What the F**& Is Wrong with America
Rant by Marenacio Banks
As the sane goes “Evil prevails when good men fail to Act.” or simply put “Evil Prevails.” While we as Americans are entrenched in another debacle of a drama/horror story starring the Washington politics tokened Hollywood for ugly people, titled the President, this 2016 primaries has brought a new figure to the scene, referring to Donald J Trump, and a returning supporting cast, referring to Hillary Clinton. Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton has had a long career in the national spotlight. Of course, there’s a distinction to be made between media notoriety and the merits behind them.
Lets just start with Presidential candidate Hilary Clintons’ Resume as a Secretary of State. The position of Secretary of State to the current president Barrack Obama is a public office, which the duties and responsibilities of this position are created and outlined by the United States Constitution.
The Secretary of State, appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate, is the President’s chief foreign affairs adviser. The Secretary carries out the President’s foreign policies through the State Department and the Foreign Service of the United States.
Created in 1789 by the Congress as the successor to the Department of Foreign Affairs, the Department of State is the senior executive Department of the U.S. Government. The Secretary of State’s duties relating to foreign affairs have not changed significantly since then, but they have become far more complex as international commitments multiplied. These duties — the activities and responsibilities of the State Department — include the following:
Hilary Diane Rodham Clinton serves as the 67th Secretary of State starting from January 21, 2009 to January 1, 2013.
Secretary Of State Jan 1, 2009 – Feb 1, 2013
-Tirelessly circled globe making amends for the Bush years, helped to end two wars and limited US exposure as Middle East Fell apart
-Betrayed all our old friends in the Middle East, watched Bashar al Assad murder, mollycoddled Russia, Fumbled pivot to Asia, generally freelanced
US Senator from New York 2001 – 2009
-Cast historic Oct 2002 vote in favor of use of force resolution in Irag
-Voted against Bush tax cuts
-Voted in favor of $700bn TARP financial bailout program
-First Lady of United States 1993 – 2001 (i.e. not a work experience nor a position a privilege)
-Led effort to reform healthcare but failed to lead congress by the nose; lost the vote
-BA, Wellesley College 1969
-JD, Yale Law School, 1973. Postgraduate study at the Yale Child Study Center
Background and family life:
Born 26, October 1947 (age 67) in Chicago, Illinois. Husband Bill and daughter Chelsea Victoria, and a granddaughter Father: Hugh Rodham, Mother; Dorothy Rodham
Publications and skills:
Second place, Democratic presidential nominating competition, 2008
Most admired woman in America and third most admired woman in the world
once clapped backup for Stevie Nicks and Michael Jackson
What is exactly wrong with Americans, are we this fickle minded, do we forget so quickly who these so called candidates are and what they have done in the past. Allow me to remind you in my rant “What the F(*&k is wrong with America,” Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton the wife of ex-president William “Bill” Clinton, former senator from New York, and resigned Secretary of state under the Obama administration. This is a woman who boast having over 20 years of experience as a public servant, more like twelve. Lets assess this claim so starting her tenure as a first lady, ok lets clap for her for marrying a man who was tightly connected to the Bushes, even quoted by Barbara Bush that “Bill is an adopted son,” and remaining by him through his sex scandals, and drug scandals as president of the United States, ok maybe she deserves some credit for that, but how exactly does this qualify her for any public position. As a first lady she truly didn’t hold any title as a public servant as we the people did not elect her to be the wife of our then president, nor was she expected to be responsible or liable for any duties to the American people but basically keep her husband happy.
So what did she do with this position as First Lady? Continuing her work to advocate for Childrens’ education in america, which she had been a proponent of back in Arkansas while her husband was the governor, in a state which was ranked 36th in the nation and now ranked at 25 would be a great accomplishment for Hillary to boast as the first woman at the time but it seems those records which would substantiate or deny these claims in Arkansas have been lost, destroyed, or simply don’t exist.
Next she became a senator from New York, how she received this position is beyond me as none of her previous qualification could justify this, specifically the fact that she was not a resident nor a regular inhabitant of the state of New York at the time, i can only speculate as an outsider that her connection made during her tenure as first lady must have played an impact here as we will see become a common theme throughout her so called career as a public servant.
