Last Friday, the FBI pulled the oldest political trick in the book: the Friday document dump. And not just any Friday, but the Friday before a long holiday weekend. The biggest problem with this? The FBI is not supposed to be a political entity.
Our founding fathers designed our government to be a series of checks and balances. The main checks and balances are, of course, the three branches of government, however we do also have entities such as the Department of Justice, the IRS, and the FBI, which are supposed to be non-political and should be able to help uphold our laws evenly. Unfortunately under the Obama administration, it seems no part of government is above politics. The IRS targeting of conservative groups and the Department of Justice choosing cases based on Obama’s political agenda instead of the law are two examples of this. But the FBI is an entity most Americans were hoping would truly be above politics, and it has proven not to be.
I am not going to go through all of the damning details of what Hillary Clinton did with her email server as well as her Clinton Foundation/State Department’s improper connections. All of the information is out there for any intellectually honest person who wishes to know what is going on. It would take up pages and pages to go through it all. The bottom line is, there is substantial proof that she lied under oath, obstructed justice, and destroyed evidence, including government records that were not hers to destroy. When she made the decision to use one email and one server for all her private and work emails, she gave up the right to privacy of her personal emails. ALL emails from that server and email became public property. But it didn’t matter for Hillary Clinton because she is above the law, and doesn’t have to play by the same rules as everyone else.
As disturbing and corrupt as her behavior is, it is not the most concerning thing to me. She is a corrupt politician. She is not the first, nor will she be the last corrupt politician. It is in human nature for some people to obtain a position of power and then believe they are above the laws. It is a god-complex. That is why you see so many celebrities, politicians, and athletes breaking the law and doing horrible things. It is because the money and fame and power goes to their heads and they believe they are above consequence or reproach. Our founding fathers knew of this, and designed our government to protect against this part of human nature.
But all that seems to be failing now. It worked for 240 years, and it is now all coming to an end. Hillary Clinton is walking proof that our government is completely and utterly, 100% corrupt. The laws are NOT enforced the same for the rich and powerful as they are for the regular folks. There ARE in fact people in our country, one in particular, who actually is above the law because she has enough people in the government who are willing to cover for her. The thing I do not understand is why so many people are willing to go down for her, willing to sacrifice their professional as well as personal reputation for her, and willing to sacrifice the reputation of an entire governmental department for her.
The FBI is supposed to be independent. James Comey is supposed to be a man of integrity. But he has proven not to be, and the department has proven to be in the pocket of the current administration. This will be James Comey’s legacy: the man who sold out the FBI to protect a politician. When you look at all of the evidence there is against Clinton, all of the discrepancies in her stories, the use of Bleach Bit, the lying under oath, and the fact that emails were erased AFTER there was a subpoena telling the Clinton team to retain ALL emails from that server, it does not take an expert to recognize that there is AMPLE evidence that there in fact was intent and that laws were broken. Yet no charges will be filed. She will not even have her security clearance revoked, which would be the absolute least that would happen to any other American who did what she did. There are no consequences whatsoever.
The minute that the system of checks and balances in America breaks is the minute that the public ceases to have any faith in government. That is the point where we are at right now. That is why the Republican party nominated Donald Trump. That is why the Democratic party, had the primary not been rigged, would have possibly nominated Bernie Sanders. People are fed up. People have had it. At least, a good portion of Americans have.
Hillary has been sinking in the polls, but she is still ahead. She still has a very good chance of becoming our next president. And when she does, she will continue her corruption. We will have four years of scandals and lies, and Hillary blaming everyone else and crying “right-wing conspiracy”. And she will continue to get away with it, because our government has proven that there is no will to stop her. If the American people elect her as President of the United States, we are condoning all of the corruption, not just from her, but from every branch and aspect of the Federal Government that is failing to hold her accountable for what she has done.
Many Americans, myself included, are beyond disgusted with our Federal Government. Hillary Clinton embodies everything wrong with it. If the American people elect her as the next President, we will have no one to blame except for ourselves. We have to remember that the people in government work for us, and NOT the other way around. They are not supposed to be above the law, they are not supposed to control us, they are not supposed to ignore us. When will the American people stand up and say enough is enough?