AMERICA'S TWO-PARTY SYSTEM IS A HOAX
Most of my responders state that the points I make in my columns about what is wrong with America are well taken. Where they sometimes take exception is when I suggest that one solution to our nation's problems is to vote for someone who my readers call "out of the mainstream" like presidential candidate Michael Peroutka of the Constitution Party. Such a move they say would be "ineffective". There is a strong feeling among many good conservatives that we must "be realistic" and work within the two-party system if we expect to make a difference. While I applaud those who are involved in the process and working hard to make their mark, it just might be that those who are working within the Republican Party are the ones who will be ineffective.
One of my readers directed me to Dr. Samuel Blumenfeld's "Why Conservatives Need to Back the Republican Party". While I don't usually comment on a fellow author's column I thought it appropriate in this case because Blumenfeld brings up several key points that I often hear by my readers in defense of why they stay with the Republican Party. The most common defense is that "third" parties are unable to raise the money to win elections and winning elections is what politics is all about. That might be good logic for a non-Christian, but isn't that atheistic logic? Unfortunately there is hardly a one of us who has not been adversely affected in some area of our thinking by our secular humanist culture. We are thinking too much like the world. Just ask yourself, how often has God worked against evil on the side of the majority or on the side with the most money? Our duty is not to "win" elections. Like with every other aspect of our lives, even at election time, a Christian's main concern should be to bring glory to God - He will provide the results.
Another of Blumenfeld's comments that I often hear is that the Republican Party has a "lack of conservative backbone" that can be changed from within by electing dedicated conservatives. While we do have a handful of good people that have been elected to office on the Republican Ticket who are trying to do just that, the problem with the Republican Party is not their "backbone". The problem is that the party has been captured from within by "the enemy". Getting real pro-family people on the Republican Ticket is extremely difficult because the top brass in the party don't want them there. We had a great example of that last year in the race for governor here in California. Tom McClintock, a real pro-life, pro-family conservative, had an excellent chance of becoming our new governor, but the top brass in the Republican Party decided to throw their whole-hearted support behind pro-homosexual agenda, pro-abortion liberal, Arnold Schwarzenegger. The leaders of the party even pressured many of McClintock's supporters to switch their votes to Schwarzenegger. What the media didn't seem to want to report to the people was that a CNN poll posed a question about what would happen if Schwarzenegger dropped out of the race. The poll showed that McClintock would have beaten the "feared" Democrat Bustamante by 56 percent to 37 percent! So the reason Republican leadership didn't support McClintock against liberal Schwarzenegger had nothing to do with being afraid of losing the election to the Democrat. They obviously did not want a real pro-family conservative elected to office.
"Political purity" is not an option so we're told by many who defend the Republican Party. We must learn to compromise. While I'm not against compromise when there is no principle involved, clear violations of the U.S. Constitution and/or biblical principles cannot be tolerated on any level. When we allow those principles to be compromised we are virtually saying that there is no right or wrong. Evil and illegal compromises are made every day by members of both parties, but they know they have nothing to fear from the people because most Americans are more loyal to one of the two political parties than to any moral principles. Party loyalty has played a large part in both the moral and economic decline of our country. For a Christian there are definite rights and wrongs that are set in stone. It is not that people who vote for "third" parties are not willing to compromise when possible, but they find voting meaningless unless they have a chance to vote for a candidate of good character.
Neither of the major party contenders for president are men of strong moral character. Both Bush and Kerry look to an ever increasingly totalitarian anti-God socialist government as the answer to America's problems. How can it be that a man from the "left" and a man from the "right" can be so close in their ideology? (To see just how close, check out Chuck Baldwin's "The Bush Betrayal")
"The two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can 'throw the rascals out' at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shift in policy." Quote by Georgetown Professor, Carroll Quigley from his book "Tragedy and Hope" referring to the secret network that started the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), America's true ruling establishment (For more on the CFR see "Thirst For Justice").
Professor Carroll Quigley was not some "right wing radical" who was trying to make the establishment look bad. A mentor of former president Bill Clinton, Quigley was in the know about how America was being intentionally transformed from a God-fearing free country to atheistic socialism by wealthy individuals working together behind the scenes of government. These individuals figured that if they could give the people two candidates with the same socialist goals but still call one a "Democrat" and one a "Republican", they could give the people the illusion of choice while keeping the country headed in the same direction no matter who was elected to office. We can see that the American people have fallen hook, line and sinker for this tactic, because at this moment we have a Republican president who has been able to push more social programs than many Democrats would have even dared, but he still receives the support of most "conservatives".
America's political system as set up by our Founding Fathers had no political parties or factions. It wasn't that they didn't know about political parties, but that they were unwelcome. When looking at the factions of Europe, our Founders didn't like what they saw - political intrigue, conspiracy, and hostile divisions. They were afraid that such a system would rip apart the Union. They hoped that in free elections it would be natural for the best men to rise to the top and be elected to office. That is why before the rise of political parties (which made necessary the Twelfth Amendment), the man with the most votes was president and the man with the second most was vice-president. While in a fallen world it might be a bit unrealistic to expect that factions would not appear among diverse peoples, what rule tells us that we must work within a two-party system rather than voting for the best individuals? We have been propagandized into believing that there are only two viable parties because it is much easier for the enemies of a free America to exercise control within a two-party system than to deal with individuals.
Americans have been propagandized into following a two-party system by certain wealthy elites who have not only captured our two major parties, but also control many of our large corporations, our entertainment industry, the mass media (that explains why we didn't hear about the CNN poll giving McClintock the win for governor) and government schools. These elite socialists are able to easily propagandize us through all such medium, especially the government schools where they are able to train our children from a very young age. The push is on to get to our children from birth.
I resoundingly agree with Dr. Blumenfeld's comment that the daunting problems facing conservatives are in a large part caused by the fact that "the vast majority of Christians still put their children in atheistic public schools, thus helping our secular-humanist monster create more dumbed-down brainless American adults." Most people I know that call themselves "conservative" are socialists and don't realize it. That's why they don't see how really far left the Republican Party has gone. The dumbing down process has been a great success.
The only way to be an effective voter is to vote for a man of principle. If he happens to be a member of one of the major parties, fine, but chances of that are very slim because control of both major parties is in the hands of an economic elite whose goal is atheistic socialism. If neither of the major party candidates have a godly moral standard or if they are not willing to uphold the U.S. Constitution, then it is not a wasted vote to go outside of the two parties! Don't fall for the hoax. You are far more likely to waste your vote inside the parties.
America was once a land of peoples who knew how to think independently. As we have become increasingly socialized and become dependent citizens, we have lost that capability. We must work at getting it back! Study the issues. Study the candidates. There is a lot at stake in the coming November elections. Don't be afraid to leave the herd. Make up your own mind. And most importantly don't fall for the two-party hoax!
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Debbie O'Hara is a homemaker, wife and mother of eight children. During her business career she held a position in management in the aerospace industry in Southern California. She left the business world to become a full time mother. She is an avid reader, and did the necessary research to provide a comprehensive homeschool curriculum for her children. This led her to closely examine the political direction our country has been following. Debbie and her children are now active in the political process both locally and nationally. Debbie is a contributing writer to www.NewsWithViews.com. E-Mail: [email protected]