Ever since Watergate, the press has been trying to produce an encore, but have just managed to practice the politics of personal destruction to the point that good people are leery of running for anything.
The press not only did not save the Republic, they have sent it down the road to destruction, and Watergate was the pivot point.
posted on 04/10/2012 5:40:38 AM PDT
(Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
“Ever since Watergate, the press has been trying to produce an encore, but have just managed to practice the politics of personal destruction to the point that good people are leery of running for anything.”
Maybe that is true when a Republican is in the White House - but when a Democrap infests the place????
Clintoon did things that made Nixon look like a Sunday school teacher, and the media absolutely REFUSED to report on any of them. And when they did report on them, they twisted every story to look like “the bent one” was being persecuted. Kind of like the same thing they are doing today with zero.
Sir, there are two passions which have a powerful influence on the affairs of men. These are ambition and avarice; the love of power, and the love of money. Separately each of these has great force in prompting men to action; but when united in view of the same object, they have in many minds the most violent effects. Place before the eyes of such men, a post of honour that shall be at the same time a place of profit, and they will move heaven and earth to obtain it. The vast number of such places it is that renders the British Government so tempestuous. The struggles for them are the true sources of all those factions which are perpetually dividing the Nation, distracting its Councils, hurrying sometimes into fruitless & mischievous wars, and often compelling a submission to dishonorable terms of peace. And of what kind are the men that will strive for this profitable pre- eminence, through all the bustle of cabal, the heat of contention, the infinite mutual abuse of parties, tearing to pieces the best of characters? It will not be the wise and moderate; the lovers of peace and good order, the men fittest for the trust. It will be the bold and the violent, the men of strong passions and indefatigable activity in their selfish pursuits. These will thrust themselves into your Government and be your rulers. -And these too will be mistaken in the expected happiness of their situation: For their vanquished competitors of the same spirit, and from the same motives will perpetually be endeavouring to distress their administration, thwart their measures, and render them odious to the people. Benjamen Franklin June 2nd 1787
posted on 04/10/2012 6:00:25 AM PDT
("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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