The following incidents illustrate how a culture of
Special Interests corrupts and controls Alabama's
government. As you read, remember that these
privilege seekers are only half the problem. Without
the privilege providers in government, no Special
Interest abuse can occur. The first three examples
focus on large corporations.
There is a prejudice against big business and
professional lobbyists that is regrettably common, but
is not shared by this author. I am pro-business
whatever its size. Businesses become big for two
reasons: success and profits. I celebrate both as
part of the American dream. To hate these is to share
the mindset of socialism and communism. Those who
wish government would do something about them might be
more at home in Cuba or China than in America.
In our democratic republic the citizens not only have
the right of electing their officials but the right of
access to them once elected. Whether private citizens
are a big business, professional lobbyist or an
average individual, they have the right to discuss
with their elected officials matters of special
interest to them, to argue their view of the matter
and seek to persuade officials to their side. Those
who would deny this right to solve corruption are
advocating government by a small group of secluded
elitists who would hand down their pronouncements to
Having made this disclaimer, I hasten on to say,
however, that big business is especially susceptible
to Special Interest corruption for this reason: the
bigger the business, the greater the power and the
greater the power, the greater the temptation to use
it to gain what is wanted by any means it requires,
including abuse of the system. Unless the people can see through the tons of TV advertising, the Alabama conservatives have a hard time being elected.
The Ten Commandments in the New Testament
Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to fear him.
Ye shall walk after the LORD your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him.
Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
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Thou shalt keep therefore his statutes, and his commandments, which I command thee this day, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days upon the earth, which the LORD thy God giveth thee, for ever.
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7 The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure.
8 They stand fast for ever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness.
9 He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is his name.
10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.