An American declarationist
By Michael Moriarty
The history of American politics, in fact the politics of American history, can be divided between two categories, Federalist and Republican. Federalists are, of course, always big fans of a totalitarian Supreme Court, such as the one that legalized slavery in the 19th century, approved of sterilization for the so-called "unfit" at the beginning of the 20th century and, finally, in 1973, legalized abortion.
The other half of American politics, the Republicans, put greater faith in a local authority that was obviously in closer touch with the people of its districts.
The greatest irony literally exploded before our eyes in the Civil War. In essence, the Confederate South, when they declared war on the North, literally proclaimed a Southern Federation where slavery was the law. To deepen the irony a Republican, Abraham Lincoln, acting on behalf of the Union, responded with Federalist measures and ended up saying that no state in the Union can legalize slavery.
This sometimes very violent pas de deux between Federalists and Republicans has never stopped throughout the entire history of our nation. With, however, the legalization of abortion and its acceptance by the Federalists of the Democratic Party and the increasing acceptance by leadership in the Republican Party, such as this year's Presidential candidate Rudolph Giuliani, I have had to come up with a third alternative.
I am an American Declarationist.
Contained in the human rights paragraph of the Declaration of Independence, the one beginning "We hold these truths to be self-evident," are the very essential ingredients to the meaning of America. Anything that veers or attempts to deny the self-evident truths contained therein is to my mind un-American. Therefore the Clinton Democrats, better known as Progressives, and the Giuliani Republicans, Progressives incognito, both have, to my mind, become profoundly disloyal to the meaning of their own birthplace.
As a Declarationist, I declare unequivocally that all men are created equal. They are not gestated as possible candidates for abortion. They are no more eligible for abortion than African Americans are automatically eligible for slavery. The fundamental rights contained in that human rights paragraph are "inalienable." Nothing a Progressive Clintonite can say or do will ever re-write the human rights paragraph of the Declaration of Independence. No dance that Rudolph Giuliani may want to perform around his "strict constructionist" alibi for not really being pro-abortion, none of his high stepping can re-write his proven record as a pro-abortionist.
I hardly expect my Declarationist's Party to take hold of the American mind within the coming months of the new Federal election year. However, whoever does occupy the White House will not overturn Roe v. Wade, nor will he or she put the dictatorial Supreme Court in its place.
I will personally vote for Mr. Fred Thompson and help his campaign as best I can, but I don't believe his entrance into this campaign ever carried enough pro-life commitment to do the job that has to be done. In addition, since the Republican Party has been so corrupted by the Nixon/Kissinger years, such corruption is too profound for one Republican as President to overcome.
God willing, my Declarationist's Party will be seen as the only alternative for America, caught, yea, trapped as she is in the profoundly Progressive jaws of the Third Millennium's New World Order.
Michael Moriarty is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor who starred in the landmark television series Law and Order from 1990 to 1994. His recent film and TV credits include The Yellow Wallpaper, 12 Hours to Live, Santa Baby and Deadly Skies. Moriarty is also running for President of the United States in 2008 as a candidate for the Realists Party. To find out more about Moriarty's presidential campaign, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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