Guilt by association (the company we keep!)

Tell me thy company, and I’ll tell thee what thou art.

This quote has particular relevance during this contentious primary season, in which candidates have been quickly judged by the words and actions of their pastors, strategists, advisers and contributors – and even their spouses! No doubt that we’ll experience even more “guilt by association” charges or scandals once the national campaign gets into full swing.

Perhaps this is the origins of the saying “you’re known by the company you keep” – either way, it certainly speaks to the ease in which we judge people by those they associate with. Wouldn’t it be nice if we all took the time to seek – and speak – the truth rather than jumping to conclusions?

~ by chuckmattina on June 3, 2008.

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