This is a great post on American Thinker by Boyd Richard Boyd!
Please give it a read!
This is a great post on American Thinker by Boyd Richard Boyd!
Please give it a read!
“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
I live in East Tennessee where you can still find some honest, hardworking, conservative, blue-dog democrats. Some of them are my friends. It is sad for me … because for some reason, they cannot see that the Democratic Party they currently belong to is not the same Democratic Party their fathers and their grandfathers belonged to. Over the last several years it has become very obvious that the Democratic Party has been taken over by the Liberal-Progressive Movement, which is simply a modern, sexier version of the Communist Party.
Many of you are too young to remember when the Communist Agenda was read before Congress back in the late 1960’s. In this agenda, it was clearly stated that a goal of the communist party was to infiltrate one or both of America’s political parties.
Most folks have heard of Van Jones; Obama’s former green czar. Van Jones is a self-confessed communist and a follower of George Soros. Jones stated in 1992 that, “The Democratic Party has been purchased by the Communist Party.” Van Jones is truly a snake, hiding his true agenda behind a red, white & blue cloaked American Dream campaign.
The heart and soul of the Democratic Party has been purchased over the last few decades with money provided by George Soros through the set up and use of 501C3 organizations such as Media Matters, MoveOn.Org, OneAmerica, and the Center for American Progress.
George Soros is a progressive, left-wing billionaire who currently resides in New York City. A large part of Soros’ many billions-of-dollars fortune has come from manipulating other nation’s currencies and capitalizing on the resulting crisis. Kinds of an odd thing for such a “benevolent” supporter of the unwashed masses to do … don’t you think? During the 1997 Asian financial crisis, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad accused him of bringing down the nation’s currency through his trading activities, and in Thailand he was labeled an “economic war criminal.” Soros is known as “The Man who broke the Bank of England,” for initiating a British financial crisis by dumping 10 billion sterling, and forcing the devaluation of the currency. Soros profited $1 billion on that one. There is also speculation that George Soros may have used insider information to hedge a bet of $1 billion at 10 to 1 odds that the U.S. would lose its AAA credit rating.
Soros was recently termed “the single most destructive leftist demagogue in the country.” He has given vast sums of money (over $7 billion) to radical progressive left-wing causes including ACORN, the Center for American Progress, Apollo Alliance, National Council of La Raza, Tides Foundation, Huffington Post, Southern Poverty Law Center, Soujourners, People for the American Way, Planned Parenthood, and the National Organization for Women. Soros would like nothing more than to see America controlled by world organizations like the UN, the World Bank, and the IMF; and he is the sponsor of the “Open Borders” campaign. Can you say “New World Order?”
Media Matters, founded by David Brock, is a politically progressive media watchdog supposedly dedicated to “fairness” in the media reporting. It is interesting to note that, not surprisingly, all the “unfair” media outlets, according to Media Matters, are conservative. Media Matters is most known for its openly-declared War on Fox News and conservatives in general. Liberal-Progressive donors to the Communist (oops … my bad! Democratic) Party gave Media Matters $2 million. MoveOn.Org and the New Democratic Network have also contributed funding. George Soros gave Media Matters $1 million in 2010.
MoveOn.Org was formed in 1998 in response to the impeachment of President Bill Clinton. It is a “progressive” public policy advocacy group and political action committee that has raised millions of dollars for candidates it identifies as “progressives” in the United States. George Soros gave $1.46 million to MoveOn.Org. MoveOn.Org is most infamous for its comparison of George W. Bush to Adolf Hitler and its “General Petraeus or General Betray Us?” ads. Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly have both asserted that MoveOn.Org basically owns the Democratic Party and that George Soros owns MoveOn.Org. This claim stems from an email composed by Eli Pariser (Board President for MoveOn.Org), and others, stating that, in regards to the Democratic Party: “Grassroots contributors like us … bought it, we own it, and we’re going to take it back.”
OneAmerica (and its PAC OneAmericaVotes) became famous when it was discovered that OneAmerica Votes (OAV) was using illegal aliens as campaign workers manning phone banks and going door-to-door. This group was formerly known as “Hate Free Zone” and is a Seattle-based “immigrant’s rights” group that is tied to George Soros’ “Open Borders” campaign. Although this group was clearly raising and spending massive sums of money to influence state election campaigns, it did not register with the PDC or report its receipts and expenditures. Major illegal! According to their funding report, you will find that George Soros and the SEIU are contributors to this organization.
