“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” (John Adams, October 11, 1798.)
Last time I knew, moral and religious people do not lie – and should not countenance those that do. It is clear that we, as a people, are no longer such and it is clear that our political candidates are all too willing to take advantage of that. No longer is it “is this right or wrong” but more aligned with “can I get away with this?”. Those of us that hold to the now quaint notion that “Character is what a man is when no one can see them” seem to be scorned by those that retort “Suckers!”. We certainly see this in Kentucky in the US Senate race between incumbent Repub Mitch McConnell and Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes where the latter’s campaign staff and advisors were caught by James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas video investigators pretty much saying “Lying to the voters? Lying to the media? They’re just rubes and you will win!”. Yep, politics has devolved, in many cases, past Principle, past morality, and spiraling downward from there, lying as necessary (and as possible). But (and I hear this among Republicans, too) “It’s a ‘W’!!” and that’s all that matters. We get what we deserve simply because we don’t demand better. SURE, she supports her State’s coal industry (wink, wink):
Coal is prince in Kentucky – but it turns out she wants to make the entire industry a frog. It seems she is of the mind, along with all of the other Democrat enviro-wackos, that the US would be best served by high energy cost (which an undone coal industry would yield), that Americans are perfectly willing to undergo blackouts, and make companies uncompetitive in the global marketplace (hey, de-industrialization is the key!).
We catch flack from Republicans all the time when we insist on standards of conduct within our own Party – Principles should trump politics else we will lose the American Exceptionalism as expressed by our Constitution.
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing (Edmund Burke)
Notice that says nothing about any Party.