The most eager presidential candidate in 1788-89 was John Adams of Massachusetts. Adams was a former minister to Great Britain when the United States was a colonial possession. In alphabetical order the announced candidates for the role as America's first President were James Armstrong, a Georgia politician; George Clinton, Governor of New York; Robert Harrison, a popular Judge from Maryland; John Hancock, a rum and molasses smuggler, warehouse owner, the man who orchestrated the Boston Tea Party and one of the two men most responsible for the Revolutionary War; Samuel Huntington, Governor of Connecticut; John Jay, Minister of Foreign Affairs in the colonies and the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court; Benjamin Lincoln, Lt. Gov. of Massachusetts; John Milton, Secretary of State of Georgia; John Rutledge, a former governor of South Carolina; Edward Telfair, a former governor of Georgia; and Gen. George Washington who expected to return to Mt. Vernon and tend his farm and perhaps play poker again every Saturday night with his friends at a local tavern.
It took some old-fashioned Virginia arm-twisting to get Washington to come out of retirement and accept the role as the nation's first president. Once he agreed, the only opposition came from Adams who lobbied the electors who were already committed to Washington to switch their ballots and vote for him, not Washington. Alexander Hamilton, who became the nation's first Secretary of the Treasury organized an end run around Adams to guarantee that Adams could not secure enough votes to win against Washington. When the US Senate counted the ballots, Washington received 69 votes. Adams, who heartily campaigned for the job, received 34 votes. Washington was sworn in as the nation's first president on the balcony of New York's Federal Hall on April 30, 1789. He was 57 years old. He immediately entered the Senate chamber and delivered his inaugural address.
Unlike those who followed him, Washington placed all of his adversaries in important roles in his Administration and made them a key part in the structuring of the nation. He was not only the most popular president in the history of the United States, he was also the most productive president. He not only won the war for freedom, he structured that freedom into liberty and built the nation which dispensed it. Had John Adams somehow been elected our first President, America's experiment with a Republican form of government would have lasted less than a decade, with Adams assuming the trappings of a king and Congress looking more like the British House of Commons and House of Lords than the Congress of the United States.
Even though Washington overwhelmed Adams, taking 71.76% of the popular vote, most progressive academician historians believe that Abraham Lincoln and not Washington is the most popular president today, even though Lincoln won the Election of 1860 with 39.8% of the voteand his election as the Jacobin's first president was the catalyst that caused 7 of the 11 States to secede from the Union. Lincoln's victory caused the Civil War and triggered the start of the two party system which emerged in 1864. The voters realized that as long as there were only two candidates for the office of President, they actually got to pick the President. The Electoral College was obligated to actually vote for the winner picked by the people, and the people always prevailed. When there were several candidates, the party bosses were able to easily manipulate the vote to guarantee that the candidate they wanted to win always won. The Electoral College then picked the winner from those picked by the party bosses and not the people. Regardless which candidate was elected, the people lost. If the American people can remember this simple adage, and remember that the most important election battle is not the general election but the primary election, they will always win.
There are two important rules the voters must remember if they want to avoid the type of government they have in Washington today. First: the guy with the massive war chest is always owned by the money barons. Don't vote for him or herever. Whether you are a Democrat, a Republican or an independent; or whether you a liberal, a moderate or a conservative, that candidate's agenda is already carved in stone by the bankers, industrialists and barons of business who bought him. Did you think people donate money to candidates because they're patriots? They donate money because they're greedy...and they expect more money in returnyour money! Second, regardless what the independent candidates says, or the emerging third party advocates say, or how much sense it makes, we have a two party system. That means that one of the two primary party candidates is always going to win: the Democrat or the Republican. There have only been two third party candidates in the 20th century who received double digit percentages of the popular vote. No third party candidate (or rather, 99.999% of them) have never won, nor can they. The way the electoral system was set up makes it impossible for third party candidates to win because the laws were slanted against them. It is, after all, a two-party system.
In 1912, two-term President Teddy Roosevelt ran as the spoiler to guarantee the election of Woodrow Wilson. He just didn't realize that was why he was encouraged to run again in 1912. JP Morgan, whose bankers were manipulating the election because they needed a socialist progressive in the White House who would not only sign a bill creating a permanent central bank in the United States but assure that, regardless of the outcome of the vote, he would certify as ratified the three new constitutional amendments that the State had been debating since 1909-10.
