Skip to comments.Insanity: Socialists, communists serving in Congress
Posted on 06/10/2005 5:38:07 AM PDT by gregwest
Bernie Sanders is an open socialist. This "independent" representative for the state of Vermont who serves in the U.S. House of Representatives is also is a member of the "Progressive Caucus" along with dozens of members of Congress. This is just another communist front-group passing itself off as a "choice for the people." What rubbish.
There's no question Hillary Clinton is a Marxist if you understand the subject matter. In the past, both Bill and Hillary have been generous donors to the Institute for Policy Studies, a subversive organization vigorously investigated by the FBI.
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I thought the ACLU was bad. The IPS is really a very dangerous, radical group!
He is not! He's nothing more than a progressive democrat! No less than Howard Dean said so, and he's a Doctor! And he is also the head of the whole Democrat party!
One of them used to be "my" congressman (I never voted for him), Tom "hit and run" Lantos.
Socialism in America is alive, well, and growing. Aided by such influential Congressmen as John Conyers, Ranking Member of the House Judicial Committee, David Bonior, the pit-bull-dog who successfully whipped Newt, Maxine Waters, the President's outspoken defender in the impeachment debates, and nearly 60 other Representatives, socialism is advancing in America behind the "Progressive" label. Here are a few excerpts taken directly from the web page of the Democratic Socialists of America. (Italicized emphasis provided)
"The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is the largest socialist organization in the United States, and the principal U.S. affiliate of the Socialist International. DSA's members are building progressive movements for social change while establishing an openly socialist presence in American communities and politics.
"At the root of our socialism is a profound commitment to democracy, as means and end. We are activists committed not only to extending political democracy but to demanding democratic empowerment in the economy, in gender relations, and in culture. Democracy is not simply one of our political values but our means of restructuring society. Our vision is of a society in which people have a real voice in the choices and relationships that affect the entirety of our lives. We call this vision democratic socialism - a vision of a more free, democratic and humane society.
We are socialists because we share a vision of a humane international social order based both on democratic planning and market mechanisms to achieve equitable distribution of resources, meaningful work, a healthy environment, sustainable growth, gender and racial equality, and non-oppressive relationships."
Here is what "Liberty" looks like to a socialist:
"A democratic commitment to a vibrant pluralist life assumes the need for a democratic, responsive, and representative government to regulate the market, protect the environment, and ensure a basic level of equality and equity for each citizen. In the 21st century, such regulation will increasingly occur through international, multilateral action. But while a democratic state can protect individuals from domination by inordinately powerful, undemocratic transnational corporations, people develop the social bonds that render life meaningful only through cooperative, voluntary relationships. Promoting such bonds is the responsibility of socialists and the government alike.
"The social welfare programs of government have been for the most part positive, if partial, responses to the genuine social needs of the great majority of Americans. The dismantling of such programs by conservative and corporate elites in the absence of any alternatives will be disastrous. Abandoning schools, health care, and housing, for example, to the control of an unregulated free market magnifies the existing harsh realities of inequality and injustice."
The action agenda posted on the socialists' web site very closely parallels Agenda 21, and the recommendations of the President's Council on Sustainable Development. The web site boasts the creation of the "Progressive Caucus" in Congress, as well as the coalition that is working to promote the socialist agenda in Congress.
Congressional Members of the
Rep Earl Hilliard (AL-07)
Progressive Coalition supporting socialist agenda
| Americans for Democratic Action
Campaign for America's Future
Campaign for New Priorities
Center for the Advancement of Public Policy
Center of Concern
Coalition on Human Needs
Demilitarization for Democracy
50 Years is Enough Network
Friends of the Earth
Fund for New Priorities in America
Institute for Policy Studies
Institute for Women's Policy Research
International Labor Rights Fund
National Jobs for All Coalition
National Organization for Women
National Priorities Project
NETWORK: A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby
Preamble Center for Public Policy
Public Citizen, email: Public Citizen
United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America
United for a Fair Economy
Washington Chapter Alliance for Democracy
Women, Law and Development
National Council of La Raza
The Campaign for Health Security
Leadership Conference on Civil Rights
Friends Committee on National Legislation
Center for Defense Information
Council for a Livable World
| Citizens for Tax Justice
U.S. Campaign to Ban Landmines
Human Rights Watch
Americans for a Sustainable Economy
National Education Association
USA Network for Habitat II
National Council of Negro Women
Center for Law and Social Policy
Witness for Peace
Children's Defense Fund
Child Welfare League
National Black Child Development Institute
Economic Policy Institute
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare
Defenders of Wildlife
Veterans for Peace
National Rainbow Coalition
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
National Association of Public Hospitals
National Council of Senior Citizens
Long-Term Care Campaign
Center for Responsive Politics
Latin American Working Group
This particular coalition consists of social organizations that work hand-in-hand with other coalitions such as BIONET, CITNET, ECONET, PEACENET, the Climate Action Network (CAN), and others. All are connected through IGC-APC (Institute for Global Communications, and the Association of Progressive Communications). Virtually all of these organizations, including the Democratic Socialists of America, have web sites hosted by IGC-APC.
