America First is Populism in Action

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Most people associate the term America First with foreign policy. While the implication speaks loudly for a pro national stand, most ignore the tradition that Populism is at the core of the movement. In order to understand the heritage, one should examine the most overt aspects of this tradition. Professor Ralph Raico, states  the case for an American First foreign policy in his book –
The Failure of America’s Foreign Wars. He refers to the following motto used by Richard Cobden, the libertarian theorist of international relations:

“The great rule of conduct for us in regard to foreign nations is — in extending our commercial relations — to have with them as little political connection as possible.”

While the sordid history of mindless interventionism is widely available, most detractors want to rely upon the canard that isolationism from world affairs is the goal for advocates of the America First philosophy. How insincere, such a reproach is and disingenuous are these critics. Clearly those who accept the wisdom of Washington and Adams, understand that it applies today and has the same validity as when the nation embarked on its unique journey in self governance.

So what is the nature of the fear within the internationalist camp, that requires them to deny our own history, distort the facts and often falsify the significance about our heritage? Their dread stems from an aversion toward liberty, especially when it is practiced by individuals of integrity. The populist movement of the late nineteenth century had a strong alignment with rural interests. If Thomas Jefferson championed the populace, William Jennings Bryan spoke for the populist. When Alexander Hamilton advanced the elites, Woodrow Wilson served the masters of internationalism. This conflict in mindset and orientation is at the core of the uninterrupted political struggle.

The domestic character in the America First movement, is largely unsung because the shapers of the political culture have gone to great lengths to dispel the meaning of individual sovereignty. Populism is the embodiment of rightful authority. Legitimacy of political institutions rests in the consent of citizens, and has as its only purpose, the benefit and advancement of their interests. Elites and their minions need not apply for positions of privilege. Special treatment, corporate domination and coercive compliance all promote cronyism of the few, over the prosperity of the many. While the control and creation of money was fraudulently expropriated through the Federal Reserve swindle, the convergence of people control was extended with the perpetual war for global domination strategy.

For the underlying objective in all internationalism policy is not just the expansion of an empire, but ultimately is the enslavement of each individual. Individual Liberty is the preeminent archenemy of the mattoid elite. Populism represents the pro active political underpinnings that recognizes that the Statist is the supreme enemy of the Republic. Those who lust after power for no other reason than to enrich and protect their own narrow appetites, are the unfeigned problem. The reason that the people must be shielded from the common sense of Populism, is reducible to the fear that elites have, that the regular folk will wake up to the fraud of the two party, one NWO voice, political system.

America First is the sensible and honest alternative to the continuous failures of the last century. The reason is simple. More of your friends, neighbors and family would become empowered to attain the fruits of the national dream, when they are able to live their lives as free and responsible citizens. Yes, an America First mindset, invokes obligations. But our mutual duty is directed towards people, not government. Only individuals possess rights. The State exists to serve the real master of government; namely the people.

Don’t be confused that genuine Populism promotes any form of “collectivism”. The emphasis is always on what will enhance the interests of the individual. Society never has the authority to claim they can establish subjugation for the ‘common good’. The test of validity for domestic policies will accept the standard that government must be controlled and not be the controller. That is why the definition within the name of America First is so appropriate.

The point that the government is NOT the nation, has been made repeatedly. It is time to put that theme into practice. The Corporate/State axis is the evil twin. The solution is restoring a real free enterprise economy and scale back and severely limit the role of central government. That is the goal for Populism. It is the American tradition and it deserves to be put FIRST, whenever public policy is considered.

So when you hear the smears against the only sane and prudent course, ask who benefits from those cat calls and who profits from that policy? The Republic is now dead with the enactment of the Patriot Act and now the Homeland Defense Act. Nothing illustrates more animus towards the prospects of freedom than these domestic draconian dictates of the elites. Populism is the political answer, American First is the correct policy, and Liberty is its eternal reward. Laugh in the face of the toadies for the elites. Virtuous and honest citizens know better. America First is your legacy!  Can you count yourself among their ranks? Will you defend it or will you continue to pay tribute to the illicit betrayers of our Constitutional Republic?

