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Guess who Mitt Romney Represents?

My WND column for this week concludes with the observation that “the elitist forces currently in control of the Republican Party have tacitly agreed with their opponents in rejecting the ideas of America’s founders. They are implementing a different understanding of politics, one that clearly appears in their relentless insistence that issues involving the acquisition and use of money be given exclusive priority over issues that involve articulating and applying the standard of right and wrong on which America’s constitutional liberty depends.”

Once in general use the acquisition of money represents the possession and/or command of material power. The preoccupation with money is therefore just the sign or token of the preoccupation with material power. So in their determination to make money issues the exclusive focus of politics the GOP elites are promoting a view that makes the possession and control of material power the exclusive aim of politics. This in turn implies that government institutions exist to serve this aim.

This view of politics and government corresponds to a more general view of humanity in which human nature is characterized by what the English political theorist Thomas Hobbes puts “in the first place” as “a general inclination of all mankind” i.e., “…a perpetual and restless desire of power after power after power that ceases only with death.” As Hobbes makes clear in his most famous work (the Leviathan), this view of human nature makes perpetual war the characteristic condition of life. It is a violent war “of all against all”, in the context of which life is “solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short.” To escape this fearful condition, human beings must surrender their natural freedom to a sovereign government with sufficient power to hold at bay its most oppressive consequences. The only freedom involved in this conception of government is the freedom to live without the constant and ubiquitous prospect of imminent death.

The establishment of despotic government mitigates this fear by replacing the actual and ubiquitous prospect of violent death with the virtually ubiquitous fear of a controlling sovereign power, armed with the exclusive power of life and death. This sovereign power, by virtually extinguishing the natural freedom of those subjected to it, delivers them from the fearful misery that their natural freedom otherwise entails.

Totalitarian despotism is the form of government that corresponds to this view of the human condition. Under this form of government, human beings live subject to a godlike, controlling human power that works absolutely to contain their freedom of choice and action in order to dole it out in ways strictly consistent with the goal of keeping them in subjection. It’s critically important to notice that the key to imposing this view of government is the assumption that natural existence is a perpetual state of war in the context of which the virtually ubiquitous oppression of government offers the only relief from the naturally ubiquitous fear of violence and death.

The terrorist attacks in 2001 offered an opportunity to make this key assumption the operational premise of American government and politics. Since allegiance to the ideas of America’s founders is no longer prevalent among America’s elite, most offer little or no resistance to a strategy that consolidates elite control by exploiting the environment of fear and insecurity 9/11 inaugurated. Others who are for various reasons more explicitly committed to the overthrow of the constitutional sovereignty of the American people sought benefit from the subsequent economic collapse that for most Americans, palpably drove home that state of fear and insecurity.

For political purposes the elitist Party leadership of the GOP may allow candidates to deploy rhetoric that appears to address issues of right and wrong (moral issues). Indeed for those purposes they make cynical use of some who have gained credibility with pro-American voters for their moral stands. But beyond this manipulative deployment, the current GOP leadership has little tolerance, and will give no real support, to politicians who seriously act upon the view that moral issues must come first on the nation’s agenda because they properly limit and define the purview of both political and governmental action.

In this respect Mitt Romney perfectly represents their self-serving intention. He is a much practiced political gymnast, skilled at moving his lips in one way (mouthing conservative claims) while his decisions and actions take the power of government in the opposite direction (enforcing socialist outcomes.) This duplicity is not peculiar to Governor Romney or other double dealing GOP politicians. Nor is it confined to the GOP elite. Rather it reflects the prevailing mindset of the entire elitist faction. While beguiling people with whatever words they like to hear, this faction moves the nation toward the renewal of elitist despotism, i.e., the characteristic form of human government that America’s institution of constitutional self-government (of, by and for the people) was intended to replace.

