The Peace of God to all that belong to the light,
Yesterday we all witnessed through the media in the United States a kind of scandal that represents the worst chapter of all what
it was this so long chain of sexual harassment issues that have touched an incredible large list of public figures along years in the country, and
which crimes can be traced up to two decades ago.
We have seen similar cases damaging the reputation of people in the public spot like Bill Cosby, Kevin Spacey, Harvey Weinstein, Dustin Hoffman,
Charlie Rose, Matt Lauer, David Coperfield, Michael Douglas, Ross Levinsohn, Mario Testino, Joel Kramer, etc. etc.
So it is logical and sensate to ask why this so evil embarrassment has occurred to America?
How is that the nation that was proud to defend Human rights become a bad copy of the Roman Empire in decadence?
what has caused this so terrible moral illness that America is suffering like an epidemics spread almost everywhere?
A criminal court of has found that about 150 athletes and former athletes of the National Gymnastics team accusations against a licensed sport
physician Dr Larry Nassar were fully substantiated and have found him guilty of all those crimes. He is facing right now a sentence that will be no
less of 40 years and could go upto 174 years. This charges are coming in addition of others previously also substantiated of children pornography
that was found in possession of this same person.
It is difficult to don't think in a possible connection with what happened also twenty years ago here in America, something that involved as the case
of Dr Nassar allegations of abuse of authority, and misconduct in exercise of professional duties.
When we think in why has taken so much time to uncover these terrible activities in a National sport team, It is difficult to don't think that we are
living in the shadows of a precedent of lack of Universal rule of Law that may explain such delay.
Does this might be the consequence of some terrible mistake committed decades ago, that created a pattern of flexibility that was established in the
way for long time justice has seen sexual misconduct from public figures against young people?
How about the way the Senate handled the Sexgate scandal of 1998 against President Clinton?.
President William J Clinton became acquitted of several grave criminal charges, primarily Not because there was doubt of his responsibility in certain
acts, but for mere political considerations, even after the prosecutor had collected enough evidence to support the alleged improper behavior probably
existed, supposedly carried out in the White house with a young girl, just two years older than his own daughter, that was working there, Miss Monica
When the Lewinsky scandal exploded in 1998 there were already along, almost two decades at least before, other similar scandals around Bill Clinton
past, since the time he was governor of Arkansas if not before it :
- Juanita Broaddrick accused Clinton of raping her in 1978;
- Kathleen Willey accused Clinton of groping her without consent in 1993;
- Paula Jones accused Clinton of exposing himself to her in 1991 and sexually harassing her.
The Jones allegations became public in 1994, while Willey's and Broaddrick's became public during the 1998–99 time period, toward the end of
Clinton's second term as president.
Through his representatives, Clinton had responded to the allegations by attempting to discredit the credibility of the accusers, noting that (in the
case of Broaddrick and Willey) they previously testified, under oath, that Clinton never made unwanted advances.
Several witnesses close to Willey and Jones state that the two women described their encounter with Clinton as consensual. Even if that would be the
case, those issues represented adultery, which a moral fault even if it could be considered consensual in a kind of open marriage for the damage that
may cause to third parts.
It was only on Monica Lewinsky case of misconduct that occurred in between 1995 and 1997 that finally B. Clinton was unable to go around the legal
apparatus since apart of witnesses or testimonies there was a very difficult to deny hard evidence pointing against him, a spot of what appeared to
be his own fluids on a Lewinsky coat. Few days after this was known the President recognized to have lied under oath when was interrogated on it.
There is indeed consequences in the long run of to create a precedent of a person in position of authority that can escape without major
consequence of these kind of misconduct. No doubt it can affect enormously the ethics standards at all levels and in all professional fields and
business sectors, it was like a clear message saying:
if you are the boss you can do it and Nothing really bad may happen to you, you are not going to be charged or even fired in spite that you may try to
to cover up the issue, commit perjury or obstruct justice.
There every week more and more voices that are daring to say the outcome of the sexgate of 1998 was definitively wrong for the nation moral and caused
incredible damage to the ethics at all levels, a Public functionary that was Not even forced to resign when he is accused of a lot of faults that for
any other person at that time would have represented facing criminal charges in any court of the country.
Clinton resignation was the smaller and softer possible penalty that he deserved fairly to face considering the critical of his behavior, but he was
able to finish his second term without major problem and even with the years to come back in to politics trying to put his wife also in the oval
Many have tried to compare the acquittance granted to B.Clinton with the Presidential Pardon granted by Gerald Ford to former President Richard Nixon,
but there are fundamental differences in between the two cases;
- R. Nixon was pardoned after he resigned the office of President of United States
- R. Nixon was penalized by losing his pension as former President of the United States
- R. Nixon lost for ever his lawyer license, so he could not longer work in his original profession.
- R. Nixon was not impeached precisely due to his will to resign the office.
- W. Clinton impeachment was actually already initiated by the House but acquitted since no single democratic vote was casted
against him in the corresponding sessions of the Senate.
Bill Clinton impeachment 1998
It is true that Mr Clinton gave to Miss Lewinsky a monetary compensation before his term was officially ended but what about the Moral compensation
that he owed to the country for such scandal and his terrible bad example?
Thanks for your attention,
The Angel of Lightness
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