FOUR-PARTY SYSTEM

September 16, 2009

In America today we have what is called a "two-party system," meaning that we have two major political groups from which to choose our elected officials.  They are the Republican and the Socialist (ur, Democratic) Parties.  I have noted on several occasions that the latter should be renamed the Socialist Party since the majority of Democrats holding office have a socialistic worldview of how the government should work.  So, in this article when you read "Socialist" understand that I refer to the leftists, the radical leftists and the ultra extremists within the current Democratic Party.

Not all Democrats are Socialists.  The so-called "Blue Dog" Democrats hail from moderate districts in various parts of the country whose constituents do not support big government or government intrusion in their lives, pocketbooks, families and possessions.  They are the Democrats "of old" who have not been bought by the George Soros machine which now boasts of owning the Democratic Party.

Since the Democratic Convention in 2004, George Soros and his merry band of followers from MoveOn.org and the Open Society Institute have worked and moved within the Democratic Party in such a fashion as to set its agenda.  Forbes listed Soros as the 29th-richest person in the world with a reported net worth estimated at $11-billion dollars.  We have no way of knowing how much more he has tucked away in foreign investments and other so-called "non-cooperative nations" wherein his assets do not have to be recorded.  One close friend of the Soros family believes he is actually the richest man on earth - well ahead of Bill Gates!

Soros is chairman of Soros Fund Management and the Open Society Institute and is also a former member of the Board of Directors of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is one of three initial funders of Center for American Progress.  He is known for having donated large sums of money in a failed effort to defeat President George W. Bush's bid for re-election in 2004.

On Black Wednesday (September 16, 1992), Soros's fund sold short more than $10 billion worth of English pounds, profiting from the Bank of England's reluctance to either raise its interest rates to levels comparable to those of other European Exchange Rate Mechanism countries or to float its currency.

Finally, the Bank of England withdrew the currency from the European Exchange Rate Mechanism, devaluing the pound sterling, and Soros earned an estimated U.S. $1.1 billion in the process. He was dubbed "the man who broke the Bank of England."

By 2004, Soros made most, if not all, of the influential calls that put John Kerry in as the Democratic nominee for President of the United States, in effect, owning the Democratic Party.  He was also known to have had a say in the naming of one Illinois State Senator Barack Obama as the Keynote Speaker at their convention, thus putting this yet to be elected U.S. Senator in the forefront.

Soros believes that the government is the answer to everything and that the government should be controlled by an elite few who would oversee everything from the monetary system and its regulations to domestic and social policies ranging from health care to community organizing!

Noting these factors and seeing who is behind (or I should say - "in charge of") the Democratic Party I believe that it is time the left renames itself to the term for which it best describes their agenda - SOCIALIST!

Next, we have the Republican Party.  Once the real bastion for change and freedom, the GOP has been leveled down to a big business, special-interest conglomerate of politicians who really don't know what they are all about.  It was once said of Democrats that they represented so many special interest groups that it is a wonder they ever united behind anything and got consensus.  The Republicans have now slipped into the Dems shoes and taken over the mantel of Big Spenders!

I am not a big fan of syndicated columnist and author Patrick Buchanan. Yet he has hit on one enormous fact: That the GOP has been hijacked by Neo-Cons.  Neo-Conservatives believe in the intervention into other nations affairs, going to war when it is not justified, and spending on pork-barrel projects that have no affect on the people of this country as a whole.  These politicians will spend and spend like Democrats but will vote to hold the line on any tax increases.  They may or may not vote for tax cuts.

Over two-thirds of the members of congress who aligned with the Republican Party can fit into this nicely lined pigeon hole called Neo-Con.  Real Republican conservatives and Libertarians would call these people RINO's - an acronym for "Republican In Name Only." Senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins best depict this group of GOPers as they urge consensus, even with Democrats over issues such as TARP and Cap and Trade.

These are the two recognized parties who receive approximately 98 percent of the votes in each election cycle - as a whole.

But there is a third, and yet there should be four!  In fact, Blue Dog Democrats (those not bought and paid for by George Soros) and so-called "Old Guard" Republicans have somewhat of a coalition which represent a social values in keeping with traditional thought. Although they are centrists, their economic and foreign policy harkens back to the days of Ronald Reagan and you will hear talk of tax cuts coming from their lips.

They are not strong on individual rights and freedoms as they jockey to please both those within their party ranks as well as their constituents back home and special interests.  They are professional politicians who would end up wearing blue smocks and welcoming people to Wal-Mart if they lost a bid for reelection. So they sell out to stay in office and this isn't of any value to the American people! They can be bought with a veiled promise but would stop short of selling out the country as a whole.

