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The Liberal Assault on Our Federal Republic

Part X: "Conclusions"

Michael A. Wallace

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September 15, 2002

Introduction

Voter's March and the Democratic Party:  Who Are They?

At the Voter's March rally on the Capitol's East steps last May 19, 2001 Armed Forces Day - protesters portrayed themselves as aggrieved Democrat serfs in the righteous vanguard of their Party, going to storm the White House and Supreme Court to reclaim power.  There is no question they saw Al Gore as their heir potentate denied his crown.

I experienced their closed-minded prejudice, condescending bigotry, and bullying behavior, and I detected in them an intolerance and hatred for our Republic's values.  Being threatened with death on the steps of the Nation's Capitol would certainly leave one with this opinion, wouldn't it?  Their arrogance, willful distortion of fact, and intention to disrupt and divide America not unite it convinced me that I would oppose whatever influence these folks think they had or would have.

I spoke with some tourists at the Voter's March rally who were casually observing the event, but were not participants.  They confessed to be registered Democrats, yet they thought Voter's March people were nuts and kooks.  In retrospect, that was the first tremor of an alarm indicating something may be amiss.

Before leaving the Capitol's East steps that day, I decided to independently study their "Voters' Bill of Rights" and interpret issues as fairly as I could in light of my admittedly conservative political beliefs.  That decision was the impetus for this series.

Midway through writing this series, I allowed two friends to critique a segment, which then compelled them to look at Voter's March.  One was a declared independent, and one was to the "left" on the political spectrum.  I was apprehensive while waiting for their opinions.  Somewhat surprisingly, both vehemently disagreed with the "liberals" of Voter's March.  In fact, it was suggested that these people are not liberal at all, but instead are Socialists.  The alarm was now ringing fully.  I began to wonder.  Were they Democrats?  Were they representatives and ambassadors of Democratic Party values?

I freely admit I have a harsh opinion of the Democratic Party.  I believe it supports the "Action Agenda for Electoral Reform" where the "Voters' Bill of Rights" they propose is found.  I believe it also supports Voter's March.  I also believe the liberalism of the Democratic Party is not representative of the sentiments of most Americans.  No matter how often Joseph Lieberman and Hillary Clinton stand shoulder to shoulder and profess that the Democratic Party is the party of the center, they dissemble.

Personally, I would be ashamed to call myself a Democrat, knowing the legacy of the party.  I think if decent people who consider themselves Democrats truly knew their own party's history, they would perhaps see the platforms it advocates in a far different light and likely reach different conclusions on a variety of domestic and international issues.

There is no such hope for many in Voter's March.  They are intolerant of opposing opinion and possess an anger that precludes rational debate.  In the past several months, I have received mail from these folks none of which contains a shred of intellectual counter-argument.  It is all emotional invective and bile.

I therefore view the Voter's March as a collection of arrogant, ignorant spoilers, as much a nuisance and as objectionable as a yapping poodle.  Still, many of their ideas, if implemented, represent a potential threat to our Republic.  At times I have agreed with their positions, but more times I have not, and I have explained why.1

Given that the Democratic Party and various labor organizations support the efforts of these people and have done little if nothing to distance themselves from them, I am led to one of two possible conclusions.  Either the Democratic Party is using these people as a tool to weaken our nation in a quest for power, or, these people are using the Democratic Party.  In either case, a relationship clearly exists.2

The greatest fuel to their activity is certainly not the logic of their arguments, the righteousness of their cause, or their organization and financing.  If they are at all effective, it is because conservatives view them as the hysterical "fringe", dismiss them, and then quietly proceed about their lives.  This approach is, unfortunately, precisely how liberties and freedoms are eroded.

I believe civil rights and freedom are under continual assault and that their defense is an unending endeavor.

I leave Voter's March behind for a few minutes to touch upon a supporting theme in my argument.  It will put the Voter's March rabble into a continuum and lend perspective.  Like a lawyer pleading with a judge for tolerance and permission to continue a line of argument, let me assure you a point will be made.

 

 

 

1. I will not spell out here the precise points where I agree or disagree with Voter's March and the "Voters' Bill of Rights".  The previous nine segments make those divisions clear.

2. Their organization should be thoroughly investigated funding sources, ties to other domestic and international political and social organizations they collaborate with, specific linkages with Democrat Party leadership, etc.

Liberal Assault on Our Federal Republic Series


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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