Last week, I told you about California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom’s hypocrisy as he goes after gun owners’ rights while receiving armed security to the tune of millions of tax payer dollars.
Now, let’s look at it on the national level with Hillary Clinton. Clinton, who should be arrested and indictments brought for many of her crimes including those being uncovered in the Benghazi scandal, has been targeting the Second Amendment, but the irony and hypocrisy is that for decades, Mrs. Clinton has enjoyed armed security at the expense of the American taxpayers, whose rights are being targeting.
A.W.R. Hawkins at Breitbart reports:
Bill Clinton was Governor of Arkansas for 12 years (1979-81 and 1983-1993). It seems fair to presume the governor and his wife enjoyed armed security and transport. And Bill Clinton’s departure from the office of governor coincided with his entrance into the White House, where he served as president from 1993 to 2001. Upon entering the White House, the armed security went to its highest levels, as the president and First Lady Mrs. Clinton were surrounded by defensive Secret Service teams, tactical response teams, and integrated law enforcement and military personnel wherever they went.
And when Bill Clinton’s second term ended in January 2001, Hillary Clinton’s first term as a U.S. Senator was just beginning. She served as a Senator (D-NY) from 2001 to 2009, which means she sat behind layers of armed security and oversight in the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington D.C. for eight years.
Once Hillary Clinton’s time as a Senator was over, she would have enjoyed the protection of the Secret Service detail that remains with her husband post-presidency. ABC News reports that that is a protective detail which President Obama revised in 2012, to be sure it protected wives of presidents and children of presidents—until age 16—as well.
The bottom line—it is safe to say Hillary Clinton has spent approximately 35 years of her life with the benefit of armed security which, in some cases, would have included the advance security work of the Secret Service. Yet her current presidential campaign is framed around taking away the same benefit for average, hardworking Americans.
Unlike you or me, Clinton has lived a very sheltered life, protected from many of the things that those she is supposed to have served face every day, including the very real threat from criminals.
However, it is that “world in a bubble” view that Clinton has, which not only led to a lax in security concerning Americans in Benghazi, but has also led to her public attacks on the Second Amendment and her political gun grabbing agenda. In fact, it was Hillary Clinton that openly attacked Supreme Court rulings concerning the right to keep and bear arms, as well as going after pro-gun organizations, while at the same time ignoring that 92% of mass shooting that take place in America are the result of her husband’s implementation of gun-free zones.
However, when it comes to those like Planned Parenthood, who actually engage in murder without a gun, Clinton says they don’t need to be attacked, but supported. Following the shooting in Colorado by a mentally ill man, who thinks he is a woman, Clinton tweeted out:
We should be supporting Planned Parenthood—not attacking it. https://t.co/h8u9LYGMwc
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 30, 2015
Clinton’s latest ad is also an attack on the Second Amendment. Just how does one run for an office to uphold, protect and defend the US Constitution, which contains the Second Amendment while running on a platform that attacks that very document? Hypocrisy, that’s how.
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