New York State Ethics Lessons
My misspent youth was the time I used to develop my sense of right and wrong. I’m not an over achiever in this field. I had trouble distinguishing some rights from wrongs. My parents were the first pair to try to teach me what was right and what was wrong, they worked closely with me to make me understand that pushing my older sister down the stairs was wrong, and then when I tried to swear to God that I was on business in Dallas when the alleged incident occurred, they became even more angry. That was a bit hard to accept from a 2 year old boy. They also mentioned the push, the lie and the blasphemy were all bad things. As I got older and tried to do several other meaner things to my sister and then started swearing to God some more about my innocence I started to see where they could have a point. As I did the bad things they were trying to teach me were wrong I was rewarded with a Time Out from my father. I had some time out from sitting on anything until the throbbing stopped after I felt his boot up my ass. I started to associate bad feeling with bad conduct. As time passed I learned that ignoring my sister as any self respecting teenage boy will do, did not result in any physical or verbal altercation with my mother or my father.
I started to see a trend. Do bad things get bad feelings, for example a kick in the ass from Pop or Mom beating me with a broom stick. Do good things and feel good, do bad things and feel bad. It’s a simple but effective concept. In Italian and Jewish families the mother was very good at sprinkling some guilt in amongst the beatings to make sure the important points stick.
So as a young adult, we learn that misleading, fabricating, distorting, avoidance, and outright lying are wrong. Telling the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth is very good. (Unless you’re with a hot young lady and you’re in that sort of mood, again, and you think she’s half a gullible as you are, then yes you will respect her in the morning, and no I have never done anything like this before) As time passed we even learned that the stories you tell women to “broaden” their experiences in life were also bad. That’s usually the last ethical lesson we take to heart. But it’s a lesson we must learn.
By the time we’re young adults we know right from wrong. In New York State we have some water pollution that seems to affect our ethical decisions. The source of the pollution seems to center around Albany. Once elected the young men and women start to lose sight of what’s right and what’s wrong.
If asked by their spouse if they shared any unlawful carnal knowledge with anyone other than their assigned spouse, they’re supposed to answer with a yes or a no. If their answer starts with a repeat of the original question as they stall for time, and start to recall who and what they’ve slept with lately, and then try to come up with an explanation, then you know they’ve been wrong. If their answer is “Of course not, what would make you think I could possibly spend any time with anyone other than you? They gave an answer that’s not an answer. As shallow as most elected officials are, their spouses will accept that as an acceptable answer. Far too many journalists will also accept that as an acceptable answer. Meanwhile the elected empty suit is despoiling one or two or more very sweet young things with a lower than a room temperature IQ, as well as some of the livestock.
When asked if they accepted campaign contributions from Attila the Hun, Jack the Ripper and The Boston Strangler. They will answer “The appropriations for the School Lunch Program is a worthwhile investment in the future of the state and should be passed immediately. Thank you for your time, but I have an urgent appointment with my spiritual advisor and I must leave right now.”
When asked if they traded their vote for Armand Farquar to become the next Majority L
eader for a $50,000 appropriation to their nonprofit Foundation for the Perpetually Broke, that is administered by the legislator’s spouse and they cannot produce any documents detailing where any of the money went, their answer should not be that the Foundation does such good work for the community.
I’m beginning to see another trend here. Why did I have to endure the ass kicking’s from My father and the beatings from my mother to learn not to lie and mislead people? The elected extortionists in this state confiscate my money through taxes and then redistribute it to their “foundations” and then tell me that I’m lucky to live in this state. Didn’t their parents love them enough to beat the Bejeesus out of them as they pulled that crap around the house when they were young and impressionable? Did they learn new ethics in Albany? Is it the water that’s tainted? Or do they just get stupid in the election process?
I have to go lie down now; I just gave myself a headache.