Governor in Jail!

I heard yesterday that the Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich has been arrested.  This morning I heard on the radio that he is actually in jail as of this morning.  He is accused of trying to sell Obama’s senate position. 


Actually, former governor Ryan, also of Illinois, is currently in prison as well.  He has been arrested, tried, convicted, and is serving his sentence.

How sad….

I have read somewhere that in Confucianist thinking the most important element for a government to succeed is the trust of the people.

Trust… the government???     Are you kidding????

If Confucius was right, (and if my memory is correct) we might be in trouble.  I remember (vaguely) the sixties.  I was in the 8th grade when Watergate was exposed.  I have learned not to have too much trust in the government.

Trust will have to be earned.

I do not believe that all politicians are corrupt.  I hope, and pray that our leaders are moral, and will make good choices and decisions.  I pray regularly for our leaders.  I want to believe the best of people;  even of politicians.

Can any good, moral, politician come out of Illinois??

I certainly hope so.

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2 Responses to “Governor in Jail!”

  1. Gloria Says:

    The sad thing is that there seems to be a shift in what integrity means. Like for instance, lies seem to have degrees – little, big, whopper. Then there is Clinton who showed the U.S. that one can lie under oath and not pay the price if one is above the law. The key seems to be don’t get caught or if you do get caught, blame someone else. It is time for leaders to lead by example.
    I had to chuckle at your last question. Time will tell just what kind of man Obama is. Let’s hope and pray he is indeed a good, moral, politician from IL.

  2. Pastor Curt Says:

    Gloria, thank you for your comment. Integrity in leadership is very important whether it is the government, a business or a church.

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