Conduct Unbecoming: “Get out of here, you low life scum!”

Another Politician Mouths Obscenities

Isn’t the Congress the house of The People? Isn’t any proceeding in congress held for the people, and conducted by their representatives? Are people not allowed to express themselves in their own house, in proceedings held for their common good? Or have they given up any right to expression, having elected politicians to represent them?

So-called disciplined enforcers of the law have expressed their utter disrespect for elected leaders in recent gatherings in New York. Recall the behavior by cops at gatherings to pay due respect to those killed in the line of duty? If a senator of a State can, in a respectful proceeding of The People, insult common people who actively participate as low-life scum, what should we, the people, call servants of the law who so insult elected leaders?

I have been a citizen of the United States of America for many years now…this is a first for me. A honorable senator, a representative of the people, calling people who voice their helpless frustration in vocal protest low-life scum. What is astonishing is the lack of emotion with which this label is uttered, and the smug smile on the senator’s mug upon a brief smattering of applause that arose after his statement.

This was clearly intentional, not impassioned or emotional. This was something this senator, war-veteran, prisoner-of-war, one who was tortured by those we waged war against, wanted to say to war protesters for some time now. Something he really wanted to get off his chest. This pleased him. It was all about him. Was he angry that a committee proceeding he chairs was disrupted by protesters calling for prosecution of those who have waged war upon people all over the globe? Perhaps…but does that in any manner permit his disgraceful conduct? Is this legal in a senate hearing?

The State of Wariduna has many such politicians…I’ve written about at least a couple in HnH, one of who may face Federal contempt of court charges for his treatment of local immigrants soon.

What do you think this senator deserves for his conduct in the people’s proceedings? Applause and an award for diplomatic excellence and humility? Or rebuke, and a recall?

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About Rian Nejar

Rian Nejar is an Indian-American author. He trained and worked as an engineer in India, lived briefly in the Middle East, and arrived in America in the early 90's. After a Master’s degree in electrical engineering in America, he worked as an academic instructor, engineer, entrepreneur, and technical writer over the two decades since. Humbling and Humility ( is his first mainstream nonfiction. He lives and writes in the Southwest United States.
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