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China Has the Right Idea

Date: 01 August, 2007

By: Chief

Imagehe USAToday headline reads:

"China executes former watchdog chief"

And the lead paragraph says:

"China executed the former head of its food and drug watchdog on Tuesday for approving untested medicine in exchange for cash, the strongest signal yet from Beijing that it is serious about tackling its product safety crisis."

The story made headlines all over the world. I love it. I really do.

Let me tell you that is the way to handle corruption in government. The Chinese way:

It is quick and extremely effective. Plus no retirement benefits have to be paid out of the treasury thereby making life a little bit easier on the taxpayer. Additionally, cost of incarceration will be drastically reduced, again making life easier on the taxpayer. Lastly the former corrupt government official, now the very dead and buried former corrupt government official, will not become a repeat offender.

And if the family of the now executed hooligan wants the body back, the Chinese government charges the family for the bullet that was used to put Hop Sing Hooligan in the grave.

I am here to tell you that the 'China way' is a win — win for everybody. Especially for We the People. It is simple and it is brilliant.

We need desperately to get something very similar to China's method going here in the good old U.S. of A. And let me tell you while some worthless 'do-gooders', such as Amnesty International and more than likely the ACLU, will whine, moan and groan about how terrible and cruel the death penalty is, I submit that the death penalty is a great idea. Further, using it — vigorously — on or against those people in our government who have corrupted it and are corrupted by it would not hurt my feelings one little bitty bit. I would also think that We the People as a whole might find the idea quite appealing.

Just consider the number of congressmen, bureaucrats, appointees and employees — not to mention lobbyists — who have either been convicted of some kind of corruption (kick back schemes, bribery, etc.) or have been forced to resign their governmental position because of same. Some of the bastards are doing time (playing golf) at a state or federal cross bars bed and breakfast. Some just got a slap on the wrist. Others just lost their government job. All have one thing in common — they took advantage of their position of trust. A trust which We the People gave them and, in return, these worthless sons-a-bitches spit upon We the People.

Corruption, like pregnancy, takes two. Normally one person on the inside — a government employee, bureaucrat or elected buffoon and one person on the outside — a lobbyist, business man, family member or lover (a close personal friend). Hence going after the government jerk will only eliminate half of the problem. And half is not nearly good enough. We want to get them all. As such, if hanging the worthless corrupt governmental buffoon is good for the goose then hanging the lobbyist, business man, family member or lover, who is the other half of the corruption scheme is good for the gander.

In order to make this work we need to rewrite some statutes at the federal and state levels wherein the only punishment for corruption is death. Period. Plain and simple. We would also have to make proving corruption simple and straight forward. The appeals process would have to be rewritten as well. None of this 'died on death row due to old age'. Not a chance. As I wrote in my other story — one year for the appeals process and then publicly hang the corrupt slug so all can see what happens to a person who is convicted of corruption.

Nobody would be immune. Nobody should be immune. Not members of Congress. Not the president or vice president. Not cabinet officers. Not judges. Not law enforcement. Not bureaucrats. Not even We the People. Like I said, it takes two. In other words as the Cowardly Lion in the wonderful movie The Wizard of Oz said "not nobody, not no how."

Now with impeachable officers the impeachment naturally has got to be dealt with first. However, once impeached and subsequently convicted the former impeached officer could and should be arrested on the spot, taken to the local court house, tried and if convicted (and they would be) taken to the gallows and given a 'suspended' sentence at the end of a rope.

I would be remiss if I thought that executing those who commit corruption offenses would eliminate all corruption in government. It will not. But it will severely cut back on the number of those who are corrupt and, much more importantly, those who are 'considering' taking part in some sort of corruption scheme. Indeed, with the latter they may very well think twice before they act.

One thing we cannot afford to let happen is the non-enforcement of the statute. The statute would have to be enforced vigorously and rigorously for it to really be effective. And effective it could be.

Amnesty International whines, as is their norm, that the Chinese government executes approximately 3,500 people per year. There are more corrupt people than that in Washington, DC (District of Criminals) — alone. Then if you add in the corruption of the various governments of the several states ... well I think it is suffice to say that rope manufacturers and hangmen are going to be very, very busy for sometime to come.

But it can be done. We can drastically reduce corruption. We can make government service an honorable profession again instead of a Hooligans' Army as it is now. We can make that position of trust — trustworthy once again. All it takes is the arrest, trial and subsequent execution of a few thousand bad apples. I, for one, see no problem with that. No problem whatsoever. After all government employees are servants of We the People.

I think service with honor is critically important. Each employment position is truly a matter of trust and must be treated as such. Those who take advantage of their position of trust for personal gain need to have their necks stretched.

Besides, what would you prefer? Service with honor or Ali Baba and his Forty Thieves?

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