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Who Really Runs Washington and Why Americans Lose on Every Issue
Right Side News ^ | December 14, 2008 | JB Williams

Posted on 12/14/2008 1:33:27 PM PST by PlainOleAmerican

After decades of leftist efforts to convert America's representative republic into a pure democracy, where 51% can take away the rights of the other 49% for the greater common good, we find our nation on the verge of political and economic collapse.

It was the dream of men like Vladimir Lenin and Karl Marx, not Thomas Jefferson or John Adams, that one day the proletariat would control the nation's productivity in the United States, replacing evil capitalism with secular socialism and individual rights with a greater good of communal interests.

In 2008, the left gained full control of all three branches of the federal government and America may never again live in freedom. This column takes a look at how it happened and why average red-blooded Americans are no match for the collective power of the proletariat movement.

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70% of Americans oppose everything the left and the incoming Obama campaign stand for, according to all available polling data. But the 30% who support the current secular socialist movement spend five times more in pursuit of their agenda than the balance of America is willing to spend to defend their nation under siege.

In short, America's Silence is its Consent

(Excerpt) Read more at rightsidenews.com:80 ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 110th; biggovernment; democrats; lobbyists; socialists; unions
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EXCELLENT column on why we are losing America to the left and we have only ourselves to blame! We either see it, learn it and correct it, or lose it all!
1 posted on 12/14/2008 1:33:27 PM PST by PlainOleAmerican
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To: PlainOleAmerican

It definitely isn’t “We the People.” Washington has become a government of the politicians, by the politicians FOR the politicians.


2 posted on 12/14/2008 1:36:30 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (For more information on America's "new direction" read The Road to Serfdom. by Friedrich A. Hayek.)
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To: PlainOleAmerican

GREAT title.


3 posted on 12/14/2008 1:37:27 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (appeasement is collaboration.)
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To: PlainOleAmerican

Still waiting for all those threads and comments on how to solve the f))))ing problem...


4 posted on 12/14/2008 1:39:19 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (appeasement is collaboration.)
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To: PlainOleAmerican

bump


5 posted on 12/14/2008 1:42:14 PM PST by genetic homophobe (it lay dormant most of my life)
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To: PlainOleAmerican

Somebody threw the term ‘The iron law of oligarchy’ at me the other day. Haven’t heard it since college, and even then, never used it in a sentence. Have to revisit it.


6 posted on 12/14/2008 1:42:27 PM PST by Seven plus One
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To: the invisib1e hand

This column tells it exactly as it is... including the solution to the problem.

TOO many “conservatives” (read Americans) think that voting once every four years, or not at all, is the limit of their voice and their civic duty.

So long as they continue to believe that, they will continue to get their butts kicked by a lesser but more committed enemy.

Politicians are for sale, and the left is who is buying them at present. The right believes they shouldn’t have to...and they are right. But that’s not the game being played today.


7 posted on 12/14/2008 1:50:19 PM PST by PlainOleAmerican
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To: PlainOleAmerican

My guess as to why we, the backbone of America, do not spend as much on all the hot button political issues as the leftists do is simply this: we give our money to altruistic causes like the Christian church, and various relief organizations.
Maybe that’s overy simplistic. But I’ve seen several studies that show conservative Christians give far more to charity than the Left. Now we know where the Left spends its money.


8 posted on 12/14/2008 1:51:22 PM PST by zeller the zealot (Are Republicans the Party of Life, or is that too risky?)
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To: PlainOleAmerican

still waiting...


9 posted on 12/14/2008 1:52:12 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (appeasement is collaboration.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

For???


10 posted on 12/14/2008 2:06:56 PM PST by PlainOleAmerican
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To: PlainOleAmerican
"Even early 19th century Americans like Roger Baldwin, founder of the ACLU, understood this."

"Joe McCarthy warned of a communist movement in Hollywood many years ago."

Couldn't the writer have done some basic research?
11 posted on 12/14/2008 2:07:38 PM PST by Borges
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To: PlainOleAmerican
Did not see anything excellent on some issues he is not even right - e.g. Obama and his supporters' agenda is not secular it is atheistic.

Some of his conclusions are right, but hey even a broken clock show right twice in a day.

12 posted on 12/14/2008 2:09:06 PM PST by alex
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To: PlainOleAmerican

I believe ACORN has received $800 million of TAXPAYER money.

In that case the left is not spending their own money, they are spending OUR money and everyone else’s.

A guerilla army succeeds by winning small battles where loot, arms and supplies are the spoils. Then they grow and repeat this formula.

The left is using our resources against us. Of course they plead their purpose as voter registration drives, ‘Get Out the Vote’, etc.


13 posted on 12/14/2008 2:10:17 PM PST by Hostage
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To: the invisib1e hand

There isn’t any solution to the problem because the cause of the problem is the problem itself. The American people are so intellectually decadent, dogmatic, and detached from history that they have no understanding of the founding principles. Without an understanding of what liberty is and why it works the government cannot be cured and we will continue to lurch from crisis to crisis employing arbitrary authoritarian solutions that will only further erode our nation.


