Book Discussion on Breach of Trust

Former Congressman Tom Coburn talked about his book, Breach of Trust: How Washington Turns Outsiders into Insiders, published by WND… read more

Former Congressman Tom Coburn talked about his book, Breach of Trust: How Washington Turns Outsiders into Insiders, published by WND Books. In the book, the author explains how he believes the political system can turn the most reform-minded freshman members of Congress into career politicians. Dr. Coburn set term limits for himself prior to taking office in order ensure maximum effectiveness as a citizen legislator. The book states that some politicians are more concerned with personal perks, power, and re-election than with effective government. Dr. Coburn said that Medicare, Social Security, and the war on terror were the three major expenses facing the United States, and that inability to address these issues posed a real threat to democracy in America. He said that many of the problems in government today resulted from a failure to follow the vision of a limited federal government as outlined in the Constitution. Following prepared remarks, Dr. Coburn responded to questions from the audience. close

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 19, 2003
Last Aired:
Dec 27, 2003

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  • Oct 19, 2003 | 1:57am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 19, 2003 | 5:32pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 01, 2003 | 12:05pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 26, 2003 | 5:59pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 27, 2003 | 6:02am EST | C-SPAN 2
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