Weatherford Democrat

Columns

August 9, 2011

Treason, seditious conspiracy by the Republican Party

WEATHERFORD — I have come to the conclusion after watching Republican governors and politicians in various states where they have the upper hand conspire to change rules and laws that affect all the citizens of the state and the country under the fine hand of the American Legislative Exchange Council known as ALEC, founded in 1973 by Paul Weyrich and other conservative activists frustrated by recent electoral setbacks.

ALEC is a critical arm of the right-wing network of policy shops that, with infusions of corporate cash from all the wealthy men and corporations, along with the Republican members of the Supreme Court, has evolved to shape American politics in order to undermine our government in the most hideous manner I have ever known a group of supposedly intelligent men all claiming to be Christian and with upright moral character to do.

A deliberate planning of great infusions of money into states that had previously not been run by a Republican governor, picked one who had no character and bought him in by lies and promises, got him elected, and the moment he was in he changed and became a different type of monster, just like the ones that get to the house of representative’s then on up.

They change and they do not go to Washington to work for the citizens of this country. They work for the ones who paid their way even though they had to have the vote of the stupid citizens to get them there. Then they do not know who we are when we write or call and request they do or not do certain things. They do what they damn well please.

I can name the names of all of them, but papers won’t print them. I know many great journalists who do write and name names as they investigate their dastardly deeds, but for some reason, citizens do not pay attention or maybe they don’t really care.

They better start paying attention or they will reduce 90 percent of the working people of the poor and middle class to the same level as the countries they have outsourced to. Or to the level of slave labor that the south had many years ago — furnishing you enough food to be able to work, clothes to cover your backsides and a shack to live in.

No benefits or education privileges. No Social Security, Medicare or unemployment insurance, no unions. People will have to work until they die.

The Republican governors of every state have already made laws that people must have voter IDs, which is to repress voter’s rights. And they claim the reason in doing so is to eliminate voter fraud, which is a ball-faced lie.

The voter fraud is on their part. They want to stop all people who vote for another party other than Republican, which is usually the poor and middle class people who vote on a Democratic ticket.

All through the Constitution of the United States: Amendment XIV

(1868) Section 2, we started with male citizens 21 years of age, no American Indians, no negros and no women.

Amendment XV (1870) Section 1, the right of the citizens to vote shall not be denied for males 21 years and older on account of race, color or previous condition of servitude. Section 2, states the Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation. So what did that really mean? They could do what ever the decided on along the way!

Amendment XIX (1920) Section 1, finally, the right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex — or hey just being a female woman.

Amendment XXIV (1964) Section 1, “Everybody got the right to vote, even if you didn’t pay poll tax or other tax.”

Amendment XXVI (1971) Section 1, “Everybody got the right to vote at 18 years of age.”

Anyway you look at what is going on in our country by the Republican Party, Tea Party and comrades is treason and/or seditious conspiracy.

Evelyn S. Connaway also writes a blog titled, “From the Pen of Shotgun Granny.” Read more of her writing at www.shotgungranny.com.

1
Text Only
Columns
  • The triumph of tarp

    One of our favorite political stories took place during Barry Goldwater’s presidential campaign in 1964. A friend was standing outside a Goldwater rally when a woman burst from the room, tears streaming down her face.

    March 4, 2014

  • Yes, we want it; no, we don’t?

    Maybe our media will finally start filtering the noise. 

    March 4, 2014

  • The good news you likely haven't heard

    Do you like surprises? I have two surprises for you: At least 19 states already in 2014, nearly half, are posting budget surpluses. Yes, surpluses. The other surprise: Since Obama took office, the national deficit has been reduced by one-half. 

    February 11, 2014

  • The hand over the lens

    The top Super Bowl highlight was not Peyton Manning struggling or Renee Fleming singing or even that adorable puppy nuzzling a horse in the Budweiser commercial. It was Bill O’Reilly grilling Barack Obama.

    February 11, 2014

  • U.S. mayors forced to innovate

    I recently came across more proof that lawmakers blocking progress are weakening the institution of Congress: 

    Mayors from across the nation met in Washington, D.C., for three days last week to discuss a host of issues and possible solutions against a backdrop of congressional inaction. This came as President Obama stated his plans to use “a pen and a phone” to “make sure that we’re providing Americans the kind of help they need.” And further, voters are recognizing that the problem in Congress starts at the state level -- and many hope their legislatures will do something about it. 

    January 28, 2014

  • The Village Idiot — Class, but not least

    For Steve’s birthday, it was decided that no one could give him a gift that cost over a dollar. Not that we don’t like Steve, or that he isn’t worth more than a dollar, or that we’re extremely cheap (well, it could be that). It’s just that as grown-ups, who needs more stuff?

    November 29, 2013

  • Black Friday on Thanksgiving?

    Thanksgiving is a time set apart to thank God for all His blessings. It now appears that stores are trying to get a jump on Christmas shopping by beginning “Black Friday” on Thanksgiving Day! Our culture continues to push a secular agenda on all of us. Now the press of shopping is crowding out a time of personal reflection on the goodness of God.

    November 28, 2013

  • BYRON YORK: Obama, Dems kept mum about health plan

    The journalist Jonathan Cohn, an ardent supporter of Obamacare, recently wrote in The New Republic that problems with the rollout of the Affordable Care Act should be “an opportunity to have a serious conversation about the law’s trade-offs — the one that should have happened a while ago.”

    November 26, 2013

  • DONNA BRAZILE: A gift of practical idealism

    I was only 3 when President John F. Kennedy died, but I’ll never forget what happened that day as my grandmother and others cried. You see, we were Catholics living down in the then-segregated Deep South. Kennedy was our hope for a better tomorrow.

    November 26, 2013

  • The way we were

    I can hear in my mind’s ear Barbra Streisand’s beautifully haunting song “The Way We Were.” It was a nostalgic, wistful song in a movie of the same name. But sometimes, like now, it reminds me of how far we’ve come.

    November 19, 2013

Must Read
Top News
House Ads
AP Video
Disbanding Muslim Surveillance Draws Praise Hundreds Missing After South Korean Ferry Sinks Passengers Abuzz After Plane Hits Swarm of Bees Boston Bomb Scare Defendant Appears in Court Pistorius Trial: Adjourned Until May 5 Diaz Gets Physical for New Comedy Raw: Ferry Sinks Off South Korean Coast Town, Victims Remember Texas Blast Freeze Leaves Florida Panhandle With Dead Trees At Boston Marathon, a Chance to Finally Finish Are School Dress Codes Too Strict? Raw: Fatal Ferry Boat Accident Suspicious Bags Found Near Marathon Finish Line Boston Marks the 1st Anniversary of Bombing NYPD Ends Muslim Surveillance Program 8-year-old Boy Gets His Wish: Fly Like Iron Man Sex Offenders Arrested in Slayings of CA Women India's Transgenders Celebrate Historic Ruling Tributes Mark Boston Bombing Anniversary Raw: Kan. Shooting Suspect Faces Judge