Trump incited the masses to stomp Capitol. They did and desecrated the seat of American Democracy. Sensing impeachment, he threw the protesters under the bus. He denounced them, thus, “I am outraged by violence, lawlessness and mayhem.
The demonstrators who infiltrated the Capitol have defiled the seat of Democracy. To those who broke the law, you will pay”.
For this admission of defilement, he has been impeached a second time on a charge of incitement of insurrection.
This show of fidelity to the rule of law lacks in our office holders. As a result, inciters are rewarded with the same posts, which they use to protect their dark past.
Compliance with the Constitution and showing fidelity to the rule of law begins with elected leaders, entrenches itself in appointive offices and cascades to lower levels of the public service.
Solution: Filter aspirants to elective offices by subjecting their previous service records to Article 75(1) of the Constitution.
In addition, let them declare their wealth and proof of how they acquired it and confirm through lifestyle audits.
Only candidates who pass this integrity test should be presented to the electorate to contest for the respective seats.
This will exonerate voters from the blame of electing crooks to elective offices. Such legislators will have the urge to ensure that those they approve to appointive offices pass the same integrity test.
The court processes should be reserved for resolving post-election disputes. Bringing courts at these initial stages is the weakest link in the electoral system that breeds impunity.