Sunday, April 12, 2015

Liberty or Death

By John Porter

One reader asked me yesterday, quote: "Mr. Porter, why do you write about Liberty or Freedom so much."  I do realize that I seem to write in the defense of Liberty a lot.

Human life is one long struggle for Freedom. People struggle individually for Freedom from different personal things in their lives. You have your personal struggles and I have mine. But there is a Freedom that is paramount in importance to our personal ones. It is the one Freedom which binds us all together. It is Freedom from the bondage of another individual or the bondage of a big overbearing government. It is the Freedom of living the way you desire to live and the Freedom to pursue that desire without causing harm to another or their property. If we find ourselves without this Freedom, none other matters. Death would be better than suffering the consequences of the loss of this Liberty.

The citizens of the thirteen American Colonies were delivered from the human bondage of an overbearing King and his government with our long and bloody fight for independence from England. Citizens of the United States were delivered from human bondage of other citizens with our long and bloody Civil War. My writings on this subject are efforts on my part to hopefully help Americans see that we are allowing ourselves to once again fall into bondage to a large, all powerful and overbearing Federal Government by continuing to elect (hire) people to serve us in Washington who believe it should be just that.

We hear candidates for Congress and the Presidency say things like, "Our government needs to be more efficient and streamlined." I believe it must be drastically reduced in size and scope of power by abolishing several departments entirely.

We hear much talk about, "A do nothing Congress," because no laws are passed or no new programs introduced. I would like to see a "do something" Congress also, such as, do put a freeze on any new laws and do repeal a great many we now have.

As a wise gentleman running for the Presidency once said, "My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them. It is not to inaugurate new programs, but to cancel old ones that do violence to the Constitution, or that have failed in their purpose, or impose on the people an unwarranted financial burden."

Our Constitution, as we all know, is being shredded. I believe every action taken by our Congress or the President should first be determined whether it is Constitutionally permissible before whether it is needed is even considered.

Our Freedom is in our hands. We are the caretakers of it, not only for ourselves, the living, but for those yet born generations who will follow. If the burning desire for it is not in our hearts we will surely lose it.
     
In 1944, Judge Learned Hand said, "Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; if it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it." So in answer to my email friend's question; I am doing the very best I can to rekindle the flame of Liberty in the hearts of those who may have lost it, and keep it alive in those whom yet it flickers.

I ask that you assist in the effort and forward to all you can in any manner you choose.

May God bless and keep you.

Until next time.

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Socialism in America

By James King
jkingantiquearms@bellsouth.net

Parts of my articles on Socialism in America posted below.

Abraham Lincoln is the father of American Socialism. The 1st overthrow of the U.S. Government occurred 1860-1865 by Abraham Lincoln and his Socialist "Band of Brothers. It has been kept from the American History books everything concerning Lincoln 's Socialist connections. His Assistant Secretary of War Charles A. Dana was an avowed Socialist who had been to Europe prior to the war and met Karl Marx.  New research has resulted in a book "Red Republicans and Lincoln Marxist's". Lincoln changed America from a Republic to a Socialist Democracy. All the facts and data including names is far too much to post here. Marx sent thousands of European Socialists to serve in the Union army including officers (I have their names A thru Z). They were participants in the 1848 failed Socialist revolution in Europe and assisting in a Socialist war against the Southern states in America kept the Socialist dream of Karl Marx alive. The Constitutional Federal Republic established by America 's founding fathers who were primarily Southern gentlemen from Virginia died on April 9, 1865 at Appomattox Virginia and America became a Socialist Democracy. Obama is continuing to expand the Socialism that Lincoln started and FDR incorporated into the New Deal (Raw Deal) of the 1930’s.

Confederate soldiers fought to preserve the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and government of the people, by the people, and for the people. Lincoln 's Gettysburg Address was a lie and no more than poetry from the lips of a lawyer. After the failed Socialist revolution of 1848 in Europe thousands of German Socialists came to New York City and joined with American Socialists and various radicals and fanatics to form the Republican Party in 1854.  The Republican Party from 1854 to 1877 was what the Democratic party is today-- Socialist and anti-Christian. Karl Marx helped them plan the American Civil War and set up the Ft. Sumter incident so war could be blamed on the South.

Confederate General Robert E. Lee accurately predicted the result of the North's Socialist victory---"The consolidation of the Republic into a vast empire means that America will be aggressive abroad and despotic at home".
 
