Politicians Continue to Worship at the Altar of Greed!
Letter to the Editor:
What would make our elected representatives ignore the electorate they're supposed to be representing? What would make them insert pork barrel spending into every bill, thus crippling the U.S. taxpayer over time? What has become of the things that we, as a people, once cherished -- things like liberty, honesty, the belief that all men are created equal, and that all men have certain inalienable rights endowed by their Creator? What has become of our government "of the people, by the people, and for the people?"
Here is my opinion: The United States has become known for its support of the belief that a separation of church and state should exist and be honored. Yet, it appears that religious services (of a sort) are regularly held within the halls of Congress. What were once hallowed halls where legislative genius was practiced has become what could be seen as a Cathedral of Avarice ... a cathedral where Power appears to have become the "Religion of State" with Corruption the hymn that is sung and Lies the prayers that are chanted. The lobbyists who represent special interest groups make up the congregation and gladly fill the collection baskets. Every collection goes to feed Greed -- the ultimate deity they worship.
It certainly appears that the election held on November 2, 2010 has changed nothing except some of the clerics officiating at the daily services.
Too many of our elected officials continue to worship at the altar of greed!
Robert M. Collinsworth
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