It’s intriguing on occasion to plumb the depths of Clinton – I mean both of them – insincerity by surveying their bows to political expediency.
Here is a fascinating clip of Hillary Clinton, courtesy of the Washington Examiner, expressing her fundamental, irrevocable certainty that marriage is between a man and a woman, and nothing else. Nine years later, with the political landscape changed, that was all out the window.
In these remarks, she was trying to explain how opposing a Constitutional amendment enshrining marriage as between a man and a woman made her no less supportive than anyone else of the principle. What’s bracing here is how emphatic she was. She even invokes her scoundrel of a husband.
Here, have a laugh in the morning.
I believe that marriage is not just a bond but a sacred bond between a man and a woman. I have had occasion in my life to defend marriage, to stand up for marriage, to believe in the hard work and challenge of marriage. So I take umbrage at anyone who might suggest that those of us who worry about amending the Constitution are less committed to the sanctity of marriage, or to the fundamental bedrock principle that exists between a man and a woman, going back into the mists of history as one of the founding, foundational institutions of history and humanity and civilization, and that its primary, principal role during those millennia has been the raising and socializing of children for the society into which they are to become adults.
Ahh, this mists of history. This is one item amidst the mists she surely wishes would vanish.