Hillary Clinton is a woman who never utters a word in public that is not deliberately chosen to send a message. She never needs a teleprompter, and she does not go off script. That is why I find what she recently said at the sixth annual Women in The World Summit to be absolutely chilling in its implications.
At the event which ironically took place in the David Koch Theater, Hillary spoke of the need to protect women’s right to abortion.
“Laws have to be backed up with resources and political will,” she said. “And deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed.”
Think about that for a moment. Hillary Clinton is running for a political office, not Pope or any other spiritual leadership position, yet she states a goal of changing religious beliefs.
Let that sink in.
This is the same woman who recently suggested that we need summer camps for adults. Of course, it was just a joke, and the summer camps would only be used to reduce the “fun deficit”, but so far no one has asked for her definition of “fun”.
So here we have a candidate for President who wants to have summer camps for adults, and who now implies that it would be within her power to change “cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases”. Why does the phrase “re-education camp” so readily come to mind?
But of course, that could never happen in America, right? After all, we have the Constitution to protect us from this sort of thing. Well yes, except when it doesn’t. For instance, you would think political organizations like the Tea Party would be protected from politically motivated punishment by the IRS, or that people could refuse to take part in events which violate their religious beliefs without being fined or having their businesses shut down.
Do not forget that Hillary is a member of the same political party that has protected Barack Obama as he destroyed the balance of power between the three branches of government, the same party that is working to establish a federal police force in major cities across the country, the same party that has attempted to repeal parts of the First Amendment, and would repeal the Second Amendment entirely if it could; the same party that reveres Mao Tse-Tung.
No, that could never happen here, except when we let it.