Kane, 50, argues that the loss of her career, law license and reputation is punishment enough. She has asked a judge in suburban Philadelphia to sentence her to probation or house arrest so she can be home to raise her two teenage sons.
However, prosecutors call her crimes “egregious” and will push for jail time. They say a paranoid Kane ruined morale in the 800-person office and the wider law enforcement community through a calculated scheme to embarrass rival prosecutors who had left the office.
Let’s hope Trump can also claim the loss of career, licenses, and reputation as punishment enough for ruining morale by his implied threats not to concede power if Hillary is elected. He definitely doesn’t deserve to do hard time, because, if for no other reason, during this election he has helped make the U.S.A. more transparent to more Americans, which is an American tradition.
There is not much that anybody can say about punishment if Trump is elected and the USA becomes Russia, 1995. Russia’s structure was completely broken by the collapse of its economy, and something similar could happen in the U.S.A. unless succession is quick or he concedes power quickly.
War (which is what succession is) tends to destroy markets as much as it builds new ones given time. By not conceding power, Trump is giving more time to those who want to destroy the structure of our country.
You might also say that not conceding tears out a huge piece of fabric from some of the greatest structure that the U.S.A. has known. And in the context of fabric, sometimes one can observe structure, because of its transparent covering, and observe it for its strengths and weaknesses. At other times one can’t observe how fragile a structure is, because of a non transparent fabric that covers it, and that nontransparent blanket is called security.
The U.S A.’s structure is, in part, covered in its citizen’s right to vote, and that right to vote gives us transparency.
By not conceding, Trump is saying that we have lost the right to vote, if he loses his campaign. It is a close call, but I don’t think we are there yet, not really even close if you think about it.
Voting still matters. You can tell that it still matters, because both competitors are pretty evenly matched, and what they try to get away with means something matters, at least to someone.
It is that “3rd party” that everyone is talking about that is having a hard time breaking out. One problem in these elections is that both parties are treating each other like the third party, and neither one is.
Getting back to my fabric metaphor (that our country is wrapped in), sometimes tearing off a non transparent fabric reveals great strength inside. I think the latest estimates I read on the subject says that this election found 30% of Americans are Trump supporters. If that is true that is over 100 million people. Under the blanket of security, I don’t think most Americans knew there were that many.
So yeah, Trump’s non-conceding the election results could give our country great transparency, but does anyone really want Trump to take us there, considering his outlook on life?
I mean, with his values he may be a great one to lead the U.S.A through a 1995 Russia, but does anyone, including Russia, want us to go there?
Maybe so. The vote is still out.