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National Conservative Party

October 9, 2020

The election of 2018, which saw the election of more Democrats to the U.S. House of Representatives than were elected in 1964, was a clear rebuke of Donald Trump whose election in 2016 Newt Gingrich called a “hostile takeover.”

As President Trump reversed direction of the Party by rejecting the Internationalists who had controlled the GOP since the Roosevelt Administration. Due to Donald Trump’s personal limitations, the Trump Administration was an imperfect vehicle for development of a New Nationalism. Trump’s effort to “Make America Great” will be replaced by a Democrat Party hell bent on transforming society and politics on the model introduced by Progressives in the late 1890s.

That, I believe, will assure that great damage to our Constitutional system will occur similar to what occurred in 1964 when Lyndon Johnson took control of the White House and both branches of Congress.

Among other ambitious efforts, we should expect a move to abolish the Electoral College and “packing” of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Our system of limited government, as a result, will be transformed into a plebiscitary democracy and that will lead to realignment of our Two-Party system into a multi-Party system. In future elections we may see the growth of a Social Democrat Party and Libertarian Party and a founding of a new National Conservative Party.

At the state level in New York in 1962, a small group of “movement” conservatives founded the New York State Conservative Party. That Party quickly surpassed the Liberal Party in numbers of votes and elected Conservative Party candidates to the U.S. Senate, James Buckley and Al D’Amato and Gov. George Pataki.

During the years I lived in New York, I registered as a Republican, but voted the Conservative Party line in general elections and I look forward to doing that again in the next Presidential election.

The need for a national Conservative Party is proven. The only question unanswered is who will lead this new Party?

The “Deep State” is Back!

October 8, 2020

For quite some time I have watched the Progressive movement inspire Leftist attorneys to run for Attorneys General offices or to use their appointments to Federal District Court offices to advance Progressive “causes.” The Federal Court for the southern district of New York, the Attorney General of New York, Federal District Court for Massachusetts and now the Michigan Attorney General collectively represent what I call “our attorney problem.

Wealthy parents who bribed college officials to admit their college age students into colleges with high admission standards found themselves face to face with this form of judicial bias.

You don’t want to be a plaintiff in their jurisdictions if you are wealthy or a political conservative.

President Trump’s unwillingness to criticize militias has left him open to criticism by the Attorney General of Michigan who today announced indictments of seven persons who plotted vigilante violence and kidnapping of the Governor of Michigan.

Of course, this conspiracy was not revealed by dogged investigation, but by an insider paid to spy on something called “Wolverine Watchmen.” The FBI was involved because paying an informant to report and, probably, to incite members of Wolverine Watchmen to plan to act, is how the FBI operates.

When can we be rid of the FBI by replacing it with an organization with a cleaner modus operandi than that inherited from J. Edgar Hoover, and must we live in Michigan to vote for repeal of the Attorney General of Michigan?

Fraudulent Grad Schools

October 7, 2020

Most graduate schools offer Ph.D. degree programs in History, Political Science (Government) and Philosophy. These are “bedrocks” on which our understanding of Western culture and civilization are based.

Unfortunately, if you are a Christian scholar and allow your faith to intrude into your teaching and writing, you are unlikely to experience sustained employment in college teaching. When I was a graduate student in Government at Notre Dame, Ralph McInerny, the Thomist philosopher, warned students interested in earning a Ph.D. in Philosophy that there were no teaching jobs to be found.

In other words, “Buyers beware!’

Professor Bob Paquette, who founded the Hamilton Institute at Hamilton College, devised a program to offer employment to scholars unlikely to find employment as college teachers. In one case he has employed a former professor of English Literature who left teaching because the “deconstruction” of literature by colleagues in her profession was just too much for her to bear.

My colleagues, Steve Balch and Peter Wood, gave presentations on the decline of teaching the history of Western civilization in American colleges and universities. And I went to the extraordinary length of founding a solely Internet University for traditional scholars to remain active as teachers.

Many scholars who are politically motivated will find employment as resident scholars at the Heritage Foundation, Cato Institute or the Independent Institute to name three conservative/libertarian policy organizations.

Yet, professors in graduate degree programs continue to enroll aspiring Ph.D. candidates into graduate programs where they can spend eight to ten years working toward a coveted Ph.D.

Unless they follow the example of Ralph McInerny and tell them that they will never teach at a college or university, they are perpetrating a fraud.

Constitutional vs. Totalitarian

October 7, 2020

Print, broadcast and cable news is filled with terms describing the American President as “leader of the Free World,” “most powerful Executive” and other terms that suggest we elected a King or Monarch. Limits placed on the Chief Executive by the Constitution of the United States and the dominance of the Congress are unnoticed.

In countries dominated by totalitarian parties, all powerful “Great Leaders” guided by totalitarian ideology, few limits are placed on the power of “the State.”

Russia, Cuba, China and North Korea, and after the second World War, countries we once called “Captive Nations” were ruled by totalitarians like Nicolae Ceaușescu in Romania, Josip Broz Tito in Yugoslavia, Antonín Novotný in Czechoslovakia and less well known “leaders” of Socialist Republics in Hungary and other member countries of the Warsaw Pact.

Today some of the words used to describe totalitarian leaders describe the President of the United States. The current President encourages exaggeration of his role and powers because Donald Trump believes he is the embodiment of the nation and, thus, essentially unlimited by Impeachment of even Covid-19. When this President gives a salute, as he did yesterday at the White House, he is sending a signal that his power should never be challenged.

That may explain Trump’s easy familiarity with other “Presidents,” Vladimir Putin of Russia, Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China, Kim Jong-un in North Korea and Recep Erdoğan of Turkey.