Here is a reality, everything has consequences. Those consequences may be negative or positive and sometimes neutral but they will never be denied. When we are accountable to others there will be consequences for how we treat that accountability.
To our government officials I remind you that you are accountable to those who hired you, the people. Lately that seems to have little effect on directing your behaviors. That is highly unfortunate for us, but it turns out to be quite unfortunate for you too.
In an appeal to you to change your corrupted ways I'd like to direct your attention to who we are all going to be accountable to, our Creator.
God gave us the gift of life. With that gift He also gave us the gift of agency, the power to direct that life. With that precious gift comes consequences and accountability. One day we will all have to stand before our Creator and give an accounting of our lives. We and God will judge.
The questions will not be "Well, what important positions did you hold?" or "So, show me the stuff you got down there." Rather He will ask us to account for how we performed the duties to which we were assigned by our own design or by calling. So, to all of us, but particularly to government peoples (yes, I know there are a few good ones out there :) I ask you to please knock off all that corruption. Knock off all that backroom dealing. Knock off all the being influenced by money, greed, outside interests, anything other than the people you represent. Knock off all the disregarding of your constituents. Knock off breaking your oath to protect and defend the Constitution. I guess in short I'd quote The Tick "VILLAINS I SAY TO YOU NOW, KNOCK OFF ALL THAT EVIL!" It's for the good of the people and also your own welfare. That is the reality.