Otherwise, how else are we supposed to expect them to remain ethical?
That’s the only logical explanation for Blue Virginia and the Democrat Party of Virginia to take issue with E.W. Jackson’s suggestion that elected officials hold themselves accountable and that the electorate look to elect ethical politicians.
Jackson’s point is absolutely right – people who want to do wrong and abuse the system for personal gain are going to find a way to do so no matter what the rules are. We should seek out and expect better of our elected officials, not just rely on new laws and legal hurdles to keep them honest.
But when you’re the party of Terry McAuliffe, Anthony Weiner, Bob Filner, and others of the same ilk, well, you need ethics rules to save you from yourself…