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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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KEYWORDS: communists; democrats; oregon; socialists
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To: IronJack
It would be nice to put that "caucus" out of business, one communist at a time.

Indeed!

Let’s see now. The one in the district closest to me would appear to be the illustrious Sheila Jackson LEE!

Wonder what I can do to help her out

OF WASHINGTON D.C.!

41 posted on 09/07/2002 7:37:28 AM PDT by Bigun
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To: brityank
Sad to say but these are mostly "safe" districts like the one for my congress critter, DeFazio. Unless they do something extra stupid like McKinney, they will be back. I continue to vote against Old Peter but we must not forget the support of winable districts while subjecting the politics of these 59 to public view in the hope they will do a "McKinney".
42 posted on 09/07/2002 7:51:20 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Bigun
Why don't you post a link to this thread on the Texas forum?
I would but I am technologically challenged.
43 posted on 09/07/2002 7:58:08 AM PDT by antisocial
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To: Fzob
Very creative.

BTW, top row, fourht from left "journalist" is ?Roberts? Married to Cokie Roberts I think.

44 posted on 09/07/2002 8:01:40 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle
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To: TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
Thanks for the heads up!
45 posted on 09/07/2002 8:07:16 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Balding_Eagle
Very creative.

Thanks, but it doesn't take much talent to cut and paste HTML.

46 posted on 09/07/2002 8:07:24 AM PDT by Fzob
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To: antisocial
Will do!
47 posted on 09/07/2002 8:11:26 AM PDT by Bigun
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To: jellybean
Thanks for that list of socialist organizations.
I can't stand groups like Amnesty International - always meddling in countries like China and Burma. Or Doctors Without Borders, who cunningly donate their medical skills in impoverished countries.
Who knows what could happen if either of those groups were at all successful in their aims.
Stan Kubrick
48 posted on 09/07/2002 8:23:33 AM PDT by thisiskubrick
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To: brityank; Bigun
Sheila Jackson-Lee – Texas

We love ya Sheila. . . or SOMEONE does, they kept sending you back.

Sheila Jackon Lee's district is one of the poorest in Houston. Is that why she gets elected or because she gets elected?

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Flyer

49 posted on 09/07/2002 8:27:57 AM PDT by Flyer
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To: brityank
Michael Capuano – Mass. Barney Frank – Mass. James P. McGovern – Mass. John Olver – Mass. John Tierney – Mass.

pffftttttt....

50 posted on 09/07/2002 8:29:23 AM PDT by JPJones
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To: Flyer
Sheila Jackon Lee's district is one of the poorest in Houston. Is that why she gets elected or because she gets elected?

Couldn't tell ya but I know this:

Whatever it takes, she needs to be UNELECTED ASAP!

51 posted on 09/07/2002 8:35:38 AM PDT by Bigun
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To: thisiskubrick
You forgot the </sarcasm> tag.

Welcome to Free Republic.

52 posted on 09/07/2002 8:39:22 AM PDT by jellybean
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To: brityank
A communist -is- a socialist, a nazi -is/was- a socialist, any democrat is a socialist overt or covert.

This a good place to insert this factoid:
There are three words NOT FOUND in the U.S. Constitution, by design, by the founding fathers.

Democrat,Democracy, and Democratic.......

And America don't know why they did that...
(a secret) because Democracy is MOB rule.

(another secret) It's not easy to take the democrat from the democratic party(RINO), it's harder still to take the democrat out of the democrat.

53 posted on 09/07/2002 8:42:44 AM PDT by hosepipe
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To: hosepipe
HOSE!!!

DANG it's good to see ya!

WHERE ya been?

54 posted on 09/07/2002 8:45:17 AM PDT by Bigun
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To: brityank
Note: 13 of the 59 represent represent California.
55 posted on 09/07/2002 8:49:19 AM PDT by Tribune7
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To: Temple Owl
ping
56 posted on 09/07/2002 8:49:55 AM PDT by Tribune7
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To: mhking
Here's something for the black conservatives.
57 posted on 09/07/2002 8:51:59 AM PDT by Tribune7
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To: brityank
"There are still enough of us out here who would boot them out of office if they revealed too much of their true stripe."

Would were that were so. There are so many dissident non-thinkers in our country now, thanks to liberalism, that the voting public is pretty much eating out of the hands of these subversive socialists.

How else would you explain the election of BSers like the Clintons?

58 posted on 09/07/2002 8:53:49 AM PDT by nightdriver
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To: brityank
Congressional Caucus members, I would contend, should actually be called Socialists rather than Democrats.

What's the difference?

59 posted on 09/07/2002 8:55:09 AM PDT by adam stevens
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To: Fzob
Hey that's a cool graphic display there. Nice.
60 posted on 09/07/2002 8:56:15 AM PDT by Prodigal Son
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