Yesterday, I received the following email.  What I find so disturbing about this kind of BS is that it is filled with truths, half-truths, and outright lies.  I really do not subscribe to the political belief that those who do not believe as me …is the sworn enemy.  I also do not believe that everything that I read on the internet is factual, especially some politically slanted email whose only intent is to incite hatred toward a particular party.  I am a believer of mutual cooperation and non-partisanship, in order, to work together to improve our country and our citizens.  Just think about this…if any political party would ever gain complete and total power in this country, what would you have…nothing more than a dictatorship.

Anyway, back to this email:  (Note: my comments are in bold print and they are based on fact.

Bill and Hillary got about $12 million for their to-be written memoirs. Here’s some help for them since their memories are getting old and they have such on-going problems with remembering anything. Be SURE to watch the dates CLOSELY.  I corrected the pronunciation and the misspellings.  Actually, Bill Clinton received an advance of 15 million for his autobiography and Hilary’s advance is reported to be 8 million.  George W. Bush was paid 7 million for the first 1.5 million copies and sold over 2 million in the first 2 months of release.  So what is the big deal?

[Bill Clinton registers for the draft on September 08, 1964, accepting all contractual conditions of registering for the draft. Selective Service Number is 326 46 228.  True.

Bill Clinton classified 2-S on November 17, 1964.  True.

Bill Clinton reclassified 1-A on March 20, 1968.  True.  He was still in school at Georgetown University and did not graduate until that spring.  Once you were given  a student deferment such as (2-S) it stayed in effect as long as you were a student, and lasted, until the end of the term.

Bill Clinton ordered to report for induction on July 28, 1969.  True.  He went home in July but managed to obtain a draft deferment after signing up for the ROTC program at the University of Arkansas, promising to actually enroll later in the year.  Col. Holmes accepts him into the ROTC program on July 17, 1969; just 11 days before his induction date.  Clinton would not be able to begin the program though, until he completed basic training the following summer, which would have been the summer of 1970.  His intent, at that time, was to attend law school at the University of Arkansas.  In the meantime, he returned to England where he attended Oxford.

Bill Clinton refuses to report and is not inducted into the military.  False.  He never refused to report and was not inducted because of his 1-D deferment.

Bill Clinton reclassified 1-D after enlisting in the United States Army Reserves on August 07, 1969, under authority of COL. E. Holmes.  True.  Col. Eugene Holmes, an Army officer who was involved in Clinton’s case, issued a notarized statement during the 1992 presidential campaign: “I was informed by the draft board that it was of interest to Senator Fullbright’s office that Bill Clinton, a Rhodes Scholar, should be admitted to the ROTC program … I believe that he purposely deceived me, using the possibility of joining the ROTC as a ploy to work with the draft board to delay his induction and get a new draft classification. 

Clinton signs enlistment papers and takes oath of enlistment.  False.  Never happened.

Bill Clinton fails to report to his duty station at the University of Arkansas ROTC, September 1969.  Bill Clinton reclassified 1-A on October 30, 1969, as enlistment with Army Reserves is revoked by Colonel E. Holmes and Clinton now AWOL and subject to arrest under Public Law 90-40 (2) (a) – registrant who has failed to report… remains liable for induction.  False.  In fact, Col Holmes approved him to start another term at Oxford since he could not complete Basic Training until summer.  Col Holmes approved and had knowledge that the fall term at Oxford ran through the end of November, 1969.  Col. Holmes did expect Bill Clinton to report for ROTC in December 1969, as intended.  So, these dates and resulting actions never ever took place.

Bill Clinton’s birth date lottery number is 311, drawn December 1, 1969, but anyone who has already been ordered to report for induction is INELIGIBLE!  True and False.  Bill Clinton’s number was indeed drawn on December 1, 1969 and it was number 311.  On December 1, 1969, the Selective Service System of the United States conducted two lotteries to determine the order of call to military service in the Vietnam War for men born from 1944 to 1950. “The draft” occurred during a period of conscription, controlled by the President, from just before World War II to 1973.  In the U.S., a new draft lottery system based on birth dates was instituted.  It resulted in a very high number for Clinton, indicating he would never be drafted.  Clinton then sent a letter back to Arkansas stating that the idea of joining the ROTC had been an “objectionable compromise” and that he was no longer interested in joining.  What Bill Clinton did, because of his high draft number was not only legal, but many other young men took advantage of this same occurrence.

