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SOME writers have so confounded society with government, as to leave little or no distinction between them; whereas they are not only different, but have different origins. Society is produced by our wants, and government by our wickedness; the former promotes our happiness POSITIVELY by uniting our affections, the latter NEGATIVELY by restraining our vices. The one encourages intercourse, the other creates distinctions. The first is a patron, the last a punisher.

- Thomas Paine

Finally the corner has been turned and Hillary is on her way to the White House! We always knew you were a fighter and would do whatever was necessary to fight for the people.

Even back in Arkansas you stood up to those who tried to ruin the state's reputation by attempting to make something of Bill's so-called affairs. You stood by your man and the people of Arkansas, shut down the talk, and showed your opponents what you were made of.

When you got to the White House you didn’t forget where you came from and helped the people of the good state of Arkansas. You did everything you could to be sure that any investors in the Whitewater real estate investment opportunity didn’t lose the investment money they worked so hard for. It took years but you didn’t quit because you are a fighter, and in the end, you won.

You never stopped fighting. Even though you knew your intentions would be misinterpreted by the rabid press, you knew you had to remove those Travel Office beaurocrats who were just wasting taxpayer money. It just made plain sense to put your own people in because you knew you could count on them. Your loyalty to your friends is inspirational!

You and Bill are always thinking ahead in your commitment to the American people.  For decades the Congress had been dominated by the same old ‘business as usual’ politicians. You knew it was time for change and everything you did in your administration encouraged it. And when the 1994 elections were over we had a whole new Congress! Even though they were all Republicans, you and Bill were in the White House and in charge. You could reach across the aisle and lead the way forward with your vision of the future.

With greatness comes adversity and you rose to the challenge. Many people were afraid of your ‘yes we will!’ vision of the country and tried to put roadblocks in your way. It was amazing how low people would go to try to destroy you and Bill. They tried to manufacture that story about Johnny Chung, and how the head of the Chinese military intelligence gave him $300,000 to help you and Bill get re-elected. But you persevered and in the end you were vindicated when the FBI found it was only $20,000 in non-legal contributions that he made.

You have proved yourself over and over to the American people. When Bill was duped by Monica Lewinsky, you knew he was only trying to help out what he thought was a young, bright intern. He wanted to show her how great service could be. He couldn’t know that she didn’t possess the most important character trait needed for political life – that you must always protect national secrets. She didn’t remember that old saying that loose lips sink ships.

As always, though, you came to the aid of your country. After all, his anguish that he could have been so naïve when he was only trying to help someone get ahead must have been tremendous.  I’m sure it was you who contacted Reverend Wright and had him counsel Bill (I don’t blame you for calling on him, because back then, he was known as a great religious person and a respected theologian and all those videos of him weren’t around yet).

You were always very tuned into God, and you have always followed your faith, like the example you set when you joined The Fellowship back in 1993. You had the foresight to see that the message of faith could only be spread through power. You reached with other members like Rick Santorum to follow in the footsteps of past Fellowship members like Duvalier of Haiti, Park of South Korea, Martinez of Honduras, and Barre of Somalia. Some called them dictators but you in the Fellowship knew they were leaders of strength.

And when it was time for you and Bill to finally leave the White House you knew you were not done. There was so much more opportunity in this great nation, and the fight had to continue. You chose to run for the Senate and work with those you brought to power those many years ago. Together you sought out tyranny in Iraq and put our country on a path that will be remembered throughout history.

Now it’s your turn to do for America as much as your great husband Bill did. The circle will be complete and the days of the past will again forever change the future. How fantastic it will be to have both you and Bill in control again.  It’s something that can hardly be imagined!

Continue your fight and do whatever it takes. We all know that you are up to it, and as you always tell us:

Count on Hillary - not only can she do it, but we know she most certainly will.

Originally posted to logsol on Wed Apr 23, 2008 at 11:54 AM PDT.

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