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Clinton's refusal to apologize demonstrates what's wrong with D.C.

Fox News reported today that Hillary Clinton is refusing to apologize for sending and receiving Top Secret information to her private email servers while she was Secretary of State:

Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday she does not need to apologize for using a private email account and server while at the State Department because "what I did was allowed."

In an interview with The Associated Press during a Labor Day campaign swing through Iowa, the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination also said the lingering questions about her email practices while serving as President Barack Obama's first secretary of state have not damaged her campaign.

"Not at all. It's a distraction, certainly," Clinton said. "But it hasn't in any way affected the plan for our campaign, the efforts we're making to organize here in Iowa and elsewhere in the country. And I still feel very confident about the organization and the message that my campaign is putting out."

Yet even in calling the inquiry into how she used email as the nation's top diplomat a distraction, Clinton played down how it has affected her personally as a candidate.

"As the person who has been at the center of it, not very much," Clinton said. "I have worked really hard this summer, sticking to my game plan about how I wanted to sort of reintroduce myself to the American people."

The goal of a career politician is not to serve the American people -- the goal is to extend time in office for as long as possible. Hillary Clinton’s refusal to apologize for her clear misconduct is a perfect example of this mindset. Rather than admitting her mistake and accepting the consequences, Clinton’s strategy aims at nothing but self-promotion and an extended chance at national office.

What happened to the statesmen (and women) in D.C.? When did holding public office become a career move and not a service to one’s country? A Convention of States can help restore the true purpose of our elected officials. By proposing constitutional amendments that both limit federal power and impose term limits on federal office holders, the people can once again assert their position as the true source of power in our republic. More and more patriots are joining the movement every day.

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