Center for American Progress is headed by John Podesta, White House chief of staff under President Clinton. The Center for American Progress has been instrumental in providing progressive talking points and policy positions for the Obama administration. There has also been a revolving door between the White House and the Soros-funded think tank, with Obama staffing his administration with many CAP officials
It is interesting to note that 501C3 organizations, such as these, are tax exempt charities, and are PROHIBITED by law from campaigning on the behalf of any candidate for political office, lobbying to influence legislation, or breaking the law or encouraging people to break the law (such as by hiring illegal aliens):
Political Campaign Activity
Under the Internal Revenue Code, all section 501(c)(3) organizations are absolutely prohibited from directly or indirectly participating in, or intervening in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for elective public office. Contributions to political campaign funds or public statements of position (verbal or written) made on behalf of the organization in favor of or in opposition to any candidate for public office clearly violate the prohibition against political campaign activity. Violation of this prohibition may result in denial or revocation of tax-exempt status and the imposition of certain excise tax.
In general, no organization may qualify for section 501(c)(3) status if a substantial part of its activities is attempting to influence legislation (commonly known as lobbying)…
An organization will be regarded as attempting to influence legislation if it contacts, or urges the public to contact, members or employees of a legislative body for the purpose of proposing, supporting, or opposing legislation, or if the organization advocates the adoption or rejection of legislation.
Activities that are Illegal or Contrary to Public Policy
Violation of constitutionally valid laws is inconsistent with exemption under IRC 501(c)(3). As a matter of trust law, one of the main sources of the general law of charity, planned activities that violate laws are not in furtherance of a charitable purpose…
Thus, all charitable trusts (and by implication all charitable organizations, regardless of their form) are subject to the requirement that their purpose may not be illegal or contrary to public policy.
It is not surprising that these minor details have never concerned any tax exempt organization that supports left-wing liberal-progressives; nor has it kept Democrats from reporting alleged conservative 501C3 violations. For them it is a win-at-any-cost mentality. Honesty, ethics, integrity, honor, the rule-of-law, and the Constitution are just meaningless words to these people. Imagine that … just another bit of proof that liberal progressives only pay lip service to “democracy” in their attempt to destroy our constitutional representative republic and replace it with a “benevolent” Obama-led progressive dictatorship.
I can only hope that my truly “American” democrat friends will wake up to this before it is too late. It would be so nice to someday again live in an America that has FAIR & HONEST Democrats…
~ On Nancy Pelosi’s statement that we need to pass the Health Care Bill to find out what’s in it … please tell me I am not the only one who sees the shear idiocy of this statement! I cannot help but believe that George Washington would have just sat across the table from this moron shaking his head … completely at a loss for words … thinking “We shed the blood of honorable men for this?”
~ As our “impartial” news media is giddily starting to hyperventilate in joy when reporting on a march of perhaps 100,000 pro-amnesty activists on Sunday, March 21, all of us need to remember that amnesty is about keeping 8 million jobs in the hands of illegal aliens and OUT of the hands of unemployed Americans. Actually … maybe President Obama was really referring to illegal aliens when he was promising to save jobs during his campaign. I wonder how many of these illegal aliens voted for Barack Obama with the assistance of ACORN?
~ In responce to the report by ESPN that President Obama plans to ban sport fishing in many of America’s territorial waters, many bloggers who support Obama are now reporting the initial report was a hoax and that ESPN lied. I hope they are right, because according to one report, despite taking only three percent of the saltwater fish harvested each year, the recreational fishing sector creates nearly half the jobs associated with domestic saltwater fisheries. I cannot help but wonder, though, how such a “hoax” of a story got started.
On a more serious note:
My last post titled “If Only God Were Not …” created a real outrage for at least two atheistic bloggers and inspired some pretty venomous comments. I am glad it stirred the pot because that was the intention. While Americans certainly do believe in religious freedom … and we defend the right of its people to practice their religion in peace and security (and that includes the freedom to not believe), America was founded as a nation based on Christian principles. If that were not the case, we would not have had the lines:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness
included in the Declaration of Independence.
