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The Peaceful Insurrection for Freedom Is Upon Us. Thanks To Democrats!

Bookmark and Share  As the liberal regime controlling Washington, D.C. continues twisting arms and intimidating Representatives, they are moving closer to a manipulation of the process that will use a procedural maneuver to pass one of the most significant and inappropriate pieces of legislation that America has ever seen.

Desperation has forced Democrats to turn Congress into a unicameral body that consists of Democrats versus Democrats while it shuts down any objective opposition to their desires.

It is under these circumstances that Democrats are laying the ground for a future, long term consolidation of power that is rooted in creating a culture of total dependency …..dependency on government through its control over everything from free markets and economic status to healthcare.

Despite any offense taken by the left when their policies are compared to socialism and communism, such comparisons are becoming increasingly accurate with each and every attempt they make to manipulate the legislative process and undermine our American democracy.

As these comparisons become more evident, it is worth looking at how oppressed societies have dealt with oppressive regimes throughout history.

Representative Steve King of Iowa recently drew upon one such comparison when he invoked the name of the historic Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia and called upon Americans to organize and conduct their own peaceful, Velvet Revolution, to deal with the underhanded, unethical attempts to pass healthcare reform being carried out by the Obama, Pelosi, Reid regime.

The Czechoslovakian ‘Velvet Revolution’ sprouted on November 16th 1989, day’s after the manmade divide between European freedom and communism, East and West Germany, became no more. From their it quickly blossomed as Czechoslovakian students began to peacefully protest against the Communist Czech government. As each day passed, more citizens began break into spontaneous protests until one day, over half a million citizens stood together in Prague, protesting Communism. Then, on November 27th all the citizens of Czechoslovakia took part in a 2 hour long general strike. The following day, the Communist government of Czechoslovakia announced that it would relinquish their power to the people and dismantle the existing government apparatus.

In the comforts of today’s American society, after several generations of Americans have come to take our freedom for granted and been eased into an entitlement mentality, it is hard to imagine the type of dramatic, yet peaceful revolt that took place in Czechoslovakia, taking place here. Yet as hard as it is to imagine, the seeds have been planted.

The extremism of liberals in government caused a flurry of fury to rear its ugly head during the course of the past year. In record numbers, angry voters showed up at town hall meetings throughout the nation and at protests in cities, towns and Washington, D.C.. A collective total of millions have been making it clear that enough is enough. People who have absolutely no desire to disrupt their lives with political activism and protests, have found themselves so angered by the conduct of the ruling Party, that they have traveled far and wide to make their objections known.

Yet what has it gotten them?

It has gotten them a slap in the face.

For the powers that be, not only ignored them, they have gone behind their backs to undermine their voices by looking at loopholes that would allow them to supersede the will of the people and circumvent the ethical and even legal conduct of the legislative process.

As Democrats near completion of their great American deception, what were once the seeds of discontent have grown and now as the legislative storm clouds darken with the seemingly inevitable, equivalent of passage of a government healthcare takeover through bribes and procedural treachery, the sprouts from those seeds of discontents are finally blossoming.

As such I will be joining the unknown number of angry masses that will be gathering in Washington, D.C. this weekend. I will be joining men and women from New Jersey and New Mexico, from Montana to Maine and everywhere in between, as we take our lead from the liberal leadership of Congress and try to accomplish our goal of stopping of this government health care scheme in the same fashion that Democrats are trying to pass it……By Any Means Possible, short of violence.

Some of you may make light of this. You may write it off and say it is not worth it. That is your right as an American. However, it is our rights as Americans which is prompting me and many other Americans to take this stand. It is the legislative stripping away of rights that is exactly what is prompting this demonstration of peaceful protest.

America is the nation that gave birth to the principles of democracy that empower civilized societies with the ability to protect our freedom. It is that type of desire for freedom that forced millions of Czechoslovakians to once join together and protest for democracy and against the communist hand that held them in its grip. How ironic would it be to learn that Czechoslovakians who once wanted the dream of an American democracy, prove to be able to fight for it better then the American people who invented it but are now slowly watching it slip away?

