Corsi: ‘Why I am not a Republican’

An excellent article by Constitution Party member, and author, Jerome R. Corsi…

“In a heated conversation at the Friday banquet of Phyllis Schalfly’s Eagle Council meeting in St. Louis last week, Jed Babbin, editor of Human Events, repeated accusations that I am a “black helicopter Internet conspiracy theorist” for arguing that the Bush administration is pursing the North American Union and NAFTA Superhighways through the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America, or SPP.

In response, I observed that Babbin has taken Human Events in the direction of becoming an apologist for the Republican Party, not a critical forum for conservative debate…”

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21 Responses to “Corsi: ‘Why I am not a Republican’”

  1. david Says:

    Mr. Corsi is correct – Human Events was a great paper- I subscribed for about 25 years from the mid 70’s untill the late 90’s. But after it was sold it started drifting towards the center where it has now become a main stream establishment republican paper. The Republican party is and has been the Neo-Con party. True Conservatives have no party. For many reasons to numerious to mention in this post the Constitution Party inspite of some feeble efforts has not been able to become the alternative party for Conservatives. It might be instructive to see others opinions on why the Constitution party has not become a serious alternative to the Republican party for Conservatives and if their is any thing it can do to change that.

  2. Michael Says:

    Don’t sell Human Events short. It’s still a great newspaper!!

  3. Trish Says:

    The CP suffers from the same drift that the GOP and all of the CP’s predecessors suffered from. Rather than having a set of take-them-or-leave-them principles, they have chosen to go with the flow just barely to the right of the Republicans. In 20 years, Rip van Winkle will awake and wonder where the CP went, why the GOP has a few thousand members nation-wide & is calling itself the Independent American Party, and why the Democrats now call themselves Republicans. The GOP will likely have a Roe v. Wade supporting ticket in 2008 and the CP now supports/allows infanticide with exceptions.

  4. Jason Says:

    Trish…not quite sure I get what you are saying…but I’m pretty sure I disagree.

    David, I have asked myself the same thing countless times. This was to be the year, and in my opinion, the only year, 08, that the CP was to make it’s claim.

    For whatever reason, it has certainly not filled that void for homeless conservatives. I think there is just enough Libertarianism (among other things) to keep most away. There is a huge difference between traditional conservatives and libertarianism. I do not buy into the latter at all.

  5. david Says:

    Trish – I disagree, I think the CP has been too much a single issue party, I think more emphasis should be placed on opposition to illegal immigration, lower taxes and general constitutional practices than just pro life, I don’t want to change the prolife stand, I agree with it, I just think other issues are more politically sell-able. To be a sucessful party you have to push issues that will get votes. Trying to out pro-life the (so called pro-life) republican party has not worked as a political stratigy

  6. david Says:

    Jason – yes the Conservative / Libertarian divide is an issue. But there are far more traditional conservative – paleoconservatives out there than there are members of the constitution party. I wonder if people with conservative personalities who institively don’t like new things, will ever migrate from the old party they are use too, to a new party. In a way leaving the Republican party to go to the Constitution party is a nonconservative action even though the Republican party is now mainly a neo-con party rather than a conservative party.

  7. Gary Odom Says:

    Trish’s statement that ” the CP now supports/allows infanticide with exceptions” is simply not true and I will not let it go unchallenged. There are people on one end who repeat the absolute falsehood that the CP is some sort of “theocratic” party and then there are people on the other end, who probably did much to engender this misconception (and who, ironically, have mostly left the party) who make the absurd claim that the party is “pro-abortion,” also not true in the least.

