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THE UPCOMING ELECTION FOR COSMETIC PURPOSES ONLY
By Betty Freauf
August 18, 2004
Many political activists that were once involved in the two-party system like myself are dropping out of the "occult" and voting for a third party candidate. We know we can't win at this point but our anti-two-party vote as it grows will get attention. There are as many disgruntled voters on the left as there are on the right but a 1997 decision by Chief Justice William Rehnquist might put all third parties in jeopardy. He wrote, "The state's interest permits them to enact reasonable election regulations that may, in practice, favor the traditional two-party system." Was the Chief Justice drawing a line in the sand with that ruling?
After pouring our hearts and souls into the party of our choice for many years, the astute activists who took the time to study the voting records of the candidates after they were elected soon became very disillusioned about most of them. Name recognition seems to take precedence over voting records.
We discovered their talk while on the campaign trail didn't match their walk once they were elected. Of course, the candidates have excuses why they voted a certain way in an attempt to justify their compromised votes. I have found this to be especially true with Republicans. The Democrats usually say they are going to tax, tax, tax and spend, spend, spend, and they usually vote that exact way.
The grassroot precinct system of the Founders soon fell into disarray when individual candidates long ago began doing on their own most of the things one does to get elected resulting, in part, for the growth of the Political Action Committees (PACs) which pretty much control how each candidate votes today. That's where the candidates go for blessing and financial support.
The rest of the "gophers" at the bottom of the totem pole are simply asked to work telephone banks, stuff envelopes and turn out by the hundreds when their candidate is in the area for the photo ops. In order to get your picture taken with the presidential candidate, you must fork over hundreds of dollars (often thousands) for the opportunity.
While the name calling and rhetoric of the two parties may appear to differ, many of us long ago found there isn't a dime's worth of difference between the two parties. What one party promises, the other party delivers. They are the "Rockadems" and the "Rockapubs" -- both sides have long been beholding to the Rockefellers behind the Council on Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission and the goal of these two groups is the Biblical prophesied one world government.
Rockefellers Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (ACIR) called for regional government merging the states into ten regions. This began under Republican President Richard Nixon with another Republican president, Ronald Reagan, establishing the Federal Regional Councils by Executive Order on July 22, 1981.
From regional government, we begin to see the merging of countries with such groups as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the European Union (EU) and the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), building blocks to the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) and the New World Order which President George W. Bush, the elder, was the first to mention in one of his speeches.
We recently sat through a boring week of the Democrat convention. I understand the viewing audience was way down as compared to past conventions. One interesting speaker was President Ronald Reagan's biological son, Ron, Jr., who was highlighted at the Democrat convention endorsing stem cell research.
His adopted brother, talk show host, Michael Reagan, who opposes stem cell research, will be a speaker at the upcoming Republican convention and then I understand California's newly elected governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, will be highlighted at the Republican convention. And who are Arnold's relatives on his wife's side of the family? None other than the Democrat Kennedy clan. Like they say, politics does make for strange bedfellows and is beginning to merge across the elite family lines.
It is rare that ordinary men may become extraordinary because the two-party system and its accomplices, the media, keeps them out. I remember in 1986 we had a man running against liberal incumbent, Republican Senator Bob Packwood (Oregon), the great-grandson of William H. Packwood, Oregon pioneer and member of the Oregon Constitutional Convention held in 1857. After serving time in the Oregon legislature, Bob was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1968. The challenger in 1986 was Joe Lutz, a minister from Portland, Oregon. Joe was hot on Bob's trail.
Joe had a terrific following of pro-lifers and other conservative workers and then President Ronald Reagan, who initiated the 11th Commandment, "Thou shalt not speak ill of another Republican", got on Oregon's TV screens and broke a much bigger commandment, "THOU SHALT NOT INTERVENE IN A REPUBLICAN PRIMARY." Reagan told Oregonians he needed Bob Packwood back in Washington, D.C. and he gave him the job of some stupid tax reform gimmick.
While Joe lost that race by a remarkably close margin for a newcomer, the feminists and long-time supporters of Packwood later accused him of sexual harassment and forced him to resign which must have made great-grandpa, William Packwood, turn over in his grave. Even before Packwood's "forced retirement", he had years earlier thumbed his nose at Oregon's constitution which his great-grandfather had helped draft. Even though it may take decades, there are consequencs for stepping outside the boundaries of the constitution and the oath of office which elected officials take.
