by Rev. Cary K. Gordon
Step 5: A Fresh Plumbline
Do you know what happens to a child that is never told no and is never punished for terrible behavior? Any psychiatrist worth his salt will tell you that if you reward a child for bad behavior they will eventually become a monster. A political party is a lot like a child, because, a political party is simply a group of human beings coalescing into a larger group, and bringing all of their own childhood proclivities (good and bad) with them. What happens to a child that is never told no and is never punished for terrible behavior, or worse, REWARDED for terrible behavior? The same thing that has happened to the Republican Party over the last many years.