I completely agree with the letter writer, but a simple prohibition against the
Legislators themselves getting direct benefit can easily be circumvented, as the
details we're finding out about our two former Attorneys General reveal."I never benefitted from that deal, personally, and the US
Constitution allows freedom of association, and it just so happens that me &
my family had a wonderful vacation in Hawaii for two weeks, provided by the
friend of a friend of a friend."
This is a sensible, ethical & honest proposition. That's why it will
never fly with our legislators.
I don't think that any legislator or public official should benefit AT ALL
financially from any of their acts, never mind no more that A THOUSAND DOLLARS A
YEAR. It is a great pity if there is any need to have to point this out. Is
all well in "Zion" ??
Quid pro quo is hardly ever prosecuted and only in the most obvious and blatant
cases. You would think politicians would turn each other in more often but that
just speaks to how common it is on both sides of the isle and that most bribery
is completely legal.If you really want to "take the country
back", you should be supporting legislation to make it illegal for
politicians to profit from ANYTHING other than their jobs as politicians. Not enough money for those lawyers and businessmen to run for office?
I'm just fine with that. I'd rather have a soccer Moms or Dads running
things than any lawyer.