The following is an article on Blago, but one only needs to replace “Illinois” with “enter your local government name here” and you will swear he was reading our minds when writing this.
In either case, we can all demand accountability in our local government.
Quoted from the end of this article in the Chicago Tribune.
What we must remember is this.
Oaths were taken.
And still they sold public office. They did so without honor. The breaking of an oath is not about a contract between the corrupt official and his conscience. It is about a contract between that official and all of us.
To pretend otherwise, to blubber and wail and plead mercy for such jackals, is to spread their infection upon all the victims. We are the taxpayers. We are the victims. And they’re the criminals. Some of you might not think oaths are important. Others might avoid such threatening terms as action and consequence.
And some obviously just get weak-kneed at the moment the hammer is about to fall. If that’s the case, then, please do the rest of us a favor and avert your eyes. But don’t stop the rest of us from doing what’s necessary.
Illinois is swimming in corruption. We’re drowning in it. The political class laughs at us. Can’t you hear it as they continue making their fortunes and putting their families and friends at the public trough to feed? It is their laughter that echoes on the breeze, Illinois.
There must be consequences for what people do, and debts must be paid for sins.
You take that oath, as a governor, as a judge, it must mean something. It’s got to count, even in a crooked state like Illinois.