The tea party and the politics of paranoia
Irony AlertThe University of Washington Office of News & Information ^ | May 21, 2013 | Peter KelleyPosted on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 2:49:10 PM by 2ndDivisionVet
Members of tea party claim the movement springs from and promotes basic American conservative principles such as limited government and fiscal responsibility.
But new research by University of Washington political scientist Christopher Parker argues that the tea party ideology owes more to the paranoid politics associated with the John Birch Society — and even the infamous Ku Klux Klan — than to traditional American conservatism.
“Yes, we did produce a near-perfect republic. But will they keep it? Or will they, in the enjoyment of plenty, lose the memory of freedom? Material abundance without character is the path of destruction.” -Thomas Jefferson
Rexford G. Tugwell
Rexford G. Tugwell’s, “The Emerging Constitution,” was also published in 1974 by “The Fund for the Republic, Inc.,” which still is in existence today. Their staff includes none other than Harvard Professor, and Con-Con proponent, Lawrence Lessig, who we discussed in Part 2 of this article.
Rexford Tugwell stated in his book that the nation has a constitutional crisis. He says, “The obsolescence of the federal government established by the Constitution, and unchanged since 1787–the twenty-six amendments (the twenty-seventh in 1992) adopted during that time made no important changes in structure–obviously called for reform, but none affecting the legislative branch could be made because that branch controlled the amending process.
He goes on to say, “Because many of the Constitution’s clauses were ambiguous and decisions had to be made about their meaning, the Supreme Court began to define their implications, and has continued this practice. This was manifestly undemocratic, but it was the only way of adapting an obsolete basic law to changing circumstances.
Early in Ronald Reagan’s second term, Bill Rusher, the publisher of National Review, was interviewing the president in the Oval Office for a documentary on the conservative movement.
Rusher asked how he would describe Barry Goldwater’s role.
Reagan thought a moment and replied: I guess you would have to call him the John the Baptist of our movement.
I resisted the impulse to lean in and ask, “Sir, if Barry Goldwater was John the Baptist, who would that make you?”
The death of George McGovern brought back thoughts of these two men who suffered two of the greatest defeats in presidential history.
Prison Planet.com » An Epic Deception: America’s Overthrow of The Shah And The Secret Quest For A One World Government
“It is easy to go down into Hell; Night and day, the gates of dark Death stand wide; But to climb back again, to retrace one’s steps to the upper air — There’s the rub, the task.” – Virgil.
“The final victory of the divine over the demonic will be the victory of love. This love is linked to reason. In Milton’s terms, it interacts with reason, both contributing and receiving, as love “hath its seat In reason” and at the same time “refines the thoughts” (VIII, 589-91).” – Roland Mushat Frye. “God, Man, And Satan.” Princeton University Press: Princeton, New Jersey. 1960. Pg. 47.
“Decision’s hour comes. The knot is fastened.
He knows: the call outweighed the will to shun.
Yet his face, like a covered dial,
registers midnight. Even he is bound.” – R. M. Rilke, “The Magician.”
The road to World War III was paved with an epic act of deception by the internationalist U.S. government against Iran and the world. That act was not the false flag September 11 events, but the overthrow of the Shah of Iran and the installment of an militant and totalitarian Islamic regime in Iran headed by Ayatollah Khomeini.
It’s All Over But the Voting ~ “The message is simple: Don’t listen to the Republican Party Establishment”
They have fought their version of the good fight, prematurely creating the optics, and, if all goes well, the dynamics, of a two-man race, where in fact there are six men and a woman.
Gurley Martin: Barry Goldwater turned down Nelson Rockefeller offers to US PRESIDENCY if he is VPed – YouTube
Newt Gingrich – Professional Student and Politician
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Posted on Saturday, November 12, 2011 8:37:16 AM by not2worry
In 1974 he moved to the geography department. While at West Georgia, Gingrich was instrumental in establishing an inter-disciplinary Environmental Studies program. He left at the end of the 1977–1978.
Prior to running for office, Gingrich had been Southern regional director for Nelson Rockefeller in 1968. A college professor, historian, and author.