PUBLIC SERVANT - THE COMPLETE DEFINITION
by Andy Weddington
Sunday, 22 March 2015
"If you believe you can make a difference, not just in politics, in public service, in advocacy around all these important issues, then you have to be prepared to accept that you are not going to get 100 percent approval." Hillary Clinton
By the letter of the definition for public servant - (a person) holding a government job by election or appointment - Hillary Clinton has technically been a public servant. Talk aplenty there is she wants to again be a public servant - as president.
But the letter for the term public servant is not the complete definition. It is the spirit of being a public servant - (a person) characterized by respect for law; integrity; honesty; principle; morality; faithfulness; trustworthiness; transparency; and more - that completes the definition.
The spirit carries the greater weight of importance for it details the expectations of performance serving the citizenry's best interests and greater good.
By the spirit of the definition of public servant Hillary Clinton has not been a public servant. And there is every reason to conclude she is incapable of (ever) being a public servant.
How ironic, but not surprising, her questionable public servant performance of duty is centered around a (computer) server. (There is no need to recap the goings on with her email while secretary of state - conducting government business; compromising classified materials; soliciting funds for the Clinton family Foundation; etc., on personal devices.)
From her pompous, contemptuous, above law and order, and evasive behavior - all, by the way, contrary to those elements that characterize public servant spirit - it is logical absolutely to conclude Hillary Clinton is but a criminal self-servant thriving at the public's expense.
Those who cover public servants in the name of performance and accountability have a duty to fairly report and let the public decide.
To ignore; selectively report; skew; falsely present; misinform; or otherwise not offer the public reality is being party to the crime(s).
There is no defense.
One is known by the company kept - in body and spirit, and to the letter.
As to the opening quote, casually conversing with and informally polling those in my diverse professional and social circles (I keep respectable company) there's 100 percent concurrence - Hillary Clinton is a damn criminal and belongs in prison.
And with that the public served.
More to come.