Domestic Politics - Gray America

Domestic Politics: The Gray America
George Washington in his farewell address printed September 22, 1796 in the Daily American Advertiser states, “Of all the disposition and habits, which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable support...   Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect, that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle” (Washington, 1796).   Morals and having principles of ethics create the core foundation on which this country was founded and was an important aspect for the founding fathers. What would George Washington say upon seeing the current condition of America? As ethical misconduct and corruption among political representatives adversely affects America’s view of its Representatives and the moral state of the country.
Politics viewed as a means to serve country and people. A shining beacon, which the world and fellow citizens see the best of America but in recent years our armor became tarnished by self-serving laws and misconduct on a grand scale. Arrest and political scandal abound revealing corruption that has changed the face of America, creating recoiling distrust and shame for the people who acknowledge these public servants as representatives.  
America, woven together by the words in the Declaration of Independence authored by Thomas Jefferson later debated and adopted by   Congress on July 4, 1776 giving birth to a nation and a political system where Representatives rule by the proxy given to them by the people. Men numbering 56 whose biographies disclose character traits such as integrity, courage, forward thinking, the dedication to country and service to the people. More importantly, these men held firm to a sense of justice and morality rivaling the pious nature of the saints.  
Men with religious convictions birth this nation. Morality, ethics and God resonates in the...