The media never referred to Joe without putting into print that he was a minister. Packwood was a long-time socialist, a former Willamette University student of Oregon's other senator, Mark Hatfield. Willamette University in Salem, Oregon used to be a Christian college. Many now call it Marxist U.
While Reagan was allegedly pro-life, Packwood was a Unitarian-universalist who believed in a "Mother Goddess", supported abortion, active euthanasia and homosexuality. (Source: Book - Billy Graham and His friends (P. 68)
Packwood, who has adopted children, voted "no" on the Hatch amendment which would have allowed the states to restrict abortions. It was defeated in the Senate 50-49.
Hatfield and Packwood introduced legislation in 1984 that turned Oregon's beautiful Columbia River Gorge over to the radical environmentalists causing a virtual war zone and neighbors hating neighbors and President Reagan signed the legislation.
And in 1982, Congress overrode Reagan's Veto of a $14.2 billion spending bill and both Oregon Republican Senators, Packwood and Hatfield, voted for the override. It was defeated by a vote of 60-30, exactly the two-thirds necessary to override the veto and there again, those who say "Appease, Appease, are hung by those they tried to please."
Packwood returned to Oregon in February 1997 with a new title, and by then, a new wife (his campaign manager), but I believe he's now retired, collecting his thousands every month from the taxpayers.
The two-party system in this country is a sham and a hoax but as I draft this article, both Bush and Kerry are in Portland, Oregon - which both candidates believe is a swing state in this 2004 election and the crowds are bigger than I've ever seen.
While Bush visited with volunteers and donors at an invitation-only event in Beaverton, Kerry, on the other hand, spoke to an estimated 40,000 to 50,000 during the middle of the very hot work day at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. McCall was another socialist Republican. A former T.V. anchor man who became governor and helped to implement the United Nations Regional government in Oregon.
While Bush was promoting tax cuts and economic policies, Kerry was covering much the same ground as his acceptance speech at the Democrat convention in Boston and signs in the audience said HELP IS ON THE WAY. And he drove his secret agents frantic as he got on a bicycle and pedaled around downtown Portland with the TV cameras trying to keep up. He shook hands with people on the side walk and did a little shopping in some stores. Kerry came to town on a big bus. Bush flew in on his Air Force one.
Back in the 80s, Gorbachev was chosen to launch his Perestroika and Glasnot deception, a theatrical display of democratism designed to convince the West that a decisive break with the past had taken place in the Soviet Union and the West fell for it. To this day, you'll hear journalists refer to communism as being dead. Did Glasnot (openness) and Perestroika (restructuring) change the USSR?
Mikhail Gorbachev answered that in a speech to the Politburo in November 1987: "Gentlemen, comrades, do not be concerned about all you hear about glasnost and perestroika and democracy in the coming years. These are primarily for outward consumption. There will be no significant internal change within the Soviet Union, other than for cosmetic purposes. Our purpose is to disarm the Americans and to let them fall asleep..."
So remember when you go to the polls to vote, folks, the U.S. elections are primarily for outward consumption. It matters not which man is elected as President. After 9-11 President Bush told us to try to get back to our normal lives, i.e. police brutality, judicial corruption, assisted suicide (euthanasia/sustainable development), abortions, homosexuality, families ripped apart by false child abuse charges, high divorce rates, rebellious teenagers, sex education, teen pregnancies, violence, illiteracy, political lies and sex scandals, ethical problems, land confiscation, spineless politically correct politicians and radical environmentalists- a type of terrorism that our government can't shut down in the U.S. but expects to stop in other countries, so the only thing I see happening after the November presidential election, if we have one, is more of that same "normal life?" but perhaps with an acceleration towards Communist Oriented Policing.
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Betty is a former Oregon Republican Party activist having served as state party secretary, county chairman, 5th congressional vice chairman and then elected chairman, and a precinct worker for many years. Betty is a researcher, freelance journalist and a regular contributor to www.NewsWithViews.com. New E-Mail: [email protected]
So remember when you go to the polls to vote, folks, the U.S. elections are primarily for outward consumption. It matters not which man is elected as President.