What are your thoughts and opinions on government ethics? - page 2

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  1. by   toomuchbaloney
    Republican political leadership has already shown the country that they don't want ethical oversight in Congress. They have embraced and elected the most openly unethical man that has held the presidency in modern history.
  2. by   Lil Nel
    Trump is apparently speaking in Youngstown, OH this evening. I was just listening to NPR's Hear and Now, and they interviewed a Trump supporter who plans to attend the pep rally.

    She talked about her reasons for supporting Dim Wit Donnie, and she actually said: He loves God. He loves our country.

    What about this 71-year-old man-child, thrice-married, serial cheater, sexual predator, married to a former illegal immigrant who posed for girl-on-girl pictures, says: I love God?????????? Just curious.

    I say we let these folks have the state of Texas. They can install Trump as President For Life. They can live their lives like the wild, wild, west and have shoot-outs in the streets, and whatever else they want.

    The rest of us will keep the remainder of the US. And we will build a wall!!!!!

    These people are less interesting than watching a colony of ants.
  3. by   toomuchbaloney
    I'm telling you again, Trump supporters are, largely, indoctrinated into a cult of thinking.
  4. by   Ted
    Quote from toomuchbaloney
    I'm telling you again, Trump supporters are, largely, indoctrinated into a cult of thinking.
    After a recent and interesting "discussion" with someone on another web-site, a person who obviously continues to support Trump, I would argue that "cult-like" is an accurate description for the mind-set of some supporters. At one point, I found myself worried for this individual, and to this person's friends and family.
    Last edit by Ted on Jul 25
  5. by   MunoRN
    I don't think there a no logical or rationally minded Trump supporters, but something that has stood out is that there is a specific cult-like characteristic that seems to apply to a surprisingly large portion of the 36% that will support him no matter what. This group seems to have abandoned the idea that it's possible for him to do something wrong, or to make a bad decision now and then, they seem to have no predetermined idea of what is right and wrong, and instead define what's right by whatever Trump does or says; if he does it or says it then it's the right thing to do or say.
  6. by   toomuchbaloney
    Quote from MunoRN
    I don't think there a no logical or rationally minded Trump supporters, but something that has stood out is that there is a specific cult-like characteristic that seems to apply to a surprisingly large portion of the 36% that will support him no matter what. This group seems to have abandoned the idea that it's possible for him to do something wrong, or to make a bad decision now and then, they seem to have no predetermined idea of what is right and wrong, and instead define what's right by whatever Trump does or says; if he does it or says it then it's the right thing to do or say.
    I agree.
    This is a dangerous time when such a surprising number of citizens would gladly look the other way while their beloved leader broke laws, undermined the Constitution, and set us on a path of fascism.
  7. by   ElvishDNP
    What do I think about government ethics? As Gandhi was supposed to have once remarked about Western civilization: "I think it would be a good idea."
  8. by   azhiker96
    I agree Elvish. My first thought was government ethics must be hanging out with the Easter Bunny riding unicorns.

    Too many of our Representatives, Senators, and Presidents have become multimillionaires while in office to speak of ethics as if it's a common virtue.

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