On Tuesday, May 9th, President Donald Trump dismissed FBI Director James Comey, and with it, Democracy became a broken ideology.
Love or hate James Comey for the bungling of the Hilary Clinton Email Scandal, the timing, and reasoning for his firing by the sitting President is disturbing, to say the least. The Trump administration attributed Comey’s dismissal to his handling of the investigation into Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s email server.
Think about that reasoning for a second. If anything, Trump was the one that benefited the most from this given reason, and now that the tables are turned against him, Comey has been excused.
The FBI Director was nipping at the heels of President Trump over the possible collusion with the Russian Government, and now we will see who replaces Comey amongst many other questions.
Will any Republicans stand up to the Trump Administration like they did during the Watergate scandal? If not, then we may not be living in a real Democracy anymore. It’s starting to feel like an Authoritative Regime has now taken over the United States of America and wants to bend the rules by using the rules that no one has dared use before. The checks and balances of Democracy are being tossed aside by old white men and then thrown back in your face when it suits their needs.
Another question will be, who will replace James Comey as Director? Will it be a political ally of the President, so the investigation stops or will there be a bipartisan individual be put in charge?
No matter what, Democracy has seen better days. This past year saw the faith in Democracy decline as people have found loopholes on how to abuse it to their advantage. Maybe we’ve neglected Democracy for too long and haven’t given it’s due or maybe helped bring into the 21st century. It’s now a victim, and like all victims, it will take a long time for it to become the person it once was. There’s trauma, trust, stress, anxiety and so much more now at play.
Democracy is now broken, stripped bare, and it will take a long time for it to regain its former glory.
And that’s why Democracy is The Unbalanced Being of the Day.
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Photo by Tim Green