And this is no exaggeration.

We are watching the process be abused in order to take control away from the people along with their economic and personal freedoms.

President Obama campaigned for the presidency by promising to be a transformative leader. That is one promise he has tried to keep. He has been trying to consistently transform America from a society that controls its government, into a society that is controlled by its government. This is exactly what gave birth to the anti-Communist Velvet Revolution in Europe and it is exactly why American citizens should stand together and lead their own gentle but impenetrably forceful , peaceful revolution.

For those reasons I shall do my part in fulfilling the words of Congressman King who said, “Fill this city up, fill this city, jam this place full so that they can’t get in, they can’t get out and they will have to capitulate to the will of the American people”.

My life has been devoted to public service in various forms. Much of it has been spent involved in the legislative process. Be it New York or New Jersey, never have I or those I have been committed to, participated in underhanded legislative shenanigans that sought to pass a law that would transform a major aspect of life for those I represented. So it is with a clear conscience and clean hands that I enjoin this cause against the shenanigans that our government is trying to use in order to pass it a healthcare takeover scheme . The guilt is theirs not mine. The only thing I may eventually be found guilty of is trying ……….trying to fight fire with fire.

Will all of this make a difference?

If there are enough people willing to stand against the federal government’s taking over of our liberty, it might. But even if this last ditch citizens effort doesn’t stop the liberal regime from unethically making their, partisan, liberty denying measure, the law of the land, the fight will wage on for 8 more months as I do my part in helping to elect enough people to Congress to insure that it is swiftly repealed.

It has been said that the greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure and I believe that to be true. That is why I am committed to this last minute attempt to make a difference. I do not fear it failing. But I do fear losing the right to try to succeed in America. So I will be doing my part and if you too are so inclined, feel free to contact me at Kempite@gmail.com . There is a national citizens network that is helping to coordinate travel with neighboring activists who will also be doing their part.

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Who Can Win a U.S. Senate Seat For Republicans In New York?

Bookmark and Share    In 2010, along with a race for Governor, New York will be electing two United States Senators.  Chuck Schumer’s term is up and a special election to fill the remainder of Hillary Clinton’s unexpired term will also be held. Currently Ronald Lauder For Senatethe seat is occupied by Kristen Gillibrand, an Upstate Congresswoman who Governor David Paterson appointed to fill the seat until the 2010 special election is held. Unless a very possible primary challenge to Gillibrand materializes, she should be the Democrat nominee for the seat.

As for Chuck Schumer, he will certainly be renominated by state Democrats, even if he is challenged for the nomination. Any opposition to Schumer in a Democrat primary will be token at most.

Less definite right now though, are the strong candidacies of any two viable Republican nominees to run against either Schumer or Gillibrand. Former Governor George Pataki is considering running for one seat and the state’s other most prominent Republican, Rudy Giuliani is mulling over a run for Governor. So at the moment, both Republican U.S. Senate nominations have no viable, declared candidates as of yet. And even if George Pataki does decide to take the plunge and run, that still leaves the other nomination open.

Although there are many good New York Republicans that could make great United States Senators, none other than Rudy and Pataki,really have the name ID and financial resources to make a truly competitive run for it. People like Republican Senate Leader Dean Skelos is one person certainly good enough for the job . Long Island Congressman Peter King is another name but after citing his own inability to raise the kind of money needed to be successful, he recently announced that he will not be a candidate for the U.S. Senate.

There are several other names with the ability but a lack of either name ID or campaign financing abilities or both. So what are New York Republicans to do?

I think the state G.O.P. should recruit a man who could just make things interesting. Very interesting. He has campaign experience, conservative credentials and deep pockets. His name is Ronald Lauder.

Ron Lauder is the son of Estee Lauder, the founder and creator of famed Estee Lauder Cosmetics. Initially schooled in the U.S., he attended the Bronx High School of Science and went on to graduate from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where he earned a Bachelors degree in International Businesss. Soon after, he took up study at the University of Paris and the University of Brussels where he received a Certificate in International Business.

