Date Added: July 27, 2001
We watch them campaign, we vote for them and put them in office. Then we sit back and complain that they're all crooks, liars and deviants. Sometimes it just doesn't pay to run one of the most powerful nations in the world.
Can you imagine working for a company that has a little more than 500 employees and has the following statistics:
*29 have been accused of spousal abuse
Can you guess which organization this is?
Give up yet? (scroll down)
It's the 535 members of the United States Congress.
The same group of Idiots that crank out hundreds of new laws each year designed to keep the rest of us in line.
If you watch the news on any given day in the United States, the claims of this chain are easy to believe. Sexual imposition, corrupt financial wrangling, drunk driving, even murder - elected officials have done it all.
The list above was derived from a series of articles in Capitol Hill Blue, a web-based anti-establishment publication. The letter above does not make a distinction between being accused of a crime and being convicted of it. While the original articles provided information that supposedly validated the claims, they also twisted the facts to make the intended point.
At the very least, we can dismiss this one as out-dated. It originated in 1999. Because the members change every 2 years, Congress today has a largely different membership than it did when this chain was written, so even if these numbers had some validity to begin with, it would be all but gone now.
This chain is popular because we want it to be true. Most Americans feel their elected officials are snakes and weasels. We voted them into office, gave them their jobs and the power that comes with it, and they abuse that power. We feel the fool, so we paint a mental image of a ruthless scoundrel and crook who tricked us into trusting him, thus relieving ourselves of blame. Maybe this letter says as much about us as it does our elected leaders. Break this Chain.