Sunday, February 01, 2009


Chuck Colson recently wrote a Breakpoint commentary "Giving Them a Pass". He talks about how President Obama wants more transparency, stricter rules on lobbyists, etc. But when it comes to appointing someone who has violated one if his new rules or has broken the law (not paying taxes), he gives them a pass. The person is so important, so smart, that they there is not an ethical person who could possibly do that job as well.

What is the message that America gets from those appointments? Pragmatism is more important than principle. We are going to take a practical path to greatness, regardless of what indiscretions must be overlooked.

Can greatness ever be achieved without integrity?