EDITORIAL: Malheur County judge must take stand for honesty

Citizens deserve honesty in their government day in and day out. Sadly, trust in public officials and agencies has faded. Those who control government bear much of the blame, and that’s true here in Malheur County.

In our democracy, citizens install other citizens into public office, trusting they will serve the common interest. “The whole art of government consists in the art of being honest,” said Thomas Jefferson.

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