Morgan, who had done the math over and over again, knew that only the Rough Rider could take enough votes from incumbent William Howard Taft to put progressive socialist Woodrow Wilson in the White House. Morgan secretly financed Roosevelt's campaign with millions of dollars. At the same time, he quietly financed Wilson as he vocally financed Taft, publicly creating the illusion that Taft was "his man." Teddy Roosevelt took 27% of the vote for three reasons. First, he was a popular two-term president. People liked him. Second, Morgan bankrolled him. And third, Roosevelt got more positive press than Taft. Third party candidates who are not the "designated spoiler" gets no free press coverage and no TV time. And generally, they have little or no money in their war chests. When they do manage to find enough money to run a few campaign spots, they are usually sandwiched between advocacy spots that oppose him, or they run in a flight containing the campaign spots of his opponents, or "citizens' groups" which oppose him.
In 1992, the money barons wanted to boot George H.W. Bush from the White House because they thought he was too Reaganesque to enact NAFTA. The globalists needed US industrialists to be allowed to move their factories to the emerging economies, and also allow them to bring the US-branded goods manufactured in the third world back into the United States without paying tariffs. The union-supported Democrats blocked every attempt by the Bush-41 White House to get the legislation enacted.
Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton was invited to attend the June, 1991 Bilderberger Conference at Baden-Wertenberg in the fabled Black Forest as the guest of Washington, DC lawyer, civil rights activist and financier Vernon Jordan who led him into a one-on-one meeting with Prince Bernhardt of the Netherlands. Clinton was assured he would become the 42nd President of the United States if he could get that little favor, plus a few others, done for the global money barons. Clinton was the original "can do" guy. With a philosophical makeover to make the Southern liberal look like a Midwest moderate, Clinton returned to the United States to meet the bankers who were going to get him the money he would need to not only win the primary but, ultimately, the White House. None of the bankers who were picked to fund raise for him had ever met him, and none of them had ever heard of him. But to help him, the first thing they did was tighten the money supply and shrink the economy, bringing on a recession that would impact Bush-41's popularity and make Bill Clinton look better to the voters.
But even that was not enough. All of the honest, private polls indicated that Bush-41 would be reelected in a 53% to 47% race. The Clinton Campaign pushed the bankers to squeeze the economy a little tighter. At the same time they began shopping for a third party candidate who could drain at least 12% of the conservative vote. They found their man in Texas billionaire H. Ross Perot, who threw his tight-fitting ten gallon hat into the ring in April, 1992, announcing he planned to finance his own campaign and would not accept contributions from any special interest groupsproviding his "supporters" got him on the ballot of all 50 States. (His supporters turned out to be paid Perot employees, but it was good press and the voters bought the gibberish.) Nineteen percent of the people voted for Perot in 1992, believing that independents had finally managed to form a viable party that could elect honest candidates to Congress and a people's representative to the White House. It would not be until Oct, 1996 that author George Carpozi ( Clinton Confidential), who was investigating the Clinton agenda), found pieces of the Health Security Act Working Papers; Diebold Report in Box 1748 in the National Archive. The papers explained why Ross Perot spent $45 million of his own money to run a spoiler in the Election of 1992.
The Diebold Institute Commission Report named several influential American businessmen who would benefit extraordinarily by promoting the Clinton agenda. Among them was H. Ross Perot, Chairman of The Perot Group. Perot was to be awarded a no-bid contract for the lion's share of the Clinton healthcare IT business, valued at billions of dollars over the next decade (had Hillarycare passed). When Hillary's Health Security Act failed, Perot made the Clinton's pony up $30 million before he would agree to run again in 1996. One month after the Perot-Clinton deal was revealed, 12% of the American people voted for the Reform Party candidate again. Had Perot not been in the race, its likely that Sen. Bob Dole, who won 40.7% of the vote, would have won in 1996 in a 50.7% tally against Clinton's 49.2%. Without Perot in the 1992 race, Bush-41 would have won reelection by 56.3% to 42.9%
Once again, it's important to understand this. Third party candidates are not in the race to win the election. They're in the race to win matching funds. And it takes 5% of the vote to get matching funds. No conservative has ever won matching funds. (Don't be confused by Pat Buchanan who got matching funds when he won the Reform Party nomination. The funds he got were actually earned by Ross Perot.) . Don't get me wrong. A spoiler or unremarkable third party candidate can actually throw the election to worst major party candidate with as little as 1/2 of 1% of the vote. Buchanan came close to doing that in 2000.
