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From the Pen of David Horowitz: August 27, 2009

August 27, 2009

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I am now as prominent on the conservative side of the ideological divide as I once was in the ranks of the Left. But the conservatives I have joined are unlike the enemies I once imagined. The name itself does not begin to identify who they are. Or who I am. The collapse of Communism and the progressive future reveals how the moral language of politics has been hijacked by radicals. The fallen angels of the progressive left—Marxist and socialist—have been exposed as the reactionary ghosts of an oppressive past. It is the ideological adversaries of the Left who float on the wave of a future that is free.

Radical Son

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3 Comments
  1. carterthewriter permalink
    August 27, 2009 7:17 am

    Leftist ideals born from the abuses within the Nixon presidency seem to have evolved to the point where they have embraced those same tactics.

    It takes a man to realize this and a fool, not to.

  2. Roberto Enrique Benitez II permalink
    August 27, 2009 11:04 pm

    Just as today’s “progressives” look to the past to resurrect a socialist, if not fascist, welfare nanny one-party state, we conservatives must look to the past and a document our Founding Fathers wrote. Tragically it’s not the Constitution that we must now look to for it’s dead as far as both major parties are concerned. They give lip service to it while cravenly and egregiously gutting its very essence. We’re no longer a democratic Republic under the rule of Constitutional Law. One need only examine which of the Amendments in the Bill of Rights are still inviolate save the Third — so far.

    With very few exceptions, the Republican Party has either acquiesced to the neoconservatives, self-described former liberals who were mugged by reality but who refused to press charges, or traded its 1994 Contract with America for a contract on America, believing that the principles the party once stood for; limited government, fiscal sanity, low taxation, avoidance of unnecessary foreign entanglements, freedom from a legion of hungry bureaucrats, freedom to openly worship God, and justice for even the common man were not appreciated by their fellow countrymen and therefore it decided to gorge at the public trough.

    So what document should Patriots, dedicated to preserving constitutional rule, dust off and take to heart with a vengeance? It’s the Declaration of Independence, a document that detailed the very onerous actions of a central government like we face today. If we’re to remain a free people we must dust of the Declaration and remember the reason that Thomas Jefferson said the Second Amendment was written. We must remember that the original Tea Parties were in defiance of oppressive governmental authority and were committed by men who were willing to take up arms when all appeals to reason were rejected by that oppressive government bent on subjugating them to the status of servitude.

    If we hesitate, if our hearts fail, we’ll likely need to greet each other with Sieg Heil, Comrade in a USA that will become the USSA. Winston Churchill put it well when he said “If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a small chance of survival. There may even be a worse case: you may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.” If we fail to heed the warning, then in the fullness of time in the East we’ll need to buy prayer rugs and learn the direction of Mecca; and in the West we’ll need to learn what “Por la Raza todo. Fuera de La Raza nada” means.

    The choice is ours. As Senator Carl Schurz said, “My country, right or wrong; if right, to be kept right if wrong, to be set right. “ Where are our Patrick Henrys, our Paul Reveres, and our Samuel Adams when we need them?

    A politically incorrect conservative curmudgeon

    • carterthewriter permalink
      August 28, 2009 6:51 am

      Aptly stated and I concur standing by your side, sir.

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