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Hillary’s senior thesis about activist Saul Alinsky.

Hillary’s senior thesis about activist Saul Alinsky.

By Donna Schaper with Rake Morgan and Frank Marafiote contributing.
Edited by Frank Marafiote for the Internet.

To read Hillary’s Wellesley College thesis about Saul Alinsky click here.

With Hillary Clinton likely to pursue the Democratic nomination for president in 2016, questions about her intellectual and moral education abound. One of the major intellectual influences – perhaps an emotional one was well – was radical social philosopher and activist Saul Alinsky. As this story shows, Alinsky was both the ladder Hillary climbed to gain new perspectives on society – specifically the poor – and then, once there, a ladder she tossed aside when she no longer needed it.

Americans who graduated from high school in 1965 and college in 1969 were not just part of a population bubble — the “baby boomers” — but a cultural one as well. The children of the Sixties combined the typical young adult developmental cycle with a unique cycle in the life of this nation. They were not only trying to learn about dating, but also about foreign policy, ethics, and racism.

Hillary Clinton was quintessentially one of these people — a Sixties person, although we would hardly have recognized her as such. That she didn’t buy her wedding dress until the night before her wedding is not just a coincidence. It was also commonplace. Her generation was mixing private rites of passage with public ones, and it seemed right to do so. Hillary Clinton was a conformist to the extent that she mixed these personal and political levels early, at a time when most of the people did likewise.

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As we search for social influences on the First Lady, we have to begin in this context, in the unique mix of the public and private that served as her environment as a young woman. She was as marked by her chronological age and the Age of Aquarius as most Sixties people were — and she is probably where she is today because she was even more influenced by it than the rest of us.

It is no accident that she chose to write about Saul Alinsky for her senior thesis at Wellesley College . As a social activist, Alinsky was as much a part of the Sixties as was Kennedy and King. He was in the background creating the foreground of interpretation:

“Power to the people” is a phrase coined by him as much as by Stokeley Carmichael. Like the headband, Hillary abandoned much of what influenced her back then. But still this heavy identification with her age and THE age continued in bold form right after she completed her senior thesis.

That people stood to applaud Hillary Clinton’s commencement speech — the first one given by a student at Wellesley — is another mark of her generation that she wears in her psyche. It had to matter to her that the classes before 1960 remained in their seats, not quite sure of what had just happened. Classes before 1930 didn’t even clap. From ‘60 on people were on their feet clapping.

This literal order of approval is important to our understanding of Hillary Clinton. And surely it is one of the reasons she’s shifted from her Sixties image to a more up-to-date one. She learned early on that people interpret things by their age. No one needs the tag of the Sixties any more. Her repudiation of the tag is one of the reasons that Wellesley College , at her request, does not release her senior thesis to the public. She doesn’t want to be identified with Alinsky or the Sixties any more than is absolutely necessary. Hillary is socially and personally based in the Sixties, not in its cultural but in its political dimension.

Probably because she had enough ballast psychologically and religiously from her family and church, she did not “drug out” during the Sixties. She was not one of the period’s casualties. But most Americans, including the younger ones, don’t understand this distinction yet about the Sixties. Say Sixties, and people today think, “drugged out.” Say Sixties, they think unshowered. Perpetual bad hair days. Hillary can’t afford the negative image of the Sixties. Thus she needed to leave as much of the Sixties behind her as possible. This repudiation of the Sixties began early in her life.

It’s the confusion in the public’s mind — not hers — that accounts for the distance she’s put between herself and her formative period. Alinsky’s thought has been badgered at the image level since the sixties. Say Alinsky and people think radical, that American word that now has a bad reputation.

Alinsky thought of himself as a radical in the tradition of Thomas Jefferson, John Dewey, Thomas Payne. He personified the American theory of pragmatism in his commitment to power. “Whatever works to get power to the people, use it.” That didn’t mean violence but rather serious attention to matters of power. Pact the meeting. Fill the streets. Flood the office with post cards. If that doesn’t work, find something that does, including humor.

