Dubious Democracy

Written by The Indy Voice

The American people should be watching. They should want to know if members ofrepparttar Republican party are capable of dealing withrepparttar 143562 truth even though it may go against their partisan inclinations. The Downing Street memo raises serious question about a sitting President LYING torepparttar 143563 American people about his intentions for war. The Downing memo also raises questions of this President LYING torepparttar 143564 United States Congress. Ifrepparttar 143565 President can be shown to have lied and hadrepparttar 143566 lie been discovered prior to our engagement in Iraq than this President should have only faced censure. Sadly, this lie has directly led torepparttar 143567 deaths of thousands of people. Congress might not have voted to authorizerepparttar 143568 use of force in Iraq had they been aware that this President already had made up his mind to take this country to war.

Some have chalked uprepparttar 143569 President's intentions to a simple matter of politics i.e. planning for political contingencies. An objective and non-partisan analysis should reveal that if these allegations are in fact true they would berepparttar 143570 most deplorable actions a President could ever take and would be no less than depraved, grotesque and disloyal torepparttar 143571 values and laws of this country in using our Congress and our troops in an endeavor which has destoyed thousands of lives based upon false pretenses.

Logic dictates that if this President had already made up his mind to go to war and willing to lie to our nation to do so,repparttar 143572 facts used to justifyrepparttar 143573 war were of no importance. It just had to be marketable torepparttar 143574 American people. If we can assume thatrepparttar 143575 President knew that Iraq possessed no WMD and had no connections to Al-Queda, likerepparttar 143576 experts were claiming beforerepparttar 143577 invasion, thenrepparttar 143578 question that we may never find an answer to is what isrepparttar 143579 real reason or reasons that we went to war? Was it oil? Strategic positioning for a future war against Iran? Payback to campaign contributors? Familial retribution? We may never know butrepparttar 143580 Downing Street memo raisesrepparttar 143581 issue that this President did not care aboutrepparttar 143582 facts so long asrepparttar 143583 end result was war.

That leaves our soldiers in a incredibly difficult situation. The problem is withrepparttar 143584 oath that every soldier must make,

"I,____________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defendrepparttar 143585 Constitution ofrepparttar 143586 United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance torepparttar 143587 same; and that I will obeyrepparttar 143588 orders ofrepparttar 143589 President ofrepparttar 143590 United States andrepparttar 143591 orders ofrepparttar 143592 officers appointed over me, according torepparttar 143593 regulations andrepparttar 143594 Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God"


Written by Doug Krieger

The complete article is found @ http://www.the-tribulation-network.com/dougkrieger/delay_lahay.htm

Tom DeLay may be under attack; however, he is stillrepparttar most powerful HAMMER/power broker to descend uponrepparttar 143519 House of Reps. in decades . . . and, a close study of DeLay's is his match amongrepparttar 143520 Christians, Tim LaHaye . . . Politics & Religion--go figure!

TOM & TIM...DeLay and LaHaye


Why The Dems Can’t Stand Tom DeLay & Tim LaHaye

Part I (Note: These articles appeared duringrepparttar 143521 height of Tom DeLay's ever-increasing problems involving past political practices inrepparttar 143522 State of Texas. The "problems" just won't go away...but are his junkets paid by deep-pocketed lobbyists any different than scores of critics who feed atrepparttar 143523 same tables as DeLay? Makes for interesting reading . . .

By Doug Krieger


Lou Dubose and Jan Reid’s new book, THE HAMMER, a biography on House of Representatives Majority Whip Tom DeLay, is allegedly a story of God, Money, andrepparttar 143524 Rise ofrepparttar 143525 Republican Congress—and just how Tom DeLay took advantage of Newt Gingrich and fellow Texan Dick Armey’s Republican ascendancy and became himselfrepparttar 143526 most powerful man inrepparttar 143527 House of Representatives. We’ll get intorepparttar 143528 “God part” a lot more thanrepparttar 143529 money and political parts for now—but just to warn you,repparttar 143530 King of Tyre (money) andrepparttar 143531 King of Babylon (political power) have a whole lot to do about this most interesting story. This is allrepparttar 143532 more fascinating now thatrepparttar 143533 powerful Congressman has collected a whole lot of chips from fellow Reps. for past support and, consequently, has gottenrepparttar 143534 House GOP caucus (Nov. 18, 2004) to vote to end its rule requiring leaders to step down if indicted (which it now appears that DeLay will be for past indiscretions brought against him in Texas). The political intrigue is mounting, big time!

Now,repparttar 143535 plot of this political-religious thriller intensifies asrepparttar 143536 “moral ofrepparttar 143537 story” is discovered—enter Tim LaHaye (kind of a neat little rhyme going on here with Tom and Tim, DeLay and LaHaye). You see, DeLay eventually walked right into an evangelical church that had gotten a whole lot more “politicized” by folks like LaHaye—so, when we get intorepparttar 143538 “God part” of DeLay, you’ll understand why we brought LaHaye along.

