(HorizonPost.com) – As the United States remains embroiled in a cold cultural war and endures some of the highest domestic political tensions it has experienced in over 160 years, a central figure in the many contemporary cultural and spiritual battles finds himself in legal trouble. The former 45th President of America, Donald Trump, faces four criminal indictments in several states. The charges relate to a wide range of issues and activities of the business mogul over a lengthy period of time, with some occurring before he entered the Oval Office, other during, and after his term of service. A Manhattan grand jury charged Trump in relation to American adult-film star Stormy Daniels. The federal department of Justice then indicted him for supposedly mishandling classified documents after leaving the White House, and in August the same entity leveled charges against the Don in relation to the January 6th demonstrations. Finally, in Fulton County Georgia, he was again indicted, for attempting to interfere with the 2020 presidential election. Trump is the first president in American history to experience such treatment.
While these allegations sound serious, Trump has maintained his innocence, declaring himself not guilty and calling the actions a political witch hunt. What’s more- his lead in the polls for the Republican presidential nomination continues to rise in their aftermath, a clear sign that voters believe that the indictments are a farce. Regardless, the actions taken by legal officials across America do nothing to bridge the gap between conservative and progressively minded citizens, only adding to the worsening divide.
Nigel Farage, an English conservative leader and ally of Trumps, stated that the indictments set a dangerous precedent that could lead the nation to a Civil War-like political fissure. Indeed, if Americans lose faith in their electoral process, and also the integrity of the judiciary, then faith in the legitimacy of the nation’s institutions of governance will be generally nonexistent- a potent recipe for calamity.
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