Tuesday, September 15, 2009

To Censure or Not To Censure?

Who cares!!! The political skies have turned very stormy and grey in South Carolina for many pundits. While I do not condone the actions of Representative Joe Wilson, R-SC, I think to have a band of misfits with so many publicly documented shows of unethical and unacceptable behavior try to censure anyone would make the whole notion of a censure actually meaning anything laughable. When they decide to censure anyone and everyone whose actions bring shame, dishonor, and discredit to our highest branches of government, then, and only then, may the act of censure actually carry some meaning. Go ahead, censure him. Hell, censure me. It may actually help get me some publicity and go a long way towards getting me elected to some public office. Isn't that how it works today? Do something unthinkable and get elected?

Again, the door swings both ways. Accuse one side of partisan politics and grandstanding while you are doing nothing less than the same.

There is one form of censure, basically defined as a process by which a formal reprimand is issued to an individual by an authoritative body, that I hope the public (read "authoritative body") exercises in 2010, 2012, 2014, ....

Vote out the corruption, in both parties, and vote in citizen representatives with no intention of making politics a lifelong career and using our government for a cash cow. We need to restore morals and ethics in our House and Senate, from sea to shining sea...

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