What the world needs now in addition to love is wisdom.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
King Solomon, Civil Decorum in Congress
Why members of Congress need to exemplify wisdom instead of folly among themselves.
In a previous post I suggested that politicians should first express their concerns and opinions to each other and debate political differences in the chambers of Congress.
My reason being that expressing their personal ad hominem vicious attacks of each other to news media reporters and commentators is creating divisiveness, including protest marches and violence in our nation by concerned citizens. The problem they create is many well-meaning citizens are not hearing both sides of political issues and may be marching to the tune of destructive pied pipers
In other words, a politician should be an example on how to promote civil decorum in our nation to solve problems in a civil manner. Backbiting and spewing personal invective at each other distracts from public issues and deprives citizens of understanding both sides of concerns.The first to plead his case seems right, Until another comes and examines him. (Proverb 18:17)
What I see and hear now on TV and radio news reports are various special interest propaganda, social media hyping issues to increase circulation, or intentional internet blogs spreading fake (untruthful) news to profiting on blog hits. The result stirs up negative resentment and civil discourse in our nation. The purpose of journalism is to provide people with the information they need to be free and self-governing.
Wisdom in Leadership
Congressional leaders should be examples of wisdom on how to resolve issues in a civil manner to promote unity in our nation. Congress should set an example to debate political views in a wise civil manner to obtain positive results. Leaders that indulge in spewing falsehoods and negative displays of anger are fools that may influence listeners to the same.A fool always loses his temper. But a wise man holds it back. If a ruler pays attention to falsehood, All his ministers become wicked. (Proverb 29:11,12)
In My Opinion
When members of Congress publicly accuse another member to be delusional in public, or reads third party opinions of a deceased person, they need to be disciplined and censured by the leaders in Congress. Same as you discipline a child to control them. Congressional Leaders should encourage and promote debate in the Chambers of Congress to hear both sides on issues.
Concerned citizens should watch C Span on issues that concern them in order to make informed decisions and to discern wise from foolish leaders. If anyone chooses to listen to a news source or commentator that only presents one side of views, they should discern these questions.
Am I being fooled and used as a pawn, or led by a pied piper with a special interest? Are those I am listening to Wisdom or Folly? Why is there so much groaning being heard in the news about politicians?
When righteous men come to power, people rejoice, but when a wicked man rules, they groan. (Proverb 29:2)
When the scoffer is punished, the naive becomes wise; But when the wise is instructed, he receives knowledge. (Proverb 21:11)