How much more of this are we going to take?
Am I talking about Orlando, Dallas and Baton Rouge? Well, yes, that too. Of course.
Am I talking about Hillary Clinton’s email server misconduct? Well certainly that too.
But, no, what I’m talking about now are U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
How do they each possibly engage in these glaring faux pas? They had to know better, but did it anyway.
So, first Lynch, then Ginsburg.
What Lynch Did?
She took a private meeting with former President Bill Clinton when his wife, Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, and their foundation, were/are both the subjects of criminal investigations under Lynch’s ultimate jurisdiction. Bill and Hillary Clinton clearly do not know better (as demonstrated by their long standing, checkered history), but Bill is no longer a civil servant and there is not really much to make of his continuing misconduct, apart from perhaps visiting the sins of the husband on the wife. However, Lynch still is a public servant. Even if she does not behave like one, at least not in this instance. Not only should she have known better, but she acknowledged after the fact that she did know better. But did it anyway.
What Ginsburg Did?
A sitting Supreme Court Justice critically shot her mouth off about one of our Presidential candidates in the midst of a Presidential campaign. Perhaps not illegal, and maybe not even technically unethical, but certainly immoral and inappropriate, both as a matter of custom and as a matter of common sense. Supreme Court justices are certainly entitled to vote in the election, but they should not politicize the Supreme Court (any more than it sadly already is) and they should not abuse their public office and standing to essentially campaign for the other Presidential candidate. Once again, another public representative of we the people who acknowledged after the fact that she too did know better. But did it anyway.
No Accountability; No Consequences
But why? The answer is . . . why not? There doesn’t seem to be any accountability or any consequences. Just do or say what you want to do or say and then throw up a quick “Oops, pardon my boner” mea culpa. And all is well and we just move on. A free pass.
Well, I submit that we should put an end to these free passes. Abuse your office; lose your office, and the retirement benefits that go with it. You’d be amazed how quickly these representatives who knowingly abuse their positions would quit doing so.
Am I the only one who is troubled by this pattern? Because, if I am, this pattern of abuse of office will just continue.
So, what next?
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