William Jefferson Clinton Memorial Library
We'd like to welcome you to the
William Jefferson Clinton Memorial Library -- dedicated to preserving the true
legacy of the 42nd President of the United States.
promised as President that his would be the "most ethical administration in the
history of the country. As you explore the pages of this website, you can
decide for yourself whether he lived up to that promise
want Your Children!
The traditional family has from
antiquity been the basis of free government and clearly the Clinton
administration has been on the offensive against
families since its inauguration. Today, we have an administration which
cuddles-up to special-interest sex and eugenics groups, the two most pernicious
types of interests to family integrity.
After demonizing Dan Quayle
for his position on "family values" the liberals are now attempting to
fool Americans with their brand of family values
that includes Hillary's "village" and Big Government
raising your children.
Just what are Clinton's family values?
Democratic Party convention speeches defined the family as "all
of us," the entire nation, a state collective. "The
gay and lesbian community is an American family
in the best sense of the word," declared one of Clinton's top
homosexual advisors. The Republican Party Platform, in contrast, references the
family as "home" and as "the core institution of society" which fosters "the
virtues - honesty, self-discipline, mutual respect - that make a free society
think of ourselves as part of a family, and caring about our families is one of
the values Clinton says he has in common. He talks about making a difference
for families, and about the value of policies that strengthen and protect families. Families are
strengthened, they say, by giving parents the tools they need: family and
medical leave, health care for our parents, education for our children, clean
water and safe communities.
Hillary Clinton commented,
"two-mothers, or two men... the children are what's
important... they are for the use of the government..."
It takes more than a
family to raise children.
Sounding like a kindergarten teacher talking to her young class,
Hillary Clinton repeated in her speech at the 1996 Democratic Convention her
belief that children should be raised by a "village."
The Clinton's not only redefined the family but they created an
Orwellian euphemism for bureaucracy to replace it. Hillary's "village" sounds
much like George Orwell's brilliant satire on twentieth-century collectivism
entitled Animal Farm. It is the story of a revolution staged by
animals on Farmer Jones' place. As with all revolutions, there were leaders and
there were followers. In this case, the pigs became the leaders since they
were, through no fault of the others, a little smarter than the rest.
One of their first official acts was to draft a statement of seven principles
which were then painted on the back wall of the barn for all to see. These
principles became the basis of the new order and were designed to protect the
animals from any future injustice or infringements on their rights. There were
noble pronouncements as "No animal shall drink alcoholic beverages"; "No animal
shall sleep in a bed"; and "No animal shall kill another animal." But the
greatest and wisest of these was, "All animals are equal."
months became years, however, things did not turn out quite the way the
"workers" had expected. They were working twice as hard and eating half as well
as they had when they were "exploited" by Farmer Jones - all of them, that is,
except for the rulers, the pigs, who were now drinking Jones' ale and sleeping
in his bed. When the puzzled workers tried to figure out how things turned out
this way, they went to the rear of the barn to see if there was not something
in the seven great principles prohibiting this kind of injustice. They found,
instead, that the principles were now worded slightly differently. Indeed, just
a few words changed here and there completely changed the picture: "No animal
shall drink alcoholic beverages ... to excess"; "No animal shall sleep in a bed
... with sheets"; No animal shall kill another animal ... without cause." But
by far the worst shock of all came when the poor creatures turned with hope to
the seventh principle guaranteeing their rights but which now declared, "All
animals are equal ... but some animals are more equal than others."
redefining in practical terms the immutable ideals that have guided us from the
beginning." - President Bill Clinton, Nov. 8,
- The Clinton administration has expanded the
right of minors to abortion. The Supreme Court has upheld
the constitutional right of minors to obtain abortions without notifying their
parents. If a minor is found to be mature enough to make the choice on her own
and does not want her parents to know about it, a judge must allow an abortion
under a series of Supreme Court rulings dating to 1979. Beginning with a
Massachusetts case 18 years ago, the court has protected access to abortion for
pregnant minors by assuring that they could obtain permission from a state
judge if they did not want to involve their parents.
