Wednesday, October 12, 2016
One Winner in 2016
One thing is for certain in this election: a sexual predator will inhabit the White House come January. Congratulations America, you have made sexual predation the one winner in 2016!
That said, there is a big difference between Clinton malfeasance and Donald Trump's. No matter what you think of the relative evil represented by each of these flawed candidates, there is a yuuge difference.
Imagine that the worst is true for each candidate: Donald Trump is an abuser of women, an uncouth and abrasive personality, and has a shallow grasp of the issues. Hillary Clinton destroyed subpoenaed evidence, attacked the women her husband raped and abused, and went so far as to jail a filmmaker for a year to cover for her lies about Benghazi.
But there's a big difference: Only one of them was a government employee under oath-of-office. Hillary Clinton was Senator, Secretary of State, and arguably co-President for eight years. The standard oath for any federal office states, "I do solemnly swear to faithfully execute the office of...". In that context, faithfully means truthfully. Hillary Clinton has clearly violated her oath on numerous significant occasions by being untruthful while in office. The same cannot be said of her opponent.
You may think Donald Trump is unfit for office based on speculation about how he may possibly perform as President. Hillary Clinton leaves no room for speculation, and that is the defining difference between them.