“Politics is a field in which the consequences of culture play out; it is not the field in which the culture itself is formed” (David Bahnsen).
I know some very fine politicians who desire to lead with honor and integrity. But the environment of their work makes it exceptionally difficult.
Although politicians are generally known for following the will of those who voted them into office, an increasing number are out of touch with public concerns. Pandering to party lines and special interests seems like the name of the game for those who want to stay in office. Voter apathy helps to make this possible.
I suspect it would be hard to find people who trust politicians. And this doesn’t make it any easier for those who wish to serve with integrity. Yet many people…
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