Thursday, February 18, 2010

"Hoping" for ethics reform.

It is driving me nuts! people "hoping" for ethics reform.

There are those who benefit from not reforming government to ethical standards. Some are outright corrupt and need to hide their corruption. Some are just enjoying the power they wield in the absence of reform. Some perhaps, just don't understand.

The impetus for change is supposed to come from the people; our government is supposed to be of the people, by the people, and for the people. Our representatives are supposed to be doing our will.

Our will, by any reasonable measure, is that our government be as open and transparent as the law will allow.

And then we "hope" that legislators will legislate to that end.

Why? Do we hope our chef cooks the meal we ordered?
Do we hope our painter uses the color we ordered?
Do we hope our chauffeur takes us to where we ordered?
Do we "hope" our gardener plants the plants we ordered?

We have become accustomed to letting our servants run the house.

We need to be more assertive.

And yet, those who are depended upon to galvanize the people's will, write "Here's to hoping ..., link, and then expect things to change.

They haven't for generations, why would they now?

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