LaHaye will act as Chairman ofrepparttar 143539 Board for Jerry Falwell’s newly energized FAITH AND VALUES COALITION. The Faith and Values Coalition, according torepparttar 143540 most beloved Baptist brother onrepparttar 143541 planet,repparttar 143542 Rev. Barry Lynn (mouth for Americans United forrepparttar 143543 Separation of Church and State), is nothing more than “just another fund-raising vehicle.” Furthermore, Lynn so abhors these religious/political efforts that he likens them to “an old horror movie—every time they bring Frankenstein’s monster back, it just gets worse!”

One might be hearing “sour grapes” a bit—check out Barry’s remarks, and comments on his remarks:

"Some things should be left dead and buried," Lynn said. He noted that recent analysis of election results debunked early claims that "values voters" re-elected President Bush. In fact, Lynn pointed out, voter's main concerns were terrorism, national security andrepparttar 143544 war in Iraq.

"The people do not share Jerry Falwell's repressive vision of an America where church and state are merged andrepparttar 143545 views of intolerant TV preachers formrepparttar 143546 basis of our laws," Lynn said. "I welcome Falwell's new organization torepparttar 143547 debate. I feel confident it will meetrepparttar 143548 same fate asrepparttar 143549 Moral Majority." (see above for source)

Sure, I bet Lynn welcomes Falwell and LaHaye torepparttar 143550 debate—I bet he just can’t wait! Apparently, Falwell believes inrepparttar 143551 resurrection—I wonder if Barry does? But then, again, nothing like another “Son of Frankenstein” movie!


DeLay and LaHaye do have some interesting things in common. For one, they know how to wield political clout and marshal conservative religious forces in America, while amassing vast sums of money for their causes (most of which are mutual). LaHaye co-founded Falwell’s original Moral Majority back inrepparttar 143552 late ‘70s. He and his wife, Beverly, started campaigning for pro-life causes through their Baptist marriage counseling company, Family Life Seminars. In 1979 Bev founded Concerned Women for America—a sort of counter weight torepparttar 143553 National Organization for Women (NOW). Furthermore, LaHaye’s famous “Left Behind” series—whose sales are offrepparttar 143554 charts, approaching (if not surpassing) over 100 million copies (and, catapultingrepparttar 143555 LaHaye’s literary fortunes close to that same figure)—makes him one ofrepparttar 143556 wealthiest evangelicals in America, if notrepparttar 143557 world.

Although Falwell held center stage in galvanizing conservative Christians torepparttar 143558 polls and, ipso facto, torepparttar 143559 Republican cause, LaHaye (as Falwell puts it) “ran underrepparttar 143560 radar.” In 1981 LaHaye foundedrepparttar 143561 Council for National Policy—claiming, at one time, some 600,000 members. Inrepparttar 143562 1980s,repparttar 143563 CNP was quiterepparttar 143564 political/religious machine; spawning countless campaigns and organizations. Included among its members were Ed Meese, John Ashcroft, Pat Robertson and, of course Falwell—as well as key think tanks, and activists like Grover Norquist and Oliver North. A lot ofrepparttar 143565 “right-wing jihad” against President Clinton inrepparttar 143566 1990s was funded by CNP supporters like Texas oilman and silver manipulator, Nelson Bunker Hunt, Richard DeVos of Amway and beer magnate Joseph Coors (the same crowd that fundedrepparttar 143567 contras in Central America).

Impeaching Clinton was allegedly conceived byrepparttar 143568 CNP in Montreal in June of 1997. Falwell toutsrepparttar 143569 CNP for helping raise hundreds of millions for ventures like Liberty University (the second largest Evangelical Christian University in America—surpassed only by Baylor (Baptist) University in Waco, TX). President Bush attended a CNP meeting atrepparttar 143570 start of his 1999 presidential campaign, and Rumsfeld took part inrepparttar 143571 group’s gathering last April in Washington, D.C. Republican political strategist, Paul Weyrich, once said: “Without [LaHaye], what we callrepparttar 143572 religious right would not have developedrepparttar 143573 way it did, and as quickly as it did.”

Brother LaHaye took a severe fall when he was linked, along with wife Bev, in taking hundreds of thousands of dollars fromrepparttar 143574 wacky would-be messiah Rev. Sun Myung Moon and his Unification Church cult (which most Christians really do view as laughably heretical). When Moon got entangled with tax evasion charges, LaHaye came to his rescue. Thenrepparttar 143575 “pay off monies” came out intorepparttar 143576 public—so, LaHaye tried to back off—but it was too late. Byrepparttar 143577 time LaHaye tried to regroup, his reputation—along with another one of his organizations founded inrepparttar 143578 1970s, The American Coalition for Traditional Values, flopped! But LaHaye did regroup—thanks torepparttar 143579 multi-million dollar sales of Left Behind (see, he wasn’t about to be Left Behind).

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