14 posted on 12/14/2008 2:11:25 PM PST by Mr.Grumble
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To: the invisib1e hand
Still waiting for all those threads and comments on how to solve the f))))ing problem...
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

It is probably too late but we could start by removing our children from government K-12 schools and Marxist dominated colleges and universities. Conservatives should set up education alternatives through private vouchers. Conservatives could also sponsor conservative teachers willing to set up one room school houses, mini-schools, and homeschool cooperatives.

I recommend the interview with the former KGB agent. The communist understood how important the education process was in winning the hearts and minds of the next generation of voters.

No, we should not try to reform government K-12 schools. The very premise of government education is socialistic to the core. They are also in utter conflict with the First Amendment. We must work to abolish them.

15 posted on 12/14/2008 2:13:34 PM PST by wintertime
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To: the invisib1e hand
http://www.bafweb.com/2007/09/26/yuri-bezmenov-les-idiots-utiles-du-socialisme/

The above is the link to the KGB interview.

Also...We should study Saul Alinsky and use their methods against them.

16 posted on 12/14/2008 2:14:57 PM PST by wintertime
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To: zeller the zealot
“The TRUTH” is entirely clear, though not well known.

a) More than 90% of all federal taxes are paid by conservative leaning Americans (republicans) which explains why republicans oppose more taxation and democrats who pay little if any taxes, love taxes. They think they pay taxes because they have been told that their SS contribution is their fair share of taxes.

b) In addition, more than 80% of all charitable donations also come from conservative leaning (republican) donors.

c) Democrats receive HUGE sums of political donations compared to republicans, including from “lobbyists.”

And, although we still outnumber them, they outspend us in political spending, not because we give our money elsewhere, but because we can't stomach the fact that if we want to defeat them, we will have to outspend them first...

17 posted on 12/14/2008 2:15:35 PM PST by PlainOleAmerican
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To: Borges

What’s missing?


18 posted on 12/14/2008 2:16:26 PM PST by PlainOleAmerican
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To: PlainOleAmerican

Yes, but if this is what they believe; why do we have elitists? Aren’t they subjected to the same beliefs?

It’s more like a con artist’s biggest con game.


19 posted on 12/14/2008 2:17:07 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: alex
Huh???

Tell me the difference between “secular socialism” and “atheism?”

Try being specific as to where you think he is wrong? Or, did you learn your debate skills on DU?

20 posted on 12/14/2008 2:18:35 PM PST by PlainOleAmerican
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To: PlainOleAmerican

“Workers of the world unite; you have nothing to lose but your chains.” - Karl Marx

Chains that people like Karl Marx put around them.


21 posted on 12/14/2008 2:18:37 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

Have to agree with you there.


22 posted on 12/14/2008 2:19:49 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: Hostage

Good point!

This is what happens in the eleventh hour. We should have never allowed it to get to this point.


23 posted on 12/14/2008 2:20:06 PM PST by PlainOleAmerican
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To: the invisib1e hand

As silly as this might sound, we need a real leader.


24 posted on 12/14/2008 2:20:27 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: freekitty

If you’re happy and you know it, clank your chains. (Clank, Clank)...


25 posted on 12/14/2008 2:20:41 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: freekitty

We the people - will have to do it, or it won’t get done...


26 posted on 12/14/2008 2:23:06 PM PST by PlainOleAmerican
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To: PlainOleAmerican
Elitist Ivy Leaguers have been ruling the roost and f*&king up our Republic for too long. This must end!
27 posted on 12/14/2008 2:24:00 PM PST by timestax ( CNNLIES)
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To: freekitty

O’ course not... The bread crumbs are for everyone else. The spoils belong to the elitists in charge. Just ask Lenin or Stalin.


28 posted on 12/14/2008 2:24:30 PM PST by PlainOleAmerican
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To: PlainOleAmerican

So true.


29 posted on 12/14/2008 2:25:15 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: timestax

Remove all lawyers from Washington DC in shackles and you will have solved 95% of the problem right there...


30 posted on 12/14/2008 2:25:40 PM PST by PlainOleAmerican
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To: PlainOleAmerican

I certainly agree there. That’s how America became great.


31 posted on 12/14/2008 2:25:49 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: wintertime
Can one make a blanket statement like that? Jefferson and Horace Mann supported public education in the early to mid 19th century. The Puritans had a form of public education. Do you think public libraries are socialistic to the core?
32 posted on 12/14/2008 2:25:50 PM PST by Borges
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To: gorush

LOL


33 posted on 12/14/2008 2:26:26 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: freekitty

And that’s the ONLY people who can save her now...


34 posted on 12/14/2008 2:26:38 PM PST by PlainOleAmerican
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To: PlainOleAmerican

Excellence Bump!


