Every morning I face going to prison. While driving to work, two signs on each side of the highway threaten to take away my freedom for fourteen years for striking a highway worker. This doesn’t make me a slave exactly and hitting someone is certainly a serious matter, but it still feels like a threat to my liberty without the slightest hint of due process.
He probably didn’t realize it when he said it, but Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan’s widely circulated remark about what Illinois government should do for residents “who need the government to be helpful to them.”1,2 will go down in state history for summing up the very worst thing about what his decades in office have accomplished.
It’s unfortunate, but true. Even though some people are stupid that doesn’t mean they can’t vote. That’s how democracy works. You get to have a say no matter how politically impaired your views or self-centered your goals.
Is Pat Quinn running neck and neck against Bruce Rauner in the Illinois governor’s contest because people are stupid?
Did Illinois lose out when a term limits amendment was denied a place on the fall ballot, or is all the bickering just another political time waster that ignores the biggest problem in Illinois: the voters.
Let’s be honest. Voters can have term limits whenever we want them.
The most amazing thing about Illinois politics is that voters have to think about their decisions. So little good comes from Springfield that a trip to the voting booth should mean little more than voting out whoever is in office. If you care about your kids, though, things are more difficult.