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Rand Knight on Government Reform

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Establish an Independent Ethics Commission for politicians

Corruption is a problem that has plagued both political parties. The United States needs an Independent Ethics Commission. This commission would do three things:
  1. practice independent enforcement;
  2. allow anyone who might know something about violations by lobbyists or any member of Congress or the Administration to quickly and honestly report and document those violations; and
  3. would be empowered to investigate complaints and publicly present facts about possible violations.
    Source: Campaign website, www.knightforsenate.com, "Issues" Jun 25, 2008

    Re-adhere to the Geneva Convention

    The US must re-adhere to the Geneva Convention by stopping our acts of torture; additionally we need to empower the UN to act on Countries which are abusing Human Rights. The rhetoric used by the Republican Party to justify acts of torture not only advocates the US breaking International Law, but has been disproven time and again and sets a dangerous precedent. In reality, most of the "confessions" that have been prompted from situations of duress have not provided any actionable intelligence.
    Source: Campaign website, www.knightforsenate.com, "Issues" Jun 25, 2008

    Other candidates on Government Reform: Rand Knight on other issues:
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    Sonny Perdue
    GA Senatorial:
    Dale Cardwell
    Jim Martin
    Johnny Isakson
    Josh Lanier
    Saxby Chambliss
    Vernon Jones


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    Wayne Allard(R,CO)
    Larry Craig(R,ID)
    Pete Domenici(R,NM)
    Chuck Hagel(R,NE)
    Trent Lott(R,MS)
    Craig Thomas(R,WY)
    John Warner(R,VA)

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