Remember, Buchanan only took 0.46% of the votethat's less than a half of 1%and caused a 39 days electoral crisis that Gore was able to use to almost steal the Election of 2000. The Florida crisis would not have happened had Buchanan not been in the race. In 2000, 1,392 Buchanan voters gave New Mexico's 5 electoral votes to Gore. Eleven thousand four hundred seventy-one Buchanan voters gave Wisconsin's 11 electoral votes to Gore. And, 5,731 Buchanan voters in Iowa gave their 7 electoral votes to Gore. Without Florida ever being counted, Bush would have won 269 electoral votes (the exact number needed to win the election) without Florida ever entering the equation. With Florida's 25 electoral votes, Bush would have had a 294 to 243 victory. Had Gore's chad-poking Democratic county board members in three counties that Gore could actually not legally challenge (since he won all of them in the election and State law only allows you to challenge counties you lost) prevailed, and had Bush not challenged the constant rule changing that allowed the county supervisors to continually change the rules on what constituted a vote for Gore, by having his lawyer, Ted Olson, cite the Electoral Count Act of 1887. The Electoral Count Act of 1887 was legislated to prevent a repeat of the post-election flip-flopping in the Tilden-Hayes Election of 1876which was precisely what Gore was doing in Florida in 2000.
In 1948, in order to dilute the vote-pulling potential of moderate Republican Thomas Dewey and reelect the colorless, bullheaded Harry S. Truman who, like Barack Obama, believes the only opinion in the world that mattered was his own, the Democrats convinced one of their own, Sen. Strom Thurmond [D-SC] to pretend to breakaway from the Democratic Party and form the States' Rights Party specifically to pull the moderate-union voters that usually vote Republican away from Dewey. The Democrats fear of losing in 1948 was based on a move by a former communist FDR vice president, Henry Wallace who bolted from the Democrat Party and reactivated the communist-backed Progressive Party. Truman fired Wallace (then his Secretary of Commerce) for publicly opposing his position on the Soviets in the Cold War. The Democratic Party was convinced that Wallace would pull the socialist far left vote and put Dewey in the White House. The Democrats used Thurmond as a spoiler to pull what is now referred to as "Reagan Democrats" away from Dewey to balance the loss . Add to that massive joblessness at the end of World War II and the postwar Depression of 1948-49, and the Election of 1948 just seemed to have :Dewey" written all over it.
When the votes were counted, Wallace pulled 2.4% of the vote. So did Thurmond. Thurmond took 1,135,930 popular votes and 39 electoral votesfrom Dewey. Wallace pulled 1,157,328 popular votes scattered throughout the Democrat-owned urban northeast. He took no electoral votes. The union bosses kept a tight rein on the union members Wallace needed. Even without Thurmond's defection, Truman would have won reelection with 303 electoral votes to Dewey's 228. The election in which the Democratic-planted spoiler did alter the election happened in 1960, in the race between Catholic John F. Kennedy and Protestant Richard Nixon. Again, fearing backlash from the Protestant Bible Belt States against a Roman Catholic in the White House, Sen. Harry Byrd agreed to be the renegade. His party was called the Dixiecrats. Looking at the States won by the candidates, and the electoral count difference, we see JFK with 303 electoral votes, Richard Nixon with 219 electoral votes and Dixiecrat Byrd with 15. But the popular vote spread was less than one-tenth of one percent.
America knows about the Daley Dead saving both Illinois and Texas for JFK, but Byrd's impact extended far beyond the Bible Belt and into the industrial States where Reagan Democrats chose Byrd over Nixon. In the industrial States, Reagan Democrats (blue collar conservatives) who usually voted Republican were split, 44-17 for Nixon. Out of every 44 blue collar workers who usually voted Republican, 17 voted for the Dixiecrats, believing Byrd represented their conservative values. If you asked any of them, they would probably tell you, they "...voted their conscious." The ploy workedand it was a ploy. The Democratic machine elected Kennedy.
