Party Over Principles is Shameful

by Ilinap on November 27, 2017

To everyone who places party over principles and politics over people, I ask you this… What do you say to the children who have been abused and molested? What do you say to the survivors of abuse? Can you look them in the eye and tell them that you care more about seats in the Senate than you do about how they have been harmed and shamed and violated? Are we seriously living in a world where we hear from the president that a Democrat in the Senate is worse than an alleged child predator? 

I have spent countless hours volunteering for and serving organizations that fight to protect children from abuse. I faced threats and professional blackballing when I responded to an article about a former peer who was arrested for consuming child pornography but found god and was given the New York Times treatment.  I know victims of sexual assault and abuse (chances are, you do too). I have children of my own, but I don’t need to be a mother to be an advocate for the health, safety, and well-being of children. I just need to be human. It used to be that exhibiting a sense of humanity was our common denominator. Now it seems the demons have overtaken the humans, and our collective conscience is soiled, battered, and broken. 

We have been failing our national test of conscience for months now, America. Our moral compass will be beyond repair if we allow Roy Moore to take a seat in the United States Senate. The mere fact that we are even debating this issue is both mind numbing and heartbreaking. It’s apropos, as we have indeed lost our minds and our hearts. This is not what compassion looks like and by all means, this is not what making America great looks like.

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Lisa November 27, 2017 at 9:23 PM

I absolutely agree with this. There is no debate. The man should NOT be in office. Period. End of story.

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Melody November 27, 2017 at 11:06 PM

Parties will come and go. What will remain is what the history books will record. How disgraceful and disgusting if one day future students will learn that our generation couldn’t get their act together to agree pedophiles are revolting, and but instead chose one as an elected official.

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Elizabeth Atalay November 28, 2017 at 1:00 PM

I totally agree and am horrified by the lack of conscience that has been displayed on this and many other issues! There is no moral compass here, basic decency should be upheld in our country if it wants to call itself “great” and right now it’s not looking so good!

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