I will resist the temptation of rehashing the chronic lies of Vice President Gore since many others have already more than adequately chronicled what is becoming a huge list of exaggerations, misstatements, hyperbole and flat out lies. However, I continue to be amazed that polling data reflects such a close presidential race given the humongous compendium of negative facts available concerning Vice President Al Gore.
This is a crucial election. It is not hyperbole to suggest that a potential unintended consequence of the results of this contest will be the difference between New Age socialism and maintaining the tenuous fiction of liberty and freedom.
Some of my listeners and readers who are underwhelmed with the presidential options this November often repeat the refrain, "Would you rather drive over the cliff at 40mph or at 70mph?" Well, obviously, not driving over the cliff at all is preferred. However, if, as has been suggested the two viable options (the reality check) we face are a slower or faster route to New World Order globalism, I choose the slower route.
I have often observed the republic is in jeopardy because of incrementalism. Bad stuff has happened a little at a time over a long period of time. In order to reverse the tide of incremental destruction of liberty and freedom, it requires an incremental offensive, and it takes time to reverse the sins of the past. Therefore, the more time we can buy, the more likely we are to be able to stop the bad guys (the socialist new age globalists), and restore the country to the constitutional republic the framers intended.
George W. Bush is not the ideal candidate. I do not agree with much of what he is prepared to compromise. However, given the chilling option of a mach-2 Al Gore flight to Marxism with ribbons, Bush is the only viable option.
In August of 1857 Frederick Douglass noted, "Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its waters. This struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a struggle! Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did, and it never will. Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue until they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress."
If, notwithstanding the litany of Al Gore lies, corruption, abuse of power under the color of authority, malfeasance and radical socialist agenda, the American people are really split close to even on the merits of the two protagonists in this drama, I submit a suggestion to the Republicans that could and should help close the ubiquitous "undecided voters."
The mainstream press appears to be complicit in helping the vice president dissemble, lie and avoid any serious negative consequences for his abhorrent behavior. It is unrealistic to assume anything substantive can be done to shame, cajole, harass or compel the mainstream to objectively do their job. However, despite the refusal of the mainstream to offend their liberal buddies, there may be a way to stack the deck in favor of reason.
Thomas Jefferson once noted, "In a republican nation whose citizens are to be led by reason and persuasion and not by force, the art of reasoning becomes of first importance."
it is true both candidates are establishment types. It is true that neither
appears willing to staunchly defend and protect the Constitution. However,
any administration is the sum total of its parts. Clinton-Gore in reality
has been Clinton-Gore-Cohen-Albright-Reno-Talbot-Begala-
Pena-Richardson-O'Leary-et al. The "most ethical administration in history" has in fact proven to be the most corrupt, scandal-ridden administration in modern times.
Therefore, I suggest that prior to the election, Gov. Bush announce his full cabinet and sell to the American people "The Dream Team."
Consider the potential impact if Bush-Cheney were to announce the following cabinet before the election: Gen. Colin Powell as Secretary of State; Gen. Charles Krulak as Secretary of Defense; Larry Klayman as Attorney General (OK, I'm goofing on that but you get the idea); Chris Cox; Ron Paul; Bob Barr; John Ashkroft. ...
Al Gore has repeatedly demonstrated his disdain for the very document to which he swore a sacred oath to "preserve and protect against all enemies, foreign and domestic." His repeated references to the presumed fluidity of the framers' words is sufficient to gag a maggot. His most recent pandering performance on MTV reminded me immediately of a previous MTV performance by Bill Clinton in March '94 where he said, "When we got organized as a country and we wrote a fairly radical Constitution with a radical Bill of Rights, giving a radical amount of individual freedom to Americans. ..."
Radical? Hey Bubba, in case you missed it, they had just fought a war for independence. A war they reluctantly were compelled to wage as a result of abuse of power under the color of authority and repeated refusal to respond to a long list of usurpations. You damnbetcha it was radical. The very concepts of freedom and liberty were radical. You got a problem with that?
Clinton went on to say, "And so a lot of people say there's too much personal freedom." Bullfeathers! Who are these "lot of people"? Why are freedom and liberty anathema? He said, "When personal freedom's being abused, you have to move to limit it." Yeah, just like Hitler did, just like Stalin did. ...
And those comments were not the momentary brain bubble as a function of his MTV audience. He believes. March 11, 1993, on page 2A of USA Today the president actually was quoted as saying, "We can't be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans. ..." Hellfireanddamnation, boy! That is exactly what you are supposed to do -- or did you skip over the "all men are created equal" part?
Bush has a unique opportunity he should exploit. By choosing honorable men and women of stature, and credibility, he could and would present a stark contrast to the Janet Reno-Strobe Talbot model. By selecting and naming men and women who have a record of demonstrating not only an understanding and appreciation of duty, honor, country, but a demonstrative resume of having actually walked the walk, I believe even the myopic, apathetic, uninformed masses could and would rush to the polls to support an administration that would be the very antithesis of the Big Brother, "we must control you because we know better" type administration we have suffered under for eight years and could eviscerate the very essence of what the framers intended for the republic.
Robert Heinlein was more than a science fiction writer. He was in many ways a philosopher. He observed, "The human race divides itself politically into those who want to be controlled, and those who have no such desire." If you want and need to be controlled, if you want Big Brother to feed off your hard work to redistribute the wealth, if you flat out don't care if your leaders lie to you, abuse their office, and enslave you as chattel for their would-be controller masters, then vote for Al Gore.
When you look beyond the "bread and circuses" you will see that Ayn Rand may have been a prophet. In "The Nature of Government," Rand wrote, "We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force." We are just about there right now. The only missing ingredient is an Al Gore presidency.
wrote in "Spirit of the Laws," "When once a republic is corrupted, there
is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils but by removing
the corruption and restoring its lost principles; every other correction
is either useless or a new evil." It is more than just curious that Thomas
Jefferson copied that quote into his "Commonplace Book."