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I Promise You America, I Will Never #StandWithHer

This past weekend I decided it was time I sit down and watch the movie 13 hours. I had been putting it off for too long, and I thought it was about time I see it.

Not only was I awake at 3 in the morning on my couch, my blanket pulled up to my nose, silently crying. But I was deep in my thoughts about what really happened in Benghazi, how part of the left so mercilessly brushes off this tragic event, and the role that Hillary Clinton played. I had to rant a little bit about it on The College Conservative.

I was and am still not planning on voting for Mrs. Clinton. Her beliefs do not reflect my own, and her actions are not what I want to see our next president portray. Her history is too murky, marking her as an untrustworthy and unfit representative for this nation. And honestly, I’m sick and tired of people trying to convince me to vote for her in order to keep Donald J. Trump out of the White House. So let me explain to you people the following:

Just because Hillary is a woman does not mean she is entitled to be President, I’m sick and tired of all you feminists out there using that argument.

“A vote for Hillary is a vote for equality.” 

“You should vote for Hillary because she’s a woman.” 

In all honesty, I don’t care what gender she is. If she is not fit for the job, she is not fit for the job. Putting your agenda in front of what is good for this nation will get you and everyone else, absolutely no where. I mean, look at what happened in Brazil when they elected a woman, who was clearly not capable of being productive, to be President.

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has been suspended from office pending an impeachment trial over accusations that she illegally manipulated government accounts…

According to a Datafolha poll (in Portuguese) released on 11 April, 63% of respondents across the country said her government was “bad or terrible”, with only 13% saying it was “good or excellent”.

Please tell me what are Mrs. Clintons actual qualifications. What experience does she have in terms of representing a large body of people? What does her track record of helping American citizens look like? What has she done to benefit this entire or even a portion of this country? Please, tell me.

And spare me the “she was Secretary of State” argument because that position does not mean she is even the slightest bit prepared to be president.

And this is where I bring in the two typical, but extremely legitimate arguments: Benghazi and her email scandal.

Just for you knowledge, no one should have been in Benghazi to begin with but –

“there was a covert weapons scheme going on in Libya, Benghazi. We had been supplying radical Islamists with weapons against Libyan President Moammar Gadhafi, effectively supplying the enemy and destabilizing that country. And it seems that there was a CIA weapons buy-back program, the aim of which was to ship the retrieved weapons out of Libya through Turkey, and to the Islamist forces in Syria.”

If you want a time line of the events, BBC News reported one. But that’s not the point. Four people died in Benghazi: US ambassador Christopher Stevens, his state department colleague Sean Smith and former Navy Seals Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty.

And to this day Hillary shows absolutely no remorse over the fact that this happened under her watch back in September of 2012 while she was Secretary of State. She went so far as to say “what difference does it make?

I can tell you what difference it makes Madame Secretary: four people would still be alive today. People would probably be able to trust you. But hey, you made your bed now you have to sleep in it.

She consistently blamed the attacks as a result of a video,  lying to the faces of these victims families.

Breitbart reported:

Tyrone Woods’s father reported that she [Hillary Clinton] told him, “We are going to have the filmmaker arrested who was responsible for the death of your son.” Sean Smith’s mother recently repeated this, saying, “She said it was because of the video.” Glen Doherty’s sister said she chose “in that moment to basically perpetuate what she knew was untrue.”

In public remarks Clinton said, “We’ve seen rage and violence directed at American embassies over an awful Internet video that we had nothing to do with.”

On September 11, 2012, she told her daughter that the “officers were killed in Benghazi by an al Qaeda-like group.” On the morning of September 12 she told an Egyptian diplomat, “We know the attack in Libya had nothing to do with the film. It was a planned attack — not a protest.”

She was asked about this during a Democratic debate. CNS News reported what Mrs. Clinton responded:

Ramos followed up: “But Secretary Clinton, what they’re saying is that — what the families are saying is that you told your daughter Chelsea one thing and a different thing to them.”

“Jorge, that makes my point. At the time I e-mailed with my daughter, a terrorist group had taken credit for the attacks on our facility in Benghazi. Within 16, 18 hours, they rescinded taking credit.”

I call bull crap on that one. She knew she was blatantly lying, and now she has to cover her tracks in order to ‘appeal to the American people.’

Now for her email scandal. Hillary Clinton has been under FBI investigation for approximately one year for the mishandling of classified information on her email server. Now although her case has come to a close, and James Comey proved that this career politician is in fact above the law, he did label her actions as “extremely careless.”

“Although we did not find clear evidence that Secretary Clinton or her colleagues intended to violate laws governing the handling of classified information, there is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information.”

I’m sure that people who get drunk and get behind the wheel of the car don’t intend to injure or kill people, but sometimes they do. And they still get sentenced to some time in jail/prison. So for Hillary, she may not have intended to break the law, but she still did. And for some reason she still got off scot free.

James Comey, you’re a joke. You had the opportunity to go down in history as ‘the guy‘ who took down Hillary Rodham Clinton. But you ruined that. You tanked your reputation along with the FBI’s reputation. *slowly claps*

President Obama went out and campaigned with Hillary shortly after Comey’s speech, and stated that the next U.S. President can’t be “reckless.”

Oh the immense and consistent hypocrisy of these two never ceases to amaze me.

And last but not least, there’s the Clinton Foundation scandal. Which, if you’re interested in learning more about it, feel free to purchase Peter Schweizer’s book Clinton Cash. But to sum it up for you, the Clinton Foundation once had a ban on accepting donations from foreign governments. This was put in place in 2009 under President Obama’s request when Hillary took on the position as Secretary of State. But after she left in 2013, the foundation suddenly started taking millions of dollars worth of donations from governments in countries like Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.

But as it turns out, the Clinton Foundation was actually accepting this money during the time that Mrs. Clinton was Secretary of State.

Violating laws aren’t an unusual thing for this woman to do, if you haven’t realized that already.

To conclude, I could go on and talk about how she’s lied and flip-flopped over the years. But it’s not worth it because most of you can come back at me and use the “she’s changed” argument.

The three things I discussed above are the most important things to highlight when explaining your own reasoning for not voting for Hillary. Her gender doesn’t make her above anyone else or more qualified to do anything. I can be just as critical of her and expect just as much from her as I would a male presidential candidate. She doesn’t get cut any slack. And her scandals…. well that just makes her untrustworthy. And don’t you want to be able to trust your next president with their finger on the nuke button?