At one point to gain attention from the Chicago city council, Alinsky threatened to flush all the toilets at O’Hare airport at once. Before the toilet flushing escapade ever had a chance to happen, the city council gave in and granted some demands. Another time, in Rochester , New York , Alinsky had a fart-in at the Eastman Kodak Board meeting. A baked bean supper had been organized for participants. Alinsky was irreverent, but that was his only real bow in the counter-cultural direction. Hillary acquired Alinsky’s pragmatism and his focus on strategy more than the humor and irreverence as a source for her own politics.

Hillary met Alinsky through the pastor at her high school church, the Park Ridge Methodist Church . Rev. Don Jones, then youth minister at the parish and running a youth program called “ University of Life ,” took his youth group to Chicago to meet not only Alinsky but also King and many of the other leaders of the Civil Rights movement.

To understand how Hillary developed her skills as an activist we have to first understand her religious back ground. One of 110 young people confirmed at the church at age 11, she had an unusually rigorous religious preparation. It was public instead of personal. That simple shift in perspective was the key foundation for her, as a Goldwater activist throughout high school and the daughter of a Republican. It allowed her to have an open heart to the suffering she saw in Chicago . Very few youth groups traveled as far as the South Side of Chicago to find God or religious formation.

Hillary acquired Alinsky ‘s pragmatism and his focus on strategy more than the humor and irreverence as a source for her own politics.

That she did, under the auspices of Rev. Jones, made not only the introduction to Alinsky possible, it also meant that she could hear firsthand what he had to say in a context that probably spoke louder than his words.

The poverty she saw in Chicago surely became part of the source of this person who is now running for president. Alinsky interpreted poverty with one point of view — that it is due to the lack of power of the poor. Hillary probably doesn’t believe that as much as a less sinister interpretation — that the poor are poor because of bad government policies. This tension became the tension of her senior thesis, the tension of her genuine suffering about the poor, and probably will remain the tension of her life.

In a sense, she’s still in a conversation with Alinsky, who believed that the poor could be organized on their own behalf. Hillary Clinton still seems to believe that the middle classes can do things to make life easier for the poor, and that is the lever she pulls most often. Her decision about the best way to create change ultimately led her down a path that made her a senator; had she made the other decision — to organize the poor — she would not be in government, but rather in that place where she learned so much — the “streets.”

Religion moderated the decisions she made, particularly since it was based in the suburban world of Park Ridge . Alinsky himself was not a religious man, though he depended heavily on organized religious constituencies. In Sanford Horwitt’s biography of Alinsky, Let Them Call Me A Rebel, Horwitt suggests that at many different levels Alinsky “used” religious constituencies like the Park Ridge church to legitimize serious political action. In this way, Hillary — even as a girl — was used by the movement. She added her consent later.

Alinsky’s manipulation of both the poor and the church is the most often repeated accusation against him. Nevertheless, Hillary Clinton’s exposure to his ideas took place in a relatively open setting, as a by product of the University of Life . Rev. Jones arranged a trip to a Chicago ghetto so that his youth could meet with a group of black youths who hung around at a recreation center. There the program consisted of teenagers describing their reactions to Picasso’s Guernica . The youths met several times and also read Catcher in the Rye together. For the young, Republican Hillary, the difference in reaction between suburban and city youth was a major eye opener. Once eyes like hers were opened, it wouldn’t take them long in the Chicago of that day to find Alinsky.

Alinsky frequently used similar methods of experiential education — what Paolo Friere calls the”pedagogy” of the oppressed. Here the oppressed were the teachers of those who were not oppressed. It was vintage Alinsky, borrowed by a young seminarian. Here we see the reason she eventually left behind both Alinsky and the Sixties. Her experience taught her to go other places. That the Sixties, Alinsky and religious faith taught her to learn from experience is the deeper and more enduring social source of her behavior.

Rev. Jones told Donnie Radcliffe in Hillary Clinton: A First Lady for Our Time that his goal with the youth group was “not just about personal salvation and pious escapism, but also about an authentic and deep quest for God and life’s meaning in the midst of worldly existence.” Thanks to Jones’ emphasis on the public aspect of religion, Hillary had the chance to meet Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as Alinsky. Jones made arrangements for his group to meet King after King preached at the Sunday Evening Club in Chicago . With 2,500 other people at Orchestra Hall in Chicago , April 15, 1962, 15 year-old Hillary heard King preach a sermon entitled “Remaining Awake Through a Revolution.” To accuse her of taking this message literally would not be going too far. She has remained steadily fixed on a simple public theology and an alertness about political experience.

