"Charity is commendable, everyone should be charitable. But Justice aims to create a social order in which, if individuals choose not to be charitable, people still don't go hungry, unschooled or sick without care. Charity depends on the vicissitudes of whim and personal wealth, justice depends on commitment instead of circumstance.
Faith-based charity provides crumbs from the table; faith-based justice offers a place at the table"
~Bill Moyers

Saturday, March 8, 2008


Whenever you talk to H. R. Clinton's supporters, they say she has been for the country, for the people, she has done soooo much, my question on the latter is: Much of what?

Really, I'd like to ask, and I have urged her supporters to mention, not list mind you, just mention, what legislation with progressive outcomes has she sponsored, supported or voted for? Just mention a few, It should not be too difficult to find a couple of them in her 35 five years of experience, this is not too much to ask, is it?

Dear reader, yes, you who is reading this words right now, can you think of any? If you do, please let me know (Be specific please)

On the other hand, can you think of any legislation she sponsored, supported or voted on, that did have adverse consequences to the majority of the people in this country and to perhaps millions around the world? I'm sure you already have thought of at least three, easy to remember, most of them have euphemistic or, as some have said, orwellian titles.

I'll make it easy on everyone to pick the positive from the negative from a few items I will list, was her vote on the Prescription bill? Bankruptcy? Oh yeah, she didn't get to vote on this one, Bill was having surgery at the time and she was with him, lucky for her, because she was for it, was it NAFTA or the other pro corporations legislation? Welfare reform? Immigration legislation of 1996? Please do tell me what was so good about it - was it the immigration reform of 2007? FYI, it was nicknamed the "Sensenbrenner Junior" and it was just as bad as it's parent, what about her vote for the war on Iraq and the subsequent support for Pres. Bush's desires, when she voted with the Republicans over and over? What about her votes on Supreme Court nominations? We all know how that turned out without counting the other numerous Federal Judges nominations - when looking at her "Experience"(?), was there any pro corporation legislation she didn't like and vote for?

While you think of any, let me just keep on going, since she is a Super Patriot, I'm sure she fought like hell to help returning wounded veterans, did she? Was she outraged at how returning veterans were mistreated or not treated at all? Was she besides herself when National Guardsmen didn't have the job they left to serve their country, a job which was supposed to be waiting for them by law upon their return? Did she anguish when she learned that many of them lost also their homes because a) they couldn't pay their mortgage with the military salary or, b) because they lost their job for doing their duty?

Oh! I know, The Patriot Act, no? Anti Flag Burning Amendment?

Now I know I got it! She renamed parks and Court Houses with the names of Illustrious People, well, it was bound to happen, with a little time, I did find positive legislation she voted for.

Oh what a heck! Let me get to the point I've been aiming at:

Since she is running on her record, why is it that the Obama staff is not doing more research on her record? Yes, I know, the 'pro transparency' delegate is anything but, and her records are sealed in her husband's library, but there is still enough background information on her 'experience' in the public domain to prepare Obama and his campaign spokespersons to challenge her to be more specific, as she pressures Sen. Obama to be. Be prepared, if she mentions any, it has to be followed up like in 'welfare reform' by asking her:

"Are you talking about the welfare reform that increased the number of children and women below the poverty rate?"
Immigration Reform - "The one who placed untold more burdens and penalized children more than the one before your legislation was enacted?"
Labor Issues - "Like in the NAFTA agreements?"

And so on... Am I explaining myself?

When it comes to Hillary Rodham Clinton's "Experience", there is nothing there... There.

Taking a page from past Clinton's Campaigns:



"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
Mohandas Karamachand Gandhi

In Commemoration of the 40,000 women and children who, August 9, 1956, presented themselves in bodily protest against the "dompass" in the capital of apartheid. Presented at The United Nations, August 9, 1978

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