America’s founders wanted the nation’s government to be the exception to this despotic rule of the powerful, self-serving and regarding few (oligarchy). But the prospect of Mitt Romney’s nomination as the Republican Party’s candidate for President makes one thing self-evidently clear. The pantomime elections currently being staged, under the phony rubric of two-party politics, exist to allow an elite faction to replace representative government with a pathetic illusion. If they continue to allow themselves to be distracted by such sleight of hand, Americans will look back to find that their liberty is gone, along with all the once and future blessings it has, and would still, secure.

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  • caossinclair May 23, 2012, 9:21 pm

    i WILL BE FOR THE NEXT 4 MONTHS AND GETTING A BROKERED CONVENTION, i WILL BE VOTING FOR Allan Keys my family voted and wrote him the first time and The second time the same Allan Keys  2012 PORUS   sincerely Catherine  caos  Sinclair

  • BeautifulAmerica April 26, 2012, 10:10 pm

    Terrific, astute summary of the situation  in America today  with the GOP, Romney, and the self-styled powerful.  I hope your next article expounds upon their partner in crime: the media.

  • Pastor Kintariah August 6, 2010, 9:40 pm

    Hi all,
    Just wanted to share some discoveries with you all!!!

    YOU WILL HAVE TO FORGICE MY ABJECT DIGRESSION FROM THE COURSE OF DISCUSSION, IT IS NEEDED!!!
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    God bless as you read!

    “The vile person shall be no more called “liberal”, nor the churl said to be bountiful.”- Isaiah 32:5

    Look again:
    Statue of “Liberty” Columbia Pictures mascot all depicting Lucifer.

    “But all of you light fires and arm yourselves with flaming torches. So walk in your own light and among the torches you have lit. This is what you will receive from me: You will be tormented”- Isaiah 50:11

    Q(1) If men are all born imperfect & bound to sin who liberated them?

    Only Christ Jesus Liberates, a man can not sell his soul to Satan and believe he is free!

    Reading this short write up, you will understand the real meaning of the term ‘liberty’ as it pertains to this world and how Satan has used it to lure and deceive many! Remember that according to scriptures Liberty can only be found in and through Christ Jesus and not in any man or in a world system!

    This is the real definition of Liberty as it pertains to the world, a very esoteric, subtle and deceptive sense of freedom. It is so evident that the devil has a counterfeit for everything that God has made for us to partake of and enjoy. He has his own fake love gospel, his own false freedom he calls liberty (beware of liberalists/political/ideological), false government systems, false new world order, his own false christ, his own false rapture (2012 end of world which is a decoy to have you waste more time doing nothing as this lie is easier to believe and less fearful, who knows Jesus may come tomorrow), his own gospel of doom, his own fake end time scenario (arrival of Aliens)! I tell you brethren, today if you are not discerning you will surely miss the way who is Christ Jesus himself.

    And no wonder, even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.- 2 Corinthians 11:14

    In context the deception of the devil may look good to the worldly and undiscerning mind, In content they are obvious to the mind that is discerning and they can not find balance in the word of God! Have you ever heard the term “do as thou wilt”? What does it really mean? What does it sound like? >>Be free to do what you wish>> or be at Liberty to do what you want>> or be lawless>> or disbelieve Gods word and do yours>> or just be Godless! It definitely sounds like all to me..

    Do you see how the word liberty creeps into the equation of “do as thou wilt? Do you remember what the serpent said to Eve in the garden of Eden? How he told her that
    she was indeed “free” to ‘do as she wished’ and eat the fruit that was forbidden to eat? The word “Liberty” according to the mindset of those in the world means freedom from Gods word and original will for mankind. The devil has subtly succeeded in decieving many in this way so that if they are free from Gods will for them, they will perish. What is Gods will for man kind? That they live eternally according to the dominion that he has given them but Satan has trickishly free them from this will pointing them in the direction of eternal destruction and everylasting seperation from God!! ‘Oh man’ and how he is so easily decieved and led astray!!! We despise Gods laws but we do not know that in doing so we are enslaved ourselves & remain lawless before God. And this position begets a wrathful recompense!!

