Why I Don’t Want My Daughter to Grow Up to Be Hillary

By Julie Roys

If Hillary Clinton becomes president, Karisa Johns Smith says she “will probably cry.” Smith, a so-called “Jesus feminist” and doctoral candidate at Wheaton College, views a future President Hillary Clinton as an exemplary model for the next generation of women. “There’s finally somebody for my daughters,” Smith told Christianity Today managing editor Katelyn Beaty, “ — that you grow up believing you can be what you see.”

If our next president is going to be a woman, I would want someone who would inspire our daughters to live with integrity and honor. Hillary does the exact opposite.

If Hillary becomes president, I may cry too — but not tears of joy. Hillary’s far-Left social and economic policies would devastate this nation. I couldn’t care less if our next president is a woman; my main concern is whether he or she will govern well.

But, if our next president is going to be a woman, I would want someone who would inspire our daughters to live with integrity and honor. Hillary does the exact opposite. As Helen Wickert, CEO of courageousmotherhood.net, wrote in an open letter to Hillary last week: “(Y)ou have shown not only my daughter but all daughters — and not only in this country but globally — that in order to, in your words, ‘shatter the glass ceiling,’ you have to lie, cheat, abuse, insult, bully, and ignore. You threaten others along with disrespecting yourself.”

Hillary Clinton is arguably the worst candidate to ever win the presidential nomination of a major U.S. political party (though in fairness, Donald Trump may be a close second). From her lies and inaction surrounding Benghazi to her “extremely careless” mishandling of classified national secrets on her private email server, she should be headed for the political graveyard; instead, she may be headed for the White House.

Her staying power communicates to our daughters that character doesn’t matter — only power, manipulation and money do. This is why even some secular, progressive women, especially those under 30, refuse to support Hillary Clinton. In the New Hampshire primary, for example, Bernie Sanders won 53% of the female vote, and an astonishing 80% of the vote among women under 30. As one Bernie supporter, 25-year-old Gemma Soldati, said in an article published in Quartz: “When my mother says she’s going to vote for Hillary Clinton because she’s a woman, to me that is identity politics at its worst. It’s putting the value of a female president over the value of a president with your values.”

Her staying power communicates to our daughters that character doesn’t matter — only power, manipulation and money do.

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Of all people, Christians should be the least susceptible to identity politics. When the Prophet Samuel was choosing a king for Israel, God instructed him not to judge based on external markers, because “man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” We should do likewise.

Ironically, “Jesus feminists” urge Christians to ignore gender differences when it comes to sex roles, and readily quote Paul’s words that in Christ, “there is no male or female.” Yet, when it comes to voting, some of these same people allow gender to trump everything else. As 26-year-old Ellen Richard, an editor at a Christian publisher in Chicago, told Beaty: “I vote for Clinton less because she’s Hillary Clinton and honestly because she’s a woman.” She added that she’s motivated by a commitment “to seeing women gain greater levels of power,” saying that Hillary’s presidency would balance “a historical wrong.”

This attitude may be prevalent among feminists, Christian and non-Christian, but it has nothing to do with Jesus. Yes, Jesus upheld the dignity of women, but he never encouraged his followers to seek earthly power or to try and even the score. This is not the kind of feminism I want to pass on to my daughter. But, it is definitely the kind of feminism that Hillary Clinton exemplifies — one that seeks personal advancement and will step on anyone, including women, to achieve its goals.

Hillary Clinton is a woman whose husband stands accused of sexually assaulting or raping 14 women. And, though Hillary publicly espoused that “every survivor of sexual assault deserves to be heard, believed, and supported,” she has done the exact opposite. Over the years, Hillary has intimidated, berated and led smear campaigns against the victims of her husband Bill.

Juanita Broaddrick, whom Bill allegedly raped in 1978, recently tweeted: “I was 35 years old when Bill Clinton, Ark. Attorney General raped me and Hillary tried to silence me. I am now 73 . . . it never goes away.” Similarly, private investigator Ivan Duda told author Edward Klein that Hillary hired him in the early 80s “to get rid of all these b—-es (Bill) is seeing. . . . I want you to give me the names and addresses and phone numbers, and we can get them under control.”

