Today marks a historic day in the State of Illinois. While the previous governor is still in prison on corruption charges, out-going, loud-mouth Rod Blagojevich is in court to receive his sentence on federal corruption charges.
This is a great moment for the judge and the judicial system to hand out a sentance that will help PERMANENTLY end the endemic corruption in the Illinois executive branch.
Americans always point out corruption issues in other countries — but this is the MidWest — the Heartland of America. In fact, I know people who ONLY hire people from the midwest because they think they are more honest and more hardworking.
So I hope that this verdict will uphold justice because I firmly believe that a country is only as good as it’s justice system. It defines everything else that happens (read my previous post on the SEC failures to enforce).
Every judicial decision, even a non-decision, sends out a strong message to the next potential corrupt politican that the State of Illinois, and the US as a whole, cannot allow corruption in our elected officials!