An Endless Parade of Small People
They come in all sizes and shapes. They can be male or female. They are tall, average, and short, as well as slim, athletic, portly, or obese in stature. Their ages vary from late twenties to octogenarians and sometimes even older. Their IQs are mostly average, give or take a couple standard deviations.
Despite the physical and mental differences, they are all connected by one common thread -- they are all morally and ethically challenged. They seem to be so devoid of character, principles, and Judeo-Christian values that they would do anything at anytime to anyone if it would make them seem better off. No, we are not discussing car salesmen, lawyers, or telephone marketers. We are talking about a specific group of individuals whose common thread is politics. They are an endless parade of small people.
It used to be that public service was honorable. It was something patriotic people did because they loved being an American. They loved their families, their neighborhoods, their cities and towns -- and most of all, they loved their country. It was respectable to honor those who gave everything to keep us free with rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. It didn't guarantee success to be an American, but it guaranteed the opportunity to make life better. While not guaranteeing equal successes, it did guarantee a chance to succeed.
Something happened over the past eighty years as the American culture moved left along the political scale, the far right being anarchy and the far left being totalitarian central planning. The center was always conservative, the base or fulcrum that balanced the secular progressives on the left and the free-thinking libertarians on the right. The center was a group of solid citizens, hardworking, independent, and held together with the Rule of Law known as the Constitution. The founders were inspired by Divine Providence, and the laws they enacted used moral absolutes set down by biblical, Judeo-Christian principles. No longer.
Newt Gingrich, the ever-vacillating, bipolar conservative/liberal (the guy who led the Republican Revolution of 1994 and its Contract With America, and also the one who sat on the couch with Nancy Pelosi railing against global warming), has viciously attacked Mitt Romney recently for being, well...a successful capitalist. What business is it of anyone else's if someone makes a lot of money, as long as he does it legally? Newt is a small person.
Barry Soetoro/Soebarkah/Barack Hussein Obama II, or whatever his real name is, has told us a story about his past and put it out in a book called Dreams from My Father that he didn't even write. Whatever the truth is about the scenario (it will come out eventually -- it always does), we are certain of one thing, and that is that the story he told us is not the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. If something goes well, Obama takes credit. If something goes badly, he blames someone else. The guy who has illegitimately usurped the White House and Oval Office is a small person.
Sometimes politicians believe that it is all right to shade the truth, spin the facts, and prevaricate in order to achieve the results they want. Democrats lied about ObamaCare in order to gain control of nearly 20% of the economy of the entire country. The entire 2,500-plus page document is loaded with lies, twisted facts, and faulty statistics. Payoffs were made and people were exempted from the destruction just so it could be rammed down our throats. People who call themselves Christians and know that abortion equals murder sold out for a few pieces of silver. They are all small people.
Republicans, thanks to a "Tea Party" rebellion against big government overreach, gained control of the House of Representatives in the midst of the radical Marxist takeover that has indeed "fundamentally transformed" our society. The shift to the left was done by winning the White House and huge Democrat majorities in the Senate and House of Representatives, but it was too much, too fast, and too fraudulent. The midterm election was supposed to restore sanity. But the GOP leaders soon gave away any gains they made by compromising and getting nothing in return despite all the hoopla. It happened to them again and again during the debt-limit, tax-rate increase, and other stalled negotiations. It reminds me of the kid on TV who sheepishly told his dad that he traded his bicycle for a snow cone. John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, and all the other Republican negotiators sold out the people and cut deals with the devil because they couldn't stand the heat. They are small people.
Small people in Washington, D. C. often come to the town principled, legitimate, and eager to spread their message. The virus that attacks them is bipartisan. It makes them change from people who are looking out for their constituents to people who are looking out only for themselves. This is how good people turn into small people.