Enough with the Trump Russia Wikileaks scandal for today. So today my thoughts turned to happier times, imagining him gone from the office of the POTUS. But then, I thought, what then?
Once Trump is removed by whatever means, who will take his place? The system will be set up for absolute corruption. He will have removed the checks and balances that matter and proven the rest don’t work. No matter how much of his administration is vacated, there will always be people left in power that remember what it was doing and how it was working. This will attract the power hungry people that should NOT be in power at all. How does America ensure the POTUS vacuum is filled by a well-meaning person? Someone who intends to put things right instead of take advantage of the lay of the land?
Regardless of when or if Trump is impeached or if a regular election happens in 2020, the next cycle will be critical. And the more damage that is done now, the higher the probability that the next person to sit in the Oval Office will be seduced by the perks of the job that Trump and his team revealed. There will be no “putting things back to normal.” We are in strange, new territory, on a path unforeseen.