Accountability starts with elected officials’ character, not their emails

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Your Aug. 27 editorial “Don’t Delete” was interesting. The subheadline “Accountability for state officials begins with email” may be right for this particular situation, but I think that government accountability for state officials and all government should begin much sooner.

No one should be considered for government by the people unless they meet an accountability standard that goes far beyond email and far beyond the requirements today. Just look at how corrupt government (politicians, etc.) is today.

They should be able men, men of integrity, who fear the Almighty Creator, who hate lying and cheating, who are faithful to their wife and family. They should pass righteous laws and never ever favor anyone, either rich or poor.

If we had these kinds of people in office, we would not need sunshine laws. Everything would be open and above board. I do doubt that would happen. Why? Because we as a people are no better and love to have it that way.

Belle Vernon

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