We’re honored to have a guest post today from friend-of-the-blog, the ‘Deja Reviewer‘. His post asks a reasonable question, and in light of the actions of so many recently in elected office, it’s probably a question more folks should be asking more often.
When was the last time you truly admired an elected official who represents you? And when I say “admire”, I specifically mean that you understand that this individual:
- Put their pride aside and always tried to do the right thing.
- Served his/her constituents rather than seeking power for its own sake.
- Was morally upright in his/her personal life.
- Was the kind of person you aspire to be.
How many spring to mind?
Can you think of one?
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.
Trouble is, many of us are finding the ” few bad apples” claim increasingly difficult to swallow. But what IS the truth?
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):