California Governor's Race: A Tale of Two Losers
September 2, 2002
I belong to no political party. I was a Republican from 1969 until 1993. Independent '93-'94. I returned to the GOP in '95 and left it in March 1996 when I finally decided the so-called leadership simply weren't interested in the documented truth. They only cared about promoting the agenda fed to them by those higher up the food chain so they could advance their status in the party. Most of the grassroots voters simply didn't care enough about the truth. For them, whatever the party leadership said was the truth, that was acceptable.
As a bona fide candidate for Congress on the Republican ticket ('95-'96), I went to every breakfast, the central committee meetings, the mucky-muck dinners and the luncheons held by sweet ladies who ran the Republican Women's Caucus in each county in the district.
I watched it all from the inside and it made me sick. I have never seen so many blind people who sincerely thought they were doing the right thing: Support the party, no matter the lies and deception. The party was everything. I kept asking, "Doesn't anyone want the documented truth?"
Many years ago I asked people not to call me a "conservative." I'm not. Not in the context of today's gutless offering of people whose blind loyalty is to their party instead of God, flag and country. I'm a constitutionalist and that pretty much says it all.
People get mad at me for this position, but I say to them: Look, are you more interested in your danged party or saving this Republic? If the party is all that counts, then you will share the burden of knowing that you assisted in the downfall of this country.
The grassroots Republicans are going to the polls in November to re-elect the same incumbents in Congress who have refused to stop the illegal immigration in this country.
Remember this: After the phony "Republican Revolution" in 1994, the Republicans had control for both sides of Congress for almost six years (beginning in January, 1995). In all that time, what did they do to stop the illegals from pouring over our border? Nothing but lip service to the party faithful. They could have stopped it in a heart beat, but they didn't.
In all those years, what did the controlling Republicans in Congress do to stop the unlawful activities of the EPA and get rid of the Endangered Species Act, which has destroyed the lives of so many? Squat. Nothing. Yes, they could have done it despite Mr. Clinton. They didn't and they won't. The Republicans, including Mr. Bush, allowed the destruction of thousands of lives up in Klamath Falls, Oregon last year and the people's misery continues. But, so what? If it doesn't affect your life, why the heck care about some stranger up in Oregon? The party is more important.
In all those years, what did the controlling Republicans in Congress do to stop the unlawful flow of public funds to foreign countries called "foreign aid?" Nothing. They cut back a little to appease the conservative voters. So-called foreign aid is nothing more than welfare and bribes to rotten, corrupt heads of state in foreign countries. It is redistributing the sweat off your back to pay for prophylactics for men in Pakistan. The Founding Fathers must be spinning in their graves.
Yet, the grassroots out there, the party faithful, will go punch a hole in a card this November, to re-elect the same traitors - because the party is everything. Because if the party doesn't control the House and Senate, why, my God! The country will go to ruin under the Democrats!
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the country is in full melt down right now and it has been accomplished by both parties working in harmony. The spats you see on the boob tube and all this ballyhoo about "bi-partisan cooperation" is strictly for public consumption.
In all those years, what did the controlling Republicans in Congress do to stop the sickening crime syndicate called the Fed and IRS? They massaged the cancer a little in the form of another smoke screen called the 'Taxpayers Bill of Rights' to appease the great unwashed out in America. Sadly, 95% of them don't have a clue about the money trail from the IRS to the Fed.
In all those years, what did the controlling Republicans in Congress do to stop the growing rot seeping across this country by the homosexual movement? Nothing. Empty meaningless words in 15-second sound bites to appease the grassroots, and, the end result is that every federal agency in this country now celebrates perversion, openly and loudly.
In all those years, what did the controlling Republicans in Congress do to stop the dangerous encroachment on our Second Amendment rights? More lip service, more photo ops, yet we still have more than 22,000 draconian gun laws on the books that apply to citizens of the 50 states. No jurisdiction do these federal boys and girls have, but the Republican controlled Congress couldn't seem to figure that out in six years.
Then the Republicans lost control of the counterfeit senate and they finally had "the other side" to blame for their actions. The grassroots bought it and today, despite the blatant, unconstitutional actions of Mr. Bush and Mr. Ashcroft, we have popular figures like Sean Hannity and Ann Coulter now acting as the Bush apologists.
Had these actions been taking by Al Gore as President, Sean Hannity and Ms. Coulter would be shouting from their microphones how bad things are under Gore. But, because Hannity and Coulter are Republicans, they are willing to simply look the other way and go to extraordinary lengths to defend Mr. Bush. Same old garbage, just different apologists. Blame it on the Democrats.
