Resolution Adopted by the CCAR

CORRUPTION IN GOVERNMENT

Digests of resolutions adopted by the
Central Conference of American Rabbis
between 1889 and 1974

1. See Civic Affairs, Sec. 1 (1942).

2. The ethical ideals of Judaism impel us to protest against corruption in government. We are convinced that no adequate effort has been made to expose and eliminate such corruption. No agency or department of government can be expected to investigate itself impartially. We urge, therefore, the appointment of an independent Presidential Commission to be charged with the responsibility of investigating all phases of corruption in government and of making such public recommendations as it deems necessary We recommend that those who offer bribes as well as those who accept them be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. (1952, p. 181)

3. See Watergate.