Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Serving Two Masters


The other day I read an article in the Arkansas Times Online written by Doug Smith. The article delt with State Senator Randy Laverty of Jasper. Along with being a member of the State Senate, Laverty is also a paid lobbyist for two differnt organizations.In my opinon he has sold himself to the highest bidder....

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Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...


I understand that State Legislators are paid on a part-time basis, and it is necessary for them to have another source of income. Yet being a Lobbyist-Legislator is very unethical.

A Legislator is supposed to represent the people of his or her district. A paid Lobbyist works to get Legisators to pass bills that will benefit their employer. The two mix like strawberries and mustard.

Matthew 6:24 states, "No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one,and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God andmammon."

It makes me wonder which master does Randy Laverty love, and which one he hates.

9:39 PM, February 23, 2005  
Anonymous Mindy Beers said...

Wait a minute....This is clearly an ethics violation. Clearly a conflict of interests. It can't get any more blatant.

This is the type of governance that has gotten us into this mess.

6:41 PM, February 27, 2005  

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