Apparently our two party system puts a tremendous strain on individual integrity. Only the strong survive. We observe a congress where the members vote along party lines regardless of their true convictions or the wishes of their constituency. The pressure must be intense. I say this because most Republicans and Democrats are swept along with the tide of their leadership’s agenda instead of standing on principle, truth or, sadly, logic and common sense. This means if the leadership is idiotic, those who cannot resist the pressure of their peers will decide to be idiotic also! They will “go along to get along.”
Is anyone left who will stand for what they believe regardless? Is there anyone left who will truly represent those who elected him or her? If they are “out there,” let’s find them and elevate them to leadership in our poor, confused, declining nation. Looking critically at our sacred three-branched government, I don’t think we’ve found them yet.