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The Liberal Assault on Our Federal Republic

Part VII: "Independent Administration of Elections"

Michael A. Wallace

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February 16, 2002

Preface

Preface
Section 1
Section 2
Summary



Part VII: "Independent Administration of Elections"

This segment will enrage Americans, especially at this juncture in our history.  The agenda outlined here will concern most patriotic Americans.

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 quite accurate.

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.

Introduction

The Pro-Democracy Movement and the Action Agenda for Electoral Reform define this plank as follows:

"As 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 find out.

Preface
Section 1
Section 2
Summary



Part VII: "Independent Administration of Elections"

 

 

 

 

1. As of September 15, 2001, Voter March claims membership and e-mail lists and e-groups currently totaling over 10,000 individuals.

2. www.ips-dc.org

3. The Voter's March - May 19, 2001 (Armed Forces Day): Another Expression of Liberal Illogic, by Michael A. Wallace, www.AmericasVoices.org


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Copyright Copyright 2020, 2003, 2004 by Michael A. Wallace & America's Voices, Inc.  All rights reserved.
Michael A. 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 America's 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 mwallace@americasvoices.org.

 

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