USA: The Two Faces Of Politics

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on November 14, 2016 in News & Opinion |

The first clear indications of how the new government are going to be acting have been revealed. The Wall will probably be a real thing, separating Mexico from the USA. Deportation will probably be a real thing, although it may be limited to criminals initially. Protection of those in power will probably be a real thing, but limited to those in real positions of power such as Donald Trump and Mike Pence.

This is all taken from what has been said and done since the election results were made public. Donald Trump’s lawyers say he should not have to answer any of the lawsuits raised against him – estimated at over seventy – because, as President, he will be too busy. And Mike Pence is beginning the process of preventing what happened to Hillary Clinton happening to him, by protecting all of his mails.

The Two Faces

Screenshot Source: Twitter / Blake Hounshell

There cannot be fair government without public scrutiny: we all know this and we have seen it often enough over the last decades. Without public scrutiny, without government being answerable to the public for their actions, the USA would be a dictatorship.

That Mike Pence feels the need to protect his mails from public scrutiny, after the manner in which all mails from and around Hillary Clinton were publicized through WikiLeaks, only serves to tell us that he, too, has skeletons in his cellar which should come out into the light. The thing is, WikiLeaks is unlikely to fulfill their promise in this case, and this fact was obvious prior to the election. We, the people, will probably only find out the truth when it is already too late, and that is a bad thing.

Hopefully the courts and the FBI will deal with Pence in the same manner as they dealt with Clinton, if they are truly interested in justice, by revealing and investigating now it is clear Pence has something to hide. Anything else would be a travesty, a slight against our openness, against fairness and justice.

But I’m not holding my breath on this one either.

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