How to elect people with integrity: 1. People who think of their integrity as non-negotiable have the strength and the willingness to act in ways that align with their moral standards.
2. People whose moral judgment is independent of external influence are more willing to resist pressure from authorities and confront wrongdoing.
3. People who feel in control of their lives and have a strong sense of moral responsibility are less likely to comply with unethical requests.
San Luis Obispo County has paid a high price for inviting felons to open cannabis dispensaries. It’s killing their children. SLO County now has an accidental fentanyl death rate of 68 people a year per 100,000 population. To put it in perspective, San Francisco’s rate is 44 deaths per 100,000 population. At that rate, the County will lose 200 people this year to fentanyl overdoses. What can you do? Psychologists say that when we inform people about the real consequences of corruption, it reduces corruption. It’s easy – tell everyone you know not to buy black-market cannabis and regularly follow, like, comment, and share posts about the consequences of corruption.
The Psychology of Government Fraud – The George Santos Effect and Twice Quoted in The Southern California Register in January 23
Citizens must pay attention lest they continue to put people in positions of power who are self-serving rather than public servants.