TIME FOR A NO-BRIBERY CAMPAIGN IN FLORIDA
We need an anti-bribery campaign in the State of Florida.
People who are offered bribes should turn in the bribepayer.
People who are asked to give bribes should turn in the public official.
A culture of corruption can be changed one day at a time, just as courageous citizens have done in Sicily.
Stand up to bribepayers and bribetakers, who destroy our democracy.
Interesting that there's never been one editorial in local newspapers against bribery, even though our former Republican County Commission Chair and a county zoning official pled guilty to bribery and the FBI Corruption Task Force in Daytona is hot on the trail of local corruption.
"Does it show?" Those were the immortal words of U.S. Rep. Richard Kelly (R-Florida), stuffing $25,000 into his pockets during the ABSCAM scandal, prosecuted by the late Roger Adelman of the United States Attorney's office for the District of Columbia, who died recently.
"It shows" -- ask the St. Augustine neighbors concerned about the DOW PUD, treated disrespectfully by four out of five Commissioners. In addition to the corrupt University of Florida "Opinion Paper," and the conflicted City Commissioner who requested it, there was the stench of corruption in our City Commission meeting room on August 24-2015.
Commissioners TODD NEVILLE, NANCY SIKES-KLINE, LEANNA FREEMAN and ROXANNE HORVATH are unjust stewards. Time for them to go.
FBI must investigate them and their ties to developers, as well as two paid-off Historic Architectural Review Board members (JEREMY MARQUIS and HARB Vice Chair PAUL M. WEAVER, III) both working in tandem for developer DAVID BARTON CORNEAL's payroll (in possible violation of 18 U.S.C. 666 and Sunshine laws), as well as our estimable former Vice Mayor, DONALD CRICHLOW, working as a lobbyist less than two years after leaving office in violation of Florida ethics laws. F.S. 112.313(14).
Is the culture of corruption in the State of Florida that pervasive that the WRecKord can't write an editorial calling for whistle blowing in the midst of an FBI anti-corruption investigation of local fiefdoms, including Sheriff DAVID BERNERD SHOAR f/k/a "HOAR?"
There's corruption in our midst. "It shows."
What do you reckon?