Thursday, March 26, 2009


Robert Bestani

The constant refrain from the Democrats these days is that they are fully justified in the massive spending programs they are racking up because the last administration also ran up massive deficits. The fallacy of this argument should be self evident, yet somehow they are not being called on it. Washington has now committed well over $12 TRILLION worth of spending thus far and that figure seems to be climbing daily. For perspective, if one adds up the Louisiana Purchase, all New Deal programs, the Marshall Plan, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the S&L bailout, the Second Iraq War and the space program (adjusted up for inflation) the entire package would only come to $3.9 trillion.

And so the spending spree goes on at an absolutely astonishing rate, making the last Bush Administration almost look like fiscal conservatives in comparison. Whereas Bush racked up new borrowings to the tune of roughly $500 billion a year, the Obama administration is projecting next year’s deficit at roughly $1.85 trillion. Worse yet, these deficits are projected well into the future by a number of independent analysts such as the Congressional Budget Office.

Of course, these massive spending levels are being justified as needed to kick start the economy again. This is, at best, a lame excuse. Economists are evenly divided as to whether such spending will work. Half say yes, half say no. The standard statistical approach suggests that the best way of measuring the impact of such spending is to say that for every dollar spent, fifty cents worth of stimulus will be realized. Considering that we are both borrowing massive amounts of money and printing just as much, this can hardly be said to be a wise move.

Nor is the spending in anyway well thought out. Apart from the massive and unprecedented levels of pork that have been layered in, now in the hundreds of billions of dollars, it is reasonably clear that the proposed new programs will not work as intended. It takes talent to turn-off the full spectrum of commentators, yet this is precisely what the new bank bailout proposal has done. From the Wall Street Journal on the right to Nobel Prize winners in economics Paul Krugman and Paul Stiglitz on the left have all decried the proposal. Even the very liberal New York Times columnist Frank Rich has called this Obama’s “Katrina moment.”

As far as stimulus is concerned, the authoritative Economist magazine has estimated that 77% of the proposed spending will not occur until 2010. By then it will be way too late to have the desired stimulatory impact. No, it is becoming evident that something else is happening. It is very much starting to look like the Obama Administration has learned another bad lesson from the just departed Bush Administration.

It is now clear that the current spending spree is to the economic crisis what the Iraq invasion was to the 9/11 attacks. If the Bush Administration used 9/11 as a pretext to attack Iraq (something the were itching to do) then the Obama Administration is using the crisis to undertake all of the liberal spending programs that the Democratic Party has built up on the shelf for the past eight years. Worse yet, they are engineering a radical shift in the economic affairs in America.

In the confusion they are hoping we will not see what is going on. The big question is, are they right – the American people won’t catch on? Only time will tell. But as the saying goes, “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.”

Bob Bestani is a resident of Newmarket, NH a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University and a candidate for Congress in NH’s 1st Congressional District.

Monday, March 23, 2009



About three – four weeks ago the Manchester Union Leader did an article on the huge influx of gun sales in NH. A couple of weeks ago the Portsmouth Herald did an article similar to the MUL’s, talking about the 87% increase in sales. What neither article was able to do is to adequately explain why.

When Clinton was president people were buying military style weapons and multi-stacked magazines (these are the high capacity magazines that held the bullets). They were not buying them because of fear but for investment purposes. Everyone knew Clinton was going to stop the importation of semi automatic, look alike, military weapons. Some call them assault rifles which is a misnomer. Assault weapons are select fire, you can fire them with one squeeze of the trigger=one bullet fired, or, you can go fully auto and push the selector switch to fully auto=one squeeze of the trigger and you’ll empty the magazine on full auto fire; a terrible waste of ammunition. However, if you bought one of these weapons then in a couple of years you could double your investment if you sold it; it was the same with the magazines. Now, those types of firearms, if you bought them in the Clinton years are worth 300-400% more than what you paid for them; not a bad return.

