An opinion of Hilary Clinton.

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Hilary Rodham Clinton has had a great influence on me. She went through a tough

situation in the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal and came out on top. Her winning the election for

senator in New York was a great victory for her, and also for me. Her accomplishments showed

me that a person can do anything, no matter how tough their life has been. More importantly, her

political views are everything I believe in. Her stands on civil rights, education and family and

children really speak to me. She wants to end hate crimes and focus on making sure women are

treated just as equal as men. In education, she wants to create more after-school programs to help

kids stay off the street. These programs can shorten the number of kids who enter street gangs.

Lastly, Clinton believes families and children should be more important in the government. The

government does not have to show emotion toward every needy family, but it should financially

help them.

Civil rights today apply to everyone, but women and homosexuals are not as protected as

much as men are. There has not been one woman president in all of our 43 presidents. Also, there

is a majority of men in our federal and state legislatures and judicial departments. Homosexuals do

not get domestic partnership benefits. Also, military service should be based on conduct, not on

sexual orientation. Hilary Clinton believes that women and gays should have equal opportunities.

In our nation, women can run for president, but people would not vote for her simply because she

is a female. Also, not many organizations would fund her campaign, so her presidential career

would end before it even started. I have always been pro-equality, and to find a woman in power

expressing her beliefs publically helps our society...