Professor calls for discussion of a Peoples’ Party

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by Gennady Shkliarevsky

Fellow patriots:

In the midst of every crisis, there are opportunities.  There has hardly been a moment in recent American history that would be as opportune for the creation of a new party than the one we experience today.  The two parties that run America today prove their total bankruptcy.  There is a growing realization that they have outlived themselves and have become totally ineffective.  They are internally divided, lack new ideas to address contemporary problems, and, most importantly, they are elitist and increasingly separated from common Americans.

The movement that emerged before the 2016 presidential elections was a response to the crisis of leadership in America.  Those who joined this movement had legitimate grievances.  They felt ignored and abandoned.  They felt that their views and opinions did not count, that they were excluded and disempowered.  That was the reason that led to the rise of Donald J. Trump who promised to end the domination of the elites and give power to the people.  We all know very well what followed in the wake of the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States.

This is no place to criticize the Republican or the Democratic Party.  Despite their numerous differences, the do have something in common.  They both favor elite rule.  The recent developments in Washington amply confirm that.  The Democrats and the Republicans have turned on Donald Trump and demand his removal or worse.  However, Donald Trump is not their real target.  Their real target is 75 millions of “deplorables” who support him and who rose up to defend their dignity and freedom.

The issues that our country faces are very serious.  America can no longer afford elite rule.  We need a new party that will be universally inclusive and empowering and that would give the voice to millions of Americans who feel left out.

The following is an attempt to open a broad discussion of the creation of a new party.  The movement against elite rule already has several years of experience.  This experience allows one to draw some conclusions as to the principles that the members of this movement share and that can be laid down as the principles that will form the foundation of the new party.  Here they are:

  1. Universal inclusion and empowerment. Rejection of any form of elitism.
  2. Respect for individual rights and freedoms.
  3. Respect for the Constitution of the United States and love for our country.
  4. Respect for law and order. Commitment to orderly change in accordance with the law.
  5. Freedom of information and rejection of any attempts to use mass media for indoctrination, deception, and manipulation.
  6. Freedom of religion and religious pursuits. Respect for religious belief.
  7. Sanctity of life.
  8. Sanctity of the institution of family.
  9. Capitalism and market as the main form of economic activity.
  10. The right to bear arms.
  11. Education as self-empowerment, not indoctrination.

These principles are not cut in stone.  They are merely proposals for discussion.

We need to organize a broad discussion of the creation of a new party.  We also need to discuss the principles that will serve as the foundation of this party.  Groups are perhaps the best venue for such discussions.  The discussions should be open and inclusive.  Participants should not try to prove that they are right and their opponent is wrong.  They should all try to create a frame that is inclusive and includes all points of view, including one’s own, as its particular cases—that is, cases that are true and valid under specific circumstances or assumptions.  The participants should give their views on the above principles.  Also, they can change their formulation, eliminate any of them, or add new principles for consideration.

The results of the discussions should be directed to the provisional coordinating center that will try to produce a document that will include all positions represented by groups.  The coordinating center should include one representative nominated by the group as its representative.  Try to hold discussions in the group and nominate one representative for the group.  The representatives will create their own page where they will have their discussions.

As we go through this initial stage, we should also start thinking about further steps that we need to take to attain our goal:  the creation of the new party.

Although the new party recognizes the fundamental equality of all its members, the party must have its leaders.  I think that the mantle of leadership should go to DONALD J. TRUMP who has proven himself as a loyal patriot and a staunch defender of democratic principles of universal inclusion and empowerment.

Also, every party should have a name.  We should discuss what name we give to this new party.  As the first step in opening this discussion, my proposal for this party’s name is THE PEOPLE’S PARTY.

If you feel that the creation of a new party is a worthwhile effort, please indicate your support by sharing this post with your contacts and in groups.  Let me know which group is willing to be involved by sending me your vote and the name of the person who will represent the group.

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Professor Gennady Shkliarevsky is Professor Emeritus of History at Bard College, New York

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8 COMMENTS

  1. “The real menace of our Republic is the invisible government, which like a giant octopus sprawls its slimy legs over our cities, states and nation. To depart from mere generalizations, let me say that at the head of this octopus are the Rockefeller–Standard Oil interests and a small group of powerful banking houses generally referred to as the international bankers. The little coterie of powerful international bankers virtually run the United States government for their own selfish purposes.

