Land of Lincoln or Land of Corruption?
There was a time on this land where a man named Lincoln walked miles to return a few cents to an overpaying costumer. Additionally, when he was young Lincoln partnered with an unscrupulous business man who skipped town and left Lincoln with a massive debt. Nevertheless, Lincoln took the debt upon himself and although it took him years to pay the debt off. These are two examples that earned Lincoln the title of “Honest Abe”.
This is the man who was at the heart of the Republican Party, one of its architects who saved our country and ended slavery. Postulation: the land of Lincoln is where it all began for the Republican Party. A party built on the principles of equality, freedom and yes honesty!
Honesty, a virtue that has been excluded from public office in Illinois for quite some time. Thanks, to the Democratic Party, Illinois and especially Chicago is known today not as “The Land of Lincoln” but “The Land of Corruption”! The Chicago way is another epithet assigned to our state, where pay to play reigns.
Imagine Blagojevich walking or jogging miles to return money…or make a real Senate appointment…Blago was an amateur of “pay to play”. Looking at the way the health care votes were bought in Washington one can see why Blago lagged behind. Perhaps, if Blago would have worked more than nine hours per week, things would have been different for our state.
One thing is clear it, is the duty of the Illinois Republican Party to restore people’s confidence in government by ending the endemic corruption that plagues our state which by now has spilled over to Washington. By restoring and enforcing a two party system in Springfield and making the office of the Governor relevant. Now is the time for the Governor to make Illinois — The Land of Lincoln.
Bill Brady has the potential to do that. The political climate is favorable to republicans, for the electorate got sick of democrats picking their pockets by perennial tax increases. In fact, Brady is ahead in polls and has a war chest greater than Quinn’s. Which is quite an accomplishment considering the fact that Brady started fundraisers late. It took until March to confirm his nomination due to a close tie to Kirk Dillard.
My concern is not the office of the Governor, but the Mayor’s office and the Speaker of the House’s Office. This political triumvirate runs Illinois. For the Governor to be effective we need more republican state senators, a bi partisan speaker of the House and a Republican Mayor.
Brady will definitely win but his effectiveness and success as a governor depends on bi partisan support and a strong republican party!
This time we will take our state back!