It’s not the morality issue I have with Representative Christopher Lee, in fact let me say it – “Congressman, go ahead, once out of office, lie, tell women your 39 (LOL), get a divorce, find someone to rock your world, post a full body shot! I don’t care, it is not my place to judge you.”
Congressman and those reading this who’s jaws just hit the table – did you catch it? “Once out of office!” Why? Those who run for office accept, or should accept, that they are held to a higher standard. Once elected into Congress focus must be and maintained on matters of the greatest importance to our Nation. An individual riddled with ethics and a wife holding a gun to their privates does not have the ability to provide the focus needed to hold these positions.
In a time when our Nation is engaged in multiple wars, high unemployment, and attempts of fundamental changes, each elected official must hold themselves to a higher standard and stay focused on upholding the oath that each have taken.
“I, (name of Member), do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign or domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.”
Hiding lies is a distraction, one that distracts from ones ability to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against the constant attacks from enemies, foreign and domestic. Time spent covering up unethical tracks and private lives is time when one is unable to respond to the needs of those they have been elected to represent.
Oh and you Democrats out there celebrating, not so quick. I’ve never been so proud to be a Republican. When Speaker Boehner said he has zero tolerance for bad conduct, he meant it and is doing what he said. Democrats will always have to live with former Speaker Pelosi tolerating and “toning down” the ramped ethical issues that continue to plague the Democrat party. Need I remind you of Maxine Waters, Charlie Rangel, Stanford Bishop, and even former President Bill Clinton? All Democrats that have had unethical or immoral behavior swept under a Congressional rug by the Pelosi broom and all individuals who still serve (except for President Clinton) thinking they are above the American people.
Hats off to Speaker Boehner for being a real leader.