Responsibility for one's actions

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  1. El_Guero

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    Responsibility for one's actions seems to have diminished greatly in the political arena.

    And before we get into the fray, first, this seams to have happened in society in general. Second, this has always been a problem in politics - but, it seems to be worse of a problem now.

    Could the society's general diminishing of responsibility for one's actions and a significant lack of remorse and guilt be affecting our politicians?

    Are we expecting more from our politicians than we could give?
     
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    In a word, "no." I would be a dinosaur in Washington DC. I would be honest and actually respect the wishes of my constituents instead of the lobbyists and cronies. I would be genuinly concerned about seeking to do what is right, honest, just, and fair, instead of seeing how much wealth I could build up or under-the-table deals I could line up for when I left office. Undoubtedly, though, I probably wouldn't last long in sin city and upon leaving, would need to take a long hot shower to wash off all the filth and stench from my short tenure on Capitol Hill.
     
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    That's the key. A lot more people go to Washington with good intentions than bad ones. The system corrupts them. Those who don't get corrupted, get disgusted and quit, as Lady Eagle almost certainly would.

    That's the problem. The solution is term limits. My own Senator Hutchison, now says that her promise to serve only two terms is no longer operative.

    Whatta surprise.
     
  4. El_Guero

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    Look who is running against her . . .

    What a surprise . . . don't the democrats have ONE decent candidate that will go against abortion, gay marriage, the terrorists, do we need to go on?

    The democrats need some 'candidates'. This poster children for homosexuals and abortion doctors is getting old.

    Represent the people, that is the key to a true two party system.

     
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    I believe that the general trend in not accepting responsibility for ones actions is on the increase. I think it's based on the assumption that man is basically good, so his missteps need to be overlooked or at least not judged too harshly if he's repentant.

    This, is unfairly applied at the Congressional level though.
    Compare:
    what Clinton did (Monica) , which was a huge national security issue, and Ted Kennedy and the Chappaquidick issue, and ongoing treason, Barney Franks, openly a sodomite and ran a male prostitute ring from his house, Hillary's miraculous commodities trade, etc....These are still serving and remain unrepentant. OK Clinton's out of office.

    With:
    Bob Packwood, Farley, Dan Quail a great man, Richard Nixon, Chuck Colson, Newt Gingrich, Tom Delay, .......

    The difference is that Republicans are prosecuted by both parties and Democrats are prosecuted by neither party.
     
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    Great Post! (As well as Great Posts!)

     
  7. The Galatian

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    Quayle's not exactly the sharpest knife in the drawer, but so far as I know, he's never done anything to be included with that pack of reprobates.
     
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    We are still responsible for our actions.
     
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    Have you all forgotten this:
    2Ti 3:1
    ΒΆ This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
    2Ti 3:2
    For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
    2Ti 3:3
    Without natural affection, truce breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
    2Ti 3:4
    Traitors, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
    2Ti 3:5
    Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

    And you ask if folks are getting less 'responsible' for their actions? Duh.
     

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