I do believe morality matters in our public servants. What is morality? A simple Google search yields these results:
Basically choosing between
Good or bad
Right or wrong
Legal or Illegal
Ethical or unethicalHow I understand it
Trust me, I am not perfect. We as humans are fallible. But, I think at this point in history we should be learning from our past mistakes. Not repeating them.
I believe part of the job of any politician is to serve as a moral compass. To decide between right and wrong; good or bad; moral or immoral behavior. I also believe politicians should be open to new ideas, new people, different beliefs, and should work together to try and fix our society. That being said, I often wonder what we have become as a society?
Have we changed?
Are we changing?
Or, have we and will we always be this way?Politically speaking
I honestly don’t believe politics should be as difficult as it appears to be. Am I to really believe that Susan Brooks agrees with our President and Vice President with complete fidelity? She is the voice of the 5th Congressional District of Indiana. But, you really never hear from her on the issues.
Others like Mike Braun, Greg Pence, Larry Buschon, and Jim Banks seem to be in lock step with the White House. Some like Todd Young and Jackie Walorski are like my congresswoman and don’t ever seem to have their own opinions. While others, Pete Visclosky and Andre Carson seem to be against everything the White House does. All of which are equally scary at least to me.
Then there are Jim Baird and Trey Hollingsworth. Jim I can’t find any real information on which is pretty stunning as we head into the year 2020. Trey’s a Volunteer placed in my state to be a Congressman. Which is even worse. As far as I’m concerned.
I’m as much of an outsider as any candidate in the recent history of American Politics. I literally have no political equity, debts, and will serve no one person, family, entity, or corporation. If I earn your vote I will represent all of us in the 5th district to the best of my abilities.
I believe something is either for the greater good, or it’s not. The people of this country should be represented before any one person or small group of powerful people. Irregardless of race, gender, creed, sexuality, finances, party affiliation, or any other way we try to categorize ourselves politically speaking.
To me morals, integrity, ethics, and character should be valued over campaign financing or political party. You may say I’m a dreamer and that’s fine. But, I want to know if I am the only one in Indiana. If I am. Then, I guess the American and Geopolitical landscape of today is what We The People want.
Needless to say, I hope for better for all of us from all of our elected representatives.
The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who,
in times of great moral crisis,
maintain their neutrality.Dante Alighieri 1265-1321
Thanks for reading.