there are tangible consequences to corruption.
The Supreme Court made an important pronouncement against political corruption. It provided a useful tool, the disgorgement remedy, for use in civil litigation as a deterrent to the payment of bribes to secure government business.
Unless and until the state, city and county learn there are victims of corruption ... (and) unless and until people who vote understand that there are important consequences in their public officials' acts of dishonesty, this system will not change.
When you find your heart secure, presumptuous and proud, then pour upon corruption more than grace: then look upon your grace without infirmities.
There is a real sense of cynicism about the level of corruption in Washington. The feeling among public is it is endemic.
We establish no religion in this country, nor will we ever. But we poison our society when we remove its theological underpinnings. We court corruption when we leave society devoid of belief.
Whistle-blowing is work-related speech. Honest civil servants who step forward and document waste, fraud and corruption at work must have the same constitutional protections as other citizens.
Whoever looks at America will see: the ship is powered by stupidity, corruption, or prejudice.
One does not fight corruption by fighting corruption.
I don't know of a single witness in this so-called corruption trial that's going to say there was a corrupt payment to George Ryan. No one got cheated out of anything. The contracts were good deals, fair deals, for the secretary of state's office.
It reaffirms this notion that there is mismanagement and corruption rampant - even though that's not in fact the case.
There's a lot of corruption over here within the Afghan police. Some, quite frankly, are corrupt, and others are trying to do a good job, do the best they can. And you'll find that a lot of them even in leadership positions, they still can't read and write.
Corruption isn't a natural disaster. It is the cold, calculated theft of opportunity from the men, women and children who are least able to protect themselves.
Corruption isn't a natural disaster.
Government leaders have to address corruption so that aid is freed up for its intended purpose.
The levels of corruption in Bangladesh and Chad are extremely serious and have devastating consequences for ordinary people, who have to pay bribes simply to get things which they're entitled to.
In an environment where the rule of law is still to be fully established, ensuring that there's no corruption is an extremely difficult thing to do.
Corruption eats away at the public's trust in the medical community. People have a right to expect that the drugs they depend on are real. They have a right to think that doctors place a patient's interests above profits. And most of all, they have a right to believe that the health care industry is there to cure, not to kill.
When we look around the world, we see corruption and morals have taken the back seat. Our own pleasures have taken priority, ... We are examining the Bible to see what it has to say, and we are rejecting political correctness and secularism.
The Serious Fraud Office has a duty to record and consider reports of possible overseas corruption involving U.K. persons or U.K. corporate entities.
It is very encouraging that in Kuwait there is now more openness to talk about corruption. If we have a greater degree of transparency, this is the first step but it is not the only step that has to be taken.
That's the question. Is there corruption involved? Some improper exchange of favors or anything like that? We don't know that yet. Or is it at best evidence of incompetence -- somebody was simply asleep at the switch?
Behind terrorism and cyber-crime, we are very, very dedicated to fighting public corruption at every level. And to that end, we are covering every lead that is brought to us. And we would very much invite the public's assistance in this and any other public corruption cases.
The culture of corruption has finally spilled over into public view. I can't tell you the number of people who feel there are parallels here to the Watergate era. People are tired of this regime. The White House can't change until 2008. The Senate won't likely change. The House of Representatives is the most realistic place for change.
We have a horrible image because of political corruption. There is no doubt that Louisiana is going to have to earn the trust and confidence of this nation.