Editor: Words are important because words have meaning. People use words as a communication tool. Words are also like recording devices - they record the ideas in our minds. A speaker must have prior understanding of the possible meanings that his or her words will have upon an audience. What meaning do you get from these quotes by Hillary Clinton:
When allegations of sexual misconduct emerged during Bill’s 1992 presidential run, Hillary said, "Who is going to find out? These women are trash. Nobody’s going to believe them."
"We just can’t trust the American people to make those types of choices.... Government has to make those choices for people" Hillary said to Rep. Dennis Hastert in 1993, discussing her health care plan.
"I have to confess that it’s crossed my mind that you could not be a Republican and a Christian." - Hillary Clinton in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, 1997
During a 2004 fundraiser, then-Senator Hillary Clinton spelled out her tax worldview to the assembled Democrat donors: "We’re going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good."
"I remember landing under sniper fire. There was supposed to be some kind of a greeting ceremony at the airport, but instead we just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base."– Clinton in speech at George Washington University, March 17, 2008. Her party was actually greeted on the tarmac by smiling U.S. and Bosnian officials.
At a Boston rally in 2014 to support Martha Coakley who was running for governor, Hillary said, "Don’t let anybody tell you that its corporations and businesses that create jobs." Who, then?
"With all due respect, the fact is we had four dead Americans," she said. "Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided that they’d they go kill some Americans? What difference at this point does it make?"—Clinton in 2015 before the House Select Committee on Benghazi. What difference?
Asked if she had "wiped" her email server before she had it sent to federal investigators last August, she responded to Fox News’ Ed Henry on whether she had done so, "What, like with a cloth or something?" Very intelligent.
"You may have seen I recently launched a Snapchat account. I love it. I love it," she told an adoring crowd at Iowa’s annual Wing Ding dinner in August. "Those messages disappear all by themselves."
During her interview with the FBI, Hillary claimed that she said she thought the "C" before a paragraph indicated alphabetical order. The C actually stands for "classified," and she said she could not recall any training on how to handle classified information. Yeah, right.
Recently, Hillary insulted millions of Americans by saying, "You could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables"
"People can judge me for what I’ve done." Like . . .?
Words do have meaning. If Hillary wins, we lose!