Sunday, April 12, 2009

Time to Throw Da Bums Out!

On Saturday I gave the keynote speech at the Pittsburgh Tea Party Event where several thousand people gathered to protest the spending frenzy in Washington, the leap into socialism and the destruction of our constitutional liberty. Ted Voron was good enough to post video of the speech on YouTube, embedded here below, in four parts.












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38 comments:

Derek P. said...

"Time to Throw Da Bums Out!"

Last November, Nevada threw a bum out of office. Jon Porter. (He voted in favor of the TARP bailout.) But that didn't solve the problem. In fact, it made the problem worse. We voted the bum out, all the while giving no consideration to who was going to replace the bum. Yeah, we voted the bum out, but only to replace that bum with a person whose credentials were worse than the bum that we threw out! It didn't matter then (beforehand), but it most definitely needs to matter now.

More emphasis needs to placed in qualifying individuals rather than disqualifying them. Nevada disqualified Jon Porter without giving any thought to qualifying his replacement beforehand. Now we have Dina Titus.

Terry Morris said...

Great speech, Dr. Keyes! Loved the passion. It's the exact kind of passion and righteous indignation that I hope to see Wednesday at the local Tax Day TEA party.

chiu_chunling said...

Wow.

Fire in the heart. Light in the eye.

I wish I had a heart to feel, or eyes to see. Why did I forfeit them? I forget. The blood dripped out, and my eyes dimmed, and my heart stopped, and I went on without them. I left them behind and cannot now find what is lost.

I would to believe again. I would to love anew. America, if you're really there, I pray that you show me the miracle which your forefathers brought forth through their devotion to liberty. Perhaps I will not regain my vision, my devotion might not be revived. But I will surely find peace, if the nation of my childhood allegiance can yet live.

Arise from the dust, and be free.

Joe of St. Thérèse said...

Beautiful speech!

TRK said...

Wow...not a TelePrompter in sight.

Sakievich said...

Hey, where's the teleprompter???

tGh_oTsEgJFk15RJHhPWVkAztWY- said...

WOW!

nableinst@aol.co said...

President Lincoln would have had a proud moment in Pittsburgh had he been among the crowd! Fire came alive in the hearts of the hard working people of the Burg thanks to Dr. Keyes!

Writing by Ear said...

Dr. Keyes -- my husband and I were privileged to see your speech live in Pittsburgh. Thank you for your words, your inspiration, and for taking the time to be with us. No incumbents in 2010!!!

Dan said...

I saw Alan Keyes on a clip from Friday claiming that Ron Paul got his opposition to the Federal Reserve from HIM (Alan Keyes)! Unbelievable! Even Hillary Clinton wouldn't try such a shameless claim! What was Keyes doing during the 60s, when Paul was finding out about the Fed Reserve? Where was he in the 70s when Paul was warning us about it. Again, unbelievable! I used to like Keyes, but I'm finding out the guy is shameless.

nail-in-the-wall said...

Dan,.. Sorry! But what 'ear marks' did Keyes endorse again.. Sorry I meant to say Ron Paul..?

For all the misinformation back in the 80's, I believe Keyes was trying to save a people from the tyranny going on in Latin America, Central America and in South Africa,.. with his fight against a Central Banking System back then (IMF)...Did you miss that.. I have the Heritage Foundations Reports and transcripts from speechs, if you would like to visit AIPnews.com. And when thats not enough he and Kirkpatrick's Diplomatic "Soldiers of Courage" were helping Ronald Reagan - yes and others - by defeating
communism. Sadly we are fighting it here again and you want to say; who called the "Death Wish" first.

As for 'Shameless'; is supporting a Party small(r) that has abandoned its core principles for political profit.

PS. Alan Keyes: 4/11/09 Pittsburgh Tea Party Speech Hits a Home Run!
Posted April 13th, 2009 by SteveMT
KEYES: Does that Star-Spangled Banner yet wave o'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

The Daily Paul is reporting that Keyes Hit a Home Run... better get up to speed with what your own "Paul-sters" and party is saying.

