History records that as ancient Israel descended into idolatry, decadence and depravity, their leadership became more and more corrupt.
How corrupt Is Washington D.C.?
This crooked ------- Read some 2006 background here about Florida Democrat Rep. Alcee Hastings who is the latest political figure targeted by sexual misconduct claims. A woman who accused Hastings of sexual harassment was secretly paid a $220,000 settlement by taxpayers in 2014. Hastings was removed from his federal judgeship in 1989 by the US Senate, which convicted him on eight articles of impeachment, including bribery. Hastings had been acquitted in a criminal trial six years earlier, but evidence later emerged that he'd lied and provided false documents in those proceedings, leading to Congress throwing him off the bench. After being forced out of his judicial position in disgrace, amid the stench of corruption and dishonesty, Hastings turned around and ran for Congress as a Democrat. He won the party's nomination and the general election, and has been a reliable vote for Democratic leadership ever since.
The fact that Florida voters not only elected Hastings to office but have securely ensconced him in power for decades, doesn't bode well for the United States. We're merely getting the leadership we deserve.
You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. (James 4:4, ESV)