The Rot is Bigger Than Clinton or Trump

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The Rot is Bigger Than Clinton or Trump

moldy-orangeby baldilocks

Most civil­ians would be sur­prised to dis­cov­ered how many lib­er­als and even hard left­ists there are in the mil­i­tary. Fur­ther, I’d guess that 3040 per­cent of those who have served in mil­i­tary intel­li­gence capac­i­ties are lib­er­als or left­ists. Be advised that I’m going by the polit­i­cal per­sua­sions of my old Air Force intel friends and acquain­tances with whom I’ve had con­tact on Face­book. The lat­ter have long ago cursed me out, then blocked me or qui­etly unfriended me.

And those who remain con­nected with me—who are my true friends–are very quiet about the Clin­ton email scan­dal, and I under­stand why. They know beyond any equiv­o­ca­tion that any one of us who would have com­mit­ted even the tini­est frac­tion of Clinton’s crimes would have done time. We have all seen it actu­ally happen.

Any­one who has been a part of the intel­li­gence com­mu­nity knows that the method in which Hillary Clin­ton han­dled clas­si­fied infor­ma­tion dur­ing her tenure in one of the high­est polit­i­cal offices in the land is crim­i­nal. Every mem­ber of the DOJ and FBI knows it as well, from Lynch and Comey on down.

I under­stand why my friends who are lib­er­als would not want Don­ald Trump to ascend to the pres­i­dency. Believe me, I do. Heck, the events and rev­e­la­tions of the past few months are emblem­atic of the rea­son I decided to wait until Elec­tion Day to make my deci­sion! My friends find them­selves between the prover­bial rock and hard place regard­ing next week’s final deci­sion, assum­ing they haven’t voted already. It’s a place which many con­ser­v­a­tives were deposited months ago. Welcome!

And here’s some­thing I don’t see many peo­ple dis­cussing: the rea­son that Clin­ton was allowed to set up a server in her home in the first place and pass clas­si­fied infor­ma­tion through it. That no one blew the whis­tle on that is much big­ger than who we will have sit­ting in the Oval Office in January.

How many peo­ple knew about this server? What about the tech­ni­cians? Was there any­one who under­stood the mag­ni­tude of what they were doing? Any­one who had taken an oath and who was will­ing to hang his/​her body on that oath?

Appar­ently not.

Trump/Clinton…and Obama are/​will be fig­ure­heads for a deeply rot­ten gov­ern­ment which we give per­mis­sion to speak for us and to han­dle our business.

And that is some­thing which all of us — con­ser­v­a­tives and lib­er­als who believe in lib­erty and in the rule of law – need to file away in the back of our minds in order to pre­pare for the future.

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Juli­ette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was pub­lished in 2012. Her sec­ond novel will be done in 2016. Fol­low her on Twit­ter.

Please con­tribute to Juliette’s JOB: Her new novel, her blog, her Inter­net to keep the lat­ter going and COF­FEE to keep her going!

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moldy-orangeby baldilocks

Most civilians would be surprised to discovered how many liberals and even hard leftists there are in the military. Further, I’d guess that 30-40 percent of those who have served in military intelligence capacities are liberals or leftists. Be advised that I’m going by the political persuasions of my old Air Force intel friends and acquaintances with whom I’ve had contact on Facebook. The latter have long ago cursed me out, then blocked me or quietly unfriended me.

And those who remain connected with me—who are my true friends–are very quiet about the Clinton email scandal, and I understand why. They know beyond any equivocation that any one of us who would have committed even the tiniest fraction of Clinton’s crimes would have done time. We have all seen it actually happen.

Anyone who has been a part of the intelligence community knows that the method in which Hillary Clinton handled classified information during her tenure in one of the highest political offices in the land is criminal. Every member of the DOJ and FBI knows it as well, from Lynch and Comey on down.

I understand why my friends who are liberals would not want Donald Trump to ascend to the presidency. Believe me, I do. Heck, the events and revelations of the past few months are emblematic of the reason I decided to wait until Election Day to make my decision! My friends find themselves between the proverbial rock and hard place regarding next week’s final decision, assuming they haven’t voted already. It’s a place which many conservatives were deposited months ago. Welcome!

And here’s something I don’t see many people discussing: the reason that Clinton was allowed to set up a server in her home in the first place and pass classified information through it. That no one blew the whistle on that is much bigger than who we will have sitting in the Oval Office in January.

How many people knew about this server? What about the technicians? Was there anyone who understood the magnitude of what they were doing? Anyone who had taken an oath and who was willing to hang his/her body on that oath?

Apparently not.

Trump/Clinton…and Obama are/will be figureheads for a deeply rotten government which we give permission to speak for us and to handle our business.

And that is something which all of us—conservatives and liberals who believe in liberty and in the rule of law–need to file away in the back of our minds in order to prepare for the future.

RELATED: Two Weeks Left

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was published in 2012. Her second novel will be done in 2016. Follow her on Twitter.

Please contribute to Juliette’s JOB:  Her new novel, her blog, her Internet to keep the latter going and COFFEE to keep her going!

Or hit Da Tech Guy’s Tip Jar in the name of Independent Journalism—->>>>>baldilocks