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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Morals versus Corruption

All this 60 Minutes hoop-la about insider trading involving Congressmen reminds me just how much needs to change in Washington. Sure, they featured 4 Republicans and only 1 Democrat despite the fact that there are actually many more Democrats than Republicans guilty of this problem. But that's not really the point, here (though it is yet another example backing up the premise of the previous post). The point is that Washington is corrupt!

Corruption implies that people think they are above and beyond the law. It implies a lack of morals. It means no good things for society.

In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, otherwise known as the Mormon Church, we believe in the existence of absolute right and wrong. This belief is shared with many other religions across the country and the world. For example, we believe it is right to keep the commandments of God and follow the laws of the land in which we live. We also believe that when people at large begins to break the commandments of God and the laws of the land, arguing that they are above the law or that it doesn't pertain to them, that society begins to decay. The very forces that bind us together into a nation are imperiled when the majority of the people do not recognize good and evil for what they really are.  We see this in small-scale quite clearly with the effects of single-parent homes. A family without two parents is not equal to a family with a broken home in terms of outcome. Broken homes come as a result of one or both of the adults in the family breaking promises to each other and often commandments of God in addition. So, to prevent the break-up of our society as we know it, we need to return morals to society!

I dislike the liberal agenda that tries to paint white black and black white (bending laws for OWS, for example, or liberal politicians, or ignoring the impeachable instances of the Solyndra and other similar Democrat-donor companies 'stimulus loans,' of the DOJ sending weapons to Mexico to try and undermine the second amendment. Wrong is wrong. Breaking the law is illegal at all times. I like the Tea Party stance of throwing out every single representative (of any party) that doesn't act the way he or she should: representing and furthering the interests and freedom of his or her constituency. Not furthering his or her own gain, power, fame, etc. Not setting forth an agenda other than to preserve life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. An informed voting block is what will change this country, by selecting representatives who are committed - morally- to doing their duty. Let's hold our leadership accountable!

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