One of the parts of Hillary’s early history that people find most repulsive is the fact that in 1975 she represented a child rapist, Thomas Alfred Taylor, so successfully that she got him off with only two months time served. This video gives some information about that case, including Hillary’s own words after the fact. After you watch the video, I have a few comments (and if the video doesn’t play, go here):
One of the excuses Democrats offer for this first chapter in Hillary’s decades-long history of attacking women in order to defend rapists is that, as a lawyer, she was required to do anything she could to get a not guilty verdict for Taylor. That’s not true.
What is true is that our legal system says that no one, no matter the crime of which they stand accused, should have to go into court alone. After all, the court is the government’s playground: it is policeman, judge, jury, and executioner. It knows the law, it knows the drill, and it controls the proceedings.
To correct this tremendous imbalance — the vast, powerful government against a lone individual — our system holds that, until due process proves the defendant guilty, the defendant should have someone standing at his or her side. Thus, there is nothing wrong with Hillary’s have represented Taylor in a rape trial, nor is there anything wrong with her having done the best job she could for him under the circumstances.
What is wrong, however, is Hillary’s perverting the facts beyond recognition when she defended her client. Every state’s rules of professional responsibility require attorneys to act with the utmost honesty in their representations to the Court. The universe that Hillary portrayed, one in which a 12-year-old girl desperately wanted to be raped and beaten by two older men because of her “fantasies,” is sickening. Lawyers, at least not ethical lawyers, are not supposed to win that way.
This type of conduct is especially bad in Hillary’s case because she’s long positioned herself as a champion of women’s rights. In fact, the only woman whose rights Hillary has zealously defended through her life are her own.
What’s also wrong is that five years after the trial Hillary thought the whole thing was a funny story that reflected well on her. Were she a righteous woman, she might have said, “You know, my firm required that I take that case, so I did, and I did my best. As it happened, my best got Taylor off, but I’ve never felt good about that. Legal justice may have been done, but moral justice . . . well, I have my doubts.” Or something like that. Anything but the witchy, boastful cackle of a woman who destroyed a child’s life as surely as the rapist did. That’s sociopathic.
This is a dreadful election, positioning too many voters between a rock and a hard place. Still, having struggled mightily with this, I will do anything to keep the criminal, deeply corrupt, sociopathic, authoritarian, anti-constitutional Hillary out of the White House, including voting for the highly eccentric, bombastic, boastful Trump, who at least seems to have some reverence for America, for life, for Americans, and for those bits and pieces of the Constitution that he’s bothered to acknowledge. In a binary system, when one side is slightly better than the other, not taking a stand is identical to casting your lot in with the greater of two evils.