Opponents of school vouchers should not have their integrity impugned by pro-voucher activists, and vice versa, but when the opponents resort to fear-mongering to get their message out, it is entirely legitimate to raise the character issue. Enter Senator Hillary Clinton.
New York Senator Clinton recently told Bronx activists that she was opposed to school vouchers because it may lead to parents wanting to send their children to the “Church of the White Supremacist” or the “School of the Jihad.”
As we said to the press, “According to Senator Clinton’s logic, if school vouchers are given to parents who want to send their kids to Catholic schools (or Jewish yeshivas), the next thing you know the racists and terrorists will want to build a school so they can cash in as well.” No wonder news reports described Senator Clinton’s audience as “somewhat puzzled.” Too bad they didn’t denounce her on the spot for fear mongering, hypocrisy and bigotry.
“If Clinton had any courage,” we continued, “she would tell Catholics to their face that she will never do anything to help them send their kids to parochial schools. Ditto for poor African-American parents, most of whom are Protestant: she should tell them to their face that she will never assist them in their quest to escape urban public schools, even though she never once considered sending her daughter Chelsea to a public school in Washington, D.C.”
Ironically, Senator Clinton supports tuition tax credits to help make college tuition more affordable. She also supports Pell Grants which allow needy students to pick the college of their choice. We couldn’t help but ask, “So where is WSU—White Supremacist University? And where is JU—Jihad University?”
The reason why Clinton supports public monies being spent for higher education and not at the elementary and secondary levels is obvious: Catholic schools may have a more dramatic effect molding kids than colleges would, and that’s not something this “pro-choice” abortion-rights enthusiast can stomach.
We concluded our remarks by saying, “Clinton doesn’t have the courage to say that school vouchers may help schools run by the Nation of Islam—that might offend blacks. How much safer it is to concoct a story about white racists. Interestingly, she doesn’t mind feeding the fear that Abdul may want to set up a School of Jihad. Hope Muslims take note.”
We might add that the private high school that Chelsea Clinton attended, Sidwell Friends, was recently allowed to borrow $30 million through tax-exempt bonds. In other words, the foregone taxes on that interest will be paid by you, and all other taxpayers. How cute.