Barack Obama campaigned successfully on a broad message of hope and change, and we’ve already heard that Hillary Clinton wants to use his political strategies as a blueprint for her own campaign. But where Obama wisely hid the worst of his socialist agenda behind vague language and buzzwords, Clinton is now advertising how extreme she is willing to get when it comes to changing America.
Speaking at the Women in the World Summit this weekend, Clinton said that “far too many women are denied access to reproductive health care and safe childbirth, and laws don’t count for much if they’re not enforced. Rights have to exist in practice – not just on paper.”
So far, so good. Sounds like the usual Democrat claptrap. But it was what she said next that has many Americans taking a cautious step backwards. “Laws have to be backed up with resources and political will,” she said. “And deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs, and structural biases have to be changed.”
Wow. Presidential candidates have run on some pretty interesting platforms in the past, but it’s been a while since a mainstream politician has advocated an overhaul of religious beliefs. In some ways, it is reminiscent of Obama’s “bitter clingers” comment, but even Obama knew better than to tell Americans they needed to change their fundamental, core beliefs. Suddenly the idea that Clinton could be worse than our current president – a notion that seems to defy logic – is not so unthinkable. Her scandals aside, this kind of talk is downright frightening coming from someone who stands a very good chance of occupying the White House.
But maybe we should have seen this coming. Not satisfied with the slow, steady progress they’ve made in destroying family values, kicking God out of the country, and demonizing conservative views, liberals are ready to start taking drastic action. And it’s certainly worth wondering what a presidential candidate thinks they are empowered to do to change “cultural codes” and religious beliefs. Does Hillary intend to use the presidency as a bully pulpit, pushing her view of the world whenever she gets the chance? Or does she feel there are larger steps she can take? Does she want to change religion or does she want to outlaw it?
“Reproductive health care and safe childbirth” are, of course, euphemisms for abortion. Hillary is speaking in favor of looser abortion laws and greater access to the procedure. Standing in her way are those darned outdated, sexist religious beliefs. But that’s also what’s standing in the way of gay “rights,” sex-ed for kindergartners, and a whole host of other liberal programs. By “changing” those beliefs, Hillary sees a shortcut to victory. After all, if people believe things that she does not, they are objectively wrong. And they should be forced to change.
A new day is dawning in America. They’re going to make sure of it.