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59 Socialists in Congress 2002
The Sierra Times ^ | 09. 6. 02 | Chuck Morse

Posted on 09/07/2002 4:39:09 AM PDT by brityank

59 Socialists in Congress – 2002


By Chuck Morse
Published 09. 6. 02 at 20:00 Sierra Time

On the extreme left wing of the Democratic Party, The Progressive Caucus is affiliated with the Democratic Socialists of America, which, in turn, is the American affiliate of the Socialist International. Congressional Caucus members, I would contend, should actually be called Socialists rather than Democrats. Unlike their European counterparts, these homegrown American Socialist Congressmen try to refrain from showing their true authoritarian colors. Such displays would be too risky in an America that is still steeped in traditional freedoms. There are still enough of us out here who would boot them out of office if they revealed too much of their true stripe.

Socialists, like Communists, Nazis, Klansmen, or other political groups, rightfully enjoy the same constitutional protections as the rest of us. Unlike their more radical aforementioned counterparts however, the socialists believe in changing the system by "boring from within" rather than through illegal violence and sedition. As such, they prefer legislation, often filled with deceptive legalese and passed through Congress by duplicitous means, as their choice of arms in their quest toward revolutionary goals. Socialists are gradualists rather than extremists. They are slowly chipping away at our G-d given rights.

Freedom loving Americans would be well advised to keep a close eye on socialist Congressmen. While they may talk like the rest of us, especially when sojourning in their respective districts, they operate from a different paradigm. If they decide to support a war against Iraq, for example, or any other intervention overseas, their motives would more likely be based on an agenda that seeks to entangle the US in a new world order than in protecting the interests of sovereign America.

As a matter of principle and as an article of faith, socialists support a socialist world government as an ultimate goal. The method they employ is the gradual transfer of constitutional responsibilities from elected American legislatures to international agencies accountable to no one. Socialists are apt to support such things as international standing armies, an international tax, the transfer of American capital to third world dictators, and the surrender of congressional responsibilities to the UN, the WTO, the IMF, UNESCO and now the International Criminal Court. Whenever communistic protocols emerge out of a UN sponsored conference, as is always the case, and whenever such un-American protocols are rejected by a still largely patriotic Congress, the socialist congressmen and their allies will more than likely try to foist the protocol on the American people through a back door.

Socialists believe in sovereignty eroding entanglements abroad and big-state socialism at home. They support high taxes on working people with the money transferred to bureaucracies staffed by their friends. They support a welfare state that oppresses poor people, especially minorities, who then become their constituents. They support left-wing judges who are willing to subvert the democratic power of Congress by making laws from the bench. While they support mandatory public education, mandatory labor unions, mandatory racial quotas, land-grabbing environmental regulation, and thought control in the form of hate speech legislation, they turn around and become downright libertarian when it comes to pornography, abortion, sex, drugs, homosexuality, and other agendas that debauch the citizenry.

Following is the Sept. 2002 membership list of the Progressive Caucus:

Neil Abercrombie – Hawaii
Tammy Baldwin – Wisconsin
Xavier Becerra – California
David Bonior – Michigan
Corrine Brown – Florida
Sherron Brown – Ohio
Michael Capuano – Mass.
Julia Carson – Indiana
William "Lacy" Clay – Missouri
John Conyers – Michigan
Danny Davis – Illinois
Peter DeFazio – Oregon
Rosa DeLauro – Conn.
Lane Evans – Illinois
Eni Faleomavaega – Am Samoa
Sam Farr – California
Chaka Fattah – Penn.
Bob Filner – California
Barney Frank – Mass.
Luis Gutierrez – Illinois
Earl Hilliard – Alabama
Maurice Hinchey – New York
Jesse Jackson Jr. – Illinois
Sheila Jackson-Lee – Texas
Stephanie Tubbs Jones – Ohio
Marcy Kaptur – Ohio
Dennis Kucinich – Ohio
Tom Lantos – California
Barbara Lee – California
John Lewis – Georgia
Jim McDermott – Washington
James P. McGovern – Mass.
Cynthia McKinney – Georgia
Carrie Meek – Florida
George Miller – California
Patsy Mink – Hawaii
Jerry Nadler – New York
Eleanor Holmes Norton – D.C.
John Olver – Mass.
Major Owens – New York
Ed Pastor – Arizona
Donald Payne – New Jersey
Nancy Pelosi – California
Bobby Rush – Illinois
Bernie Sanders – Vermont
Jan Schakowsky – Illinois
Jose Serrano – New York
Hilda Solis – California
Pete Stark – California
Bennie Thompson – Miss.
John Tierney – Mass.
Tom Udall – New Mexico
Nydia Velazquez – New York
Maxine Waters – California
Diane Watson – California
Mel Watt – North Carolina
Henry Waxman – California
Paul Wellstone – Minnesota
Lynn Woolsey - California

 

© 2002 SierraTimes.com (unless otherwise noted)



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To: Uncle George
McCarthy referred to his investigation of communism, according to Herman, as like"skunk hunting". "Digging out a skunk," he stated, "is a dirty, smelly business. No one wants to be near you when you're done - but someone's got to do it". McCarthy stated:
101 posted on 09/08/2002 6:40:18 AM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: FreedomFriend; Bigun; blueriver
Who's not a socialist? I know that Tom Tancredo is a trusted patriot.

