Alvan Shane writes from and lives in California.
Let's examine crime as defined in Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary:
Crime, an act or the commission of an act that is forbidden or the omission of a duty that is commanded by a public law, that makes the offender liable to punishment by that law; a gross violation of law; a grave offense, especially against morality; something reprehensible, foolish or distasteful.
Nothing in this definition requires than an individual be convicted of his or her misdeed in a court of law. It's sufficient just to know a misdeed was done, making it a crime, and making the individual ipso-facto an outside-the-law practitioner, an outlaw.
We live in a time when many of our political class obviously indulge in outlaw behaviors and are hardly ever are brought up on charges or held accountable, even for gross dereliction of their public office. When challenged they shrug it off, with barely a spot on their reputations: Only who you are and which side of the aisle you're on matter.
In another time malefactors may have been convicted and sent to prison, ending careers and privileges. Bill Clinton might have been impeached and convicted of multiple sexual assaults, in which case he'd be cooling his heels right now in some Club Fed for the duration, never to bother us again.
Hillary Clinton is a political outlaw, and an unindicted co-conspirator with her husband. She was in incompetent as Secretary of State, responsible, and possibly criminally negligent in the attack on the diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya. She was feckless and arrogantly broke with standing protocol regarding communications and secrecy, electing to use her own private email system regardless of the risk to national security.
There are countless examples of her deceits, distractions, and lies. She's been beside her husband from the beginning, aiding and abetting his deceits and crimes. She did her novice-attorney best to bring down President Richard Nixon during the Watergate hearings but was fired in the process for misbehavior and unethical conduct. She tried unsuccessfully to commandeer our entire health care system while First Lady, costing taxpayers millions. She made a quick fortune in cattle futures, while not knowing what they were. She lied and tried to cover up her involvement in the White Water scandal, misplacing her billing records from her days at the Rose Law Firm.
She went ruthlessly after the women who so enamored her husband, doing everything possible to impugn their integrity. She struggled mightily to cast off any notion Bill Clinton was the alpha predator and adulterer he clearly was. For thirty years the press has allowed her to "bask" in the glow of her husband's charisma and celebrity. They said she was the brains behind his charm, the enforcer behind his persona, and now the heir apparent to the presidency.
Hillary is a usurper of our trust, a shrewd exploiter of position and power, a pretender to nobility, an interloper, who has no purpose other than the ambition to be president of the U.S. She is a true socialist who wants bigger government, to tax the rich and redistribute their wealth. It was hypocritical of her to demonize Mitt Romney, who actually worked hard for his money, while she and her husband used power and influence to fleece friend and foe for their ill-gotten gains.
Hillary Clinton is unfit to be president; the Benghazi attack alone proves the point. Like Lady Macbeth she has blood on her hands. Her arrogance is beyond belief. It's nauseating. She has no sense of propriety, she has no sense for the grandeur of office. She is not to be trusted, cares only for herself, and would bring shame and ruin to our great country.
America is ready for a woman president - just not this woman! *