Governor Gray (Red) Davis
Yesterday I spoke with a man who was in total despair about the governor's race here in California. Obviously no individual in their right mind would vote for Red Davis - unless of course, they are for abortion, sodomy, total gun control, welfare, promoting further social indoctrination through the government's schools and protecting illegal aliens. Those are high on Davis' list of preferences - not to mention he wants open borders with Mexico and that's a fact.
Red Davis is a fascist at heart and as morally bankrupt as any I've seen over the years. He is very dangerous. He's done considerable harm to the State of California since he's been in office. This bloodless albino will probably get a second term, especially with vote fraud to help things along. This spells even more disaster for California. It's no wonder so many are bailing and taking their businesses with them.
The so-called leadership at the top of the GOP here in California rammed Bill Simon down the throats of the party faithful and if you've followed this race, only an idiot can't see what's going to happen in November. Even without vote fraud to assist to reinstating Red Davis, Bill Simon had a lot of bad baggage, just like the bunco artist, Bill Clinton. Could the leadership in the GOP have been so blind to Simon's shady business dealings? Not hardly.
Candidate Bill Simon
And, just like Mr. Clinton, Mr. Simon's ugly baggage has been dished up to the voters of this state in grand style. The Demorats have done a real good job in showing the voters of California how a big a crook and shyster Bill Simon really is and there's not much the GOP can do at this point in time to repair the damage.
My caller said, "What are we supposed to do, Devvy? I don't want to vote for Simon, but, God, you know we have to get rid of Davis, even if it's Simon replacing him." My caller said he hated to vote for the lesser of two evils, but....
I told this individual to read the article I wrote many years ago titled 'Hold Your Nose and Vote." And, just like I predicted those many years ago, the grassroots have done nothing. They sat around for years and let some strangers shove their puppet down their throats for election day.
How many Republican voters in this state even know who is calling the shots in the Republican Party? I'll bet not 1 in 10,000. It's not difficult to get this information. But, I'll make it easy for you:
Go take a look at your Board of Directors. Who elects them? Where's your voice?
Who controls them? The big shots at the top of the GOP in Washington, DC. Well, someday, hopefully, the grassroots for both the dominant political parties will finally take the initiative and demand a major house cleaning. I'm afraid, however, that it will be too little, too late and Mr. Bush will have taken those final steps in bringing down the iron fist on the American people. If you haven't read 'Time Bomb,' then you really don't have a clue as to how dangerous the situation really is:
Hold Your Nose and Vote
By Devvy Kidd
Published March 9, 1998 - Media Bypas Magazine
During this election cycle, the chant "hold your nose and vote" is once again the recipe for restoring America to a Constitutional Republic. All across this country, We the People are once again being told that we must vote for the lesser of the two evils, that we must hold our nose and vote for the Republican party's choice because if we don't, the dreaded money grubbing Demarats will take a particular seat. This isn't sitting too well with a lot of Constitutional conservatives and in fact, one person I call a dear friend and the best talk show host in the country, well, we agree to disagree on this particular issue.
Here in California, we have a very serious problem for the governor's race. The primary will be in June and predictably, the Democrats have a stable of socialist/fascists lined up to cram down the throats of voters. The Republican party "leadership" have selected as their fair-haired boy, a person who consistently violates his oath of office, Dan Lundgren, the current Attorney General. Lundgren thinks nothing of violating the Second Amendment, which in turn, violates his oath of office.
Lundgren has been a big supporter of the assault weapons ban. On March 4, 1998, an appellate court here ruled that one provision of this junk law was unconstitutional and raised serious legal questions about the remainder of the law. Lundgren is the Attorney General. He's supposed to know what is and isn't constitutional. Obviously he doesn't and true to form, the next day, Lundgren announced his intention to fight this court ruling. This is someone I'm supposed to trust?
Lundgren has steadfastly refused to stop the illegal activities of the IRS within the State of California and has allowed the illegal activities of the State Franchise Tax Board to continue unabated. He has willfully allowed my rights to be trampled on by these two agencies and now I'm supposed to trust him to "do the right thing?"
Lundgren is a big supporter of the asset forfeiture laws that violate the Fourth and Fifth Amendments to the Constitution. Remember, he took an oath to uphold the Constitution and our rights under that document. Well, he's been firm in his violation of our rights in support of this Nazi-mentality search and seizure process of no rights, no due process of law or anything else resembling justice. This is someone I'm supposed to trust?
