The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Foley Has Left, but the Hypocrites Remain

Oct 16, 2006

Representative Mark Foley, a Republican from Florida, resigned from the U.S. House of Representatives on September 29, after it came out that he had sent sexually explicit messages over the Internet to several teenagers serving as pages in Congress.

Foley’s actions had been an open secret on Capitol Hill for many years. Reports now say that some pages had complained to Republican House leaders, and yet these politicians sat on the accusations, doing nothing. They turned a blind eye to a sexual predator.

Once again, the mask of morality has been stripped away–this time from Republicans in Congress. These politicians, who would deny gay couples who love and respect each other the right to marry, were ready for political gain to protect a pedophile in their midst. Like the Catholic church, trying to impose its vicious view of morality on every person, they stand exposed now for the bigots and hypocrites they are.

Is anyone surprised? Then they are blind or naive or both. These are the same people who would condemn women to death by cutting off legal, medically safe abortions, reimposing the butchery of back-alley abortions–all the while pretending to be the defenders of “life.” These are the same people who would destroy scientific education for a whole generation coming into the schools, substituting 3000-year-old myths and superstitions in its place.

Send all these bigots back to the Middle Ages where they belong!