    My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.-Hosea 4:6

    Indeed, God has offered us his mind to guide us to safety at all times through this life on earth, the bible also says by him should men be enriched in all knowledge and in all utterance. We are also offered the mind of God by the Spirit. Brethren and man of this world, there is great deception in the land, let us fear God. If you do not posses the mind of Christ, you will be decieved, led astray and destroyed, there is no midstanding about it.

    Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:-Philippians 2:5

    Before we go back to the talk of freedom, let me ask you, are you calling yourself a freethinker, a libertarian, an atheist, do you have a free spirit mentality, A rebel whether good or bad, do you have a lawless mindset? All these are surely traits that prove you are in rebellion against God and anything that spells authority over you and you need to be delivered from it. Gods mercy is still available for deliverance today!

    About rebellion, this advice is good for the youths who call themselves Christians but say they are rebelling against “a worldly system”, calling Jesus a rebel. Jesus is not a rebel and was never! The government of men was not a higher power than the power Jesus operated in so he was not a rebel! You must understand that he was infact born an eternal King and could never be associated with rebellion in anyway!! We like Jesus are spiritually noble and since we are not below the system of the world, are free and not bound by it. So why will a Christian want to call himself a rebel of any sort? The words ‘Christian and Rebel do not agree’!

    God hates rebels of any kind, wether you are rebelling against a bad government or against a good government, he hates it.

    He says we should not conform to the ways of this world. why? Because we operate on a higher level than that of the world!!! And you can not rebel against something you are higher than. How so? Well, spiritually the world is subject to you, not the other way round, it was created for you and not you for it! If you were subject to the ways of the world and were bound by its rules then it will be fitting to call yourself a rebel, but you are still not free. Can a prince rebel against his subjects? Absolutely not!! So under no circumstance must a Child of God be tagged or cloaked with a term like “rebel”!!

    It is subordinates who rebel not superiors!!! So pls lets leave rebellion for satan and his demons!! As children of the Most High we are too spiritually noble to be associated with rebellion of any kind! We are the children of the Almighty King and are above and not below the system or the cultures of this world!

    “BLESSED ARE THOSE WHOSE LAWLESS DEEDS HAVE BEEN FORGIVEN, AND WHOSE SINS HAVE BEEN COVERED.- Romans 4:7

    Q(2) Freedom from what is Satan offering todays world?

    It is a mentality that encourages freedom from an idea that there is an authority figure that we must bow to and freedom to commit sin against God, the Almighty Spiritual being who watches all our motives and requires us to do according to his will rather than our own will. Liberty as prescribed by Satan has is a dark suggestion that tries to cloud the hearts of men from the ever pervading light of the Most high Gods truth, which sets all men free from the fowler, Satans snare of death and destruction.

    It is from this false mindset that the words “do as thou wilt’ was coined and is still trickishly being used to deceive mankind that he can be free from the rule and will of the almighty immortal, invisible and eternal God!

    Only the almighty is free to do as he wishes, If not he can not be called God, he made laws for man and not for himself because he is perfect, righteous and sinnless, has no begining and no end, can not err and in order for imperfect man to live perfectly on this earth, we will need a manual to succeed (why liberals debunk the bible) . So the devil in order to make us fall (this is the crux of the matter) has to make us rise up to the position of God (they now say man is God) so that we too will fall like he fell to the dust. This is all a man has to do to come crumbling down and there goes America!

    Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.18 Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.-Ezekiel 28

    Now the question to ask yourself is, why are these three figures in the above pictures lifting up the light from a torch? What light is this? Who or what does this light represent?

    You will remember that the original name of the one we call Satan now was Lucifer (Holder of light). Yes, when you see this symbols, you should be able to discern that wherever this symbol is seen, you know it represents Satan himself or dedication to him, living on his past glory as usual. These symbols represent Lucifer himself, as the holder of light as seen in the pictures of statue of liberty, columbia pictures mascot e.t.c! He no longer holds the true Light, he holds a false fluctuating light, the true light is within the Lambs Body now!

