INDIANAPOLIS, March 7, 2016 — According to her website, Hillary Clinton will “provide comprehensive support to survivors” of campus sexual assault, “ensure fair process for all in campus disciplinary proceedings and the criminal justice system,” and “increase sexual violence prevention education programs … not only in college, but also in secondary school.”
Hillary doesn’t say what she’ll do for non-survivors, how she’ll rewrite the policies of the nation’s 4726 degree-granting institutions and all their campuses, how she defines “fair” process, how she’ll control the justice system or how she’ll increase sexual violence prevention programs, but she’ll do it.
She does say she will force every campus to offer “survivors the support they need,” and that the support will be “confidential, comprehensive, and coordinated.” She evidently knows what that support will be, who will need it and how best to administer it so that it will be comprehensive and coordinated (among whom?).
But if it’s confidential, how will she know? She runs over herself when she says her federally-dictated “transparency in campus disciplinary proceedings” will maintain confidentiality.
As the ultimate authority on everything, Hillary will know what’s “fair,” and so will take over from the colleges the burden of defining fair procedures, dictating fairness from D.C. for everyone. She will take over the judicial branch, making sure her ideas are understood and adhered to in every criminal proceeding. Today’s (Obama’s?) justice system is all wrong, too.
Hillary’s approach suggests that every sexual violence program in the nation is inadequate, so she will “increase” these programs, perhaps in number or in the time they divert from studies.
As evidence of her excellent judgment and her intention to cram her programs down the throats of every educational institution in the country, she notes her support of more bureaucracy, the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women. This is a jobs program, but why is there a special office just for women when she wants to emphasize how “fair” she’ll be?
She cites “her historic 1995 Beijing speech, where she denounced violence against women as a clear violation of human rights.” More than 20 years ago, when she was traveling the world as the wife of our country’s premier elected serial abuser of women, she stated the obvious. That’s convincing.
“[As] senator, she co-sponsored the 2005 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act.” It takes courage to co-sponsor a reauthorization!
According to her website, “Hillary introduced the CARE Act twice, to ensure that rape and incest victims had access to emergency contraception in hospital emergency rooms.”
Once again, this interjects federal power and authority where it has no business. But, according to thecareact.org, “The CARE Act was first introduced in 2010,” when Hillary wasn’t a legislator. It was amended and reintroduced in 2011, again, when she wasn’t in the legislature. So, to whom did she “introduce” it? Whose credit did she take? [Note: I cannot find a reference to its passage.]
Hillary also “introduced legislation to make emergency contraception available to servicewomen.” In fact, the “Compassionate Care for Servicewomen Act” (H.R. 2064) originated in the House in 2007, when Hillary was a senator and George W. Bush was president, and was sponsored by Democrats “Mr. Michaud (for himself, Mr. Ryan of Ohio, Mrs. Davis of California, Ms. Harman, Ms. Loretta Sanchez of California, and Mr. Shays.” [Note: That’s Tim Ryan, the Democrat, not the current Speaker.]
Her self-publicity also proudly proclaims, “As secretary of state, Hillary rallied the international community to take collective action to end violence against women.” As evidence that anything happened, she offered… nothing. “The international community” apparently missed the rally.
Her campaign site also says, “She drew attention to the use of rape as a weapon of war and spearheaded a U.N. Resolution that established guidelines for an international response to sexual assault in war torn areas.”
No one else had ever thought that rape was part of war; it’s good that the world had Hillary to point this out! As for UN Resolution 1820, that was adopted (unanimously) in June of 2008, before Hillary was secretary of state.
As for the UN’s Resolution 2122 (providing abortions for women and girls raped in wars), that was passed in 2013, after Hillary had left the State Department and had become a private citizen.
Not only has Hillary claimed for herself the work of others, she proposes to interject the federal government into areas where it has no constitutional authority whatsoever. And her campaign is proud of that. Americans shouldn’t be.