We would not have had, after the Revolutionary War, the Founders continuing to hold public days of prayer and appointing chaplains for both Congress and the armed forces.
We would not have had “In God We Trust” on our national currency, “One Nation Under God” in our Pledge of Allegiance, and “LAUS DEO,” which is Latin for “Praise be to God” inscribed on top of the Washington Monument. We would also not have had the Ten Commandments play such a prominent position in the art and architecture of the Supreme Court building.
Sadly enough, in the past, the Supreme court has ruled that the Ten Commandments may be displayed outside on government property but not inside the courthouse. The liberal Supreme Court Justices on the bench at that time relied upon a false interpretation of the doctrine of the separation between church and state.
The 1st Amendment states “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”
The first clause of this Amendment clearly states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.” Notice that, at the same time, it places no restrictions on the states, only on Congress.
The 10th Amendment states “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.” This means that the federal courts actually have no authority to rule in this matter.
It is clear, according to the 1st and 10th amendments, the power to make laws respecting and establishing religion is reserved for the states alone, making both of the Ten Commandments displays that have previously been ruled un-Constitutional and ordered taken down by federal courts … actually not even under their jurisdiction. It is really sad that some members of the Supreme Court clearly do not understand the very Constitution of the United States they have sworn to uphold and protect.
I know … maybe they just don’t have time to read it! You know … like Congress does not have time to read the bills it passes. After all, as Pelosi says, they have to pass them to find out what is in them!
Oh wait … darn … the Constitution is only a few pages long. Surely even our more liberal or secular-minded Supreme Court Justices can find time to read it … unless, of course, they can’t read; and I am sure that is not the case. Could it be they have some kind of political agenda? Of course not. I am just being paranoid!
So … is all this just whining about the “good ole days” gone by? It is my wish to inflict Christianity on those who chose to not believe? Not at all! I do, however, want to be able to say Merry Christmas and to have Christmas be a celebration of the birth of Christ … and not be simply a commercially driven and almost obscene spending spree that you are made to feel guilty if you do not participate in; and that takes many Americans until the following June to recover from. I should be able to have a Cresh on my lawn in Tennessee and not insult some lawyer from the ACLU based in California somewhere, and to not have my children’s religious beliefs insulted or ridiculed in public schools.
Has the Christian majority in this great country simply given up and given in to liberal secularism run amok? I certainly hope not.
We have witnessed over the last several decades the slow but steady shift to a more secular America. What have we gotten from this?
Our children can no longer say the Pledge of Allegiance or mention God’s name in our schools; but they can get free condoms, birth control pills, and abortions without parental consent. And if some members of our government get their way, those abortions will be paid for with tax dollars collected from Christian taxpayers.
Our government wants to ban us from giving a misbehaving child a disciplinary swat on the butt, but wants to hold parents accountable for unruly children. And no … this is not a defense of child abuse!
Our country is in deep financial trouble caused, for the most part, by greed. Greed on the part of many corporate executives, greed on the part of many Wall Steet traders, greed on the part of corrupt government officials like Barney Frank (D – MA), Chris Dodd (D – CT), John Ensign (R-NV), John Murtha (D-PA), Charles Rangel, (D-NY), our Secretary of Treasury Tim Geithner, and others. Could it possibly be that some of the Christian lessons on greed got left out here?
Our current adminsitration’s answer is to put these same people in key positions of power, print more money just as fast as they can, and vote themselves still more money to consolidate their power by buying votes (remember the more recent verison of the Louisana Purchase involving Sen. Mary Landrieu) to push their agendas like big government, socialized healthcare and the eradication of individual rights. What do you think Nancy Pelosi is planning on doing with all that stimulus money (about $500 billion) that has not yet been spent?
I think some of it should be used to buy every Congressman a copy of the Constitution of the United States, a Bible, and a copy of David Ramsey’s book Financial Peace, a non-denominational, common sense, Christian-based approach to financial planning. It sure couldn’t hurt!
Well … Progressives and Liberals have found something else protest … other Protesters. It is amazing to me that the ideology that brought us the Vietnam War protesters, Green Peace, Code Pink, the Million Mom March, gay rights protestors, anti-nuke protestors, anti-Bush protestors, pro-Snail Darter protestors, ACORN, etc, etc, ad nauseum … can’t stand a little competition. So … when regular Americans show up at a town hall meeting to voice (yes … sometimes loudly) their distrust of and anger at the horrible health care reform bill that Obama is determined to ram down America’s throat, left wing leaders call them Nazis, compare them to Timothy McVeigh and hooded KKK members.