I have talked to and visited several of the busiest gun stores in southern NH and Maine. Each had the same story to tell, guns are flying off the shelves faster than they can be restocked. Small semi-automatic pistols and snub nose revolvers are going to women. The semi auto multi stacked rifles are going to the men. They are not being bought for investment; they are being bought for protection and out of fear. I’m not quite sure of fear of what. This purchasing trend is without precedent. One gun store on the other side of the state told me they are out of the high capacity fast shooting guns and the backorder could be months to a year. The ammunition for these weapons is also at a premium going up, in some cases, 200-300% or more, if you can even find it.

This is a survivalist mentality for the middle to upper middle class segment of our society. The reason I say this is that these multi stacked rifles are going for $2000 or more, some less depending on what you buy. The average person cannot afford that.

I still don’t have a handle on why this is happening. I have some people tell me it is because of Bam, Bam the president. I can understand that, causing fear with his class warfare socialist mentality and doom and gloom speeches on the evils of business, money and whatever, is unsettling to this country.

After you get all suited up for an urban war, you then have to find someone or a sport’s men’s club to teach you how to shoot, reload and general gun safety. Then you have to find someone to teach you guerilla style fighting tactics. Then you have to find someone to teach you to kill and very few people who have been in the business will do that. All in all people are spending an awful lot of money because Bam, Bam doesn’t know enough to shut up; the only part of the economy that he is stimulating is the guns and ammo part. I, like so many others, want our retirement accounts stimulated not the gun business.

I am a strong supporter of the 2d Amendment and gun owner ship; but panic buying from fear is not a good thing. That becomes a movement and what will trigger (no pun intended) an unfortunate incident or civil issue?

Friday, March 20, 2009


I have never been afraid of dying; but I want to live so much more now that Bam Bam is president. The whole government has turned into a soap opera and I so much want to live long enough to see the last act.

Financially the federal government is in chaos to the extent that our country is in a crisis that has put us in uncharted financial waters. The UN is supposed to be pushing to dump US dollars and use some other currency to fund their new world order programs and schemes. I always supported dumping the UN; but the US haters in and out of country always prevailed.

What is really amazing is the ridiculousness surrounding the democrats tripping over themselves on the AIG bonuses and the federal spending 800 billion package. The way it stands right now Senator Dodd finally, after 3 days of denying, admitted putting the bonus package clause in the legislation at the request of the “administration”. Now all the people who knew about it are attacking the executives that they allowed to have these bonuses. While they are attacking the shady executives congress votes themselves another pay raise. This is right out of the Shakespearian tragedies.

It gets even better when the democrats in Congress admit they did not read the billion dollar spending bill because Congress was not given time to read it. Then they say that they should not be blamed for anything because they did not read it. I am not making this up, it is in the news and based on interviews.

I ran into this under a republican house speaker and republican leadership in Concord. While the legislature was debating HB2, the bill that funds the state budget and is usually full of various mischief (about 6”s thick) was discussed the house was handed the bill to read and given about an hour to do that before we were to vote on it. The rule of thumb with those that have common sense is, if you do not understand a bill; do not vote in favor of it. If a bill is too complicated to understand, do not vote for it.

On that particular day there was a low house attendance. Just on the spur of the moment a number of republicans turned off our station keys (an actual key inserted into our specific seat assignments that shows that we are in attendance) and walked out. Somebody called for a roll call and there were not enough members in the house to have a quorum. The speaker sent the State House Security and the State Police looking for us. It was an adult game of hide and seek, some hid in the men’s room, most went to various bars, had a beer and discussed what to do next. The speaker knowing it wasn’t going to happen gave in and allowed another week to read the bill.

We understood the importance of knowing what you are doing and putting the commitment to our constituents ahead of being controlled by leadership. Evidently our democrats in D.C. haven’t figured out who put them there and their desire to be Pelosi and Reid clones is stronger than their loyalty to you and me; because they have made a hell of mess. I don’t think losing our retirement accounts is the change we expected in the last election

Sunday, March 15, 2009


Are we working so hard to be politically correct that we are overlooking the very foundation of our country and our core beliefs? The political process is staffed with special interest groups, not only for every part of our society; but, for the environment, with a list that would take up all the room on this blog.

