“The Greatest LIE in American Politics is this: THAT WHAT ONE IS OR DOES IN PRIVATE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH HOW THEY ACT OR RULE IN PUBLIC.
We are told an Officials Political and Private lives are separate. That past failures are not to be considered as evidence of future possibilities. NOTHING COULD BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH, FOR ONE’S CHARACTER FROM WITHIN WILL BE REVEALED IN DUE TIME, WHILE IN PUBLIC OFFICE. WHILE THE PENDULUM SWINGS, PEOPLES LIVES, LIBERTY, AND PROPERTY HANG IN THE BALANCE.
IF YOU HAVE BEEN A POLITICIAN OR OFFICIAL, WHOSE RHETORIC IS INCONSISTENT, SWAYING WITH THE BREEZES, (or the winds of Donors) ALLIANCES OF THE MOMENT OVER-RIDING LONG TERM PRINCIPLES, WE ARE NOT GOING TO BE FOOLED WITH YOUR CHANGING RHETORIC USED TO HIDE YOUR RECORD.
WE WILL KEEP THE STATESMAN, ELEVATE THOSE WE TRUST, THOSE WHO HAVE STOOD BY US, AND PROMOTE THE REST BACK TO THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF OUR REPUBLIC, THAT OF SIMPLE CITIZEN. PAST SERVICE WILL BE REWARDED WHEN DESERVED, AND DISMISSED WHEN APPROPRIATE.”
(Paraphrased) Plymouth Rock Foundation Executive Director, Paul Jehle
Webster’s Dictionary defines a Statesman as:
1: one versed in the principles or art of government; especially : one actively engaged in conducting the business of a government or in shaping its policies
2: one who exercises political leadership wisely and without narrow partisanship
Politician is defined as:
1: a person experienced in the art or science of government; especially : one actively engaged in conducting the business of a government
2 a: a person engaged in party politics as a profession b: a person primarily interested in political office for selfish or other narrow usually short-sighted reasons