Americans must wake up to the fact that their beloved party BUT FOR A FEW PRINCIPLED MEMBERS SUCH AS Rep. Michele Bachmann , Rick Santorum AND OTHERS HAVE BEEN TAKEN OVER BY BIG GOVERNMENT PROGRESSIVES WHO HATE THE AMERICAN DREAM OF THE FOUNDERS!
VOTE THEM ALL OUT, CLEANSE THE PIPES OF FREEDOM
Excerpted from Howard Phillips Issues & Strategy Bulletin of July 31, 1998
REPUBLICANS NEVER DISAPPOINT–THEY CAN ALWAYS BE COUNTED ON TO BETRAY OUR CAUSE
I must take issue with those of my conservative friends who say that the Republicans disappoint them. How can that be? The Republicans never disappoint me.
They can always be relied upon to sell out the principles for which they profess to stand, and which they corruptly claim to embrace in order to yet again secure our support.
The latest example [AS OF 1998] of “now you see it, now you don’t” is Congress taxing you yet again to subsidize the International Monetary Fund, which collects the debts owed the big banks and financial institutions in consequence of loans which, at the time they are issued, are quite predictably nonrecoverable. And there is always an excuse to continue.
“LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR” LEADERSHIP IS INEVITABLE RESULT OF “BIG TENT” STRATEGY OF GOP
Here follow excerpts from the conclusion of my May 1 address to a meeting of the Council for National Policy held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Tysons Corner, Virginia:
“The Republican Party has become the proverbial ‘house divided against itself’.
“The Republican Party has lost its moral energy, and, indeed, its raison d’etre becomes ever less discernible with each new retreat from principle and betrayal of commitment.
“Some of its elected officials oppose abortion completely. Others are unwilling to do anything to challenge abortion.
“Newt Gingrich favors statehood for Puerto Rico, but many within the GOP oppose statehood as an unwise objective.”
REPUBLICANS HAVE INCREASED FEDERAL ROLE IN EDUCATION
“Most grass-roots Republicans favor parental control of education, but the Republican Party in Congress has voted even more spending on education than Bill Clinton himself requested.”
GOP’S FALSE FLAG IS MORE DANGEROUS TO OUR CAUSE THAN CLINTON
“The list is endless – NAFTA, the World Trade Organization, the Mexican bailout, NATO expansion, racial, ethnic, and gender quotas, Legal Services, Planned Parenthood subsidies, Gay Men’s Health Crisis, National Endowment for the Arts, tax policy, spending policy, and so much more.”
THE REPUBLICAN CONGRESS HAS VOTED RECORD HIGH TAXES AND SPENDING
“Since the election of 1994, Republicans have controlled the Congress. Under budget agreements for which they have voted, Federal spending is set to rise from one trillion, five hundred fifteen billion, seven hundred million dollars in Fiscal Year 1995 (the year when they came to office) to one trillion, eight hundred seventy-nine billion, seven hundred million dollars in Fiscal Year 2002 (which begins in 2001). Already, in Fiscal Year 1998, spending has increased by more than $200 billion annually since the GOP took power (or office).”
GINGRICH & CO. VOTED TO RAISE OUR INCOME TAXES BY A QUARTER TRILLION DOLLARS PER YEAR
“Similarly, Federal income taxes, collected annually, have increased from five hundred ninety billion dollars in 1995 to six hundred ninety-one billion dollars in the current Fiscal Year, and will further increase to eight hundred thirty-nine billion, eight hundred million dollars in Fiscal Year 2002.
“Other taxes have climbed as well since the 1994 election, including FICA, business taxes, excise taxes, and estate and gift taxes. Only one area of collection has dropped – customs, duties, and fees.”
TARIFFS ON FOREIGNERS WOULD BE BETTER THAN TAXES ON AMERICANS
“That’s right. Tariffs, which were, until 1894, the principal source of revenue to the Federal government, are currently yielding relatively little income, in consequence of trade agreements based on the false notion that it is better to place direct taxes on American workers and businesses than tariffs on foreign companies and foreign products.”
OUR GOAL SHOULD BE CONTROL OF THE GOVERNMENT, NOT CONTROL OF THE PARTY
“This state of division in the Republican Party is an insuperable problem. No matter how many platforms conservatives write, the division will remain. To unite the Republican Party, Christians and conservatives would be obliged to surrender their agenda, even were they to control its leadership and choose its nominees.”
REPUBLICANS ARE WRONG WHEN IT MATTERS–WITH US WHEN IT DOESN’T COUNT
“We are told by Newt Gingrich that significant changes cannot be made until there is a Republican President. Others say that more seats are needed in the House or the Senate.”