    The American Independent Party (formerly nationally and now part of the Constitution party as it’s California affiliate), the Nevada Independent American Party, also a CP affiliate and the Constitution Party have fought for 40 years (15 in the case of the national CP) to end the Federal Personal Income tax and the IRS, abolish the Federal Reserve System, to stand up for personal freedom and states rights by stressing the 9th and 10th Amendments, to have respect for the Constitution by following by the letter and if change is desired to make the change in the appropriate way rather than ignoring as is now the practice of GOP and DEM politicians, stay out of undeclared foreign wars and not police the world, to get out of the United Nations, to stop all foreign aid, protect our borders, to control immigration and stop all illegal immigration. And finally, as the late William K. Shearer, former national Chairman of both the American Independent and Constitution Parties characterized it “abortion is a non-negotiable issue.” There has been no drift on any of these crucial issues.

    The fact that our party chooses not to bring the hammer down on individuals who may dissent on certain issues means that we respect the concept of freedom of speech and that we do not choose to run our party in a Stalinist manner where everyone must be in absolute lockstep “or else.” We feel our principles are strong enough to survive dissent and freedom of speech, and if the weren’t…then maybe they shouldn’t!

    Jason, I would respectfully suggest that you let things play out a bit. Everybody seems to get so impatient. Progress is being made. By the way, if you were involved with our new affiliate in New York you certainly would not feel there was any confusion between traditional conservatism and libertarianism. In many other states the support for Ron Paul has blurred those distinctions. I think most people seem to be willing to overlook some of his past libertarian positions to embrace his strong pro-constitution positions which he seems to be running on this year rather than his past libertarian agenda.

    He will not, he has said, (and I believe him) be candidate for President in the general election so all of that is moot anyway.

    Much is in the works. The fact that the CP is not making headlines right now does not mean that a lot isn’t being done quietly. Much is going on behind the scenes…As the matter of fact I’d like to be a fly on the wall today at…oops, sorry, can’t go there. Let’s just say that the wheels are turning and, as always, time will tell.

  8. Gary Odom Says:

    “Trying to out pro-life the (so called pro-life) republican party has not worked as a political stratigy.”

    David, you are right. We take the position we do because it is right, but I personally don’t believe it has gained us much advantage politically.

    The institutional pro-life organizations who are more interested in fundraising than anything else are attached at the hip with the GOP. In 2004, for example, the largest institutional supposedly “pro-life” organization in Pennsylvania was quietly telling people to support outspoken pro-abortion Republican Arlen Spector rather than the genuine pro-life CP US Senate candidate Jim Clymer.

  9. Cody Quirk Says:

    The fact that our party chooses not to bring the hammer down on individuals who may dissent on certain issues means that we respect the concept of freedom of speech and that we do not choose to run our party in a Stalinist manner where everyone must be in absolute lockstep “or else.” We feel our principles are strong enough to survive dissent and freedom of speech, and if the weren’t…then maybe they shouldn’t!

    =Yeah, which makes me glad Trish isn’t our Chairman! If we had her, our Party would have our national conventions in a mobile home, or reserved at a booth at a local Dennys, while the AIP, IAP and other state affiliates would have left long ago and enjoying better success without the CP.

  10. Gary Odom Says:

    Easy Cody! That’s not exactly positive outreach approach.

  11. Cody Quirk Says:

    Why outreach to someone like Trish? Shes the kind of person we DON’T need!

  12. Bri Says:

    >>Why outreach to someone like Trish? Shes the kind of person we DON’T need!

    It appears that Cody only wants to outreach to more Mormons that way he doesn’t have to interface w/ any who may read something other than “faith-promoting literature” (read: Mormon propaganda) winds key and watches Cody-puppet go

  13. Trent Hill Says:

    Cody,

    We reach out to everyone.

    Everyone.

  14. Trent Hill Says:

    Cody,

    Remember that your parties’ founder, William K. Shearer—reached out to both the Greene-Faction of the AIP AND the American Party—who were both rivals.

  15. Cody Quirk Says:

    It appears that Cody only wants to outreach to more Mormons that way he doesn’t have to interface w/ any who may read something other than “faith-promoting literature” (read: Mormon propaganda) winds key and watches Cody-puppet go

    =Mormons only? I don’t think so. Go cold turkey Brianna, TPW news on the Constitution Party of the IAP isn’t Mormon properganda. You know there are some ways you can get help Brianna. Psychologists, clinics, medication, etc. You can stop your downward spiral into insanity, Brianna, it’s not too late for you.