We unfortunately know very little about Jones’ cohort at the church, Rosalie Benziger, the Christian Education director. Surely she had prepared even deeper ground for the encounter with Chicago, Alinsky, King and poverty in the curriculum used during Sunday School. What we do know about Benziger is that she was concerned about the students’ reaction to the Kennedy assassination, and that she sent a letter to the entire 3,000 member congregation hoping that they wouldn’t begin finding Communists under every rock. “We knew that the children would be traumatized….” she had said. Benziger was right. These children were traumatized for longer than a generation. What’s significant in terms of Hillary Clinton’s development is that few Christian Education directors at the time reacted in this way, with a both political point to protect and a pastoral concern for children. The childrens’ safe world had been invaded by a larger life, and it would continue to be throughout the Sixties.

Alinsky would not have appealed to the Methodism in Hillary ‘s personality. He was much too profane, cursing a blue streak, smoking non-stop, and insulting many people who were as earnest as she was. The University of Life focused on living and on under standing experience as it came. As we know, this emphasis on experience did not mean that Sixties people shared a single viewpoint. There were serious splits among political and cultural activists. Alinsky’s own pragmatism caused him to express great disdain for the Dionysian aspects of the Sixties. He made his organizers wear ties. He kept enormous distance from the politically flamboyant aspects of the flower child movement. He was widely known as a drinker and thought of drugs as counter-culture in a ridiculous way. Alinsky was very patriotic, very pro-culture, and never really did oppose the Vietnam War. He stuck to local and domestic issues like glue and had nothing but derision for those who did not.

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Any Sixties person can see some of these tendencies in Hillary. Back then she would have been considered very serious, a “straight arrow.” Alinsky would have excited these serious tendencies with his own equally serious attention to matters of strategy and tactics, and by his own serious streak, which was a red hot concern for the poor. “Poverty is an embarrassment to the American soul,” he said over and over again. That was probably his only religious statement and it was enough to make him serious allies with the church in Chicago and beyond. Alinsky would not have appealed to the Methodism in Hillary’s personality. He was much too profane, cursing a blue streak, smoking non-stop, and insulting many people who were as earnest as she was. Still, their fundamental antipathy to poverty would connect them, and finally cause him to be the topic she chose for her senior thesis.

Hillary Clinton and Alinsky disagreed over the issue of localism. She did not believe the local was a large enough context for political action. For a suburban girl who already had a national candidate (Goldwater), that viewpoint was not surprising. For the poor that Alinsky loved, even a few blocks was too much. There were aspects of her middle class up bring that shaped her under standing of Slinky and his ideas.

According to Allan Schuster, professor of Political Science at Wellesley , she chose her senior thesis topic because she had met Alinsky in high school and had heard him speak at a meeting she had attended in Boston . That meeting resulted in her organizing a demonstration in the town of Wellesley — something slinky himself would have done. He thought campus issues, which Hillary had been working on for some time, were silly. They were about the middle class, not about the poor. Hillary responded to this guidance positively. But eventually she found the town of Wellesley and the city of Boston too ”small” to matter to the poor as sites for change.

Clifford Green, then professor of biblical history at Wellesley College and now a professor at Hartford Theological Seminary in Connecticut , taught the bible course she was required to take in her sophomore year. His classes confirmed for Hillary the religious view point inaugurated by Jones — that faith had to do with life, not just with personal matters. Green remembers the surprise of the Wellesley girls that religion could be so public in its real meaning.

Weighing the two major influences on Hillary — religion and community organizing — her biographer Donnie Radcliff has it about right: religion probably meant more to Hillary than organizing. It was public religion that integrated the Sixties context and Alinsky’s focus on the poor and their suffering. The principle of public religion was also ratified by the Wellesley motto: Non ministrar sed ministrare (we are not here to be ministered to, but to minister unto). Taught early by Don Jones, sustained by Benziger, excited by King, challenged by Alinsky, Hillary Clinton was nursed by the Sixties city and the Sixties college to become a political activist with enduring power.

