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Dormant Memory Gene Possible in Politicians, Judges and Bureaucrats?
Citizen Review Online ^ | 8/11/02 | John D'Aloia, Jr.

Posted on 08/12/2002 2:10:35 PM PDT by janetgreen

Dormant memory gene possible in politicians, judges and bureaucrats? Lack of memory of oath of office, constitution, turns some into "guardians" rather than "servants"

TRACKSIDE (c) by John D'Aloia Jr.

August 11, 2002

With the primary behind us, and general election campaigns gearing up for action, it is time to issue another warning about the "political gene," first discussed in TRACKSIDE five years ago.

Scientists delving into the secrets of human genes often find a specific gene associated with a unique trait or malady. The actions of politicians lead me to believe that there exists in a large percentage of the population a dormant gene, activated upon taking the oath of office to an elected position.

All variants of the gene are associated with memory. One blanks out all memory of campaign promises. Another, especially prevalent in federal officials, results in a complete loss of memory of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and their oath of office. Still another results in a loss of memory of who is serving whom.

The person afflicted becomes intoxicated with power, ready to impose his personal agenda on those he represents (rules?). The gene turns them into Guardians. For many now in office, all three variants combine.

Similar genes reside in judges and bureaucrats. When afflicted judges are sworn in, they forget they were placed on the bench to weigh existing law, not legislate or impose their social beliefs or morality on the entire country. Bureaucrats often have a form of the gene that makes them forget they are servants of the people, not overseers with the power to make life miserable for citizens. When the gene activates, they become Clerks.

To protect itself, the electorate’s task is to discern which candidate carries the political gene. You have kicked yourself enough for voting for "Mr. X" or "Mrs. Y" on the assumption that they meant what they said. You do not have to leave the state to find examples of this type of political perfidy.

More important than knowing a candidate’s position on a given issue is your knowledge about the candidate’s virtue quotient and his guiding principles. A person exhibiting the traits of integrity, honesty, prudence, temperance, humility, and chastity, and who has a firm grasp on governing principles is going to react to an issue or situation much differently than the finger-in-the-wind power seeker.

Discovering a candidate’s integrity, his honesty, the state of his moral health, and his real principles can be difficult. How your questions are answered - or not answered - may provide a clue. Do they waffle, do they phrase their response to what they think you want to hear, or do they give you a specific response, not verbal fluff? Do they look you in the eye and tell you exactly what principles they have, even knowing that you might not agree with them? If they have already held public office, does their current campaign rhetoric match their past votes and deeds?

Their private life actions are just as important in many respects as their public life actions. A person who lives a life of lies, deceit, and dishonesty is not going to change behavior patterns in carrying out official duties. We do have recent experience of this human failing.

Is the candidate telling you that he will protect you from all evil while providing you with everything you desire? If so, you are talking to a Guardian, one who puts his power and ego above your welfare. He carries another gene that results in what economist F. A. Hayek termed "the fatal conceit," the pretension that the person knows how to order and control society and mankind.

Are you talking to someone who seems to be telling you that government can pass any law on any subject "for the common good?" Turn away, keeping a firm grip on your wallet, for such a politician has no comprehension of the purpose of government in our constitutional republic and no respect for (no knowledge of?) the Constitution or freedom.

With a 47% primary turnout, my hometown did better than the dismal under 20% statewide turnout, but as a friend ruminated, perhaps it is best to have a low turnout if it means that those citizens who have no understanding of our country’s founding principles or the issues stay home. By staying home, their vote cannot be bought by political hucksters with promises of bread, circuses, and Utopia. A pragmatic approach given the demonstrated state of political acumen present in the electorate, but at odds with the God-given duty of every citizen to be informed and participate in civic affairs in keeping with his state in life.

Kansans who are not registered to vote have until October 21st to do so. Every one of us have until November 6th to learn more about the candidates asking for our votes. It is going to be fun trying to sort the wheat from the chaff between now and then.

TOPICS: Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: guardians; lackofmemorygenes; politicians; servants
Freeper calawah requested that I post this little gem.
1 posted on 08/12/2002 2:10:35 PM PDT by janetgreen
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PING. Mission accomplished!
2 posted on 08/12/2002 2:20:53 PM PDT by janetgreen
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To: janetgreen
Thank you, did you like it?
3 posted on 08/12/2002 2:56:57 PM PDT by calawah98
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4 posted on 08/12/2002 4:56:45 PM PDT by calawah98
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Yes, the article pretty much sums up the way I feel about most politicians. I wish more people would read articles like this! Did you send it to your congress critters?
5 posted on 08/12/2002 6:34:36 PM PDT by janetgreen
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Not yet, been working all day caulking windows. Will do first thing in the morning, if my hands and arms obey my commands. lol
6 posted on 08/12/2002 8:09:48 PM PDT by calawah98
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A good letter would start with the paragraph Scientist to send along with your stickers. Those several paragraphs says it all and how the mind changes from them being our servants, into us becoming managed by them.
7 posted on 08/13/2002 10:43:18 AM PDT by calawah98
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I read that scientists have developed a retrovirus to cure said ailment. It was called the .45rattlinginthebrainpan virus and is still awaiting the FDA's approval.


8 posted on 08/13/2002 10:52:51 AM PDT by EBUCK
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Good one, read about the fires this morning, man I feel for every one. Glad the bumper stickers are in, good idea to send to all the congress critters.
9 posted on 08/13/2002 12:47:48 PM PDT by calawah98
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I just got back from the post office. They're on their way, by way of the USPS monopoly! I'm still working out who should be graced with a freebee bumper sticker, so far I've got Kitz for sure and Kerr second. The others are up in the air.


10 posted on 08/13/2002 12:52:00 PM PDT by EBUCK
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When your state is stacked with Dems, who are wanting to create a new wilderness down by Everett, called Big Sky something or other, you are in a minority. Seattle kills us when it comes to elections, that is the area that got Maria Cantwell, whose stock in Real Networks, have totally gone to nothing. So at time of election she was a millionaire, but now who knows.
Going to send one to a FS gal in Forks that has been fighting all the fires this summer. I know she will have the guts to put it on her rig.
11 posted on 08/13/2002 1:07:01 PM PDT by calawah98
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I feel your pain. It sure is funny how all them urbanites seem to know better than us ruralites when it comes to the environment. Ba$stards!


12 posted on 08/13/2002 1:11:50 PM PDT by EBUCK
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