The recent research that resulted in the book "Red Republicans And Lincoln Marxists" tells the story of the Socialist overthrow of the American Republic from 1848 thru 1865 and the expansion of Federal power and loss of individual liberty and freedom that has occurred over the past 150 years. Obama is finishing what Socialist and Atheist Abraham Lincoln started--the expansion of Federal power and total Federal control over the American people. Once sovereign states are now little more than glorified administrative districts submissive and answerable to a central imperial power in Washington D.C.



Socialism in America has occurred in 3 steps.  1.-The Political Transformation from Republic to Socialist Democracy in 1865 following Southern surrender. 2.-The Economic Phase in 1913 with the establishment of the Federal Reserve, Income Tax and Election of State Senators  3.-The Cultural Revolution of the 1960's era. Socialist Abraham Lincoln is the father of American Socialism. The Republican Party from 1854 to 1877 was what the Democratic Party is today—Socialist and Atheist. Lincoln was both a Socialist and an Atheist. In the 1930’s the U.S. Communist Party had Lincoln-Lenin parades in New York City.

No Confederate was ever tried for treason. The North attempted to try Jefferson Davis but several Special prosecutors declined and it was determined that the case should be dropped.
 
Salmon Chase, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in 1865 told the Republican Cabinet of Radicals at the time this:
“Should you persist in your endeavor to bring to trial ANY of the former Confederate Representatives of that Government or ANY of its former Military Personnel charging them with Treason against the United States Government, That which YOU won on the Battlefield will be LOST in a Court of Law.”
In other words, the Sovereign States of the South, under the Provisions granted them under the 10th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, Had EVERY RIGHT TO SECEDE. After this statement or ruling Jefferson Davis and his family were released from PRISON where they had been held since being captured by the Federals!

"If you bring these leaders to trial, it will condemn the North, for by the Constitution, secession is not a rebellion. His [Jefferson Davis] capture was a mistake. His trial will be a greater one. We cannot convict him of treason."
-- Salmon P. Chase, Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court, 1867

"The cause in which we are engaged is the cause of the advocacy of rights to which we were born, those for which our fathers of the Revolution bled - the richest inheritance that ever fell to man, and which it is our sacred duty to transmit untarnished to our children. Upon us is devolved the high and holy responsibility of preserving the Constitutional liberty of a free government."
President Jefferson Davis, June 1, 1861 - Spotswood Hotel, Richmond, Virginia

The principle for which we contended (States’ Rights”) is bound to reassert it's self, though it may be at another time and in another form.
—Former Confederate President Jefferson Davis

"Never teach your children to say that their fathers' were wrong in their efforts to maintain the sovereignty, freedom and independence which was their birthright"
---Jefferson Davis.


"As H.L. Menken wrote about the Gettysburg Address in “Smart Set” in 1920:
'It is poetry, not logic; beauty, not sense. Think of the argument in it. Put it into the cold words of everyday. The doctrine is simply this: that the Union soldiers who died at Gettysburg sacrificed their lives to the cause of self-determination — “that government of the people, by the people, for the people,” should not perish from the earth. It is difficult to imagine anything more untrue. The Union soldiers in that battle actually fought against self-determination; it was the Confederates who fought for the right of their people to govern themselves. What was the practical effect of the battle of Gettysburg ? What else than the destruction of the old sovereignty of the States, i.e., of the people of the States? The Confederates went into battle free; they came out with their freedom subject to the supervision and veto of the rest of the country — and for nearly twenty years that veto was so effective that they enjoyed scarcely more liberty, in the political sense, than so many convicts in the penitentiary.'....Finally, the final outcome of the Civil War did not usher in “a new birth of freedom.” It did quite the opposite. It consolidated federal power, neutered the 9th and 10th Amendments and gave birth to the fascist system and the imperial presidency under which we now suffer."

Friday, April 03, 2015

Spirit of Liberty

To: Americans everywhere:

I would like to ask if you would just sit with me somewhere in a quiet place, erase any political party agenda completely from our thoughts, think and speak honestly and truthfully about something for a few moments only as free American people, namely the Spirit of Liberty, the sacred tie that binds us together.

What is spirit? Webster's Dictionary: breath, courage, vigor, the soul, life; the thinking, motivating, feeling part of man, often as distinguished from the body.

What is Liberty? Webster's Dictionary: Freedom from any form of arbitrary control; the sum of rights and exemptions possessed in common by the people of a community or state; exemption from compulsion.
        