PERMANENTLY DIVIDED GOP CAN’T BE REFORMED—IT MUST FIRST BE REJECTED AND THEN REPLACED
“But, even with a Republican President, and with two-thirds majorities in both Houses of Congress, fundamental divisions within the Republican Party on the most important issues, including abortion, taxes, sovereignty, and Constitutional accountability, combined with a lack of Constitutional discernment and fidelity, even among many of its strongest conservative and Christian leaders, will prevent the GOP from ever putting America back on the right track.”
A CONSPIRACY TO HOLD OFFICE WHICH IS AN OBSTACLE TO REAL CHANGE
“The Republican Party is no longer a coalition to change policy, but rather a conspiracy to hold power. But the conspiracy no longer works because so many of those who have been gathered together under the banner of the elephant are at odds with one another.”
THEY SEEK TO SEDUCE CONSTITUTIONAL CONSERVATIVES, BUT THEY’LL NEVER MARRY OUR PRINCIPLES
“However, it is argued that a Big Tent is needed to gain and hold office. It is true that status quo Republicans do in fact need Christian and conservative support to stay in office. But it is not true that Christians, conservatives, and Constitutionalists need to be unequally yoked with those by whom we and our principles are held in profound contempt.”
“Indeed, it is the ‘lowest common denominator’ majority strategy of the Republican Party which is at the heart of many of its problems.”
GINGRICH THINKS HE WILL LOSE HIS JOB IF HE PUSHES A CONSERVATIVE AGENDA
“For Newt Gingrich to remain as Speaker, he has to stay on good terms with 217 of his Congressional colleagues.
“The best way to stay on good terms simultaneously with pro-lifers and pro-aborts, with free traders and economic nationalists, is to do as little as possible. That will always be the case – however much he doth protest.”
GOP’S “MAJORITY” STRATEGY CAN BE TRUMPED BY CONSTITUTIONAL PLURALISM
“The answer for us is to weld together those who are in agreement, to build a new coalition which could elect a plurality President who will govern by maintaining and building on his plurality strength and translating it into sufficient support in Congress to have his vetoes sustained.”
CONSTITUTION FACILITATES VICTORY BY PLURALITY
“It is easier for us to prevail with a united plurality than a divided majority. The genius of our electoral college system under the Constitution is that, in the context of 51 separate electoral contests, a united plurality force, which brings together millions of pro-family voters committed to one nation under God, with liberty and justice for all, and the comprehensive defense of our God-given rights to life, liberty, and property, can win, state by state, 100 percent of each such state’s presidential electors – even while commanding only a plurality of each such state’s popular votes.”
IT’S MORALLY OBLIGATORY TO CAST ASIDE DECEITFULLY CORRUPT GOP LEADERS
“My friends, it is long past time to reject the counsels of defeatism and despair.
“If our cause truly does merit a full investment of our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor, we are morally obliged not to be bought off by offers of crumbs from the Establishment table and to determine instead that we shall replace those now in charge of that table.”
IT’S A LIE THAT NEAR-TERM VICTORY CANNOT BE ACHIEVED
“The biggest lie we have been told is that nothing can be done, that we can’t achieve change until we have 67 Republican Senators or two-thirds of the votes of the House, combined with a Republican President, but this is nonsense.
“Our Constitutional system makes it possible to block unconstitutional expenditures and unwise policies with far less than a majority vote.
“Our founding fathers gave us a brilliant Constitutional system, which permits us to block unconstitutional activities with one President and one-third plus one of one House of Congress.”
IF WE STOP UNCONSTITUTIONAL FEDERAL SPENDING, WE CLOSE DOWN THE ENEMY
“For us to succeed, it is not necessary that we pass legislation, but it is imperative we stop spending.
“Under the Constitution, funds may be disbursed from the Federal treasury only in the context of either a Presidentially signed Congressional appropriation or the Congressional override of a Presidential veto.”
ALL IT TAKES IS A HOUSE SPEAKER OR SENATE LEADER WHO HAS THE COURAGE TO SAY “NO”
“In fact, if the Republicans truly wish to terminate any particular department or program, all they need to do is refuse to appropriate funds for it. The President cannot veto a zero. He is stuck with it.
“But, alas, the Republican Congress has sent Bill Clinton no zeroes to ponder.”
INCREMENTALISM IS A LIBERAL TRICK
“They tell us that you can only reverse the policies of the Left incrementally.
“That is incorrect and unwise advice.
“Incrementalism works for the liberals because their philosophical premises guide the course of present policy.”
WHEN YOU ARE ABLE TO DO IT, YOU HAVE A DUTY TO ACT SWIFTLY
“We must challenge their premises and, given the chance, immediately change their policies, abolishing unconstitutional programs in whole and at once.
“If you have cancer, you don’t eliminate it incrementally. If you desire to survive and conquer the cancer, you must try to get rid of it at once before it can regroup and kill you.”