Now what about this "fourth party"?  There are a few congressmen and Senators who I would call "Constitutionalists" and should, among themselves, come out of the GOP aligning themselves around one document, and not one person; one value, and not special interests.  Big business, lobbyists, special interests and Soros' billions be damned, the center of attention for these real conservatives (Paleo-Cons if you want a description) is the Constitution.

House Minority Whip Eric Cantor best fits this mold.  He along with Representatives Randy Forbes of Virginia, Frank Lucas of Oklahoma, Ron Paul and Pete Sessions of Texas, and Mike Rogers of Alabama represent this group.  Together with Senators Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, John Cornyn of Texas, Jim DeMint of South Carolina, Jeff Sessions and Richard Shelby of Alabama and Lamar Alexander of Tennessee could form a new party which would promote not only the views of the founders of this great nation, but values which the "average" American holds so dear.  In fact, the groundwork and formation of this party has already taken place.  It's called the Constitution Party.  Here is part of their platform, which is also ours here at corson.org:

  1. Personal responsibility;
  2. Limited federal government (in size and responsibilities);
  3. Strong military defense and homeland security with strong opposition to terrorism, communism and all forms of tyranny;
  4. Free markets, competitive capitalism and the advancement of private enterprise. We oppose capital gains and high corporate taxation which inevitably be passed on to the American consumer. We also favor the freedom to maintain private control of economic power and investment. The government should not compete with nor interfere in capitalism;
  5. Traditional values as proposed and observed by the Founding Fathers;
  6. Individual liberties based on the Bill of Rights and understood by the Founding Father;
  7. The elimination of entitlement programs which call for affirmative action and preferential treatment advancing a quota system. We do not believe, however, that any programs which threaten the welfare of the elderly and handicapped should be discarded;
  8. Control of and funding to education, transportation, housing, urban development and human services should become the purview of the states with little or no interference from the federal government. We further believe that programs such as Social Security and Medicare be privatized;
  9. State's Rights - that division of powers granted in the Constitution is summed up in the clause that reserves primacy to the several states, or to the people, in those areas not specifically delegated to the Federal Government;
  10. Little or no pre-emptive use of the military or military action without due cause.

The current make up of the majority of Republicans in congress will not tolerate giving up their pet projects nor risk alienating their allies in big business and Wall Street.  The Blue Dogs will not risk loosing their committee assignments and what could be life-time rights to their seats in congress.  So what can a "Paleo-Con" do? 

It's time to bolster the Constitution Party into the mainstream, much like Ross Perot did in 1992 with his ideals for America.

Chuck Baldwin, the Constitution Party Nominee for President in 2008, helped to frame what I believe is the rallying cry for those who want to see our country return to its pure heritage.  It reads:

We declare the platform of the Constitution Party to be predicated on the principles of

The Declaration of Independence,
The Constitution of the United States and
The Bill of Rights

According to the original intent of the Founding Fathers, these founding documents are the foundation of our Liberty and the Supreme Law of the Land.

The sole purpose of government, as stated in the Declaration of Independence, is to secure our unalienable rights given us by our Creator. When Government grows beyond this scope, it is usurpation, and liberty is compromised.

We believe the major issues we face today are best solved by a renewed allegiance to the original intent of these founding documents.

For a look at the complete party platform I urge you to click here.  The Constitution Party's website can be found at www.constitutionparty.com

So, for now, we have 1) the Socialists, 2) the Moderate GOP and Blue Dogs (Old Line Democrats) and 3) the Republicans. Neither represent the values and ideals of the Founding Fathers.  We need a new major party!  I call on the Congressmen and Senators I named above to start the ball rolling and come out of the hypocritical wasteland called the Republican Party.  Stand up for the cause of freedom as espoused in our Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States.

Now I know that many would say having four parties would be a disaster as there may never come a time when one party will have a majority.  My objective is not to have four parties, but bolster one to such an extent that two others fold into it and bring a real alternative to Socialism in the United States.  The goals and ideals of the Constitution Party can do this.  It would force politicians of all stripes to once-and-for-all choose between our Constitution and this Republic or Socialism and the demise of America as we once knew it.  All Republicans and Blue Dogs can join and the interesting thing about it is this:

To join means you stand for America, to walk away means you want to defeat America!  It's Patriots vs. Traitors!

We believe that the Constitution of the United States speaks for itself. There is no need to rewrite, change or reinterpret it to suit the fancies of special interest groups or protected classes.