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Money, sex, politics and the American way (standard:Editorials, 912 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Aug 27 2011Views/Reads: 1305/608Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I cannot speak for anybody else; in fact, I have a hard enough time speaking for myself. Thankfully, I have those who have volunteered to speak on my behalf on a variety of issues. This has been good, relieving me the necessity of expressing myself. But,
 



I cannot speak for anybody else; in fact, I have a hard enough time
speaking for myself. Thankfully, I have those who have volunteered to 
speak on my behalf on a variety of issues. This has been good, 
relieving me the necessity of expressing myself. But, as people keep 
telling me, all things must end sometime. 

As far as I am concerned, I have had enough. There is absolutely no use
in trying to talk me out of it; I have had enough. 

My wife and I just finished supper and were relaxing while watching a
bit of television. We were busy chatting and rehashing the day's events 
and not paying too much attention to what was on television. It finally 
dawned on us what the television program was all about. It was 
completely devoted to scandals that have happened recently. The program 
went through an almost endless list of people caught up in some kind of 
scandal. 

There were politicians, actors and actresses, musicians, businesspeople
and, much to our chagrin, ministers. The slime of scandal seems to 
touch every level of human society. 

Recently, a well-known minister in our area was found dead in a New York
City hotel. Even though he was from our area, I really did not know too 
much about him. The TV program brought me up to date on his 
far-reaching scandal. It seems he had been living in adultery, which 
led to the divorce of his wife and the demise of his family. 

The thing that bothered me is that his scandal did not cause him to lose
his job. He was still the pastor of a mega-church and his weekly 
sermons were broadcast on television and the Internet. As long as 
people like him, according to the story, he was allowed to get away 
with anything and everything. 

I absolutely object. 

Recently, an actor from Hollywood, the center of all that is indecent
and immoral, was caught in an adulterous affair, which led to the 
divorce of his wife. He then comes on TV and tries to convince me, an 
absolute skeptic, that he is really a good person, a wonderful father 
and just an all-around nice guy. 

I absolutely object. 

In order to be a good father you have to be a good husband and in order
to be a good husband you have to be a good man. A good man does not 
cheat. A good man does not hurt his family. What happened to the idea 
of putting your family first? 

A politician can be caught in some scandalous affair and all he has to
do is go on television and say how sorry he is and that he is going to 
go to some rehab for his problem. In the meantime, this ethically 
challenged person is drawing a paycheck from the taxpayers of this 
country. 

I absolutely object. 

If this politician were sorry for his act, he would resign office right
away and return to the public every cent of his salary and benefits 
that he has absconded while in office. Why do these people believe they 
can get away with everything and bear no consequence? If it started to 
touch their pocketbook, they might think a second time before doing 
some of these immoral cartwheels that has been happening lately. 

According to the TV program we were watching, these men in places of
power cannot help what they are doing. 

I absolutely object. 

What I want to know is, how can some ethically challenged, immoral
rascal make decisions for the rest of us that is going to be beneficial 
and helpful? 

I guess I have had just about all I can take. 

I am tired of hearing about sex scandals, money scandals and politicians


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