Republican Think Tanks – Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing
By JB Williams
Today’s Democratic Party is run by numerous left-wing think tanks set up to infiltrate and hijack the party, moving it further and further left, making it the greatest threat to American sovereignty and security today.
From Rockefellers Trilateral Commission to avowed communist Roger Baldwin’s ACLU, the Council on Foreign Relations to the Democratic Socialists of America and their congressional progressive and black caucuses, the DNC is run entirely by international leftists hell-bent upon destroying America’s Constitutional Republic.
Through these groups, today’s Democratic Party has progressively evolved into America’s Communist Party, as explained in Marx’s Communist Manifesto. Although many American democrats are completely unaware, reality is inescapable at this stage of progression. The DNC is now our nation’s most powerful anti-American political organization.
We cannot afford to overlook the propaganda machine of the international left either, without whom, they could never convince Americans to commit national suicide in the election booth. This machine includes academia, the news agencies and the entertainment industry. When the oldest Communist Publication in America, Mother Jones, becomes the primary source of information for all American news agencies, the death of the free press has already happened.
But what about the Republican think tanks? Are they really any less dangerous? What are they really promoting?
Far worse than any overt enemy, is a covert enemy operating within… The one thing that is worse than the known enemy down the street is finding out that your wife has been sleeping with that enemy, feeding them information, while misdirecting and undermining your efforts to defend the family against that enemy.
Operating as public policy research centers, these organizations were developed and formed by inside the DC beltway power-brokers, with the aim and intent of influencing public policy at the national level. Today’s most influential Republican Think Tanks are Heritage Foundation and evangelical Christian David Barton’s Wall Builders.
Each of these organizations claims to be “conservative” policy research centers, and each has been increasingly influential in Republican Party policies for several years now.
Yet, most conservatives across the country agree that the Republican Party no longer represents the true will of American conservatives, those who still revere our Founding documents, principles and values as the key to freedom and liberty via a Constitutional Republic. How did this happen, with “conservative policy research centers” like Heritage Foundation and Wall Builders advising inside the DC beltway Republicans and the Republican National Committee?
The enemy you know is much less dangerous than the enemy masquerading as your friend. Inside the beltway gadflies, concerned only with their own level of influence with the political rich and famous in DC, have turned out to be our most dangerous enemies of all and they too, have a massive propaganda machine in the Republican talking heads.
In a Constitutional Republic, all power is inherent in the people, all governments derive their power from the people, and all governmental powers are balanced between enumerated federal authority, states’ rights, local authority and individual rights, all defined by the U.S. Constitution and each State Constitution, protected by the U.S. Bill of Rights.
A conservative organization will be focused entirely upon conserving, protecting and preserving these fundamental foundational precepts, upholding and defending the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and our Republican form of government, against all enemies, foreign and domestic.
Is that what the Republican Think Tanks are doing today?
The answer to this question can be found in these organization’s position papers on topics like States Tenth Amendment Rights. The trick is to frame the discussion around a red herring label, like nullification, and then cherry-pick quotes from Founders and court opinions (which have no constitutional force of law) that destroy states’ and individual rights via destroying the red herring.
Like all rights protected by the Bill of Rights, the Ninth and Tenth Amendments are either enforceable, or they don’t exist at all. There is no such thing as inalienable rights which we cannot enforce. If they are not enforceable, they don’t exist.
The 9th states – “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.” – This means that all authority not delegated to the federal government via enumerated powers in the Constitution, remain under the authority of the people.
The 10th states – “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” – This means that all political powers not delegated to the federal government via the U.S. Constitution, remain under the authority of the people and the states.
Every American conservative reads these powers as clear, unconditional and absolute. But this is not the position of the Republican Public Policy Centers today.
Heritage Foundation stands opposed to states and individual rights in their red herring arguments against nullification, using a special blend of false history and cherry-picked court opinions and quotes to proclaim that the states and the people are entirely subservient to federal authority under an unbridled “supremacy clause” which establishes a despotic federal power, protected by a nine-member unelected and unaccountable oligarchy, the Supreme Court.
Evangelical history revisionist David Barton and his Wall Builders agree, the states and the people have no right to enforce states or individual rights, other than in the voting booth. Both use red herring arguments, such as “Democrat President Andrew Jackson wanted to shoot the nullifiers…” – so what, who cares? Democrat President Bill Clinton wanted to shoot Monica Lewinsky for hanging on to that stained dress too… Nixon wanted to shoot the people who caught him in Watergate. Big deal…
If Barton and Heritage Foundation are right, that the states and people have constitutional rights, but no way to enforce those rights, then the states’ and the people have no rights at all.
If the Republican Think Tanks are right, that states and individual rights are somehow “unconstitutional,” then what we have today is not a Constitutional Republic, but rather a despotic federal authority protected by an unelected and politically motivated nine-member oligarchy.
Is that what the Founding Fathers created?
Of course not… so why are these Republican think tanks promoting unchecked federal supremacy, standing publicly opposed to states and individual rights? The answer is no more complicated than the fact that their power is in Washington DC, not fifty sovereign states, just like the Republicans they advise in Washington DC.
Even new DC insiders like Americans for Prosperity are working against individual and states’ rights, recently scoring some of the worst Republicans in DC like Sen. John McCain and Marco Rubio with an A or A+ rating, as reported by RNC propaganda site Newsmax.
McCain has been the most far left Republican in congress for years, along with Lindsey Graham, both of whom are up to their eyeballs in the Benghazi gun-running and murder scandal. Rubio, who has risen to the top stop for the 2016 presidential nod despite being ineligible for the office, is the new political messiah of illegal immigration and amnesty for millions of future DNC voters.
