Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Moral Depravity Runs Through & Through

Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich and his Chief of Staff, John Harris, were arrested today by FBI agents on federal corruption charges alleging that they and others are engaging in ongoing criminal activity: conspiring to obtain personal financial benefits for Blagojevich by leveraging his sole authority to appoint a United States Senator; threatening to withhold substantial state assistance to the Tribune Company in connection with the sale of Wrigley Field to induce the firing of Chicago Tribune editorial board members sharply critical of Blagojevich; and to obtain campaign contributions in exchange for official actions – both historically and now in a push before a new state ethics law takes effect January 1, 2009.

You can read more here.

Some questions:
-Should those in positions of heads of state be subject to criminal charges?
-Should the federal government be able to remove heads of state?
-If these allegations are proven true, what punishment should be handed down?
-How do we as citizens safeguard our liberties from things like this? Practically how do we?
-Did you ever trust your elected officials? Do you now?

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