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Barack Obama: the second coming?

Who is Barack Obama really? What exactly is he going to change? What is one accomplishment that he has achieved in his political career? Where is he really going to take the country?

If you don't know the answers to these questions, don't feel bad...neither does anyone else.

But man...he sure makes ambiguity look good.

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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Prostitution and Politics: The Oldest Professions

Eliot Spitzer's resignation comes as no surprise in the midst of the turmoil that has surrounded him in the last few days. I believe that it was the right thing to do, yet there are those who of course would disagree.

Let's be honest here; the illegality of Spitzer's actions aside, the "business" of prostitution is a morally wrong practice which negates the sanctity and honest expression of sex. It reduces the women who sell themselves to mere objects, strips them of their humanity, and dwindles their worth down to little more than a common commodity. The men who purchase these women are morally bankrupt gutter trash who deserves no place in the leadership of this country.

People will say, "Oh, what he does in his private life is his business. It has nothing to do with his ability as Governor." I'm sorry (that's a lie), but sentiments such as that are absolutely absurd. Government officials, whether they be Governors, Senators, Mayors, or the President (this one goes out to you Billy), are expected to uphold high moral standards and make sound moral judgments. How are we supposed to look up to someone who is "back rooming" with interns, friend's wives, and...oh yeah...hookers? If they cannot make simple moral judgments that affect their lives and families, why should they be trusted with the difficult decisions that affect an entire city or, even worse, the country?

The last thing that I want to discuss is Senator Spitzer's wife and children. What is he putting them through? His wife (for some unknown reason) actually stood next to him at the podium as he publicly admitted his actions. How does that work at home? " you know what I love? I love the way you look at me when I come home from work. I love the way that your hair glistens in morning after a long shower. I love to stare at our children and know that we created them...what a miracle they are. I love our family. I also love reckless and dangerous sex with prostitutes."

For those of you who have no idea what is going on, please check out the link below for the complete story: