July 15, 2007
Just a little pinprick
I read the other day that China executed a government official the other day for taking bribes. Most news outlets in the US that reported this event did so with a tone of incredulity. After all, we are loath to even execute the worst scum and violent offenders in our midst. But I think I agree with the action. Those who work in the bureaucracies and elected positions in our Government do so ostensibly to serve us. When they violate that trust they are committing crimes against us all. It is time to send a message to those in Government and those who would pay our representatives for votes and favorable actions that we are tired of the corruption. How does one go to work in Government, never worked in the Private sector, and retire a multi-millionaire? I say we fry a few corrupt Congressmen and lobbyists and see what happens to tort reform and bills revising the tax code.