By Hilmar von Campe
George W. Bush, President of the
United States, accepting the Republican nomination in New York
for a second term on September 2 of this year, stated that the
American nation has "a calling from beyond the stars to stand for
freedom... I believe that America
is called to lead the cause of freedom in a new century."
Bush has always made it clear that he needs no approval or permission
from any international institution or foreign nation to defend America. A majority of Americans understands this position and support it.
"Bush was endorsed in a key note address of the convention by the
US Senator from Georgia, Zell Miller - a Democrat - who called
John Kerry unfit to be President. Senator Miller had already stated
that the radical left had taken over his party, and that he had not
abandoned the Democratic Party, but that the party had abandoned
Alan Keyes, Republican candidate in
for the Senate of the United States, explained to his friends the stakes in this election in the
”I know you share my
conviction of many years that
is in the midst of a moral crisis. But the fact is we are at a
climatic moment of that crisis.
We are confronting attacks upon the moral foundations of our nation
now that will determine the life or death of our country, our freedom,
and our whole way of life.
Judicial and legislative decisions as to whether we can publicly
invoke the name and authority of God will either uphold or destroy the
doctrine on which we base all our rights, as individuals and as a
When the smoke clears in Congress and the courts, their actions
defining -or redefining - marriage will either uphold or destroy the
family, which is the preeminent and God-ordained institution of
My friend, this is not just rhetoric. I am kept awake at night with a
vision of our people in conflict, our cities in flames, and our
economy in ruins. You think it can't happen here, but we have already
been given days of warning that it can and will - and if we fail in
what is required of us,
will be lost.
The hour is come when we must again strive to be a people worthy of
God's protection. A shadow is upon us and you and every person of
moral conviction must decide.
Where is your heart? Where is your voice? Where is your conscience? If
you believe, as our founders did, in God's providential purposes for
needs you now!
You see, I believe yours is a heart and a voice that - when combined
with many others - by its faith and conviction can ignite the fires of
truth needed to light this country away from an abyss of destruction
toward that path that God still yearns for us…a path that offers
hope to all humanity, that we can still live as He would have us to
live in the light of His love, in the dignity of that freedom that He,
Himself , marked out for us as the fruit of His creation of our
Unless you raise your voice now, the destruction of our Republic will
all too soon be completed by the abuses of the courts, in their
wholesale assault on God s the foundation of liberty, and by our
failure to defend Him.
You must demand that our legislators take action now against rogue
judges destroying the very ground of our claim of the people to equal
rights and to participation in their own political affairs.
You must raise your voice by demanding that our free exercise of faith
be unimpeded, and that marriage between one man and one woman - the
building block of our society, its liberty, dignity, and morality -
not be destroyed.
Our legislators are not hearing from enough good people. Although the
erosion of the moral foundations of our freedom upsets many Americans,
too few realize that the very survival of our nation hangs in the
John Kerry, the presidential candidate of the Democratic Party, is
embroiled in controversies regarding his military record in the
Vietnam War. Doubts about
the legitimacy of his decorations are clouding his campaign. The
'Swift Boat Veterans for Truth', a group of 254 veterans, calls him a
liar and accuse him of falsification of records. The group includes
every officer who served in the chain of command over him and members
of his own crew.
Kerry brought the national discussion about his performance on himself
by making his military service the central platform of his election
campaign during the Convention of the Democratic Party by trying to
prove that he has what it takes to be Commander-in-Chief of the armed
forces. The spokesman of the veterans, John O'Neill, who followed in
the command of Kerry's boat after he had left
, published a book "Unfit to Command", which immediately hit
the bestseller lists of Amazon.com and The New York Times.
What especially infuriated the veterans were Kerry's anti-war
activities including his testimony before the US Senate after he had
, in which he accused his fellow soldiers of ugly war crimes of all
sorts. He said at that time that he also had committed crimes. Typical
of the many reports, affidavits and interviews, I went through the
report of veteran Don Bendell given in a newspaper interview:
"I was a green-beret officer who volunteered for duty in
and fought 1968/69 in a Special Forces A-team on the Ho Chi Minh
Trail. We were the elite. We saw the most action. Everybody knows
that. But we did not just kill. We built a church, a school, treated
illness, passed soap, food and clothing, and had fun and loving
interaction with the indigenous of Vietnam, just as our boys did in
Normandy, Baghdad, Saigon and everywhere American soldiers ever
Addressing John Kelly he stated "My children and grandchildren
could read your words and think those horrendous things about me, Mr.
