Guest Post by: John Velisek USN (Ret.)
for the Common Constitutionalist
Is there morality in government?
It is expected that our politicians be moral and of good character and integrity. But given the power unlawfully and unconstitutionally usurped by our elected officials, can it be said that any member of Congress fits within a recognized set of moral parameters? After all, it is the morality of our legislators which will affect the life, dreams, and hopes of not only this generation, but the generations to come.
The amount of power which a lazy and cowardly American public has permitted our politicians to take for themselves is staggering. But what else could be expected from citizens who look to government as mother and caregiver?
There are many who no longer assume the least bit of responsibility for their own lives. This leads to the rise of an elite dictatorship which, using the best of excuses, such as “it’s for the children,” continues to take away liberty and manipulate our every activity for “the public good.” How eagerly these power hungry political hacks grasp at even the slightest chance for additional authority.