I don’t know about you, but I, for one, have heard enough about Hillary Clinton to last a lifetime. I’m ready to never again see another headline about her email servers or how she cried when reading what would’ve been her 2016 victory speech.

Unfortunately, she appears to be making no attempt to leave the spotlight.

This week, the former secretary of state once again made one of her routine appearances in the daily news cycle, following a bombshell report that her campaign allegedly paid a tech company to “infiltrate” servers belonging to Trump Tower and the Trump White House.

Both the political Right and Left quickly jumped on the story, which came in a court filing from Special Council John Durham, with one side claiming the report as proof that Hillary had illegally conspired against Trump and the other rushing to defend her over slight technicalities.

But despite attempts to safeguard Clinton’s reputation against allegations of wrongdoings, Durham’s court filing is clear.

The Wall Street Journal reported:

“Special Counsel John Durham continues to unravel the Trump-Russia “collusion” story, and his latest court disclosure contains startling information. According to a Friday court filing, the 2016 Hillary Clinton campaign effort to compile dirt on Donald Trump reached into protected White House communications.”

Moreover, the actual text of the court filing is even more explicit;

“Tech Executive-1 had worked with…a U.S. investigative firm retained by Law Firm-1 on behalf of the Clinton Campaign….”

“Tech-Executive-1 indicated that he was seeking to please certain “VIPs,” referring to individuals at…the Clinton Campaign….”

“Tech-Executive-1 and his associates exploited this arrangement by mining the EOP’s DNS traffic and other data for the purpose of gathering derogatory information about Donald Trump [emphasis added].”

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I apologize for the excessive use of technical language. If you read the full text for yourself, I promise it isn’t nearly as complicated as the media is making it out to be.

But what does it mean, exactly? Obviously, “Tech Executive-1 [identified as Rodney Joffe]” had associations with Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and used his influence to uncover unfavorable intelligence concerning Mr. Trump. That much is clear.

But the greatest takeaway from this story is not the mere allegation that Trump was spied on. Instead, it is the motive behind this latest scandal that should concern all Americans.

After decades of consolidating power, Washington, DC, has become a venal cesspool of corrupt, egotistical politicians, concerned more with staying in power than working for the common good of the people they profess to represent. Just go to the political column of any national news outlet and you’ll see what I’m talking about; you’ll be hard-pressed to find a single headline concerning what could even remotely be perceived as genuine interest in the good of the people.

Every headline is about some new scandal or secret deal or dishonest tactic benefitting only our elected officials and not those who elected them.

When you read of Clinton’s latest crimes, it’s hard to imagine that she engaged in these activities because she genuinely believed it was best for the people. No, Clinton, just like nearly every other federal bureaucrat or politician, is more interested in playing the “game” of Washington D.C. than pursuing the general welfare of the country at-large.

It is for this reason that so many of our Founding Fathers cautioned that our ability to circumvent corruption would depend largely on our capacity to cultivate character and virtue and to expect–even demand–these qualities of our elected officials.

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Reagan warned of something similar when he said, “[w]ithout God, there is a coarsening of the society. And without God, democracy will not and cannot long endure.” In the same speech he also observed that, “we poison our society when we remove it’s theological underpinnings; we court corruption when we leave it bereft of belief.”

Reagan, like the Founders before him, understood that we would need to believe in a power higher than our government; that we would need to hold our elected officials accountable to a standard of right and wrong transcendent of their own desire to stay in power.

Unmoored from this understanding, our politicians have replaced any moral obligation to do that which is virtuous or good for their constituents with an elitist mentality of being above the law. They have become their own “highest power” and their own god.

So, while DC has erupted in the wake of Durham’s report, scrambling to either accuse or defend Clinton, everyday citizens like you and I watch in disgust at an elite class that has become grossly neglectful and disdainful of the people they were elected to serve.      

Hillary Clinton very well may be one of the most corrupt crooks in American history but if so, she is merely a product of her time. If we hope to curtail the corruption rampant in DC today, we must once again reinstate the fear of God and an eternal standard of right and wrong into our government.

Until then, it’ll have nothing to govern it but its own lust for power.

Jakob Fay is a former intern and current SIA Coordinator for the Convention of States Project, a project of Citizens for Self-Governance.