Souder's affair: Satire not needed

J.C. Arenas
Fox News is reporting that eight-term Indiana Republican Congressman Mark Souder has announced his resignation after admitting to having an affair with Tracy Jackson, a part-time staffer in his district office - he has been married for more than 35 years; she is reportedly also married.

Via his congressional website, Souder states his viewpoint on family values:

I believe that Congress must fight to uphold the traditional values that undergird the strength of our nation. The family plays a fundamental role in our society. Studies consistently demonstrate that it is best for a child to have a mother and father, and I am committed to preserving traditional marriage, the union of one man and one woman.

The importance of Judeo-Christian values in America cannot be underestimated. Yet, in the public square, religion has been maligned by the courts to a point where children cannot pray in school and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit struck down the Pledge of Allegiance. I am committed to fighting the assault on American values.

In October 2006, my subcommittee staff authored an important report called "Abstinence and Its Critics" that, among other things, countered the Waxman Report touted by liberals.  You can download an Adobe Acrobat (PDF) copy of my report here.

Just six months ago, Souder produced a video that discussed a congressional hearing on abstinence education; Jackson played the role of interviewer - he removed the video from YouTube sometime after 1:00 P.M. today.

You don't need satire.

If the Republican Party is still clueless as to why it hasn't earned the confidence and trust of the American public, it's because the party continues to remain leaderless and is overrun with hypocritical individuals like Souder, Sanford, and Ensign.

While I personally don't care what other people do behind closed doors, public servants are different beasts.

The established political parties continue to trot out some of these fraudulent individuals as "leaders" worthy of our support. These frauds claim to represent certain views to get elected, and then afterwards willfully forget the responsibility of upholding those representations to those who bestowed upon them the power to represent the people.

If you want to be a congressman who is married with children and "get your freak on", don't present yourself as someone who cares about family values.

In fact, don't represent me.


J.C. Arenas is a frequent contributor to American Thinker and welcomes your comments at jcarenas.com

 

Fox News is reporting that eight-term Indiana Republican Congressman Mark Souder has announced his resignation after admitting to having an affair with Tracy Jackson, a part-time staffer in his district office - he has been married for more than 35 years; she is reportedly also married.

Via his congressional website, Souder states his viewpoint on family values:

I believe that Congress must fight to uphold the traditional values that undergird the strength of our nation. The family plays a fundamental role in our society. Studies consistently demonstrate that it is best for a child to have a mother and father, and I am committed to preserving traditional marriage, the union of one man and one woman.

The importance of Judeo-Christian values in America cannot be underestimated. Yet, in the public square, religion has been maligned by the courts to a point where children cannot pray in school and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit struck down the Pledge of Allegiance. I am committed to fighting the assault on American values.

In October 2006, my subcommittee staff authored an important report called "Abstinence and Its Critics" that, among other things, countered the Waxman Report touted by liberals.  You can download an Adobe Acrobat (PDF) copy of my report here.

Just six months ago, Souder produced a video that discussed a congressional hearing on abstinence education; Jackson played the role of interviewer - he removed the video from YouTube sometime after 1:00 P.M. today.

You don't need satire.

If the Republican Party is still clueless as to why it hasn't earned the confidence and trust of the American public, it's because the party continues to remain leaderless and is overrun with hypocritical individuals like Souder, Sanford, and Ensign.

While I personally don't care what other people do behind closed doors, public servants are different beasts.

The established political parties continue to trot out some of these fraudulent individuals as "leaders" worthy of our support. These frauds claim to represent certain views to get elected, and then afterwards willfully forget the responsibility of upholding those representations to those who bestowed upon them the power to represent the people.

If you want to be a congressman who is married with children and "get your freak on", don't present yourself as someone who cares about family values.

In fact, don't represent me.


J.C. Arenas is a frequent contributor to American Thinker and welcomes your comments at jcarenas.com