All the chatter is about Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server to
conceal store, 100% of her electronic communications, including while serving as US Secretary of State.
“Every one does it” is not only impertinent, it’s true and banal. The more interesting point is that “everyone does it” IS both the indictment and proof, not of Hillary’s culpability, but proof of a fact very few will comprehend or acknowledge.
“Public servants” do not exist. There is no line between an office holder’s personal interest and her public life. Private interests and public duties are, naturally and invariably, not susceptible of being disentangled. That most people are fooled by the disingenuous line “I’m here to serve my constituents” makes them, well, fools. Oh, compliant subjects too.
The unique issue with Mr and M[r]s [Rodham] Clinton is this. Neither of them has EVER done a single productive thing. Both of them are fabulously wealthy for the simple reason that they’ve held and aspire once again to hold the levers of the power of public office. And with that power comes the ability to dole out enormous favors bought with $4,000,000,000,000 per year of money confiscated from you by your public servants to serve their
constituent’s best friends’ interests.
A wink here, a nudge there, a little fix in the language of a regulation issued on next Tuesday . . . they all benefit someone. Those someones don’t pay Mrs. Clinton hundreds of thousands of dollars to hear what she has to say in a 30 minute speech – if so, why did she sell so few $29.99 books? No one pays to hear what she thinks, they pay her for access to the government trough. It’s her blatant abuses of the powers and privileges of office that make us wince when we discover that she has concluded that her everyday dealings at the Dept of State can not withstand the light of day and that she has gone to great lengths to conceal her so-called ‘public’ communications from public view.
No title of nobility shall be granted by the United States: and no person holding any office of profit or trust under them, shall, without the consent of the Congress, accept of any present, emolument, office, or title, of any kind whatever, from any king, prince, or foreign state.
US Constitution, Article I, Section 9, Clause 8
That clause was not about TITLES per se. It is about the privileges, the emoluments that were once inextricably attached to titles. Your government is chock-full of Hillary Clintons. Sure, singling her and Bubba out for special punishment may be warranted, because they are especially good at being devious. But remember this: The Clintons are the most “successful” politicians ever. They represent the prototype and the pinnacle of political savvy and ambition. They are to this day the envy of the entire political class, the very class that makes the rules about YOUR life, and that class has no intention of doing something to stop her now.
Throw Hillary under the jail. Put Bill there with her, too. Won’t change a damned thing.