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Trumpian clarion call

Politicians Immune To Illegal Acts

Yesterday, a damning judgment was released in New York with the news that Donald Trump and his family seriously mismanaging the funds and operations of a family charity. 

I am sure the “everTrumpers” will leap to the conclusion that it is fake news and no sources, etc., etc., their usual articulate defences, but it is the start of a very worrying trend in global politics.

While the Trump family has shown serious disregard to their duty of care for public funds that in some instances relate directly to Trumps election campaign, the point is that this case has concluded. 

Almost everything else that is ongoing in the courts in the U.S. with respect to Trump is being mired by strategic delays, this case has reached a conclusion.

Similarly, the impeachment interviews are coming to a very serious conclusion. 

That Trump is a liar and has no regard for the letter of the law or even the spirit of the law is now a known fact. Yet, even today the country is split down the middle on whether to change the course or keep Trump at the helm. 

Similarly, in Canada, we have a Prime Minister who has lied and cheated several times in his term of office, and we reward him with another term.

Until we get serious about what is right and what is wrong, we can expect global politics to be unstable.

Until we are serious about making our leaders agree to an oath of office, we might as well throw that ceremony down the toilet.

It wasn’t that long ago that anyone running for politics had to be an upstanding member of society.

What happened?

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Mark has been an entrepreneur for over forty years. His experience spans many commercial sectors and aspects of business. He was one of the youngest people to be appointed as a Fellow of the prestigious Institute of Sales and Marketing Management before he left the UK in 1988.

His column focuses on ways we can improve on success in our lives. Whether it is business, relationships, or health, Mark has a well-rounded perspective on how to stay focused for growth and development.

His influences come from the various travels he undertakes as an adventurer, philanthropist and keynote speaker. More information can be found on Mark at his website www.markjenningsbates.com

He is a Venture Partner with www.DutchOracle.com a global Alternative Investment company.

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