Day: July 28, 2013

Sunday Contemplation (28 Jul 13)

Sunday Contemplation

Sunday Contemplation

 

 

In light of Anthony Weiner’s latest ‘newsworthy’ achievements, I wanted to articulate why he is an unacceptable candidate for public office.

NY Mayoral Candidate Anthony Weiner

NY Mayoral Candidate Anthony Weiner

In case you haven’t been watching the news or should I say the latest in political soap opera, Mr. Weiner had sent explicit pictures of himself to 6 women back in 2011, and after initially denying sending any pictures, he finally came clean, and when said pictures came out on twitter, he resigned his congressional seat.

Earlier this month, Mr. Weiner again got caught sexting young ladies, so he gave a press conference with his wife, and again apologized for his crude behavior.  While his wife, gave Mr. Weiner her full support (as all political wives do), how sincere is Mr. Weiner considering he continued trolling the internet for young ladies to hit on, in the immediate aftermath of his resignation.

Now you have to ask yourself, How much can the public trust a person, who has cheated on their spouse.  On the assumption that if he can cheat on the person he allegedly loves (and the person who he should be most faithful too), how hard would it be for him to cheat someone he has never met, and has no emotional attachments to?  Add to this that he obviously had ZERO intention of changing, and was/is more than willing to lie about his abhorrent behavior.

Cheating and lying are both pretty good indicators that this individual can not be trusted, and seeing as he started up his ‘pattern of misbehavior’ within hours of getting caught the first time, you really have to wonder if this apology is any more sincere than the last one.  Which, logically speaking, is high unlikely.

 

If you noticed I used the term ‘pattern of misbehavior’ this is a term we used in the military when a soldier had committed several low-level offenses, none of them serious enough in themselves to warrant further action, but together it speaks to the character of the person, and obviously not a character that should have access to classified material.

Bear in mind, that losing your security clearance is a career killer for NCOs and officers in the military, so why on earth do we hold our soldiers to a higher standard than the people who send them into harm’s way?

 

Without this becoming to much of a political rant, how many politicians do you know could be found having a ‘pattern of misbehavior’?

 

As I have told my children and my soldiers, It does not matter if everyone else is doing something immoral, that does not make it right, nor does it make it acceptable.

If we want a better society, we have to live up to the universally accepted moral standards, which includes but is not limited to…No lying.

These standards should be the same for the people we chose to represent us…like former Representative Anthony “Carlos Danger” Weiner, amongst others.