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Colin Powell Summarizes Hillary Clinton In One Sentence

Former Secretary of State and General Colin Powell is no movement conservative; indeed, with the exception of Henry Kissinger there is probably no other Republican foreign affairs expert that arouses more conservative ire. 

Powell endorsed Obama in 2008 and has been, at best, a nominal Republican throughout his long public career, but his recently hacked emails show that he gets Hillary Clinton and the threat she poses better than Powell Clintonmost establishment Republicans. 

“Everything HRC touches she kind of screws up with hubris,” wrote Powell to Democratic donor Jeffery Leeds. 

Not only is Powell right about that, but it summarizes both the threat Clinton poses to constitutional liberty and her political weakness in one short sentence. 

When one reviews the long list of Hillary Clinton’s policy disasters two things stand out – greed and secrecy born of hubris. 

From the arrogance of her secret meetings and plotting behind Hillarycare during Bill Clinton’s first term, to Whitewater and her Rose law firm billing records, to her private email server, and lately her health status and records Hillary Clinton’s hubris and arrogance are constantly on display. 

Where this bizarre sense of entitlement to a set of rules different from the rest of humanity came from has never really been plumbed, but it has been enabled by a long string of media apologists, corrupt law enforcement and weak political opposition. 

The willingness of the media and political class to surrender to moral relativism and eliminate allegiance to objective fact to cover for Hillary Clinton played out in full technicolor in the scandal regarding foreign government contributions to the Clinton Foundation, Bill Clinton’s speaking fees and policy-making by Hillary Clinton while she was Secretary of State. 

These facts were all documented in Peter Schweizer's book “Clinton Cash” and there is a wealth of facts indicating that Hillary Clinton violated the Memorandum of Understanding she had with the State Department and the Obama administration regarding the conduct of her relationship with the Clinton Foundation and its donors. 

There is also a wealth of facts indicating that Hillary Clinton violated the constitutional and statutory prohibitions against accepting gifts from foreign governments. 

Hillary Clinton’s hubris and self-entitlement has been reinforced because none of these facts seem to interest Democratic Party elected officials and Party operatives who should have some allegiance to the higher interests of their Party and its principles. 

None of these facts seem to interest major figures in the liberal sisterhood of powerful female media personalities, academics, activists and donors who make-up the core of Hillary Clinton’s political base. 

And even more worryingly, none of these facts seem to interest major figures in the establishment media, who would normally call-out any other public figure for such conduct. 

In an appearance on ABC with former Clinton spokesman George Stephanopoulos Newt Gingrich said, “My point is they took money from foreign governments while she was Secretary of State—that is clearly illegal,” Gingrich said. “This is not about politics. It’s illegal. It’s dangerous to America to have foreign governments get in the habit of bribing people who happen to be the husband of the Secretary of State or next president of the United States.” 

“I think there’s a very simple case here—the Constitution says you can’t take this stuff, we have federal laws that say you can’t take this stuff,” Gingrich said. “If this was any person but Hillary Clinton, they’d be under indictment right now for a clearly straightforward problem.” 

The same goes for the vast breach of national security revealed in her scandalous use of a private email server and her treatment of classified information – and her demonstrable lies about it – Democrats have completely abandoned any fealty to objective truth, or the consequences that would accrue to anyone else who engaged in similar conduct. 

As former Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew C. McCarthy put it, “Hillary Clinton checked every box required for a felony violation of Section 793(f) of the federal penal code (Title 18): With lawful access to highly classified information she acted with gross negligence in removing and causing it to be removed it from its proper place of custody, and she transmitted it and caused it to be transmitted to others not authorized to have it, in patent violation of her trust. Director Comey even conceded that former Secretary Clinton was “extremely careless” and strongly suggested that her recklessness very likely led to communications (her own and those she corresponded with) being intercepted by foreign intelligence services.” 

Yet, Director Comey recommended against prosecution of the law violations because he concluded that there was no intent to harm the United States. In essence, in order to give Mrs. Clinton a pass, the FBI rewrote the statute, inserting an intent element that Congress did not require. 

Everything Hillary Clinton touches she does screw up with hubris, and she has this sense of entitlement because the normal institutions of American politics and government have been so corrupted that they are unwilling to act as a governor on her ambitions.  

The blinding hubris Colin Powell identified in Hillary Clinton is the latest, and perhaps final chapter of America’s long surrender to moral relativism, and the elimination of allegiance to objective fact as the standard by which all matters must be judged in American culture. Of the many things at stake in this year’s election a rejection of Clinton’s sense that she is entitled to govern by her own rules, and a return to objective fact as the standard by which we judge public figures, might be the most important.

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Laws on the topic and on the books

My only observation is that NO ONE should be Above the Law. And right now it does appear that at least one family has enough garbage on the three branches of this government to own a Get Out of Jail Free Card as in the game of monopoly. And that person who is obviously guilty is running for the office of president, one of the top positions in one of the three branches of this government. We the people of this country must then be the judges and jury for this woman and vote to assure she never sits in that position and encourage the next president to prosecute this woman to the full extent of the law. He must also punish those who are of equal culpability in the illegal endeavors she has participated in. Justice shall be done sooner or later but the citizens of this country need to send her a resounding message. No one is above the law!