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Ethics in Government Act

As the prelude to the Ethics in Government Act, President Johnson wrote in Executive Order 11222 of 1965 that where government is based on the consent of the governed, every citizen is entitled to have complete confidence in the integrity of his government. Each individual officer, employee, or adviser of government must help to earn and must honor that trust by his own integrity and conduct in all official actions.

The influence of money on politics is inevitable. Some believe that the extensive revisions in the political system can substantially reduce the influence of money. This is especially true after the Citizens United vs. F.E.C. case. On the other hand, some hold a concern that senior governmental officials or employees prone to mischief will not be ...

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