Modern American Leaders: The Virtueless Takeover

When you think about the Founding Fathers, you probably imagine passionate and courageous men of noble character. The writers of the Federalist Papers, James Madison, John Jay, and Alexander Hamilton, desired all public officials in America to fit this description.

Fast forward 237 years. The Founder’s would be absolutely disgusted with todays modern leaders. Why?

Here are a few examples:

  • John Edwards- While his faithful wife was battling cancer, this former Democratic Presidential hopeful was cheating on his wifefathering a child with his mistress, and committing campaign fraud.
  • Bill Clinton- No description needed.
  • Anthony Weiner– After resigning as a New York Senator due to his 2011 Twitter sexting scandal, Weiner was supposedly living a reformed life with wife and child. Yet, in the midst of his attempt to run for Mayor of New York, it was revealed a few months ago that Weiner’s questionable online relationships continued well after he resigned.
  • Bob Filner– Only 9 months after becoming Mayor of San Diego, California, Filner announced his resignation after monstrous uproar over 17 women accusing him of sexual harassment… which he still denied in his resignation speech.
  • Barack Obama– “Mr. President? Clinton called. He’s sending over the ‘King of Scandals’ pronto.”
This is merely a sampling of the leaders the American people have elected in recent years. Understandably, sometimes you don’t know someone’s true character before they take office. But in many of these cases, the people have elected known liars and frauds. The Founding Fathers, and especially the Federalists would be greatly disappointed in the American people.
James Madison once said that is is the aim of the Constitution “to obtain for rulers men who possess most wisdom to discern and most virtue to pursue the common good of the society; and in the next place, to take the most effectual precautions for keeping them virtuous whilst they continue to hold their public trust.”
Instead of being spoon fed by the establishment of whatever political party you belong to, do your own research and vote consciously. Don’t sit back and accept whatever nimrod they throw your way. Get involved, know what matters, and fight this gross injustice on the American people. We truly deserve better.
Follow Julia Porterfield on Twitter @JK_Porterfield.

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