Ethics & Religion
August 4, 2016
An Indictment of Hillary Clinton
By Mike McManus
In his Fox News interview with Hillary Clinton on Sunday, Chris Wallace
played a video of her saying, "I did not email any classified material
to anyone on my email. There is no classified materials."
Wallace then stated, "After a long investigation, FBI Director James
Comey said none of those things that you told the American people were
She replied, "Director Comey said my answers were truthful, and what
I've said is consistent with what I have told the American people, that
there were decisions discussed and made to classify retroactively
certain of the emails."
Expecting that, Wallace played another video of an exchange between
Comey and Rep. Trey Gowdy, Chair of a House Committee on Benghazi, in
which he asserted, "Secretary Clinton said nothing was marked classified
on her emails either sent or received. Was that true?"
Comey replied, "That's not true."
The Washington Post awarded Four Pinocchios to Hillary Clinton for her
dishonest statements, its worst possible rating.
Another area of unethical action has been the funding of the Clinton
Foundation, which has raised $2 billion since it was organized by Bill
Clinton after he left the White House. In addition to foundation
donations, Bill and Hillary have been paid huge sums personally. He made
73 speeches since 2002 and was paid $104 million and Hillary has
delivered 15 such speeches. She disclosed that she and her husband have
been paid $25 million for speeches just since January, 2014.
Much of Bill's fund-raising was during Hillary's four years as Secretary
of State. A new book by Peter Schweizer, "Clinton Cash: The Untold Story
of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and
Hillary Rich." It asserts that foreign entities who made payments to the
Foundation or Mr. Clinton "received favors from Mrs. Clinton's State
Department in return," the New York Times reported.
Last May it was revealed that $26.4 million in previously undisclosed
payments came from major corporations, universities and such countries
as Thailand. They was listed internally as "revenue" rather than
Bernie Sanders regularly asked Hillary to release copies of her speeches
to Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase, for $250,000 to $500,000 each. She
Russia hacked into the computers of the Democratic National Committee,
and released thousands of emails showing top leaders helping Hillary
beat Sanders. This week the four top DNC staffers all resigned, as did
its Chair, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
Another area of concern is that Hillary will be a "champion" of
abortion, if elected, according to Dawn Laguens, VP of Planned
Parenthood. "She's hands down, the strongest nominee we've seen on
women's health and rights."
In 1976 Congress passed the "Hyde Amendment," named for Rep. Henry Hyde,
that blocked all federal funds for abortion. For 40 years Democrats
accepted Hyde. Neither Presidents Clinton nor Obama have tried to
reverse it. However, Hillary says if elected she will try to repeal Hyde
and force taxpayers to fund abortions. Less than a decade ago she said,
"Abortions should be safe, legal and rare - and I mean rare." Now she
says, "Let's repeal laws like the Hyde Amendment."
By contrast, Donald Trump has promised to defund Planned Parenthood,
which received $528 million federal funding, none of which is supposed
to be spent on PP's 327,000 abortions (nearly half of America's 730,000
abortions in 2011 - down from 1.4 million in 1990). The House passed a
PP defunding bill in recent months, but it did not pass the Senate.
Religious liberty is also being dumped by the Democrats. The president's
former head of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Chai
Feldblum said religious liberty is incompatible with sexual liberation.
Her solution: "Gays win. Christians lose." She said she has a hard time
"coming up with any case in which religious liberty should win."
Indeed, the Obama Administration has tried to force all employers to not
only give free birth control, but drugs that kill babies in the womb.
Now they are calling for genderless bathrooms, special treatment for
transgenders, gay sex ed, gay history, etc. "Americans finally see the
ideology for what it is: fiercely and proudly intolerant," says Tony
Perkins, president of the Family Research Council.
Finally, the DNC Platform calls for free college tuition, universal
pre-school and other goodies - mostly paid for by raising taxes on the
rich and corporations.
Last week I wrote "An Indictment of Donald Trump." This is "An
Indictment of Hillary Clinton."
Americans face a horrendous choice for President. One candidate is unfit
and the other untrustworthy.
Copyright (c) 2016 Michel J. McManus, President of Marriage Savers and a
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