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There should be a test called “What represents a crime, and what represents a not-crime, and which is worse?”  It should be against the rules to lie on the test or write off the test answers as “relative” and therefore unnecessary to waste time on.

An obvious problem with the test is one of generationally-ingrained blind partisanship.  There are now too many people of voting age who have been conditioned by parents and/or mentors to believe that if you can get away with it, then it’s a not-crime, and if it’s contrary to your partisan belief-system, then it’s a crime–even when it’s truthfully not.

Somewhere along the line, truth was kicked in the ass down a dead-end street.  Most people now thrive, at least politically, at the intersection of partisanship and relativism.

Hillary and Bill are criminals relative to whether or not they got caught, and if caught, whether or not they got indicted.  They each have broken numerous laws over the decades, but with the exception of Bill, they weren’t convicted of any.  Crimes?

Trump is a criminal relative to whether you’re partisan to the Democrats or to the Republicans.  Trump has broken no laws, at least, it has yet to be proven.  Not-crimes?

A dilemma, these cries on deaf ears at the turnaround of a dead-end street.

by S.A. Bort  10 October 2016

photo from:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_end_(street)