In Congress We Trust…Not By Sibel Edmonds

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by Sibel Edmonds
Brad Blog
May 4, 2009

I have been known to quote long-dead men in my past writings. Whether eloquently expressed thoughts by our founding fathers, or those artfully expressed by ancient Greek thinkers, these quotes have always done a better job starting or ending my thoughts – that tend to be expressed in long winding sentences. For this piece I am going to break with tradition and start with an appropriate quote from a living current senator, John Kerry: “It’s a sad day when you have members of Congress who are literally criminals go undisciplined by their colleagues. No wonder people look at Washington and know this city is broken.”

The people do indeed look at Washington and know that this city is ‘badly’ broken, Senator Kerry. The public confidence in our Congress has been declining drastically. Recent poll results highlight how the American people’s trust in their Congress has hit rock bottom. A survey of progressive blogs easily confirms the rage rightfully directed at our Congress for abdicating its role of oversight and accountability. Activists scream about promised hearings that never took place – without explanation. They express outrage when investigations are dropped without any justification. And they genuinely wonder out loud why, especially after they helped secure a major victory for the Democrats. The same Democrats who had for years pointed fingers at their big bad Republican majority colleagues as the main impediment preventing them from fulfilling what was expected of them.

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via The BRAD BLOG : SIBEL EDMONDS: In Congress We Trust…Not.

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3 thoughts on “In Congress We Trust…Not By Sibel Edmonds

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  3. Edmonds brings out good points; however, I believe at the core of corruption in the US and even in the world is that corporations have been granted the rights of individuals. Corporations are not individuals. They are legal entities created for the pursuit of profit. The Bible, which I don’t normally like to quote, recognizes that the “love of money” is the root of all evil. An entity created for the pursuit of profit is one created by the “love of Money.”

    The entire value system needs to me changed.

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