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Constitutional COnservative, Fiscal Moderate, Social Liberal. Mechanical Designer/Piper, BS MECDT OSU 88. HM5 Oakland 77-81. 12string & 6string acoustic. Cybercitizen in the land of the 900ft Jesus, state of confusion.

"It is the fist responsibility of every citizen to question authority." Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) US Founding Father

"To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public. Theodore Roosevelt: (1918)

"The citizen who criticizes his country is paying it an implied tribute." J. William Fulbright (1905-1995) Source: Speech, American Newspaper Publishers Association, 28 April 1966


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Wednesday, October 13, 2010 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

The Appearance of Impropriety Once upon a time phrases like "the appearance of impropriety" or "potential conflict of interest" was enough to cause apoplectic shock, resignations, terminations and investigations by Justice and the FBI. Trust was something both business and government garnered and guarded. Of course, once upon a time, what was good for the nation was more important than political power.

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The Appearance of Impropriety Once upon a time phrases like "the appearance of impropriety" or "potential conflict of interest" was enough to cause apoplectic shock, resignations, terminations and investigations by Justice and the FBI. Trust was something both business and government garnered and guarded. Of course, once upon a time, what was good for the nation was more important than political power, national news actually engaged in investigative repor