I guess this should really come as no surprise … coming from the folks that provided us with these gems:
Of course … to be fair … we all know that most left wing progressive protests are spontaneous; and therefore, certainly have no interest in rocking the political boat! Seriously folks … there simply aren’t any left wing political groups with political agendas and connections; that plan, coordinate, and carry out protests against their political opponents!
Do you want to know what the key point hidden in all this is? The point that most folks have missed in all of this fanfare? It is quite simply this:
Conservatives do not, as a rule, protest. Therefore … if you actually have conservatives angry enought to protest … you might want to take a pretty close look at why!
If socialism works so well, why is Cuba running out of toilet paper?
How is the fact that UPS and FEDEX are doing well … and that the U.S. Postal Service is in trouble … an endorsement for a federal run health care system?
Since the 1017 page House version of the health care reform bill (which amazingly enough, Obama is not familiar with many sections of) is written in some kind of alien form of bureaucratic English that can barely be decoded by earthlings, and therefore is largely open to interpretation; what is wrong with these interpretations:
How do you have a serious discussion about health care insurance reform without discussing:
In the past, I have always considered myself an independent voter who most often leaned toward the Republican side of political issues. That was back when the Republican Party’s platform was built on certain conservative values such as fiscal responsibility and limited government. However, it seems that over the last decade … or maybe since Ronald Reagan … the Republican Party has losts its focus and has simply become just another version of the same incompetent politicians who currently make up the the leftist leadership of the democratic party. Both party’s political leadership simply push their own agendas and self-interests … rather than doing the job we elected them to.
Have you ever noticed that the only real difference between the last Bush administration and the current Obama administration is scale! Do you remember that popular liberal mantra, “Bush Lied, People Died.”
Try “Obama Lied, America died” on for size.
Now … I am neither a Bush fan or a Bush basher. President Bush did some good things while in office and he kept this country safe for almost 8 years. He also made some mistakes … all presidents do. Bush was a moderate Republican and did spend way too much money. That being said, he did love his country and, though we can argue over his methods in hindsight, he did his best to keep it safe from the threat of Islamic terrorism!
However our new Messiah, Obama, is an altogether different story. Obama detests what America stands for and is doing his best to change America into a socialist state modeled on his own peculiar vision of utopia … a two class society with a benevolent, super-rich, liberal elite running things and everyone else living a useful, lower-middle class life according to the dictates of the benevolent left-wing elitists.
That Obama is a product of the radical leftist Chicago machine is nothing new. Have you read his books? Do you remember his chosen friends and/or mentors like Bill Ayers (Terrorist), the Reverend Jeremiah Wright (Black Liberation Theology), Frank Marshall Davis (Marxist), Alice Palmer (Leftist Illinois Senator), Gregory Galluzzo (Saul Alinsky Protege #1), Mike Kruglik (Saul Alinksy Protege #2), and John L McKnight (Saul Alinsky Protege #3).
In fact, Obama said that being tutored by McKnight, Galluzzo and Kruglik was “the best education I ever had, better than anything I got at Harvard Law School.“
The truth is that behind his charming good looks, winning smile, and charismatic manner; Obama is actually a product of the Chicago political machine; a power-hungry politician well-schooled in the Saul Alinsky method of community organization.
Saul Alinsky (a communist) was known as the Godfather of modern community organizing. He taught his followers to manipulate an individual’s self-interest as a lever to seduce people to support their cause.
The beginnings of Saul Alinsky’s modern approach to effective community organizing can be traced to the slums of Chicago’s South Side in the 1930s. Alinsky organized the people who lived in the Back of the Yards, a rough neighborhood Upton Sinclair made famous in his book, The Jungle. It was, as Alinsky stated later in a interview for Playboy Magazine in 1972,
a cesspool of hate: the Poles, Slovaks, Germans, Negroes, Mexicans and Lithuanians all hated each other and all of them hated the Irish, who returned the sentiment in spades.
That was just what Alinsky needed. His goal was not to get the people he organized to love each other, just to work together to help him achieve his goals. Alinsky was once quoted as saying, “to [expletive] your enemies, you’ve first got to seduce your allies.”
