Will People Seize for Themselves the Initiative Congress Refuses to Represent? – Part I

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Will people seize for themselves the initiative Congress refuses to represent?

…a sincere movement among members of Congress to look beyond their own ambitions would begin the process of restoring a true sense of citizen responsibility throughout the American electorate. Instead of a politics of enforced narcissism, replete with stories about the self-promoting competition of ambitious individuals, America would witness the sobering spectacle of their representatives lifting up the lamp of their goodwill for the people, with no thought but to find the best person to champion their cause in the battle to restore respect for the sovereign responsibility the U.S. Constitution entrusts to the people. (Choice for Speaker: Could Reps actually do the right thing?)

As many of my readers expected, the GOP majority in the U.S. Congress shows no signs of abandoning the self-serving political paradigm characteristic of the elitist faction’s sham two party system. No sooner does Boehner’s own choice as his successor foul out of the race for Speaker of the House than we are subjected to the transparently pre-scripted spectacle of Paul Ryan, overcoming his Julius Caesar-like rejection of the crown reeking of phony noblesse oblige. Though McCarthy was well known among grassroots conservatives as a traitor to the Tea Party agenda, they were supposed to be gulled by the frequently mentioned fact that he was born into politics as a Tea Party baby.

Now the mere mention of Ryan’s name is supposed to make conservatives forget his role in promoting the bank bailout of 2008, which signaled the end game for America’s once-thriving middle class. Or the almost comically choreographed fight scene in the 2012 campaign, in which he attacked Barack Obama because he “never once lifted a hand” to defend nascent children from abortion. Or his tortuously worded embrace of Obama’s decision to enforce acceptance of homosexuality in the military, because “Now that it’s done, we should not reverse it. I think that would be a step in the wrong direction…” Or his longstanding support for policies that weaken the enforcement of America’s borders and immigration laws. Or his deeply ingrained admiration for Ayn Rand’s God-hating exaltation of licentious human freedom and ambition.

Far from being any kind of alternative to the Boehner-McConnell quisling mold, Paul Ryan is the consummate Washington insider, one who has thoroughly “made his bones” with the elitist faction powers-that-be in respect of almost every element of their agenda for oligarchic tyranny. He perfectly represents the soul-killing contradiction that presently corrupts the heart of the GOP. In that contradiction the decent, God-revering American character of the party’s grassroots conservative base is pitted against the elitist faction quislings who presently manipulate and control its primary activities.

By dismantling the constraining premises of rightful liberty set forth in the American Declaration of Independence these quislings seek to let loose the sovereign ambitions of the elitist few, thereby restoring what they believe to be the natural order of things, according to human will and power. The pretense that Paul Ryan offers any hope whatsoever of healing this divide is a symptom of the complete stranglehold GOP quislings have on the GOP. Instead of representing the priorities and allegiance of the GOP’s voter base, Ryan fully embodies the quisling mentality of complicity and preemptive capitulation.

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The people of the United States have never faced a more grave or fundamental threat to their character, their sovereignty, their constitutional liberty, than the wholesale assault we face today. Aspects of the threat involve foreign invasion and attack, but its unprecedented severity and likelihood of success arise from the anti-Constitutional will-to-power of a resourceful elitist faction, home grown yet loyal to nothing but what serves to consolidate their unconstrained domination. On that account, they seek to overturn the very liberty from whose blessings they harvested the wealth and influence which now empower their treachery.

In a recent article I reminded readers that America’s Founders foresaw just such an elitist threat. They counted on the U.S. House of Representatives to be the focal point for the task of informing and rallying the will of people against this threat, at the grassroots, throughout the nation. The GOP seemed willing to play this part during the Clinton era. On that account, in 1994 they recaptured a majority in the House for the first time in 40 years.

For some years, when Newt Gingrich was Speaker of the House, serious inroads looked to be made against the elitist faction’s corrupt influence in both the Democrat and Republican parties. But the elitist faction counterattacked successfully. They contrived to fabricate an assault against Gingrich that turned the momentum for decent reform against him, personally. Their strategy in this regard, and its success, exemplifies the fatal effect of the anti-constitutional elitist faction paradigm for politics that has gradually overtaken America’s politics since the end of the Reagan era

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Dr. Alan Keyes
Once a high-level Reagan-era diplomat, Alan Keyes is a long-time leader in the conservative movement. He is well-known as a staunch pro-life champion and an eloquent advocate of the constitutional republic, including respect for the moral basis of liberty and self-government. He has worked to promote an approach to politics based on the initiative of citizens of goodwill consonant with the with the principles of God-endowed natural right.

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