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  •  What the public needs to understand is (0+ / 0-)

    that agents of government are like other agents in that they are hired to exercise authority on behalf of their clients. In effect, just as when we hire a real estate agent or give an attorney our power of attorney, we are entrusting our assets to them. If they violate that trust, the our only recourse is to fire them, as the biblical parable of the Unjust Steward advises.
    Self-serving stewards are not a new phenomenon. Our failure to deal with them effectively is a flaw.

    Luke 16: 1-13 is not often the topic of sermons.

    by hannah on Sun Jul 06, 2014 at 03:43:01 PM PDT

    •  Um, no, if they break the law... (3+ / 0-)
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      allie4fairness, Rosalie907, Chas 981

      we can do more than simply fire them.  We can sue them for damages in civil court, and we can file charges so that they may be prosecuted, found guilty and imprisoned.  

      We the People did not send them to Congress to steal.  They all swore an oath to defend the Constitution, and breaking the laws of this country, in secret, for personal gain, is the opposite of what they swore to do and what we elected them to do.  

      Merely firing them is not dealing with them effectively.

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