Dr. Tom Coburn, a former U.S. Congressman from Oklahoma, explains why the lack of courage among career politicians in Washington is placing our nation at great risk. He passionately challenges the public to elect a new generation of political leaders who will return to the founders' intent of a government "by the people and for the people."
Tom A. Coburn, a congressional maverick who kept his promise to serve three terms and then leave Washington, offers a candid look at the inner workings of Congress-why the system changes politicians instead of vice versa. Breach of Trust shows readers, through shocking behind-the-scenes stories, why Washington resists the reform our country desperately needs and how they can make wise, informed decisions about current and future political issues and candidates. This honest and critical look at "business as usual" in Congress reveals how and why elected representatives are quickly seduced into becoming career politicians who won't push for change. Along the way, Coburn offers readers realistic ideas for how to make a difference.
SenatorTom Coburn is a former business owner and practicing physician. He was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1994. A true citizen legislator, he honored his self-imposed term limits pledge and left Congress in 2001. The author of Breach of Trust , a congressional exposé,he returned to public service in 2004 after a successful campaign for the U.S. Senate.