Schecter says that Alinsky recognized her talents as an organizer during the Wellesley period and offered her a significant position after college. He didn’t offer these jobs to many women, nor did he offer them without a serious, often disturbing assessment of the person’s abilities. Caesar Chavez is a well-known example of an Alinsky disciple, chosen and hewn by the master. But whereas Chavez bought the localism of the Alinsky method, Hillary did not.

Schecter also confirms Donnie Radcliffe’s belief that Hillary turned Alinsky down because her senior thesis convinced her that his methods were not “large” enough. She believed, according to Schecter’s interpretation of the thesis, that Alinsky’s tactics and strategies were useful at the local level, but that even if an activist were successful in local organizing, systemic policy matters on the national level would prevent actual power from going to people. She chose to work at the macro-level of law rather than the micro-level of community because of this analysis. Many Alinsky disciples acknowledge that this is a serious and frequent argument made against him.

Hillary Clinton went to law school in order to have an influence on these larger and more difficult issues. Her motivation may have been religious in that uniquely public way that Jones taught her. She was not satisfied with the “right personal faith” and was far more serious about finding a way to put that faith into action. The University of Life approach is what has remained. This way of learning from the street was also a fundamental aspect of Alinsky’s teaching. In this way, we can see that Hillary was influenced by a powerful mixture of experience and theory. Then the credentializing began. She may not have known just how much Alinsky hated lawyers, but he hated them with a severity that makes her career choice all the more interesting.

For a young woman to turn down this extremely macho man, and to stand against him in theory as well as in practice, is astonishing, particularly given the times and her young age. Her assertion to Alinsky that confrontational tactics would upset the kind of people she grew up with in Park Ridge , thus creating a backlash, was either naive or brilliant. He surely told her what he is reported to have said — “that won’t change anything.” It couldn’t have been said with respect. She apparently countered, “Well, Mr. Alinsky, I see a different way than you.”

Perhaps this exchange explains why so many people find Hillary too assertive and aloof. She emulates Alinsky in the seriousness with which she accepts her mission — thus embodying his best teaching — and at the same time she distinguishes herself with her own point of view. As Schecter pointed out, she understood early on that poor people needed not just participation, but also structure and leadership. That she thought Alinsky could not provide that is surprising, but that is what she thought at that time. To have much more political sophistication in an 18 year- old would have been scary. Her thesis concluded that “organizing the poor for community actions to improve their own lives may have, in certain circumstances, short-term benefits for the poor but would never solve their major problems. You need much more than that. You need leadership, programs, constitutional doctrines.”

That analysis ultimately led to law school and not back to the University of Life or to Alinsky’s streets. In extensive correspondence with Rev. Jones during college, she began the shift from Goldwater conservatism to a more liberal viewpoint. “Can one be a mental conservative but a heart liberal?” she asked him at one point.

One example in a real political context shows her legal and activist mind at work. Marshall Goldman, a Wellesley professor of Russian economics, suggested that students had mixed up tactics in boycotting classes. He wanted them to skip weekends because that was sacrificial. Hillary responded quickly in The Wellesley News, “I’ll give up my date Saturday night, Mr. Goldman, but I don’t think that’s the point. Individual consciences are fine, but individual con sciences have to be made manifest.” Not only do we see her rational and argumentative mind here, but also the nearly literal interpretation of public religion that has integrated her political action and her life.

In the speech she made at her Wellesley commencement, she quoted a poem by a fellow student, Nancy Scheibner, called ”The Art of Making Possible.” Hillary Clinton and Alinsky are fellow travelers here. The pragmatism of a politician joins the fundamentalism of a certain kind of true believer: this marriage is what has taken Hillary beyond her senior thesis. She does exactly what Alinsky would have taught her to do — to read, continuously, from experience. She also stays very close to what Jones and Wellesley would have her do — to express her faith in public action. Both politics and religion keep her safely in the Sixties realm and do so in unusual, personally appropriated ways. She moves beyond her senior thesis, but continues to put much of what she learned during that period into practice today.

  1. What difference does it make now!!!!!!!! Where is the thesis? In the same place Obama’s transcrips are located perhaps? What difference does it make now?

  2. For someone so allegedly motivated by the plight of the poor, she seems extraordinarily studied and adept at self-preservation and self-promotion.

