the progressive movement began systematically,
incrementally, and purposely disassembling our great
American republic. Through excessive, endless,
unrelenting and suffocating regulation they are
destroying American ingenuity and self-reliance and
conditioning the populace to accept dependency.
(“Regulation is the key to stabilization” is how
certain progressive utopian authors have phrased
it.) To be enslaved, you must first be broken and
progressives masterfully use a two step process. Let
me explain the steps.
#1 The Prep: Absolutely nothing appears in the
mainstream media by sheer chance; everything is
printed or broadcast with a specific purpose.
Prepping the populace can take months or years
depending on the complexity of the desired results.
It took 16 years to condition the American public to
accept universal health care as a birth right.
#2 The Sting: Once adequately prepped so the masses
are demanding regulation, the sting is often the
easiest step in the transformation to Marxism.
Sometimes the sting is so subtle the commoner class
doesn’t even recognize it has occurred. Other times,
it is a bold smack between the eyes as if you were
clubbed with a two by four. Just such a whack
occurred at a press conference in Helena on
Christmas Eve. Here is the story.
Montana’s Law and Justice Interim Committee has been
studying the DUI problem and is preparing nearly 15
different legislative solutions. Coincidently (I am
sure it is just a coincidence), for two months, news
stories of DUI offenders with multiple convictions
have blanketed Montana’s mainstream media suggesting
a horrendous epidemic has swept our Treasure State.
We’ve been prepped to accept these 15 new interim
committee regulations so we can be safe. Then on
December 24th, Governor Schweitzer held an amazing
press conference. Why would the governor call the
media ten days before the most contentious session
of his tenure and provocatively dismiss all
legislators as a “bunch of boozers”? Was it the
lunatic ravings of an unhinged mind finally snapping
under the reality he is facing an unbalanced state
budget? Nope. He knew exactly what he was doing and
it is one of the most brilliant political moves I
have ever seen; the perfect sting. Here is why.
Without reading them in depth, I will make the
blanket statement most all the 15 DUI bills will be
ineffective. They are merely more of the same and if
you always do what you always did, you’ll always get
what you always got. However, one of the bills
significantly empowers the police state by demanding
citizens charged with an offense to surrender
constitutional rights without due process of law; it
is the perfect storm for progressive regulation and
if Americans accept this, they will tolerate
If we can’t kill these bills in committee, when they
hit the House floor, all 32 constitutional
conservatives will hold firm to their oath of office
to support the constitution and vote “no.” All other
legislators, fearful because the governor previously
labeled them a “boozer”, will fall all over
themselves clamoring to vote “yes”. Progressives
will score two solid victories because not only does
regulation grow, conservatives can then be labeled
as pro drunk driving in the 2012 election. I can
imagine the campaign photos now of a mangled car
complete with a sheet covered loved-one and the
caption “Kerns loves drunk drivers!”
Politics is such a noble profession—and this is
exactly how progressives have used every crisis,
both real and imagined, to force politicians to
slowly separate America from her Constitution.