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From the Pen of David Horowitz: October 8, 2009

October 8, 2009


Americans did not want the McCain-Feingold Act, but we got it anyway. We did not want the Motor-Voter law, but now we live with its results. We did not ask for a Global War on Poverty, yet we are getting one all the same. This is a foretaste of life under Shadow Party rule. Some readers may have noted in Time magazine’s headline, “How to End Poverty” an eerie echo of the title Cloward and Piven gave to their 1966 article “The Weight of the Poor: A Strategy to End Poverty.” The philosopher George Santayana wrote in 1905, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” The full cost, in blood, treasure and broken lives, of Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty has yet to be tallied. The version which George Soros, Kofi Annan and Jeffrey Sachs are now readying for us will likely defy all efforts at quantification.

The Shadow Party, by David Horowitz and Richard Poe

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  1. MaryAnn permalink
    October 8, 2009 5:18 am

    We also don’t want universal health care and cap and trade, but are likely to get both in some form. Our politicians do not care what we want or don’t want. Tea parties, town hall meetings and marches do no good. What are citizens to do now?

  2. Geoff Brown permalink
    October 8, 2009 8:49 am

    Howdy MaryAnn
    We stop voting for goodies and vote for leaders who remember the Constitution. Then we validate the ones who follow the Constitution by re-electing them. That’s turning out to be darned difficult. Waaay too many people are voting their hands into other people’s pockets, forgetting (or never knowing) that robbing the “rich” impoverishes all.

  3. clyde griffin permalink
    October 8, 2009 10:59 am

    When the middle class disappears, the upper class and the bottom class will slam together, and that, in any language is the definition of collapse….LOCK N` LOAD!!!!

  4. Judy permalink
    October 8, 2009 2:08 pm

    Lyndon Johnson declared a war on poverty and poverty won. While I do not believe that all intervention to stem and lower poverty levels had altruistic beginnings, I do now understand the end result of institutionalized welfare, the broken and enslaved lives that benevelance without accountability, self-reliance, and self-initiative, support of family unity and faith has created a force robbing the American society of growth, wholeness, and health. When one segment of American society is in pain, we are all in pain and pay a price. In an effort to supplement the needs, and elevate those of less fortune, the programs have become prisons of the body and the soul. These prisoners become subject to the ebb and flow of a fickle government , it’s bureaucracies and it’s manipulators that seek to exploit the vulnerability of the desperate and financially disadvantaged. It seems that world leaders have not learned from the past and have doomed us to repeat a tragedy, but now on a global scale, but to what end?

    • October 8, 2009 3:44 pm

      Really well put, Jan. If only we could stop the madness…

  5. Joseph White permalink
    October 8, 2009 6:40 pm

    It’s sad, but true, that today’s congressmen seem to think they are minor aristocracy, and that we sovereign citizens are serfs. They seem to think that once they get their seats, they can keep them and pass them to their heirs.

    I think it’s time to empty the congress out and start all over with a new batch of people, and when we do, we set term limits, outlaw lobbying, and make them all sign ethics statements. Then once we have the congress, we do the same to the white house and then hold everyone to those ethics statements.

    I’m tired of them getting rich by stealing from us.

  6. Joyce Holmes permalink
    October 8, 2009 7:53 pm

    We keep hearing about our legislators who “forget” to pay their taxes, or “accidentally overlook” reporting a quarter of a million bucks, or who “trusted their tax program” or blah, blah, blah. I say We the People enact legislation that makes all of them undergo annual scrutiny of their tax returns in order for them to keep their job. No accepting foreign money to vote a certain way. If you do, prison! There should be a FIVE-Year-No-Lobbying Law after service in the Senate or the House. No foreign campaign funds. Who’s country is this, anyway? Saudi Arabia’s?

    We as citizens should be able to vote in laws that control our Congress. Obviously, if we wait for them to do it, it will NEVER happen. These people have been running amok for decades and it is only going to get worse.

