Tuesday, October 03, 2006

How long, oh, Lord?

Its been six years since the liberals began this temper tantrum. The media have corrupted themselves in their eagerness to torpedo George Bush, and are now so blatantly partisan there is scarcely any claim to being objective or fair any more. They all accept that their role is to paint the government as corrupt and evil all the time. And the government, no matter which party is in power, obliges them by serving up creeps like Randy Cunningham, William Jefferson, Mark Foley and The Big Enchilada, Bill Clinton.

The lobbyists inhabiting capital enrich themselves on political influence, giving gifts and corrupting well-meaning politicians after a few terms in office. Washington has become the Babylon of our age.

There are still good men and women there. We're not yet as Sodom, but anyone who professes religious values is now under assault in the name of the First Amendment. Good is called evil, and evil is, even when not called good, is at least given the benefit of the doubt. The problem is that when we excuse too much, the average sinks, and we tolerate much worse than we should.

As the Wall Street Journal puts it:
Yes, Mr. Hastert and his staff should have done more to quarantine Mr. Foley from male pages after the first email came to light. But if that's the standard, we should all admit we are returning to a rule of conduct that our cultural elite long ago abandoned as intolerant.
And it wouldn't be such a bad thing.


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