It is a Fascinating Lesson in Civic Responsibility, when Elected Officials find, for the first time, that many of those who supported and voted for them, now expect THEIR CODE OF MORALITY to be ENACTED INTO LAW.
That is a Lesson many Politicians cannot face with a True Understanding of What it Means to be a Leader, and to do what is Necessary to move forward, Establishing Policies and Creating Precedents that Benefit everyone in the long run.
No, instead some Officials lose the ability to TAKE A STAND, AND REALIZE THAT "RIGHTS" AND "FREEDOMS" ARE TERMS THAT MANY AMERICANS ONLY APPLY TO THEMSELVES, AND THOSE WHO AGREE WITH THEM. So They Bow to Political Pressure, and become ONE OF THE MOST DANGEROUS ENEMIES TO A FREE AND OPEN SOCIETY;
A MORAL COWARD WHO CAN BE BULLIED AND INTIMIDATED BY ANY INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP WILLING TO GET IN THEIR FACE, NO MATTER WHAT THE ISSUE. IN OTHER WORDS; A REFUSAL TO MAKE A STAND ON PRINCIPLE, AND TO HIDE BEHIND THE POSTURING AND RHETORIC OF THOSE WHO CARE ONLY ABOUT WHAT THEY WANT AND DESIRE.
How can this be EVIL:
- THE OATH TAKEN FOR OFFICE IS DISREGARDED OR IGNORED.
- CHOOSING TO FOLLOW THE EASIEST COURSE OF ACTION, NOT
THE RIGHT ONE.
- INSTEAD OF LOOKING OUT FOR THE WELFARE OF ALL, PLACING
EMPHASIS ON THOSE WHO WILL ENSURE RE-ELECTION.
AND WORSE OF ALL...
...TRYING TO COVER WHAT THEY ARE DOING, WITH EMPTY WORDS AND THE DESIRE TO PAINT THE VICTIMS OF THEIR ACTIONS AS "ENEMIES" OF PROGRESS, AND NOT WORTHY OF PROPER CONSIDERATION.
THIS CAN SOMETIMES MEAN EXACTING PENALTIES, REFUSING AID, AND PLACING RESTRICTIONS ON CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE USUALLY RESERVED AS PENALTIES FOR CRIMINAL ACTS.