Public respect and esteem toward public officials has fallen to a shameful level. A cause of this national state of disgrace is the deterioration of personal character among government leaders, exacerbated by the lack of public outcry against immoral conduct by public office holders. If they cannot be trusted in private life, neither can they be trusted in public life. I believe corruption in government should not be tolerated and that criminal punishment should be pursued when necessary. When there is corruption within members of a political party, the party should lead the charge to get rid of them. If a party cannot keep its own house clean, how can they be trusted to govern?