Framing the Dialogue

Posts Tagged ‘ethics’

Adding Injury to Injury

Consider the case of Democrat Charles Rangel. After serving in the military Rep. Rangel was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives where he rose to the extremely powerful position of Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.  As chairman of that committee he oversaw the development of the tax code to which you and I have to comply.  During his ascension to power Mr. Rangel seems to have accumulated a great deal of wealth, perhaps even beyond the amount you would expect on his government salary.  Recently found guilty of breaking house ethics rules and censured Rangel does not seem to understand what he really did wrong…for the most part.

A House divided against itself cannot please constituents

In this series I choose a current news article and you decide via a multiple choice format which terms were used and whether others would have been more accurate…….

It’s hard to imagine what could drive public __________ (disgust, love, approval, opinion) of Congress even lower than it has been this year. But a pending public ethics trial of one of the House’s most senior __________ (Democrats, Republicans, Democrats, Democrats) (and possibly a second) and an angry, prolonged__________ (hissy fit, tirade, weiner session, melt-down) on the House floor that has gone around the cable networks and YouTube just may be the answer.

Herding Cats

Now with over eighteen months in the White House the Obama Regime is having to come to grips with ruling versus running.  Even though he still seems to be in campaign mode, Obama has to be coming to the realization that being the President of the United States is not anything like community organizing.  He can no longer say anything he wants or make conflicting promises.  He is still doing it, but citizens have expectations that are not being met.

News Briefs – Volume II

ankle-braceletBrief 1:  The first story is about a convicted sex offender being paroled after first receiving what seems to be a minimal sentance for a crime where he “broke into the woman’s residence on Sept. 21, 2007. He dragged her upstairs by her hair and tried to rape her. When she resisted, he forced her to perform a sex act.”  You can all feel comfortable with our court system as the creep plead guilty to burglary and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse receiving 11.5 months to 23 months for the burglary and probation for the sexual assault.  It should be noted that the judge was a female who later paroled the sexual predator after serving only the minimum sentence. 

Rules For Radicals

Hardly a day goes by without some pundit describing the lefts’ playbook written by Saul Alinsky.  Based on the descriptions, I half expected to be treated to a barrage of 1960’s “kill the establishment” claptrap.  Being born in the early part of that decade, I was more worried about tomorrow’s pick up baseball game than world politics, but I was aware of the strife.  Much of my perceptions of the period was formed in front of the television. 

Winners Never Cheat

When my son was looking at business colleges, we had the pleasure of talking to the chairman of one of the programs after he gave a talk about business ethics classes.  While the university requires that all business students attend ethics classes, he thought that the need for them was limited.  He said that if you don’t act ethically in business, you will not last in business.  The word about your character gets out and people will not deal with you.