IN A FOUR-YEAR TERM, WE CAN ROLL THE CLOCK BACK TO LIBERTY
“In the space of a single Presidential term, we can win back several generations of liberties lost, reversing the regulatory, prosecutorial, and police functions which have been unconstitutionally usurped and nurtured by those in both parties who have set policy for the Federal government.
“In the space of a single Presidential term, we can reverse the tide of the cultural war in our great nation and throughout the world by depriving the enemies of western civilization of the Federal treasury resources which have fed their armies and fueled their agenda.
“We are already 35 years late in ‘Defunding the Left’. And it has been 25 years since my effort as Director of the U.S. Office of Economic Opportunity to close down the ‘Great Society’ was betrayed by a Republican administration which feared a bad day in the media more than it reviled its own complicity in subsidizing the neo-Marxist war against God, family, and country.”
LET’S LET FAMILIES KEEP EVERYTHING THEY EARN AND OWN
“In the space of a single Presidential term, we can strengthen the American family by cutting the Federal government down to Constitutional size, abolishing the income tax, and ending the pressure on both husbands and wives to work outside the home with one parent trying to generate enough income to pay taxes to the government, while the other parent works to provide for the needs of the family.”
TERMINATE ANTI-CHRISTIAN INDOCTRINATION OF AMERICA’S YOUTH
“In the space of a single Presidential term, we can eliminate the use of our tax dollars for the miseducation of America’s children by government-funded indoctrination academies which train them to be sexually proficient and promiscuous, even as they lead them astray concerning the facts of history and the nature of truth.”
ZERO ABORTION MUST BE OUR GOAL
“In the space of a single Presidential term, we can save the lives of 6 million children whose abortions will be stopped by an executive branch which honors that Constitutional mandate that no person, indeed, even a person recently conceived, may be deprived of life without due process of law.”
“GRADUALISM” BY CONSERVATIVES WORKS FOR THE LIBERALS
“My friends, with God all things are possible, but to achieve victory, first we must seek it.”
WILSON, FDR, AND LBJ DID NOT ACT “GRADUALLY”
“We are told that the ship of state is a big boat, and that we cannot reverse direction too quickly. Indeed, defenders of the status quo say we must do so gradually.”
OUR TIME IS RUNNING OUT
“I am here to say that the ship of state is on the wrong course, and the time is running out on the opportunity to change direction.
“There are icebergs ahead for America. We don’t know what form those icebergs will take. They could come as acts of terrorism, as natural disasters, in the form of a nuclear explosion, via chemical biological warfare, or an Euro-inspired crash of the dollar, or an economic paralysis and nationwide loss of confidence resulting from the failure of Congress and the President to fully anticipate and deal with the ‘millennium bug’.”
WE MUST HAVE THE COURAGE TO TELL WHAT WE KNOW
“Only God knows the details. But we can clearly discern the prospect of calamity.”
–– AND PROCLAIM WHAT WE BELIEVE
“Our job is to warn of the crisis to come, and to prepare to deal with it, so that our cause will have not merely survivors, but victors.
“Unless America changes direction, we shall at best merely delay the inevitable catastrophe, which is not inevitable, rather than avert it.
“My friends, it is time to leave the ‘political Titanic’ on which the conservative movement has for too long booked passage.
“Instead, it is our task to build an ark so that we will be ready to renew and restore our nation and our culture when God brings the tide to flood.
“Let us act now to prepare and plan for the renewal of America’s role as the leading force for Godly leadership in the restoration of Western Christian civilization.”
THOSE WHO WON’T ENDORSE OUR GOALS DO NOT SHARE THEM
“We can and must cut the Federal government down to Constitutional size – abolish the income tax – withdraw from the institutions of the New World Order – and end the government-approved destruction of our posterity, the innocent unborn children, each of whom is truly a gift from God.”
“…our first and our greatest President, George Washington, who, at a critical moment in that 1787 convention which gave us our Constitution, asserted that: ‘If, to please the people, we offer what we ourselves disapprove, how can we afterward defend our work? Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair. The event is in the hands of God.’”
GOD’S WILL SHALL BE DONE
“Ladies and gentlemen, I urge you to join with me in rejecting the politics of retreat, defeat, sellout, and surrender – as we raise once again the banner of truth, demanding justice, expecting victory, and marching forward as members of Gideon’s Army, faithful to our duty, knowing that God’s will shall be done on Earth as it is in Heaven. Thank you.”
WHAT MR. PHILLIPS FAILED TO MENTION IN THIS GREAT LETTER WAS WHAT WE KNOW NOW, THAT THE PROGRESSIVES INFILTRATED THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AT ITS CORE AND TURNED IT INTO A BUNCH OF ‘GIRLYMEN and WOMEN WHO JUST WATCH FOR A PRICE AS AMERICA BURNS!