by Andy Weddington
Friday, 13 March 2015
"One of the common failings among honorable people is a failure to appreciate how thoroughly dishonorable some other people can be, and how dangerous it is to trust them." Thomas Sowell
When a United States Marine (any service member) completes service, regardless of duration (generally speaking) having complied with rule and law, presentation is made of a frame-worthy certificate characterizing service as "Honorable and Faithful."
Good conduct - behavior and performance of courage and integrity and obedience and respect and sacrifice and overarching commitment to doing what is right - is not easy nor a given. Failure, sometimes once sometimes repeatedly, warrants punishment and general (under other than honorable conditions), bad conduct, and dishonorable discharges. Just due.
How to certify Mrs. Clinton's public service - complying with rule and law? That of a character - absent integrity; ethics; example; morals; obedience; principles; and trust. And more. "Honorable and Faithful" service is not worthy. Framed she's not been.
As Thomas Sowell points out, dishonorable people are dangerous to trust.
With our presidency?
P(rison)residency may be fate (as it is with some bad behaving Marines and other service members, too). Just due.