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Thursday, October 9, 2008

Cloning Sheriff Dart

I'm not yet a big fan of cloning, but if we're going to clone, for heavens sake let's clone Sheriff Dart. Standing between innocent renters and surprise eviction is Sheriff Thomas J Dart of Cook County, Illinois, a county that includes Chicago. , who today refused to do the dirty work of banks by putting unsuspecting renters out of their homes and on the street. Some say he is breaking the law he swore to uphold. Others, like myself, see a heroic person who stands up for what is right, even if it means going against established laws designed to protect some and not others. He may suffer from this. Might even lose his job for taking this stand. But he will not lose my respect, his self-respect, or the personal qualities that make him say NO in the face of powerful, greedy forces bent on mindlessly ripping lives apart.
This article explains the plight of renters facing eviction because their landlord did not pay the mortgage. Can the banks do any more to ruin their reputation? We shall see.

After we clone Sheriff Dart, let's spread him around on school boards, committees, and even up at the highest government levels. Any place that we need integrity and a cool eye for fairness.

Next I plan to navigate over to The Cook County Sheriff's Office and give Sheriff Dart a personal high five for being a real, feeling, thinking human being! I invite you to join me! Here's the email address. You can also see his picture there. On top of all his virtues, he's also a fairly handsome fellow.

1 comment:

  1. Hey, I saw that story as well and was thoroughly impressed. Unfortunately integrity of that caliber (or calibre- if you happen to be British) seems scarce.