Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The List That Could Have Been

Excerpt from the upcoming book by Douglas V. Gibbs, "7 Worst Constitutional Liars"

The following was pulled from the middle of a section of the book titled "The List That Could Have Been" - which are people who were/are definitely enemies of the Constitution, but did not make the list as "Constitutional Liars":

Norman Thomas, 1884–1968:  A very visible socialist during the 1930s through the 1950s.  He called his crusade, since he was an ordained Presbyterian minister, the "social gospel".  During World War I he joined the Socialist Party.  He served as associate editor for The Nation, co-director of the League for Industrial Democracy, and was a founder of the National Civil Liberties Bureau (which later changed its name to the American Civil Liberties Union - ACLU).  He ran for governor, mayor, State Senate and City Council on the Socialist Party ticket.  He ran for president six times.  His revolutionary socialist ideas were in constant conflict with the philosophies and authorities granted by the United States Constitution.

Henry Wallace, 1888–1965:  Wallace was President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s agriculture secretary (1933–40) and then vice president (1940–44).  He played an important role in promoting Roosevelt’s New Deal initiatives, which on their face violated the authorities granted by the United States Constitution.  He also served as editor of The New Republic.  Wallace ran for president in 1948 on the Progressive Party ticket.  Some Democrats believed Wallace’s socialist positions to be too radical, and worried that his campaign as a progressive would split the vote enough to jeopardize Truman’s campaign.  By the end of the election, Wallace received less than 2 percent of the popular vote.

Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller, 1908 – 1979: Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller, son of John D. Rockefeller, Jr., became Vice President of the United States in 1974, but his bid to replace Richard Nixon after Nixon’s second-term ended was upended when a contrived ploy of Watergate, which had been intended to deliver the White House to the unelectable Nelson Rockefeller, was discovered and exposed.  In 1962, during a lecture at Harvard University, Nelson Rockefeller said, “…a new and free order [is] struggling to be born…(There is a) fever of nationalism…(but) the nation-state is becoming less and less competent to perform its international political tasks…These are some of the reasons pressing us to lead vigorously toward the true building of a new world order…(with) voluntary service…Sooner perhaps than we may realize...there will evolve the bases for a federal structure of the free world.”  https://www.nationallibertyalliance.org/files/quotes/NWO%20Quotes.pdf  Rockefeller’s globalist worldview conflicted with the concept of American exceptionalism, and the concept held by the Framers of the U.S. Constitution regarding foreign entanglements.

Saul Alinsky, 1909–72:  A community organizer, Marxist activist, and author of Reveille for Radicals (1946) and Rules for Radicals (1971).  His tactics, largely presented in detail in his books, have influenced leftist activists over that last few decades.  Many believe recent politicians like Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama to be students of Alinsky’s radical methods – methods that may be at the foundation of recent violent protests by groups like Black Lives Matter, and Antifa. Alinsky believed the Constitution to be an obstacle to revolution.

Earl Warren, 1891–1974:  Warren served as chief justice on the United States Supreme Court from 1953 to 1969.  He led a group of leftist justices in their effort to expand the scope of a variety of cases involving the progressive concept of social justice.  Eisenhower nominated Warren to the Supreme Court, believing that since Warren claimed to be a Republican, he was a conservative jurist.  Eisenhower later famously proclaimed that appointing Warren was the "biggest damn fool mistake" he’d ever made.  In Reynolds v. Sims (1964) Chief Justice Warrant led the Supreme Court to pressure States to abide by the national model established by the 17th Amendment.  http://law.jrank.org/pages/25430/Reynolds-v-Sims-Significance.html  The 17th Amendment, which had been ratified in 1913, changed the appointment of U.S. Senators by the State legislatures to a democratic vote by the people.  At the State level, State Assembly members were voted in by the public, but the State Senators appointment had followed the federal model by giving the appointment of State Senators as a responsibility of the County leadership.  Senate Districts, as a result, were consistent with county boundaries, regardless of population.  In Reynolds v. Sims, the Warren Court ordered the States to abandon their practice of republicanism, and instead embrace democracy by redrawing Senate District lines to provide a fair apportionment of the legislature, and then for the State Senators to be voted into office by the voters of the new districts.  The ruling not only violated the concept of Separation of Powers when Warren’s Supreme Court legislated from the bench, but it also violated Article IV., Section 4 of the United States Constitution, which states that the “United States shall guarantee to every State in his Union a Republican Form of Government.”

Harry Hay, 1912–2002:  Hay co-founded the first major gay rights organization in the United States in 1950.  During the 1930s and 1940s, Hay was a member of the Communist Party.  He organized the first semipublic homosexual discussion group in 1950, which soon became the Mattachine Society.  In 1953 he helped start ONE, a magazine addressing homosexuality’s political influence, and drive for acceptance in mainstream culture.  Since then, the gay agenda has sought a variety of misapplications of the U.S. Constitution in order to judicially coerce society to abide by the demands of homosexual activists.

Howard Zinn, 1922-2010:  Author of “A People’s History of the United States,” a book that alleges to provide a history of the United States from the point of view of those oppressed by the U.S. Constitution and the American System, as a tale of imperialism (compounding the concept that the Mexican-American War was a war of expansionism, rather than liberation from the iron fist of Mexican Dictator Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna), or a tale of unjust treatment of socialists like Eugene Debs who was, according to Zinn, jailed for truthfully exclaiming World War I, for the Americans, was a war of conquest and plunder.  Born the son of immigrants from Russia and Ukraine, Zinn’s fondness for history (he earned a Ph.D. in history from Columbia University) and Marxism led him to become an activist with a “flair for the theatrical” and with “genius at engaging an audience,” which “won him numerous speaking invitations and requests from leftist causes…Zinn’s radical view of history looked cynically at American motives abroad and benignly on the Soviet Union’s.  He relentlessly criticized American policy…and declared that historical research should be carried out to serve present-day political ends…Zinn expressed his radicalism through activism…” 
In A People’s History of the United States, he presented the U.S. Constitution through the eyes of the slaves, suggesting the founding document to be racist and oppressive at its very foundation.

Henry Kissinger, b. 1923:  A Jewish refugee who fled Nazi Germany in 1938, he arrived in New York on September 5, 1938 as a teenager.  He excelled academically, but his educational pursuits were interrupted when he was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1943.  While stationed in South Carolina, Kissinger naturalized as a U.S. Citizen, and then was assigned to the military intelligence section of his division.  He volunteered for hazardous intelligence duties, which placed him in the fight during the Battle of the Bulge.  In Hanover he was in charge of a team tasked with tracking down Gestapo officers, and other saboteurs, for which he was assigned the Bronze Star.  After the war he continued his education, ultimately earning his Masters Degree and Ph.D. at Harvard University.  He became a member of the faculty at Harvard, later branching out as a consultant to the National Security Council’s Operations Coordinating Board (A committee under the Executive Branch of the United States Government responsible for integrating the implementation of national security policies across several agencies), and study director in nuclear weapons and foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations.  He served as National Security Advisor and Secretary of State under President Richard Nixon, and continued as Secretary of State under President Gerald Ford.  After the election of President Jimmy Carter, Kissinger left public office, but continued to participate in the Council on Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission, while also maintaining his role in political counseling. 

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