Tuesday, October 24, 2006

What's Your Price?

Everyone knows about the rampant corruption in Mexico and now we are in competition with them. By way of NewsMax comes an LA Times report that more than 200 Americans on the public payroll have been convicted of taking bribes from narcotics smugglers or illegal immigrant traffickers during the past two years.

The list of officials involves Border Patrol agents, local police, a county sheriff, motor vehicle clerks and an FBI supervisor. Others include immigration examiners, prison guards, school district officials and uniformed personnel of every branch of the U.S. military.

So far, the number of individuals indicted for corruption shows a steady growth: 17 in 2004, 35 in 2005 and 52 in 2006.

The laws need to be strengthened so the penalty for selling out your countrymen is severe. Make no mistake, this kind of crime needs to fall into the classification of treason because it is a betrayal of our nation.

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