In a literal sense, Hillary Clinton is Secretary of State and a former first lady, but in a figurative sense she is even more. Clinton is the voice of billions of people, taking strong stands on women’s rights and lesbian gay bisexual transvestite (LGBT) rights. Being an incredibly competent politician, Clinton has spearheaded the issues that matter to her most. She is a phenomenal luminary, and an inspiration to me.
Clinton is a strong advocate for LGBT rights. On December 6, 2011 in Geneva, Switzerland, Clinton insists, “The third, and perhaps most challenging, issue arises when people cite religious or cultural values as a reason to violate or not to protect the human rights of LGBT citizens. This is not unlike the justification offered for violent practices towards women like honor killings, widow burning, or female genital mutilation. Some people still defend those practices as part of a cultural tradition. But violence toward women isn't cultural; it's criminal. Likewise with slavery, what was once justified as sanctioned by God is now properly reviled as an unconscionable violation of human rights.” This is an extremely strong statement. Clinton believes in the strength of humanity and the power in human values, morals, and rights. Believing in the welfare of people without discrimination, Clinton values LBGT rights, which is something I believe is extremely important in having a fair world.
Most importantly, Clinton is an extraordinary proponent of women’s rights. In 1995 in Beijing Hilary famously declared in a speech, “If there is one message that echoes forth from this conference, it is that human rights are women's rights - and women's rights are human rights. Let us not forget that among those rights are the right to speak freely – and the right to be heard.” Clinton helped create the Vital Voices Global Partnership by establishing the Vital Voices Democracy Initiative. Vital Voices Global Partnership invests in...
3 November 2014
Internet Rights and Wrongs Summary
In the essay Internet Rights and Wrongs, presented to George Washington University in 2011, former United States Secretary of State HillaryClinton addresses a significant issue that is drawing the attention of citizens and governments. Clinton informs the listeners of the protests that happened in Egypt and Iran, she tells how both of their governments turned off the internet hoping to stop all the protests, both ending with very different outcomes. Which leads to the topic of whether or not the internet is a force for liberation or repression. The web has become a place where people get together and share ideas, it’s the new coffeehouse, the new market place, and many other public spaces. But with that comes challenges, challenges that Clinton believes need to be discussed, we need principles to guide us, rules, and what should be encouraged or discouraged (570-572).
Clinton explains that telling people how to use the internet is not the goal, the internet gives an open platform just like the public spaces, it does not have a specific plan and it shouldn’t. With people around the world coming together online every day, we need to come together with a shared understanding to guide us. Years ago Clinton called for a global commitment to Internet freedom, she wants to protect human rights online just like they do off...
October 31, 2012
HillaryClinton, Gay Rights are Human Rights
Hillary Clinton’s International Human Rights Day Address at Palais des Nations was delivered on December 6, 2011, in Geneva, Switzerland, to mark the celebration of Human Rights Day. In this speech, Clinton challenges the members of the United Nations Human Rights Council to recognize that LGBT Rights, (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender), are Human Rights. Through the use of definition, contrast, comparison, and logic, Clinton skillfully identifies that, “gay rights are human rights and human rights are gay rights.”
Clinton begins her speech by first discussing the historical significance of Human Rights Day. She appeals to her audience by comparatively highlighting the daunting tasks of the first delegates of the United Nations Human Rights Council while they were drafting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, in the aftermath of World War II. This strategy appeals to the current United Nations Human Rights Council because these are tasks they can most assuredly identify with as council members themselves. Clinton further engages the members of the council by acknowledging the historical significance of the delegates work when she says:
At three o'clock in the morning on December 10th, 1948, after nearly two years of drafting and one last long...
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January 29, 2013 12:00 A.M.
Shouting Louder: Hillary’s Testimony
The Benghazi attack shows the failure of the unilateral “end” to the War on Terror.
By Thomas Sowell
An old-time trial lawyer once said, “When your case is weak, shout louder!”
Secretary of State HillaryClinton shouted louder when asked about the Obama administration’s story last fall that the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. ambassador’s quarters in Benghazi was due to an anti-Islamic video that someone in the United States had put on the Internet, and thereby provoked a protest that escalated into violence.
She shouted: “We had four dead Americans. Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided they’d go kill some Americans? What difference, at this point, does it make?”
Students of propaganda may admire the skill with which she misdirected people’s attention. But those of us who are still old-fashioned enough to think that the truth matters cannot...
...Hillary Rodham-ClintonHillary Diane Rodham was born on October the 26th 1947 in Chicago, Illinois.
I chose to do this paper on HillaryClinton because she is an encouragement to me and others like me. I may not always ascribe to her political views but she has a strength and resolve that I truly admire. Hillary has achieved more in her life than most people would ever think.
