By Michael Ingmire
“Cherish those who seek the truth but beware of those who find it.” –Voltaire
Are you listening America? When considering who to vote for in the 2016 election use your iPad, use your iPhone, go to a library, do the homework, do your research. Pursue more than one source. Know who and what you are voting for.
We don’t need a cult of personality. No more ersatz hip narcissists, please. Look past electing someone just because of their race or gender. We must elect someone that is a proven leader with a moral compass. Someone that understands that the role of the federal government is to protect America from invasion and keep the American people safe. Someone that supports our military with more than lip service. Someone that will not create wide sweeping legislation that cripples the economic growth of America. We need a person that understands that you can not level the playing field by distributing other people’s wealth but by reducing taxes, limiting the role of government and creating an atmosphere where businesses can expand creating high paying jobs and more wealthy people.
The purpose of this article is not to speak of a pretentious President who is a lame duck resting in the stagnant pond that is Washington D.C. The purpose of this article is to talk about the qualifications of Hillary Rodham Clinton for the office of the President. in a recent town hall Hillary Clinton told a supporter “I hope you can see I don’t have horns.” Let us all take a closer look and see.
Recently the American media and viewing public ignored a public lie by Mrs. Clinton. During the October 13, 2015 Democratic debate Mrs. Clinton stated, “ When I left law school my first job was with the Children’s Defense Fund.”
This was a lie, Mrs. Clinton, and I am calling you on it.
Hillary Clinton graduated from Wellesley College in 1969. She was the first student commencement speaker. Her senior thesis was titled “There is Only the Fight…An Analysis of the Alinsky Model.” The subject being radical community organizer, Saul Alinsky.
As reported by Fox News on September 22, 2014, Mrs. Clinton met and corresponded with Alinsky several times while writing her thesis. Alinsky had a deep and abiding influence on Mrs. Clinton’s early political views.
When considering the foundational structure of Mrs. Clinton’s ethics, or lack of, one should consider the following quote from Saul Alinsky’s, “Rules for Radicals.” Alinsky wrote, “ One’s concern with the ethics of means and ends varies inversely with one’s personal interest in the issue.” Mrs. Clinton has always approached an issue or agenda with one thing in mind: What is in it for me?
Mrs. Clinton earned her law degree from Yale University in 1973. In 1974, her actual first job out of law school was as an attorney for the House Judiciary Committee on Watergate. Mrs. Clinton was fired from that committee for unethical and dishonest behavior. In fact her supervisor Jerry Zeifman, a lifelong Democrat, said that he fired Mrs. Clinton and refused to give her a recommendation for any other position “Because she was a liar. She was an unethical, dishonest lawyer. She conspired to violate the Constitution, the rules of the House, the rules of the committee and the rules of confidentiality.”
Advised to obey existing House rules of the time instead Hillary Clinton drafted changes to existing rules and advocated changes to her junior colleagues on the committee. In one written memorandum she advocated denying President Nixon representation by counsel. By doing so she simply ignored the fact that in the committee’s most recent impeachment proceeding the committee had afforded the right to counsel to Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas.
As reported by Fox news, Mrs. Clinton was advised by Zeifman that the Douglas impeachment files were available for public inspection. She later removed the Douglas files without Zeifman’s permission and carried them to the offices of the impeachment staff. In essence, she hid the files to eliminate the evidence. Because of this and other ethical violations, Mrs. Clinton was fired as junior counsel for the Watergate Select Committee.
So, despite her claims in the recent Democratic debates, Mrs. Clinton’s first job out of law school almost got her disbarred before her law career even started. We have Hillary Clinton starting her career as a professional serial liar in the public eye at the young age of 27 while working as a lawyer for the House Select Committee on Watergate. Her founding of the Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families did not occur until 1977 and was obviously not her first job out of college.
In the late 1970‘s and early 1980‘s, Mrs. Clinton was a partner in the Whitewater Land Development Program, a failed and corrupt business venture, with husband Bill, and Jim and Susan McDougal. Susan McDougal in turn fell metaphorically and legally on the sword for the Clinton’s and ended up serving 18 months for contempt of court for refusing to answer questions about Whitewater. Before he left office, President Clinton pardoned Susan McDougal. The Clinton’s involvement in the Whitewater scandal lead of course to the 1994 Kenneth Starr, so called, Whitewater investigation that ignored the true crimes of Whitewater and left America with only a stained blue dress.
