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To: epicure who wrote (20732)1/17/2008 12:14:07 PM
From: one_less   of 20773
 
There was something about Obama's decision to reject Kerry's endorsement that resonated. I'm not clear on the details but it felt ethical.

I am ready, actually it is long over due that we make a clean break from the corruption that has become status quo in our government. It is time to start holding politicians accountable and to the highest degree of accountability we hold any citizen. Politicians who are receiving vast sums to support legislation promoting the interests of some special interest group, may be directly liable for the costs and the harms done to the American economy and the American people. They should not get a pass on corruption simply because they received votes or millions in campaign contributions.

Gore defended a failed NAFTA, why doesn’t Hillary remember it, are there profiteers exploiting our government's operations in Iraq and have politicians colluded with them? I don’t care if its some special interest lobbyist or Bush himself. Why has our border become a hotbed of illegal activity. Was it in the best financial interests of some politicians to leave the problem to fester, it certainly isn't because it is in the best interests of the American people. A poorly judged or executed policy can be overlooked when corrections are made but allowing influences that are not in the best interests of our nation and it’s people to seep into our government decision making is no less than criminal corruption.

When politicians are held responsible for corrupt decisions the people begin to take back the power and politicians who enter politics for profit are history.
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