From an early age,Hillary learned to be strong and calm. Her strong character is a quality that she leaned from her mother, Dorothy Rodham. Mrs. Rodham had a difficult beginning to her life, having left home at age 14 she had to work hard for what she to survive. While working as a nanny in California, Mrs. Rodham was cared for and encouraged by her employer. Hillary believes that caring adults, like her mother’s former employer, can fill a child's emotional needs. Mrs. Rodham had a major impact on developing Hillary’s personality. Mrs. Rodham had to be a very strong, dedicated woman to survive her younger life. She taught Hillary to maintain her emotional stability, even under stress. She encouraged Hillary to speak her mind and pursue her goals. Despite her father’s harsh manner and irritable nature, he taught his daughter that she could do anything she set her mind to and would not be limited by the fact that she was a girl.
As a teenager,...
All can agree that this year is a very special year for presidential candidates. One candidate could be the first Morman president. One who could be the oldest president. Another who could be the first black president. And last, but not least, one who could very well become the first women president! This one woman, as we all know, is no stranger to the White House. Yes, she has called it her home before. She lived there for nearly eight years. Her name is … HillaryClinton, Presidential Candidate for the 2008 Democratic Party. The following will demonstrate the stances, vision, political accomplishes and pieces of her own life, on which she is planning to lead our country in the right direction.
Hillary Diane Rodham, the first child born to Dorthy and Hugh Rodham, was born on October 26, 1947 at a Chicago hospital, and was raised in Park Ridge, Illinois. Hillary’s childhood was happy but disciplined. She loved participating in sports and was greatly involved with her church. During high school, she was enrolled in the National Honor Society. Her parents always encouraged her to study hard and to follow whatever career interested her(Jones 1).
Hillary graduated Wellesley College, and spoke at her graduation saying, “The challenge now is to practice politics as the art of making what appears to be impossible, possible.” Later, in 1969, she entered Yale law...
...Hillary Rodham was born on October 26, 1947 to her father, Hugh Rodham and her mother, Dorothy Rodham. She was born in Chicago, Illinois, and was raised in Park Ridge, Illinois. Hugh Rodham was a firefighter and a retired Navy officer. Dorothy taught Sunday school at the Methodist Church the family attended. Hillary was raised to believe that she should always stand up for herself. Her mother taught her self-reliance. In an article published by Newsweek MagazineHillary stated: “My mother, who had had to make her own way in life, believed that she would do everything she could do give us, a good start in life and protect us and prepare us, but at the end of the day, life was unpredictable, you never knew what was going to happen, you had to be prepared to take care of yourself, you had to be willing to stand up for yourself.
In April, 1962, at the age of fourteen, Hillary attended a speech given by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Chicago’s Orchestra Hall with her Methodist Youth Fellowship group. It was titled “Remaining Awake through a Revolution.” She then attended Wellesley College from 1965 to 1969. Hillary Rodham was named the first student commencement speaker. In her speech she stated: “The challenge now is to practice politics as the art of making what appears to be impossible, possible.”
Hillary attended Yale Law School and began her work as an advocate for children and...
..."You know after six years of George Bush, it is time to renew the promise of America," Clinton says in a videotaped message in which she invites voters to begin a dialogue with her on the major issues health care, Social Security and Medicare, and the war in Iraq.
"I'm not just starting a campaign, though, I'm beginning a conversation with you, with America," she said. "Let's talk. Let's chat. The conversation in Washington has been just a little one-sided lately, don't you think?"
In what the Associated press calls a a defiant statement and a nod to questions about her electability Clinton said: "I have never been afraid to stand up for what I believe in or to face down the Republican machine. After nearly $70 million spent against my campaigns in New York and two landslide wins, I can say I know how Washington Republicans think, how they operate, and how to beat them."
Just a note - Hillary will have to be elected outside of the very liberal New York state, and Washington republicans are the least of her worries.
The Chicago tribune notes that Obama today offered a decidedly warmer remark about Clinton's candidacy than the one she made about his on NBC's Today Show earlier this week -- Clinton said the voters will have to decide.
"Senator Clinton is a good friend and a colleague whom I greatly respect,'' Obama said in a statement issued by his office. "I welcome her and...
...Hillary Rodham Clinton for President
HillaryClinton is known for many things, from her trip to Africa and her Grammy award winning book "it takes a village". Hillary Rodham Clinton is a well known activist who spent most of her time helping her husband former United States President William Jefferson Clinton with issues that involved the United States. She was her husband's pick to run the Children's Heath insurance Program in 1993. Clinton has taken a major part in government history by becoming the first lady to ever be elected into senate in 2000. Hillary Rodham Clinton will make a good president because she had an 8-year experience living in the White House as the first lady and now is currently the United States Senator of New York.
Not many people might agree with Clinton being the first lady Democrat to be in Presidential Office. Born Hillary Diane Rodham in Chicago, Illinois on October 26, 1947 and raised in Park Ridge, Illinois along with her mother and father Dorothy and Hugh Rodham and two younger brothers Hugh and Tony Rodham. Clinton growing up was a smart intelligent girl who loved school and was involved in many school activities such as the National Honors Society. (White house paragraph.2) She continued to excel in her learning when she was an undergraduate at...