Sunday, September 6, 2009

Van Jones Ouster a Good First Step

Lamely claiming victimization by a right-wing “smear campaign”, and, notably, without an apology, Van Jones, “Green Jobs Czar” and self-avowed Communist, mercifully resigned over the weekend.

The indomitable Howard Dean described the resignation of Van Jones as “a great loss to the country.” Acid, anyone? But, most level-headed Americans of all political stripes would, I’m sure, appropriately characterize the ouster as a good beginning.

At issue here is not that Van Jones wasn’t vetted by the White House. The more distressing issue is that he, like many of his fellow radical and unaccountable appointees, was vetted by the White House. And that should give us all serious pause.

Let us never forget that five days before inauguration, the President, in his own words, pledged that he would “fundamentally transform the United States”. And judging from his many radical leftist appointments, he is obviously taking that pledge very, very seriously.

In truth, the departure of Van Jones is but the first step in a much-needed housecleaning. Most Americans would agree that for the internal security and stability of our country, all other Marxists, Communists and other radical extremists currently infesting this Administration should also be ousted.

Fortunately, Rep. Mike Pence has called for a halt to any further czar appointments as well as a thorough review of the consititutionality of such appointments. Good for him. Better late than never.

I can't help but wonder how heavy a sledgehammer is needed for us ALL to finally understand that the greatest experiment in governance, the United States of America, is now imperiled as never before—not by enemies from without, but by enemies from within. For me, any desperate hope that Barack Obama is anything but a Marxist/Socialist sympathizer has now been irretrievably shattered.

Grassroots Americans must finally understand that the once venerable Democratic Party, of which I was once a proud member, long ago abandoned its lofty Democratic liberal principles. The party has been effectively hijacked by all manner of radical leftist vermin who care not a wit for America, Americans or for our principles and way of life. Theirs is a craven appetite for power over others and nothing loftier than that. The New Democratic Party is a matrix of radical, self-aggrandizing leftist organizations whose principles are inimical to all that is American. Today, it is no longer a battle between Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservatives. It is now a seminal struggle between Socialism/Marxism and Americanism.

I'm afraid that our own complicit apathy, ideological shortsightedness, wishful thinking, disengagement and attraction to all that glitters have conspired to cultivate a welcoming breeding ground for socialism. And, unfortunately, the makeover is moving at an alarming pace.

Like bullies, radicals will ruthlessly push the envelope to achieve their elitist goals. When challenged, they’ll quickly pull back and, under the cover of night, strike again when no one’s looking. So, don’t let your guard down for a moment. It’s still a long, hard slog before we can fully restore our constitutional republic.

Objectively then, our democratic republic is, unquestionably, threatened as never before—not by enemies from without, but by cunning, calculating, carefully choreographed, and scrubbed-clean enemies from within. And we continue to blissfully ignore or tolerate this perfidious subversion at our own peril.

What can best be done to stem this Marxist-Socialist tide and infestation? Aggressive political engagement? Civil disobedience? Secession? Revolution? For the moment, I opt for aggressive political suasion, failing which all other options should definitely be on the table. We owe that to our children, our neighbors, and to our heroes who have fallen in defense of this great nation and all that it represents.

Finally, as Thomas Jefferson cautioned, “When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty; the price of liberty is eternal vigilance.”

Right now, we all have just cause to fear our government. And that’s just not the way it should be. And if we all push back as unyieldingly as the enemy pushes forward, America will once again gain the upperhand. I pray that is so.