Starting back in the 60’s we started seeing the “me” generation; what’s in it for me, if it feels good do it, I have my rights and we have to protect our children from failure because it might hurt their development and self esteem. I’ve heard them all and disagree with most. This attitude of what is good for me and the hell with you was never taught me growing up. I wasn't even taught it in school.

I have heard complaints that there are teachers with an ultra left social philosophy and agenda that is being imparted to our children (their students). Unfortunately we do not have liberal, socialist charter schools in the area so we have to use public schools. Parents who do not believe in this type of programming have to use charter schools, private schools or home schooling. Could this be the reason we have so many students being home schooled or Charter schools being formed? Many parents that I have talked to in the Exeter Area or in Concord expressed these sentiments; they feel that public education is a failure, financially, educationally and morally.

New Hampshire is an interesting state with tolerance for minorities, whether it is racial or gender; but, what many old time residents do not like is activists that always seem to be the wackiest element of any movement.

The socialists are so hell bent on destroying anyone who disagrees with their twisted point of view they always resort to name calling and personal attacks to win the argument usually by spending most of their energy trying to destroy the opposition’s credibility. We have seen this on a national, state and local level and it will get worse before it gets better.

In my younger days I was in the army and had several specialized jobs which were very demanding. After my group had a very nasty encounter with a regiment of NVA (on the Cambodian border) I had a sore fester to about the size of a softball with a crater the size of my little finger nail oozing puss, I was running a fever and not feeling good. I found a black medic Specialist 5th class with glasses so thick I thought he was looking through an aquarium. We went back to where the medical platoon was, now bodies and debris, while the medic got some basic equipment and anti-biotic. While he was working on me he was telling me how he was discharging from the Army because of glaucoma and could not see things unless they were straight in front of him (I never knew what glaucoma was until that day). He took a big syringe, filled it with peroxide, stuck it in the crater and squeezed. Everything bubbled out, puss blood, infected tissue and a sliver of shrapnel. He bandaged me up, gave me some pills and I was good to go. The sliver went between the side panels of my flak jacket.

I didn’t care if he was black, or a democrat (totaly forgot to ask), most of the socialists I ran into that night were still lying in the wire or inside the firebase where they fell; I took him for what he was a gentle person who was helping someone else, race nor politics came into play.

I try to stay away from activists, whether socialists, religious, gay rights or political and hypocritical phonies. Just be a good person and I’ll respect you as that.



Mark Twain was quoted as saying that “No Man’s Life Liberty or Propertyis Safe While the Legislature is in Session.” The House Democrats inConcord seem determined to prove him right.

Having pledged not to raisetaxes they immediately ran up a $500 million deficit. Now with the
severe recession upon us they are determined to make things worse by raising taxes.

In the last session of the House they passed no less than 23 fees and tax increases. Taxes were raised on everything from boat fees (HB205), the establishment of recreational saltwater fishing fees (HB481), attraction signs (HB 671), and a raise in gasoline taxes(HB644) even as Washington is poised to similarly raise gasoline taxes. In this session, they have already passed eight more increases. Of course they could not stop there; having resolved that they would increase the tobacco tax (HB 608), could not help themselves and attached eleven more tax provisions to the core bill.

The list of new tax targets seems endless: taxes on charitable gambling winnings, an increase in room and meals taxes, new fees on health facilities and community living facilities, a fee for review and permit reviews and inspections, motor vehicle inspection and fees, subdivision fees,environmental services and subsurface programs, as well as several other filing fees.Clearly, they have been busy.

But the clock seems to be running too fast for them, so they are now planning other sessions from March 24th through April 9th to consider 300 separate pieces of legislation – many with new spending and tax implications. The good news is that they are planning to take April Fools day off. Still, never let it be said they have not been working hard.

America’s form of government assumes that the citizenry are vigilant when their property and liberty’s are under attack. Let’s hope so! If they are, they will elect true fiscal conservatives who will hold the line against such an onslaught.

Jeb Bradley is currently running forthe open State Senate seat in Senate District 3. Let’s hope he wins! Silence and inaction in the face of this onslaught will surely be seen as consent for more of the same in the future.

