Hillary Clinton Focus’s on What Matters Most in Her New America.


Under the threat of perjury, officer L.D. Brown gave the following testimony to Ken Starr:

“Brown told independent counsel Kenneth Starr that he was guarding then-Arkansas Governor Clinton and his wife at a Little Rock restaurant while they dined in a private dining room with two other couples.

What happened was “a diagonal swap,” bolstered by booze. Officer Brown watched in astonishment as Hillary and Vince Foster kissed and fondled each other, while Foster’s wife looked on. Bill sat just a few feet away, kissing and hugging the wife of the third couple, whom Brown described as a “beautiful, gleaming Kewpie doll with brains.”

When the couples left the restaurant, Brown said Hillary and Foster were “drunk, kissing passionately,” and Foster had “his hand on Hillary’s rear and is just squeezing it all to hell.”

Brown also said both Bill and Hillary had admitted to him that they had an “open marriage.” Bill referred to the wife-swapping, saying: “We need to be happy, satisfied. Some people are satisfied in different ways!”

Its easy to destroy other people’s happy families when you have none of your own.

“When she (Hillary Clinton) says “I worked with Tom DeLay, one of the most partisan of Republicans, to reform the adoption and foster care system,” this is the law she’s talking about.

The law is called the Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA).  But that’s one of those Orwellian titles Congress loves.  It’s not about adoption and it’s not about safe families. Passed in 1997, one year after the welfare law, it had exactly the same target.  ASFA was about demonizing impoverished women, especially women of color, and taking away their children.

Here’s what ASFA did:

  • ASFA encouraged a take-the-child-and-run mentality on the frontlines of child welfare. Thousands more families, overwhelmingly poor and disproportionately families of color, were destroyed by wrongful removal of the children.
  • Instead of reducing the foster care population, ASFA increased it, trapping thousands more children in a system that, according to one major study, churns out walking wounded four times out of five.
  • ASFA effectively turned the child welfare system into the ultimate middle-class entitlement: Step right up and take a poor person’s child for your very own.
  • And when the army of childless yuppies didn’t show up to adopt in anywhere near the numbers predicted, ASFA created a generation of “legal orphans” with no ties to birth parents and no adoptive homes either — probably at least 100,000 more such “legal orphans” than had ASFA not become law.

The law created financial incentives for Child Welfare Agencies to take away children from their parents on a pretext.

ASFA blows huge holes in what little was left of the “reasonable efforts” requirement.  It pays states bounties of thousands of dollars per child for adoptions over a baseline number.  And since the states can keep the money even if the adoption fails, it encourages quick-and-dirty slipshod placements.

Most important, ASFA sent a message to the child welfare frontlines: Rush to take away more children.  And it sent that message to a system permeated with class bias and racial bias.    So even as child abuse continued to decline, the number of children in foster care on any given day kept increasing, peaking in 1999.  It didn’t fall below the number when ASFA became law until 2003.  The number of children taken away over the course of a year kept increasing until 2006.  Now, after slow declines, both figures are increasing again.

Notwithstanding all the talk, and the bounties, adoptions increased marginally, while the number of “legal orphans” children who languish in foster care for years and then “age out” with no home at all, soared 40 percent.”  (Source)

So, when Hillary Clinton stated it “Takes a Village to Raise a Child”, she really meant the village could make millions of dollars by stealing poor families’ children.