By Rick Boxx
December 9, 2010
According to the Wall Street Journal, Representative Charles Rangel has been found guilty of 11 ethics violations and has admitted wrongdoing, yet his district reelected him with 80% of the vote.
Congress could have tried to expel him, but instead they used a toothless procedure called "censure" instead. So although Mr. Rangel has been humiliated, his political career continues.
The prophet Habakkuk viewed similar injustices. In Habakkuk 1:3-4 he wrote, "Why do you make me look at injustice? Why do you tolerate wrongdoing? Destruction and violence are before me; there is strife, and conflict abounds. Therefore the law is paralyzed, and justice never prevails. The wicked hem in the righteous, so that justice is perverted."
Until our political system effectively administers justice we are likely stuck with politicians who lack integrity.
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