What is the number one issue that demands Republicans in California vote for Lundgren? Redistricting, which will occur as a result of the census in the year 2000. Based on the results of this head count, the boundaries inside the state will be redrawn which affects all the congressional seats in California. Currently the Democrats control the Assembly and Senate in the legislature, with the overwhelming majority of them being leftists who adhere to the doctrine of the Communist Manifesto and couldn't pass a simple test on the U.S. or California Constitutions. Republicans say we must elect Lundgren because he will "do the right thing" regarding this redistricting.
First, you have to trust someone to "do the right thing." Can I trust Lundgren given his past record as a public servant? No. Has he violated his oath of office while in public service? Yes. Now I'm supposed to trust him to "do the right thing" based on a census for which I have no way to verify the numbers this census produces? I must forfeit all of my own personal convictions and standards and compromise just because a handful of people I don't know have given me no choice in candidates for the governor's race? Does anyone see something wrong with this picture?
Second, the redistricting will affect Congressional seats in California and could possibly put more Democrats in Congress. Well, take a good, hard look at this Republican Congress since they took control 1994. In early March 1998, they actually voted down a bill that would require people prove their citizenship to vote! That's right. Have they brought our military home from Bosnia? No. Reform the IRS? There's a hoot. It won't happen and besides, we must dump this collection agency for the private "FED" before the whole system collapses.
Third comes the question of ballot fraud, tainted voting rolls and that whole bag of worms. Just because someone wears the mantle of Republican, doesn't mean they can be trusted any more or less than a Democrat. And, as millions of us already suspect, our vote at the federal level doesn't even count or is manipulated by illegals and deceased people voting, so who really knows who gets "elected" anymore?
Another argument in favor of holding our noses and voting for Lundgren is that if a Democrat is elected to the governor's seat, just look at the damage a Democrat will do for years while in office. Well, excuse me, but look at the damage that Lundgren has done for years while he's been in office. How many people lives have been disrupted or outright destroyed by asset forfeiture that Lundgren so highly endorses?
How many people's lives and business have been destroyed by the IRS and Franchise Tax Board for years under Lundgren's stewardship as AG? What kind of damage could he do for years as governor? Just look at Pistol Pete Wilson, our closet liberal governor who masquerades as a Republican? Oh, sure, occasionally he throws a bone at the pro-gun Republicans, but overall he's just another socialist mouthpiece leaving a path of destruction during his years as Governor. How many more excuses do you make before you say enough is enough? Ah, the next election, right?
I hate to repeat myself but this is a matter of trust. It isn't just the IRS or the gun issue or the asset forfeiture with Lundgren, it's trust in really believing that Lundgren will live the talk instead of just mouth empty words and promises. I've met Lundgren and listened to him speak. I always trust my gut and my gut tells me that here's another empty, shallow, shell of a professional politician who doesn't give a rat about the Constitution or me.
If a Democrat is elected Governor of California, people will blame me. Let's for a moment go back through time. In 1992, everyone said hold your nose and vote for Bush - he's the lesser of the two evils over Clinton. I wrote in Andy Jackson's name. Anyone with half a brain could see that Slick Willy was a draft-dodging, dope smoking sleezebag, but people ask what was wrong with Bush?
Putting aside his shady CIA history, membership in the CFR and Tri-Lateral Commission, his efforts to destroy our sovereignty and bring us under this umbrella of a world order, he also put on a crown and invaded Panama. During that illegal operation 2,400+ innocent Panamanians were killed, America snatched a head of state, one Manual Noreiga and then spent $23 million dollars giving this foreigner constitutional rights and a trial. Yes, we all know that Noreiga is a dirt bag but what Bush did should have brought an impeachment indictment, instead he received accolades because it was for the "war on drugs." That seems to excuse a lot.
In '96, everyone said you've got to vote for Dole, Devvy, even though he's sold out this country big time, he's still the lesser of the two evils. Really? See what Bill wanted and what Dole gave him: NAFTA, yes; GATT, yes; the Brady Bill, yes; Anti-Terrorism, yes; troops fighting useless tribal wars, yes. The rest of the laundry list is too long for this article.
Well, they did differ on abortion, right? Sure. In a 1986 letter to the Arkansas Right to Life group, Slick Willy wrote, "I am opposed to abortion and to government funding of abortions. We should not spend state funds on abortions because so many people believe abortion is wrong." So, actually I'm not sure what this congenital liar really believes on that issue. Old lies for new lies.
