FBI Director James Comey this week pronounced that Hillary Clinton had no “intent” to act illegally, and therefore no crime was committed – case closed. However, she did indeed consciously and intentionally act to conceal her official activities while holding a high level public office of the United States. She spent considerable resources to enable this intent that included procuring infrastructure, hiring people to implement the infrastructure, and maintaining the infrastructure and processes to fulfill the intent over four years while she was Secretary of State.
The problem with this, separate from Comey’s determination of legality, is that in a democracy, concealment is in direct contravention of a democracy’s requirement for transparency. Clinton’s concealment signifies a women who sees two sets of rules. Where she feels not part of the public, rather, above it and its laws.
Hillary Clinton is a major player in flouting the rule of law but she is not alone. It runs rampant in our political system, across the aisle, and through every bureaucratic circle. There is a rift that separates those who rule and those who are ruled, which can only be closed if enough of us get smart and collectively become vigilant to demand a government that is better and virtuous. We have said before, knowledge is power and there is power in numbers.
Be Vigilant. Be Free.