    The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp.-Revelation 21:23

    Q(3) Who is the Lamb? Jesus Christ our Saviour and Kinsman Redeemer!

    You might call your self a “christian”, and I will agree that you are, but what christ do you follow my liberal friend? There are many false Christs but 1 original who is God, and he owns the universe.

    In this world, to assume a Liberated position or such a mindset without Christ setting you free is to join the devil in rebellion against the almighty God!
    Hence “Liberty” in this world is “Rebellion” against God (google freethinking or freethinkers)! No mindset in the world God created is allowed to operate outside the sphere of the leading of Gods Spirit, this was his original purpose of creating man. Talk about patience, and how God has waited to use what he has created for his own purpose for over 6 thousand years. Any one who denies that there is a God, anyone who fails to know Christ and walk according to his word, is in rebellion. Anyone who depends on procedures, a system, a government, a man, is in rebellion against God!

    The devil wants these people to share in his rebellion so they too will partake of his destruction.

    Do you go by the term liberalist of your own accord, or is it Christ Jesus who set you free from the shackles of sin and death in this world. Do you notice that you always have a clash with authority figures i.e Your father, your mother, your boss, your Pastor, your teachers. It is a sign that the Spirit of the anti-christ who is the spirit of rebellion possess you, flee from all such habits. Run into Christ and be truly free.

    There is a God and he will not contend with man forever!!!

    God bless

  • Linda August 2, 2010, 3:26 pm

    Mr. Keyes–I know you’d have SO MUCH support; how about another run for president. I know what we TRULY need is a godly man–and you seem to be one , if not the only one, out there who fits that description.

    Please pray about it. Please.

  • Dawg em July 23, 2010, 6:49 pm

    perspicacious
    :of acute mental vision or discernment: KEEN.
    (I looked it up.)

    The article starts with perspicacious and ends with Either way, the fools say there is no God. What does that make a people willing to accept such fools as their leadership…

    Simple answer; the fools’ fool.

    Sublime answer; Godless.

  • Paul July 22, 2010, 3:12 pm

    Excellent piece – makes me think of the opening lines of the second Psalm.

    • Me July 24, 2010, 11:09 am

      Paul,.. Just say it,.. for all to hear, and in this case read.

      Psalms Chapter 2
      1 Why do the nations protest and the peoples grumble in vain?
      2 Kings on earth rise up and princes plot together against the LORD and his anointed:
      3 “Let us break their shackles and cast off their chains!”
      4 The one enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord derides them,
      5 Then speaks to them in anger, terrifies them in wrath:
      6 “I myself have installed my king on Zion, my holy mountain.”
      7 I will proclaim the decree of the LORD, who said to me, “You are my son; today I am your father.
      8 Only ask it of me, and I will make your inheritance the nations, your possession the ends of the earth.
      9 With an iron rod you shall shepherd them, like a clay pot you will shatter them.”
      10 And now, kings, give heed; take warning, rulers on earth.
      11 Serve the LORD with fear; with trembling bow down in homage, Lest God be angry and you perish from the way in a sudden blaze of anger.

      Happy are all who take refuge in God!

  • John Takach July 22, 2010, 9:57 am

    People think that because we live in a free society, we may practice Christianity, when actually the converse is true. Because we practice Christianity we live in a free society.

    Ultimately we will each act according to our most deeply held convictions. Likewise, a society will be shaped by the ideology of its members. In predominately Hindu society, for instance, there will be little compassion for the downtrodden – after all, they are merely reaping the fruits of their actions in a previous life. In the Islamic world, there exists little tolerance for opposing viewpoints – possession of a Bible is punishable by death in Saudi Arabia, for instance; even though that nation is generally considered to be a rational, modern society. Likewise Marxism is a jealous god, accepting no rivals.

