In a remarkable speech on Thursday in Reno, Nevada, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton devoted a surprisingly significant amount of time attempting to link Donald Trump to the “alternative right.” The Southern Poverty Law Center defines the alt-right as “a set of far-right ideologies, groups and individuals whose core belief is that ‘white identity’ is under attack by multicultural forces using ‘political correctness’ and ‘social justice’ to undermine white people and ‘their’ civilization.”
After Trump attacked Clinton at a rally in Mississippi where he called her a “bigot” who “sees people of color only as votes, not as human beings,” Clinton told CNN’s Anderson Cooper Trump is “taking a hate movement mainstream” and suggested Trump has “courted” white supremacists.
Regardless of who Trump is and who he has associated himself with, two facts remain crystal clear: First, Hillary Clinton has a long history of being connected to or saying she admires bigots, racists, and tyrants who do not support individual liberty or equality under the law for minorities, and second, the mainstream media has largely ignored all of this as part of its effort to help Clinton win the White House in November.
Her ‘Admiration’ for Margaret Sanger, a Racist Population-Control Advocate
In March 2009, Clinton accepted the Margaret Sanger Award from Planned Parenthood, which was founded by Sanger as the American Birth Control League in 1921. During her acceptance, Clinton stated, “I admire Margaret Sanger enormously, her courage, her tenacity, her vision … And 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 am really in awe of her.”
Sanger has long been championed as a hero of the left for her role in promoting birth control, but few in the media have reported how Sanger was also a champion of a far more sinister belief: the use of eugenics to limit minority populations, including African-Americans and those with disabilities.
Sanger wrote in Woman and the New Race, “Birth control itself … is nothing more or less than the facilitation of the process of weeding out the unfit, of preventing the birth of defectives or of those who will become defectives.”
In 1932, Sanger requested Congress create a “Parliament of Population” to “control the population through birth rates and immigration, and direct its distribution over the country according to national needs consistent with taste, fitness, and interest of the individuals.” In 1939, she wrote in a private letter to Dr. Clarence Gamble, “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population …”
Sanger even delivered a presentation at a Ku Klux Klan meeting in Silver Lake, New Jersey, which she recounted fondly in her autobiography, calling the group “good” and “passionate.”
Despite Sanger’s objectionable and abhorrent past, Clinton has never distanced herself from Sanger. In fact, when asked about her support for Sanger at a congressional hearing by Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE), Clinton defended her and related her admiration for Sanger to her respect of the slave-owning Thomas Jefferson.
Top Aide Connected to Bigoted Islamic Journal
Clinton’s praise for the population-control queen Sanger isn’t her only questionable connection to bigotry. The New York Post recently reported Clinton’s top aide and close advisor Huma Abedin previously worked under her mother at the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs. In 1996, Abedin, then the assistant editor, published an article in the journal titled “Women’s Rights Are Islamic Rights,” which argued in the words of Post reporter Paul Sperry, “single moms, working moms and gay couples with children should not be recognized as families. It also states that more revealing dress ushered in by women’s liberation “directly translates into unwanted results of sexual promiscuity and irresponsibility and indirectly promote violence against women.” In other words, sexually liberated women are just asking to be raped.
After a week of reporting on the story, Clinton still refuses to comment in detail about Abedin’s relationship to the controversial and bigoted journal, which is still being run by Abedin’s mother.
Clinton Foundation Does Business with Anti-Gay, Anti-Women’s Rights Nations
According to numerous reports, the multi-million-dollar Clinton Foundation—which has recently come under much media scrutiny for possibly selling access to Hillary Clinton while she served as secretary of state—has taken millions upon millions of dollars from countries and world leaders that restrict women’s rights and persecute people who are gay.
For instance, the Clinton Foundation has received $5 million to $10 million from Kuwait, where men can be imprisoned for up to seven years for engaging in a same-sex relationship. Saudi Arabia has given the foundation $10 million to $25 million, and it addresses same-sex relationships using a wide array of barbaric punishments, including flogging, execution, and in the case of non-Muslims, stoning.
In some of the nations that have donated to Clinton Foundation, women aren’t allowed to travel without a man’s permission, and in many places, women must remain covered at all times in public.
Where’s the Outrage?
Despite these disturbing connections to racists, bigots, human-rights violators, and tyrants who oppose individual liberty, much of the media has remained relatively quiet and refuses to ask Clinton about her record.
Hillary Clinton says she supports freedom and minority rights, but her past suggests she only does so when it’s convenient. Clinton needs to explain why she’s maintained these relationships and why voters should trust her stated commitment to liberty.