Bill Clinton or William Jefferson Clinton was the 42nd President of the United States. He served from 1993 to 2001. Before being president, Clinton was the Arkansas Governor from 1979 to 1981 and 1983 to 1992, and the Arkansas Attorney General from 1977 to 1979. Born and raised in Arkansas Clinton, Bill attended Georgetown University where he was a member of Kappa Kappa Psi and the Phi Beta Kappa Society. He received the Rhodes Scholarship to attend the University of Oxford. Clinton became the first Democrat since Franklin D. Roosevelt to be elected to a second term. He reformed welfare and passed the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, which provided health coverage for millions of children. He left office with the highest approval rating of a president since World War II, despite the controversy surrounding him involving the Monica Lewinsky scandal.
Bill is a faithful Christian. He regularly attended a preschool program at the First Baptist Church in Hope, Arkansas and this is where he was introduced to the teachings of Jesus. He felt “the need to” attend church at the age of 6 as he walked a mile alone to get there. He claimed that he had to get away from his drunk stepfather, who frequently beat his mother. Then, Clinton wrote at only 9 years old, “I had absorbed enough of my church’s teachings to know that I was a sinner and to want Jesus to save me. So I came down the aisle at the end of Sunday service, professed my faith in Christ, and asked to be baptized.”
Bill was the third youngest President to ever serve our nation and also was the first President of the baby boomer generation. As a representative of the Democratic Party, Clinton declared during his presidency that “the era of big government is over.” In a global view, he successfully dispatched peace keeping forces to war-torn Bosnia. He also bombed Iraq when Saddam Hussein stopped the United Nations inspections for evidence of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons. Bill expanded NATO and became a global proponent for more open international trade, and a worldwide campaign against drug trafficking. He traveled South America, Europe, Russia, Africa, and China, advocating U.S. style freedom drawing massive audiences.
He’s a talented saxophone player and even once considered becoming a professional musician. Also, as a Delegate to Boys Nation he met President John Kennedy in the White House Rose Garden. The encounter was influential and later led him to enter a life of public service.
Bill has been married to Hillary Clinton since 1975. Hillary ran for the office of President as the Democratic Presidential Candidate of the 2016 Election but lost to Donald Trump.
His hobbies include doing crossword puzzles, reading, and playing his tenor saxophone.
I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.
I still believe in a place called Hope. I still believe in a place called America.
Let us all take more responsibility, not only for ourselves and our families but for our communities and our country.