In the 1990s, when Gennifer Flowers surfaced and alleged a long affair with Bill, Hillary reportedly launched the “aggressive, explicit direction of the campaign to discredit” Flowers. Similarly, when news broke that Bill had engaged in sexual relations with White House intern, Monica Lewinsky, Hillary called Lewinsky a “narcissistic loony toon,” and attributed the entire affair to a “vast Right-wing conspiracy.”

Hillary Clinton purports to champion women, but in actuality, she betrays them — and so does her brand of feminism.

Hillary Clinton purports to champion women, but in actuality, she betrays them — and so does her brand of feminism. Early feminist movements sought to uphold motherhood and to strengthen families. As 18th-Century feminist activist Mary Wollstonecraft said: “The care of children in their infancy is one of the grand duties annexed to the female character by nature . . . We should then love them with true affection, because we should learn to respect ourselves.’

But, the brand of feminism Hillary supports upholds careerism as the highest good — and encourages mothers to sacrifice their own progeny on this idolatrous altar. To Hillary, the number-one thing women want is unfettered freedom to pursue their careers.  So, she boldly advances government-subsidized childcare, equal pay, and abortion throughout all nine months.

This feminist agenda was quite evident in last week’s Democratic National Convention. Though prior conventions have referred to abortion euphemistically, this last one actually celebrated it. It featured Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, shouting her abortion to the applause and cheers of the audience. “To succeed in life, all we need are the tools . . .” Hogue asserted. And, what are those tools? — Abortion on demand, so we, like her, can kill our unborn children when we find ourselves pregnant at the “wrong time.” Similarly, Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, gushed at a convention party about the joys of “being on a stage where we can now talk openly about how abortion is a right.”

We’ve come a long way baby. Every year, we kill more than one-million of our unborn babies. More than 60% of our children under five are in childcare. But, to feminists like Hillary, it’s all good because women now earn 76%  of a man’s median salary, as opposed to 59% 40 years ago.

But, it’s not good — not for us and not for our daughters. Two leading, American economists have been tracking women’s happiness over the past several decades. And, what they’ve found is that as we women have won all these supposed gains, our happiness has actually dropped. In the 70s, women actually rated their overall life satisfaction higher than men. But since then, our happiness scores have declined, while men’s scores have stayed about the same. Now, we are actually less happy than our male counterparts.  

If we truly care about the next generation of women, we should oppose Hillary Clinton, not support her.

Contrary to Hillary’s assertions, the most important thing to women is not getting the corner office — or the Oval Office. There’s a reason the Apostle Paul urged women to love their husbands and children, and to manage their homes. It’s because, as politically incorrect as it may sound, what the majority of women want most is what God designed them to want — a healthy family, and the support of their husbands, so they can love and nurture their own children.

Hillary Clinton belittles stay-at-home mothers, once quipping that instead of pursuing a career, “I suppose I could have stayed home, baked cookies and had teas.” This is a woman who knows nothing of healthy femininity nor the importance of motherhood, and will do nothing to promote it. She will simply continue to claw her way to the top, victimize those who oppose her, and advance policies that weaken the family.

So, if we truly care about the next generation of women, we should oppose Hillary Clinton, not support her. A Hillary presidency will not help our daughters; her example will poison their view of womanhood and lead them to a bleaker, not brighter, tomorrow.

Photo: Gage Skidmore

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12 thoughts on “Why I Don’t Want My Daughter to Grow Up to Be Hillary”

  1. Wow! Right On Couldn’t agree more. I have a good friend who used to be on the Presidential police team to protect Bill Clinton when he and his family came to NJ. One time, Hillary was in NJ by herself. He was protecting her as she and another person on her team cleared out an office for he use. This man could not believe how she treated her staff team member. He calls her “evil.” I believe he is right. This woman is evil and can think about nothing but herself.

