The fact that Anthony Weiner is even considered as a viable candidate for New York City mayor is a clear indictment of the moral decay of the general population of the city. Under our system government at every elected level is a government “of the people,” therefore those in office are a reflection of the population. By this standard it’s clear we are living in a perverted generation. Weiner is an example of the general condition of the populace. Those who would vote for him have no concern for virtue or morality. I would venture to say that the word, “virtue” is probably not even part of their vocabulary. What President Garfield told us about Congress is true about government leaders at every level:
“The people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless, and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness and corruption. If it be intelligent, brave, and pure, it is because the people demand these high qualities.”
Let’s pray that New York City residents still have enough virtue in their mindset to reject an immoral pervert, because whoever the Mayor is, he will reflect the character of New Yorkers.