Monday, August 2, 2010

Political Prostitution

Recent events remind me of the following story:

A man sees a beautiful, attractive woman. He asks, "Would you go to bed with me for $10,000,000?"

"For 10 million dollars, why not?" she said.

"Well" said the man, "Would you go to bed with me for a dollar?"

"Of course not", said the woman. "What do you think I am, anyway?"

"We already know what you are", said the man. "Now we're just haggling over the price."

The point is that money - especially big money - tends to tempt people into doing things they know are wrong. And in every case, it is what it is - prostitution.

Now we have a city council in CA and another in Colorado that want to commercially grow, package and distrubute marijuana. They say they are doing it only because of the money. Does anyone believe they are doing it for any other, more altruistic reason? They certainly would not do it if there was no money in it. It's prostitution, pure and simple.

In towns and cities around the nation, local governments are trying to bring in casino gambling. Not because it is a good, moral pasttime. And not because it will improve the quality of life. But just for one reason - the money. Again, governments - and the people who allow such things to occur - are prostituting themselves.

Frankly, I am concerned that America is succumbing to those who, for the sake of the Benjamins, would turn us into the modern day version of Sodom and Gomorrah. And I wonder what price we will eventually pay - not only as a nation, but as individuals, when we come face-to-face with You-Know-Who on judgement day.


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