Skip to comments.54 SOCIALISTS ARE IN THE U.S. CONGRESS
Posted on 10/04/2002 9:50:25 PM PDT by CHACHI
54 Socialists are in the U. S. Congress By Chuck Morse Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2002 13:20:25 -0700
This Republic honors the right to free speech, expression, and association. These rights, the hallmark of a free society, are protected through time honored Constitutional guarantees. An American citizen is free, for example, to be a Socialist, a Communist, a Nazi, a member of the KKK, or a member of any group, as long as he obeys the law and doesn't act in a manner that would threaten the freedom, safety, and liberty of his fellow citizens. This principle is the foundation as well as the price of freedom.
Congressmen, however, swear on a Bible to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. They are elected and compensated to fulfill that sacred oath both in letter and in spirit. Affiliation, therefore, with an organization that advocates a political system that blatantly contradicts the Constitution, while not illegal per se, has the effect of eroding faith and trust in our government, society, and the rule of law. A Congressmen who affiliates with an International Socialist organization is really no different, in this regard, than a Congressmen who, theoretically, would join an organization that advocates a Monarchy, or a government based on laws of racial supremacy. The Democratic Socialists of America, the organization in question, advocates an authoritarian political system that is antithetical to American Constitutional principals. This poses a major contradiction for an elected Congressmen who also happens to be a member of such an organization.
There are, presently, 54 Congressmen who are members of the Democratic Socialists of America which bills itself as the largest organization in America to be affiliated with the Socialist International. These Congressmen represent the extreme political left of the Democratic Party. This is, lets be clear, not comparable to participation in the old left, Stalinist apparatus which, during the Franklin D. Roosevelt Administration in the 1930's and 1940's, set up secret Communist cells who were spying for the Kremlin. A Congressman who is a member of an organization like the DSA has, again, done nothing illegal per se. However, he nonetheless signs onto, witting or otherwise, a political philosophy and methodology that is un-Constitutional and, therefore, un-American. While the purpose of this article is not to impugn the patriotism of these Congressmen, and while they, no doubt, sincerely believe that their international authoritarian faith is pro-American, they, nonetheless, should be identified and their record and actions studied and scrutinized. Following is a list of Congressmen who are presently members of the Democratic Socialists of America:
Bernard Sanders-VT, Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org Cynthia A. McKinney-GA, Co-Chair, email@example.com Peter DeFazio-OR, Co-Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org Maurice Hinchey-NY,Co-Chair, email@example.com Major Owens-NY.Co-Chair, Major.Owens@Mail.House.Gov Nydia M. Velazquez-NY, http://www.house.gov/velazquez/ Lane Evans-IL, firstname.lastname@example.org Maxine Waters-CA, http://www.house.gov/waters/ Earl Hilliard-AL, http://www.house.gov/hilliard/ Eni Faleomavaega-AL, email@example.com Ed Pastor-AZ, firstname.lastname@example.org Lynn C. Woolsey-CA, email@example.com George Miller-CA, George.Miller-Pub@mail.house.gov Nancy Pelosi-CA, firstname.lastname@example.org Fortney "Pete" Stark-CA, email@example.com Henry A. Waxman-CA, http://www.house.gov/waxman/ Xavier Becerra-CA, http://www.house.gov/becerra/ Julian C. Dixon-CA, http://congress.org/congdir.html Esteban Edward Torres-CA, firstname.lastname@example.org George E. Brown-CA, email@example.com Bob Filner-CA, http://www.house.gov/filner/ Diane DeGette-CO, firstname.lastname@example.org Corrine Brown-FL, http://www.house.gov/corrinebrown/ Carrie P. Meek-FL, email@example.com Alcee L. Hastings-FL, firstname.lastname@example.org John Lewis-GA, email@example.com Neil Abercrombie-HI, firstname.lastname@example.org Patsy Mink-HI, http://www.house.gov/mink/ Luis Gutierrez-IL, email@example.com Danny Davis-IL, http://www.house.gov/davis/ Julia Carson-IN, Rep.Carson@mail.house.gov John Olver-MA, firstname.lastname@example.org Jim McGovern-MA, email@example.com Barney Frank-MA, http://www.house.gov/frank/ John Tierney-MA, http://www.house.gov/tierney/ David Bonior-MI, firstname.lastname@example.org Lynn N. Rivers-MI, email@example.com John Conyers-MI, firstname.lastname@example.org Bennie G. Thompson-MS, Thompsonms2nd@mail.house.gov Melvin L. Watt-NC, email@example.com Donald Payne-NJ, firstname.lastname@example.org Jerrold Nadler-NY, email@example.com Charles Rangel-NY, http://www.house.gov/rangel/ Jose E. Serrano-NY, firstname.lastname@example.org John LaFalce-NY, http://www.house.gov/lafalce/ Marcy Kaptur-OH, Rep.Kaptur@mail.house.gov Dennis Kucinich-OH, http://www.house.gov/kucinich/flash1.htm Stephanie-Tubbs-Jones-OH, email@example.com Sherrod Brown-OH, Sherrod@mail.house.gov Elizabeth Furse-OR, firstname.lastname@example.org Chaka Fattah-PA, http://www.house.gov/fattah/ William Coyne-PA, http://www.house.gov/coyne/ Carlos A. Romero-Barcelo-PR, http://congress.org/congdir.html Robert C. Scott-VA, email@example.com James A. McDermott-WA. http://www.house.gov/mcdermott/