Bob Bestni

Friday, March 13, 2009


For people who think I have been too tough on the Democrats by accusing them of ruining New Hampshire, to understand my criticism you don’t need to look any further than the recently proposed HB415 “Bathroom Bill” as well as Governor Lynch’s attempt to raid the Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Associating Plan to understand my criticism. These actions serve as reminders of the radical agenda being pushed by the Democrat Leadership in Concord that threatens to damage New Hampshire’s special quality of life and government structure.

This week a house judiciary subcommittee voted along party lines to advance the Bathroom Bill to the full committee. The legislation, which makes changes to existing laws, grants universal access to public restrooms based on individual’s preferred “gender-related identity, appearance, expression, or behavior of an individual.” This would allow an individual to legally choose if they would like to use a men’s restroom or women’s restroom based purely on their own personal preferred gender - regardless of their actual biological gender.

The Democrat’s Bathroom Bill is a radical assault on personal privacy that poses, at the least, an undue level of discomfort on users of public facilities and at the worst a mischief risk for families who utilize public restrooms facilities across New Hampshire. It’s about time that Governor Lynch shows some backbone and stands up to the extreme liberals that dominate the Democrat leadership in the New Hampshire House and Senate. He should publicly denounce and commit to veto egregious pieces of legislation like the Bathroom Bill before they reach his desk

A second example of the Democrats disastrous agenda is Governor Lynch’s attempt to take money from the New Hampshire Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Association Plan and use it to balance the budget. The fund consists of premiums and payments from doctors that were intended to provide stability to the medical malpractice insurance market. In the event that the plan was to have a surplus, New Hampshire regulations clearly states that it shall “repay members for assessments previously levied.”

Legal opinions can’t make this kind of expropriation justifiable. This is private money, not state revenue, and any attempt by the Governor to use it to fund the operations of state government amounts to nothing more than the theft of private property. If they are to succeed in these efforts to pocket this money from New Hampshire’s doctors what is to stop them from taking money from other groups to balance future budgets?

John H. Sununu

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Saul Alinsky and DNC Corruption
Diane AldenJan. 7, 2003

Saul Alinsky died in 1972. He was a Marxist grassroots organizer who spent much of his life organizing rent strikes and protesting conditions of the poor in Chicago in the 1930s. However, unlike Christian socialist and activist for the poor Dorothy Day, Alinsky's real claim to fame was as strategist for anti-establishment '60s radicals and revolutionaries.

Indeed, Alinsky wrote the rule book for '60s radicals like Bill and Hillary Clinton, George Miller and Nancy Pelosi. He considered Hillary Rodham to be one of his better students and asked her to join him in his efforts as an organizer of radical leftist causes. But Hillary had other fish to fry on her climb to national prominence.

Alinsky had a true genius for formulating tactical battle plans for the radical left. He wrote two books outlining his organizational principles and strategies: "Reveille for Radicals" (1946) and "Rules for Radicals" (1971).
"Rules for Radicals" begins with an unusual tribute: "From all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins – or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom – Lucifer."

The devil challenged authority and got his own kingdom, and that goes to the heart of what left is really about. That of course is to get power any way you can, including lying, cheating and stealing. The ultimate rule is that the ends justify the means.

Alinsky asserted that he was more concerned with the acquisition of power than anything else: "My aim here is to suggest how to organize for power: how to get it and how to use it." This is not to be done with assistance to the poor, nor even by organizing the poor to demand assistance: "[E]ven if all the low-income parts of our population were organized ... it would not be powerful enough to get significant, basic, needed changes."

Alinsky advises his followers that the poor have no power and that the real target is the middle class: "Organization for action will now and in the decade ahead center upon America's white middle class. That is where the power is. ... Our rebels have contemptuously rejected the values and the way of life of the middle class. They have stigmatized it as materialistic, decadent, bourgeois, degenerate, imperialistic, war-mongering, brutalized and corrupt. They are right; but we must begin from where we are if we are to build power for change, and the power and the people are in the middle class majority."

But that didn't stop Alinsky and his followers from using the middle class for their own purposes. They counted on the guilt and shame of the white middle class to get what they wanted. In order to take over institutions and get power, the middle class had to be convinced that they were somehow lucky winners in "life's lottery."

