There will come a day when the U.S. Government admits that it was political pressure – not an unbiased, thorough investigation – that kept Hillary Clinton from facing federal charges in 2016. That day may come in ten years, twenty years, or long after most of us have gone to the Happy Hunting grounds. But rest assured, it will come. The truth always finds the light, even if it takes a depressingly long time to do so.
But that’s small comfort for those of us who have a gnawing fear that the American people are getting ready to make a huge mistake. For us, none of this has anything to do with how much we viscerally dislike Hillary Clinton, how obnoxious it is to listen to her speak, or how utterly sick we are of her and her husband. It certainly has nothing to do with her gender. And while her promised liberal policies are very relevant, Hillary Clinton is much, much worse than your average Democrat for reasons that have little to do with tax-and-spend policies.
Hillary Clinton is uniquely unfit to be president. She may not be a dangerous ideologue like the guy we’ve got now, but her infallible ability to sniff out and create controversy wherever she goes is enough to put cold, deep concerns in the heart of any rational voter. Put it this way: Would you hire a person with Clinton’s background to run your company?
Not if you have any interest in protecting your informational data, you wouldn’t.
FBI Director James Comey announced Tuesday that his agency would not recommend Hillary for prosecution, bringing to an end months of intense speculation. Wherever else she might be on Inauguration Day, it won’t be a prison cell.
But that news was tempered by Comey’s speech, which, if you read between the lines, was basically a 15-minute plea to the American people that said: Look, we can’t bring her up on charges, but you’d better think long and hard about what you do in November. This woman has no business in the nation’s highest elected office.
Comey explained that, absent evidence of willful intent, “no reasonable prosecutor” would take the case. He did not mention that, according to the official federal statute, “gross negligence” alone would be sufficient for an indictment. At one point, Comey said that she and her aides had been “extremely careless” in their handling of classified information. Linguistics experts can perhaps tell us the difference between “extreme carelessness” and “gross negligence.”
You don’t have to be a conspiracy theorist to see that political forces were at work in this case. Comey’s speech removed all doubt.
But even if we ignore the obvious and pretend that Hillary Clinton is truly innocent of breaking the law, we cannot overlook her shocking incompetence. Her lies. Her arrogance. Her willingness to put our national security in jeopardy for her own personal convenience.
By default, any liberal Democrat represents a potent threat to the safety and well-being of our country. Not all of them are evil incarnate, but their policies alone make them dangerous.
With Hillary Clinton, though, there are specific reasons to keep her away from the White House that have nothing to do with political disagreements. She could embrace a conservative economic platform, sign a pledge to nominate constitutional originalists to the Supreme Court, and vow to fill her cabinet with Republicans; it would still not make her an acceptable candidate. She is, as a human being, absolutely and utterly unfit to be the president of the United States.
The FBI’s not going to help us prevent that dark future, but we must prevent it nonetheless.