That these republican politicians are not held to accountability for their hypocrisies is unfathomable and derelict on behalf of Texas voters. What does it say about our society that politicians can pick and choose which sides of an issue to defend without facing a consequence? Are our principles for electing politicians so irrelevant that lying out of one side of one's mouth while lying out of the other is a preferred trait? Is the idea of the individual politician having a greater say in our lives so important to us that we will blindly follow whatever comes out of their mouths? I had always thought that politicians represented us, not the other way around.
When the good of the society is a pedestrian afterthought as compared to the prioritizing of selfishness as a rule, we will find strife and anguish are the outcome for most while the gorge of power, privilege and advantage remain with the few. It is not good enough to relegate our conscience to those who seek to destroy community and cooperation. We must not allow the bluster of separate and unequal diatribes to fuel the negative emotions we all carry beneath the surface of our dignity. When we lose our honor and our democratic principles for living the nobility of our future is gone.