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Why Should Anyone be Surprised That Congress Has No Credibility?

{Editor’s Note: This is the 31st installment of a series of articles attempting to address the 32 questions posed by Ron Paul in his recent farewell speech given in front of Congress. Check out the previous installment, “Why Is Democracy Held In Such High Esteem When It’s The Enemy Of The Minority?“}

“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.” -John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton

No truer phrase has ever been uttered, and naturally this applies to politics above virtually any other profession. Many men enter politics from a genuine urge to help their fellow man, or to bring about change or protection of policy which they honestly feel will be for the betterment of the population. Many, many others simply enter politics because they crave power, or are so used to being in power that they crave additional power. This is why so often we see men of considerable influence make the leap into politics. Power is an addiction and the addict must continually seek a new high.

These power hungry men should immediately cause us to question the credibility of Congress – why would we assume that self-centered men and women with personal ambition as their sole goal would ever look out for the interests of the populace over their own? But for those who start out with pure hearts and minds, there are still ample pitfalls, temptations and traps of the system to turn them from leaders into liars.

So, why should anyone be surprised that Congress has no credibility, since there’s such a disconnect between what politicians say and what they do? Continue Reading

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How corrupt local politicians are what makes anyone think the state or feds are any better?

We shouldn't!

And we aren't!

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