Bye-Bye, Blago

After two trials, millions of taxpayer dollars, and limitless embarrassment to the State of Illinois, a jury convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich yesterday of political corruption. Yet the state remains riddled with corruption and cronyism. My verdict: It’s a start. Let’s get ’em all.

My suggestion: Let’s allow politicians to raise as much money for their campaigns as they want, with two restrictions: (1) They can never cash it out for their personal use, and (2) they must give any leftover campaign money to the public treasury after every election. This would greatly lessen the corrupting influence of money on state politics.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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