The Chicago Way

With the election now behind us I’d like to pause on a great little story in the Trib. today.

Cook County voters Tuesday narrowly retained four Circuit Court judges who had been deemed unqualified to continue on the bench by several legal groups.

Jim Ryan and Susan McDunn each garnered about 63 percent of the vote, just above the required 60 percent to be retained; Dorothy Jones pulled in 64 percent; and William O’Neal recorded 66 percent.

(Full story here.)

This is nothing short of embarrassing.  We must do whatever it takes to change the crooked system that keeps unqualified people in office.  Apathy is not an excuse, let alone a reason, for poor judges to be retained.

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.

— Edmund Burke

That about sums it up.