Here's a classic letter to the editor:

An axiom is defined as a statement that is widely recognized as true; a known truth. With today's Republican Party, all axioms have been smashed.

Their axiom of fiscal responsibility has been smashed. Their commitment to limited government has been abandoned. A sound and prudent foreign policy is a distant memory. The effective and efficient execution of armed conflict is no longer theirs to claim. A strict adherence to constitutional constraints on state power is flotsam and jetsam. The ethical governance and personal responsibility of public officials such as former U.S. Reps. Randy "Duke" Cunningham, R-Calif.; Bob Ney, R-Ohio; and Tom Delay, R-Texas, has been exposed as mere mythology.

Now, in the wake of the former U.S. Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fla., cover-up where it appears Republican House leaders knew something about Foley's alleged nasty habit of trying to seduce teenage male congressional pages, their axiom of buttressing (pun not intended) traditional morality, a.k.a. family values, has been smashed.

Why reward this in November? Save apple-pie authoritarians and White House adviser Karl Rove's useful idiots, principled conservatives have no business sanctioning this perfidy. Absolute power corrupts absolutely indeed.

I've got my axioms, and I await and welcome the purge with bated breath.

Me too.

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