Power Can Corrupt & Corruption Can Empower

 

The state of Florida continues to have significant issues with political corruption. In Duval County, we have a total of four politicians either recently convicted or currently under investigation for misappropriation of funds including filing false tax returns, conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. Each of these politicians are African-American and Democrat. Not only does this blemish the Florida Democratic Party but it’s also does a disservice to a black community which remains in dire straits.

Our children remain our future. However, the quality of life for Duval County’s black children are relatively poor. Black children represent a much larger percentage of poor children than their white and Hispanic peers. Black children make up the largest share of all poor kids living with a single mother and black children receive a disproportionate share of disciplinary referrals at school. Further, black youth make up most of the juvenile arrests, secure detention and those whose cases are transferred to an adult court. Given these poor statistics, we simply cannot afford politicians who utilize their office for illegitimate private gains. We must hold all our politicians accountable, whether we like them or not by first, having knowledge of the major issues our vulnerable communities face, know exactly what our elected official have done to directly address these issues and improve outcomes.

The cost of corruption

When people lose confidence in politicians they are less likely to vote or stay engaged in politics. Additionally, honest, compassionate, principled individuals will be more reluctant to apply for public office if they percieve they too will need to be involved in corruption in order to obtain and maintain their position. As a result, the vicious cycle of corruption continues because nobody’s paying attention thus political corruption goes unchallenged.

Prevention and eradication of political corruption should be a priority for every American. We all lose and will continue to lose if we don’t.

 

 

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About TheQuirkyEccentric

The Quirky Eccentric is an author and licensed registered nurse in the state of Florida with over 15 years of experience in multiple areas of the healthcare industry. I received my Associate of Science in Nursing from Florida Community College at Jacksonville and my Bachelor's Degree from Jacksonville University-news/politics junkie, urban, Mama's girl, cat woman, socially lazy, loner, liberal. I firmly believe you can learn something from anybody, I respect people from all walks of life, equality for all. Check out my page on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B073YKYGL7
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