The spirit of Liberty has to be in the hearts and minds of the people. Individual Liberty will only be preserved as long as there is devotion to freedom, expressed in the hearts and actions of the people. Our desire for Individual Liberty must be stronger than those who desire to turn us into their subjects under the arbitrary control of government.

This American experiment in people being individually free and governing themselves is unique in all the history of man, because it places Individual Liberty above all other forms of government.

In 1775 Alexander Hamilton said, "The sacred rights of mankind are not to be looked for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself, and can never be erased." It has been said, "History moves toward freedom because the desire for freedom is written in every human heart." I ask you, why on earth are we allowing our Liberty to be taken from us? Have we let our hearts grow void of the desire to remain free and just willingly give up our God-given right to think and act for ourselves without government dictating to us how we should live our lives? Have we lost our Spirit of Liberty?

The current state of corruption, the lies, deception and incompetence in our government, the seemingly uncaring, uninterested, too busy attitude of a great many people does not bode well for our future as a free Republic. However, as someone has said, "We can look back on the past 240 years with the utmost pride and amazement at what this unlikely nation has achieved; and this was due to nothing but the fertile ground of the Spirit of Liberty within the people.

The Constitution of government, as vital as it is when followed, will never be a substitute for staving off oppression as will the Constitution (spirit) of the people. If we are to keep our freedom, it must come from the people's Spirit of Liberty.

Let us together resolve to rekindle that spirit before it is too late to have an effect.

Please forward to all you can by any means you wish.

Until next time;

John Porter
Harrison, Arkansas

johnporter1939@cox.net

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Why continue to battle Socialism


From: John Porter
To: Americans everywhere

As you may or may not be aware, I write and email to over 7,000 people all across the United States, and a great many of those people forward it to their email lists. I am asked by many, "what drives you to continue writing when it seems it does no good." Well, I firmly believe it does a lot of good, just not in giant leaps. Why do I believe that? I believe it because history bears out that it has worked before. Besides my undying love for the United States of America, I must give credit to Samuel Adams for my inspiration to never quit doing what I do. Below are 25 words spoken by him which will drive me to continue until all the breath has left my body.

“It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather a . . . tireless minority, keen on setting brush fires of freedom in the minds of men.”– Samuel Adams...Who was Samuel Adams?

Samuel Adams was an American statesman, political philosopher, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. As a politician in colonial Massachusetts, Adams was a leader of the movement that became the American Revolution, and was one of the architects of the principles of American republicanism that shaped the political culture of the United States. He was a second cousin to President John Adams.

Born in Boston, Adams was brought up in a religious and politically active family. A graduate of Harvard College, he was an unsuccessful businessman and tax collector before concentrating on politics. As an influential official of the Massachusetts House of Representatives and the Boston Town Meeting in the 1760s, Adams was a part of a movement opposed to the British Parliament's efforts to tax the British American colonies without their consent. His 1768 Massachusetts Circular Letter calling for colonial non-cooperation prompted the occupation of Boston by British soldiers, eventually resulting in the Boston Massacre of 1770. To help coordinate resistance to what he saw as the British government's attempts to violate the British Constitution at the expense of the colonies, in 1772 Adams and his colleagues devised a committee of correspondence system, which linked like-minded Patriots throughout the Thirteen Colonies. Continued resistance to British policy resulted in the 1773 Boston Tea Party and the coming of the American Revolution.

After Parliament passed the Coercive Acts in 1774, Adams attended the Continental Congress in Philadelphia, which was convened to coordinate a colonial response. He helped guide Congress towards issuing the Continental Association in 1774, the Declaration of Independence in 1776, and helped draft the Articles of Confederation and the Massachusetts Constitution. Adams returned to Massachusetts after the American Revolution, where he served in the state senate and was eventually elected governor.  Accounts written in the 19th century praised him as someone who had been steering his fellow colonists towards independence long before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War.
     
Samuel Adams didn't just say these 25 words, he lived them. I am asking you to help me and let's all live them too.

“It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather a . . . tireless minority, keen on setting brush fires of freedom in the minds of men.”–

Until next time, may God bless and keep you.

John Porter
Harrison, Arkansas
johnporter1939@cox.net








Tuesday, March 10, 2015

MARCH 9, 1933: THE DAY THAT THE REPUBLIC BECAME AN EMPIRE


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An empire is characterized as an artificial state consisting of unlike peoples and forcibly held together by the authoritarian rule of the state, usually embodied in the person of an emperor. 