- Restricted the rights of
parents in connection with compulsory sex and AIDS education.
- Advocated a looser standard of child
- Promoted so-called "children's
rights" that can be independently asserted by children against their
- Broadened the definition of "child
- The National Endowment For the Arts with a director appointed
by Bill Clinton continue to support obscene and
sacrilegious paintings, sculpture and photographs with your tax
When Diocletian published his draconian Edict of 301, destroying
the few remaining liberties of the old republic, he justified it by referring
to himself and his associates as "the watchful parents of
the whole human race." Rulers have ever been tempted to play the role of
father to their people. In his justification for state direction of the
national economy, A.P. Lerner defended rationing "as a form of guardianship"
that the state should exercise over the population in order "to prevent foolish
spending." (Abba P. Lerner, The Economics of Control (New York:
Macmillan, 1944), pg. 52.)
The paternal state not only feeds
its children, but nurtures, educates, comforts, and disciplines them, providing
all they need for their security. This appears to be a mildly insulting way to
treat adults, but it is really a great crime because it transforms the state
from being a gift of God, given to protect us against violence, into an idol.
It supplies us with all blessings, and we look to it for all our needs. Once we
sink to that level, as C.S. Lewis says, there is no point in telling state
officials to mind their own business. "Our whole lives are their business."
The paternal states thrives on dependency. When the dependents free
themselves, it loses power. It is, therefore, parasitic on the very persons
whom it turns into parasites. Thus, the state and its dependents march
symbiotically to destruction. When the provision of paternal security replaces
the provision of justice as the function of the state, the state stops
providing justice. The surrogate parent ceases executing judgment against those
who violate the law, and the nation begins losing the benefits of justice.
Yes We Can
Believing that it takes more than a family to raise children, Clinton's
big government "Village People" hummed and buzzed about the need for families
to park the kiddies in "quality child care centers." President Clinton even
suggested putting Hillary in charge of Welfare reform. Image that! Take
the one woman who is probably the greatest enemy of children and put her in
charge of programs that most affect our children. Yes,
folks, the Clinton's do want to "change welfare as we know it."
Building upon the Clinton "village" legacy, Barack Obama's Youth
Corps envisions a new progressive youth movement among the Millennial (18- to
29-year-old) generation that they will use to indocrinate your children with
collectivist values. They hope, unlike the political crusades of the 1960s
youth rebellion, this youth corps will be part of a broader, multigenerational
Obama says that "Weve got to have a civilian national
security force thats just as powerful, just as strong, just as
well-funded" as the military. This alone is enough to send shivers up an
informed spine, but it gets even worse when you hear the specifics. Obama
intends to use a radical activist group he helped found called "Public Allies"
as the model for his Orwellian program, Universal Voluntary Public
Service. Its real mission is to radicalize American youth and use them to
bring about social change through threats, pressure, tension and
confrontation the tactics used by the father of community organizing,
It said on Obama official website, "Obama will call on
citizens of all ages to serve America, by developing a plan to require 50 hours
of community service in middle school and high school and 100 hours of
community service in college every year." The use of the word
require suggested that the program would be mandatory, stoking
fears that such community service programs would be one aspect of Obamas
promised civilian national security force that is just as
powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded as the U.S. military.
Fears of youth brigades or civilian stasi units increased
following Obamas appointment of Rahm Emanuel to chief-of staff. In his
book, The Plan: Big Ideas for America, Emanuel writes:
Its time for a real Patriot Act that brings out the patriot in all
of us. We propose universal civilian service for every young American. Under
this plan, all Americans between the ages of 18 and 25 will be asked to serve
their country by going through three months of basic training, civil defense
preparation and community service.
