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Letter: Legislators are dishonest, and lack integrity

Posted: August 21, 2011 1:55 a.m.
Updated: August 21, 2011 1:55 a.m.

Steve Lunetta’s “We need to stay out of the cookie jar,” Aug. 15, is one of the very best columns, if not the best, I have ever had the privilege of reading. Congratulations for such wisdom.

I believe that a key paragraph is: “As long as their cookie is whole, they don’t care what anyone else’s cookie looks like.” Mr. Lunetta’s article is politely and gentlemanly written.

I shall take the liberty of adding to, and most definitely not as politely, to his column. I sincerely hope that he does not take offense to my thoughts, which are not gentlemanly.

I have looked up some definitive words in various dictionaries and thesauruses to describe general characteristics of both federal and state legislatures, and the individuals who are members of these august bodies.

Avarice: Extreme greed for wealth, position or material gain.

Dishonest: Lie, cheat, deceive, lack integrity and to accept certain bribes for personal purposes.

Obfuscation: Weasel words, prevaricate, obscure or to confuse.

Thieves: Have been stealing from our wallets.

Corrupt: Having or showing lowered moral character, morally degenerate and perverted depravity.

Integrity: The complete lack thereof. Evil and immoral.

Bribery: Money or favor given, or promised, in order to influence the judgement or conduct of power.

“Legislators” and “integrity” are oxymoronic. May we be so fortunate as to finding people who represent all of us.


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