Americans are seeing levels of corruption in government like never before. The truths being revealed almost daily highlight a central issue: the importance of integrity in leadership.
Leadership sets the tone and the example.
We’ve been down this road before. Richard Nixon actively engaged criminality, creating a crisis, destroying confidence in leadership, leading to his resignation. Bill Clinton’s behavior encouraged staff to behave likewise resulting in criminality, a credibility crisis, and impeachment.
The present state of affairs makes Nixon and Clinton look like amateurs, continuing the shame of seeing executive leadership demonstrate criminal and immoral behavior, leaving youth to conclude nothing of value matters anymore: total demoralization reaching critical mass.
One scandal after another in recent weeks makes this administration look like an international crime syndicate. Americans should keep in mind Harry Truman was right saying the buck stops at his desk. Ultimately, the President is responsible, as Obama has stated himself over and over.
The latest outrage involves allegations of criminality in the State Department. Once again, illegality has apparently been fairly widespread, and when honest government investigators attempted to do their jobs, they were waved off and told to stand down. Hillary strikes, again.
This revelation is reminiscent of scandals involving the Secret Service not long ago. It is another example of government engaging illegality, covering it up, then turning on whistleblowers trying to do the right thing. That spells police state.
Working back through time to review this massively deteriorating situation:
>NSA leaks revealing unprecedented domestic surveillance some say far exceeds the original intent of the Patriot Act. Feds in bed with 50 communications companies to collect data on citizens. Creeping fascism. Director of National Intelligence accused of lying under oath.
>IRS intentionally harassing conservative groups, infringing constitutional rights, engaging illegality, persecuting average citizens with the inappropriate use of FBI and ATF investigators to suppress opposition voices.
>DOJ investigating journalists: Rosen at Fox, hundreds of editors and reporters at the Associated Press. Attorney General now accused of perjury.
>Serial scandals and controversies over the years at DOJ, leaving the Attorney General looking like a criminal co-conspirator: Black Panthers cut loose after being convicted of felonies, Fast & Furious gun running resulting in hundreds of deaths, subsequent stonewalling of congressional investigators, bungling the Boston Massacre investigation, to name a few. Whistleblowers again targeted for persecution and sanction.
>Immigration officials forced to sue the Administration alleging Obama purposefully prevented them from doing their jobs enforcing standing law.
>EPA officials running rough shod over companies and individuals, installing policies and procedures to enact provisions of global warming mitigation rejected by Congress.