Friday, December 12, 2008

Blagojevich Case Brings to Light Widespread Culture of GOVERNMENT Corruption...

In defending (sort of) Chicago’s spate of political corruptions, culminating in the recent arrest and indictment of Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich for attempting to sell Obama’s vacant Senate seat, USA Today tried valiantly to come to the rescue (?) with a story about how Illinois isn’t even the most corrupt state in the Union!

(NOTE to the folks at USA Today: “I’m sure you mean well, but you’re NOT really helping!”)

According to the USA Today piece, the top corruption honors apparently go to North Dakota, of all places.

And here, I’d have thought it was New Jersey, or Louisiana, or perhaps even New York – all finely tuned in the art of political corruption and cronyism. The USA Today article goes on to recount a littany of recent past governmental abuses across America's fruited plains.

The USA Today article highlights one undeniable truth – political corruption is almost universal and is deeply imbedded in the democratic process, which is precisely why America’s Founders worked so hard to shackle and limit government, fully aware of its penchant for abuse.

Further, it amplifies and echoes Ronald Reagan’s central theme, “Government is not the solution, government IS the problem.”

There’s really no way to rationally deny that basic truth, when you look at the systemic political corruption endemic in America today.

Here’s an idea, let’s engage in some REAL “reform” and clean up and re-LIMIT government, like this nation’s Founders intended!

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