One Thing Hillary Clinton Got Very Right

In a recent town hall meeting, Hillary Clinton said something, uncharacteristically, accurate and insightful. She didn’t know it was true when she said it, mind you. She was talking about gun control, and unbeknownst to her, she said something quite right:

We cannot let a minority of people—and that’s what it is, it is a minority of people—hold a viewpoint that terrorizes the majority of people.

Right on. Let’s apply that to a few other situations. How about gay marriage/rights/whatever. LGBT people represent under four percent of the population in the United States. Outside of cities, that number drops significantly. Many states have made an attempt to ban gay marriage (with statewide support). Even California, the land of fruits and nuts, passed Proposition 8. Which was shut down by the Supreme Court. And homosexuals, clearly a minority in the United States, go around terrorizing anyone that disagrees with them—forcing people to bake them wedding cakes and take their wedding photos, terrorizing restaurants run by “homophobes,” etc. Well, Hillary Clinton has some very true words to say about that:

We cannot let a minority of people—and that’s what it is, it is a minority of people—hold a viewpoint that terrorizes the majority of people.

Right on, Hillary Clinton. Right on.

What about universal healthcare and the Affordable Care Act? The majority of Americans were against it. The vast majority of Congress didn’t even know what was in it. It has “benefited” a very small minority of Americans (and only in the short-term). But this small minority got the ear of the corrupt officials in Washington and forced this unpopular bill onto the majority of Americans. A clear case of the minority terrorizing the majority. What does Hillary Clinton have to say about that?

We cannot let a minority of people—and that’s what it is, it is a minority of people—hold a viewpoint that terrorizes the majority of people.

Right on, Hillary Clinton. Right on.

And the irony of her comments is that it actually applies to gun control as well, in the opposite sense that she intended. According to one study, 34% of American households have at least one gun, and there is a gun in America for every private citizen. I’m sure every one of these homes contain voters who would uphold the Second Amendment. I make this wild assumption based on the fact that these voters do in fact own guns. And aside from this third of the population, many others who do not own guns still support gun ownership for others.  A recent Gallup poll reveals that support for gun control measures is at an all-time low in the US, with a record-low 26% wanting a ban on handguns. Yet a small minority of bleeding hearts and leftists want to terrorize the majority of Americans and take away their Constitutional rights. And what does Hillary Clinton have to say about this?

We cannot let a minority of people—and that’s what it is, it is a minority of people—hold a viewpoint that terrorizes the majority of people.

Right on, Hillary Clinton. Right on. I couldn’t agree with you more.