Her most notable accomplishment as a Secretary of State for four years is being the most traveled secretary of all time! (Wow) what an accomplishment. “The secretary, despite all the telecommuting options available to her, reinforced the power of being there — in a place, in a context, in a moment,”
Duties as a Secretary of State;
• Serves as the President’s principal adviser on U.S. foreign policy; (FAILED)
Senator Rand Paul saying that the president should have dismissed her from her job for having failed to read security-related cables coming into the State Department
• Conducts negotiations relating to U.S. foreign affairs; (Most Negotiations She was involved in were UNSUCCESSFUL and yielded NO RESULTS)
The Egyptian protests became the most critical foreign policy crisis so far for the Obama administration, and Obama came to increasingly rely upon Clinton for advice and connections. Clinton had known Mubarak for some twenty years, and had formed a close relationship with Egyptian First Lady Suzanne Mubarak by supporting the latter’s human rights work. Clinton originated the idea of sending Frank G. Wisner as an emissary to Cairo, to tell Mubarak not to seek another term as the country’s leader. As Mubarak’s response to the protests became violent in early February, Clinton strongly condemned the actions taking place, especially those against journalists covering the events, and urged new Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman to conduct an official investigation to hold those responsible for the violence accountable. When Wisner baldly stated that Mubarak’s departure should be delayed to accommodate an orderly transition to another government, Clinton rebuked him, but shared a bit of the same sentiment. Mubarak did finally step down on February 11 as the protests became the 2011 Egyptian revolution. Clinton said that the U.S. realized that Egypt still had much work and some difficult times ahead of it. In mid-March, Clinton visited Egypt and indicated support for an Egyptian move towards democracy, but she avoided specific issues of U.S. aid and when elections should take place.
Responding to criticism that the State Department had failed to see the developments in Egypt coming, Clinton defended the U.S. in an interview on Al-Arabiya, saying “I don’t think anybody could have predicted we’d be sitting here talking about the end of the Mubarak presidency at the time that this all started.”
Reflecting on not just the situation in Tunisia and Egypt but also on the, the 2011 Yemeni protests, and the 2011 Jordanian protests, Clinton said at a February 5 meeting of the Quartet on the Middle East, “The region is being battered by a perfect storm of powerful trends. … This is what has driven demonstrators into the streets of … cities throughout the region. The status quo is simply not sustainable.” She said that while transition to democracy could be chaotic – and free elections had to be accompanied by free speech, a free judiciary, and the rule of law in order to be effective – in the end “free people govern themselves best”. The transformations highlighted that traditional U.S. foreign policy in the region had sided with rulers who suppressed internal dissent but provided stability and generally supported U.S. goals in the region. When the monarchy’s response to the 2011 Bahraini protests turned violent, Clinton urged a return to the path of reform, saying that violence against the protesters “is absolutely unacceptable.”
Clinton stated the administration’s position that Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi “must go now,Clinton helped gained the financial and political support of several Arab countries, in particular convincing Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and Jordan that a no-fly zone urged by the Arab League would not be sufficient and that air-to-ground attacks would be necessary. Clinton then persuaded Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov that his country should abstain on the UN resolution authorizing force against Gaddafi, and Rice and Clinton played major roles in getting the rest of the United Nations Security Council to approve United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973.
• Grants and issues passports to American citizens and exequaturs to foreign consuls in the United States;
• Advises the President on the appointment of U.S. ambassadors, ministers, consuls, and other diplomatic representatives; (FAILED)
• Advises the President regarding the acceptance, recall, and dismissal of the representatives of foreign governments; (FAILED)
• Personally participates in or directs U.S. representatives to international conferences, organizations, and agencies;
• Negotiates, interprets, and terminates treaties and agreements; (UNSUCCESSFUL)
• Ensures the protection of the U.S. Government to American citizens, property, and interests in foreign countries; (MADE NO IMPACT)
• Supervises the administration of U.S. immigration laws abroad;
• Provides information to American citizens regarding the political, economic, social, cultural, and humanitarian conditions in foreign countries; (MADE NO IMPACT)
• Informs the Congress and American citizens on the conduct of U.S. foreign relations; (MADE NO IMPACT)
• Promotes beneficial economic intercourse between the United States and other countries; (UNSUCCESSFUL)
Overall, Clinton’s attempts to improve the image of America in Muslim countries did not find any immediate success Perceptions of the U.S. in those countries declined during her tenure according to a Pew Research.
The intractable issues when she entered office, such as Iran, Pakistan, Arab-Israeli relations, and North Korea, were still that way when she left.
• Administers the Department of State; (FAILED)
According to the Office of the Inspector General report made in 2014, the State Department’s records failed to properly account for some $6 billion in contracts over the prior six years, including around $2 billion for the department’s mission in Iraq. The report said, “The failure to maintain contract files adequately creates significant financial risk and demonstrates a lack of internal control over the Department’s contract actions,” and added that investigators and auditors had found “repeated examples of poor contract file administration” which it had characterized as having been one of the department’s “major management challenges” for several years.
