They're Not Saints
Not a Political Issue
Weiner gate: I don’t get the problem and all the hype.
Whatever he did, was it illegal?
If so he should be prosecuted and if incarcerated [no, I did not mean castrated] he should not be allowed to represent his people from inside walls.
If it wasn’t illegal, then what is all the fuss about?
Politicians are elected to be that, politicians. They are not required to have performed three miracles and be elected as Saints.
All politicians and others that make money from being in public view should have high moral standards. They should be an example for young people to follow.
Should, that is the point; it is a moral not a legal issue.
If one of these public figures breaks the law, then the legal system should act swift and hard. Not to say they shouldn’t in all circumstances but should reflect that the laws are there to help maintain the morals of a country.
If a public figure acts immorally but not illegally, that is a different matter. That is then up to the general public to decide if this is a person to be followed. They vote accordingly.
The point I am trying to make is that, this has been in the media for days now and will probably be there for several weeks yet. Why?
Those that support him will say he should be given a chance to defend his actions. Those that oppose him say they should be given a chance to rebuke his defense.
As I said, if it is only a moral issue it is not a legal issue, meaning nothing has to be proved or not.
Not a Media Issue
If when you first hear or see something, you either feel it to be immoral or not, no words can change that feeling, you personally find it immoral. If you didn’t find it immoral, then you didn’t.
For those of you who oppose him, remember what they say, “To a politician any publicity is good publicity”. So, be quite or you’re probably helping him.
For those of you who support him. Would you do it? If not, why? Is it immoral? If you do it though, be careful it must at the very least, be bordering on the illegal.
This whole matter is nothing to do with politics, it is personal moral fiber.
To those of you that say. “It is whether he lied or not” Yes, but that too is a moral issue and no amount of talking can change a lie to the truth, nor can it change the truth to a lie.
People are dying daily in wars or from starvation. Millions are living in poverty. Breakthroughs are being made in the fields of space and archeology. Yet political indiscretions bombard our senses. The moral of our media should be judged by their headlines, remembering they too are in public view and should be setting examples for the young to follow.