Kerry. You are a bald-faced, unprincipled liar and a disgrace and you
dishonored me and all my fellow Vietnam veterans…Why is there not a
single record anywhere of you ever reporting any incidents like this
or having the perpetrators arrested? The answer is simple: you are a
Another of the many testimonies is that of Forerunner Steve Gardner,
who served on Kerry's PCF (Patrol Craft Fast). He quoted what Kerry
had said for 35 years including on the Senate floor in
: "I remember Christmas of 1968 sitting in a gunboat in
. I remember what it was like to be shot at by Vietnamese and Khmer
Rouge and Cambodians, and have the president of the
tell the American people I was not there; the troops were not in
. I have the memory which is seared - seared - in me."
Gardener stated, "I spent more time on John Kerry's boat than any
other crew member, John Kerry has not been honest. He has been
deceitful. John Kerry claims he spent Christmas in
in 1968, and that is categorically a lie. Not in December, not in
January, we were never in
on a secret mission, ever."
Former Navy Secretary John Leman said on August 27 of this year the
following: "I have no idea where the Silver Star citation
displayed on Kerry's campaign web site came from." The citation
appears over Lehman's signature. "It is a total mystery to me. I
never saw it. I never signed it. I never approved it. And the
additional language it contains was not written by me." The
original citation was changed twice, a highly unusual procedure, which
invites speculation about possible improper manipulation.
Retired Rear Admiral William L. Sachs Jr. stated to columnist Rober
Novak that Kerry's first Purple Heart did not result from enemy fire,
as he claims, but was instead self-inflicted. He commanded another
boat in the area at that time.
Instead of answering the individual charges made by a myriad of
veterans, Kerry Launched a wholesale accusation against the president
of having engineered a smear campaign against him. It is a pure
speculation for public consumption but promoted with boiling hatred. I
consider the constantly repeated demand Bush should publicly condemn
the "smear campaign", for which he should take
responsibility and apologize for, outrageous. It reminds me of the
Nazis who hated anybody who had a different opinion and were in their
way. They first told a lie. Then the lie became a fact, which could
not be discussed anymore. And then they tried to impose their lie on
to the entire nation. The comparison is not so far-fetched. When you
realize that "Liberal" disguises the fact that they are
socialists, then it becomes clear that they are American Socialists.
That means for an American that the Democratic Party is a national
Two things are remarkable about bringing the past back to life. The
issue is not dirt being thrown at a person about matters too long ago
to be important. "Lets get on with the issues people are
concerned with!" The issue is the character of those who want to
lead. And if you don't have character and are a liar, perjurer,
womanizer like Mr. Clinton, then it is more convenient to talk about
issues. You can fool people especially if you have nothing to show
with good sounding words and promises, like John Kelly does. I agree
therefore with the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth and think that he is
unfit to command.
Looking at the events, the other thing that strikes me then and today
is the impression that others were grooming Kerry for the task he now
is fighting for, people who had the means to change official records.
That would give substance to his boasting to his crew that one day he
would be President of the
. It looks as whether he tried to create a later platform for himself
with facts and reports he manipulated and invented. His decorations on
the one side and his anti-war stance on the other side would make him
acceptable to about everybody - and he is known to be an expert in how
to be on both sides of an issue. It seems that he now sticks to the
original handbook given to him by others. But everybody involved
underestimated the backlash from the veterans he stabbed in the back.
They got entangled in their web of lies.
The German philosopher Karl Jaspers wrote in his analysis of lies,
"…by lying the lie may reach a stage in which a person finally
believes his own lies so that the distinction between truth and
falsehood is lost… the individual is then trapped in his own world
of lies…" (Entire quotation p. 16 of my book 'Moral Meltdown').
Finally, Kerry is a member of the small student elitist secret society
, the Scull and Bones Society. This society, which rarely receives
publicity and doesn't seek it, is said to be at the heart of the
Council on Foreign Relations' steering
into a global socialist society run by the United Nations or by those
who pull the strings at that superfluous organization. There is
another presidential candidate who is member of the same secret
society: The president of the
, George W. Bush. Once being asked by a journalist about the Scull and
Bones Society he answered: "It is so secret that you can't talk
MICHAEL A. PEROUTKA, the presidential candidate of the
Constitutional Party, summarized his program in the following Way:
Abolish the Federal Income Tax
Get the U.S. Out of the U.N.
And the U.N. out of the
Withdraw from NAFTA, GATT, WTO, IMF, and the World Bank
recognize Sodomy-Based "Marriage"
Begin the Process of Deporting Current Illegal Aliens and Protecting
Restore the Second Amendment
Refuse to Enforce Federal Gun Control Laws That Infringe on the Right
to Keep and Bear Arms
Restore the Ten Commandments in the Courts
Abolish the Department of Education and End All Federal Funding of
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