Filing an Ethical Complaint Against a Member of Congress
Every member of the United States Congress is supposed to abide by the following list of ten ethical principles. However, the United States Department of Justice, Attorney General made a legal opinion within the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court which is heavily redacted and unreadable. The highlight of this opinion is that neither civil litigation or a criminal case will be viable against a member of Congress who violates these ethical principles, making them more or less obsolete. Not even the Congressional Ethics Committees seem to hold members of Congress up to these moral standards. We know this because Congress members and even the United States President constantly lie to the American public and there is nothing ethical about false statements.
As a matter of fact there is a criminal law titled,
“Statements or Entries Generally (False Statement Act) 18 U.S.C. § 1001, (a) Except as otherwise provided in this section, whoever, in any manner within the jurisdiction of the executive, legislative, or judicial branch of the Government of the United States, knowingly and willfully-
(1) falsifies, conceals, or covers up by any trick, scheme, or device a material fact;
(2) makes any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation; or
(3) makes or uses any false writing or documents knowing the same to contain any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or entry;
shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 5 years or, if the offense involves international or domestic terrorism…, imprisoned not more than 8 years, or both….”
Can you tell me one member of government who is not violating this law? Special Counsel needs to stop government from lying to the American public by enforcing this law.
Americans should insist that members of Congress abide by all of these ethical principles. If your member of Congress has failed to abide by these principles you can file an ethics complaint against them at the addresses noted below. While sexual ventilation seems to be the only subject the ethical committees will even recognize, I think it is a far greater ethical violation against our republican form to lie to the American public and secretly pass laws with hidden amendments and closed hearings. That is what corrupted our members of Congress in the first instance, secret court hearings within the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. (FISC)
United States Senate Select Committee on Ethics
c/o U. S. Senator _________ to sponsor complaint
220 Hart Building
United States Senate
Washington, D.C. 20510
T: (202) 224-2981
F: (202) 224-7416
Committee on Standards of Official Conduct
HT-2, The Capitol
Washington, D.C. 20515
Please contact your Congress members and tell them to vote “NO” on extending Section 702 of the (FISA) Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. There is an enemy within our government hiding in the shadows trying to eradicate our form of government to eliminate all of our Constitutional rights. Thoroughbred Americans must do more than just VOTE to protect our freedoms, or we will not have any rights. God bless the people who do research and those who picket to oppose these unconscionable laws.
Who was the United States Attorney General who made the legal opinion that the ethical principles listed below could not be enforced with civil or criminal laws? Congress voted unanimously to appoint him as a United States Supreme Court Justice, supposedly to uphold the United States Constitution where he now sits – with impunity.
The Code of Ethics for Government Service, H. Con. Res. 175 (85th Congress)
“The Code of Ethics for Government Service sets out ten standards of conduct that should be adhered to by all government employees, including officeholders.”
Those ten (10) tenets were found in a manual for the United States military, Army Regulation 600-50, “Standards of Conduct for Department of the Army Personnel” (Page 23, Appendix D)
“Code of Ethics for Government Service
Any person in Government service should –
a. Put loyalty to the highest moral principles and to country above loyalty to persons, party, or Government department.
b. Uphold the Constitution, laws, and regulations of the United States and of all governments therein and never be a party to their evasion.
c. Give a full day’s labor for a full day’s pay; giving earnest effort and best thought to the performance of duties.
d. Seek to find and employ more efficient and economical ways of getting tasks accomplished.
e. Never discriminate unfairly by the dispensing of special favors or privileges to anyone, whether for remuneration or not; and never accept, for himself or herself or for family members, favors or benefits under circumstances which might be construed by reasonable persons as influencing the performance of governmental duties.
f. Make no private promises of any kind binding upon the duties of office, since a Government employee has no private word which can be binding on public duty.
g. Engage in no business with the Government, either directly or indirectly, which is inconsistent with the conscientious performance of Government duties.
h. Never use any information gained confidentially in the performance of governmental duties as a means of making private profit.
i. Expose corruption wherever discovered.
j. Uphold these principles, ever conscious that public office is a public trust.”
Vuono, C., (1988), “Standards of Conduct for Department of the Army Personnel” (Army Regulation 600-50 Update) Publicly available on page 23, at Appendix D