Mel Kelly: Officials must be ethical and accountable
Published on www.floridatoday.com. http://www.floridatoday.com/article/CD/20110712/OPINION05/107120305/Mel-Kelly-Officials-must-ethical-accountable
What kind of behavior do we expect from our politicians? And how do we want — and expect — our state and local leaders to behave in matters of ethics and morality?
She closes her article as follows: 'The practice of honesty, integrity, ethics and morals in local, state and national government continues to tarnish before our eyes. Perhaps our only hope can be found in the warning of writer John Gardner: "The citizen can bring our political and governmental institutions back to life, make them responsive and accountable and keep them honest. No one else can."’
Republished from FloridaToday.com: About the author: Mel Kelly is a resident of Carrabelle and a frequent contributor to the Apalachicola and Carrabelle Times, in which this column was originally published.