The greatest democracy of this century, the USA! Their politicians and Congress, talk a good fight but do little?
Honesty and fair play to all their fellow country men? I doubt It!
Today many of these people have found ways to become wealthy, while enjoying the fruits of their offices.Political offices are now for sale? ( cf. Illinois)
When Congress in May 1971 where preparing to
award Harry Truman on his 87th birthday the medal of honour, he refused to accept it,
Writing,"I don't consider that I have done anything which should be reason for any reward, be it Congressional or otherwise".
Good old Harry Truman was correct when he observed, " My choices in life were either to be a piano player in a whore house or a politician, and to tell the truth, there's hardly any difference.
When our ancestors wrote the laws of our lands they did it in a spirit of fairness and to protect us all? Politicians seem to have forgotten this fundamental spirit of the law, they consider it part of their job entitlement! to use tax payers funds to enhance their life styles, they are crafty and unscrupulous and use subterfuge to hide their true actions.
For what they do for our society they are just parasites without shame.
A good example of this is the UK politicians when they were caught fiddling their expenses, they also believed it was their entitlement ? and were appalled at even being questioned about the matter they made up a plethora of excuses? they blamed the system? and anybody else they could! Some of them quickly paid back sums of money, the tip of the ice berg ? and after sacrificing a few of their colleges,they pulled out their trump card? their get out of jail card! They apologised! without admitting their guilt? and they considered that the end of the matter, and they would just carry on?
Do you think you would still have your job? if you had fiddled the company expenses in such a way? the bottom line is, its stealing? your a thief? and a thief should not hold any public office?
Politicians today are at the top of our society and set a disgraceful example for those who follow them and those people struggling to pay towards their life styles.
Politicians who receives gifts? sell their liberty, and truth is the spectre that scares them all.
I would like to think I could say No! to any award that has no basis for honesty and respect.