A comment I hear too often from people both young and old is “I support Hillary Clinton because she is a woman.” It baffles me even more, however, when I hear people say that all women should vote for Clinton simply because she is a woman. Recently, feminist icon Madeleine Albright remarked at a Clinton rally “There’s a special place in Hell for women who don’t help each other!” After Ms. Albright said this Hillary Clinton was smiling, laughing, and clapping along with the crowd. Being a young woman in America, I’ve decided not to vote for Hillary, and that choice is what is going to help other women.
In an interview with Bill Maher, another prominent feminist, Gloria Steinem, suggested that young women tend to get more involved in politics in order to “meet young men.” Future Female Leaders supports young women with a passion for conservatism and a love for politics and the Constitution, and certainly not with the intention of meeting young men. Women should be encouraged to follow their passions in life to fight for what they believe in, not to follow in the footsteps of men.
The Republican Party is often cast as the party of old, rich, white men. However, this election has brought forth young conservative candidates who are Hispanic, African American, and female! On the other hand, all the Democratic Party has to show for is two old, white people with a lot of money–that doesn’t seem very diverse to me. Hillary Clinton is not the candidate for me because of her left-leaning liberal agenda, lack of substantive policy ideas apart from continuing the policies of Barack Obama, and her complete disregard for telling the truth.
As a young person in college, I am surrounded by liberals who praise Hillary Clinton for her “dedication” to public service. The only dedication I’ve seen, though, is her dedication and devotion to protecting her email server. I do agree with Ms. Albright that women should help each other, and I am doing my part for young women everywhere by not voting for Hillary in this upcoming election. Whether you’re a Rubio, Cruz, Kasich or Trump girl, any Republican candidate is a better fit for the White House than Mrs. Clinton.