|Congressman Richard Poff|
Poff said, "I can only say that segregation is wrong yesterday, segregation was never right. But is is one of the most lamentable frailties of mankind that when one's wrong is most grievous, his self-justification is most passionate, perhaps in the pitiful hope that the fervor of his self-defense will some how prove him right. But this doesn't make it so. And he doesn't foll himself."
Last week, I had the occasion to formally revisit some of my worst professional misconduct dating back to 2003-7 with precisely the same feeling of self-loathing. No one, can punish you for a moral or ethical wrong more than you yourself can, if you have the capacity to be honest. Richard Poff went on to redeem his error, I fervently hope to retain at least the hope that I might someday be able to. We'll see.