Straight from the Chuck Wagon, Mr. Baldwin peals back the layers of slime and tells us the truth. This is the reason why, unless we ask God for discernment, and truly scrutinize our representatives, and the grass root movements. If we don't then it will be business as usual in Washington D. C.
A Warning To The Tea Party NationBy Chuck BaldwinFebruary 12, 2010
As far as grassroots activism goes, the surge in Tea Parties across Americais one of the more encouraging developments to recently take place. Itreminds me of the "Conservative Revolution" of 1994, when the GOP reclaimedboth the US Senate and House of Representatives. At that time, it had beenover 40 years since the Republican Party controlled both the US House andSenate. And, between the two, the House victories were the most significant.
Spurred mostly by the election of Bill Clinton in 1992, a host of young,energetic freshman Republicans marched into Washington, D.C., determined toreturn a burgeoning and out-of-control federal leviathan to theconstitutional precepts of limited government. I'm talking aboutthen-freshman House members such as Helen Chenoweth, Steve Largent, BobBarr, Joe Scarborough, Sonny Bono, John Shadegg, J.C. Watts, etc. Theseyoung conservatives went to Washington, D.C., determined to reduce thegrowth and size of the federal government
The vehicle used to transport these young conservatives from grassrootsactivism to US House and Senate seats was the highly touted "Contract withAmerica" (CWA), which was orchestrated by House Speaker-to-be, NewtGingrich. The CWA included a promise to the American people that if theywould give the GOP a majority in Congress, they would eliminate up to 5federal departments--such as the Departments of Energy and Education--andmany federal agencies.
Obviously, not only did the GOP-controlled Congress not eliminate a singlefederal department or agency--or even shrink the size of the federalgovernment at all--it expanded the size and scope of the federal governmentat every level. And there is one reason for it: Big Government neoconsposing as champions of conservatism co-opted and destroyed the ConservativeRevolution of 1994.
If one wants to put names to these treasonous wretches (and I do), I'mtalking about charlatans such as Newt Gingrich and Trent Lott. Anyone whothinks that Newt Gingrich is a real conservative or that he will do anythingto reduce the size and scope of the federal government needs to speak withany of those Republican members of the freshman class of 1994. (Sadly, too,some of the members of that great freshman class went on to become BigGovernment toadies themselves. Such is the power of that Putrid Province bythe Potomac.)
The Tea Parties of 2010 remind me very much of the Conservative Revolutionof 1994. And if the Tea Party Nation is not very careful, they will succumbto the same fate. The signs of a silent takeover of the movement are alreadyappearing.
First of all, the Tea Parties were actually born during the Presidentialcampaign of Congressman Ron Paul of Texas in 2007 and 2008. For all intentsand purposes, the Tea Parties and the Ron Paul Revolution were one and thesame. These were (mostly) young people, who were sick and tired of the sameold establishment Republican Party. They were tired of establishmentRepublicans selling out the principles of limited government; they weretired of the US Constitution being ignored and trampled by both Republicansand Democrats; they were tired of an incessant interventionist US foreignpolicy that keeps sending US forces overseas to advance a burgeoning NewWorld Order (NWO); they were tired of perpetual war; they were tired of thebank bailouts; they were tired of the Federal Reserve; etc
I know this because I met--and spoke before--the Tea Party Nation in Stateafter State as I campaigned for Dr. Paul during the Republican primariesback in 2008. And I met them again all over America, as I was running as anIndependent candidate for President--with Ron Paul's endorsement, no less. Iwas with them in scores of meetings (big and small) from Washington, D.C.,to Spokane, Washington, and all points in between.
But now many of the Tea Parties are distancing themselves from Dr. Paul andembracing establishment players such as Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck. EvenNewt Gingrich is being courted. Watch out, Tea Party Nation: you're indanger of losing your soul! Newt Gingrich is not one of you. He is not yourfriend. He is an imposter. He will destroy you just like he almostsingle-handedly destroyed the Conservative Revolution of 1994
Plus, be careful about Sarah Palin and other establishment Republicans.Palin is currently playing both sides. She is promoting Big Governmentneocons such as John McCain on the one hand, and sincereconservative-libertarians such as Rand Paul on the other hand. But if onewants a real barometer of Palin's true colors, look no further than herendorsement of Rick Perry in Texas.
