The arc of presumptive presidential candidate for the Democratic Party Hillary Clinton’s life and career has been marked by extraordinary achievement in public service and for public good.
As civil rights activist, first lady, senator, and secretary of state, she has consistently embraced and advocated for progressive, forward-looking policies that make our country a stronger and more just nation.
Her presumptive nomination is a historic moment for the American people: eight years after the election of Barack Obama, the first black president of the U.S.A., her now inevitable victory in the democratic primary represents a milestone in women’s and human rights that was unimaginable when she began her work as a young person. With her candidacy, again, America has given the world a new model and benchmark for inclusiveness and equal rights.
While there are many immensely skilled politicians in the U.S. who could have a risen to the challenge of becoming our country’s next president, she is the one who stood up for her party, stood by her beliefs and values, and earned the opportunity to run. Her credentials and qualifications are virtually peerless and she is the best prepared and most suited person to lead our nation forward.
With his overtly racist attitudes and his ill-conceived, uninformed, and perilous political platform, Donald Trump has already driven our country backward.
The call to ban Muslims; the proposed wall for our southern border; the recently exposed disregard for judicial authority combined with the racial overtones of his discourse… These and many other egregious transgressions of our nation’s humanity and humanist values are not just reminiscent of the rise of historic Fascism and Nazism in Europe in the 1920s and 1930s. They are current-day fascism.
Speaker Paul Ryan calls Trump’s remarks racist but still backs him. This was a headline carried by countless mainstream media outlets yesterday on the eve of Clinton’s victory.
What paradox is this?
The historic racist policies of the Republican party have come back to bear their fruit with the rise of this demagogic and entirely unqualified and ill-prepared political agitator who tacitly and implicitly condones the violence — both virtual and physical — that trails his campaign for the presidency.
Make no bones about it. A vote for Trump is a vote for evil incarnate: he is a self-serving, aspiring tyrant whose agenda is driven solely by his desire to subjugate the American people in order to achieve some sort of bizarre fulfillment of his cult personality.
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