There’s a theory that once people make it into public office, they are often corrupted by the power and/or the atmosphere of power. The “DC Country Club” is often to blame for taking otherwise good people and turning them bad. That’s not how former Congressman Ron Paul sees it.
The Texan has railed against the system and the people in it for decades. Despite never winning the GOP nomination for president, he was able to build a powerful base that still follows his every word. Sometimes, those words are extremely profound, such as the end of his lead paragraph in his most recent column:
“It is only natural that an immoral system, like the welfare-warfare state, tends to attract individuals likely to practice personal immorality.”
Could it be that the power doesn’t necessarily corrupt them, but the promise of power is likely to draw in corrupt people? Agree or not, it’s definitely worth considering.
Source: Ron Paul Institute
Many Americans have been shocked by recent revelations of the extent of sexual harassment in Congress. However, no one should be too surprised that those who spend their lives defending and expanding the welfare-warfare state engage in immoral personal conduct. It is only natural that an immoral system, like the welfare-warfare state, tends to attract individuals likely to practice personal immorality.