"I would unite with
anybody to do right and with
nobody to do wrong."

- Frederick Douglas

I too would say "Through Da Dumbs out,.."

"It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." - G.K. Chesterton

RikkiFrenchGirl said...

Brilliant speech Dr. Keyes. It is quite obvious that you love this country and would like to see it restored to its former glory. If only we had a few more men such as yourself, this situation would have already been taken care of! Listening to you speak is very inspiring. I am looking forward to my own Tea Party at the Alamo on the 15th. God Bless you.

The Silent Consensus said...

We need term limits. You may be interested in this site: www.tenurecorrupts.com

PatriotNews said...

That was a great speech. I watched the whole thing. I knew there was a reason why I voted for you. I can't think of a single person who would make a better president that Alan Keyes.

Edwin Olivera said...

Support Dr Alan Keyes for President in 2012!!! We need to replace the FAKE impersonators with REAL representation in Washington. Support, spread the publicity and convince the masses to VOTE FOR ALAN KEYES FOR PRESIDENT IN 2012!!! We need to start YESTERDAY!!!!

FulghumInk said...

God bless you. God bless you. God bless you, Dr. Keyes!

Thank you from the botton of this citizen's heart.

What a great Christian, and patriot you are!!!

jadavison said...

AMEN

Mark said...

Dr. Keyes is truly an inspiration to us all! Is there any better speaker? Here's the video of the Salem, OR Tea Party that I took: http://markonmarkets.com/2009/04/tea-party-2009/

nightingale14 said...

I just want to thank you for everything you do, Mr. Keyes. You're the only one who tells the whole truth. You give my family hope.

TRK said...

I think the readers of this blog will find this link very entertaining.

http://www.manarinonmoney.com/blog/legislation/the-federal-government-to-the-tune-of-mrs-robinson/

Thomas

groovsmyth said...

@Derek P.
You are absolutely right when you say, "More emphasis needs to [be] placed in qualifying individuals rather than disqualifying them." When "da bums," BOTH Democrat and Republican, have succumbed to Liberal practices, how are we going to get back to supporting folks for office that represent America's Founding Principles? America's Independent Party (AIP) has been building the infrastructure to ensure just that. (btw, Alan Keyes was the Presidential nominee for AIP in 2008) America's Independent Party is a CLOSED system. Members who have affiliated with the party will have the sole voice in deciding who the party nominates for each office - local, state and federal. When Conservatives are doing the vetting of individual prospects for office, instead of frivolously leaving that task to be decided in open primaries, Conservatives will have a choice on the ballot. Is it any wonder that all we get as nominees from both Dems and Republicans are Liberal candidates, when Liberals are permitted to infiltrate the nominating? Of course, if you want good self-government, it might mean putting in a little more citizen-statesman time than looking over a voter's guide every four years.

W said...

Enough of the accolades, we need someone like Keyes to step up to the plate to lead the party. We need someone: Keyes, Gingrich, Rove...a leader! Right now, with the liberals pushing through near-socialist programs, the Republican party should have no problem winning an election. Yet this is not the case, as has been evidenced in the recent NY election for the House of Representatives.

I keep track of all of this in my blog (it is a political commentary from a conservative viewpoint), and right now I can only hope that the Republican party gets back on track. Let's face it, we can point out the faults of the liberal agenda being pushed through, but our party is currently a joke. Without a leader we have nothing.

-W
http://bill84121.blogspot.com

tjmarz said...

patriot's prayer

dear Lord
if one
thousand men
true believers
in Your Strength
and of
this country
were to rise
as a result
of my death
then i
fear not
this cold
piece of steel
pagan placed
alongside
my temple
let them
watch the
blood paint
the lips
red trickle
down
my
smile

tjmarz said...