Other DC Republicrats like Coburn and Flake are fully engaged in helping Democrats disarm Americans, along with well-known RNC leftists Collins and McCain. No imagination is required to see these people working against Americans Constitutional Republic on a daily basis. DC insiders are ALL against the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the people of the United States.
But now they have reached State Governments too
Why are state-level Republicans like Michigan Speaker of the House Jase Bolger, also hiding behind false history and anti-state interpretations of constitutional right, essentially proclaiming that states’ and individual rights are “unconstitutional” as long as the despots in Washington DC say so.
How did the DC beltway think tanks reach the state legislators? It was much easier than you think.
They formed another think tank called ALEC, which stands for American Legislative Exchange Center. ALEC claims to be for “smaller government, free markets and federalism.” In other words, it is e legislative think tank aimed at influencing state level Republican legislators.
Using the same false history and anti-state propaganda from Heritage Foundation and Wall Builders, the RNC is influencing state level Republican lawmakers through ALEC.
As the federal government becomes ever more despotic and tyrannical towards the Constitution, Bill of Rights and the American people, some state legislators have summoned the courage to confront federal assaults by introducing a State Balance of Powers Act, based entirely upon the text of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. Following the lead of the national RNC think tanks, other Republican state legislators are rushing to block the measure, ensuring that their state and the people will remain enslaved by a false premise of unchecked federal supremacy.
As Tennessee Constitutional Attorney Hal Rounds states in a February 18th letter to Tennessee legislators, “In reference to the letter of the North American Law Center disputing the Tennessee Office of Legal Services condemnation of your “Balance of Powers” Act, it is downright tragic to see that the legal services personnel available to the Tennessee Assembly are so deficient in Constitutional understanding. When it takes an outside, independent citizen’s agency to tell the members of our Assembly about our Constitution, we have a serious problem.”
Well, Rounds is right, we are in very serious trouble here… It’s one thing when the international left wants to destroy the Constitutional Republic and all state and individual rights. It’s a whole different problem when Republicans want to help them accomplish that goal.
Rounds, who is not affiliated with the North American Law Center (NALC) as of this writing — hits the nail right on the head with this statement…
“So the North American Law Center is exactly correct in its analysis of the place of Constitutional supremacy – there is no supremacy when the law Congress makes – or the courts invent – is contrary to, or exceeds the powers in, the Constitution. The Balance of Powers Act does address only federal laws made that violate the Constitution. Such laws are without any force, and must be opposed. The Balance of Powers Act provides a prudent and cautious legal process for evaluating whether a federal statute does fall outside the limited powers of the federal government allowed by the Constitution.”
It’s not hard to figure out why all DC politicians want unbridled federal power, but when state Republicans start regurgitating the blatant lies of the DC power hungry in order to help federal politicians knock off states and individual rights, we must be nearing the brink of a second American revolution.
In a formal legal rebuttal to a false Tennessee legal opinion, NALC attorney Stephen Pidgeon completely destroys the false pro-federal supremacy rants of the Republican think tanks. NALC also issued a constitutional brief to the Michigan legislature on the same topic.
Who’s Looking Out for You?
Other than the North American Law Center, nobody is looking out for you or the Constitutional Republic.
Federal legislators are hell-bent on federal supremacy and global governance. The national Republican think tanks are hell-bent on promoting national RNC power, at odds with both states and individual rights. Even many state Republicans are hiding behind false information from the national organizations in an effort to escape personal responsibility for protecting the people’s rights.
Other than YOU, nobody is looking out for you. No politician or Republican talking head is going to do anything to save the Constitutional Republic. Only YOU can save the Constitutional Republic.
But you cannot save the Constitutional Republic at the national level today. Both Democrats and Republicans are focused only upon retaining their own political power and wealth at any cost, including the price of losing the Constitutional Republic and freedom and liberty itself.
You can only save the Republic one state at a time. Only by making each state self-sufficient and self-reliant, can the American people save this nation at this late date.
To do that, you will have to overcome the ignorance and cowardice of state legislators who either don’t know constitutional truth, or seek to hide behind leftist legal opinions aimed at squashing any form of constitutional checks and balances from the states or their people.
The only way you can save your state is to reestablish and reassert states and individual rights and a proper constitutional balance of powers. The State Balance of Powers Act is very carefully crafted for this sole purpose.
But no state legislature is going to pass that bill unless and until the people of their state demand it in a convincing manner. Heritage Foundation, Wall Builders and the Republican National Committee will do everything they can to stop the states from reclaiming their constitutional balance of powers.
Only the people themselves can overcome these groups and protect themselves by protecting their states. While the Obama administration is busy arming known terrorists all over the globe and trying to disarm the American people against their Second Amendment rights, idiots like Michigan Speaker Bolger are busy regurgitating false attacks on states and individual rights.
It’s not complicated. We are up against the age old greed and lust for power here. Politicians almost never seek to empower of protect the people. Almost all of them seek personal power and wealth and with increasing regularity, these greed driven parasites would stop at nothing to acquire their wealth and power.
The people are not just up against greedy progressive democrats, they are up against progressive republicans, their think tanks and their RNC minions in the press, all of them parasites sucking the life out of freedom and liberty. Only the people can save the Republic. They will have to do it one state at a time and they will have to run over cowardly politicians to do it.
JB Williams is a writer on matters of history and American politics with more than 3000 pieces published over a twenty-year span. He has a decidedly conservative reverence for the Charters of Freedom, the men and women who have paid the price of freedom and liberty for all, and action oriented real-time solutions for modern challenges. He is a Christian, a husband, a father, a researcher, writer and a business owner. He is co-founder of action organizations The United States Patriots Union, a civilian parent organization for The Veteran Defenders of America. He is also co-founder of The North American Law Center, a citizen run investigative legal research and activism organization preparing to take on American’s greatest legal battles. Williams receives mailat: firstname.lastname@example.org