The Alito judicial confirmation hearings this week have again given us a clear view of the utter degradation of the Washington DC culture and by implication of the rest of our society. Senators from both parties were on display to the nation. One would assume the candidate, who has a large body of legal decisions accumulated during his fifteen years on the federal bench, would be questioned about his decisions, opinions and legal expertise. Instead the hearing degenerated into one of personal attacks, innuendo and name-calling. The stars of this disheartening charade were the democrats, in particular, Senators Biden, Schumer and Kennedy. Sen. Biden revealed himself to be simply stupid, arrogant and pompous. Sen. Schumer came off as just what he is, a mean spirited, shameless, obnoxious little schmuck. Of the three, Kennedy deserves the award for “The most disgusting degenerate ever to hold an elective office”. During these hearings Kennedy again quoted one of his famous mantras of 1973, "Do we operate under a system of equal justice under law? Or is there one system for the average citizen and another for the high and mighty?" Now, this is a man who ducked a charge of DUI and vehicular manslaughter in 1969 by lying and capitalizing on his prominent family name. How he can utter the above phrase without the ghost of Mary Jo Kopechne striking him dead is beyond human understanding. The most staggering aspect of Sen. Kennedy’s career is the fact that he is an elected official who has been constantly re-elected! He not only has the approval of his constituency in Massachusetts but also his party, most liberals, and a large segment of society. If you consider the above and the fact that the Republicans are also largely a compassionless, corrupt bunch of self-serving thieves, then one can only conclude this nation is very close to moral bankruptcy. If discipline, compassion, honesty, accountability, courage and respect for the rule of law are no longer to be found in the average citizen, can the collapse of this society be far behind?
"The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men." - Plato -*written by My Beloved Curmudgeon