Over the course of the next few (or more) weeks I’m going to be looking into government accountability and corruption from an investigative journalist point of view. These posts will appear under their own headline “Investigative Report” beginning with this post here. Before I begin, however, let’s lay out of few facts. 🙂
Corruption in government today is at an all time high. This corruption exists from the lowest levels (city) to the highest levels (federal). Somehow we have become a nation in which our so called “public servants” mistakenly believe themselves to be aristocrats rather than “public servants” and they waste no time at all spending PUBLIC monies on THEIR little pet projects, most of which are designed to honor their own egos and have little to nothing to do with serving the general public! Oh yes, in today’s GREEDY American society it’s all about stroking our own egos.
When the founders of this nation originated the Constitution and Bill of Rights the intention was that common folk would serve in government and then return to their private lives but this, in recent years, has not been the case at all. Instead what we have today are politicians (public servants) who have made their public service into a career! This is why we have people in the United States Senate, for example, serving for 40 years or more! Well, public service was never intended to be a career and this is why TERM LIMITS at ALL LEVELS of government are so important and need to be enacted across the board from the lowest to the highest levels of government. So called “Career Politicians” have a tendency to become “too comfortable” and they also have a tendency to become CORRUPT. They start out serving the people but they end up serving special interests and somewhere along the line you will usually find a money trail (read BRIBERY)! Continue reading