    • Are you saying she can’t be studied and adept at self preservation and also care about people less fortunate than herself? Should she parade around in sackcloth and ashes so we’ll know she is sincere?

      • I doubt her ability to relate to the plight of others when she exerts such effort on her own behalf. . .the age-old problem with serving two masters.

      • Frank by now you are fully aware fo what crimes this woman has committed.

        • Please respond to this comment with your list of the “crimes” Hillary has committed. Note that I said “crimes,” not things you think are crimes. I’ll wait for your list.

      • What a bullshit article. Mother Theresa loved and cared about the poor, devoting her life to the cause, while Hillary doesn’t actually give a crap about anyone but Hillary, and must get a real chuckle out of chumps like you helping to spread her bullcrud narrative. I wouldn’t insult a radical idealist like Alinsky by suggesting Hillary was anything but an opportunist who seized upon his misguided notoriety to further her own ambitions.
        And Mother Theresa didn’t end up with a net worth totaling hundreds of millions of dollars as Hillary has done already, all the while insulting the intelligence of every American with that phony “We were broke when we left the White House…” story.

    • What does that mean? Should she be living on the street? Would that make you feel better?

    • Exactly, It is about Hillary not the American people!

  3. Hillary feels right at home among “the poor.” She states she and Bill are poor constantly. While jetting the globe, Pulling down $600,000 for ONE speech and shuttling between two multi-million dollar homes. Yeah, I feel for her. NOT.



  5. Oh how cunning this article is. LOL Hillary is a lying, looting communist thug and we all know it. FBI friends say they had to sneak women into her room at the Mansion @ Turtlecreek when she and Bill would come to Dallas. A very dangerous radical and to thnk we are so stupid as to believe she was just a normal high school girl who loved the poor it ridiculous. As old dead Saul said….”use the useful idiots and get them to rally around a cause like environment!”

    • Actually, we all don’t “know it.” Would that be your opinion? Tell us about the high school Hillary attended — was it crawling with radicals like Hillary or was she the only one?

  6. karen Montesdeoca says:

    This woman is such a fraud! I hope the young ones start to get out of their funk because a progressive government wants to mandate, regulate and dictate the hell out of you! And someone like Hillary will be enjoying lobster while she mandates that its not fair that you work hard to enjoy your endulgences because so many cant figure the hard work thing out! Wake up young ones!

  7. John Howe says:

    Interesting and insightful. Prejudice against her is rampant and undeserved. She has endured endless character assassination attacks . She is a realist with a strong moral compass and purpose. I too was a middle class Republican kid in the 1960s and was horrified by a similar experience visiting the inner city of Chicago. Like Hillary, I did not succumb to drugs and free sex during the 60s. And I agree with her, the poor by themselves have too many obstacles to overcome to be able to manage by themselves.
    It has always been so. Policy business and political policy has much to do with it and it will be up to us in privileged classes to do our part not just for ourselves but for everyone. Hillary stepped up to this duty better than I did, but I too became a Democrat for the same reasons. We can see this playing out in our current politics,,, universal health insurance, Republicans are against it, Tax policy which favors the very rich, Republicans favor it, for example the Rich who live off capital gains and dividends are taxed at a lower rate than those who work for wages, social security is under attack rather than looking for ways to improve social security, and we are heading back into a crisis where old age means poverty for most everyone who will object to what I just wrote here.

    I am 70 years old, I am still working and I spend my effort now at a County Hospital and I see the future is here now for so many.

    • Undeserved prejudice against Hillary??? Personally, I was raised in Repub. household and now I despise BOTH parties. In reality, both parties favor the rich. Remember Obama “Everyone will pay their fair share” comments on multiple occasions? What happened to that? Forcing health insurance on those who do not want/need it is another way to satisfy the insurance companies lobbyists and profits, from which both parties profit.

    • Well, if you are in the privileged class, as you state, along with Hillary, please feel free to share all your wealth with all the underprivileged…..just make out a check and send it in. I’m sure you will feel like a million bucks and be very proud of yourself. just don’t count on Hillary or Bill to do the same…..because they’re ‘broke’! LOL

      BTW….In regards your remark about Hillary, “She is a realist with a strong moral compass and purpose…..”? Are you kidding? What planet have you been living on? Moral compass? The FBI just confirmed that she lied to Congress under oath and lied to the American people for the past 8 months! To save her campaign and her political ass. And you think she’s worthy of your defense?

