Letters to the Editor – September 11, 2012

Cynics and skeptics this campaign season

Dear Editor,

In the midst of this political season, I am disappointingly struck by the tremendous amount of money being spent on two presidential campaigns and other federal, state and local campaigns. I believe this not only saddens me, but tens of millions of Americans. Viewing this tremendous amount of money being spent by so few people seeking political offices, I feel driven to write this letter.

Considering how most of the salaries for these political offices pale in comparison to the money spent to gain these offices, I truly believe that most Americans have taken off their blinders to realize just how much under-handedness and corruption exists in all levels of our government. Americans are no longer idealistic or faithful about our government officials being pure and willing to go all out to help each and every citizen regardless of our financial status. There can be no doubt that money buys access to government policies, and therefore, campaign contributions are, in actuality, investments in rich and powerful peoples’ futures!

Is there any wonder why so many voters don’t bother to vote? Are my views cynical or truth? Can American government, at all levels, be guilty of some of the biggest white collar crimes on Earth? Just some questions to ponder during this political season.

Timothy Monroe Bledsoe

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1 Response

  1. Stephen Fretwell says:

    Go to your local philosopher, and ask about the status of the Diogenean idea that almost all men (and women) are liars. Most of these, of course, are unintentional liars, what spy-lore calls drones, intellectually lazy persons who get hood-winked into a lie some intentional liar wants spread around. The drone liar actually believes the lie they tell, and so is rather convincing. Read Robert Trivers, http://www.amazon.com/The-Folly-Fools-Deceit-Self-Deception/dp/0465027555, to get up to date on this topic.

    Once you get it, that almost everyone around you, and probably you yourself, inadvertently, is/are lying, you are ready to set things right.

    You need to know the truth about two matters. First, what about the truth content of theology, especially biblical theology? Second, if biblical theology is true, what does God think about government? Answer these two questions, and you will be able to “vote,” intelligently.

    Or choose to be intellectually lazy. What would free will be good for, if you couldn’t talk yourself into making that choice? And being responsible, therefore, for the consequences.

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