Politics is a Corrupt Business, Party is Irrelevant

Politics is a corrupt business run by corrupt people. Both major parties are guilty of this. While the Democrats lambasted the Republicans because one of their own said women rarely get pregnant from “legitimate” rape, a member of the Democratic Party was fooling around with a 17 year-old male:

Hours after releasing a statement saying he will seek re-election, a Minnesota state lawmaker who police say had a rest-stop liaison with a 17-year-old boy told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS he has reconsidered his position and will not be running again. He also says he will not be at the upcoming special session to discuss flood relief for the area he represents. He says he does not want to be a distraction.


Gauthier hasn’t been charged in the July incident, and authorities said he wouldn’t be because the boy was older than 16, the legal age of consent, and no money was exchanged. Police say the teenager responded to the lawmaker’s Craigslist ad for “no strings attached” sex.

I really could care less what some politician is doing behind closed doors. The only reason I bring this up because both parties have a holier than thou attitude. Members of the Democratic Party like to claim themselves morally superior to members of the Republican Party while members of the Republican Party like to claim themselves morally superior to members of the Democratic Party. Guess what? Neither party is full of moral and righteous people. Politics attracts the worst of the worst and when you work within the political system you’re likely to be working for some downright terrible individuals. When you think about it there has to be something wrong with anybody who wants a political office. Being in a political office gives you power over fellow individuals, it gives you access to the state’s gun. Individuals who want to wield violence against their fellow man are, at least somewhat, sociopathic.