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America First Is Based Upon Traditional Heritage (VIDEO)

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Accurate history is the first causality in any establishment account of events and their significance. When the fundamental chronicles of national heritage is purged and supplanted with a total reversal of the nature of America’s essence, the public is browbeaten into adopting a phony and destructive departure from traditional values and purpose. The intense disparaging of the America First Committee and their vigorous defense of the Originalist Perspective for a non-interventionist foreign policy was a profound departure from constitutional restraint and limited Presidential authority.

The imperial tyranny Franklin “Demigod” Roosevelt schemed for years to break the honored tradition going back to Washington and Adams of avoiding entangling alliances.  He and his Marxist friends were so eager to expand the power of the Presidency and to enlarge their collectivist grip on society that involving the country in another foreign war became a cause of grandness obsession.

The popular tactic used by the empire builders for this internationalist outreach imperium and hegemony concentrated on defaming the America First Committee. Securing the true story behind this organization of the non-interventionists, who wanted to avoid the same mistakes that bullied the United States into the First World War, has become a hidden secret when searching the web.

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A fair summary of leading spokesman and champion of the very spirit of America First comes from Wayne S. Cole’s writings on Charles A. Lindbergh and the Battle Against American Intervention in World War II which appears on Charles Lindbergh’s Noninterventionist Efforts & America First Committee Involvement.

 “Drawing on his experiences and observations during four or five years abroad (1935-1939) in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America, Charles Lindbergh provided Americans with a portrait of the European war that differed substantially from the one conceived by the Roosevelt administration and by so-called interventionists in the United States. He did not see the conflict as basically a war for democracy or morality. He was skeptical of the ideology and moral righteousness of the British and French. He conceived of morality in international affairs as relative to time, place, circumstances, and power. His approach was, in effect, more understanding of the Germans (without approving of what they did) and more skeptical of the Allies than the conventional view in the United States. Lindbergh saw a divided responsibility for the origins of the European war, rather than an assignment of the total blame to Hitler, Nazi Germany, and the Axis states. He did not view Germany, Britain, and France as implacable foes with irreconcilable differences that could be resolved only by war; he saw them all as parts of Western civilization. And he conceived of the European war as a fratricidal struggle (like the wars between Athens and Sparta in ancient Greece) that could destroy Western civilization. Conceptions of race were conspicuous in his analyses, as were his concerns about the challenge of Asiatic hordes to the survival of Western civilization. Like later American “realists,” Colonel Lindbergh attached great weight to the role of power in international relations and in prevailing definitions of morality.”

Watch the video; Charles Lindbergh Stands for America First and Against Militarism, Interventionism.

While Lindbergh was the most visual advocate of the America First movement, one of the most perceptive and well documented accounts is written by the inimitable Justin Raimondo, when it comes to analyzing the Old Right. His essay, THEY FOUGHT THE GOOD FIGHT describes The Legacy of the America First Committee. Read this entire article for indispensible information about the real history leading up to the FDR plotted manipulation of getting the public set up to enthusiastically support a war as revenge for Pearl Harbor.

“The America First Committee was the response of a disparate coalition to the propaganda blitz – and the apparent desire of the American President to get us out of the depression by getting us into the war. The committee was founded on September 4, 1940, a mere 15 months before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The AFC grew out of a student antiwar organization, led by R. Douglas Stuart, Jr., son of the first vice president of the Quaker Oats Company. After linking up with general Robert E. Wood, chairman of the board of Sears, Roebuck & Co., the AFC went national, set up a Chicago headquarters, and began running newspaper ads attacking the warmongering policies of the Administration. With a speakers bureau, a variety of publications, local chapters, and rallies in cities and towns all across America, the AFC eventually grew to 850,000 dues-paying members organized in 450 chapters.

