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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: brityank
Apparently our elected "capitalist" representatives and senators, who don't really represent us, don't have the courage to shine the light of day on these socialists. Doing so in this forum is good, but it should be spread to many forums to really spread the word. Well Done.
81 posted on 09/07/2002 12:10:37 PM PDT by ampat
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To: Jim Noble
Yes, so is Ron Paul. My challenge is to match the Red 59 with 59 non-socialists.

Perhaps we can find another HERE!

82 posted on 09/07/2002 1:28:56 PM PDT by Bigun
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To: brityank
...They will continue to refer themselves, and the nation as a democracy. In their ideology, fascism is what they can get away with, for now. Their next step, you've said it. A Freeconstituent Republic will not be tolerated...
83 posted on 09/07/2002 2:11:06 PM PDT by gargoyle
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To: Teacher317
This is absolutely amazing. I counted just 7 from NY/NJ/Pa. and five of those are from NY. Illinois has more lefties that NY.
84 posted on 09/07/2002 2:45:02 PM PDT by Tribune7
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To: copycat
In a free capitalist society, this elitist enrichment also occurs, but at least the people are free to pursue their own best interests instead of having that interest subjugated to the state and ultimately the elite who control it.

Also, there are hungry want to be's who use the capitalist system to create new wealth for themselves. Elites in a capitalist system often don't stay at the top very long before they are replaced by new elites. Elites in a dictatorship have the ability to thwart potential competitors. Unfortunately, this leads to stagnating societies and economies.

85 posted on 09/07/2002 3:52:20 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Jim Noble
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.

I wholeheartedly agree, My use of the term "practical" Communism was just a very abridged (and inexact) form of what you said.

86 posted on 09/07/2002 3:56:28 PM PDT by Fzob
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To: Tribune7
This REALLY deserves to be posted again---Tell your friends:

The All Time Chilling Quote Of The Day


"The American People will never knowingly adopt Socialism,
but under the name of Liberalism
they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program
until one day America will be a Socialist Nation
without ever knowing how it happened----"
Who on earth would publicly say such a thing,you may ask yourself?
Norman Thomas, Six-Time Socialist Party Presidential Candidate
and One of the Founders of the ACLU.

He's Telling you their plans right there,for gods sake!

87 posted on 09/07/2002 4:01:36 PM PDT by Pagey
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To: adam stevens
Wasn't the issue World War I and Lenin's opposition?

Sure, my only point was that "practical" communism doesn't give a hoot about the so called socialist phase of the revolution. Practical communism is just state sponsored terror, repression and death to bring about the revolution.

Theoretical communism is bascally a circle jerk by a bunch of lefties to see who can come up with the best ideas to get the state to give someone else your property.

Yes, I'm being flippant.

88 posted on 09/07/2002 4:12:47 PM PDT by Fzob
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To: Jim Noble
Comunists are socialists who mean it.

My favorite defintion is:

A Communist is a Socialist with *your* gun.

89 posted on 09/07/2002 4:42:58 PM PDT by AdamSelene235
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To: brityank
None from Virginia.
90 posted on 09/07/2002 4:47:33 PM PDT by VaBthang4
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To: brityank
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.

All the more reason to vote Republican. Throwing our votes away on fringe single-digit candidates will not right this wrong.

91 posted on 09/07/2002 4:51:17 PM PDT by Cultural Jihad
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To: brityank
Why are the majority black? Just an observation....nothing intended ;)
92 posted on 09/07/2002 5:18:15 PM PDT by chasio649
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To: brityank
bump
93 posted on 09/07/2002 6:14:43 PM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: Pagey
"The American People will never knowingly adopt Socialism, but under the name of Liberalism they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program until one day America will be a Socialist Nation without ever knowing how it happened----" Who on earth would publicly say such a thing,you may ask yourself?

--Norman Thomas, Six-Time Socialist Party Presidential Candidate and One of the Founders of the ACLU.

Chilling post repeat!

94 posted on 09/07/2002 10:56:42 PM PDT by Tribune7
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To: FreedomFriend
Who's not a socialist? I know that Tom Tancredo is a trusted patriot.

Another list could be - who in Congress represents what is good for America. I could only think of one name to put on it. Tancredo.

95 posted on 09/07/2002 11:10:32 PM PDT by blueriver
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To: brityank
Just look at Joe McCarthy smiling down on all these revelations: I never lost faith in you Joe.
96 posted on 09/07/2002 11:15:55 PM PDT by Uncle George
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March
Conyers Frank Waxman Waters - but not Hastings - LOL
97 posted on 09/07/2002 11:17:58 PM PDT by 185JHP
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To: Bigun
True about this list being posted as a thread here. But the past mumbers were 54, it has gone up to 59.
98 posted on 09/08/2002 6:28:27 AM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: Uncle George
Senator Joseph McCarthy
99 posted on 09/08/2002 6:31:58 AM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: Uncle George
Joe McCarthy was Right-By Chuck Morse
100 posted on 09/08/2002 6:38:13 AM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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