The Politics Of Texas Citizens

1701 Words Jul 31st, 2015 7 Pages
Texas citizens now is the time to ensure our state elected officials are made accountable for their actions while serving in the senate congress and house of representative. When our elected officials take office they know they are under inspection of the work they do as a public servant and this includes spouses and possible immediate adult family members. Public servants know certain aspects of their immediate adult family members are under inspection like employment, charities, and other activities for evaluation for nepotism. This is expected of you good citizens of Texas in your personal life and most definitely at your place of employment. Many places of employment have employees sign documents saying they will not do anything outside the office that is in conflict with their position and or the company. It is best to work proactively by addressing ethical issues now. Texans, we do not want to be in the same boat as many other states have found themselves with a series of scandals that forces the legislative reform. This perpetuates the mistrust between the public and its elected officials. Texas has a long history of lax loopholes with the good old boy mentality in politics. It was the early 1970’s that brought sweeping reforms because of corruption from stock fraud scandals through bribes and insider knowledge, lobbyist giving money in exchange for legislative action, nepotism, and lawmakers becoming rich with tax took place. Then there…

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