Perry is the quintessential establishment Republican. Perry has been inoffice for some 9 years, and what has he done to thwart the NWO in Texas?Nothing! Perry is even a Bilderberg Group attendee. What has he done forState sovereignty in Texas? Nothing! In fact, he supports the North AmericanUnion and the NAFTA superhighway. What has he done to resist Obama'suniversal health care proposals? Nothing! What has he done to protect thecitizens of Texas against an emerging Police State? Nothing! What has hedone to fight illegal immigration? Nothing!
As a result of both Rick Perry's establishment business-as-usual politics inTexas and the proliferating grassroots Tea Party movement, counterattackingestablishment politics, a Tea Partier herself has entered the race for Texasgovernor. Her name is Debra Medina. As the Tea Party Nation in Texas alreadyknows, Medina is one of you.
Medina is committed to preserving Texas' independence and sovereignty. Sheis opposed to the Patriot Act. She will secure the Texas border. She willgive Texas Vermont-style open carry freedoms for gun owners. She wants toget rid of unconstitutional property taxes in Texas. She will stop the NAFTAsuperhighway. Medina is the real deal.
So, what did Sarah Palin do? She went to Texas and endorsed Rick Perry! I'msorry, ladies and gentlemen, playing political games in order to rake inhundreds of thousands of dollars on the speaking and book-signing circuitsis not what the Tea Parties are all about.
Tea Parties are supposed to be about putting principle over politics,supporting and defending the US Constitution, supporting limited governmentand personal liberty, getting rid of the Federal Reserve, abolishing theIRS, ending preemptive and pervasive wars, and putting truth and integrityback into government.
Don't get me wrong; there are things about Sarah Palin that I like. Iespecially appreciate her pro-life and pro-Second Amendment stands. I alsoappreciate her signing the Alaska State sovereignty resolution while she wasgovernor. By all indications, she did a good job as Alaska's chiefexecutive. At the national level, however, she favors the Patriot Act--andeven wants to expand it. She supported the banker bailouts. And when itcomes to foreign policy issues, Palin is just another neocon. Plus, as withmost Republicans at the national level, I think she is clueless about theNWO. And please remember, it was Mr. New World Order himself, HenryKissinger, who vetted Palin on behalf of McCain.
The Tea Party Nation should expect better!
The Nation also needs to be careful about Glenn Beck. He says many of theright things. He is likeable and charismatic; but he's also dead wrong on anumber of issues--issues that are critical to the Tea Party Nation. He'sdead wrong when he attempts to disparage and impugn Congressman Ron Paul,saying Dr. Paul is a "crazy, kooky guy." He's dead wrong in supporting thebanker bailouts. He's dead wrong when he supports raising taxes (which hehas done on several occasions). He was dead wrong when he supported thePatriot Act. He is dead wrong when he viciously attacks the 9/11 victims'families who demand further information about what happened to their lovedones on that fateful day. And he is dead wrong when he mocks people such asAlan Keyes and Joe Farah for demanding that Barack Obama release his birthcertificate--if he indeed has one.
And now I hear that there are some self-professed members of the Tea PartyNation who are actually running for Congressman Paul's US House seat inTexas. If this is not a sign that establishment Republicans are hijackingthe Tea Party movement, I don't know what is. Remember, the Tea Partymovement began as a support base for the Ron Paul Revolution back in 2007.
I strongly encourage the Tea Party faithful to read Jane Hamsher's recentcolumn on this subject:
Important article from Jane Hamsher
I say again, be careful, Tea Party Nation. You are being infiltrated. Youare being compromised. You are being neutered. Stick to your principles.Stick with the Constitution. Keep opposing unconstitutional, preemptivewars. Keep calling for the abolition of the Federal Reserve. Keep fightingfor less taxes, reduced federal spending, and states' rights. Keep opposingthe Patriot Act and the New World Order. Don't abandon Ron Paul. Be wary ofpeople such as Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck. You don't need "big name"celebrities to give you credibility. As Samson's strength depended onkeeping his hair uncut, your strength lies in keeping your principlesintact. And unless you want to wind up like the Republican freshmen in 1994,avoid Newt Gingrich like the plague!
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