It was a grand coalition, encompassing conservative Republicans, such as William R. Castle, Undersecretary of State in the Hoover administration, the liberal Chester Bowles, and the populist progressive Senators Philip La Follette and Burton K. Wheeler, and the Socialist Norman Thomas.”

Listen to Charles Lindbergh’s September 11, 1941 Des Moines Speech.

The significance of a broad base alliance of varied and often competing ideological viewpoints around the central issue of avoiding involvement into a foreign war in Europe was completely consistent with Washington’s Farewell Address 1796. Without the intentional fostering of Japanese militarism with the U.S. embargo on oil and the stand down against the attack on the Hawaiian Islands, the FDR objective to endure a first strike transcends into outright treason.

Absent of this dramatic betrayal, the America First Committee would have inspired more citizens to defy any engagement into a European conflict.

The objective and rational articulation of the America First position was clearly stated by Charles Lindbergh when he spoke to a Manhattan rally, laying out the America First take on the global situation. Even Time magazine covered this historic speech.

“[The America First policy] is based upon the belief that the security of a nation lies in the strength and character of its own people. It recommends the maintenance of armed forces sufficient to defend this hemisphere from attack by any combination of foreign powers. It demands faith in an independent American destiny. This is the policy of the America First Committee today. It is a policy not of isolation, but of independence; not of defeat, but of courage. It is a policy that led this nation to success during the most trying years of our history, and it is a policy that will lead us to success again. We have weakened ourselves for many months, and still worse, we have divided our own people by this dabbling in Europe’s wars. While we should have been concentrating on American defense we have been forced to argue over foreign quarrels. We must turn our eyes and our faith back to our own country before it is too late.”

So when The Lone Eagle argued his case that We Cannot Win This War for England, WE ARE WEAKENING OUR DEFENSE POSITION, in his April 23, 1941 appeal, he was reflecting the time-honored sentiment of America.

While documenting the debate over foreign policy is much easier than convincing illiterate and apathetic people, who pride themselves on knowing no real history much less understanding the motivation for the American Empire.

The essay Democratic Socialists vs. America First Populists, explores many of the destructive consequences that followed the cataclysmic involvement in WW II that transformed our country into a centralized collectivist nightmare and tyranny that masquerades as a legitimate government.

In order to interpret the aftermaths of ignoring the prudent warning of the America First Committee, the evaluation of The Military-Industrial Complex in the United States: Evolution and Expansion from World War II to the War on Terror, needs to be incorporated into the pre WW II admonitions.

“This analysis argues that expansion of the U.S. military establishment from the 1940s onward was initially a means to an end in the process of stabilizing the world economy and serving national security interests, but — over time — became an end in itself, serving the interests of an elite group that uses the projection of power as a way to justify the continued expansion of military spending. This essay is divided into two sections: the first focuses on the origins of America’s military-industrial.”

However, the fallacious axiom that “stabilizing the world economy and serving national security interests” is achieved by a Pax-America with worldwide garrisons and perpetual interventions is a direct result of the abandonment of a genuine America First position and strategy to operate in the true national interest.

If the America First Committee viewpoint was adopted, the disasters of Viet Nam and Iraq would never have happened. If Nazi Germany was left to eradicate Communism, the Soviet Union would have been eliminated, which was the literal existential threat to humanity. Those Anglophiles, who followed Churchill to exterminate “The Hun” were dead wrong. That task was for Stalin to pursue. The honest outlook is that America lost World War II by winning the pyrrhic victory.

The principles of the American Revolution were surrendered by fighting foreign wars. By adopting a soviet model as a substitute for a genuine republic, the government of the United States has become the evil empire. How ironic, Putin now operates more like a statesman, while Germany is being overrun by hordes of non Europeans, and what is left of America, is run by Marxists comrades.

