Today, the Daily Beast and other news sites are telling of a classified report that was leaked onto a public server. The report, "Committee on Standards Weekly Summary Report" details that over 30 House members are being investigated for serious crimes, including illegal defense lobbying and corporate influence peddling.
On the list are Charley Rangel, Maxine Waters, and many others in both parties.
Many on the list are the same ones designing the stimulus package, health care package, and other bills going through right now.
The House of Representatives are to represent their constituents, the people who actually vote for them. It seems that many Congressmen and women are confused and are now representing the lobbies and organizations who open up their purse strings. Isn't it time we demanded honesty in our officials? Shouldn't we demand good character from the people representing us?
Whether we vote Democrat, Republican, or Independent, shouldn't we expect high standards from the people who lead our nation? It doesn't matter how good a person looks on television, or if we agree with their political platform, a crook is a crook, and we need to replace that person. Character matters if we want to have real reform and change in our country.