October 10, 2008
The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) has been nabbed for filing fake election forms in advance of the presidential election in November. The crime was discovered in Indiana. As a result, ACRON has lost all credibility as a viable organization for getting voters to register, and rightfully so. My hope is they will cease to exist.
Here’s the problem; the last two presidential elections set the precedence for this outrage. As I said in previous posts, if you endorse this kind of criminal activity from one party, you have to accept it from another party, even though the next time it may not be your party. Put another way, rules are rules; if you make a rule governing conduct, be prepared to follow that rule no matter who uses it. And the Republican Party made this rule for the two previous presidential elections.
This is just another of the thousands of examples of what we can expect from our political system as long as we are fighting among ourselves. Maybe eventually we, as a whole, will come to understand that, and collectively do something about it. But I’m not holding my breath. We’ve been taught to stop thinking for ourselves, and instead become corrupt, then assimilated by our respective party’s public relations disinformation machine that some refer to as the “news media”.
Never underestimate the difficulty of changing false beliefs [with] facts.
Economist Henry Rosovsky