Criminals, Wealthy Elite Sign Mount Vernon Statement
A group of conservatives got together and tried to save conservatism in America. The Mount Vernon Statement is proof, conservatives still don’t get it. First and foremost, guys, “The Declaration of Independence” might be a “founding document,” but we don’t govern based off of it. We govern based off of the Constitution. The Constitution restricts the government from establishing a religion and never mentions God. So half of your proposals are out on their face.
Signatories and why history has discredited them.
Edwin Meese, former U.S. Attorney General under President Reagan
If you need me to explain why Reagan failed, you shouldn’t be reading this blog. Start here and work forward.
Wendy Wright, president of Concerned Women for America
“We are the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization with a rich 30-year history of helping our members across the country bring Biblical principles into all levels of public policy.”
Edwin Feulner, Jr., president of the Heritage Foundation
The Heritage Foundation is Powell Memo progeny: “The Heritage Foundation is the nation’s most broadly supported public policy research institute, with more than 580,000 individual, foundation and corporate donors. Heritage, founded in February 1973, has a staff of 244 and an expense budget of $61 million.”
Lee Edwards, Distinguished Fellow in Conservative Thought at the Heritage Foundation, was present at the Sharon Statement signing.
Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council
“Family Research Council (FRC) was founded in 1983 as an organization dedicated to the promotion of marriage and family and the sanctity of human life in national policy.”
Becky Norton Dunlop, president of the Council for National Policy
“The Council for National Policy is a secretive forum that was formed in 1981 by Tim LaHaye as a networking tool for leading US conservative political leaders, financiers and religious right activist leaders.“
Brent Bozell, president of the Media Research Center
“Leaders of America’s conservative movement have long believed that within the national news media a strident liberal bias existed that influenced the public’s understanding of critical issues.” – Because reality has a well-known liberal bias.
Alfred Regnery, publisher of the American Spectator
Because there’s no conflict of interest here, selling people the story you’re involved in.
David Keene, president of the American Conservative Union
“We believe that capitalism is the only economic system of our time that is compatible with political liberty.” – this, from the oldest conservative lobbying group in America.
David McIntosh, co-founder of the Federalist Society
“Law schools and the legal profession are currently strongly dominated by a form of orthodox liberal ideology” – “…it is emphatically the province and duty of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be.” – So they believe the Judiciary is the Legislature, then.
T. Kenneth Cribb, former domestic policy adviser to President Reagan
Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform
“ATR was founded in 1985 by Grover Norquist at the request of President Reagan.” More Powell Memo money-shuffling. Paid to get paid by ripping everyone off. Advocates of a national flat tax, which is also called “regressive” when economists talk about it. Poor people paying an equal percentage as the rich? Absurd. Every penny means more to the poor. Norquist was implicated in the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal.
William Wilson, President, Americans for Limited Government
“The time is ripe for an independent, nonpartisan political movement that fights for hardworking taxpayers against the special interests that continually push for big government nationwide.” Oh, so an independent group that advocates exactly what Republicans always say? This appears to be a project of the Cato Institute, also Powell progeny, and is spawning further sub-projects and groups to obscure its activities. They’re planning a “NetRight Nation,” attempting to co-opt the highly-successful Netroots Nation for progressive bloggers.
Elaine Donnelly, Center for Military Readiness
“The armed forces should not be used for political purposes or social experiments that needlessly elevate risks, detract from readiness, or degrade American cultural values.” AKA No gays in the military. They work full time on this issue.
Richard Viguerie, Chairman, ConservativeHQ.com (websites have chairmen?)
“That’s why ConservativeHQ.com focuses on the real threat to conservative victory: Big-Government Republicans.” So anyone who votes yes on anything while a black man is President: get out of the party.
Kenneth Blackwell, Coalition for a Conservative Majority
“…co-founded in November 2007 by indicted former Republican House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and former Ohio Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell to ‘help conservatives better convey their message to voters and take back control of Congress.’” – This is the Tom Delay of… the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal! DING DING DING! And Blackwell: “Blackwell gained national prominence for his dual roles as Chief Elections Official of Ohio and honorary co-chair of the “Committee to re-elect George W. Bush” during the 2004 election.”
Colin Hanna, President, Let Freedom Ring
“Social Security Reform — to achieve financial independence, not dependence” – they want to gut Social Security. They work full-time on this.
Kathryn J. Lopez, National Review
Another website selling access to the story of its’ own Kathryn Lopez signing the Mount Vernon Statement.
So chew on those for a while. This is the platform that they’re secretly pushing, behind all the flowery language of their “statement.” They’re just saying what they’ve always said: they don’t support a woman’s privacy rights, they don’t think gays are people, and they’re pretty much not into government, but want to control government. Government is not fine, but we are fine governors. More Patriotic Christianity.