The epitaph engraved on the tomb of Kentucky statesmen Henry Clay reads:
“I can with unshaken confidence appeal to the divine arbiter for the truth that the declaration that I have been influenced by no impure purpose, no personal motive, have sought no personal aggrandizement but that in all my public acts, I have had a sole and single eye and a warm devoted heart directed and dedicated to what in my best judgment, I believe to be the true interest of my Country. Henry Clay 1777-1852”
I wish that present-day political candidates adhered to and lived by these same principles, but unfortunately, most are consumed by power and greed or are controlled by big money.
The Republican Party candidates continue to be an embarrassment. How can the self-proclaimed morality party back Donald Trump? Really? Let’s not forget Sen. Mitch McConnell’s latest promise of obstructing President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee.
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The more I look at it, the more Sen. Bernie Sanders makes sense.
Realizing the obstruction he would face from the system that’s in place really reinforces my belief that we need to make some major changes, beginning with the super PACs.