The Ability of those in Power to Put themselves First has Long Been aDanger to the Republic
(Audio) MANDEVILLE, LOUISIANA – It is often suggested thatmany of the ills emanating from the body politic can be corrected with meretinkering of the system. Whether instituted by term limits, transparentfinancial disclosure, or any other means, all such measures fail ad infinitum for as long as the abilityto self-enrich ones purse remains a benefit to attaining public office.
Dr. Benjamin Franklin’s Warning of Allowing a Salary to the Executive
Patrick Henry’s Dissertation on the Extravagance of Government