15 April 2012

Serviciul Public

The idea is to fundamentally change the role and responsibilities of incumbency. Under our plan, incumbents have to live by Thomas Jefferson's maxim: "When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property." (We know, we know, the language is archaically sexist, but we are not going to edit Mr. Jefferson.) Once you assume an elected office, you achieve a new status. You are no longer a campaigner. You are a public servant. As such you should not be in the fundraising business. You should be in the exclusive business of making policy.
(Not One Dime A radical plan to Abramoff-proof politics. By James Carville and Paul Begala http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/features/2006/0603.carville.html)




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