Alinsky's radicals found a perfect vehicle for their destruction of the American system and more particularly for taking and maintaining power. That instrument was the Democratic Party.

Transition and Transaction

The transition of the old Democratic Party to what exists today should not surprise or confound conservatives. Nor should Alinsky's tactics seem foreign. After all, for nearly 40 years, Republicans and the conservative agenda have been getting hammered by the left through the successful use of Alinsky tactics.

In that cause, radicals and the liberal-left gravitated toward the print and electronic media, toward the university professorate and the law. The left, consciously or unconsciously, adopted Alinsky's rules. The impact changed the nature of the Democratic Party and the direction of the United States. Increasingly, the left is succeeding in changing the nature of the Republican Party as well.

Suffice to say the greatest change has taken place in the relationship between the state and the individual. America is rapidly descending from a representative Constitutional Republic to a collectivist empire controlled by elites of one sort or another.

Alinsky's influence on the modern Democratic Party indicates that the ends do indeed justify the means. As Alinsky states in "Rules for Radicals" it was foolish to believe that means are just as important as the ends. He states that "to believe in the immaculate conception of ends and principles ... the practical revolutionary will understand ... [that] in action, one does not always enjoy the luxury of a decision that is consistent both with one's individual conscience and the good of mankind."

Sadly, not enough Republicans and conservatives learned Alinsky's rules until late in the game. A sign of hope is the fact that the new media, including talk radio and the Internet, are changing all that. One can hope it is not too late.

In any event, Alinsky's rules include:

"Wherever possible go outside the experience of the enemy. Here you want to cause confusion, fear and retreat."

"Make the enemy live up to his/her own book of rules. You can kill them with this. They can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity."

"Ridicule is man's most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counterattack ridicule. Also, it infuriates the opposition, who then react to your advantage."

"The threat is generally more terrifying than the thing itself."

"In a fight almost anything goes. It almost reaches the point where you stop to apologize if a chance blow lands above the belt."

"Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it and polarize it." (Think Gingrich, Lott and the success of name-calling used by the likes of Bill Clinton, Paul Begala, James Carville, Maxine Waters and others against conservatives and Republicans. Think of how Clinton "enemies" like Paula Jones or Linda Tripp were treated.)

"One of the criteria for picking the target is the target's vulnerability ... the other important point in the choosing of a target is that it must be a personification, not something general and abstract." (Trent Lott comes to mind. Meanwhile, a former Klansman by the name of Sen. Robert Byrd got away with saying "nigger" on Fox News at least three times, and he still maintains his Senate seat and power.)

"The enemy properly goaded and guided in his reaction will be your major strength." For instance, Democrats imply conservatives are racists or that Republicans want to kill senior citizens by limiting the growth of the Medicare system, they imply Republicans want to deny kids lunch money without offering real proof. These red-herring tactics work. Of course, Republicans reaction to all this is to immediately go on the defensive. Seldom do they unleash their pit bull orators or strategists. Rather than use the immense amount of data available to prove the conservative case, Republicans tug their forelocks, say "yes sir," and hope the accusations and name calling will go away.

Why is it that Republicans consistently fail to point out the monumental failures of the new Democrats? Failures such as the massive disaster that is the "war on poverty." On that topic alone Republicans should be drilling the public in every media venue and at every opportunity. Then and only then should Republicans offer alternatives to the failed policies of the Democratic left.

Republicans should pound relentlessly on the fact that the Democratic Party was hijacked by leftist reactionaries way back in the early '70s. The reactionary left is the obstructionist left. They do nothing but defend and cling to the failures of the past. That fact makes them reactionaries rather than radicals or progressives.

Unfortunately, Republicans still pretend that nothing has changed regarding the basic philosophy of the political parties. They refuse to understand the horrendous notion that Democrats tell us the U.S. Constitution is flexible. That means the rule of law is flexible. If that is the case the law and the Constitution mean nothing. It means that the law and Constitution are twisted by the whims and fancies of the moment.

In fact, in the 2000 election Al Gore maintained the Constitution could and should be manipulated because it was "flexible." Whatever happened to the amendment process?

