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Author:  Jayme Evans
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Date:  October 8, 2006
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Political "Science" 101

The fact that they even have to establish this sort of hotline in the US House of Representatives speaks volumes as to how far we've degenerated as a nation. It also gives us a glimpse of where we're headed, if we don't do something to stop the moral decay of our society.

Besides the physical world in which we live, the laws of nature and physics also apply to the realm of politics. To delve completely into this subject would take years, so in the interest of expediency, I present the following crash-course in Political “Science” 101.

According to Isaac Newton's Third Law Of Motion, for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. This theory is exhibited in the present day political climate by 2 examples.

First, as soon as the Foley scandal became public (action), Foley resigned, and Republicans distanced themselves from him as fast as they could (reaction).

Second, as soon as allegations surfaced that the House leadership may have known about Foley's fondness for young pages (action), Dennis Hastert (R-IL) went into overdrive attempting to blunt any investigative effort by calling for an investigation into his own handling of the scandal (reaction). At the same time, he proclaimed that Republicans are doing everything they can to fix the problem . Republicans even went so far as to establish a hotline for pages to report these types of incidents without fear of retalitation (knee-jerk reaction).

What's wrong with that, you ask? Everything.

The fact that they even have to establish this sort of hotline in the US House of Representatives speaks volumes as to how far we've degenerated as a nation. It also gives us a glimpse of where we're headed, if we don't do something to stop the moral decay of our society.

Republicans were outraged when they learned the sordid details of the Cad, the cigar, and the stained blue dress. Now, when an equally salacious scandal is laid at their own feet; the feet of the party of Family Values, their response is to call it a left-wing conspiracy, and engage in moral relativism, by claiming the Democrats are just as bad, or that they are somehow responsible for the allegations being made public.

This sort of hypocrisy is precisely why I bolted the Republican party 15 years ago, and why I'll remain an Independent. The sad truth is, both parties conspire to keep alternatives from emerging and have sunk our ship of state in a sea of moral bankruptcy. As long as we have to choose between bad and worse; between hear-no-evil and see-no-evil; between Democrat and Republican, I see no other alternative than to stay clear of party affiliations.

As for part II of this lesson in Political “Science”:

If you split a single hair enough times, eventually you'll no longer be able to see it with the naked eye. What do you do? You put it under your trusty microscope, so you can not only see it, but also observe the fine detail.

This is precisely what is occurring with Dennis Hastert's claims that he knew of inappropriate emails, but not of anything sexually suggestive. He split this hair in public; therefore, inquisitive people have all pulled out their microscopes to have a look. It's still unclear at this point what they're going to see, but as they sharpen the focus, the sordid details are beginning to emerge.

As for the laws of nature that govern politics, we examine Darwin's Theory of Evolution, specifically the process of Natural Selection.

This process dictates that organisms with favorable traits survive, adapt, and evolve -passing those favorable traits on to future generations- while those with unfavorable traits are cleansed from the gene pool. This process of weeding out the bad genes in the body politic began with the resignation of Mark Foley, and will continue to play out over the next 4 weeks, culminating in the election.

The country will move on, and the process will repeat indefinitely every few years, in a never-ending battle to rid the nation of this disease.

Is this really what you want from your political process? A choice between the lesser of 2 evils? A choice based on which candidate will do the least damage? As an American, don't you deserve better?

Class Dismissed.

Jayme Evans

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Biography - Jayme Evans

Jayme Evans is a veteran of the United States Navy, a military analyst, conservative opinion columnist, and an advocate for disabled and other veterans. He has served for many years as a Subject Matter Expert specializing in the testing of systems software for numerous major US organizations. He has extensively studied amateur astronomy and metallurgy, as well as military and US history. His brutally honest, in-your-face political commentary has been published in many west coast newspapers, and he is a regular contributing columnist to a multitude of internet sites, including WebCommentary.com, The Conservative Voice, and Conservative Crusader. Mr. Evans has also written guest editorials for Military Magazine, and he has been a frequent guest columnist on WorldNetDaily, writing about legislative and veteran's issues.


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