The DSA website contains the same old Marxist jargon of yesteryear. It states as a basic principal, "We are socialists because we share a vision of a humane international social order". This is nothing more than a transparent euphemism for world government. This is re-enforced by links, on their website, to such world government advocacy groups as the World Federalist Association. They call for "democratic planning" and "market mechanisms" to achieve an "equitable distribution of resources". This so-called "democratic" planning, with the elastic euphemism "democratic" laced thorough their literature, and the "distribution of resources" is, of course, a euphemistic way of advocating total, authoritarian government with absolute control over property and the "mode of production". The DSA favors the gradual, Fabian approach to world socialism as opposed to their Leninist-Communist counterparts who call for outright violent Revolution as a means of conquering the world. The Fabian Socialists of the DSA plan on world conquest through legislation. This is why an extremely jaundiced eye should apply to DSA Congressmen. Last I checked, none of these powers are granted by our Constitution, the same Constitution that these Congressmen pledged to uphold with their sacred honor.
In fact, the DSA stands for nothing more than re-hashed Communism. This same Communism was responsible, according to the recently published "Black Book of Communism", for the murder of over 100 million souls worldwide. In the name of "the people" these evil totalitarian ideas, when enthroned, have caused more poverty, misery, hate, and death than any known in the history of man. We should watch the actions of these 54 Socialist Congressmen if we value freedom. We should examine each one of them and publish their voting record and rhetoric for all to see.
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Can you provide a reference?
. . .ah yes, and we now have the 'Democratic' Party. . .
This is the latest transition for Democrats who do not like the their name ending in 'rats' apparently; while at the same time, using the same Democrat MO as these Socialists, hiding precisely what they are, under a name that conveys their opposite. .
It's is working and even Rush refers to these people as 'Democratic Senator' etc., and to the 'Democratic' Party. . .
. . .feel an angry cringe everytime I hear this.
The DemocRAT Party and DemocRATS forever; should they last that long.
These people are members of the Progressive Cacaus. about four years ago the DSA listed them as members, with a link to the Progressive Cacaus membership list. A link to the DSA web site was posted here on Freerepublic, Rush, and many other talk show hosts talked about it. The Socialists started getting confronted by constituents, it didn't take long until any mention of the Progressive Cacaus was removed from the DSA web site. Their canned answer was that they didn't, and never had belonged to any organization with the word Socialist in it's name.
A DSA representative named Llewellyn was interviewed on C-SPAN a few years back and confirmed that only two members of Congress are card carrying members - they are Major Owens (NY) and Danny Davis (IL). He also confirmed that John Sweeney, the AFL-CIO commie rat leader is also a member. The latter fact was also reported in the Washington Times years ago. I have heard a few times that Sweeney is also affiliated with both the French and Italian communist parties but I can't find a hard reference to prove that - wish I could.
That C-SPAN interview was discussed in a few threads back then and you might find it in the FR archives, and someone probably has a tape of it. C-SPAN certainly has it, but it's a few years old and probably would require some work to get it from them if you really wanted it.
Bernie Sanders is no longer the chair of that "progressive caucus", a POS named Dennis Kucinich is. I am particularly PO'ed because thanks to REPUBLICAN redistricting in Ohio which they blew big time I am going to get stuck with this RAT, along with many fine Republican communities who will have absolutely no voice in DC anymore.
While they may not be card carrying members of DSA (at least Owens and Davis are honest enough to admit it) it doesn't take a genius to figure out that the "progressive caucus" is the de facto legislative arm of the DSA. There is all kinds of proposed legislation by these guys that has DSA's fingerprints all over it.