Paul  Weyrich

What we need is real reform in Congress. It will require a courageous individual or individuals to take on the deeply entrenched political and monetary interests currently controlling Congress. That said, an excellent place to being a reformation would be to eliminate all earmarks. Eliminating earmarks would require great restraint and self-control on the part of our elected officials, something the many recent scandals have demonstrated is dearly lacking in the Halls of Congress. But it is essential to the integrity of the American government that earmarks be eliminated

In the meantime, the Justice Department ought to take a closer look at Representative Murtha and others who clearly appear to trade taxpayer dollars for political favors.

Paul Weyrich

Paul M. Weyrich is the late Chairman and CEO of the Free Congress Research and Education Foundation.
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