35 posted on 12/14/2008 2:28:13 PM PST by The Mayor ( In Gods works we see His hand; in His Word we hear His heart)
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To: Borges
Can one make a blanket statement like that?Jefferson and Horace Mann supported public education in the early to mid 19th century

And of course they were funded by the federal Government and controlled by the teachers unions too

36 posted on 12/14/2008 2:28:40 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Sho me da BC...mo)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Well that’s a tangential issue/problem.


37 posted on 12/14/2008 2:30:00 PM PST by Borges
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To: PlainOleAmerican
Politically,does anything good ever come out of Massachusetts? I don't think so.
38 posted on 12/14/2008 2:31:22 PM PST by timestax ( CNNLIES)
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To: PlainOleAmerican
"70% of Americans oppose everything the left and the incoming Obama campaign stand for"

Dream on. This is delusional. He didn't get 52% of the vote through hypnotism. There are actual consequences for policy failure on the scale of years of stalement in Iraq or the bubble and stock market crash. "But it's not fair". Whining and $2.50 will get you a cup of coffee...

39 posted on 12/14/2008 2:34:39 PM PST by JasonC
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To: Borges
Well that’s a tangential issue/problem.

Tangetial? It's the core of the problem.

In those days the cirriculum was focused on actual learning, not indctrination.

Have you ever seen an 8th grade graduation test from the late 1800's?

40 posted on 12/14/2008 2:35:01 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Sho me da BC...mo)
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To: timestax

Not in my lifetime... (48 years)


41 posted on 12/14/2008 2:35:30 PM PST by PlainOleAmerican
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To: Borges
Here's a sample 8th grade test, circa 1800:

http://thinklab.typepad.com/think_lab/2006/03/8th_grade_exami.html

42 posted on 12/14/2008 2:36:51 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Sho me da BC...mo)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
It's part of the problem yeah. And yes I have seen one. There are tons of those old tests floating around the Net. Outside the context of the time they were given it's not reasonable to compare. Those turn-of-the-century 8th graders wouldn't be able to answer many of the questions (especially science) questions asked of students today.
43 posted on 12/14/2008 2:37:57 PM PST by Borges
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To: JasonC

Read again, then go research countless polls on all of the major issues... You will find with little effort, that the line you quoted is 100% true and accurate...as is the balance of the column.


44 posted on 12/14/2008 2:39:27 PM PST by PlainOleAmerican
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To: the invisib1e hand

To solve problem, as article makes clear, send money. Also, until next election when we can begin to erode their control of government, we need to rebut every item on their agenda: Card check, CO2 global warming, health care, treaties (Law of Sea etc) making USA vassal to corrupt UN. Do this by contacting Congess, writing letters to editors, call-in shows, monitoring their websites and inserting posts that are not slander but facts. Reference articles. Make a case. We all must educate ourselves on all the issues that are going to come up and we must disseminate these ideas to friends and relatives and co-workers gracisouly, kindly, with humour, tact, and dignity. We must be relentless in our opposition at every opportunity.


45 posted on 12/14/2008 2:40:14 PM PST by Bhoy
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To: the invisib1e hand
I'll be gratefully surprised if anything short of Gun-n-Gallows CAN stop what is happening. People want the system to, say, force Obozo to show his BC. If he refuses, as he will, and no one in office or power does anything then only we the people can force the issue. No One in power seems to have any sense of responsibility to law and order or to the wishes of most voters (bail out, auto bailout). They do as they please and ignore what they want to ignore.
46 posted on 12/14/2008 2:40:30 PM PST by TalBlack
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To: PlainOleAmerican
Here is but one reason the libs want to control educaton. This is a sample from a 8th grade level test circa 1800:

Geography (Time, one hour) 1. What is climate? Upon what does climate depend?

2. How do you account for the extremes of climate in Kansas?

3. Of what use are rivers? Of what use is the ocean?

4. Describe the mountains of North America.

5. Name and describe the following: Monrovia, Odessa, Denver, Manitoba, Hecla, Yukon, St. Helena, Juan Fernandez, Aspinwall & Orinoco.

6. Name and locate the principal trade centers of the U.S.

7. Name all the republics of Europeand give the capital of each.

8. Why is the Atlantic Coastcolder than the Pacific in the same latitude?

9. Describe the process by which the water of the ocean returns to the sources of rivers.

10. Describe the movements of the earth. Give the inclination of the earth.

47 posted on 12/14/2008 2:41:22 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Sho me da BC...mo)
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To: Bhoy

Well said!


48 posted on 12/14/2008 2:41:27 PM PST by PlainOleAmerican
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To: TalBlack
It's all too big for me (sigh).
49 posted on 12/14/2008 2:44:40 PM PST by Ciexyz
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To: Borges

What is your solution?


50 posted on 12/14/2008 2:45:22 PM PST by wintertime
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