Is it true? Has the hot iron of political expediency seared the American conscience this deeply? Conservative America has nominated a buffoon as candidate for the highest office in the land and liberal America has nominated a pathological liar. William Safire, in a New York Times Op-Ed column describes Hillary Clinton’s aversion to the truth:
“Americans of all political persuasions are coming to the sad realization that our First Lady…is a congenital liar.” “Drip by drip…the case is being made that she is compelled to mislead, and to ensnare her subordinates and friends in a web of deceit.
“She is in the longtime habit of lying: and she has never been called to account for lying herself or in suborning lying in her aides and friends.”
One can only conclude that Hillary’s condition bears out the realization that she has no CONSCIENCE…that still small voice that lets us know the difference between right and wrong, “the inner sense of what is right or wrong.”
EB White, in the classic story Charlotte’s Web, elicits the term conscience in his description of one of the most vile creatures in his story when he says: “The rat had no morals, no conscience, no scruples, no consideration, no decency…” and without a conscience Hillary is now, in my opinion, same as the rat.
The sad commentary then, is not so much that here is one more politician without a conscience, but that so many of the American electorate endorse her. Where is America’s conscience?
Al Gore said of politicians: “It is a politician’s natural instinct to avoid taking any stand that seems controversial unless and until the voters demand it or conscience absolutely requires it.” (An Inconvenient Truth)
True words, even if coming from the man who hypocritically decried opposers to the global warming hysteria when he, himself lives and travels around the world leaving a carbon footprint bigger than his own ego.
Agreeing with Mr. Gore’s salient point regarding conscience, it then becomes clear, since Hillary Clinton is void of the same, her stand on any issue is solely a function of how many votes her position on any issue will bring.
EB White, had he known Hillary Clinton, would have had to look no further to find the perfect model for his rat.
America…where is your conscience?