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Stiff Right Jab – Don't Expect Us to Praise Republicans!

Monday, 03 September 2001 12:00 AM

Welcome to the inaugural column of Stiff Right Jab, a daily serving of admittedly partisan-to-Christianity, partisan-to-the-Constitution, right-on-target jabs to the jaw of liberalism, a liberalism we feel exemplifies the ruling sentiment of both the Democratic and Republican parties – two parties that appear to these skeptics as two wings of one big turkey of a party: the Establishment.

You won't get any apology from us for voicing that sentiment. We are sure to make enemies, especially among those Republicans who resent having their pink donkey undergarments hung out to dry in a public place – but so be it. At least it is comforting to know that the Republican leadership is capable of truly taking aim at something.

Bill Clinton, the most criminal, anti-constitutional president in our history, they complained about but refused to impeach, even as they legislatively cozied up to him in a bipartisan effort to avoid gridlock. But Pat Buchanan, that firebrand who was as true and fierce a defender of the old party platform as there ever was – he they not only castigated but also cast out to be devoured by the wolves in the wilderness. You see, the Republican Party knows who its true enemies are.

The compelling truth is that the party leadership no longer cares a thing about principle, only about power. It was the grass roots that started the ball rolling for the impeachment of Clinton; the Republican Party only went along for the ride, so far as they thought it advantageous for re-election hopes. When the polls turned south, they turned sour on the rule of law, giving way to everything Clinton and his lawyers wanted – a scolding for bad behavior and silence about gross constitutional violations, China and treason.

But that was not all. Just ask yourself: How many astronomical budgets and socialist programs did the Republicans compromise on? How many horrendous scandals did they investigate and do nothing about? How many secret presidential orders surrendering U.S. sovereignty to the U.N. did they hem and haw over? How many land grabs did they fail to grab back for the people? How many thug-like intimidation tactics did they sweep under the rug, as if this was just another day at the office?

What is worse, we may never know the full extant of the Republican Party betrayal to this nation, for the current president, the current Republican chief, is more concerned about civil society than the rule of law, more concerned about appeasing the Chinese than standing up to those American-haters as the president of the greatest and most powerful nation on Earth ought to.

Why won't we blindly praise the Republican Party as some pundits do? This is but the tip of the iceberg why.

What's a Democrat in drag? In part, it's someone who speaks out of both sides of his mouth. The beau ideal is George W. Bush.

This column received hate mail prior to Bush's election when, on a number of occasions, it pointed out what seemed so obvious – that the man was deceptive, and, for that matter, so were his supporters.

The classic of all classics was Bush's legendary "We can't be all things to all people." Conservatives played it over and over again but failed to play the first half of the same sentence: "We do have an obligation to the world."

That's masterful deception.

Little surprise, then, that Mr. Bush has now invented "international compassionate conservatism," wherein 50 percent of foreign loans to deadbeat nations will be replaced with U.S. taxpayer-subsidized grants, and that the same "conservative" pundits who failed to quote the full quote in 2000 are looking the other way in 2001.

Or how about Bush's promised Third Way decentralization. He told us that local people, local financial concerns and local solutions ought to be the stuff of environmental decision making, but then there were those federal tools he would give the locals, the federal facilitators who would help them make those "local" decisions based on "local" needs. Just ask the 1,200 farmers in Klamath, Oregon, how that works. It seems they're not the only ones who were suckered.

Just how far have proper attitudes about gun rights and private property rights sunk in this country? Contrast what you know about current American law with the privileges George Washington granted the British after Cornwallis' defeat at Yorktown. In Washington Irving's classic, "George Washington: A Biography," we read:

The ACLU wants kids to be able to access online porno at public libraries. According to a recent newsletter, "[It is s]ocially valuable, protected speech."

The case is Multnomah County Library et al. vs. United States of America et al., No. 01-CV-1322.

William F. Jasper, in what is probably the finest expose ever written on the United Nations, "The United Nations Exposed," gives us this insight on the arrest of Chile's former president:

Jasper sums up the U.N.-ICC-Pinochet fiasco as follows:

Why was the Electoral College system preferred by the Founders, rather than a more democratic mode? Many reasons. Says Madison at the Constitutional Convention on July 25, 1787, "Public bodies are always apt to be thrown into contentions, but more violent ones by such occasions [the election of a president] than by any others."

Direct democracy, remember, is the stuff of violent revolutions, so no wonder the Electoral College has been a regular enemy of the left.

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