Wednesday, January 30, 2019

The Trump Effect: Report on Corruption in High and Low Places

Good Day World!

To get an idea how far we've slipped as a nation all you have to do is read the latest report from Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index for 2018.

Transparency International is a global coalition against corruption and every year they issue a report on the status of nations from all over the world.

One of the many troubling takeaways is that the United States is no longer in the list of the top 20 countries deemed the least corrupt!

Trump's take-down of our ethical norms, especially in high places, has gone unchecked...until now.

The newly Democratic House is working to hold him and his crooked cronies accountable for their assaults on the constitution, and the American public.

What I find particularly worrisome is we have two more years left in the Trump administration. How much further is our moral standing in the world going to slip? 

How much longer can we endure corrupt wealthy cabinet members like Wilbur Ross and Andrew Wheeler? Or advisors like Stephen Miller whose said he'd be happy if not one more immigrant stepped unto American soil?

As the depths of Trump's depravity unfolds, one news story after another, there's a sense we still haven't seen it all. Political bombshells will continue to drop, like Mueller's report. Trump's threats to shutter the government again are just a temper tantrum away.

The full blown battle between the majority of Americans versus Trump, promises to shake our nation to it's very roots in the months to come.

In the end however, I'm confident Trump will be held accountable for his many crimes. His chances of getting re-elected dwindle by the day. It's just a matter of time.

Time for me to walk on down the road...


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