    Now, they have voted that we can’t see what they are going to vote on before they do it to us. Well, grab the Vasoline and bend over! What audacity! What gall! What egotistic insanity! AND, they just expect us to take it without a peep.

    After the march in D.C. did Obarfa even acknowledge the PEOPLE? No, he was too busy. Michelle, the plans they made put an end to you. This is government’s way of giving us a lobotomy. We will say, “I don’t remember agreeing to this!” Too bad, it will be too late.

  7. Walt permalink
    October 8, 2009 9:42 pm

    It has become more and more evident that the United States does not really have a representative form of government any longer. If anyone had any doubts, one only had to listen to the remarks of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Representative Barney Frank, and Barack Obama’s David Axelrod to see what contempt the majority party in Washington D.C. has for much of the public. These politicians and others do not even feel it is necessary to even go through the motions of consulting the general public before passing serious legislation. This is not entirely surprising, since the majority of Congressional seats, especially in the House of representatives, are uncompetitive. An incumbent who runs in that state or in such a district is almost assured of being returned to office for as long as they care to run. Over time an increasing arrogance and sense of entitlement dominates the thinking of such a legislator.

  8. October 8, 2009 11:48 pm

    Nice quotes. So what are we going to do about it?

    And BTW, when is “Destructive Generation” going to be used as the basis of a movie? Where is our “George Soros” to fund such a project?

    • October 9, 2009 6:08 am

      “And BTW, when is “Destructive Generation” going to be used as the basis of a movie?”

      Working on it.

  9. MaryAnn permalink
    October 9, 2009 5:24 am

    What congress is debating now is how much control the government will have over us; our representatives have accepted the premise that government should have some degree of control. A lot of damage can be done between now and 2010. And while we debate the nationalization of our economy, who’s paying attention to what Obama is doing at the U.N. and the G-20 meetings? We are losing our country and the liberty it was founded in. I’m glad I’m old. My heart breaks for the children who might never know what America was and is supposed to be.

  10. Sherry Kunkle permalink
    October 9, 2009 9:41 am

    I wanted to thank you !!! I have bought 2 of your books The Shadow Party and the Unholy Alliance. I saw a tunnel and a light at the end and I did not realize it was the train .. I am afraid . I am the wife of a former Marine , God , country and family . I have seen alot in the last 20 yrs and I just as well said I saw a UFO for as little as people paid attention. I do not know what is our future , but I do know its about the good fight. Please understand our fight . I laugh and cry alittle outside of myself because we are the ones ( Marines , army etc .. ) that pay the cost .. No tv to our grieve no talk show host top what we give to allow persons like Letterman , or Mauher * if I spelled their name right , or Michael Moores of the world,, that get it .. We as wives, parents or the military have the understanding what we give everyday,, God Bless us all we are about to find out , aren’t we ..

  11. October 10, 2009 9:49 am

    You can trace “Big Government” back to the 1930s or 1890s, depending on the bench mark. The first is FDR and the “Government can Save Us” idea that gave us welfare and the housing projects. From that, came “Urban Renewal” which destroyed whole neighborhoods and created “the Homeless” by destroying their habitat. Then, they had to take care of the homeless……

    However, a lot of our current problems stem from that first period that Hillary so happily bonds with: The Progressive movement of the 1890s championed by Teddy Roosevelt and also supported by Taft and Wilson. This is where the War on Drugs really started and how “Big Medicine” bloated health care costs.

    Combine both movements and you get the League of Nations (a Wilson idea) followed by the United Nations (FDR and the Five Powers that started the Security Council). Our current nightmare is Barry O and the Democrats wanting us to take orders from the UN and World Court.

  12. Dr J permalink
    October 10, 2009 4:01 pm

    I suggest perhaps considering great Generals such as Portreus & McChrystal & others for our next political leaders. They are TRUE leaders, organizers, decision makers, protectors, innovators & will die to protect & defend the US Constitution & all of us Americans in order to presrve liberty & freedom. These folks are tough & not afraid to face the enemy, either foreign or DOMESTIC! They are proven heroes in my humble opinion.


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