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Politicians, understand these 7 simple rules (but, of course, follow NONE!)

1.Selflessness

Holders of public office should take decisions solely in terms of the public interest. They should not do so in order to gain financial or other material benefits for themselves, their family, or their friends.

2.Integrity

Holders of public office should not place themselves under any financial or other obligation to outside individuals or organisations that might influence them in the performance of their official duties.

3.Objectivity

In carrying out public business, including making public appointments, awarding contracts, or recommending individuals for rewards and benefits, holders of public office should make choices on merit.

4.Accountability

Holders of public office are accountable for their decisions and actions to the public and must submit themselves to whatever scrutiny is appropriate to their office.

5.Openness

Holders of public office should be as open as possible about all the decisions and actions that they take. They should give reasons for their decisions and restrict information only when the wider public interest clearly demands.

6.Honesty

Holders of public office have a duty to declare any private interests relating to their public duties and to take steps to resolve any conflicts arising in a way that protects the public interest.

7.Leadership

Holders of public office should promote and support these principles by leadership and example.

Source:
http://www.veteransnewsnow.com/2012/08/17/politicians-unders...

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What a great and informative comment myajace!

Especially like the last couple paragraphs...good stuff!

Very true on all counts...

Thank goodness Dr. Paul is not a politician, but a statesman, that DOES possesses all of the qualities mentioned :-)

Selflessness
http://lewrockwell.com/manion/manion99.1.html

Integrity
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wKBMwoolpw

Objectivity
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4icJxf5Vkg

Accountability
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/house-passes-ron-pauls-audi...

Openness
http://guardianlv.com/2012/07/ron-paul-wins-in-the-house/

“We should have privacy for the individual, but we should have openness of government all the time." - Dr. Ron Paul

Honesty(And consistency and wisdom)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFsaWK-vxN4

Leadership
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/on-leadership/ron-pau...

What really makes people follow Paul—whether they know it or not—is that he has a pretty empowering message: common sense prevails. If a guy who started out delivering babies can figure out what needs to be done to resolve the financial crisis, he seems to be saying, voters can too. He leads with explanations instead of orders, with straightforward logic instead of high-minded policy solutions.

This faith in common sense is what anchors Paul’s leadership, and is what makes him patient and trusting that both the system—and the voters—will ultimately come around to his truth telling. It’s often said Paul’s popularity comes from the fact that his followers trust him. But perhaps more important, he makes them feel like he trusts them.

Great leaders do not create followers..They create more leaders.

De criminalize Liberty!