Obama learned this lesson very well and used it to win the 2008 Presidential Election.
Do you ever wonder why, despite the growing mountain of evidence of voter fraud and other criminal activities by ACORN, Obama’s administration officials refuse to invistigate this organization’s activities? Did you ever stop to wonder how an idiot like Al Franken got elected a U.S. Senator in the state of Minnesota?
So … the Federal Government simply goes on conducting business as usual … bashing the last administration, making itself bigger, voting itself more power, wastefully spending more and more taxpayer money … then coming after still more of our hard-earned money. They are intruding more and more into our private lives, slowly eroding our Constitutional Rights, and riding roughshod over States Rights. Nothing has really changed except the scope … and the speed at which it is being done.
Liberals used to screech, rant, rave, and yank out their hair when raging about the evils of George Bush … the money spent by the Bush administration. the War in Iraq, the War on Terror, etc.
However, the Bush administration’s spending is dwarfed when compared to the money spent by Obama in just his first year as president. And …we are still in Iraq and getting deeper into Afghanistan. The War on Terror is still on going … we just now call it “The War on Man-Caused Disasters.”
Where is the screech, ranting, raving and yanking of hair now?
President Bush passed Stimulus I which achieved nothing … giving each American family about $600 (or a car payment). Obama passed Stimulus II which, as it turns out, nobody bothered to read … and incidently, while costing us $1 trillion, has failed to stimulate anything except government growth. That’s because it was actually a pork spending bill and not a stimulus bill at all.
The American people might have discovered that truth had this bill actually been read … and not rushed through at breakneck speed (Hey wait … isn’t that happening again … can you say “public healthcare”).
So … we now also have the National Bank of Obama, Obama Motors, … and soon ObamaCare; because, despite the concerns and questions of the majority of the American people, Obama arrogantly stands at the podium and vows that health care reform will pass this year.
I guess this is so that nobody will have a chance to read this legislation either … and discover how bad it actually is!
Patients in countries with socialized medicine already have unbearable tax burders, long waits for routine doctor visits, rationed care, and treatments that are not available because the government can’t afford them. Why do you think Canadians come to the U.S. for treatment when they have serious health issues? Why do you think that people in the U.K. who can afford it purchase private health insurance even though they have “free” healthcare?
So …. what does this have to do with a two party system?
Well, let me tell you! It is like this … To me there is little difference between the leftist Democratic Party and the current Republican Party. They have become slightly different flavors of the same political mess. They have essentially now formed a Democratic/Republican Party. Thats why I am a member of the Independent Party.
Just the other evening I was talking on the phone with Mark DeVol. I had written about Mark in an earlier post on the blog. Mark is running for the U.S. House of Representatives, Third District, Tennessee in the November, 2010 election. Mark and I were discussing this very same topic when Mark stated that he strongly believes in the two party system. He went on to explain saying that he belonged to “the political party that respects the Constitution, the limited role of the Federal Government, the rule of law, and the rights of the individual.” It is because of this belief that Mark is running as an Independent. It seems Mark too, is a member of the Independent Party.
In truth, the Democrat/Republican Party has has simply failed to produce any elected officials with the guts and integrity to fight for a return to a constitutionally-based government; or other important issues such as Securing Our Borders, States Rights, Term Limits, the Fair Tax, Balanced Budget, or Tort Reform.
Mark DeVol is not a politician. He is a local businessman. He is an honest, traditional, conservative American. Like me, Mark believes in the America that was founded on the ideals of individual rights, individual responsibility, the Rule of Law, and Religious Freedom … the America that we are in real danger of losing if Obama gets his way.
Unlike Barack Obama, Mark is the kind of man who will try to do what he says he will do if elected. However, Mark is also a realist … and knows he can’t work miracles. One man cannot change the government! However, if we did get Mark DeVol elected … and … if there are other men like Mark DeVol in other states as well; men who love this country as it was founded; men not bent on transforming our Country into just another failing socialist state like France or Sweden.
What if, using a grassroots approach, we could get some of these other true conservative Americans elected . .. perhaps we could stop this liberal madness … perhaps we could save our Nation from extinction.
For more information about Mark DeVol, please visit www.devol2010.com