Blood Rose: The Wal-Mart, Arkansas, Clinton Corruption Connection
Published By: All Right Magazine on April 22, 2009
By DAVID M. KLOTZ
As a former Wal-Mart employee, I have been asked to expound on Hillary Clinton’s role within Wal-Mart and her relationship to “free-trade.” Maybe because I am from Arkansas and have had such an interest in this for so long I sometimes think more people should know all this already. Hillary Clinton was a partner in the Rose Law firm of Little Rock, AR. Rose Law has been implicated in many scandals over the years and is known as the means by which corporate interests can access the Arkansas state legislature & government. There is so much material available on this subject though many of the best sources are buried in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette’s archive. The archive began to be locked away from public eyes a few years ago, and today it is very difficult to access anything from the archive from before Bill Clinton was elected to the Presidency.
That is for a good reason; there is a lot of incriminating data in that archive that those in power in Arkansas and the Clintons do not want exposed or publicized. One of those things is the role that the Rose Law firm has played in the corrupting of Arkansas state government to serve the elite corporate interests in Arkansas at the expense of the rest of the state’s population. The Rose Law firm operates as a conduit by which bribes can be funneled to state politicians from corporate interests that need legal cover. There are many other law firms in the country that serve a similar purpose, but in Arkansas it is the Rose Law firm which has for many years served as the broker between corporations wanting special access to or favors from state politicians & those politicians.
Hillary Clinton was not only a partner in Rose Law but also has a lifetime board seat on the Wal-Mart Board of Directors. She was appointed to the Wal-Mart Board by Sam Walton in 1985 without a vote and without ownership of any stake in the company, something that has never happened before or since, but Hillary hasn’t acknowledged her role within the company publicly in many years. She likes to try to distance herself from Wal-Mart’s policies & insulate herself from responsibility for the devastating impact Wal-Mart’s purchasing policies have had on the American economy over the past two decades. The press has helped her in this effort, but many of you know this despite the news blackout of these things over the years.
It was Rose Law which funneled monies for Bill Clinton’s last campaign for Arkansas governor from Wal-Mart and into his campaign in exchange for his commitment to support “right to work” legislation Wal-Mart and Arkansas’ elite wanted amended to Arkansas’ constitution in 1990. He campaigned against the legislation but flipped after he was re-elected & signed it into law. The right to work legislation stripped the Arkansas people’s right to assembly within the workplace and locked labor unions out of the state for all practical purposes. The “hire at will” provisions within the “right to work” legislation allows employers to fire employees at will, without cause and without remedy available to the employee. In Arkansas workers have fewer rights than in most any other state, and that is by design. This was achieved by bribing both parties through the cover of Rose Law firm. Hillary was a key inside player in these events.
I have heard people say things like, “Hillary and Bill were just smart that’s all,” or “that happens everywhere,” but I dispute both of those statements. Is it smart to undermine the economy of your own nation for the private profits of corporate thugs within your state? I call that corrupt, not smart, and if it does happen everywhere then it is wrong and illegal everywhere just as it was in Arkansas.
Fast forward to Bill’s first term as President where he signed NAFTA, GATT, WTO & granted favored nation trading status to the enemy of liberty Communist China. Again it was the Rose Law firm, which was used to funnel Wal-Mart money into Clinton’s presidential campaign. This isn’t hard to understand if you want to understand it, but is just slick enough to allow those who don’t want to believe it to close their eyes to the obvious. I know personally that Hillary was heavily involved in the legal aspects of Wal-Mart’s gaining the ability to exploit the poorest populations of the planet to avoid living wages here & undermine domestic manufacturers. I have seen it with my own eyes. I fought against it for over 20 years. When you drive past an empty factory or through a town that has had nearly no growth or economic development in the last two decades except for a new Wal-Mart Supercenter, thank Hillary, Bill, Wal-Mart and Rose Law, the bloodiest rose in Arkansas.
David M. Klotz is a former Wal-Mart employee and concerned citizen.