by Mike Tully
Arizona Congresswoman Martha McSally has jeopardized her political future by violating the trilogy of governance that applies to elected representatives:
- First do no harm. This phrase, a fundamental principle that guides medical ethics, is based on the words of Hippocrates, who is regarded as the “father of modern medicine.” The same principal should guide Congress.
- Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. The novelist George Santayana’s quote is one of the most profound, widely repeated, and frequently ignored statements in human experience. It applies equally to history and politics.
- You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows. This Bob Dylan lyric is directly applicable to Congress, home to many notorious weathervanes.
McSally violated all three principles by voting for H.R.1628, the American Health Care Act of 2017 (AHCA)…