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Rod Blagojevich, the beleaguered Governor of Illinois, must be incredibly naive to fail to recognize that warrantless wiretapping and other forms of police state surveillance

Rod Blagojevich, the beleaguered Governor of Illinois, must be incredibly naive to fail to recognize that warrantless wiretapping and other forms of police state surveillance are accepted methods of control in the Reign of Bush. Does Blagojevich think he is immune from such tactics just because he is an elected official? Silly him.

Does Blagojevich actually expect to be tried in court for alleged crimes and abuse of power? The very fact that he is charged is sufficient reason to strip him of power and oust him from office. Surely he must realize that the archaic notion that one is innocent until proven guilty is clearly out of synch with a government which has redefined justice through bold, visionary creations such as The Patriot Act, The Military Commissions Act and the elimination of Habeus Corpus.

Then there is the issue of buying and selling politicians. Everyone understands that corporations and wealthy power brokers, not government officials, have the exclusive prerogative and privilege of owning politicians. It is not a free market. How could Blagojevich be in the political game and not recognize this basic reality?

Governor Blagojevich must bite the honorable, patriotic bullet and resign from office. He is woefully out of touch with the concepts of justice and democracy enshrined in The Project for a New American Century, which replaced the antiquated US Constitution and Bill of Rights.

Sue Bastian, Bend


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