Original sin and the rise of moral relativism is why integrity and public virtue among our public officials is so important. Trust in our government is at an all-time low, not just the Congress, but also the Presidency and the Judiciary. The lack of trust in our government is not because the American people think the government is not doing anything for them; it is doing too much for us. The American people do not trust our government because the leaders we elect have no integrity and public virtue, and they have no ethics to maintain public virtue.
When a politician violates ethics rules and breaches his integrity, we politicize the situation. We blame each other for punishing those in the opposite party, but reward those ethics violators who are in our own party. Both of which have become true. When ethics are violated regardless of political party, we should stand united in our demand that they resign and are punished for their wrongdoing.
When there is a Democrat, who plagiarizes his master’s thesis, he should not be a leader in our government anymore. When there is a Republican, who is a sexually gay pervert with the young boy pages in the House of Representatives, he should not be a leader in our government anymore. When there is a Democratic President, who has an extramarital affair with a White House intern and then lies to the grand jury about the affair, he should not be the leader of our nation anymore. Ethics violators should not be allowed to lead our nation.
Integrity and public virtue is the strength and foundation of our freedom and liberty as a free society. If the American people allow moral relativism to erase integrity and public virtue as criteria for choosing democratically elected leaders, then America will soon cease to exist. The American people and our leaders should take ethics and ethics violations seriously because the future of our nation depends on the trust we place in our leaders.
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