Hundreds of Americans I have personally spoken with that voted for Perot in 1992 and 1996, Buchanan in 2000, and someone else in 2004 and 2008, insist they were exercising their right to vote for whomever they wish. They're right. While we have a constitutional obligation to vote, we have a right to vote for whomever we wanteven if we're convinced he hasn't a prayer of winning. And, as stupid as the notion is, we also have a right not to vote (and let the idiot next door pick our next president). That's the nice thing about freedom. We have the choice to pick what's best for our nation or ourselves. When we pick "us" over the nation, we usually end up with leaders like Adolph Hitler or Barack Obama. And, we always blame someone else when it happens. By the way, who are you blaming for Obama?
Whenever I see bumper stickers that say, "Don't blame me, I voted for Pat," Or, "...I voted for Baldwin." Or, "Don't blame me, I voted for Huck." Or, my favorite, "Don't blame me, I voted for Ron Paul," I see red. Sometimes I just want to roll down the car window and shout: "No you didn't! You voted for Gore (or John Kerry, or even worse, Barack Hussein Obama." If I had the time (and I fervently pray I never do), I think I'd l drive over to the unemployment office (which the politically-correct bureaucrats optimistically call the "employment office" like you're going to get a job if you go there; and find the cars with the Obama stickers (even though most of them will be in the employee parking spaces).and ask those filing for unemployment benefits what they think of the vote they cast for Obama now.
In our two party system, all votes cast are attributed to one or the other of the major party candidates. Liberals voting for the Green Party or any other watermelon candidate (green on the outside, commie red on the inside) are actually voting Republican. Any Christian who voted for Chuck Baldwin or Mike Huckabee actually cast their vote for Muslim, non-US citizen Barack Hussein Obama. So, if you get mad everytime you realize there's an illegal alien living in the President's home, just rememberyou contributed to his being there unless you voted for McCain-Palin. That's how the two-party system works. Every vote cast is coonted for, or against, one of the two major party candidates. No one else matters because no one else can win.
In all fairness, because you may not have understood the rules in a two party system government, you can claim ignoranceuntil today. You can still feel comfortable in the knowledge that you "voted your conscious" even if your guy lost. As of today, you can no longer claim ignorance. If you don't like the Democrat or the Republican, change themin the primary election. Fire them. That's the purpose of the primary. If you don't like the crook in office, get off your butt and start knocking on doors. Find more people who agree and get them to knock on doors, too. Put out the word. Dump the crook. Pick the honest guy that would otherwise end up as the 1% or 2% Constitution Party or Libertarian ticket, and get him on the primary party ballot. When the GOP or Democratic Party stooges come knocking on your door, don't take their literature. Tell them to take a hike and slam the door in their face. Particularly if the stooge is the union boss where you work. Now there's real integrity! Giving party pecks to the union boss, and accolades for the party candidate to his face and then voting for an "integrity candidate"you know will lose once you get behind the secret ballot curtain does not suggest integrity to me. It suggests cowardice.
Whether they like it or not, the American people are stuck with a two party system until they change the federal laws that reward Democrats and Republicans and penalize third party candidates. Until then, they are always going to elect either a Democrat or a Republican regardless who you vote for. And, the more conservative the third party candidates that run as spoilers, the stronger the majority on the communist left is going to end up with because when two conservatives split the majority of the vote, the worst candidate will always win with the minority vote. We have maybe one more election left to reverse this "voting my integrity" nonsense2012before we find ourselves slaves to a one party dictatorship that no longer includes a Constitution..
I know this is going to shock you, but all of us need to understand one thing about those who run for office. None of them are God. And none of them are Jesus Christ. There are no perfect candidates. First and foremost, politics is a dirty business. Second, politicians lie. All of them. Anyone who thinks Baptist preacher Mike Huckabee didn't tell a lot of whoppers on the campaign trail wasn't listening before the :Amens' were shouted from the pews where he campaigned. As governor of the Clinton State of Arkansas, Huckabee climbed into more special interest beds in his States than most hookers straddle in a lifetime of the world's oldest profession. He sold out to Tyson's Foods and he sold out to Walmartthe State's two largest employers. Because both Tyson's and Walmart wanted it, he became the champion of illegal aliens in Arkansas. Then, as a GOP candidate for the White House, he campaigned against illegals like he'd always been against them. Somehow, I can't see that a vote for Mike Huckabee was ever a vote for integrity.
