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That’s debatable

That’s debatable

I rise to stand in defense of my former home State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations as the most corrupt state.

From John:

With apologies for the bad photography, I’m sending along the pic below that I recently snapped in Chicago.

Close inspection will reveal that the license plate frame says “Most Corrupt State”.

Bumper Sticker - Illinois - Most Corrupt State


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We can still be the Dirtiest Little State In The Union though, right?

TrooperJohnSmith | September 29, 2013 at 7:41 am

Maybe RI can join with us down here in Texas as one of our smaller counties. Why not? Michigan’s land mass is not contiguous, and neither is that of Alaska, Hawaii or Florida. Florida has Key West, and Texas could have Rhode Island. Overnight, they’d have a real economy, a robust concealed-carry law, a strong jury system and some great heroes like Davy Crockett, Bill Travis and Sam Houston. They’d have college football teams that play in real conferences and a border with Mexico. In exchange, Texas would get an Atlantic coast and a presence in the Eastern Time Zone. Finally, the Texas Rangers could come in and clean up all that corruption, and you could ship them off to do hard time in the unairconditioned prison system of Texas.

So… why the hell not?


Having lived in New Orleans for some ten years I already knew the answer to this debate, but a quick Google and:

“Louisiana named most corrupt state in America”

But it may be more a matter of actually filing charges and pursuing convictions…

I have lived all over the country and I can say without reservation, I met some great people in Illinois and Illinois is the most undesirable state in which I have ever lived.

I rise to stand in defense of my former home State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations as the most corrupt state.

The true measure is…how many governors have been sent to The Big House.

Illinois has a stellar record: four of the last seven! Can RI&PP beat that?

As supporting evidence, Illinois does have the worst credit rating in the country. Royko wrote about “The Boss” forty years ago, yet only the governors go to prison, never the Chicago Machine Boss. And we sent Obama and his regime to DC, where they openly lie to us constantly.

Rhode Island may be corrupt, but Illinois “wins” by sheer volume. Considering the financial bailouts with 100’s of billions being tossed around to friends like Goldman Sachs, or Corzine’s MF Global’s $1.6 billion theft from clients (“I don’t know where the money went”) … there are plenty of contenders.