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Trump’s “America First” Slogan Was Coined By American Nazi’s Supporting Hitler (VIDEO)

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By: The Voice of Reason |

Let’s be real for a moment shall we? Regardless of who you support in the GOP primary, one thing everyone should be able to agree on, is that if Hillary wins the White House, we lose our guns. Any doubt as to Hillary’s intentions can he heard in this recording done behind closed doors. The Supreme Court will be lopsided with a liberal majority, and either a second revolutions starts, or our liberty ends; there is no middle ground. 

This election is far too important to let television rhetoric not grounded in an ounce of truth be the deciding factor in determining who people vote for. Far be it from me to be “all knowing,” but Trump owns (figuratively) the media, and he’s playing them like a violin. Trump has managed to use the media to craft a following of supporters with blind allegiance to him, and they might just be one of the most ill-informed voting blocks in American history.

If people support Trump’s policy positions, then by all means I hope they vote for him. The problem I have, is I haven’t heard ANY of Trump supporters EVER talk about a policy position. They talk in platitudes, bumper sticker slogans, and campaign rhetoric…. but NEVER any policy oriented facts. Virtually all of Trump’s supporters have bought into a narrative that is all rhetoric, and no substance. As proof, I offer a screenshot of substance! The following is a screenshot of a simple Google Search of Trump’s campaign slogan “America First.”

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For a guy SO smart, who assures us he will surround himself with nothing but the smartest people in the world in their respective fields, why wasn’t he able to find people smart enough to surround him who could have at least done a simple Google Search before adopting the slogan, “America First,” which was coined by one of the largest anti-war movements in American history… not because they did’t want war… but because they were Nazi sympathizers who did not want America to enter World War II and defeat Hitler.

Everyone is entitled to an opinion, even idiots. It’s the American way, but we need more of those options to be rooted in facts. Please try to be informed, not just opinionated.

Breitbart reports:

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We rarely–if ever–publish “open letters” at Breitbart News. This editorial policy came directly from Andrew Breitbart himself. However, given the enormity of today’s primaries, the intensity of the internal debate raging within the Republican party, and the stature of Brent Bozell in the conservative movement, we have decided to make an exception in this instance.

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I’ve endorsed Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)

I was a contributor to National Review’s Against Trump symposium at the beginning of the year.

Sarah Palin, Ben Carson, Mike Huckabee and Phyllis Schlafly—you are friends and allies, serious men and women for whom I have great respect. You and other conservatives disagreed.

I pen this open letter to you.

Even those of us who oppose Trump understand that he’s tapping into something that has exploded onto the national scene: disenchantment, even white-hot rage among the Republican base with the party’s establishment and the Washington status quo. You and I understand this because we were taking on the weak-kneed GOP leadership many, many years ago, back when Donald Trump was donating to Bill and Hillary Clinton.

Is Donald Trump the answer? That question’s on everyone’s mind. But there needs to be another question answered first: Does Donald Trump mean a word he says? Are conservative leaders supporting Trump prepared to live with the consequences if he doesn’t?

Many critics have outlined the innumerable left-wing positions and candidates Trump championed before he got in this race. It’s worth recalling some of them now: Trump not only supported but bankrolled amnesty. He supported taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood. He supported not just abortion but partial-birth abortion. He was open to gay marriage. He supported government-funded universal healthcare.

He supported eminent domain for (his) private gain. He supported the Wall Street bailout. He supported “assault weapons” bans. He applauded President Obama for doing a “great job.” He congratulated Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for doing a “good job.” He financially helped the Democrats pass Obamacare. Trump was a registered Democrat when that party was being led by the likes of Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)and Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) donating heavily during President Obama’s tenure. He’s bankrolled Democrats like Jimmy Carter, Rahm Emmanuel, Anthony Weiner, Terry McAuliffe, Chuck Schumer, Charlie Rangel, Ted Kennedy and John Kerry, to name a few.

