Mind and Destiny

“I make no pretension to patriotism. So long as my voice can be heard ... I will hold up America to the lightning scorn of moral indignation. In doing this, I shall feel myself discharging the duty of a true patriot; for he is a lover of his country who rebukes and does not excuse its sins. It is righteousness that exalteth a nation while sin is a reproach to any people.”- Frederick Douglass

Location: Delhi, N.Y., United States

The author and his webmaster, summer of 1965.

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Hillary’s Record

As a young woman, Hillary Rodham Clinton worked for the Children’s Defense Fund, going door-to-door to make sure, that children with disabilities would get a quality education.  
As our First Lady, she worked with Congress to help push through a Children’s Health Insurance Program that continues to protect millions of children.  
After her unprecedented role in trying to pass national healthcare reform was defeated, she accepted an invitation to speak at the United Nations Conference on Women in Beijing, China.  
Thousands of women from all over the world travelled to Beijing to hear Hillary Clinton explain: “It is a violation of human rights when babies are denied food or drowned or suffocated or their spines broken, simply because they are born girls.  It is a violation of human rights when women are denied the right to plan their own families, and that includes being forced to have abortions or being sterilized against their will.”
Michael Bloomberg was elected as the Republican Mayor of NYC, two months after 9/11.  At the DNC, he acknowledge: “I saw how Hillary Clinton worked with Republicans in Washington to ensure that New York got the help it needed to recover and rebuild.  Throughout her time in the Senate, we didn't always agree, but she always listened.  And that's the kind of approach we need in Washington today, and it just has to start in the White House.”
Hillary Clinton understands, that most issues are rarely black and white, and that even when you’re 100 percent right, getting things done requires compromise.  She knows that for progress to occur, politicians have to listen to each other.  She’ll continue to fight for progressive principles, while trying to find common ground.
Today, by changing enough minds over two decades, 20 million more people have healthcare.   


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