February 16, 2002
will enrage Americans, especially at this juncture in our
history. The agenda outlined here will concern most
In previous segments I have used the term liberal and Democrat
almost synonymously, all the while growing in appreciation and
knowledge as I researched each segment that these labels are not
As I have come to comprehend the dangers of the Pro-Democracy
Movement to our Republic I have also come to comprehend that
being "liberal" or "conservative" is not the
dividing distinction in Americans. The division lay with
the degree to which individual Americans embrace philosophies
and policies that irrevocably endanger the underlying strength
and endurance of our Republic - regardless of what their own
pronounced label may be.
Yesterday, I engaged in a spirited and non-contentious
discussion with a woman whom I have known for several years and
whom I greatly admire for her wit, intelligence and passionate
candor. Any discussion with Karla is spirited! Karla
found out about this series I have been writing, and after
reading Segment VI, called me for an explanation regarding the
fuzzy and inaccurate distinctions.
I explained to Karla the process of revelation I have
experienced over three months of research and writing. I
told Karla that the true danger to our Republic is extreme
radicalism and that I judge the dangers of Pro-Democracy
Movement proposals solely in terms of our Constitution and their
impact on our Republic.
I will not attempt to place Karla on the scale of our political
spectrum for doing so will mischaracterize the complexity of her
beliefs. For me, it is sufficient to know – and let it
not be doubted - she is a patriot in Service to America. I
will simply say this. We both recognize that many people
who call themselves "liberal" do not and would not
approve of all the proposals made by the Pro-Democracy Movement,
just as not all "conservatives" oppose every element
of every proposal.
Not many "liberals" know about this Movement that
professes to speak for them.1
I have the strong sense and am very close to concluding that
proselytes for this reform agenda are outright socialists hiding
behind a label of "liberal", and do so in order to
gain an odor and aura of probity, while casting
"conservatives" (Republicans) as anti-democratic.
The Pro-Democracy Movement and the Action
Agenda for Electoral Reform define this plank as follows:
the election controversy in Florida has proved, the
partisan or bi-partisan control of electoral
institutions can cast a cloud of illegitimacy across
what should be the simple act of vote counting.
Electoral commissions at all levels of government should
be free of control by any political party. Many
countries, including neighboring Canada and Mexico,
already have such bodies. We need to move to
emulate those kinds of truly impartial systems."2
I am going
to rip this argument to shreds, beginning with the words of Mr.
Acosta who spoke at the Voter March on May 19, 2001, and then
with correspondence from Louis Posner, the founder and organizer
of Voter March.
For a full flavor of what transpired at the Voter March on the
U.S. Capitol steps on May 19, 2001, I refer the voter to a
report that was filed about it.3
Dave Dilegge and I "infiltrated" the protest in a
rather brazen manner – we had Bush-Cheney signs and wore our
now trademark covers (hats for you non-military folks) upon
which we have Marine Corps insignia and US flag pins.
In the course of Acosta's diatribe against President Bush and
our Republic, he flatly stated, "We need United Nations
inspectors to monitor American elections." This
statement elicited applause from his fans. This statement
was spouted shortly after saying, "They [meaning
Republicans] mugged democracy and stole the
election." In a snide tone he said, "We know
what they did in Florida." "It wasn't just
Florida, and not just last fall."
These statements particularly caught my attention, but I
wondered when and how they would follow through on such a
proposal concerning UN inspectors. It didn't take long to
As of September 15, 2001, Voter March claims membership and e-mail
lists and e-groups currently totaling over 10,000 individuals.
Voter's March - May 19, 2001 (Armed Forces Day): Another
Expression of Liberal Illogic,
by Michael A. Wallace, www.AmericasVoices.org
Liberal Assault on
Our Federal Republic
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by Michael A. Wallace & America's Voices, Inc.
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Wallace is a registered Republican, a former
Eagle Scout, a Lifetime Member of the National Rifle
Association, a strong believer in Second Amendment rights, a
retired Marine officer, and a pro-life advocate –- all things
liberals seem to dislike. In addition to his affiliation with
Voices, Mike is a founding member of ConservaVets,
a conservative veteran's organization (which has since become Rally4America).
Mike uses thorough constitutional and historical research to analyze and
explain key moral and political issues of the day. He particularly
enjoys debunking the myths and lies perpetrated by the many liberal
groups who claim to speak for most Americans and by those who
misrepresent Constitutional principles to further their own agendas. E-mail
Mike at email@example.com.