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.
From 2001 to 2018, 7 percent of defendants in financial scandals in the U.S. were women. Swedish scholars found that women mayors reduce corruption risks and corruption levels during the first term in office. Researchers concluded women mayors who do not adapt to corrupt networks are not re-elected.
We didn’t pay attention to the character of those we elected. We thought it was OK if their characters slipped a little here and a little there. If there ever has been a reason to vote for men and women of impeccable ethics, this is it. Our children. If there ever has been a reason to pay attention to the actions of our elected representatives, this is it: those who come after us.