From Congressional representatives who sell out their constituents for corporate campaign contributions, to contractors who quote a price knowing they will charge you more, to marketers who collect a paycheck for developing deception, to scammers who suck the savings out of senior citizens, to the average Joe who cheats on his taxes, to Craigslist buyers who promise to be there at noon tomorrow and never show, to someone who robs your house. These are all acts of screwing someone else for personal benefit – firmly entrenched in our American culture.
If I had to name one thing that is sucking the life out of this country it would have to be the astonishing lack of principle and personal integrity. How have we drifted so far from our roots? How can these people look in a mirror and smile at what they see? How can they be proud of the example they set for their children? (Is this why there is so much depression?)
There are lots of excuses, none of them any good.