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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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61 posted on 09/07/2002 8:56:34 AM PDT by mhking
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To: brityank
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

I'm confused here. Most socialists I thought were opposed to free trade and thus the WTO and IMF. It wasn't conservatives rioting in Seattle.

62 posted on 09/07/2002 8:56:59 AM PDT by adam stevens
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To: brityank
BUMP!
63 posted on 09/07/2002 8:58:39 AM PDT by adam stevens
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To: Fzob
Just for accuracy, you should know that the group these people belong to -the "international"-was denounced by Lenin which lead to the Comintern.
64 posted on 09/07/2002 9:02:42 AM PDT by adam stevens
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To: thisiskubrick
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

I disagree. Doctors Without Borders is a wonderful private charitable organization. I know less about Amnesty International, but there is nothing wrong with advocating basic human rights.

You, I gather, would prefer an ineffective governmental behemoth to "solve" all the worlds ills.

Welcome to Free Republic.

David Chase

65 posted on 09/07/2002 9:06:32 AM PDT by I Hired Craig Livingstone
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To: adam stevens
Yes, I was aware of that. The socialist were a real problem in Lenin's eyes. It seems that Lenin's view of "practical" communism required skipping the socialism phase.
66 posted on 09/07/2002 9:09:46 AM PDT by Fzob
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To: Fzob
I agree that cut and paste is easy. The creative part is how the whole collection is 'balanced' on the founders of Socialism.
67 posted on 09/07/2002 9:30:02 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle
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To: brityank
We need to eliminate at least one more. Rep. David Bonior will be leaving the House of Representatives, due to that he ran for Governor of Michigan, but he lost in the primary to Atty General Jennifer Granholm.
68 posted on 09/07/2002 9:37:43 AM PDT by Eric Roelfsema
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To: Bigun
If you have a Saturday afternoon to spare, go to her district and volunteer in the oppositions headquarters, volunteer to take yardsigns out to be put up! Volunteer to answer the phone. I'm sure you'll think of a job you'dlike to do!!
69 posted on 09/07/2002 9:37:52 AM PDT by D. Miles
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To: bimbo
If a bimbo can see this clearly.....
70 posted on 09/07/2002 9:54:46 AM PDT by martian_22
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To: Fzob
Wasn't the issue World War I and Lenin's opposition?
71 posted on 09/07/2002 10:00:37 AM PDT by adam stevens
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To: brityank
Hmm, are half of America's women represenatives a part of this organization? I counted around 20 of the 59 as being women, a much higher ratio considering their much smaller presence in congress.
72 posted on 09/07/2002 10:26:06 AM PDT by FreedomFriend
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To: Jim Noble
Who's not a socialist? I know that Tom Tancredo is a trusted patriot.
73 posted on 09/07/2002 10:31:04 AM PDT by FreedomFriend
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To: Tribune7
But they left out Arlen Specter and Curt Weldon from Pennsylvania. They should have been included.
74 posted on 09/07/2002 10:38:39 AM PDT by Temple Owl
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To: brityank
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.

They do indeed operate from a different paradigm--one based upon a succession of lies and delusions. But they do not talk like me. Since, I turned 15 1/2, I have rejected every premise of Socialism, and all the delusional verbage that goes with them. (See The Lies Of Socialism.)

Thank you for posting this list of the enemy. There are few if any surprises on it. But again, that is because these people do not talk like most of us. I only wish there was a legal way to throw the lot of them out of our country. Their whole creed is a denial of what America is all about.

William Flax Return Of The Gods Web Site

75 posted on 09/07/2002 10:46:28 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: IronJack
14 Heartland traitors, to match Cali's 13:

David Bonior – Michigan
John Conyers – Michigan
Sherrod Brown – Ohio
Stephanie Tubbs-Jones – Ohio
Marcy Kaptur – Ohio
Dennis Kucinich – Ohio
Julia Carson – Indiana *hanging my Hoosier head in shame*
William "Lacy" Clay – Missouri
Danny Davis – Illinois
Lane Evans – Illinois
Luis Gutierrez – Illinois
Jesse Jackson Jr. – Illinois
Bobby Rush – Illinois
Jan Schakowsky – Illinois

I believe that every one of them represents densely populated urban areas.

76 posted on 09/07/2002 11:12:42 AM PDT by Teacher317
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March
There must be senators in this organisation.

Hillary Clinton tops the list of Senators.

77 posted on 09/07/2002 11:15:55 AM PDT by Salvation
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To: Fzob
>>The socialist were a real problem in Lenin's eyes. It seems that Lenin's view of "practical" communism required skipping the socialism phase<<

Not at all.

Lenin simply said the truth-the people would never, never adopt socialism of their own free will, and that furthermore, once socialism was put in place by revolution, the people would work ceaselessly to undermine it.

Therefore, Lenin reasoned (correctly, see "What is to Be Done?") that Red terror before, during, and after the revolution would be required to whip the people along, to get them to act against their will, against their culture, against their religion, and against human nature.

Comunists are socialists who mean it.

78 posted on 09/07/2002 11:29:12 AM PDT by Jim Noble
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To: FreedomFriend
Yes, so is Ron Paul. My challenge is to match the Red 59 with 59 non-socialists.

I don't think it can be done.

79 posted on 09/07/2002 11:30:43 AM PDT by Jim Noble
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To: Teacher317
Bonior and Conyers are giveaways. As is Jackson from Illinois. But the Ohioans surprised me. I've always given the Buckeyes credit for more intelligence than that.

Notice there are none from Iowa, Nebraska, or South Dakota. However, with Harkin, Wellstone, and Daschle in the Senate, we can't claim complete exemption from the disgrace.

80 posted on 09/07/2002 11:33:44 AM PDT by IronJack
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