Lauder began working in and on the family business in 1964 but by 1984, studies, interests and eventually experience in other areas propelled him to a position in The Pentagon as a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for European and NATO policy.

In 1986 he became the U.S. Ambassador to Austria and in 1989 Ron Lauder ran for the Republican nomination for Mayor of New York City. In a city which is overwhelmingly democratic, that nomination usually isn’t a hard fought one to get but in 1989 a young prosecutor by the name of Rudy Giuliani was also running.

Rudy was well known but his policies were not and with Ron Lauder in the race, Rudy was forced to make his positions clear and earn every vote from  New York Republicans  for the right to run as their nominee. Ultimately Giuliani won but in that race, Ron Lauder introduced many innovative policy alternatives for New York City.

Since then, Ronald has continued with his civic minded service to New York. He became Chairman of New Yorkers for Term Limits and in 1993 he led the successful term limits referendum campaign in New York City, which at the time was one of the most significant achievements in the national term limits movement. In 1994, Ronald waged successful term limits campaigns in 11 other towns across the New York State. And in 1996, he again won at the ballot box, successfully turning back an effort by incumbent politicians to repeal New York City’s term limits law.

Beyond his civic political activities, Lauder is a patron of the arts and a leading figure in the recovery of lost art from the Nazi period. This mission stems from Lauder’s deep commitment to his heritage. It is a commitment that has earned him leadership in several national and international Jewish organizations, including his election to President of the World Jewish Congress, a position he won by a large margin in a race against several other leading world figures.  As WJC President, he has met with a number of heads of state and governments, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Pope Benedict XVI, the President of Italy, and the leaders of Hungary, Austria and Switzerland.

In addition to his commitment to Jewish causes Lauder has an innovative network of business enterprises in a mosaic of philanthropic and professional endeavors that reaches around the world and through it, he is dedicated to long-term, free market investment in Eastern Europe and former Soviet countries as they continue to emerge from communism.

In truth, there is a great deal more that is worthy of mention when it comes to Ron Lauder’s achievements and humanitarian efforts. Too much to actually detail here in full. But suffice it to say, from the establishment of a foundation that makes student exchange programs possible, to the construction of educational institutions, and everything else already mentioned, Ron Lauder has a record that surpasses the accomplishments of either Chuck Schumer or Kirsten Gillibrand. It is also a record that is likely to be unsurpassed by many other potential Republican candidates for senate.

If the New York G.O.P. really wants to make a run for at least one of the two senate seats up for grabs in 2010, if they can get Ronald Lauder, they could have a shot.  With Lauder they’ll have a candidate that has established relationships with world leaders, experience in foreign affairs and defense policy,  campaign experience, strong conservative credentials, and a  knowledge of and appreciation for free markets. He also has a heart of gold and pockets lined with gold too.  It should also be noted that as a leading Jewish figure, Ron Lauder could make significant inroads with the Jewish community which is a substantial core constituency of the New York Democratic Party.  But beyond his appeal to constituencies that normally vote Democrat, Lauder is one of the few Republicans who would not have a  problem raising the money for a competitive race and his wealth of experience and resume would make him one of the most knowledgeable and formidable candidates that Republicans could run for senate in any state.

Given all that, I can also tell you this. Ronald Lauder is tenacious but compassionate. He is sensible and studious and he is not a man who can be bought. He has no reason to sell out on any issue and he doesn’t need to make a name for himself.

I know.

Ron Lauder’s run for Mayor back in 1989 was the very first campaign I was hired to work on and having worked with Mr. Lauder I got to appreciate him both as a candidate and a New Yorker.

Running against Rudy was a tough first time race to be in but Ron Lauder proved to me then, that a man who stands up for his principles never loses. In that race, Rudy may have won the nomination, but Ron Lauder won a special place in my heart and earned my respect . New York Republicans would be wise to get Ron Lauder to carry their banner and New York State would be lucky to have him represent them in the United States Senate.

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