Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

December 2, 2013

Stumptalk: We will remember November 2013

By Jim Sykes
Chronicle contributor

CROSSVILLE — On November 21, 2013, Senator Harry Reid tried to destroy our Republic with the blessing of President Barack Obama by changing the rules of the Senate. This action could be remembered in the future as being as important as the 150th anniversary of November 19, 1863, when President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg address and the 50th anniversary of November 22, 1963, the day President John F. Kennedy was shot and killed.

Most observers don’t seem to recognize the significance of Senator Reid’s action. President Obama will now appoint judges to the Washington, DC, Federal Court and will give that Court a seven to four Democratic majority. It is important to remember that this Court rules on regulations and other actions that determine what our national government will do. This court currently has the case that accuses Attorney General Eric Holder of Contempt of Congress for not providing the subpoenaed documents in the Fast and Furious investigation. This action by Senator Reid and the Democrats in the Senate could adversely determine the outcome of many very important cases in the DC Federal Court and require additional time and expense in appealing those cases to the Supreme Court. This alone should indicate to observers that the purpose of the Senate’s actions is to punish President Obama’s enemies as well as to deflect the country’s attention away from the problems with Obamacare. President Obama and his supporters have no desire to work with the opposition, the simply want to punish anyone who does not agree with the president.

For those who are reading this column and might have doubt about the president’s objectives and methods of operation, I would suggest that you read “Rules for Radicals” written by Saul Alinsky and that you use the Internet to research the “Cloward and Piven” strategy. Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, a husband and wife team teaching at Columbia University, formulated this strategy in the 1960s. Their diabolical Marxist plan was first detailed in the May 2, 1966 issue of The Nation magazine.

David Horowitz has described the goal of this strategy is to “hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands, thus pushing society into crisis and economic collapse. It is the strategy of forcing political change through orchestrated crisis.” This strategy almost caused New York City to declare bankruptcy. The methods described in Rules for Radical are being used by this administration to accomplish the objectives of Cloward and Piven. That, in my opinion, is what Obama meant when he declared that he was only 5 days away from fundamental changing the United States of America. President Obama is now showing exactly what he meant by those words and is changing our beloved country from the Republic established by our Founding Fathers to a third rate socialist orientated country that is being destroyed by these actions.

President Obama has not been able to get Congress pass all of the laws required for his Marxist agenda so he is attempting to pack the Court with activist judges who will rule that his actions are legal and constitutional. Judges are not legally permitted to make laws but activist judges have been handing down opinions that are being accepted as doing just that. The president believes that he will now be able to do whatever he wants to do regardless of what is right or best for the majority of our citizens.

We are witnessing history that will destroy the country that we have enjoyed for 237 years. November 2013 has been a sad month for our children and grandchildren.