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Hillary Clinton, The Convenient Anti-Racist

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During a campaign visit to South Carolina, Senator Clinton announced that she would like to see the Confederate battle flag removed from the Statehouse grounds. The Associated Press article describing the event quoted Hillary,

“I think about how many South Carolinians have served in our military and who are serving today under our flag and I believe that we should have one flag that we all pay honor to, as I know that most people in South Carolina do every single day,”

“I personally would like to see it removed from the Statehouse grounds,”

Knowing full well that the press in this country cannot be trusted to tell the whole story, it is with caution that I assume that Hillary did not say she wanted the flag to be taken down because it is represents the racism to many in this country. Then again, why should caution be used in assuming this? Hillary’s statements are classic Clinton excrement. Her statement shows the fake campaign promise nobility that she and the former excrement in chief are so good at. Clinton had the perfect chance to take a stand against the Confederate battle flag but decided that might be to polarizing and detrimental to her campaign. She chose to deny black people a true ally in the fight against the symbol of racism that flies in their faces everyday, just to not offend too many supporters (constituents) of the flag.

The funny thing is, it is nothing new. Hillary has been doing this for a long time now. She is after all, married to Bill Clinton. When Bill was the Governor of Arkansas his reaching out to African-Americans was over and above,

“In April 1985, Governor Bill Clinton signed Act 985 into law, making the birthdates of Martin Luther King Jr. (the preeminent leader of the civil-rights movement) and Robert E. Lee (the general who led the Confederate army) state holidays on the same day. Of course, the word “segregation” never passed Clinton’s considerable lips, but the (uncoded) message he was sending to certain of his white constituents could not have be clearer. His support for the Lee day seems as bad — if not worse — than a gaffe at an old man’s birthday party and Lott’s opposition to an MLK day.”

“Clinton had a Confederate flag-like issue of his own. Arkansas Code Annotated, Section 1-5-107, provides as follows:

(a) The Saturday immediately preceding Easter Sunday of each year is designated as ‘Confederate Flag Day’ in this state.

(b) No person, firm, or corporation shall display an Confederate flag or replica thereof in connection with any advertisement of any commercial enterprise, or in any manner for any purpose except to honor the Confederate States of America. [Emphasis added.]

(c) Any person, firm, or corporation violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be fined not less than one hundred dollars ($100) nor more than one thousand dollars ($1,000).”

This law existed on the books and in twelve years as Arkansas Governor, he never sought to have it repealed.

“Governor Clinton was among three state officials the NAACP sued in 1989 under the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965. “Plaintiffs offered plenty of proof of monolithic voting along racial lines, intimidation of black voters and candidates and other official acts that made voting harder for blacks,” the Arkansas Gazette reported December 6, 1989. It added: “the evidence at the trial was indeed overwhelming that the Voting Rights Act had been violated.”

“During his 12-year tenure, Governor Clinton never approved a state civil-rights law. However, he did issue birthday proclamations honoring Confederate leaders Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee. He also signed Act 116 in 1987. That statute reconfirmed that the star directly above the word “Arkansas” in the state flag “is to commemorate the Confederate States of America.” Arkansas also observed Confederate Flag Day every year Clinton served. The governor’s silence was consent.”

“Clinton praised Arkansas’ late Democratic senator J. William Fulbright, a notorious segregationist who opposed the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act. He also signed the Southern Manifesto, which denounced the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Brown vs. Board of Education school desegregation decision in 1954. Clinton called Fulbright “My mentor, a visionary, a humanitarian.”

All of this, yet The Democrat Party is silent, liberals are silent.

Hillary was always and is silent to racism that she sees and participates in because of the spineless silence she exhibits when presented with an opportunity to fight against it. The votes that giver her power mean more to her than, the pain and suffering of those who have been beaten down and torn by the reality of racism.

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