Pastor Chuck Baldwin, on the other hand, is a man I know walks in God's anointing. But I believe God anointed him to pastor a flock not a nation. Baldwin's lies were not sins of commission, but lies of omission. Most Americans who look closely at the current resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue are quick to realize he's a man who is absolutely clueless what a President is constitutionally supposed to do. People with idol-complexes and absolutely no common sense elected a person who told them they lived in the greatest nation on Earth. Then he told them he wanted them to help him change it. That should have been a warning flag. But, nobody except Sam WurzelbacherJoe the Plumberasked him what changes he planned to make.
I suspect that the first question Obama asks himself each morning is: "Can I blame everything that goes wrong today on George W. Bush? Of course I can. I'm Barack Hussein Obama!" Pastor Chuck Baldwin who, granted, has more sense than Obama, had even less experience. Pastoring a church does not qualify you to lead a nation. That's Baldwin's sin of omission. Like Obama, but in much different ways, Baldwin's not qualified for the job, either. His campaign rhetoric suggests the opposite. Granted, there is no primer entitled "The Presidency, 101." Every president learns by doing to the job. Before Obama, every man who has won the Presidency has entered the White House with a sufficient amount of political wherewithal to handle the job. Obama lacks it. He runs the White House like a community organizer blackmailing local businesses to support his radical agenda.
History has taught us that the best Presidents are usually those who served both as a governor and in the US Senate. Second best are former governors, since they were chief executives of States. Third are those who served in the US Senate. They generally have a vast array of knowledge about both domestic and international issues (providing they're been in the Senate for longer than a year and a few minutes). Pastors are way, way down the list of those qualified to run a nation. In point of fact, they don't appear on the list at all. In the history of the United States, there has never been a church pastor who has won the Presidency. And Pat Robertrson, a much more well known pastor than Baldwin, tried. Several pastors signed the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States. Over the years, several have run for, and won, seats in Congress.
Shocking as this may sound, the problem with most pastors is that they're too honest for politics. (Except Huckabee who had no problem selling his integrity to Tyson's Foods and Walmart for the governor's mansion in Arkansas, and lying about his position on illegal aliens when he campaigned for the presidential nomination in order to strip votes from Gov. Mitt Romney [R-MA] who self-financed his political campaign and owed no allegiance to any special interest groups.). Huckabee stayed in the race to the end, draining votes from Romney to make it easier for McCain to win the nomination. In the end, the veep slot Huckabee thought he'd earned, was given to Gov. Sarah Palin [R-AK] who should have been heading the ticket.
Since 1864 our election laws have been structured to give all of the election advantages to the two major parties in order to guarantee that only one of those two candidates can, and will, prevail on election day. The candidate who wins every multi-candidate race is always bought and paid for by party bosses regardless if he calls himself a Democrat, a Republican or an Independent. The third party candidates who calls himself a Progressive, an independent, a Constitutionalist or a Libertarian never wins because third party candidates are the designated spoilers who are allowed to run only to drain votes from the candidate the party bosses do not want elected.
It's too bad that progressive academicians write the nation's history books instead of the factory workers and shop owners who are forced to live under the progressive laws of men not fit to wipe the cow dung from the boots of men like George Washington, Andrew Jackson and Ronald Reagan. Ask a Progressive political science university professor to name the six best and six worst Presidents and most will agree on Washington, Adams, Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, FDR and Woodrow Wilson (not necessarily in that order). The six the Progressive will likely name as the worst Presidents will be Richard Nixon, Harry Truman, Bill Clinton, Lyndon Johnson, Bush-41 and Bush-43. Three of them committed criminal acts that should have sent them to prison. Until Barack Obama, the three most destructive Presidents to the liberty of the United States were Jimmy Carter, Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt. Until Obama, these men have done the most damage to the Constitution. But,, when the factual history of Obama is penned, he will be revealed as the most destructive evil ever to sweep across this land. Sadly, if he is not stopped, impeached, removed, tried and imprisoned shortly after the Election of 2010, this country may no longer exist as the world's greatest democracy. History will record it as the nation that caused the collapse of the free market system
Adams won the presidency from Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson in 1796 in a very close race, 71 to 68 electoral votes. (Keep in mind, since it is the Electoral Votes and not the popular votes that elect the President (who is the agent of the States and not the People), the popular votes were not saved until the Election of 1824, the first race to be settled by the House of Representatives). Andrew Jackson, who needed 131 votes to win the presidency, won 99 electoral votes, throwing the race into the House of Representatives. Because Jackson, opposed the rechartering of the central bank which House Speaker Henry Clay, also a presidential candidate, favored, cut a deal with John Quincey Adams (who also favored the bank) to put him in the White House in exchange for the job as Secretary of State. Adams had 84 Electoral votes and Clay had 37. As Speaker, Clay controlled a massive voting block. He kept his word and delivered 13 of the 24 states to Adams. Jackson only won 9. In the election, Jackson won the electoral votes of 11 States: Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Tennessee. Due to political meddling by Clay, 4 Congressmen voted against the voters of their own States, and for favors from the House leadership to benefit themselves, and gave those States to Adams. Had Clay not manipulated Congress in 1824, Jackson would have been declared the 6th President of the United States by a vote of 11 States to 9. Instead, corrupt politicians perpetuated their first fraud on the American people, and a man who did not belong in the Presidency almost become the nation's first dictator.
