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It's Character, Stupid
American Thinker ^ | 21 November 2009 | Scott Boerman

Posted on 11/21/2009 12:03:20 PM PST by old school

"Leaders of high moral character are indispensable in the preservation of liberty. But in a democracy, is not the character of its leaders essentially a reflection of the character of its people? Leaders are elected by the people, albeit through an imperfect system that often obfuscates candidates' character, ability, and intent. Nevertheless, if the people elect leaders who lack the character to apply self-restraint, then the people are ultimately responsible for the results. To borrow a phrase from the technical world: "garbage in, garbage out." When candidates lacking character are elected, the results are predictable. The marble halls of Washington, D.C. are occupied with many motivated not by a desire to serve others, but by ego, greed, self-aggrandizement, and self-preservation. What a sad reflection on the character of our country!"

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