According to the information received from Tonya Wingfield (an activist) who attended the meeting in Annapolis on February 22, 2017. According to her, the action to kill bill PG -402-17 began in November 2016 by Delegate Jay Walker and Prince George’s County delegation when they voted to form a sub-education committee.
But nothing under the sun stays hidden. We believe Delegate Carolyn J.B. Howard is working closely behind the scenes as a Deputy Speaker Pro Tem and a Member of Ways and Means Committee to sabotage the bill and engage the issues in the dark. Prince George’s County public school children deserve better than what these leaders are offering at the moment. Playing political games which hurt the citizens of the county have no place in a developed society.
As one of the oldest and most perplexing phenomenon in human society, political corruption exist in every country in the contemporary world and it is not exclusively a problem of developing countries. The classical concept of corruption as a general disease of the body politics was stated by ancient political philosophers Plato and Aristotle. Plato in his theory of the “perverted” constitutions-Democracy, oligarchy, and tyranny-worried that these regimes instead of being guided by the law were serving the interest of the rulers. “These fundamental general notions of corruption all practically define corruption as dysfunctional. For it is seen as destructive of a particular political order, be it monarchy, aristocracy, or polity, the latter a constitutionally limited popular rule, and thus by definition devoid of any function within a political order.” This classic conception of corruption continued into modern times, and is central to the political thought of Machiavelli, Montesquieu and Rosseau. For Machiavelli corruption was process by which the virtue of the citizen was undermined and eventually destroyed. “Since most men are weak and lacking in the virtue of the good citizen except when inspired by a great leader, the process of corruption is ever threatening. And when virtue has been corrupted, a heroic leader must appear who in rebuilding the political order infuses this virtue into the entire citizenry.” Arnold Heidenheimer (1993 p. 25)