Between John Adams and his son, they destroyed the Federalist Party. The Federalist Party was born in 1796 and died in 1820. Even Federalist John Quincy Adams (your typical Massachusetts liberal), couldn't run as a Federalist after the election of 1816. He ran as an independent in 1820 and won only 1 electoral vote when he sought reelection against James Monroe. There were 224 electoral votes at stake in 1820. Monroe took 223. Adams took one. Had it not been for political arrogance of John Adams, the Federalist Party would likely have survived until 1856 when it would have transformed itself into the Republican Party. As it is, when the Federalist party died, it didn't even merit a grave marker.
When the Federalist Congress enacted the Aliens & Sedition Act of 1798 and the Alien Enemies Act of 1798, the Adams Administration argued that both bills were designed to protect the United States from enemy aliens living here. The Democratic-Republicans, still led by former President Thomas Jefferson, attacked the Aliens & Sedition Act and the Alien Enemies Act as unconstitutional because they abrogated free speech and made it a crime to criticize the Adams Administration. Under the Alien Enemies Act, John Adams' Attorney General could deport any resident alien who criticized Adams. (The Alien Enemies Act is still in effect today.)
It became clear very quickly that Adams intended to use these laws to silence criticism of his policies. The first victim of Adam's regal dictate was Matthew Lyon who published an editorial in a Vermont newspaper criticizing Adams of "...a continued grasp for power, and unbound thirst for ridiculous pomp, foolish adulation, and self avarice." Lyons was arrested and brought before the US Supreme Court whose primary function is to make sure the laws enacted by Congress are legal under the Constitution. One justice, William Paterson, found him guilty of sedition and sentenced him to four months in prison and fined him $1,000. His property was auctioned off to pay his fine. Not only was Lyon found guilty of sedition, so was the publisher who printed his letter. Thomas Cooper was the next man convicted of violating what was becoming known as Adam's Law. His crime was speaking out in defense of still another man, Jonathan Robbins. Cooper's crime was to say that the law was "...without precedent, without law and against mercy." Both men were sentenced to four months, and the homes of both men were seized and sold to satisfy the government's lien.. When Justice Samuel Chase fined and jailed James T. Callender after throwing out Callender's lawyers' brief which challenged the law as an unconstitutional violation of the 1st Amendment, New York Judge Jared Peck distributed a petition to force Congress to repeal the legislation. Peck was arrested like a common criminal during a family gathering at his home.
Adam's made the most serious blunder of his political career by ordering the arrest of . Peck, who was one of the most respected jurists in America. His arrest led to the writing of the Kentucky and Virginia Resolves which were drafted by Thomas Jefferson (who was then the Vice President of the United States) and James Madison. In the Resolves, both the Kentucky and Virginia legislatures instructed Congress that the States, not the federal government are sovereign, and that they, not the courts, decide the constitutionality of federal legislation. They further said that the States possessed the absolute power and authority to nullify any law created by the federal government. With that writ, the States nullified the Alien and Sedition Act of 1798 and ordered the federal government to free those they jailed and to make complete and total restitution to all of them. The United States Supreme Court, which acted as a criminal court and not the court of last resorts was mute and did not attempt to protest the Resolves. Resolves have been used about a half dozen times to nullify federal laws. The Supreme Court has argued, and won, only one challenge to the right of the States to nullify federal law.
