Golden Oldies From Horrifying Hillary
(The following Hillary Clinton quotations and comments are from the 1992 book by George Grant titled “Hillarious: The Wacky Wit, Wisdom, And Wonderment Of Hillary Rodham-Clinton,” Adroit Press, Franklin, Tennessee. She has, of course, said many more horrifying things since 1992.)
“I suppose I could have stayed at home and baked cookies and had teas.”
— 1992: Hillary offending full-time homemakers while defending herself against a barrage of conflict-of-interest charges in Arkansas politics.
The Tyranny of Families
“The basic rationale for depriving people of rights in a dependency relationship is that certain individuals are incapable or undeserving of the right to take care of themselves and consequently need social institutions specifically designed to safeguard their position. Along with the family, past and present, examples of such arrangements include marriage, slavery, and the Indian reservation system.”
— 1982: Hillary comparing the marriage covenant to the institution of slavery—in the same way that other consensus terrorists yoke together individual liberty and individual perversion, or personal choice and personal brutality.
The Paternal State
“I prefer that intervention into an ongoing family be limited to decisions that could have long-term and possible irreparable effects if they are not resolved.”
— 1979: Hillary translating “children’s rights” into “government’s rights” whenever and wherever the fuzzy minded bureau-slugs see fit—or whenever and wherever the fancy grabs the paunchy redskis inside the Beltway.
With Friends Like Her, Who Needs Enemies?
“I want to be a voice for America’s children…advocating.. . the immediate abolition of the legal status of minority and the reversal of the legal presumption of the incompetence of minors in favor of a presumption of competence; the extension to children of all procedural rights guaranteed to adults; the rejection of the legal presumption of the identity of interests between parents and their children, and permission for competent children to assert those independent interests in the courts.”
— 1974: Hillary arguing for the right of children to sue or even divorce their parents thus wandering into other peoples dreams, never to find her way back.
Twinks, Tinhorns, and Twaddle
“If the law were to abolish the status of minority and to reverse its assumption of children’s incompetency, the result would be an implicit presumption that children, like other persons, are capable of exercising rights and assuming responsibilities until it is proven otherwise. Empirical differences among children would then serve as the grounds for making exceptions to this presumption and for justifying rational state restrictions.”
— 1973: Hillary speaking in ecstatic tongues—in the practically uninterpretable language of American lawyerese—to call for more discretionary power for welfare apparatchiks and all the other collectivist no-goodniks.
The Middle-Class Bugaboo
“A common complaint about the exercise of discretion in neglect cases is that alien values, usually middle class, are used to judge a family’s child rearing practices. One way to answer that complaint is to entrust the discretion necessary for evaluating a child’s needs to persons representing the milieu in which a family lives.”
— 1973: Hillary assuring skeptics that the social service rabble assigned to take children away from their parents should not be tainted with certain ethnocentristic morals—God forbid that middle class values should compromise the politburo efficiency of those government poltroons.