Georgia Republicans: One Year of Betraying America’s Principles
Were, oh where, are Georgia’s Republican Congressional leaders as their President day by day deals hammer blows against basic Constitutional principles, leads us closer to a nuclear war with North Korea, and endangers international stability in general–while showing growing signs of mental instability?
It’s useless at this point to bother to make the specific charges against Johnny Isakson, David Perdue, Barry Loudermilk, and Karen Handel–aided and abetted by Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, Orrin Hatch, and Nikki Haley. They are well known to all. We all know: There has never in the history of the Republic been any such feckless and cowardly leaders. They have emasculated the Congressional Branch’s role of providing a check and balance on the Executive Branch-even one led by an unstable, morally and intellectually corrupt President.
Isakson, Perdue, Loudermilk, and Handel are betraying their country only one degree less than the betrayal of Benedict Arnold–and the gap is rapidly closing. They have absolutely no concern for the interests of their country. None. Republicans are dedicated altogether to one single goal: making wealthier the already wealthy Republicans who fill their campaign coffers. The rest of us can eat cake.
//Including the children denied medical care because of Republicans refusal to finance CHIPS.//
Besides giving us a congenital liar as President, the most astounding fact about the Republican Party established by Trump’s one-year track record is that it has accepted lying as a way of life. Lying is the new normal for Republican Party leaders.
There is no bottom to their sewer. McCarthyism and Watergate pale in comparison.
The Unanswered Question
I keep asking the question, so far unanswered: why do most of America’s religious and political leaders remain silent in the face of the flagrant violation of God’s Commandments by no less than one of our two principal political parties? How can the Catholic Church, Mormon Church, Southern Baptist Convention, Presbyterian, Methodist, and Episcopalian Churches have any claim to moral leadership when they, too, tolerate or even actively support lies as a way of life? What are America’s youth learning from the example of their individual priests, pastors, and reverends? That condemning gays and contraceptives is the essence of what Christianity is all about?
Let me repeat my number one question to our political and religious leaders: How do you talk to the children in your flock–and to your own children and grandchildren–about having as a role model a President who approves calling his own daughter a “piece of ass”?
Do the leaders of our major denominations honestly not see their bathing themselves in hypocrisy has contributed to the drastic reduction in their membership in recent years?