Posts Tagged ‘arrested’

Bad Judgement

February 2, 2010

What were they thinking???

A group of ten people from Central Valley Baptist Church in Idaho have been arrested in Haiti and charged with child trafficking.  They arrived in Haiti, gathered a group of children,supposedly orphans,  loaded them on a bus, and headed back out.  They never intended to try proper channels.  

They thought the end justified the means.

They were wrong.

The goal of providing good homes for orphans is a wonderful goal.  That doesn’t mean that you can just go grab a few children off the streets and make a run for the border.  They should have gone through the proper channels and done things legally.  Yes, it takes longer, and costs more money, but it should be done the right way. Of course, now that they are sitting in a jail, they probably realize that they should have done things differently.  I do not believe that they were going to harm the children.  I believe that they have good hearts…just really, really, really, bad judgement.

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Governor in Jail!

December 10, 2008

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. 

Amazing!

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.