Your Commander is reading the latest fictional novel by one of my favorite authors, Brad Thor, titled FULL BLACK. Since I have not finished it this will not be a book review, but I do plan to write one upon completion of Thor’s latest action/adventure thriller.
In the early pages of the story one of the characters makes the following comment:
“I heard a comedian make a pretty good point recently. He said that all members of Congress should be required to wear NASCAR uniforms. You know, the kind with the patches? That way we’d know who was sponsoring each of them. I think he was kidding and we’d never be able to get them to do it, but it’s a great idea and would wake people up in this country instantly.”
All kidding aside, I think that would be a wonderful idea because it would expose the individuals, corporations, and lobbyists who have bought influence and own the obligations of our complicit politicians in Washington. For a long time I have preached that we have to get all the money out of our political system, because it is little more than out-right bribery. “Pay for Play” is killing our democracy and money is at the root of the problem.
Remember, the Founding Fathers were not compromised by anyone trying to buy influence. Washington and our government’s current problem is that they are covered in dirty money and no longer represent us, but whoever or whatever bought their souls.