    1. Great article Julie Roys!

      Jeff Winter, I’ve heard from local police officers that Hillary displayed the same rude and disrespectful behavior to her staff while in Chicago.

  2. We’ve already suffered through eight miserable years with one affirmative action president — a thoroughly mediocre and unqualified schlub who got himself elected solely because of the quantity of melanin in his skin… and now we’re about to elect another mediocre unqualified schlub based entirely on the fact that she lacks a Y chromosome? This country is doomed.

  3. Of course we don’t want our daughters to grow up to BE Hillary. That’s not the point. But I do want my daughters growing up thinking that they can BE leaders, run for office and maybe be president. There’s a big difference. And by all means, my girls should have the freedom to vote for a woman.

    I have a major problem with the inconsiderate journalism displayed in this article. By quoting people from another article without consulting them, you take them and their words out of context. It’s muckraking at best.

  4. Tabbs,
    I appreciate you sharing your viewpoint. However, journalists quote people from other sources all the time. That’s standard practice. And, while we often quote only portions of what they say, the aim always is to accurately represent the person’s views. I believe I did that in the article. Is there someone whose position you believe was mischaracterized?
    Also, muckraking is exposing wrongdoing or corruption. As far as I’m concerned, that’s a good thing.

  5. At this point I will not vote for either candidate but write in a protest vote. Clinton fatigue is a phrase that was used years ago and it may return. The Clintons remind me of a couple that belong on jerry springer not in leadership roles. As far as I can tell, Hillary has accomplished very little other than get elected. When history is “made” it would be good to hear again of some heroic act for Good,vs the member of some victimized group getting a position. Their accomplishments and character seem to be secondary issues to race or gender.

  6. Thank you so much for this article. I think it will be a travesty to possibly have Hillary as our first woman president. I don’t believe you were inappropriate in any of your comments regarding her. There is so much more that could be said about her. She has had several positions of leadership and has proven herself to be ineffective, disingenuous, untruthful, and manipulative. Her personality flaws frighten me. She does not seem to care that our nation is turning away from God – rather, she promotes it. And anyone who can advocate for abortion and hail the founder of Planned Parenthood is very concerning to me.

  7. Julie, still waiting to hear what sterling Christlike qualities you’ve discovered in your candidate of choice — the candidate who regularly demeans women and just about everyone else. Great role model for your impressionistic daughter

  8. I would like very much to know if you will cast your vote to Trump.

    Sadly, I’ve found out lately that there are “strong” believers in my circle who will vote for Trump b/c they are so afraid that Clinton will win (I can’t blame them.) They openly reason and express so.

    Reading Psa 119 alone, I know I can’t vote for Trump. And Clinton is out of the question, btw it’s an excellent article, and thanks. Also, out are Jill Stein and Gary Johnson.

    So who should we vote? Who will have your vote this election?

    I know this question doesn’t seem to pertain to the article, but actually it does. To me, for every article that muckrakes a major candidate, it might imply support for the major opponent.

    I agree. Muckraking is good. Mudslinging IS bad. Maybe Tabs meant mudslinging. But you did not mudsling in your article at all.

    Thanks again for the great article.

  9. This powerful article is absolute TRUTH! I know personally people who have protected the Clintons…good, honest men who have seen the unreal corruption of both Bill and Hillary! They will do ANYTHING for money and to win…ANYTHING! They have sold out this country for their own gain. Anyone who will look into the eyes of a Mother standing in front of the coffin of her only child and lie to that Mother for political gain is nothing but EVIL!
    Hillary Clinton and her team are liars, thieves, and they use the innocent and ignorant to advance satan’s (I will not capitalize the “s”) agenda of death. They are the worst of the worst!
    Heroes of the faith, women like Alveda King, Julie Roys and Carly Fiorina, are voices worth listening to, these women have real strength and courage to advance God’s Kingdom, not their own.
    Bill and Hillary Clinton are destructive users.

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