However, the Adams Affair left a stench in the nostrils of America that would not go away until Adams was gone and Congress understood that America's head-of-state is not royalty. When Adams ran for reelection in 1820, American expressed its contempt for dictators and tyrants. He lost in the worst political upset in the history of the United Statesbefore or since. Surprisingly, Adams was elected to the House of Representatives from Massachusetts as a member of the National Republican Party in 1830 even though he was still a Federalist at heart. He served 8 terms, retiring in 1846 as the Jacobins began consolidating all of the fringe political parties into what they expected would become the major political party in the United States within a decade. Politics was changing. There was no longer room for candidates not backed either by the barons of business or banking.
Between the elections of 1824 to 1856 the princes of industry and barons of business began the task of buying their own Congressmen and Senators. That made it a lot easier to get the laws they wanted enacted. Within two decades the vultures were circling the newly reconstructed Capitol (after it had been burned by the British in the warn of 1812), searching for greedy men who wanted their pockets filled with gold. It did not take long to to corrupt Congress. George Washington died on Dec. 14, 1799. Within two decades John Jacob Astor and banker Nicholas Biddle were bribing politicians (including House Speaker Henry Clay who was paid the unheard of sum of $6,000 to act as an agent for Biddle's bank) to lobby his fellow Congressmen to renew the charter of the Second Bank of the United States. One of those Astor bribed was President James Monroe. Monroe was given a loan of $5,000 with no repayment clause. Although he retired from the presidency in bankruptcy, Monroe repaid the loan to Astor. It took him 15 years. Monroe was determined not to meet God owing money to an evil man.
During the Age of the Robber Barons, between the Second Bank of America scandal, the Credit-Miobilier-Union Pacific Scandal, and the flooding of Washington with literally millions of dollars of Standard Oil money, politics in America changed forever. Like Mafia godfathers, the money barons began buying not only politicians like they were penny candy, but they began writing their own laws and paying politicians to enact them. But it was not until 1912 that the money barons realized they could actually use the media to manipulate the elections And, in addition, instead of having to bribe scores of politicians, they would simply buy what they needed before the election by filling theri campaign war chests.
The Founding Fathers didn't plan to create the two party system. Political ideologies became brands beginning in 1796. Those favoring a strong central government and a central banking system controlled by the money barons became known as Federalists (today they're called Democrats). Those who favored States rights over the central government were called Democratic-Republicans. While the Democrats claim they evolved into today's Democratic party, they actually evolved into today's Republican Party. The true States Rights candidates today who refer to themselves as Libertarian or Constitutionalists are, for the most part, tiday's Independents. But in the modern lesser-of-two-evils two party system, they are Republicans, too, since philosophically, they can't be Democrats.
Third party candidates are designated as "spoilers," since their sole purpose in the electoral process is to dilute votes from one major party in order to help the other major party candidate win. As we have shown earlier in this article, the best showing any third party candidate has ever had in a modern (1912) election was Teddy Roosevelt with 27.4% of the vote. He was a two-time President of the United States bankrolled with over $5 million (in an age when bank presidents earned $5 thousand per year and no year-end mega million dollar bonuses. In 2000, Buchanan headed the Reform Partyconstrued by the media as a "major party" like Fox-TV is construed to be a major TV network. With a war chest of over $15 million (with $12.5 million coming from matching funds spent by Perot in 1996), Buchanan won 0.46% (less than one-half of one percent) of the vote. But he almost gave the election to Al Goreand Bush-43 was the designated winner of that race. Buchanan quickly became the invisible candidate.
Even when the media was forced to acknowledge, in print, that Buchanan won the Reform Party nomination, the photo in the AP article was that of his opponent, Dr. John Hagelin, The bulk of the article was not about Buchanan, but Hagelin's splitting the Reform Party and forming what he called The Reform Party USA. Overnight Buchanan became the invisible candidate. The media never mentioned him again unless they found something negative to say about him.
The man who got the press was Ralph Nadar and the Green Party. The money barons needed to drain votes from Gore. But Gore cut a deal with Nader, who was running for the marching funds, to swap votes with him. Nader supporters were urged to register with the Gore Campaign their pledge to vote for Gore and not Nader in the tight, toss-up States that would otherwise go to Gov. Bush. The Gore Campaign pledged (and delivered on their pledge) to have New York, Illinois and Califonria Gore voters cast their votes for Nader if Nader voters in the small conservative States would vote Gore. That way, Nader would still qualify for matching funds and Gore could pull those States from the GOP.