  16. Cody Quirk Says:

    We reach out to everyone.

    Everyone.

    =Do you want us to reach out to the AHP Trent? Get them back on board with us? How about the Family Values Party or the Christian Liberty Party? Or we can go reach out to the Communists or the Green party? What about them Trent?

    Yes we must reach out to the American people, but the extremist fringe? NO!

  17. Cody Quirk Says:

    Remember that your parties’ founder, William K. Shearer—reached out to both the Greene-Faction of the AIP AND the American Party—who were both rivals.

    =Remember what Bill did to Tom Metzger during a AIP convention back in the 70’s? Did you think he tried to include him with the AIP? Or how about Reed Heustis and the ex-AIP religious zealots when they caused problems? Did he sought to include them into the AIP?

    Far from it!

  18. Trent Hill Says:

    I dont care if the AHP, Family Values Party, and Christian Liberty Party want to vote for us, thats great. They can even try to get involved in the process if they want, but they should know before they do—that we arent morons—we know our parliamentary procedure and wont allow any idiot to wrest control from us.
    Bill Shearer always sought to include those that had different opinions,and even those who had worked against him.

  19. Bri Says:

    Anybody who disagrees with Cody Quirk is crazy, eh? Good debating technique. That stopped working for most people in grammar school. Have you always been so eloquent, Cody? or did you learn that in junior college? Bill Shearer? Ed Noonan? How soon until you alienate everyone that ever disagrees with you? Makes for a very lonely existence when no one will talk to you because one either has to agree w/ Cody the Great or he will call you crazy.

    I think most people who have known Bill Shearer longer than you’ve been alive will admit that he was a human being with flaws like everyone else. I think they will even admit that they respected him, even if they don’t/didn’t agree with every decision. Do not make Bill into some sort of superhuman man-god. Even he deserves better.

  20. Cody Quirk Says:

    Anybody who disagrees with Cody Quirk is crazy, eh?

    =No, just you.

    Good debating technique. That stopped working for most people in grammar school. Have you always been so eloquent, Cody?

    =Your grammer is worse then mine, especially in your previous post. And claiming that the CP was looking at San Diego for next year shows that either you are a liar or are just plain stupid.

    or did you learn that in junior college? Bill Shearer? Ed Noonan? How soon until you alienate everyone that ever disagrees with you?

    =Never mind I currently have more friends then ever before that love my attitude. Hahahaha! And they’re not imaginary!

    Makes for a very lonely existence when no one will talk to you because one either has to agree w/ Cody the Great or he will call you crazy.

    =You must lead a sad life Brianna, because all you have time for is post petty remarks on online blogs and make false accusations. Talk about insecurity!

    I think most people who have known Bill Shearer longer than you’ve been alive will admit that he was a human being with flaws like everyone else. I think they will even admit that they respected him, even if they don’t/didn’t agree with every decision. Do not make Bill into some sort of superhuman man-god. Even he deserves better.

    =Don’t be making Ben Powers or your Calvinst friends into Man-Gods either Brianna.
    Have you ever known Bill personally like I have?

  21. Cody Quirk Says:

    I dont care if the AHP, Family Values Party, and Christian Liberty Party want to vote for us, thats great.

    =Well, you can’t control how people vote. I could give a damn if they vote for us, that’s their choice.

    They can even try to get involved in the process if they want, but they should know before they do—that we arent morons—we know our parliamentary procedure and wont allow any idiot to wrest control from us.

    =Even if they can’t do it, they can still ruin the Party’s reputation online or even in the media and throw a good amount of monkey wrenches into the works.

    Bill Shearer always sought to include those that had different opinions,and even those who had worked against him.

    =Not people like Tom Metzger, or Reed Heustis after 2005.

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