Ethics

R3publicans:  Presidential Pardon for Michael Behenna of Oklahoma

Former Army 1st Lt. Michael Behenna beat the odds Monday, becoming the 8th person pardoned by President Trump after a campaign by supporters who recognized that “it’s who you know” that matters most.

Now an Oklahoma farmhand, Behenna was released from prison in 2014 after serving five years of a murder sentence for shooting an Iraqi roadside bomb suspect, whom he stripped naked during what he said was an unauthorized interrogation.

read more at https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/white-house/its-who-you-know-how-a-soldier-convicted-of-murder-got-trump-to-pardon-him

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A Little Known Story about Kevin Stitt Surfaces

I just spoke with Marlene Klepper, who made the video below recently.  I  linked up with her on facebook in order to confirm this report of Kevin Stitt’s prayerful generosity which she so sweetly documented.   The video was sent to me by my friend, Richard Ely. It is a personal testimony of an act not promoted by Kevin Stitt’s campaign, although they could have.  It was told because it is important and gives insight to his character.  It was important to Marlene to get it out and seems important to me to share.   I  have already voted for him (voted during early voting) so it merely confirmed my vote but some of you may still be seeking info — so here is the video.

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R3publicans:  IRS Still Targeting Conservatives

by Tyler Durden

James O’Keefe just dropped the fourth installment in his series exposing the corruption and bias in the ‘deep state’. This report features two Internal Revenue Service (IRS) officials who candidly discuss the IRS’s unfair treatment of conservative non-profit groups.

The two officials in the report are Thomas Sheehy, an IRS tax examiner and member of the Austin Democratic Socialists of America in Texas, and Jerry Semasek, an IRS attorney in Washington, DC.

read more at https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-09-25/i-dont-give-shit-if-its-crime-fourth-veritas-video-reveals-irs-still-targeting

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Jason Murphey:  When Politicians Attempt to Increase Their Pay

Throughout the past two weeks I have written of my criteria for determining if my elected officials have become co-opted members of the political class.In the previous two articles, I described the politician who attempts to raise taxes and increase…

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