Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Equal application?

Much hay is still being made over gold star parent Khizr Khan's repudiation of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump. That is due in large part to incessant coverage by a mainstream media which will do just about anything to perpetuate a negative story about a Republican candidate. That said, Trump himself has done more than his fair share to keep this story alive given his unwillingness (or perhaps inability) to answer a critique in a dignified manner.

Since Mr. Khan has chosen to support Hillary Clinton for President, I believe it's only fair that some of the salient inquiries/statements he directed towards Trump should also be presented to his preferred presidential candidate.

...(Y)ou are asking Americans to trust you with our future. Let me ask you: Have you even read the U.S. Constitution?

Again, that was a perfectly fair question Mr. Khan posed to Trump. So why not ask that of the Democrat candidate?

Given that Mrs. Clinton has vowed to "overturn Citizens United," that would seem to fly in the face of the First Amendment.

Undermining gun rights? Yeah, that's a Second Amendment issue.

And if Mrs. Clinton vows to deny an American citizen basic constitutional rights despite said citizen not having been formally charged with a crime? Seems to me the Fourth Amendment disallows such a thing.

"Have you ever been to Arlington Cemetery?" Khan asked. "Go look at the graves of the brave patriots who died defending America — you will see all faiths, genders, and ethnicities.

"You have sacrificed nothing. And no one."

Yes, other then her dignity during the Lewinsky scandal, what has Mrs. Clinton sacrificed? Lest we forget, while a sitting U.S. Senator, she voted for use of force in Iraq in the early 2000s. However, she's never faced near the level of scrutiny as GOP politicians who voted the same.

To reiterate, I had no trouble with Mr. Khan's (and to some extent, the media's) tough questions towards Trump. It just seems to me that the answers Mrs. Clinton would convey to those same inquiries would be as much a damning indictment on her as it was with Trump. Alas, we'll likely never know.


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