  8. Steven Earl Smith says:

    Why do people continue calling her “First Lady”? Bill left office 7+ years ago. His most recent, publically known first lady seemed to be a gal called Monica. Before that, who knows…

    Why do people continue calling her “Secretary”? She QUIT that office, after committing many crimes & causing as much damage as she thought she could get away with.

    The thought of her being called “Commander-in-Chief” makes me cringe in horrible fear! And, up until now, the only person I ever truly feared walked over back in 86.

    The problem is she has many supporters that either don’t know her past, or, are cut of the same cloth.

    Me, I prefer Convert Clinton, OR, “Inmate Clinton”,!

    • Actually, Steve, most people refer to her these days as either Senator Clinton or Secretary Clinton. Of course, brickheads on the far right have their own titles for her as you do. Not all that original, though.

  9. I hear the very slow and dignified voice when she is trying to make a serious statement and sound very together and diligent in her presentation. That, in my opinion, is the “impression” and not the true belief being expressed. Her condescending attitude is giving her trouble and Elizabeth Warren takes care of that with her natural ability to be an abrasive personality to save her from having to lower herself. She has constantly hidden behind others to do her dirty work. How is she going to stand on her own two feet as President and have someone else take the wrap for her. Bill isn’t there, he is one step away from the retirement home and can barely speak! She was his shill for a long time and did the work for him that Elizabeth Warren is doing for her now! She cannot be trusted to make decisions because she looks for a “cover up” as she always has! Just with Obama, the truth has been covered up far too long and she is getting away with the crime, again, as always! Make her responsible for her actions often enough and see the song and dance working overtime.

  10. Deolinda Rosales says:

    What difference does it make now??? She’s turned into a liar, cheater, and thinks she’s above the law.

  11. To HELL with HELLary! thats where we will end up if you vote for her! I was born in Mexico and became a legal citizen and graduated from University of Texas at El Paso. Love this country

    • Terry-Keep the faith in America by voting 4 Trump. Trump is a businessman, spending his own money on running because he truly cares so much about our great country. I used to be a Democrat but changed to be for Trump…I vote for the person…more Independent. I, too, am an immigrant from England and HOLD EVERYTHING AMERICA STANDS FOR DEAR…We all should.

      Hillary (HRC) is nothing more than a criminal, who has been on the DARK SIDE OF THE LAW over and over…and had people covering for both Clintons. She is condescending to people who she wants to vote 4 her. She appears to care about people, gets their vote, & disappears until the next time SHE WANTS SOMETHING…


      ON THE OTHER HAND, THERE IS DONALD TRUMP, WHO WANTS TO THANK AMERICA FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK HARD, CREATE HIS OWN BUSINESS, WORK w/TENS OF THOUSANDS OF CO-WORKERS, WORK w/HIS CHILDREN, understands complexities of keeping a successful business going & having CAREER employees, creating buildings from blueprints to changing city skylines, negotiating contracts w/world leaders, CONSTANTLY GIVING BACK TO neighborhoods, city, state, & US in helping charities & organizations in many ways to make the world a better place.

      One of he main reasons he decided to run was much of the same reasons we will vote for him….He could NOT STAND THE TERRIBLE DIRECTION OUR COUNTRY HAS BEEN RUN w/ OBAMA/HILLARY! Americans are tired of seeing our jobs being shipped overseas, MORE regulations, MORE products coming in from overseas, MORE Americans either out of work or working several jobs to make ends meat…and not getting any where! Trump, being a pragmatist, “Mr. FIX-IT” man he is, knows what works for his global business and what doesn’t. WHAT DOESN’T WORK FOR AMERICA ARE THE INEFFECTIVE POLITICAL ‘LEADERS!’ Look at some of Hillary’s ineffectiveness when she sold Uranium to Russia* (see article by Michael Krieger, Liberty Blitzkreig, April 24, 2015) for latest “Pay for Play” when she was Sec. of State or the $150 Billion paid to Iran in monies that wasn’t due them anyway…that government was long gone. Paying our enemy! WikiLeaks is telling us TRUTH.