But Trump said he’s changed. On everything. Overnight. Just in time for the GOP nomination fight.

Really?

Let’s look at Mr. Trump’s record during this campaign. He’s declared his support for single-payer healthcare. That puts him to the left of Obamacare. He’s re-declared his support for Planned Parenthood. He’s re-supporting tax increases. He’s supported crony capitalism. He’s endorsed “touchback” amnesty. He wants the U.S. to break the Geneva Convention. He’s “neutral” on Israel and Palestine. He wants South Korea and Japan to have nuclear arsenals.

Paul Krugman loves Trump’s big government economic plan for the simple reason that big government will remain under President Trump.

Two weeks ago, Mr. Trump took the left’s side in the North Carolina transgender bathroom controversy.

Last week Mr. Trump announced—guess what?—he’s not just pro-abortion, he wants the pro-life plank in the GOP platform removed, thus divorcing the Republican Party from the pro-life movement. Sarah, Ben, Mike, Phyllis: How can you still support this man? He has now thrown you under the bus, embracing an agenda you’ve spent your entire career opposing. Can you accept that betrayal?

What will you tell your supporters when the man you endorsed enacts an agenda that horrifies them?

As the Republican primaries draw to some sort of conclusion, right now Trump is surrounding himself with GOP establishment types, trying to assure them he doesn’t really mean many of the things he’s said, claiming that much of his campaign is just posturing.

Posturing to whom?

Top Trump aide Paul Manafort is telling GOP establishment bosses behind closed doors that his boss is “a real different guy.” His campaign openly touts his chameleon-like character as some sort of general election advantage.

Is someone with no discernible principles the candidate you want leading the Republican Party and taking on the Democrats in 2016?

Is someone who consistently lies about principles and positions he doesn’t hold worthy of your support?

If Trump becomes the nominee, and enacts the policies he’s now championing, will conservatives who chose to aid and abet Mr. Trump be able to live with their decision?

When it comes time to nominate a new Supreme Court Justice, and President Trump names his radically pro-abortion sister, as he’s suggested he would, or some other radically pro-abortion pro- Planned Parenthood jurist, as we know he will, will you accept that you helped him do that?

When President Trump shocks the civilized world by killing the children of terrorists, arming nations with nuclear weapons (you don’t think Russia won’t do likewise with its allies?) and breaking the Geneva Convention (God help our men and women captured by our enemies who will do the same) will you live with that?

When Big Government, crony capitalism — the corruption of government that triggered his movement — continue unabated for the simple reason he’s offered no plan to stop it, will you accept the blame for having supported it?

This isn’t about purity. It’s about basic sanity.

Do the most courageous thing you’ve ever done, in a lifetime of bravery. Retract your endorsement.

Brent Bozell is the Chairman of ForAmerica, a national grassroots organization whose mission is to use social media to reinvigorate the public with the principles of American exceptionalism: freedom, prosperity and virtue. ForAmerica has over 8 million members and is a non-profit 501(c)4.  www.ForAmerica.org


THE VOICE OF REASON is the pen name of Michael DePinto, a Juris Doctorate from Capital University Law School, and an aspiring attorney in Florida. Having worked in the World Trade Center, along with other family and friends, Michael was baptized by fire into the world of politics on September 11, 2001. Michael’s political journey began with tuning in religiously to whatever the talking heads on television had to say, then Michael became a “Tea-Bagging” activist as his liberal friends on the Left would say, volunteering within the Jacksonville local Tea Party, and most recently Michael completed law school. Today, Michael is a major contributor to www.BeforeItsNews.com, he owns and operates www.thelastgreatstand.com, where Michael provides what is often very ‘colorful’ political commentary, ripe with sarcasm, no doubt the result of Michael’s frustration as he feels we are witnessing the end of the American Empire. The topics Michael most often weighs in on are: Martial Law, FEMA Camps, Jade Helm, Economic Issues, Government Corruption, and Government Conspiracy.

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