mage67 (mage67) wrote,

A simple idea

We've all encountered politicians lying to us. However this is not a crime. It's only a crime if some lies under oath in a court of law. Perhaps this needs to be changed.

Many professions technically have extra responsibilities and limitations. Doctors swear an oath to do no harm and obey a set of rules of conduct. Lawyers are sworn to uphold the law and technically expected to act responsibly. If they violate these rules, they can lose their right to practice their professions.

So why not have rules of conduct for politicians and political appointees? Perhaps add as a requirement that they cannot purposely mislead or lie on TV/video, radio/audio, or in written statements. If they violate that, they must be forced to relinquish their office.

What do you think?
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