Bill Clinton runs for Congress (1974), while a fugitive from justice under Public Law 90-40.  False.  He was never a fugitive from justice.  Though, you may not like what Bill Clinton did, he did not violate any laws and for the record, they always knew where he was and no attempt was ever made to arrest him.

Bill Clinton runs for Arkansas Attorney General (1976), while a fugitive from justice.  Again false.  He would not have been able to run if he had truly been in violation of the law, per state statute.

Bill Clinton receives pardon on January 21, 1977, from President Carter (well, well, how interesting.)  False.  President Carter did issue a pardon for all people who were convicted or suspected of violating the Military Selective Service Act between the years 1964 and 1973.  But, Bill Clinton was not part of that because he never violated that law.  Also, it is in really bad form, to insinuate that there was some collusion because they are both democrats.  This Presidential Pardon was an, across the board, relief not predicated by political belief.

Bill Clinton becomes the FIRST PARDONED FEDERAL FELON ever to serve as President of the United States.  Again False.  If this was really true…he would not have been allowed to even run for office, much less be allowed to hold office.  This whole thing was brought to light during his run for the presidency in 1992 and though it is probably despicable, it was still not illegal.

All these facts come from Freedom of Information requests, public laws, and various books that have been published, and have not been refuted by Clinton.  Let’s stop here for the moment.  This entire email, so far, was collected from the internet in 2002.  Now, it has reappeared with the following updates added.  Please read the following:

After the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, President Clinton promised that those responsible would be hunted down and punished. No results.

After the 1995 bombing in Saudi Arabia, which killed five U.S. military personnel, Clinton promised that those responsible would be hunted down and punished. No results.

After the 1996 Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia, which killed 19 and injured 200 U.S. military personnel, Clinton promised that those responsible would be hunted down and punished. No results

After the 1998 bombing of U.S. embassies in Africa, which killed 224 and injured 5,000, Clinton promised that those responsible would be hunted down and punished. No results.

After the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole, in which, there were 17 killed and 39 injured U.S.  sailors, Clinton promised that those responsible be hunted down and punished. No results.  In my lifetime, I have heard these same “promises” made by every President since Ronald Reagon and there is no proof that President Clinton ever made these promises.

Maybe if Clinton had kept those promises, an estimated 3,000 people in New York and Washington, DC, who are now dead would be alive today AND the events of this last week would NOT have happened.  This statement is totally unfounded and there is no basis for it.  For one, there is no connection between the prior events listed and events on 911, other than they were committed by terrorists.  Let’s not forget whose watch it was under when 911 happened and that same President promised to also get those people who are responsible…but never personally did so.

THINK ABOUT IT! It is a strange turn of events. Hillary gets $8 Million for her forthcoming memoir. Bill gets about $12 Million for his memoir yet to be written. This from two people who spent 8 years being unable to recall anything about past events while under oath.  True and False.  As stated before, Bill got 15 million and his memoirs were published in 2004.

Sincerely,

Cdr. Hamilton McWhorter USN (ret)

There it is.  Obviously, the supposed writer of this email has his own personal agenda; it’s just too bad that he has to lie about the facts, in order, to make his point.  I do not care what political party that you support, but I do expect everyone to truly look at the facts before you take anything as gossip, especially from the internet.  Also, for those people who hate others because they do not think like you…you need to realize that when you think and act like that, you are by definition, a bigot.  I find fault in both political parties and do not totally support either one.  But I also do not “hate” anyone who is Republican or Democrat…we just do not agree.  Besides, is it not best to agree to disagree?

 

 

If you want to look at historical rankings of the last 10 Presidents by how they rank when compared to all the US Presidents in popularity and effectiveness. (Note: since this is a recent phenomenon, most of the later Presidents are rated higher than some of the earlier ones.)  Here are the results:

 

Dwight D. Eisenhower…Republican…tied at number 8

John F. Kennedy…Democrat…number 11

Lyndon B. Johnson…Democrat & Barack Obama…Democrat…tied at number 14

Ronald Reagon…Republican…number 17

Bill Clinton…Democrat…tied at number 20

George H. W. Bush…Republican…tied at number 22

Gerald Ford…Republican…number 26

Jimmy Carter…Democrat…number 27

Richard Nixon…Republican…number 32

George W. Bush…Republican…number 34

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