The House passed a bill on
March 18, 2009 which includes disturbing language indicating young people will
be forced to undertake mandatory national service programs. The
Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act,
known as the GIVE Act, now goes to the Senate. Under section 6104 of the bill,
entitled Duties, in subsection B6, the legislation states that a
commission will be set up to investigate, Whether a workable, fair, and
reasonable mandatory service requirement for all able young people could be
developed, and how such a requirement could be implemented in a manner that
would strengthen the social fabric of the Nation and overcome civic challenges
by bringing together people from diverse economic, ethnic, and educational
backgrounds. Section 120 of the bill also discusses the Youth
Engagement Zone Program and states that service learning will
be a mandatory part of the curriculum in all of the secondary schools
served by the local educational agency.
The frightening prospect
of Obamas mandatory government servitude is covered in-depth in Alex
Jones new documentary blockbuster,
The Obama Deception.
"The era of big government is
When Democrats say, "The first and most sacred responsibility of
every parent is to cherish our children and strengthen our families." What they
really mean is for parents to give government more of their income so that big
wasteful government programs can continue. They speak of supporting the family
but what they support is a kinder and gentler way of destroying the traditional
family and raising up a village or commune that is in tune with their distorted
President Clinton revoked Executive Order #12606 issued by
President Ronald Reagan on September 2, 1987. The policy required the federal
government to consider the impact of new rules and regulations on the American
family prior to their enactment.
outrageous that President Clinton would claim that he is supportive of the
family, yet repeal the Executive Order which was the very foundation of the
pro-family movement in the White House,"
Rick Robinson, candidate for Congress,
said. "This is yet another example of the President
talking out of one side of his political mouth, but governing from the other
side. You have to wonder which Bill Clinton will get out of bed on a day-to-day
The seven points of the Reagan pro-family test are as
- Does this action strengthen or erode the stability of the
- Does this action strengthen or erode the rights of
- Does this action help the family or try to substitute the
government in family functions?
- Does the action increase or decrease family earnings?
- Can the activity be carried out by a lower level of
government or by the family itself?
- What message, intended or otherwise, does the action send to
the public regarding the status of the family?
- What message does the action send to young people concerning
the relationship between their behavior, their responsibility, and the norms of
Social spending advocates expect government to substitute for
mothers and fathers. Social spending by the federal government for children and
families has increased dramatically since 1960, yet, almost all indicators
suggest that child wellbeing today lags behind what it was three decades ago.
Clinton's "Bridge to the future" means more money and less results.
Democrats say, "We want to strengthen middle-class families by
providing a $500 tax cut for children." Yet, on Dec. 6, 1995, Clinton
vetoed the $500-per-child tax
credit for more than 29 million middle-class families.
characterization of the deficit is nothing short of mortgaging our
enslaving your children with debt?
While bemoaning charges of Republican intrusion into the
bedroom, the Democratic leadership wants not only to intrude into the bedroom,
but into the kitchen, the living room, the utility room, your garbage can, the
garage, the workplace, the schools, the doctors office and hospital - to
control all aspects of our lives - but, especially
A bridge to the next millennium is essential but it must not
be built upon the disasters of the past or on a redefined family that seeks to
obscure such failures. It must be built on the age-old definition of the family
as the cornerstone of society. From this essential base we can build and foster
what the great statesman Edmund Burke called the "little platoons," the
churches, neighborhoods and charities that emanate from the nurturing love of
the family. These "little platoons" embody the belief that those closest to the
need or problem are best suited to solve it. For they are not an end unto
themselves but a direct extension of the family which is the instituition
closest to man's needs. A bridge built on the pillars of the family and paved
with the principle of subsidiarity will lead us toward a millennium that truly
secures the dignity of man. Our children deserve more than the failed pipe
dreams of the past. We must not buy Mr. Clinton's bridge - it is used and
broken. [Keith A. Fournier, Esq., Used Bridge For Sale, Law
& Justice, Vol. 1, Number 5]