I fear that America has descended to the depths of depravity, that we now “call good evil and evil good” as Isaiah said. Senator Harry Reid has elevated the definition of corruption to an all-time high. In 2012 he accused Mitt Romney three times of not paying taxes for 10 years. He cannot be sued for this slanderous statement as the law prevents this in Article 1, Section 6 of the Constitution. He even bragged about this lie to CNN, when told it sounded like “McCarthyism” answered “They can call it whatever they want. Romney didn’t win, did he?” To deliberately lie to the American people then brag about it proves that our leaders have no shame. I do not fault Senator Reid alone for this.

The shame lies at the feet of the men whose pride and immorality have turned our government into a hideous gang of thugs shouting that the means, regardless of how heinous, are justified by results. Their hypocrisy knows no bounds, to paraphrase a movie line. Might one ask the question, “Have you no shame?” The obvious answer? “No. None!”

Perhaps I am hyperbolic when I say that in Washington, there is no truth either from the Congress, Senate or executive branch or any of their hundreds of minions but names like Obama, Lerner and Clinton continue to pollute the news. I believe that there is transparency, for I can see clearly that we have a TLC government: Thieves, Liars and Crooks!

I have no answer for this dilemma other than the prayer of Nehemiah (8:4-11) as he prayed for his people. May I share a portion? “I confess the sins we have committed against You.” Perhaps we might be attentive to May 7, the National Day of Prayer. The theme this year: “Lord, hear our cry!” from 1 Kings 8:28. This seems to be our only hope. Tis a sad day when our lawmakers are law breakers and immune from the consequences.

Terry A. Kornegay

Peterstown

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