I'm not just writing this post because Newt is supposedly leading in the "polls". I think it is instructive for those of you out there trying to figure out what is going on. How can a man who claimed to be the conservative answer to Bill Clinton in the 90s, turn around on a lame duck session and pass GATT, a law he himself claimed was not your average treaty, but would fundamentally shift power out of America:
“We need to be honest about the fact that we are transferring from the United States at a practical level significant authority to a new organization.... This is not just another trade agreement. This is adopting something which twice, once in the 1940s and once in the 1950s, the U.S. Congress rejected.... It is a very big transfer of power.
--Newt Gingrich testimony before Ways and Means Committee
Newt Gingrich is not loyal to America folks, make no mistake about it. This man is a one world communist advocate and his every action in public life, despite all the "conservative" publicity stunts, prove this point explicitly. Like Larry McDonald said, Newt is not to be trusted. From a recent New American article,
In 1994, Gingrich described himself as "a conservative futurist". He said that those who were trying to define him should look no farther than The Third Wave, a 1980 book written by Alvin Toffler. The book describes our society as entering a post-industrial phase in which abortion, homosexuality, promiscuity, and divorce are perfectly normal, even virtuous. Toffler penned a letter to America's "founding parents," in which he said: "The system of government you fashioned, including the principles on which you based it, is increasingly obsolete, and hence increasingly, if inadvertently, oppressive and dangerous to our welfare. It must be radically changed and a new system of government invented---a democracy for the 21st century." He went on to describe our constitutional system as one that "served us so well for so long, and that now must, in its turn, die and be replaced."
Are you with me so far? When asked what he believed in, he pointed people to this Alvin Toffler guy. In fact, Newt wrote the forward to Toffler's book, Creating a New Civilization: The Politics of the Third Wave. He's not just a fan, he's really, really into the Third Wave, ok?
In 1995, he gave a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Affairs:
“The American challenge in leading the world is compounded by our Constitution,” he said. “Under our [constitutional system] — either we’re going to have to rethink our Constitution, or we’re going to have to rethink our process of decision-making.” He went on to profess an oxymoronic belief in “very strong but limited federal government,” and pledged, “I am for the United Nations.”Yep. He didn't use the gd, but he may have well have said it. America IS the Constitution. Our Bill of Rights are the acknowledgement that each and every one of us are free moral agents deserving of individual consideration under the law. Our rights come from God and buddy are they working hard to get rid of the knowledge on Him, aren't they?
As a side note, isn't interesting how every president since I can remember has said "we" have to push and promote democracy around the world. However their definition of democracy ain't your grandma's definition of democracy at all. When they say democracy, we can say authoritarian bureaucracy led by central banking. Our Constitution doesn't line up with those goals, so they (TPTB) are working overtime to force their will on us before a critical mass of us wake up to it.
Newt Gingrich : Hegel's dialectic - somebody's got to play the part of the conservative.
Update: Have I been linked by the great Jack Hunter on the official Ron Paul campaign site??
( I don't feel worthy, gosh I hope all my i's are dotted and t's crossed. and have proper attributions!)
WELCOME LIBERTY LOVERS AND AMERICANS OF ALL STRIPES!
I hope visitors find the information instructive. As iron sharpens iron, so shall we vet our candidates.
(Newt is not iron however, but talc, a geology joke:)