Usually I refrain from commenting on politics or the antics of politicians. I don’t wear my ideology on my shirtsleeve, nor would I ever attempt to dissuade one from their political persuasion. To our detriment, our politics are often imbedded in our identity, making us vehement in our point of view and a prisoner thereof. We lose the capacity to think critically.
However, I feel compelled to weigh in on the recent behavior of former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, who resigned this month after scandalous behavior. We all fall from grace, it’s inevitable; but his transgressions are incidental to a much larger issue.
My problem with the congressman is centered on his rationale: “Since I didn’t break any laws, there’s no need to resign,” he said, before finally giving into pressure.