Accountability

Family Policy Network strives to hold corporate leaders, government officials and other public figures accountable for bad behavior and immoral policies. Ephesians 5:11 requires exposing “deeds of darkness.” Unfortunately, there are several factors that make it difficult to hold public figures accountable for bad behavior.

  • People tend to believe whatever good things public figures say about themselves. Meanwhile, public figures tend to say what their listeners want to hear.
  • Leaders who merely claim to be conservative will often work to undermine the very things they claim to believe, but they’ll do so in ways that can’t be seen in the public record. For example, a politician will support amendments that weaken important legislation, which makes the resulting statute weak or meaningless. Likewise, they will work to prevent conservative legislation from being considered in order to avoid being “on record” as opposing a bill their constituents want.
  • Unfortunately, most conservative organizations prefer to play the “inside game” with corporate and public officials in order to have “access” to important people. These groups are reluctant to hold “friends” accountable publicly because they want desperately to have these politicians as speakers at their fundraising events. These dynamics ensure such organizations become nothing more than props for the not-so-conservative politician. They “enable” the compromising conservative politician’s inaction and bad behavior by their reluctance to alienate them.

TAKE ACTION:

  • Join Family Policy Network’s email list and Facebook group. Updates from these two sources often provide information about corporations and public figures that doesn’t often get reported by other conservative organizations or the mainstream media.
  • Speak up. Tell corporate leaders and politicians – - especially ones who claim to be conservative – - you are disappointed or frustrated by their actions. After all, it’s been said that nothing moves in politics unless it’s pushed. When citizens collectively make their frustrations known, it often makes a positive difference.
  • Leverage the impact of your voice by recruiting conservative friends and neighbors to get educated and speak out, too.
  • Attend FPN Policy Briefings when they are hosted in your area. If none are currently being held in your area, contact FPN to inquire about hosting an event yourself. These briefings provide valuable insight into ways seemingly conservative politicians are betraying your values.
  • Make a tax-deductible contribution to FPN to help with this and other projects designed to inform Christians and confront the culture on the important moral issues of the day.

“Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.” (Proverbs 14:34). Make a difference by staying informed and speaking out against conservative compromises in the halls of government.


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