Every designated spoiler throughout history has been hand-picked by the money barons to either drain votes from the best primary candidate (in 2008, that was Republican Mitt Romney), and then, to drain votes from the presidential challenger most-opposed to the agenda of the money barons. The tragedy is that the voters appear unable to see through the ploy. They believe the rhetoric of the third party candidates that they can win. (What the candidate really means is he can win matching funds, not win the election.)
Sadly, the champions of these candidates engage of the "poll charade" to artificially inflate the appearance that their candidate can actaully win. The polls are placed on websites and supporters are encouraged to vote for the designated candidate and then email the poll to likeminded people to cast their votes for that same candidate. The polls are phony. For polls to be accurate, they must be completely random, with the samplings going to a non-arbitrary audience. As it is, in the biased polls, voters are encouraged to vote as many times as needed to put their man in front of the pack. (They keep forgetting that, unless you belong to ACORN, you only get to vote once on election day.)
In 1988, the far right's iconic anti-Fed candidate, Dr. Ron Paul was the Libertarian Party candidate for President. He was on the ballot in 46 States. Dr. Paul won 432,179 votes, or slightly less than one-half of one percent. To suggest he could have won if he had been on the ballot in the other four states is ludicrous. Yet, Paulites in 2008 were convinced if Dr. Paul ran as an independent candidate against Obama and Sen. John McCain, he would have prevailed. In reality, he would have drained about a million votes from McCain. Dr. Paul tried hard to consolidate support for third party candidates Bob Barr (Libertarian Candidate), Ralph Nader (Reform Party), Cynthia McKinney (Green Party), and Chuck Baldwin (Consatitution Party). Together, the third party candidates pulled 1.4% of the total vote. Hardly impressive. I expect most of those who voted for one of those candidates are still convinced today that, with just a little more time, a little more money, and a few more emails, their candidate would have won and will, the next time around.
One of the most interesting facets of the Election of 2008 is that the Obama Commerce Department won't release the factual numeric data on how many eligible Americans were actually registered to vote in that election, even though they claim 56.8% of those eligible to vote, voted. According to the Bureau of Statistics, 132,618,580 votes were cast in 2008. The problem with those statistics is this: in 2008, there were 169 million registered voters in the United States. Eighty-six million of them were registered Democrats, 55 million were registered Republicans and 28 million were registered as independents. If 56.8% of them voted, a lot of people cast multiple votes, because 56.8% of 169 million is 96,992,000 voters. The simple math says there were 35,626,580 too many votes in the ballot boxes.
Not only do we have someone residing in the White House who is unwilling to supply proof that he is an Article II citizen of the United States, we now learn that the raw election numbers suggest we didn't elect him after all, and my estimates about the number of votes stolen by ACORN may have been just a little bit understated. My calculations, computed from news reports since before the election suggested that ACORN and MoveOn.org may have stolen some 15.1 million votes. My estimate may have been off by about 20 million votes.
The Election of 2010 is now about eleven months away. If the Lesser-of-two Evils GOP does not take back both Houses of Congress, there will be no United States for third party candidates to fight over in 2012. With Obama controlling the census and with Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid as the congressional oversight watchdogs, Obama can adjust those numbers any way he wants. That will make the Election of 2012 a communist slam-dunk even if every Independent and every Republican votes because Obama will have had the ability to actually create real people out of the 35,626,580 million make believe voters that voted in 2008.
On the voting rosters of the 50 States, there will be 121,500,000 registered Democrats, 55 million (or less) registered Republicans and 28 million or less independents. Remember this in 2010. We're not voting our "integrity" next year, we're voting our survival as a nation.. When the Congressional and Senatorial primaries come up in the next few months, dump the corrupt Republicans (the Democrats won't dump their's. They like the status quo how it is.) Replace the institutionalized Republicans with candidates you would otherwise put on the Constitution Party or Libertarian Party tickets, and replace the corrupt polticians with fresh, constitutional facesand then for God's sake, get off your fat cans and get out and support them. Knock on doors, hold tea party rallies for them, and get them elected. Then get down to the business of taking back your country. If you do that, then you can honestly claim you are standing on your integrity, and Harry Houdini can't come back from the grave and tell you that the two party system is the only thing he couldn't escape.