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PlanetaryOrbit's Journal
PlanetaryOrbit's Journal
March 16, 2014

In hindsight, was the Revolutionary War really justified?

Yes, there were taxes, British governmental meddling, and many colonists felt denied rights they felt they should have...........but was secession really justified? Were circumstances really bad enough to justify secession?

If you were back then in the 1770s, would you have backed secession or remaining part of Britain?

(This a serious question; not sarcastic.)

March 16, 2014

Let's say you're a governor or president, and there's a scandal in your administration.

Note: This is purely hypothetical; it's unrelated to any political scandal in real life.

Say someone in your administration embezzles millions of dollars from the governmental budget, accepts huge bribes or kickbacks, or commits some flagrant abuse of power, or causes some other scandal.

As governor or president, you did not know about this, there's nothing you could have done about it, and you 100% oppose it. But it's too late.

What do you do?

If you proclaim, "I had nothing to do with this and knew nothing of this' - well, you look guilty. The public and media would say, "That;'s what every politician in a scandal says!"

If you fire the culprit and crack down hard, then you look like someone who is trying very hard to cast blame and distance yourself - which makes you look guilty.

If you take responsibility for what happened, even though it wasn't your fault, then the media and public will think you were part of the scandal.

What would you do?

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