It is official. Hillary Clinton will be running on the Democratic ticket for the 2016 Presidential election.
I personally have mixed feelings about Mrs. Clinton.
To hear the words “Madam President” would be a dream realized. The ultimate glass ceiling would be shattered. The work of generations of women would become reality.
If Mrs. Clinton was a newbie to politics, I would happily, heartily and openly announce that she is the candidate that I would be voting for come November 2016.
But the reality is that she has political baggage. Even if we put aside her record as Secretary Of State or as a Senator, there are still questions about her that linger from when her husband was President.
Only time will tell if Mrs. Clinton will be the first woman President Of the United States. But I have a feeling that it will be a long, brutal and bloody battle to the finish.
Until then, we have Saturday Night Live to speak what many cannot or will not say.
Yesterday was the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp of Buchenwald.
Between the day it opened in April of 1938 and the day of liberation in April of 1945, some 238,380 souls found themselves incarcerated with the camp. According to historians, 56,000 prisoners died within the camp’s walls.
There are some who say that the Holocaust never happened or the reported number of victims are inflated.
I dare them to visit Buchenwald or any of the existing camps. I dare them to walk in the footsteps of the millions who experienced the horrors of the Holocaust. I dare them to hear the stories of the survivors and liberators. And then, I dare them to tell me that the Holocaust is a myth or the number of victims is an inflated number.
We continue to say never again, but the truth is that it has happened again. The genocides Rwanda, Darfur, and Cambodia, have all happened since 1945. Man continues to be inhumane to their fellow man.
We are all human beings. Despite our differences, we all have the same rights.
I will say never again, but the truth is that it will happen again.