Bill Clinton used executive orders to circumvent Congress and the Constitution. He used the agencies of the federal government against his enemies. Clinton set an extremely dangerous precedent. Alinsky would have loved it. It is a perfect example of the use of the Rules for Radicals – ends justify the means.

Hillary and Bill Clinton and other powerful former '60s radicals learned from Saul Alinsky. It is about time that a few more Republicans and/or conservatives did as well.

Alinsky in South Dakota

Remember that Alinsky's advice was that the ends justify the means. Think of Florida in 2000 and the manipulation of military ballots. Think of Milwaukee and unattended polling places, which allowed leftist college students to take handfuls of ballots to check off. Think of a million immigrants in the 1996 election granted instant voting rights by the Clinton administration.
More importantly, think of South Dakota in November of 2002, or Nevada in 1998 or 2002.

In a brilliant bit of investigative reporting, National Review's Byron York gave us a grand overview of the corrupt and unpleasant outline of how Alinsky's rules work during election season. Republicans, once again asleep at the switch, live in the land of euphoria. They still believe that their Democratic counterparts are among the angels on God's right.

Considering that Alinsky expresses admiration for Lucifer, they are looking in the wrong place to find many modern Democrats. Republicans still assume that the modern Democratic Party, its media sycophants, its operatives during national or state elections, will play fair. It is hard to say which is worse, Republican naïveté' or Democratic cheating and law breaking.

When Democrats cheat, especially under Bill Clinton's and Terry McAuliffe's watch, they whine when they discover they didn't cheat enough to win. When they are caught in the big lies, they expect Republicans to ignore it and give them a pass. The last election in South Dakota is a case in point.

In the primaries and election of 2002, lawyers from Washington started showing up at polling places in the hinterlands of South Dakota. The Republican leadership and the establishment should have seen it coming but they didn't.

As Byron York relates in "Badlands, Bad Votes": "On Election Day, Noma Sazama knew something unusual was going on the moment she arrived at her polling place, the St. Thomas Parish Hall in Mission, South Dakota. Sazama, a member of the local election board, noticed several strangers in the room – an unusual sight in Mission, population 904, where most people know one another. It turned out the strangers were all lawyers, Democrats who had come to town to serve as poll watchers for the race between incumbent Democratic senator Tim Johnson and Republican John Thune. One was from Washington, D.C., another was from New York City, and a third was from California. 'There were no locals, and I've never seen that happen before,' says Sazama, who has lived in the area for 73 years."

Furthermore, York maintains, "The Democratic team of lawyers confiscated the Parish Hall kitchen only a few feet from the balloting tables."

Witnesses swore in affidavits that party hacks had rented dozens of vans and hired drivers to bring voters to the polls. Lawyers from elsewhere made the Parish Hall their headquarters. Seventy-three-year-old Ms. Sazama stated, "They had the names and time-of-pickup and whether someone voted on them, and from those he would contact the drivers."
Finally she understood that the influx of outside Democrats were going to use the polling place as their headquarters, an action which is against the laws of South Dakota.

The lawyers tied up the phones, which meant that the poll watchers and election officials could not make needed phone calls. York quotes the election supervisor: "They were on the phone using it to call I don't know where, and I needed to call because we had some new districting. They were always talking on it."

When Wanless, the election supervisor, protested, she got a chilly reaction from the out-of-towners. "I felt like they were trying to intimidate me," she recalls.
In fact, all this is against South Dakota law, which states: "No person may, in any polling place or within or on any building in which a polling place is located or within one hundred feet from any entrance leading into a polling place, maintain an office or communications center. ..."

There were no Republican lawyers or authorities around to inform election officials that it was against the law for the Democrats to be running their campaign from a polling place. That was bad enough, but ever since November Republicans have failed dismally to make it a BIG national issue.

There was also complete failure to understand Alinsky's second basic rule: "Wherever possible go outside the experience of the enemy. Here you want to cause confusion, fear and retreat."

The DNC counted on the locals being intimidated by a gang of high-priced lawyers – and of course they were.

