When did Hillary Clinton realize that she made a big mistake by publicly venting her hatred for millions of Americans because they don’t agree with her politics and aren’t going to vote for her? Did the shock come right after she said the words that will haunt her for the rest of the campaign? The truly deplorable thing about Clinton’s remarks on Friday is that they came just two days before the anniversary of 9/11. I can’t think of a better way to dishonor our country’s 9/11 dead than to cultivate hatred for the sake of raising campaign donations.
With Hillary, it’s all about the money.
9/11 is about something else.
Path to dishonoring our 9/11 dead
We’ve been down the path to dishonoring the 9/11 dead for a long time. We suffered through the firestorm over the Ground Zero mosque. Washington warred over getting out of Iraq and stood by while ISIS gained power. We failed to police our flight schools. Immigration enforcement fell to politics. The president told the country that radical Islam should never wear the label of what it is.
Meanwhile, radical Islam found that killing Americans was a better strategy than talk, so more Americans died. Americans died in Benghazi on Clinton’s watch. They died in Orlando, Austin, Boston, and San Bernardino.
In his weekly address President Obama spoke of “the legacy of those we’ve lost.”1 He claimed that “the core values that define us as Americans have remained the same.”2 If only that was true. We proved to the world we are weak by force-feeding the nation idealism and liberal values at the expense of security, even justifying bringing in Syrian refugees with a vetting process our immigration and visa problems show will never work.
Honoring those who died 15 years ago is not a partisan pursuit. It becomes partisan when we dishonor the dead because of politics and turn our nation’s back on the lessons we’ve learned since radical Islam took a stand against the U.S.
Clinton’s hateful appeal to divisiveness
Instead of thoughtful reflection and a look back we got an angry, hateful appeal to divisiveness from Hillary Clinton.
No qualified leader puts money before national pain. Good presidents don’t label their fellow citizens “deplorable” for refusing to agree with their views. Candidates with integrity don’t raise money by insulting the American people.
Had I died in one of the attacks I would want to know that we learned something and that my death helped unite the country against threats from radicals. It’s easy to twist the dialogue on terror to suit political ends, but how many Americans really believe that not calling Islamic extremism what it is makes us safer? Certainly not the victims of 9/11.
Paying attention to the lessons we learned and doing everything in our power to bring this nation together against terror is how we turn those victims into heroes. By inspiring divisiveness and hatred on this September 11 anniversary, Hillary Clinton dishonored the 9/11 dead.