The revolution to overthrow the American constitutional republic that was begun by Lincoln was effectively finished on March 9, 1933 with FDR's enactment of the "Emergency War Powers Act."  The Act ascribes to the president the unfettered authority to write law by imperial edict all by himself with the stroke of a pen... without approval of Congress.  This act made executive orders the "law of the land."

Since that time, the Emergency War Powers Act of 1933 has been used to rob the American people of their liberties under the "color of law" and has created the unconstitutional dictatorship which currently exists under both Democrat and Republican administrations alike.  Examples of the thousands of executive orders which have destroyed American liberty are:  seizure of private property, confiscation of billions of dollars worth of gold from Americans, amnesty for illegal aliens, illegal surveillance of American citizens, militarization of law enforcement, authorization for FEMA to confiscate weapons and round up citizens in detention camps. 



One might ask the question, "How was an Emergency WAR Powers Act passed when we weren't at war?"  World War II did not even begin for another six years, and these united States did not enter WWII for another eight years after enactment of the new law.  This was done under the guise of the "war" against the Great Depression, just as so many other American liberties have been stolen during federal "wars" against "poverty," "illiteracy," "drugs," "crime," "terror," and so on and so on, ad nauseam. These "wars" by the government are never intended to eradicate what they propose to fight but are only intended to increase governmental power and reduce American liberty.  And of course, even though the Great Depression ended nearly a century ago, the Act has never been repealed; it is still in use by presidents today.

To be sure, the effort to completely convert America to an empire is still being finalized in minutia today; but it was effectively completed on March 9, 1933, for the federal leviathan now purports to have the authority to do whatever it wishes solely by imperial decree.  Just ask President Obama... or President Bush... or whoever happens to be in office at the moment.

  Ray McBerry is the president of Ray McBerry Enterprises, Inc. which owns KBN Television and serves as a public relations firm for select clients.  He is a father, television host of "Georgia First," former Republican candidate for governor, and has been generally recognized as the leading spokesman for the Tenth Amendment and States' Rights in Georgia for more than a decade.  He still takes occasional speaking engagements and continues to write and speak out on radio and television for the Cause of liberty.  He has appeared on FOX News, CNN, HLN, MSNBC, and many other stations to defend States' Rights. 

NOT Atlanta... NOT Washington... but GEORGIA FIRST!

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Sunday, March 08, 2015

Common Core State Standards


From: John Porter
To: Americans Everywhere

WHAT ARE COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS?

In all the history of man, every free nation which has been taken over by someone with a desire to be an absolute ruler, or a group with that same evil desire being led by some individual at the helm, there have always been two things which MUST, and did, happen. 

(1) Gain control, up front, of the vast majority of the public news media outlets, thus controlling the minds and thinking of the adults, effectively dismantling most current opposition.

(2) Start forming the minds and thinking of all school children, thus molding the thinking and gaining control of the coming generations, in other words, the dismantling of individual thinking and initiative. The most glaring examples are Russia, Germany, China, Cuba, and North Korea among others.
       
We all have been witness to the implementation of Number 1 over the past few years. The implementation of number 2 is now almost completed. It is called Common Core State Standards in our American education system.
       
A great many people in our government think that whatever they happen to know and believe, everybody else should be REQUIRED to know and believe.
       
In education, what has been assumed that everybody should be required to know and believe is called “the core.” The responsibility for teaching the core has always been divvied up between teachers of math, language, arts, social studies, and science. The teachers all being directed by local school boards elected by the citizens of that local community.
       
Socialistic, big government motivated interests, argued that the core was being sloppily taught, and organized a behind the scenes campaign to “super-standardize” it. Their work has been given the name, COMMON CORE “STATE” STANDARDS. The word "State" is to hide the fact that it is driven by Federal Government policymakers in Washington D. C. Thus far it has been federally shoved, and adopted, into every state except Alaska, Nebraska, Texas, and Virginia. Also Oklahoma, Indiana and South Carolina at first adopted it and have now voted to withdraw. Minnesota has adopted some parts of it, but not all.
       
This has been done without sufficient public dialogue or feedback from experienced public educators, no research, no pilot or experimental programs…..no evidence at all that such a thing created by unnamed people attempting to standardize what’s taught is a good idea. It is in fact, a very bad idea. It gives our Federal Government the power to mold the mind and thinking of our children.
        
The word “standards” gets an approving nod from the public (and a lot of educators) because it means “performance that meets a standard.” However, I submit to you, it also means “like everybody else,” and standardizing the thinking of minds is what the Common Core State Standards try to do. Those who support the Standards will try to sell the first meaning, while the Standards actually deliver the second meaning. It is very cunning, don’t you think?
       
