To Save America, We Must Abolish the United States




The Christmas Conspiracy!
Federal Issues
Scandals in the Clinton Administration

Politics is dominated today by partisanship. "Negative ads" reflect the reality that many voters vote against a candidate, rather than for one they trust. Voters complain of the misdeeds of the opposing party but forgive the same corruption in their own party. In his "Farewell Address," George Washington warned against excessive allegiance to any political party:

Let me now . . . warn you in the most solemn manner against the baneful effects of the spirit of party. . . . The common and continual mischiefs of the spirit of party are sufficient to make it the interest and duty of a wise people to discourage and restrict it. It serves always to distract the public councils and enfeeble the public administration. It agitates the community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms; kindles the animosity of one part against another . . . . In governments purely elective, it [the spirit of party] is a spirit not to be encouraged.

Democrats have claimed that the "vast right-wing conspiracy" was out to get Bill Clinton, and that he really did no significant wrongs, and they might agree with Washington against the partisan spirit of the Republicans. But in fact we saw a far different manifestation of the Party Spirit. Had Clinton been a right-wing fundamentalist, Democrats and feminists would have been all over him for his reprehensible behavior. Instead of agitating and inventing false-alarms, Party Spirit, as Democrat David Shippers has argued, now covers up. (And high-ranking Republicans, Shippers says, covered up as much as Democrats.)

Both major political parties are as bureaucratic and unreformable as the government they both promise to "re-invent." Both Democrats and Republicans belong to the party of Big Government.

Benjamin Rush signed the Declaration of Independence and served in the Presidential administrations of John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison -- each of whom came from a different political party. And of what party was Rush?

I have been alternately called an aristocrat and a democrat. I am now neither. I am a Christocrat. I believe all power. . . will always fail of producing order and happiness in the hands of man. He alone Who created and redeemed man is qualified to govern him.

Rule of Law in the Wake of Clinton
Source: The Cato Institute
Author: Roger Pilon
Edited by Cato Vice President for Legal Affairs Roger Pilon, this book includes 15 essays by scholars, lawyers, lawmakers and cultural critics that chronicle Clinton's utter disregard for 'a nation of laws, not of men.'
Feeling Your Pain
Source: St. Martin's Press/Laissez Faire
Author: James Bovard
The explosion of government power -- and abuse of that power -- under the Clinton-Gore administration, and what that presages in coming years. St. Martin's Press 2000, hardcover, 426 p., $18.50 from Laissez Faire.

The Left-Right distinction is virtually meaningless.

next: Patriotism, Activism, Protest

David Ramsay, An Eulogium Upon Benjamin Rush, M.D. Phila: Bradford and Inskeep (1813) p. 103.