Ethical First Step: Ban Double Dipping

by Thurman Hart

The pending trial of Wayne Bryant can be a cautionary tale in many ways. If he is convicted, then he will simply take a number at the bottom of a long list of politicians who have given in to the systematic temptation of politics and greed in the Garden State. And it is systematic. If it were simply a matter of a few “bad apples”; then the situation would long ago have been brought to heel. It’s long past time to realize that our political system actually encourages corruption – and then to make some realistic changes to that system. A simple change that could go far to straighten out Jersey politics is to move to full-time government at all levels.

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