Kris: This makes democracy sound like an auction.
Tim: It is. Politicians are always selling out to the highest bidder.
Sam: Isn't that a lame generalization? Aren't politicians supposed to have integrity?
Ted: What folks call 'integrity' generally means an inadequate price.
Sam: But some principles aren't for sale.
Ted: Maybe so, but politicians are eminent realists. And in the real world, every transaction has a price.
Terri: God is the highest bidder in any transaction. If we forget His Voice, we're damned.
Kris: (chuckling lightly) Save yer sermons for Sunday . . .
$enator for $ale - an art work and poem by T Newfields