How many more elections are the people of this country going to suffer through before they finally say no more to their "party leadership?" Who gives you these lesser of two evils? Do you even know? For 99% of the voters, they are strangers behind the scenes and you know what? Each and every time you hold your nose and vote, these strangers, controlled by the world bankers and elitists, put one more chain around your neck.
The Democrats don't have it much easier than the grassroots Republicans. Leftist Dick Gephardt, a White House wanna-be, is also a big supporter of the "right of women to have control over their reproductive rights," which translated means the right to have an abortion. However, this prolific liar wrote back in 1977: "Life is the division of human cells, a process that begins with conception. The (Roe) ruling was unjust and it is incumbent upon Congress to correct the injustice." Funny thing though, I have never seen him lead the charge to have Congress correct this "injustice." Old lies for new lies.
The good, decent people of this country play right into the hands of the bad guys every time you let them shove the lesser of two evils down your throat. I say it's time to break the cycle of dependency and tell your party "leadership" NO, NO and NO. If a Democrat gets elected to the governor's mansion in 2000, it will be the fault of the party hacks behind the scenes who have lost sight of what is and isn't reality, who and who isn't trustworthy and the grassroots Republicans who wouldn't stand up and do as I have done and say, "No, but hell no!"
These people who control the two political parties in America want you to buckle under each and every election cycle and sadly, the majority of people are playing right into their hands. No doubt this stand will fill my mailbag with grief but however painful and unpopular, I must do what will allow me to look at my face each morning in the mirror without flinching.
The next rebuttal to this argument I will hear is, "It's too late this time, Devvy. The Republican leadership has chosen Lundgren to cram down our throats and it's too late to bring someone else in to run against Lundgren in the primary." Didn't I hear that same argument in '92 and '94 and '96 and now I hear it again in '98? How many more times do you do this? Whose fault is this anyway? Mine? Wrong, I tried for better.
I got on the Internet and found out who the mucky mucks were in the California Republican Party and I e-mailed each and everyone of these strangers and I told them: I will not compromise myself one more time for your choice of stooge. I will not vote for Lundgren. Find me someone who will uphold his/her oath of office, someone with character, uncompromising strength and with high moral standards. I never received a single reply but I did receive an envelope about a week later asking for money for the party. No problem, it makes for excellent box stuffing.
Let me tell you what's going to happen if we should get lucky enough to have elections in the year 2000. The two political parties in America will shove their choices down your throat and you will once again be required to "hold your nose and vote" for President, VP, members of Congress and so on. Mark my words. For the love of God, I've been watching exactly this scenario go on for years, election after election after election.
There is a solution, though and that solution is you. There would be no Democrat or Republican or Libertarian or Reform parties without you. Nothing will change the political landscape of the criminal syndicate in DC until the people of this country demand paper ballots, hand counted in the precincts, in front of everyone in all states of the Union. Until that time, we will continue to see the same corrupt bunch recycled with an occasional "Republican revolution" thrown in to appease the rage blowing across our land. You can change that.
Americans in all 50 states of the Union do not have to put up with Marxists, Communists and fascists in their state legislatures. They can form coalitions and get out and recall these liars for hire on signature petition drives. It takes a lot of work to do this and blessedly, while I see some movement in this direction, it's not enough. Why? Because quite frankly, it takes people away from their leisure time on a Saturday and many still cannot or will not accept that there's something very wrong with electronic voting machines.
It isn't just us Californians who are going through this hold your nose and vote for the lesser of the two evils. It's going on all around the country - again. Isn't it time we force the dog to quit chasing his tail? How do you do that? You make the dog bite his tail and he'll let go. The parties need you. Use your power. I ask you: Since when do real Americans accept the premise that we must vote for evil, whether it's the lesser, the medium or the worst evil just to keep the person on the other side from getting elected? Evil is evil, regardless of what strength it comes in and haven't we discovered that the grass isn't any greener on the other side too many times?
My personal code of honor requires me to vote for the ideals that our Founding Fathers so gloriously displayed: honesty, integrity, high moral standards and backbone. To ask me to do otherwise every voting cycle is to ask me to betray all that I am and to be part of the destruction of my country. For the past twenty years I've done what was ask of me by the Republican party, who I now know lied to me my entire adult life. Forgive me, I can't and I won't do it, not anymore.