“Do I think the trail of secret service personnel which today a U.S. president will have attached to him or her for the rest of their lives really is an unnecessary luxury?”
While the author of the blog above debates if former US presidents should or shouldn’t be granted an entourage of secret service men, I think the point is rather the integrity of politicians today.
“Interesting food for thought indeed. While I don’t know if we can get our current politics back to such times, its sad to think of the abuse that can occur in this day in age. A former U.S. President, buying a house, and then paying his mortgage based on the rent he charges to the secret service agents stationed there…??? That would be abuse of the privilege. I think the point of the letter was to state that making those individuals wealthy in government corrupts government. Many of today’s politicians have fallen prey to the wealth of their positions.
A woman that dresses provocatively to get the attention of men, will most likely attract the basest of men. Not likely the type she would long to marry and have protect and care for her. A government position laced with gold and a high throne will similarly attract the basest of men. These men are not the type that would protect and care for the nation or the welfare of the others.”
- White House Music: Truman And Nixon Tickling The Ivories (dekerivers.wordpress.com)
- Perry, Obama, and Harry Truman… (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- The Unfunny Field (andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com)
- Book Review: Give ‘Em Hell: The Tumultuous Years of Harry Truman’s Presidency, in His Own Words and Voice [Paperback with CD] (themoderatevoice.com)