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Insanity: Socialists, communists serving in Congress
WorldNetDaily ^ | 6/10/05 | Devvy Kidd

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at worldnetdaily.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: communism; constitution; democracy; government; ips; republic; socialism; thinktanks; us
Good article on how liberal "Think Tanks" are fronts for like-minded individuals bent on undermining liberty and destroying the Republic. The real meat of the article, however, is found if you follow the link to this expose of the Institute for Policy Studies, an organization closely linked to the Clintoons.

http://www.newswithviews.com/Devvy/kidd90.htm

I thought the ACLU was bad. The IPS is really a very dangerous, radical group!

1 posted on 06/10/2005 5:38:07 AM PDT by gregwest
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To: gregwest
Bernie Sanders is an open socialist.

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!

(steely)

2 posted on 06/10/2005 5:50:07 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Fortunately, the Bill of Rights doesn't include the word 'is'.)
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To: gregwest
54 "open Socialists" are serving in our Congress

An American Expat in Southeast Asia

3 posted on 06/10/2005 5:51:57 AM PDT by expatguy (http://laotze.blogspot.com/)
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To: expatguy

One of them used to be "my" congressman (I never voted for him), Tom "hit and run" Lantos.


4 posted on 06/10/2005 5:56:00 AM PDT by Disambiguator (Making accusations of racism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.)
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To: expatguy


Socialism in America

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 reject an international economic order sustained by private profit, alienated labor, race and gender discrimination, environmental destruction, and brutality and violence in defense of the status quo.

    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
Progressive Caucus

Rep Earl Hilliard (AL-07)
Rep Eni Faleomavaega (AS-AL)
Rep Ed Pastor (AZ-02)
Rep Lynn C Woolsey (CA-06)
Rep George Miller (CA-07)
Rep Nancy Pelosi (CA-08)

Rep Fortney "Pete" Stark (CA-13)
Rep Henry A. Waxman (CA-29)
Rep Xavier Becerra (CA-30)
Rep Julian C. Dixon (CA-32)
Rep Esteban Edward Torres (CA-34)
Rep Maxine Waters (CA-35)
Rep George E. Brown (CA-42)
Rep Bob Filner (CA-50)
Rep Diane DeGette (CO-01)
Rep Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC-AL)
Rep Corrine Brown (FL-03)
Rep Carrie P. Meek (FL-17)
Rep Alcee L. Hastings (FL-23)
Rep Cynthia A. McKinney (GA-04)
Rep John Lewis (GA-05)
Rep Neil Abercrombie (HI-01)
Rep Patsy Mink (HI-02)
Rep Jesse Jackson (IL-02)
Rep Luis Gutierrez (IL-04)
Rep Danny Davis (IL-07)
Rep Lane Evans (IL-17)
Rep Julia Carson (IN-10)
Rep John Olver (MA-01)
Rep Jim McGovern (MA-03)
Rep Barney Frank (MA-04)
Rep John Tierney (MA-06)
Rep David Bonior (MI-10)
Rep Lynn N. Rivers (MI-13)
Rep John Conyers (MI-14)
Rep Bennie G. Thompson (MS-02)
Rep Melvin L. Watt (NC-12)
Rep Donald Payne (NJ-10)
Rep Jerrold Nadler (NY-08)
Rep Major Owens (NY-11)
Rep Nydia M. Velazquez (NY-12)
Rep Charles Rangel (NY-15)
Rep Maurice Hinchey (NY-26)
Rep John LaFalce (NY-29)
Rep Marcy Kaptur (OH-09)
Rep Dennis Kucinich (OH-10)
Rep Louis Stokes (OH-11)
Rep Sherrod Brown (OH-13)
Rep Elizabeth Furse (OR-01)
Rep Peter A. DeFazio (OR-04)
Rep Chaka Fattah (PA-02)
Rep William Coyne (PA-14)
Rep Carlos A. Romero-Barcelo (PR-AL)
Rep Robert C. Scott (VA-03)
Rep Bernard Sanders (VT-AL)
Rep James A. McDermott (WA-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

Development GAP

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

Peace Action

Preamble Center for Public Policy

Public Citizen, email: Public Citizen

Stakeholders Alliance

United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America

United for a Fair Economy

Washington Chapter Alliance for Democracy

Working Assets

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

Amnesty International

Human Rights Watch

Americans for a Sustainable Economy

National Education Association

USA Network for Habitat II

Catholic Charities

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

Urban League

Economic Policy Institute

Brookings Institute

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare

Defenders of Wildlife

Veterans for Peace

National Rainbow Coalition

AFL-CIO

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

UNITE

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee

National Association of Public Hospitals

National Council of Senior Citizens

Long-Term Care Campaign

Consumer's Union

Center for Responsive Politics

Latin American Working Group

Public Campaign

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.