    “But I believe in nothing,” one might say. “I have a secular viewpoint, bound by no primitive superstition.” Even so, this person has a core ideology. After all, this person believes in and wants good things for their self. And with no outside constraint, ethics for each ‘secular’ person generally devolves into ‘what’s good for me’. This leads to a materialistic, self centered society; such as we see developing in the United States as we renounce our Christian heritage, or as we saw in the Roman world after they left Stoicism.

    All of the common principles of freedom that we have come to cherish – freedom of speech, freedom of religion, etc. were birthed in western Christian society. The rest of the world not only does not practice these ‘freedoms’, they do not see the advantage in practicing these freedoms. They are ‘foolishness’ to the non-Christian world.

    We may judge the viability of a belief system by the merits of the society it produces. And before we run headlong to accept an ‘enlightened’ diverse viewpoint, we should examine the societies where it has been established to see where it leads – to see the conclusion of its adoption. Likewise, we should have a BETTER society in clear view before we renounce a way of life that has led us to freedom, prosperity and world hegemony.

  • Brian July 22, 2010, 12:27 am

    Excellent article. I’ve often marveled at the highly sophisticated attacks the elites employ against their enemies. We certainly have a fight on our hands. Mr. Keyes you must not give up. There is nothing new under the sun and these elites have been beaten before, perhaps God will give us victory once again.

  • JB July 21, 2010, 12:30 am

    Sam: “I might also suggest that at the next opportunity – replace them with a human that does possess value and recognizes human values.”

    You are exactly right. I was just reading a book from the 1920’s and the whole perception then was different. (emphasis on the moral and virtues) The emphasis was not on Federal government, “what can it do for you?”. It reminded me socialists and evolutionists, you speak of, have it so wrong. God’s design has a purpose, as do our beings and rights. This survival of the fittest theology cannot be the way its intended to be, though they claim otherwise. That seems a destructive not constructive road to progress. (I mean that word in its real form for humanity)

    Notice that today it is rare for one’s word be h/her bond. That is meaningless, old-fashioned; it’s only what is in the contract’s fine print that matters. The “buyer beware” today; everything you do is “at your own risk”. I mean the honor system is replaced with legalism.( tested often, wherever you can) And stranger yet was people built relationships for keeps then, not for temporary convenience. So this whole survival of the fittest – for advocates of the philosophy – tends to be a very risky and iffy proposition.

  • sam July 20, 2010, 7:11 pm

    The Secular classification of existance is the present scene that can be appreciated by the senses. This vision of existance is based on the philosophy derived from evolutionary theory and it’s maxim, ” The survival of the fittest “. Thus they excuse their total lack of recognition of any human of value and any human value outside of their own. This would seem to indicate that they consider themselves as coming from nowhere and have not value. ” He who knows not and knows not that he knows not is a fool, Shun Him! ”

    I might also suggest that at the next opportunity – replace them with a human that does possess value and recognizes human values.

  • MaryAnnH July 20, 2010, 4:24 pm

    “Those people who will not be governed by God will be ruled by tyrants.” William Penn

  • JB July 20, 2010, 2:17 am

    Mostly beyond my intellect but: “Indeed the beneficiary of the country’s grateful relief at the prospect his political demise is doubtless intended to be someone like Mitt Romney or Jeb Bush. They offer the same politically stupefying drug as Obama, but reformulated to reduce the chances of reflexive rejection by the not yet fully addicted body politic.”

    Reminding me of news that a Dem strategist is fearful of Jeb Bush as great challenge to Obama. Wishful thinking on his part, or hyper speculation?
    http://news.newsmax.com:80/?ZKCR.xnh1JTlFrIOOaIKDAYK6XyztJRAZ
    I hope not. With Newt pussy-footing around also, its very dissapointing anyway. Mit, Newt, Jeb (3 stooges – R- GOP)

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