The political party’s are similar in some areas. In fact they are the same in many areas. One common trait is that many in both parties ignore their party platforms. Corruption is rampant is both. Elitism does not know a party name. Arrogance flows downhill from all high spots.
This is true even though their platforms are not the same. They have different philosophies. One believes in government answers, the other believes people should make their own mistakes.
What causes the similarities? They both have people and human nature is the same. Followers of Christ are familiar with the concepts of original sin and depravity. Nonbelievers might talk about broken people caused by social inequality. Either way these faulty personalities strike across party lines. Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, Green, all parties frequently violate moral standards because they have people with the same flaws, not because they are not different.
To put it simply,
(Romans 3:23 KJV) For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;Corruption, graft, cronyism, arrogance and coercion can be reduced by citizens paying attention and getting involved but they will never go away totally in this life. The government has “shut down,” except for all the pet projects of the powerful. Health care is in turmoil, but I bet a Senator can still get an immediate appointment.
Meanwhile the sun is coming up, the corn is being harvested and the drive to work should be easier if you still have a job.
homo unius libri
The party rank and file are different, but too many at the top of BOTH parties are "owned" by the same uber-rich businessmen. Sadly, the rank and file keep electing the same crooks, while hoping they'll learn to behave. Didn't Einstien call that insanity?ReplyDelete
That was possibly Einstein's greatest insight. Although I am not sure where I stand on imposed term limits I wish the voters would impose them by voting the sucker's out. I try but it has been a long time since I was able to vote for anyone who has won.Delete
Grace and peace.