The government forming Standardized minds is straying as far from a Constitutional Republic’s values as it is possible to stray. The foundation of the United States of America is the freedom of individual thinking and initiative.

Besides those states which have already voted to repeal it, there are groups forming in many other states to petition their legislatures for repeal of this terrible injustice to freedom. Also Iowa Senator, Chuck Grassley, has been trying to stop funding in Washington in an effort to kill it. Your support is needed where ever you can lend it. I urge you to get involved in your state. If you don't live in one of the aforementioned states it has already happened to you, and you probably didn't even know it.

May God bless America.

Please forward this to all you can.

Until next time:

Your friend in freedom;

John Porter
Harrison, Arkansas
johnporter1939@cox.net

Monday, February 23, 2015

Conservative Sheep, Neocon Shepherds


Nelson Hultberg

In 1919, Rudyard Kipling wrote in The Gods of the Copybook Headings, "As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man / That...the Sow returns to her Mire / And the burnt Fool's bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire."

Likewise, it appears that conservatives return to their disastrous past policies. In outlining his foreign policy plans for America, Jeb Bush recently stated, "I love my father and my brother...But I am my own man - and my views are shaped by my own thinking and own experiences." He went on to say, "I won't talk about the past. I'll talk about the future."

What does this mean in actual foreign policy goals and actions? As reported by Chris Stirewalt at Fox News, the foreign policy team being formed by Jeb Bush "is not just very much George W. Bush's, but includes two of the most controversial figures from [the] invasion of Iraq, former Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz and former National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley. Short of including Dick Cheney, this is the strongest possible indication that Bush is embracing his brother's foreign policy."

"Feels like old times," reports Stierwalt. "Other core players from the George W. Bush administration on the team include former Homeland Security secretaries Tom Ridge and Michael Chertoff, former intelligence bosses Porter Goss, John Negroponte and Michael Hayden."

How many conservatives, other than Jeb Bush, are also of this mindset? How many are itching to get bogged down again in the Mideast cauldron with ground troops taking on ISIS? John Kasich of Ohio, for one, states in the Washington Post that he supports sending U.S. ground forces to fight the Islamic State: "You will not solve this problem with only air power." Will Chris Christie be strong enough to reject such herd thinking? Hardly. He's the personification of an establishment sycophant.

Paul, Cruz, and Walker

Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and Scott Walker will surely not stand for this myopic rehash of Bush Doctrine interventionism. But neocons control the GOP both ideologically and financially. To become the nominee, a candidate must acquiesce to the neoconservative worldview. This is why all prospective nominees (even Paul, Cruz, and Walker), when discussing the illegal immigration problem, state that they support "opening up a path to citizenship" for the illegals. What else is this but amnesty for over 20 million illegals? What else is this but acquiescence to the neocon controllers of the party? Prospective nominees realize that such a stand is mandatory if they are to win the nomination of a party controlled by "pro-amnesty" neocons. Will the same acquiescent attitude also govern Paul, Cruz, and Walker on foreign policy?

One certainly hopes not, but the desire to win the nomination is a fire that burns obsessively in the bellies of every presidential aspirant. Such an obsessive fire, far too often, destroys the principles of all aspirants who eventually cater to the ideological and financial partisans of the GOP hierarchy, i.e., the powerful intellectuals, bankers, and corporate moguls, who dominate the Washington-Wall Street axis.

This hierarchy is "interventionist" through and through, and it will turn most GOP aspirants into dancing puppets. Watch over this next year as the GOP nomination seekers drift closer and closer into acquiescence to the neocon worldview on immigration, welfarism, and a police-the-world foreign policy.

It's disgusting because this has been going on for over 40 years now, and nothing ever changes. When do the lights come on in conservative heads? When do they come to grips with the need to form an alternative political party if we are to save the country?

Those who refuse to see this, and insist it is a mandatory rule of politics that we must "always work within the GOP," don't understand that their rule is only a slogan with no rationality to back it up. They have become part of the problem, not the solution. They have become the equivalent to Lenin's "useful idiots" for the neocon dictatorship being insidiously formed around us.

There's a saying in Las Vegas that casino owners "send cabs for the gullible sheep." Well, neocons do the same for Republicans who preach the myth that we "must always stay within the GOP and try to take it over with new conservative legislators."

