In preparation for the State of the Union Address, they have been soliticing input from the public, via http://my.barackobama.com/State-of-the-Union-Survey You are encouraged to go there and contribute. FYI, here's what I submitted:
We need LAW ABIDING GOVERNMENT.
The stuff that is going on with Menendez and Christie and McDonnell is only 0.01% of the tip of the iceberg. As far as I can tell, a great deal of what K Street does is a flagrant violation of the bribery statute 18 USC § 201 and the Hobbs act 18 U.S.C. § 1951.
Abramoff pled guilty to bribery, but then asked: “Why me? What have I done that’s any different than anybody else?” Indeed. Good question.
On top of that, prominent persons go on TV and brag about committing torture and war crimes, yet for political reasons they are not prosecuted.
Wealth inequality means that the über-wealthy can purchase favorable treatment from the government, leading to yet more inequality.
Bottom line: We demand that the laws be faithfully executed. You could start by enforcing the bribery statute 18 USC § 201. I'm not saying it's easy, but it needs to be done. Now.
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