    They practically control both parties, write political platforms, make catspaws of party leaders, use the leading men of private organizations, and resort to every device to place in nomination for high public office only such candidates as will be amenable to the dictates of corrupt big business.

    They control the majority of the newspapers and magazines in this country. They use the columns of these papers to club into submission or drive out of office public officials who refuse to do the bidding of the powerful corrupt cliques which compose the invisible government. It operates under cover of a self-created screen and seizes our executive officers, legislative bodies, schools, courts, newspapers and every agency created for the public protection.” — New York City Mayor John Hylan (1918-1925)

  2. I like the idea of a third party but not the name and also have a few ideas. I my self have dropped out of republican party for the second time and registered as a conservative. I will however, pass this on.

    • As I have written in this piece, this is only the first step. Everything in on the table. I will welcome your input. If you are on Facebook or MeWe, please contact me. Let’s stay in touch.

  3. This government is totally corrupt and it’s beyond redemption. We’ve tried everything within its system and they are proven useless.It is impossible to fix up this systematic corruption from within the system itself.

    There are only two options left: we do something ,or we perish in the silence.

    One of the most important conditions for a peaceful or not so peaceful revolution is to have a base area,a foothold where we can make sure our words are spoken,our voices are heard,our way of life is preserved,the true ugly face of what we oppose is fully revealed,and enemies of the people can never gain power like what we see in the “District of Corruption”.

    Our founding fathers were some of the wisest people in the human history.This System that they designed has many paths and backdoors to make sure liberty and democracy is preserved and despotism is prevented.

    However,after all the ugly thing that have taken place since November 2020 that they expect us to accept, shut up and move on,it has become evident that after many year of corrupt,fraudulent election have happened again and again,the individuals that We the People had entrusted to take charge of these paths and legal channels in this system,from SCOTUS to local officials, have all failed their obligations to the People.

    The establishment Republicans,even VP Mike Pence who had vowed to “fight until every legal vote is counted and every illegal vote is not counted” have betrayed the People.Only 6 out of hundreds of Republican lawmakers dared to uphold to the truth.Like it or not,there are no forces left in this system to truely represent our interests and protect our rights.

    There are tons of evidence,tens of sworn witnesses,and there are even credible entities making forensic analysis of the widely used voting machines indicating a staggering 68% or so error rate.Even if these facts can’t overturn the election results,they are by any standard more than enough to raise the question about the integrity of the election process,to the extent that credible ballot verification should be done to at least appease the people’s suspicion and distrust.

    It would be extremely irresponsible to simply ignore everything and move on .But the allegedly “law abiding” party that asserts “there is nothing wrong with the election” refuses to do any credible ballot verification to prove their point that there is indeed nothing wrong with this election.Nobody gives a shit and no court or no official is willing to listen to and look at these facts.

    They simply dismiss all the claims by labelling people as “conspiracy theorists” and claiming the forensic analysers are “unprofessional” ,without providing any valid proof or argument to counter any specific point that these people are making.You can’t disprove voter fraud allegation by just shutting people up or discreditting people who are making the allegation.You can only disprove such allegation by the fact,namely credible,open and transparent ballot verification in the disputed areas.Although every effort has been taken,no such thing has ever been done.

    So after all of this, there can only be three conclusions.
    1.This system is proven to be hackable.
    2.This system can’t prevent to be hacked.
    3.This system can’t do anything to reverse the hack after it’s hacked.

    But our founding fathers did leave many backdoors in the system that they designed to fix things up even in such circumstances,namely the Second Amendment which gives arms bearing militia the rights to preserve liberty and the US Constitution.And the federated form of our nation that hints states’ rights to govern themselves by self determination,to secede and to form another”more perfect union” which is supported by the Declaration of Independence and not outlawed by the US Constitution.

    When we have such a stronghold as I mentioned above,the tiny spark will transform into a wild fire and our cause will triumph.

    I suggest we all move to some certain states that are already conservative and not so corrupt, and make sure that state is totally cleansed of corruption and will remain incorruptible,where the true essence of the US Constitution and the American Spirit is preserved and adequate adjustments and reforms can be made to the existing US Constitution and the governing system to make sure no such thing can happen ever again.

    We will find out everything that has caused the corruption beyond redemption that we see today in our government and we will fix all the loopholes.

    There will be newly founded fair media with truthful journalism and remain that way,and there will be alternative social media that don’t and will never be able to censor free speech.