      When was the last time you heard one of our American leaders speak about AMERICA 1ST POLICY? AMERICANS 1ST? WE HAVE. TRUMP IS OUR ANSWER & SOLUTION!

      Those that aren’t sure who to vote for…Here are some important issues to THINK LONG & HARD ABOUT BEFORE NOV 8TH!

      The AMERICAN PEOPLE will be UNITED with President Trump and Vice-President Pence. Trump will be the LAW and ORDER President.

      He has many fine qualities that make up this unique man, who will make a GREAT PRESIDENT FOR THE ENTIRE UNITED STATES! He is a man who puts his family first. Trump is a man of principle, tough negotiator, expert businessman, who stands up for what he believes in. He is RESPECTED, honest, intelligent, loyal, highest level of integrity & ethics earned from those that know him best.

      Americans DESERVE our nation’s leader to understand his 1st obligation is for AMERICANS & AMERICA. We, the People EXPECT THAT IN OUR LEADERS. So removed from what Obama/Hillary have been…secretive, hidden, corrupt, colluded with media, LIED, LIED, LIED, etc.. Trump sees the need to get our country back as an Economic powerhouse, Job Creator, Lower Corporate Taxes to increase business growth, Lower personal taxes to take pressure off of the Middle & Lower brackets, Fix the broken VA system and revamp it, Repeal & Replace Obamacare, Renegotiate Trade Deals with countries, Put Constitutionalist Conservative Judges back on SCOTUS, REBUILD RELATIONSHIPS w/Allies (especially Israel, who was treated terribly by Obama), Save Our 2nd AMENDMENT-AMERICANS MUST BE ABLE TO PROTECT OURSELVES & OUR FAMILIES, BUILD GLOBAL COALITION to DESTROY ISIS (incl Al-Queda, Taliban, etc),BUILD ‘THE WALL’ along US-Mexico border to retake our country’s border & sovereignty, KEEP GITMO OPEN-HUNT DOWN Radical Islamic Terrorists, Hunt criminal illegals & deport them, …and then on the 2nd day….

      Extremely important for the NEXT PRESIDENT TO BE DONALD J. TRUMP! Our country needs him & his great team!

      IT’S TIME FOR A GREAT BUSINESSES MAN TO HELP OUR NATION, WHO KNOWS HOW TO GET THINGS DONE. Yes, he’s not “PC” but as a woman, I don’t care…in fact, I like the fact he’s truthful, honest, & refreshing to tell us his heart-being authentic (which HRC doesn’t have a clue what that is about because she’s been lying too long & for so many things.) Trump is authentic & a FIXER…


      Hope for America and Americans! A Great, Big, Bright, NEW FUTURE FOR EVERY AMERICAN! EVERY AMERI-CAN! Re-learn our Judeo-Christian ethics; heritage, values, & culture that made us all UNITE as ONE PEOPLE…AMERICANS. That’s our heritage.


      It’s time to take back America! VOTE TRUMP! GOD BLESS YOU!

  12. Jeff Altman says:

    I knew Don Jones during the later years of his life. Don was one of the most decent men I have known. Able to quote DH Lawrence poetry with a voice that sounded like G-d was speaking to you personally, he was a magnificent man. I do not know his early poitics. I d know how decent and kind a man he was late in life. Bless you, Don.

  13. In regard to Alinsky, they say ” That didn’t mean violence but rather serious attention to matters of power. Pact the meeting. Fill the streets. Flood the office with post cards. If that doesn’t work, find something that does, including humor.” I guess the authors forgot about the Weather Underground, which the FBI classified as a domestic terrorist group.

  14. If you look around this web site, you’ll see we did a story about Hillary Clinton and Saul Alinsky about 20 years ago. Old news.


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  8. Just When You Thought Hillary Clinton Was Finished | Hawaii Reporter - […] Clinton was so enamored with Alinsky that she not only cultivated a personal relationship with the Progressive figurehead but…
  9. Just When You Thought Hillary Clinton Was Finished... - Conservative Daily News - […] Clinton was so enamored with Alinsky that she not only cultivated a personal relationship with the Progressive figurehead but…
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