5 posted on 06/10/2005 5:58:57 AM PDT by Kozak (Anti Shahada: " There is no God named Allah, and Muhammed is his False Prophet")
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To: gregwest
We all know this, but how do we get the average American who reads only their local paper to understand this? The situation IMO is very serious, I tend to agree with Pat Buchanan in that we are losing the ultimate battle in spite of small victories from time to time. This goes back years, Didn't Herbert Marcuse actually become a fairly high profile person with the OSS? Listening to some of the apparent incompetence's of the CIA I begin to wonder just how subverted we are?
6 posted on 06/10/2005 5:59:04 AM PDT by Archon of the East ("universal executive power of the law of nature")
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To: Kozak

Know your Enemy.


7 posted on 06/10/2005 6:00:14 AM PDT by Kozak (Anti Shahada: " There is no God named Allah, and Muhammed is his False Prophet")
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To: gregwest

So what is the surprise? people can vote for whoever they want. it ain't illegal.


8 posted on 06/10/2005 6:02:46 AM PDT by notigar
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To: Trillian

PING


9 posted on 06/10/2005 6:06:17 AM PDT by Conservative4Life (Blaming GUNS for crimes is like Blaming SPOONS for Rosies morbid obesity....)
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To: gregwest

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.


10 posted on 06/10/2005 6:09:48 AM PDT by ZULU (Fear the government which fears your guns. God, guts, and guns made America great.)
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To: gregwest
"There's no question Hillary Clinton is a Marxist if you understand the subject matter"

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.

11 posted on 06/10/2005 6:12:09 AM PDT by Sam Cree (Democrats are herd animals)
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To: Kozak

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?

Thanks.


12 posted on 06/10/2005 6:20:25 AM PDT by Sam Cree (Democrats are herd animals)
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To: Kozak
That whole thing was nauseating. It amazes me when people buy into this crappola.

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.

13 posted on 06/10/2005 6:32:23 AM PDT by DumpsterDiver
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To: Sam Cree

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."


14 posted on 06/10/2005 6:39:52 AM PDT by gregwest
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To: Sam Cree
Read my tagline. There are basically two kinds of Communists: those who expect a by-the-book Proletarian uprising (which they expect to lead by virtue of having organized 'the masses'.)

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.

15 posted on 06/10/2005 6:40:08 AM PDT by ARepublicanForAllReasons (A socialist is just a communist who happens to be outgunned!)
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To: DumpsterDiver
democratic planning and market mechanisms

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!

16 posted on 06/10/2005 6:48:38 AM PDT by ARepublicanForAllReasons (A socialist is just a communist who happens to be outgunned!)
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To: ARepublicanForAllReasons
Planned -- by whom, precisely?

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).

17 posted on 06/10/2005 6:55:42 AM PDT by DumpsterDiver
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To: ZULU
The guy in the '60's who was liberal then is conservative now if he just maintains his views. The conservatives got soft and the liberals are Marxist now. JFK would be a right-winger if he stayed the course and was alive today.

There were socialists in the '60's alright but seldom got elected. They were the fringe element then, but mainstream now.
18 posted on 06/10/2005 7:12:39 AM PDT by Final Authority
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To: DumpsterDiver
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,

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.

19 posted on 06/10/2005 7:19:04 AM PDT by mc5cents
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To: notigar

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.


20 posted on 06/10/2005 1:31:31 PM PDT by highball
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To: highball

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


21 posted on 06/10/2005 2:25:53 PM PDT by Archon of the East ("universal executive power of the law of nature")
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To: Archon of the East
"I have often wondered why people are in fact democratically electing tyranny over liberty?"

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.

22 posted on 06/10/2005 3:00:47 PM PDT by Sam Cree (Democrats are herd animals)
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To: Sam Cree
You know Sam the sad part is that you are right. I have also maintained for the most part that as long the Constitution remains we have a shot, as long as we can reverse some atrocious judicial decisions and interpretations of that document. I'm sure back in the 1700's McCain and lets say many in the GOP and all in the Disloyal party would have been hung for treason or would have never had the courage to be here in the first place.

Its a shame about McCain, he did suffer tremendously as a POW. One has to wonder about the effectiveness of brainwashing?
23 posted on 06/10/2005 3:24:16 PM PDT by Archon of the East ("universal executive power of the law of nature")
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To: Archon of the East

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.


24 posted on 06/10/2005 6:40:31 PM PDT by Sam Cree (Democrats are herd animals)
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