Tuesday, December 23, 2008

On Party Loyalty

It is always the politicians of our own party that become the biggest disappointment -- whichever party that is, particularly in a one party {state|county|city} where there is no competition to keep them honest. In Chicago it is the Democrats who abuse the system, because they can. In the suburbs it is the Republicans. A particularly vicious case are the ones who change party to match whichever party has been winning the most elections recently -- they can generally be counted on to be corrupt, for they stand for nothing really but themselves.
We need to keep them unsure of their tenure, so they stay on their best behavior. And when we treat parties with unquestioning loyalty we get what we deserve.

1 comment:

clzuhde said...

Term Limits? Might keep their corruptness to a minimum and some might not be there long enough to get corrupt....if they are slower on the 'uptake'.