I feel today I need to speak about the Governor of Illinois and his actions. As many of you know the governor of Illinois (Rod Blagojevich) was discovered to have attempted to SELL the senate seat occupied by President-elect Obama to the highest bidder. The seat is going to be vacated by President-elect Obama when he heads to the white house. First off let me clarify, I am not accusing or blaming anyone in this situation besides the governor. There are many varying stories out there as to who was bidding on the seats and if any other political figure was involved. Governor Blagojevich's actions were Stupid, boneheaded, and downright unpatriotic. The act of putting a United States Senate seat up in an ebay like system is no short of evil. It demonstrates the very thing our Founding Fathers fought to ensure what would not happen. I believe he should resign or be impeached from his post. For someone to be able to commit a crime like this on such a major scale makes you wonder if he had ever done this before with different state legislature, or if his different appointments were the ones who paid the most.
On the other hand we need to remember something, Rod Blagojevich is human. HE and all other humans will make mistakes. Some people will make bigger blunders than others but we all mess up. Ever since sin came into the world this is something we have had to deal with in society. Greed affects a lot of our lives, and we may not even realize it. We may subconsciously choose to associate ourselves with people because of their wealth and status and our own greed or popularity. Honestly this situation, however horrible it may be, has reminds us how blessed we are to have a democracy. We are outraged (and have a right to be) that the governor of a state we may not even live in is abusing his power in this fashion. Imagine if the leader of our country was like that. That can be what happens in a dictatorship when an entire nation is up to the sole discretion of ONE individual. It reminds us how blessed we are. Again I am not saying that we should condone Mr. Blagojevich's actions, but just remember that things can be worse for others and we may not even think about it.
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