Even though in this article I am speaking to the American people, many countries could apply this article to their government officials.
When the President of the United States admits his campaign ads are filled with lies and instances where they “went too far”, and admits that he approved those ads, there should be a red flag raised worldwide. He said he permitted the falsehoods to be broadcast because the “stakes are high.”
How many other times has the leader of this nation lied because “the stakes” were high not only to the American people, but also the rest of the world? This person who is responsible for the lives of over 300,000,000 people needs to be held to a very high standard. This person must show integrity and moral acuity beyond reproach. When he shows he lacks in either, he should be publicly admonished and impeached.
Why hasn’t he been impeached? The impeachment process requires that he be formally charged by the House of Representatives and then tried by the Senate. Even though the House is controlled by the Republicans, the Senate is controlled by the Democrats. What chance is there that the Senate is going to find their parties’ president guilty? In this day and age, there is absolutely no chance at all. Politicians no longer represent their constituents, but are only there to support the party line.
Yet, this president still has many supporters. What does this say about the American publics’ morals? Too many Americans have digressed to a life of detachment where everything is permissible as long as it does not directly affect them at the present moment. The flaw in this type of thinking is that even though you might not believe an action directly affects you now, once you have permitted immoral behavior in one occasion, you have set a precedent for it to progress. Then, when it does adversely affect you later, it’s too late because you already condoned it.
It is happening at all levels of politics. From the Federal level all the way down to local politics. Each time it happens, the politician, whether they are an incumbent or a candidate, should be drummed out of office.
This is not just a condemnation of the president’s actions. This is a condemnation of all political parties and the American people who refuse to hold them accountable. It’s time to hold all elected officials responsible for their actions.
How do you hold them responsible? For starters, every time a politician is shown to be less than honest, call their office or campaign headquarters and leave a message for that politician that their action is unacceptable. When calling the politician there is no need to go into great detail about the error of their ways. They should already know what the call is about. Also, whether it is a toll free call or a long distance call, you are either directly or indirectly (through your phone bill or taxes), paying for that call. All you have to do is call that office and leave the message “No More!” If enough people speak up, the message will get through. If after you have let your representative know that you are against their actions they do not correct their behavior, follow it up by voting against them the next election. Once politicians learn they cannot act immorally in office and they need to represent their constituency, those who are smart will do the right thing. Those who don’t won’t be in office anymore.
This is critical right now, so don’t delay and start calling now.