votes from people who don’t care.
We have no standards.
I think about law enforcement officers, firemen and librarians throughout the country who would never he hired if they used the Internet for sexual photographs, or were proven prevaricators. But it’s okay to elect their bosses, regardless of moral turpitude.
Now we have an Attorney General who has often been in the hot seat dancing with words to cover his butt. It is obvious to anyone who is conscious that he lied to congress about his role in recent scandals. Yet, the president stands by him and congressional representatives are at a loss what to do. We, the people, are stuck.
To investigate the Attorney General would require appointing a special prosecutor. But who does the appointing? Ah yes, the Attorney General.
If our nation is going to survive a challenging future, we must start setting revised standards for people that are running for high office, or we will crumble from within. The constitution was ratified in 1791 long before the melting pot grew from three million people in 13 states to three-hundred million people in 50 states. The standards for president, senate and congress, and even mayor, should be much more specific and stringent to assure us, the American people, that we are electing folks who have been thoroughly vetted and screened as would an FBI agent, local cop or a Navy SEAL.
We should not accept sleazes, liars and crooks as our representatives, and they should be categorically banned from public office. It also certainly sends terribly wrong signals to our kids.
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Note: As of this posting, Anthony Weiner is the front funner for NYC Mayor.
p.s. For those unaware. While a congressman, Anthony Weiner married Huma Abedin; he a devout Jew and she a devout Muslim. Huma Abedin is the closest confidante and aide to Hillary Clinton, for the last eighteen years, including her time as Senator and Secretary of State. Ms. Abedin was raised in Saudi Arabia, later educated in the U.S., and whose parents and brother are closely aligned with the Muslim Brotherhood. At Georgetown, Ms. Abedin was also a ranking member of the Muslim Students Association (MSA) a notorious, pro-Islamist, anti-American campus organization.