Clinton breaking the barrier of opportunities

Published 7:00 am Saturday, July 30, 2016

After decades fighting in the political arena, Hillary Clinton is now the first woman chosen to lead a major party into a U.S. presidential race.

If elected, she will be the first female President of the United States, a title she has clearly sought for years. 

In the past week, several of our country’s leaders have talked about how much of a milestone this is for women, yet many people seem to overlook it. 

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Clinton has been a leader in the Democratic Party for years, and no matter what people may say about her, she has made quite a name for herself. 

First Lady Michelle Obama recently commented about what Clinton’s nomination meant for women in our country, “Because of Hillary Clinton, my daughters and all of our sons and daughters, now take for granted that a woman can be president of the United States.” 

Others have said that Clinton’s nomination doesn’t seem to be as significant compared to the the glass ceiling President Barack Obama shattered eight years ago when he became the first black president. That may be because other world leaders like Margaret Thatcher, Angela Merkel and the newly elected British Prime Minister Theresa May have made Clinton’s nomination seem less substantial.

Turning to our own local government, while there are no women currently serving on the Pearl River County Board of Supervisors, there are numerous women performing effectively as local lawmakers and circuit and chancery clerks in this county. 

In Pearl River County, our women seem to be stepping up more into leadership roles and as always, are helping guide our communities to prosperity.