What the hell was he thinking? It doesn’t matter because the premise of double-standard is a mainstay in the American socio-political psyche. U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) said Tuesday he is “deeply sorry” for having “disappointed some supporters” regarding his relationship with a female “social acquaintance.” Sorry amounts to nothing when the political stakes are at their highest. This political season is proving to be the most volatile and vicious in decades—and the Republicans smell fresh meat!
Archive for September 2010
I do believe in free enterprise, but I don’t believe of letting free enterprise run roughshod over the people. I do believe in small government; but I don’t believe in allowing it to become so small that it becomes ineffective and corporations take over government’s function. I do believe that taxation has gone overboard, but I do believe that all of America must play its fair share in contributing to the general welfare of the nation. So when I hear conservatives espouse that they are the purveyors of moral uprightness and solid conservative values—and that everyone else is wrong and sinful—then I’ve got a problem. Yes, the problems are the conservatives.
I truly believe that lawmakers and law enforcers should be held to the highest degree of scrutiny and accountability. Ethics panels and oversight investigations are fully necessary to ensure that our interests, as taxpayers and citizens, are protected and that those we select and elect aren’t abusing the power we hand to them. The current investigations into wrongdoing and allegations are commendable, on it’s face. But what I’ve noticed is that white people do now wrong. Is that right? White people “do no wrong?” From the apparent congressional ethics investigations happening right now, I’m right.