In mind numbing disregard of reality, voters for the most part keep re-electing the perpetrators who gutted a once-thriving state.


Some of us continue to speculate how Illinois joined the ranks of oligarchies, plutocracies and kleptocracies that have destroyed democracies throughout history. Maybe these great thinkers can afford to stay and continue to offer unwanted solutions to a deaf electorate. The rest us are not so well-financed and dedicated. We are just trying to get out.