Modern American Leaders: The Virtueless Takeover

Julia makes a very salient point over at Red Millennial:

Understandably, sometimes you don’t know someone’s true character before they take office. But in many of these cases, the people have elected known liars and frauds. The Founding Fathers, and especially the Federalists would be greatly disappointed in the American people.
James Madison once said that is is the aim of the Constitution “to obtain for rulers men who possess most wisdom to discern and most virtue to pursue the common good of the society; and in the next place, to take the most effectual precautions for keeping them virtuous whilst they continue to hold their public trust.”
I have no clue why we even entertain some of these folks as “leaders” – I’m a big believe in second chances – I certainly have had my share – but “most virtue to pursue the common good” – there’s not a lot of room for progressive “re-interpretation” of that particular narrative.  As usual, the founding fathers were right on point.

Read Whole Article:  http://redmillennial.com/2013/08/26/modern-american-leaders-the-virtueless-takeover/

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