The policy gains that have been made in recent years on both the international and domestic fronts are largely the result of the communications capability of these organizations. Freedom.org was conceived more than five years ago to provide similar communications capability to organizations that are not socialists. The Property Rights Congress will be pioneering that new capability. Non-socialist organizations are far behind, and have much catching-up to do.
Know your Enemy.
So what is the surprise? people can vote for whoever they want. it ain't illegal.
I remember hearing some guy who used to be a 60's leftist on talk radio. He has since converted to conservatism.
He said that long ago the crypto-Bolsheviks and Communists who now dominate the Democrat Party learned they couldn't get lected as COmmunists, Socialists, etc, openly, so they assumed the name of Democrat, took that party over and run it now.
Leahy and Bella Abzug come to mind.
I agree with this, but the author makes no attempt to back his statement up, other than to mention that she contributed to a subversice organization.
IMO, demonstrating the truth of it could be the one thing that would let us avoid having her as president.
RE, your post # 5, the "Progressive Caucus" surely has the sound and feel of a socialist or communist entity, considering the use of the word in 20th century politics, but can that be demonstrated clearly and concisely?
We are socialists because we share a vision of a humane international social order based both on democratic planning and market mechanisms to achieve equitable distribution of resources, meaningful work, a healthy environment, sustainable growth, gender and racial equality, and non-oppressive relationships.
Hillary's push to nationalize 1/6th of the US economy (health care) as an unelected, unaccountable official should be sufficient evidence to establish her socialist credentials. "By their works ye shall know them."
And then there are the semi-intelligent Communists (er, I mean 'socialists'... er, make that 'progressives'), like HRC, who realize they are outgunned, and want to introduce Communism (er, I mean socialism... er, make that 'universal health care' and 'job security') step by step. Hell, old Hitlary and her elitist cabal might very well lose control of a real revolution! But they gladly tolerate the old school revolutionaries, because they make them look moderate by comparison.
HAR HAR HAR!!!
Reminds me of those '7 year plans' Russia kept announcing back in the 50's.
A planned economy is an affront to the Rights of humankind, Reason, the known laws of nature and the God behind that Reason and those laws. Planned -- by whom, precisely? Most here know the A.N.S.W.E.R. to that!
I'm in California and I'd like to offer up the A-Team of politics. May I present to you the lovely Rep Maxine Waters (CA-35) and her partner in democratic socialism, the tight-faced Rep Nancy Pelosi (CA-08).
You can stop reading right there. The big WHO DETERMINES WHAT AND HOW MUCH IS EQUITABLE is all that you have to ask.
Free markets to these people is like holy water and sunshine to a vampire.
I'm still trying to figure out what the big deal is, too.
There are lots of people in Congress whose politics I don't like (many of them are within the Republican party).
Unless we're going to start requiring some sort of "ideological purity test" before a hopeful can run for office, there will always be socialists in our government. Free country, and all.
Of course people can vote for whoever they want but the big deal is that socialists by ideology are an enemy to the very principles of the Constitution. This is not to say that they haven't been helped along by some so called Conservatives or the GOP at times. I have often wondered why people are in fact democratically electing tyranny over liberty? The problem is what will the world be like once all the people are "contained" by "social" dependence? Do you believe your life or future generations of people will be better off? Just a bit unnerving to me and the thought of what the future brings
I suppose the people are trying to vote that the property of others be used for themselves or given to themselves, or they are trying to vote for security or even for whatever good cause (social justice, the environment, etc.) politicians may tell them that the power of the state may be used in the service of.
The Constitution does not give the federal government power to do any of these things, but the federal government has been outside of its boundaries for so many years now, that I can only think that our current freedom is now at its consent, instead of its power being at ours.
The trouble with giving the state awesome power to do good is that it can use that same power to do evil. As Mr. Hayek said, we should not sacrifice our principles for expediency. Having successfully taken power not given it, government still has the Bill of Rights to contend with, but our politicians are doing what they can to smooth that problem over. CFR comes to mind, as does proposed regulation of the internet. Not to mention RKBA. I'm sure that back in the 1700's McCain and the rest of the GOP, in their quest for egalitarianism, would happily have tried to censor handbills, posters, the Federalist Papers, and whatever means of communications existed then.
I do think McCain to be an honest man for the most part, doing what he thinks is right, travesty though that may be. Bush signed CFR for that matter. A sacrifice of principle for expediency, in my opinion.