Category Archives: Political Ethics

Legalized Marijuana Use in Colorado – Does this pose an Ethical Challenge for the State and Federal Government?

Rocky Mountain High in Colorado – words from a song by John Denver – that I never expected that the late singer would think meant something entirely different today in 2012. On election night, Amendment 64 — the measure seeking … Continue reading

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The Collapse of Ethics – David Petraeus resigns from CIA – Paula Broadwell Interviews Petraeus and more… – Part 3

If I were a Ph.D student I, too, would be interested in interviewing Gen. David Petraeus on his innovative leadership skills.  It appears that was the beginning of what has now become a major ethical scandal that has, at a … Continue reading

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The Collapse of Ethics – David Petraeus resigns from CIA – How Did this Begin? – Part 2

Every Choice has a Consequence!  Five powerful words…that have impacted so many.  Smart man, brilliant military career, powerful mover and shaker in Washington, yet, the human side of ethical choices dictates now that David Petraeus will, for the rest of … Continue reading

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SC Ethics Commission – Who Contributes to South Carolina House and Senate Candidates?

If you want to know who contributes to SC House and Senate candidates then visit ethics.sc.gov and click on “campaigns” then “public reporting” for more details.  The information is eye opening! Contributions to SC House and Senate candidates are by … Continue reading

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Is Telephone Connection a “Right” that all US Citizens should Enjoy? Is it Ethically right to Provide an “Obama Phone” to the Poor?

“As a country we want everyone to have communications. Without a phone, you can’t get a job,” states Roger Entner, the founder of Recon Analytics, a wireless industry research and consulting firm. “I’m sure that Lifeline has literally saved people’s … Continue reading

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Illusion or Reality – the Ethics of Politics! Is Robert Murray acting in a Ethical Manner or is The New Republic on an attack campaign??

My interest in people’s actions relate to ethical behavior.  I am not interested in which candidate one might support in a presidential election (I have my pic but that doesn’t influence the content of this blog).  Having acted in an … Continue reading

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Ethics Violations filed against U.S. Rep. David Rivera – Another Florida elected official in trouble!

What’s up in Florida?  It seems that there has been a rash of ethics violations or issues that have come to surface out of the sunshine state.  I guess the sun isn’t shinning on everyone.  According to the Tampa Bay … Continue reading

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Politics, Business and Ethics – Miami-Dade Ethics Commission Exposes Public Servants In Ethics Investigation

Less than two years ago I had the honor of speaking at the Florida Association of Counties Annual meeting on the topic of Ethics.  I was told that Florida had the highest rate of incarcerated elected officials of any state … Continue reading

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