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"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." - John 8:32
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Author:  Dr. Tom Barrett
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Date:  January 22, 2007
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Start With a Lie

People wondering how to deal with a challenge or a difficult situation in life are often given the advice, “Start with the truth.” Hillary Clinton is apparently confused over this advice. She started her presidential bid with a lie.

People wondering how to deal with a challenge or a difficult situation in life are often given the advice, “Start with the truth.” Hillary Clinton is apparently confused over this advice. She started her presidential bid with a lie.

This should not be surprising to even casual observers of the political scene in this country. Hillary’s political mentor, her husband “Slick Willy” Clinton spent his career lying. In fact, he often lied when it would have been easier to tell the truth.

Hillary was asked a legitimate question when she ran for re-election a few months ago to her position as New York’s Junior Senator. There was much speculation that she would not serve out her term because of her plans to run for the presidency. The people of New York were concerned (properly so, it appears) that she just wanted to use them in order to enhance her chances of becoming president. So she was asked if she would serve out her term.

She lied, saying that she had no plans to run for the White House, and that she would not allow anything to interfere with performing her senatorial duties. Now, just two months after being re-elected, she has announced that she will run for president.

Hillary has known for many years that she would run for president. In fact, I am convinced (although obviously I cannot prove it), that Hillary is in a position today to run for president because of a deal she made with Bill when his serial promiscuity became public knowledge.

I believe the conversation went something like this: “Bill, you are the lowest of the low. It’s bad enough that you have been tom-catting around since we’ve been married. You know I’ve only stuck with you because we both wanted to get into the White House. But now you’ve been so stupid that everyone knows what a pig you are. I should go on TV and tell everyone who you really are. BUT…

“You know I am destined to be the first Woman President. You know I am better than any of the men who have run this country. Here’s the deal. You will do everything possible to set me up to run for president. If you do, I will get you out of this hole you’ve dug for yourself.” Of course, Bill couldn’t do anything but to agree.

So Hillary went on TV and did her “Stand by your man” routine – more than once. She shamelessly lied when she said she didn’t believe Bill would do anything like that. She said they had a solid marriage. And she said that she loved him. Any woman who says that she loves a husband who has repeatedly committed adultery and showed no remorse for it is lying. Whether she was lying to herself or whether she was consciously lying to the public, only Hillary knows.

But the most ridiculous part of her defense of Bill was when she said that those who claimed he had an affair with Monica Lewinsky were part of a “Vast right-Wing conspiracy.”

In return, Bill placed her in the limelight whenever possible. While most First Ladies are content to fill a traditional role, Hilly wanted to run things. Bill put her in charge of national health care. Her promise of Canada-style socialist health care crashed and burned because of her inept management of the commission Bill gave her. In violation of sunshine laws, she held numerous secret meetings. And she bullied her staff and the commission members to the point where no one wanted to work with her. Fortunately for the nation, her efforts met with a disastrous end.

Hillary had unprecedented power in the eight years of the Clinton Administration. No First Lady has ever had as much power as she (at least publicly). I am reminded of a bumper sticker that was visible during Bill’s re-election campaign: “Support President Clinton (and her husband, too).”

She misused that power. She obstructed justice by claiming that she could not find records relating to the Clintons’ Whitewater scandal, records which were later discovered in her possession. She illegally used the FBI to investigate political rivals. And (in her most famous abuse of power) she fired the entire White House Travel staff to make it possible for a friend’s travel agency to take over. (See LINK below.) The Director had over 30 years of faithful service in that office. When he appealed his firing, she had the FBI persecute him and had him brought up on criminal charges. A retired FBI agent proved convincingly that Hillary had lied. The Director was reinstated and allowed to retire honorably after Hillary had destroyed his life.

Unfortunately for the Democrats, Hillary seems to be as incapable of telling the truth as is her husband. For instance, when she met Sir Edmund Hillary, the famous mountain climber, she lied to him, saying that she had been named after him. Snopes.com (one of the best web resources for discovering the truth) totally debunks that lie. (See LINK below.)

Another example is when Hillary told a group of soccer players that she knew where they were coming from because she played soccer in high school. Investigators found that her high school never had a girl’s soccer team while Hillary was a student.

And then there’s Hillary’s famous claim that her daughter Chelsea was jogging close to the Twin Towers when they were brought down on 9-11, and that Chelsea’s life was in danger. Unfortunately for Hillary, Chelsea did not know about her mother’s lies, and she revealed to a magazine columnist that she had been at home when a friend called her with news of the Attacks on America.

One might say of the three examples above (there are dozens that I could have used) that they were “innocent, white lies.” My question to you is this: Do you want a woman who lies at the drop of a hat (whether the lies are white, black or green) to once again inhabit the White House?

As I close, a warning: Hillary has begun the process of trying to re-invent herself for 2008. The National Review (see LINK below) reports on an interview she gave to “Light the Lamp!”, the monthly newsletter of the Holy Flame Pentecostal Church of Little Rock, Arkansas.

”I'm here spending time at my husband's library," she told the Lamp when we caught up with her after a Sunday camp meeting, "and of course, I always take time to worship God in as evangelical a way as is feasible, given time and location constraints. As you know, I consider myself an evangelical Christian, really a Christian conservative, if you want to know the truth, so it's nice to be 'home' again in the South, which I really consider my quote-unquote home even though I live in New York most of the time. Well, Washington, D.C., most of the time, actually, but if I'm not there I'm in New York, of course, but always thinking about being here, in the South, my spiritual home, where I shared so many wonderful evangelical moments and events. Can you read that back to me?"

I count three times where she used the word “evangelical” in one paragraph. Do you think she’s trying to tell those good Southern folks something? (She sure doesn’t talk that way in New York.) Unfortunately for her, she hasn’t been around evangelical Christians very much, or she would know that they would never use a phrase like, “I shared so many wonderful evangelical moments and events.” I’ve been an evangelical Christian since I was 13, and I’ve never heard anyone talk about an “evangelical moment”!

It might sound as if I do not want Hillary to run for president. Not true! I pray fervently that the Democrats will nominate her. Most of America can’t stand her. Her approval ratings (even among Democrats) are abysmally low. “Then how could she be nominated?” you might reasonably ask. Simply because the Democratic conventions are run by their Lunatic Left fringe.

If she is nominated, the Republicans could run practically anyone against her and be assured of victory. Let’s just hope the Republicans choose well, because if Hillary is nominated, the Republican nominee will become the next president.

Dr. Tom Barrett
Conservative Truth (Publisher, Editor)

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Notes: 
  1. Hillary’s Lies (Reed Irvine article on the Accuracy in Media Website)

  2. Hillary’s Lie About Being Named After Sir Edmund Hillary

  3. Hillary Interview in a Church Newsletter

  4. Hillary’s Book of Lies – “TravelGate”

  5. New Dick Morris Book Corrects the Lies of Hillary's Biography

  6. Hillary Clinton's Many Lies

Biography - Dr. Tom Barrett

Dr. Tom Barrett has been an ordained minister for 30 years. He has written for local and national publications for most of his life, and has authored several non-fiction books. He has been interviewed on many TV and radio programs, and speaks at seminars nationwide. Tom is the editor and publisher of Conservative Truth, an email newsletter read by over fifty thousand weekly which focuses on moral and political issues from a Biblical viewpoint.

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