Here's a growing list of Ron Paul's Liberty Caucus.

http://www.thelibertycommittee.org

Only one from Calif. Arizona has 3 members. Jeff Flake is running for Senate in 2004. If you get on thier mailing list, you get emails when a Congressman joins up.

The Liberty Caucus
  U.S. House
Ron Paul, Chairman, Texas

Roscoe Bartlett, Maryland
Chris Cannon, Utah
John Duncan, Tennessee
Jeff Flake, Arizona
Virgil Goode, Virginia
John Hostettler, Indiana
Walter Jones, North Carolina
Brian Kerns, Indiana

Jack Kingston, Georgia
Jeff Miller, Florida
Butch Otter, Idaho
Richard Pombo, California
Denny Rehberg, Montana
Bob Schaffer, Colorado
John Shadegg, Arizona
Bob Stump, Arizona
Tom Tancredo, Colorado
Pat Toomey, Pennsylvania
Zach Wamp, Tennessee
Dave Weldon, Florida

102 posted on 09/08/2002 6:41:06 AM PDT by madfly
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To: Free the USA; AAABEST; A. Pole; Agrarian; Alamo-Girl; Anthem; asneditor; ATOMIC_PUNK; Aurelius; ...
Ron Paul ping!
103 posted on 09/08/2002 6:43:31 AM PDT by madfly
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To: TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
good guy ping!
104 posted on 09/08/2002 6:47:51 AM PDT by madfly
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To: Uncle George
Just look at Joe McCarthy smiling down on all these revelations:

Unfortunately, it appears that -- like 90+% of past, present, and future Members -- self-aggrandizement was/is more important than truth. I'm convinced the commie/socialists have become entrenched since the early 1900's and another AR or CW will be the future outcome.

105 posted on 09/08/2002 6:48:37 AM PDT by brityank
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To: Teacher317
>> I believe that every one of them represents densely populated urban areas. <<

Congressman Lane Evans represents rural towns on the mississippi river in Western Illinois. He was nearly ousted from office in 1994 and 1998. (I think he won by 1.5% or something). His district is generally middle of the road--I don't know how this socialist keeps winning re-election.

106 posted on 09/08/2002 6:51:24 AM PDT by BillyBoy
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To: madfly
He needs an additional 300+ members.
Let's Roll!
107 posted on 09/08/2002 6:53:44 AM PDT by brityank
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To: OldFriend; JudyB1938; harpo11; holdonnow; Howlin; gonzo; Mia T; stainlessbanner
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108 posted on 09/08/2002 6:57:11 AM PDT by madfly
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To: madfly
Thanks for the heads up!
109 posted on 09/08/2002 6:58:47 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: BillyBoy
Sounds like a prime target for another GOP seat.
Let's "McKinney" his sorry Socialist butt! ;^)
110 posted on 09/08/2002 7:03:45 AM PDT by Teacher317
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To: BillyBoy
From his webpage:

In the News:

Evans Calls Approval of Corporate Accountability Bill (so he's anti-"Big Business")
Evans Slams GOP Drug Plan as Sham (anti-GOP on the bill)
Evans Says GOP Budget Plan Flawed (anti-GOP one the budget)
Evans Says Budget Short-Changes Local Needs, National Priorities (anti-GOP on the budget again)

Typical Lefty... doesn't stand for anything except opposing the other side.

111 posted on 09/08/2002 7:18:31 AM PDT by Teacher317
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To: madfly
Thanks for the ping Madfly. Surprised to see C. Brown from FL on the list....
112 posted on 09/08/2002 7:23:00 AM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: brityank; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
BumPING
113 posted on 09/08/2002 7:28:20 AM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: madfly
bump
114 posted on 09/08/2002 7:29:15 AM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: brityank
bump
115 posted on 09/08/2002 7:31:03 AM PDT by madfly
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To: ME4W
ping
116 posted on 09/08/2002 7:55:21 AM PDT by madfly
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To: brityank
More of the Hitlery like minded propaganda...

DSA Statement On Election 2000.

117 posted on 09/08/2002 7:58:22 AM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: martian_22
If a bimbo can see this clearly.....

Sadly, other bimbos are looking the other way.

118 posted on 09/08/2002 9:00:18 AM PDT by bimbo
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To: TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
"THE SKUNKS" during the government hearings on Commies in the 50,s were such fun to watch. All the skunks had to do was say yes or no to a simple question and they must have known their Commie affiliation was wrong because they answered by talking in circles (sorta like the Clintons huh?). I notice ALL THE COMMIE's now in Congress also talk in circles to evade the truth.
119 posted on 09/08/2002 9:00:44 AM PDT by Uncle George
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To: Uncle George
bttt
120 posted on 09/08/2002 10:41:30 AM PDT by madfly
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