As scandal follows on the heels of scandal in Washington, DC, we are being asked to believe, repeatedly, that all the dastardly deeds have been the work of a few “bad apples,” a few rogue operatives, who presumed to act without anyone’s authority or approval.
Are all these despoilers acting on orders from higher up? Who created the stench? Should we assume that the disease originates in the Oval Office?
That would be shocking (or not)…but solvable.
What is more troubling is a thought that Joel Belz posits in his May 31 editorial in WorldMag.com. (If you receive World magazine in the mail, it was published in the issue dated June 15.) Here’s what he says (emphasis mine):