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Political Accountability

Political Accountability - (Levine The government needs to...

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1 Justin Dooley Comparative Politics Tuesday, July 03, 2007 Meredith Staples Political Behavior and Accountability Most of the American public knows that their vice president is a very private man with very private concerns. Even ties that are easily found between our vice president and the major corporations he worked for can not be straightforwardly used for public debate against neo-conservatism. The major political figureheads of our time have become experts at keeping the public in the dark when it comes to meetings and agreements that were never supposed to take place. The accountability of these politicians seems low and they seem to be behaving in an unethical way. Since 9/11 one of the greatest homeland security risks has been the chemical plants that reside unprotected. Basically this is one of the nation’s top vulnerabilities and according to the testimony of the former homeland security adviser Richard Falkenrath since 9/11, “we have essentially done nothing,”
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Unformatted text preview: (Levine). The government needs to take action and hold the executive branch accountable to what it does and stop its expansion of power. In February 2006, when the Government Accountability Office called on the DHS to at least study IST, DHS officials rejected the proposal. In March 2006, when DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff reluctantly accepted the notion that the DHS should regulate the chemical sector, he also denounced IST as an "interference 2 with business" and warned that allowing states to pass tougher laws would expose businesses to "ruinous liability." Dick Cheney Rules http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bill-maher/philip-perry-treasonous-_b_42377.html http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail?vid=1&hid=7&sid=87dac4a2-4772-4e83-b4b1-d8fdd279aec8%40sessionmgr7...
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