Years ago, Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton faced off in a duel. Neither one of them were necessarily paragons of virtue, but Burr was a dark character. Among the suspected skeletons in his closet was an inappropriate relationship with his daughter – something that Hamilton made mention of which was one of the things that resulted in the two of them agreeing to a duel.
Hamilton took the higher road. He was able to get his shot off first, but he intentionally shot to miss. Burr, on the other hand, shot to kill and was able to mortally wound Hamilton who died the following day.
Here’s the thing…
Burr’s reputation never recovered from the incident. The former Vice President was actually tried for treason not long after because of a questionable situation where it looked as though he was getting ready to stage an uprising that would’ve formed an independent nation with him at the helm. He was acquitted, but his reputation as a traitor was so conspicuous, he fled to Europe and didn’t return to the US until several years later.
Whether Comey, Clinton, Obama, Holder and all of the other individuals who abused their power and aggressively sought to undermine their political opponents are ever successfully indicted and imprisoned for their crimes, they will nevertheless pay for their wrongdoings. Whether it’s the kind of disgrace one can never hope to recover from or yet another crime that translates to a prison sentence, “…be sure your sins will find you out (Num 32:23).”