Another Alinsky rule used in the November elections in South Dakota: "In a fight almost anything goes. It almost reaches the point where you stop to apologize if a chance blow lands above the belt." In other words, what you do is count on the failure of will by your opponent to call a foul. The opponent usually believes it is easier to do nothing, it is always easier to do nothing, and so Republicans "move on."

That is the kind of apathy Hitler's forces counted on in the Weimar Republic. The end-justifies-the-means cabal figures that even good people find it easier to do nothing.

In South Dakota, lawyers from diverse places were part of a brigade that the DNC uses to "ensure voters' rights are protected." But as York relates, "According to the testimony of dozens of South Dakotans who worked at the polls, the out-of-state attorneys engaged in illegal electioneering, pressured poll workers to accept questionable ballots, and forced polling places in a heavily Democratic area to stay open for an hour past their previously-announced closing time.

In addition, the testimony contains evidence of people being allowed to vote with little or no identification, of incorrectly marked ballots being counted as Democratic votes, of absentee ballots being counted without proper signatures, and, most serious of all, of voters who were paid to cast their ballots for Sen. Johnson."

According to some witnesses, Democrats were also running car pools out of polling places on the Indian reservations, where investigators are discovering that the dead Indian vote had a major impact on the slim, last- minute, 524-vote Tim Johnson victory over John Thune.

Affidavits from South Dakotans also indicate that money probably changed hands in crucial areas in the boonies. It was not gas money for van drivers either, but paying per head per vote – shades of Tammany Hall and the elections in Boston wards. Nonetheless, Republicans have decided to "move on."

To get the entire story, including affidavits sworn to by South Dakota residents, read York's November article in National Review Online.

Alinsky Does Nevada

When I worked at Nevada Policy Institute in Nevada several years ago, the Post-election analysis of the 1998 election uncovered the fact that family pets received absentee ballots in crucial districts. Dead people were counted as well.

Democratic Senator Harry Reid's slim, 428-vote win against Republican John Ensign raised eyebrows and the juices of some who understand how the modern DNC and its phalanx of wheelers and dealers, lawyers and opportunists really work.

A part of the tactic includes breaking the law when you can and where you can get away with it. Remember, in the minds of the hijacked Democratic Party the ends do indeed justify the Luciferian means.

In Nevada on Dec. 24, 2002, the FBI seized ballots cast in primary and general elections. Said Daron Borst, FBI special agent in Las Vegas, "There is an ongoing investigation into election fraud, but I can't go into any details due to the nature of the investigation."

Ballots were taken after a complaint was lodged that 85 voters in tiny Eureka county did not live in that county or were long dead. The Eureka County probe marked the second time this year the FBI has become involved in a county election in Nevada.

As in South Dakota, it is much easier to get away with election fraud where people don't know the law or will not enforce the law or they are intimidated by the chutzpah and law breaking of crooks in Armani suits holding credentials from the Democratic National Committee.

Unfortunately, when Republicans don't pay attention to the corruption and allow themselves to get screwed time and again, they are also in league with the devil. By this failure of will, the sins of omission are as evil as sins of commission.

Voting fraud was rampant in 2000 and again in 2002 and it will be more so in 2004. Why aren't Republican lawmakers and the RNC making sure this does not happen again? In 2002, Terry McAuliffe told the world that Democratic lawyers would be out in the states keeping an eye on things. They did more than that and it was against the law.

The failure of Republicans to impose the rule of law on the cheaters, liars and manipulators allows those who use Alinsky's corrupt system to win. That fact tells us that the voting process means as little to our elites as does the Constitution.
Because of that fact, Republicans will lose future elections. More importantly, the people of the United States will lose.

The RNC and the GOP leadership just don't get it. Otherwise they would care enough to do something about it.

Diane Alden is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with degrees in political science, economics and history. Dubbed the "prairie pontificator," she also has grad work in international economics and international political movements, plus extensive work in the psychology of behavior in disordered children, women's issues in Third World countries, creative writing, and marketing. With a sideline in American Indian studies and independence and secession movements worldwide, she is also working on upcoming changes in Canadian politics and the flux in the political landscape of North America.