Campaign flyers in my area claim that Clinton would "continue President Obama's legacy." That is desirable to some people and distasteful to others. Let us critique the records of some other people Clinton holds in high regard.
Clinton is a former Goldwater girl who praised Sen. Robert Byrd, a former KKK member, and called him her dear friend and mentor when he died in 2010. She also expressed high regards for Margaret Sanger, a Nazi eugenicist who propounded forced sterilization of Blacks and poor whites as population control, whose advocacy against such "undesirables" led to over 60,000 forced sterilizations in America.
1. Senator Byrd filibustered and voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Byrd was the only senator to vote against the appointing of both Thurgood Marshall and Clarence Thomas to the United States Supreme Court, the only two African-American nominees. Byrd also opposed the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
In the early 1940s, Byrd recruited 150 of his friends and associates to create a new chapter of the Ku Klux Klan in Sophia, West Virginia.
According to Byrd, a Klan official told him, "You have a talent for leadership, Bob ... The country needs young men like you in the leadership of the nation." Byrd later recalled, "Suddenly lights flashed in my mind! Someone important had recognized my abilities! I was only 23 or 24 years old, and the thought of a political career had never really hit me. But strike me that night, it did." Byrd became a recruiter and leader of his chapter. When it came time to elect the top officer (Exalted Cyclops) in the local Klan unit, Byrd won unanimously.
I think we talk about race too much."
2. Senator Barry Goldwater: In her autobiography "Living History," Clinton described her father as a "rock-ribbed, up-by-your-bootstraps, conservative Republican and proud of it." She noted that she had been a Young Republican and a supporter of Arizona senator Barry Goldwater, who famously voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in the Senate.
“It was a great privilege when I was told that I would receive this award. I admire Margaret Sanger enormously. Her courage, her tenacity, her vision [a world with fewer blacks being born] … When I think about what she did all those years ago in Brooklyn, taking on archetypes, taking on attitudes and accusations flowing from all directions, I’m really in awe of her. There are a lot of lessons we can learn from her life, from the causes she launched and fought for and scarified for so greatly.”
~ Sanders is against the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP). TPP is expected to negatively impact U.S. workers and limit our use of Internet services.
~ Sanders is against racism and always has been. He was arrested as a 21-year-old college student at Chicago Univ. for demonstrating with Blacks for better educational opportunities.
~ Sanders is against privatizing prisons and jails. He and others in Congress introduced H.R.3543 in September 2015, the "Justice Is Not for Sale Act." If it passes, our local, state, and federal government will be barred from contracting with private prison companies, and predatory pricing on prisoners' phone calls, etc., will end.
~ Sanders would raise the minimum wage; he supports labor unions and workers' rights.
~ Sanders would give free tuition for qualified students and lower the interest on student loans.
~ Sanders is for universal healthcare.
~ Sanders voted AGAINST the Iraqi War.
~ Sanders voted against the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) in October 2015, with its provision for incarcerating Americans in concentration camps without criminal charges or any opportunity for defense.