Is she secretary to the state of the Union or to the world as she has traveled more than any other secretary of state by now she had logged 465,000 miles (748,000 km) in her Boeing 757, and had visited 79 countries while in the office, Hillary has visited 112 Countries during her tenure the most of any secretary of state in US history
• Supervises the Foreign Service of the United States. (FAILED)
Maintaining integrity as a public servant (FAILED)
“Even an admirer, such as myself, must acknowledge that few big problems were solved on her watch, few victories achieved. [She has been] more solid than spectacular.”
“She’s coming away with a stellar reputation that seems to have put her almost above criticism. But you can’t say that she’s really led on any of the big issues for this administration or made a major mark on high strategy.
Engaged in criminal, dishonest activities, and abused her position as Secretary of State. (PASSED)
-Claiming to practice diplomacy Clinton along with General Petraeus sent arms to and performed training of vetted groups of Syrian revels to attempt to overthrow Assad
-In early March 2015, a New York Times report revealed that throughout her time as Secretary of State, Clinton used her own private email server, rather than government-issued departmental ones Further investigation revealed that the day of her first Senate hearing to become Secretary of State, Clinton, or an associate, purchased a private email server under the pseudonym “Eric Hoteham”.The server was set up in her home in Chappaqua, New York.
Clinton testified to Congress in March that the administration did not need congressional authorization for its military intervention in Libya or for further decisions about it, despite congressional objections from members of both parties that the administration was violating the War Powers Resolution. During that classified briefing to Congress, she allegedly indicated that the administration would sidestep the Resolution’s provision regarding a 60-day limit on unauthorized military actions. Months later, she stated that, with respect to the military operation in Libya, the United States was still flying a quarter of the sorties, and the New York Times reported that, while many presidents had bypassed other sections of the War Powers Resolution, there was little precedent for exceeding the 60-day statutory limit on unauthorized military actions – a limit which the Justice Department had said in 1980 was constitutional. The State Department publicly took the position in June 2011 that there was no “hostility” in Libya within the meaning of the War Powers Resolution, contrary to legal interpretations by the Department of Defense and the Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel. The State Department requested (but never received) express Congressional authorization. The US House of Representatives voted to rebuke the administration for maintaining an American presence with the NATO operations in Libya, which they considered a violation of the War Powers Resolution
She subsequently elaborated upon this theme, saying “A lot of the work I do here in the State Department on women’s or human-rights issues is not just because I care passionately – which I do – but because I see it as [a way] to increase security to fulfill American interests. These are foreign-policy and national-security priorities for me.”
Claiming to be a supporter and avid advocate for liberty, diplomacy, and a humanitarian Clinton has been quoted stating;
Following the June 2012 killing of high-ranking al Qaeda figure Abu Yahya al-Libi in one of the U.S. drone attacks in Pakistan, Clinton defended the action, saying “We will always maintain our right to use force.
On arrival for her first day as Secretary of State, she addressed Department employees: “There are three legs to the stool of American foreign policy: defense, diplomacy, and development. And we are responsible for two of the three legs. And we will make clear, as we go forward, that diplomacy and development are essential tools in achieving the long-term objectives of the United States. And I will do all that I can, working with you, to make it abundantly clear that robust diplomacy and effective development are the best long-term tools for securing America’s future.”
With thoroughly inspection and assessment of Mrs. Hillary Clintons past job performances it becomes clearly evident that their is nothing remotely enticing that would lead us to believe she would do any better as a president. The ideal that she is even a candidate is preposterous if not criminal, she has performed horrifically in her duties as a public servant, she is a likely candidate to federal indictment and even potential criminal prosecution, but in someones mind she is still a potential candidate for presidency.
Please America wake up and realize that their is no Freedom without Liberty, and these criminals who have infiltrated our system on the highest level do not have our best interests in mind or at heart and we should no longer allow them to dictate to us what is what. I am not a supporter of Donald Trump but I do feel that he is the lesser of the two evils in this race. With the elections getting nearer and November 12th being right around the corner sort to say, we need to take drastic actions as the american public to reclaim our country. Never was public service suppose to be a lifelong career, and never in this country was it intended for a family, a sorority or fraternity, or club of so called elites, to gain a strong hold on power and control over the worlds first true Sovereign Nations. Wake Up.