I choose to not mention Mrs. Clinton’s tenure as a martyred First Lady or the definition of “is”. One moment worth noting during the Clinton presidency was Hillary’s claim she was under fire in 1996 when Chelsea accompanied her to Bosnia. Mrs. Clinton forgot the visit was documented and show her being greeted by children with flowers. The truth was not one bullet was fired, and it illustrates once again Mrs. Clinton’s inability to retain accurate information but instead makes up a lie that she thinks will benefit her.
As Senator for New York Hillary Clinton sponsored 251 pieces of legislation that bore her name. Every bill passed grew the size of government and gave more power to bureaucratic agencies. Democrats refer to this vast expansion of government as a plus to the flimsy resume of Hillary Clinton. I see it as a minus.
Did Mrs. Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State prepare her to be President? The Russian reset button was inane and a huge embarrassment to our country. The millions of miles globe trotting around the world did not result in anything noteworthy except for the huge donations to the Clinton Global Initiative from foreign leaders. Her refusal to see the truth about the Arab Spring and her backing of the Muslim Brotherhood lead to arming radicals and further chaos in the Middle East.
During the Benghazi terrorist attack my nephew, Sean Smith, Ambassador Chris Stevens, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty were killed by weapons that the Obama administration failed to secure after sanctioning an illegal regime change in Libya. The “Arab Spring” movement was supported and funded by the Obama Administration. Hillary Clinton steered the policy and procedure that failed to secure weapons putting them in the hands of Islamic terrorists. In essence, she supported an illegal regime change, she armed al-Queda, she denied over 600 requests for additional security, and when her people came under attack she once again ignored their pleas for help.
It has been proven in recently released Clinton e-mails that military assets were available the night of September 11, 2012. We now know that Mrs. Clinton lied and covered up the details and background of the attack by blaming a mediocre, anti-Islamic video. She blamed the video to cover up the administrations failed foreign policy that created the instability in the Middle East leading to an increase in radical islamic terrorist. President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton politicized the Benghazi terrorist attack to win another election. She lied to the family members of the victims, the American public, and to Congress.
Without a doubt, considering the failure of the foreign policy of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, the attack on our diplomatic outpost on September 11, 2012 in Benghazi Libya will live on in the history books as a moment of American backed infamy. Hopefully, real historians will write those books accurately.
The real point of the recent Clinton e-mail scandal is simple. As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton did not take the security of America seriously. Her e-mails revealed the location of Ambassador Stevens on September 11, 2012. I hold Hillary Clinton, along with Barack Obama and Leon Panetta, responsible for the murder of my nephew, Sean Smith, Ambassador Stevens, Tyrone Woods, and Glen Doherty.
A cavalier attitude about America’s security is dangerous and not appropriate for a sitting president or an aspiring presidential candidate. Mrs. Clinton, the families of the Benghazi victims did not lie in their recollections of their conversations with you. Standing in front of the coffins you lied to the families when you continued to blame the video as being the cause of the attack.
So America are you listening? Do you want to vote for another big government follower of Saul Alinsky? Our country will not survive more of the same. The policies of the Obama White House and Clinton’s Department of State created the atmosphere that lead to the formation of ISIS. Our borders are wide open and nothing is being done to stop the current invasion by radical islamic terrorists. We are in danger and this is not the time to elect another PC Alinsky disciple as President.
Michael Ingmire is a musician, writer, and activist based in North Carolina. As a musician he has opened for and shared stages with musicians/performers as varied as Albert King, John Lee Hooker, Johnny Copeland, Allen Ginsberg, Wilson Pickett, Mac Arnold, Bob Margolin, among many. You can access his music at www.reverbnation.com/michaelwolfingmire and on youtube as Michael Wolf Ingmire. After the death of his nephew, by marriage, Sean Smith in the 2012 Benghazi attack his writing took on a political tone and he has written for The Daily Caller, Fox News.com, and The Daily Signal. He is an active voice in the search for accountability about Benghazi.