Monday, October 3, 2016

ETHICS AND MORALITY. STOP BLAMING POLITICIANS FOR THE MORAL PRIORITIES OF THE VOTER. PT 1.

Rand Paul, Republican, Senator, Usa, Man, Person
(Rand Paul)

On and On it goes.  No matter what Time of Year it is, and how Far Away the next Election may be, Controversy and Rhetoric is still the Order of the Day.

However, lets cut Through all the Speeches, News Bites and Most of All, the "BLAME GAME, " and look for the Real Cause(s) for the Lack of Progress in Creating New Laws and Public Policy that will Address any Problems the U.S. may have ECONOMICALLY AND SOCIALLY.  Is it really the Fault of our ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES?  Are They ROGUE EGOTISTICAL DEMAGOGUES WHO DO WHATEVER THEY WANT, or ARE THEY BEHAVING AS THOSE WHO PLACED THEM IN OFFICE EXPECTED THEM TO?

Some of the GREATEST MISCONCEPTIONS AMERICANS HAVE ABOUT THEIR ELECTED OFFICIALS, ESPECIALLY ON THE FEDERAL LEVEL, INCLUDE;

-  THE DISPARITY IN POWER FROM ONE CONGRESSPERSON TO ANOTHER.

-  THE MORAL BELIEFS ABOUT WHAT ROLE GOVERNMENT SHOULD PLAY IN ADDRESSING ISSUES OF NATIONAL IMPORTANCE CAN DIFFER VASTLY BETWEEN MEMBERS OF THE SAME CHAMBER, COMMITTEE, OR EVEN POLITICAL PARTY.

-  THE MOTIVATIONS THAT LED TO THE ELECTORAL VICTORY OF ONE CANDIDATE, IN TERMS OF BRINGING OUT THE VOTE, COULD BE EXACTLY THE OPPOSITE OF THOSE THAT PLACED ANOTHER INTO ELECTED OFFICE.

FINALLY,

WHAT IS CONSIDERED IMPORTANT, ESSENTIAL AND VITAL TO VOTERS IN ONE PART OF THE COUNTRY, CAN BE TRUMPED BY THE BELIEFS OF THOSE IN A DIFFERENT SECTION OF THE FIFTY STATES.

THE PROBLEM CAN BE BOILED DOWN TO ONE ESSENTIAL THEME-  THAT TRYING TO CHANGE THE MIND OF AN ELECTED OFFICIAL ABOUT WHAT COMPRISES "GOOD" AND "ETHICAL" GOVERNMENT IS SOMETIMES USELESS. IT IS THE OPINIONS OF THOSE WHO PLACED THEM IN OFFICE THAT OFTEN CARRIES THE MOST WEIGHT.  AT LEAST THE ONES THAT:  A) VOTE.  B)  CONTRIBUTE.

Date-  6/4/2015.