When I was in junior high, Mr. Berge, my civics teacher, did a little experiment. He put a penny on the edge of his desk and asked the class to think of the answer, but not to say it out loud: “If I left this here, and you know you’d never be caught, would you take it?” He repeated it with a nickel, a dime, a quarter, all they way up to a $100 bill.
He then said, “When you said ‘yes,’ that was the price at which you were willing to sell your integrity. Don’t do that. Your reputation and integrity should always be priceless.” That lesson stuck with me.
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi should have had Mr. Berge as her civics teacher. Maybe then she wouldn’t have solicited Donald Trump for a $25,000 contribution while she was considering investigating Trump University.
Bondi sold her integrity on the cheap. She should resign. Our chief law enforcement officer cannot be seen as putting her decisions up for sale to the highest bidder.
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