Opinion, by Michael Royster
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Curmudgeon quotes Matthew 23:23-24: “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! [Y]ou have overlooked … justice, mercy and good faith. Blind guides! You strain out a gnat, yet swallow a camel!” The Curmudgeon has long believed that today’s Brazilian Congress is almost entirely composed of the modern-day equivalent of scribes and Pharisees—lawgivers in matters theological and dietary.