Mr. Lutz is the editor, publisher and chief writer of The Tocquevillian magazine. He also writes and maintains a fitness website, and has been widely published in print media and on the web, mostly on health and fitness topics and on men's issues.
He is a member of the NRA, the Home School Legal Defense Association, the Heritage Foundation, and Judicial Watch. In his spare time he helps old ladies cross the street and is kind to children and puppies - habits which, admittedly, belie his unusual appearance.
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Time! Watch Them Wiley Democwats!
by Wayne Lutz
October 30th, 2002
In 1965, William F. Buckley ran as the Conservative candidate
for Mayor of New York City. The likelihood of a victory for
Buckley in that race was nearly nonexistent and accordingly
the campaign wasn't taken very seriously, not even by Buckley
A reporter asked him what his first action would be if he were
"I'd demand a recount," came the reply.
With the mid-term elections only days away, you can bet that
there's gonna be a whole lotta recountin' goin' on real soon,
but it ain't gonna be perplexed Republican candidates dogging
those loose chads.
The Democrats are in a virtual tizzy this time around, don't
you know. Just as Buckley was sure that a victory would mean
that someone goofed, the Democrats are sure that any Republican
victory anywhere must, almost by definition, mean that someone
goofed, and they'll be out in force to ensure that that doesn't
happen. Democrats just don't lose, you see, and if they do,
there must be some shenanigans goin' on. I think it's a law.
Accordingly, Democratic operatives are planning to man the polling
places with thousands of... lawyers. That's right. Lawyers.
I'm not making this up. The theory is, apparently, that anyone
who votes Republican must have been tricked, paid, or bullied
into it, and the lawyers will be on-hand to take any potential
Republican victory immediately to court.
The Democratic Party is the Party of the People, after all.
And if the People are too stupid to vote as they should, why,
the Party will be right there to fix any unfortunate mistakes
through activist courts. We have seen repeatedly - Florida,
New Jersey - that the Democrats won't let a little thing like
the law get in the way of victory. What is a silly thing like
an election law, after all, when the Greater Good is at stake?
If the Democrats are to hold on to their ability to subvert,
ignore, and generally "dis" the law, then they must
maintain control of the Senate. Nothing less than their ability
to obstruct and deny a Republican President and his judicial
nominations is at stake, so the stops are coming out, and it's
going to get ugly.
The ideal situation, of course, would be not to allow a Republican
victory to begin with, thereby lightening the case load on all
those crooked lawyers and radical judicial activists (judges).
To that end, the Democrats are already on the move. They seek
to deny and challenge early voting in Republican districts (early
voting is only for officially designated oppressed groups: Read,
the government-dependent Democratic base). They are registering
dead people on Indian reservations. They are whipping out (surprise!)
that old standby, the race
card, telling black voters in advance that they are
being "disenfranchised." They are firing up and paying
off the union thugs, performing end-runs around their own Campaign
Censorship Laws, push-polling the elderly, and spreading lies,
distortions and fear among the ill-informed.
Thuggery and physical intimidation are personal favorites of
mine as Democratic campaign tools go. Being a Philadelphian,
I've witnessed this handy tactic firsthand on numerous occasions.
(Philadelphia produced the current Democratic Pennsylvania (and
probable winner) gubernatorial candidate, former mayor Ed Rendell,
a union thugs's thug himself, and master of the art of physical
intimidation and educational beatings. (See the Deposition
of Ed Rendell by Judicial Watch in connection with the beating
of Clinton Protester Don Adams, and the Judicial Watch lawsuit
against Ed Rendell on his behalf.) ) Those big, dependent "blue"
counties in Pennsylvania, aided by the Senior (give me my drugs!)
Citizens will elect ol' Eddie handily. Why, in Philadelphia,
the 2000 presidential elections saw a 100 percent turnout
of registered voters, with 95 percent of those votes going
for Al Gore! I don't know what's funnier, the massive vote fraud
itself, or the deafening lack of public outrage at the news.
What isn't so funny is the truth in all of this, and that isn't
the half of it. The homeless vote Democratic in exchange for
cigarettes, the dependent classes vote Democratic in exchange
for promises of government largess, the uninformed vote Democratic
out of ignorance and the weak vote Democratic out of fear. Felons
vote. Dead people vote. Illegal immigrants vote. In Florida,
Haitians are beaten into voting "right," Cuban Americans,
in unabashed expressions of racism, are demonized as "worthless
drunks" for their voting transgressions, and in New York
ethnic blocks are paid off with official favors. In Democrat
America, everyone, living or dead, votes, whether they mean
to or not. And if they don't, or if they vote "wrong,"
there are always the courts to make it "right."
This is what the once noble Democratic Party has been reduced
to - this is what they stand for. The Democrats, co-opted by
the radical left, have defined themselves as thieves, thugs,
and liars. Thieves, thugs and liars can only maintain power
by ignoring the law, intimidating the weak and deceiving the
ignorant, of course, and that is what these mid-term elections
are all about.
I am tempted to close with an admonishment to be vigilant, to
keep a watchful eye this November 5 at your own polling place
for illegal and unethical practices. But having behind me the
experience of sitting by and watching as arrogant and elitist
liberal courts overturn the will of the people as they arbitrarily
rewrite the law of the land, as they subvert the role of the
legislature and, in so doing, upset the balance of powers, I
realize that it will take more than that.
It will take your vote. That solution is to get out and
vote - and to vote in vast numbers - for decency, honor,
integrity, character, and the rule of law. When the subversion
of the processes of our Republic becomes as far-reaching and
ingrained as it has, the only means of correction at our disposal
is to overwhelm that subversion with the true voice of the American
Not to condescend, but I truly believe that sometimes we need
reminding that numbers, vast or small, can only start with the
number one, and build from there, each time adding another
Go thee forth on November 5, add your one to mine, and
no amount of recountin' will deny your will. Then, when the
polls are closed (late though that may be in some districts
- the law be damned), I'll meet you on the other side of a renewed
Republic - safe for another two years.
Buckley would be proud.
2002 Tocqevillian Magazine