    We will ban lobbying and lobbyists,we will ban political contribution,we will put term limits to lawmakers and important offices,we will make sure frequent elections are held and no established bureaucrats can either form or possess power,we will make sure the elections are transparent and fair and rigging the elections must become impossible,we will make sure collusion between politicians and interest groups or merchants shall never have any opportunity to take place,we will learn from the lesson of the corruption in the current system and we shall do all the other things to make sure big government,special interest groups and the deep state can never form and possess the power to manipulate our liberty and God given rights again.

    Liberty,openness,fairness and justice are some of the things that made America the greatest country in the human history.Once we have a state and further a new union based on these principles where these principles are made sure never to be manipulated ,that union will have a better economy,better livelihood.It will be strong in its power and it will be the union where the people’s will inclines.That Union shall reunify the 50 states and our country will emerge stronger than ever before.

    “…Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”
    –The Declaration of Independence

    If secession was treason, surely the Constitution would say so. It does not. If secession was treason, surely the United States government would have been delegated the authority to prevent States from leaving. No such authority was or has been delegated. As James Madison wrote in Federalist No. 45: “The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined.”[9] This is reflected by the Constitution itself – the powers of the federal government are positively delegated and specifically enumerated. It has no powers other than those granted by the Constitution. It is an agent of the States, an employee, and has been delegated specific powers in order to carry out specific functions; it has no pre-existing authority or powers; all of the authority it possesses, indeed, its very existence, comes from the Constitution, which was written on behalf of and ratified by the States. The Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution says: “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.” The Founding Fathers were unequivocally clear upon this point. If the Constitution does not delegate authority on a given subject, the Federal government has no authority on that subject.

    “The powers of the federal government are enumerated; it can only operate in certain cases; it has legislative powers on defined and limited objects, beyond which it cannot extend its jurisdiction.” – James Madison

    “It [Federal authority] only extends to the general purposes of the Union. It does not intermeddle with the local, particular affairs of the states.” – Edmund Pendleton

    “Acts of congress to be binding, must be made pursuant to the constitution; otherwise they are not laws, but a mere nullity.” –St. George Tucker

    “If Congress should make a law beyond the powers and the spirit of the Constitution, should we not say to Congress, ‘You have no authority to make this law. There are limits beyond which you cannot go. You cannot exceed the power prescribed by the Constitution. You are amenable to us for your conduct. This act is unconstitutional. We will disregard it, and punish you for the attempt.” –George Nicholas

    “A parallel has been drawn between the British Parliament and Congress. The powers of Congress are all circumscribed, defined, and clearly laid down. So far they may go, but no farther. But, sir, what are the powers of the British Parliament? They have no written constitution in Britain…The power of Parliament is…unbounded.” – Samuel Johnston

    “When a question arises with respect to the legality of any power, exercised or assumed by Congress, it is plain on the side of the governed: Is it enumerated in the Constitution? If it be, it is legal and just. It is otherwise arbitrary and unconstitutional.” – Henry Lee

    “If [Congress] go beyond their powers, if they make a law which the Constitution does not authorize, it is void.” – Oliver Ellsworth

    “Should they attempt it without constitutional authority, the act would be a nullity.” –Theophilus Parsons

    “All delegated power is a trust, and all assumed power is usurpation.” –Thomas Paine

    “All powers which are not granted are retained by the States.” –George Mason

    “The laws of Congress are restricted to a certain sphere, and when they depart from this sphere, they are no longer supreme or binding.” – Alexander Hamilton

    “Whensoever the General Government assumes undelegated powers, its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force.” – Thomas Jefferson

    I could include several more quotes, but I think the point sufficiently demonstrated. The Constitution nowhere grants the Federal government the power to prevent the States from seceding. Therefore, the Federal government possesses no such power, and any attempt to coerce the States to remain in the Union is a violation of the Constitution.Because the Founding Fathers knew one day the US government will be so corrupt and destructive,that the only way left for the people to preserve liberty is to secede and form a new Union that is “more perfect”.

    • Law abiding states should form a new Union. The name of that Union will still be the USA,the national flag will still be the Stars and Stripes,and its constitution will still be the existing US Constitution,because We the People are the legitimate side and the corrupt DC government are the factual usurpers,and we must not allow the Chinese CCP to exploit this in favor of their interests as another Disintegration of the USSR. But the fact that the existing American system is proven to be corruptable,cannot prevent to become corrupted and can do nothing to reverse the corruption proves that proper reforms andamendments must be made in the essence of the original American Revolution in 1776 and the original ideals of our Founding Fathers.

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