A Town Called Hope
I’d like to recapitulate a modern story that all Americans should know. It’s the true story about the 42nd President of the United States of America, Bill Clinton.
At birth Clinton was given the name William Jefferson Blythe III, his father was William Jefferson Blythe II and his mother was Virginia Cassidy Blythe.
Clinton’s father was killed three months before Clinton’s birth. His mother, in order to continue her education, was forced to leave him with his grand parents during his most impressionable years. She moved to New Orleans, Louisiana, to study nursing so that she could provide for her and her son.
Hope, Arkansas, is the small town where Clinton’s story begins as William Jefferson Blythe III. His grandparents, Eldridge and Edith Cassidy, taught him strong values and the belief that everyone is created equal, a lesson that Bill never forgot.
After four years his mother received her nursing degree and returned to Hope, later the same year she married Roger Clinton, a car salesman.
Clinton was born August 19th 1946 and Virginia gave birth to his half brother, Roger Clinton Jr., in 1956.
When Bill was around sixteen years of age he had his last name legally changed from Blythe to Clinton.
When Bill Clinton was a senior in high school he was selected to go to Washington, D.C., to be a part of Boys Nation, a special youth leadership conference. The boys and girls that were a part of this conference were invited to the White House to meet President Kennedy. I think it was at this place in time that Bill Clinton decided that his goal in life was to become president. Of course a handshake from President Kennedy didn’t hurt.
This was the same year, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his famous historic “I Have a Dream” speech. Bill Clinton listened to “I Have a Dream” on television and was so deeply motivated that he memorized the words. Dr. King’s amazing ability to communicate a clear vision that would inspire people to work toward a common goal made Dr. King one of Bill Clinton’s favorite heroes.
While earning his Bachelor of Science degree in International Affairs he worked as an intern in the office of Arkansas Senator J. William Fulbright. It was there he learned how government really worked. He admired Senator Fulbright for his accomplishments therefore the Senator was another one of Bills heroes.
Bills favorite pastimes are music, reading and writing. He was top saxophone player at his school and won first chair in the state band’s saxophone section. He loved reading old classics and he has written several books.
When he graduated from law school in the year 1973, he returned to Arkansas to teach law at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. It was about this time he met Hillary Rodham, whom he would later marry. They were married on October 11, 1975.
In 1974, he had his first opportunity to run for Congress against Republican incumbent John Paul Hammerschmidt, he lost but this opened the door to the political arena.
In 1976, Bill Clinton was elected Attorney General of Arkansas. Two years later, at the age of thirty-two, he became the youngest governor in the United States.
On February 27, 1980, Chelsea Victoria Clinton, was born, the Clintons describe this as the happiest day of their lives.
From August 1986 to August 1987, Governor Clinton served as chairman of the National Governors’ Association.
By the fall of 1991, Governor Clinton believed that the country needed someone with a broader vision and a new plan of action, He also felt that he had the experience and the best ideas for changing our country for the better so he decided to run for President.
William Jefferson “Bill” Clinton, born William Jefferson Blythe III, was President of the United States of America from 1993 to 2001. He was the fifteenth Democrat elected to that office and the third youngest.
I MEAN YOU
Bill Offered Hope for The Country
Hope for Hillary against Monica Lewinsky’s
And Hope for More Bedtime Pleasure
Cause Bill Was From a Town Called Hope
I hoped Monica Lewinsky was his last but I’ll be damned, he’s at it again.