Vegas casino owners love the sheep who come to gamble because they know the game is rigged in the casinos' favor. And likewise the neocon hierarchy loves conservatives who preach "eternal love for the GOP" because it knows the party is rigged in its favor. The hierarchy has the power to buy off (or discourage from running again) 90% of new libertarian and conservative legislators sent to reform Washington.

Buying Off the Patriots

If you doubt that 90% of libertarians and conservatives are bought off or discouraged from running again by the neocon hierarchy, consider this: In 1991, the Republican Liberty Caucus was formed, consisting of libertarian and conservative congressmen to fight for free-markets and restoration of the Republic as the Founders envisioned. In the first three years the RLC had about 25-30 members in the House of Representatives out of 435. Today they have 36 members.

If the strategy of taking over the Republican Party by sending new libertarian and conservative legislators to Washington has any validity, why has the RLC not grown to 200 members by now? Every election year, scores of new candidates win office who could be classified as strong patriots. Let's say 30-40 every two years. Why has all this new blood not translated into firm control of the GOP? At least 400 new conservatives and libertarians have been sent to Washington in the last 24 years. Why have we only increased the RLC membership by 8 during this time?

The answer is obvious to those who are perceptive and grasp the frailties of human nature: Out of the 400 new libertarian and conservative representatives we sent to Washington over the past 24 years who remained in Congress, only 36 had the strength of mind to stand firm on principle. Only 36 were possessed of the integrity of Ron Paul. Many got discouraged and went home. But of those who remained most capitulated to the enticements of fame, power, popularity, access to more campaign contributions, and ease of re-election that the neocon hierarchy promises to all incoming legislators who play ball with them by "modifying" their principles and easing away from hard core insistence on free-market capitalism. In other words, they got bought off. 

The lure of power and wealth has been corrupting men since time began. Do our conservative pundits believe that somehow human nature can be dramatically changed and politicians will no longer seek gratification of their egos? That such politicians will not cross over the aisle to do the neocons' bidding in order to gain more power and wealth? Do those activists in the Tea Party believe such nonsense?

Of course not. Why then are so many conservative pundits and activists preaching that "we must always remain within the Republican Party?" Why are so many ignoring history and human nature? Why are they not checking deeper into their arguments to make sure they are subscribing to truth, instead of succumbing to slogans? Isn't this what rational men do in disputes of monumental importance?

Unfortunately our pundits and activists have abandoned reason and are more interested in slogans. Consequently, the neocon hierarchy continues to bamboozle the Republican rank and file with the old communist agitprop that "one must never doubt the widsom of the party."

Thus conservative sheep remain loyal to the GOP and, in doing so, enable their neocon shepherds to relentlessly centralize government in Washington while perpetuating military interventionism around the globe. Strong minded patriots would revolt, not readily acquiesce to unconditional "love for the Party."

They Don't Think

Hitler told his Nazi followers: "How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think." Ditto with the neocons. How fortunate for them that so many conservatives don't think. Don't observe history. Don't grasp the flaws of human nature. Don't understand the evil of appeasement. Don't muster the courage to revolt. How fortunate for the neocons that so many conservative pundits refuse to leave the flock and continue to play the lackey to their neocon masters. How fortunate that so many are so soft and undiscerning.

America is descending into despotism because of the softness of conservative pundits and activist sheep. My message is this:

What will you tell your grandchildren when they have grown up amidst vicious tyranny and ask you, "why didn't you oppose the neocons when we still had a chance to save freedom? Why didn't you revolt? Why didn't you break from the GOP? Why would you continue for forty, fifty, sixty years to tolerate the constant 'crossing of the aisle' by conservative legislators you sent to Washington? Why would you continue to support a party hierarchy that bought off or scared off 90% of the freedom advocates you sent to reform the system? Why would you continue to tolerate collectivists who relentlessly expanded their power every year, yet soothed you every election with embarrassing lies claiming that they stood for freedom? Why didn't you revolt, Grandfather, when we still had time?"


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Nelson Hultberg is a freelance scholar/writer in Dallas, Texas and the Director of Americans for a Free Republic www.afr.org. He has a BA degree in Economics from Beloit College in Wisconsin. His articles have appeared over the past twenty years in such publications as The Dallas Morning News, American Conservative, Insight, Liberty, The Freeman, and The Social Critic, as well as on numerous Internet sites such as Capitol Hill Outsider, Conservative Action Alerts, Daily Paul, Canada Free Press, and The Daily Bell. He is the author of The Golden Mean: Libertarian Politics, Conservative Values. Email: nelshultberg (at) aol.com