To All of America's Free,

The video you see above is what True Leadership is about. I have to point this out to you because many of us have not seen it in awhile. In fact, many of you have not even seen it your lifetime. There is no podium, there are no words written, no cue cards, no teleprompter. These are words spoken from the heart. Words such as these are crystal clear like crisp refreshing water free flowing down a mountain stream after a winter thaw. Witness a man that is a leader of men. This is a simple powerful visual message that we all must now share. Tired of getting and sending meaningless silly emails? Here is the link to this blog site:

http://loyaltoliberty.blogspot.com/

I beg of all of you to copy and paste this link above into an email. Tell everyone that there is a leader of Free Men in this world and that he needs to be seen and heard. Please forward this email to everyone that is on your mailing list. Although it may not seem so now, this is a video that is important to the survival of our life as we know it. It must be viewed and shared by everyone you can think of: your children, Parents, friends, neighbors, Aunts, Uncles, work associates, students, Grandparents, and all others: Christian and Non-Christian alike, within America's borders and outside them. Let all see what a True Leader of men is. Let them all know his name. Let them all know he is one True American Patriot. Let his words of meaning be heard. We must do this right now. We need to use the power of this medium while we still have the Liberty to do so. It will only take a few moments of your time.

Your Brother in Freedom,
tj

chiu_chunling said...

In contrast is Obama's recent excursion into "demonstrating support from the troops", in which exercise Obama casually transgressed the usual boundary that separates the America soldier from political considerations.

I have to correct Dr. Keyes on one point. He said of this, "The bombs and bullets of the enemy will not discriminate, as Obama's minions reportedly did, between the personnel who voted for Obama and those who did not."

Sadly, this is not the case. Uriah the Hittite was not the first soldier ordered to the wall as a way of avoiding potential embarrassment to his commander in chief. Nor was he the last. This is the real reason for the barriers which prohibit entanglement of politics and the military. The ridiculous notion that serving members of the military should not exercise political influence is the justification for treating military ballots with disdain. A belief in the right of military personnel to a secret ballot is the reason those votes are to be kept sacrosanct.

Will Obama really order soldiers into desperate situations, just because they didn't vote for him? Consider the restrictions under which the Navy Seals operated in their rescue of Capt. Richard Phillips. Everyone seems to think that Obama was instrumental because he "authorized" the rescue. What they miss is that he insisted that any rescue take place only under conditions which placed Capt. Phillips' life in imminent danger.

"The Defense Department twice asked Obama for permission to use military force to rescue Capt. Richard Phillips from a lifeboat off the Somali coast. Obama first gave permission around 8 p.m. Friday, and upgraded it at 9:20 a.m. Saturday. Officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations said the second order was to encompass more military personnel and equipment that arrived in the Indian Ocean to engage the pirates."

This is supposed to be a sign of Obama's involvement and commitment to the rescue...that the first authorization left so little leeway that a second authorization was needed to give the military permission to use military personnel and equipment that could have arrived for no other reason. What is left out of every story is that Obama's "authorization" was actually a carefully worded denial.

No one can legally order a U.S. soldier not to act to save lives in imminent danger. "Authorizing" the Navy to carry out a rescue if the hostage is in imminent danger of being killed is basically denying them permission to carry out any operation that does not involve the maximum risk of failure. The resourceful Navy commanders decided to modify the situation and ask again.

They got the same answer, 'you can try a rescue as long as Capt. Phillips actually has a weapon pointed at his head, so that even the slightest mishap will result in his death'.

And being military officers with Navy Seals at their command, they rose to the challenge unnecessarily imposed by the 'authorization' which denied them every recourse it is legal for a President to deny troops facing the enemy. They overcame that obstacle, and avoided commenting on the difference between the authorization they would have liked and the two they actually received.

It may be literally true that bombs and bullets will not discriminate, and probably is also true that the enemy won't be picky about the politics of the American soldiers they kill. But does anyone honestly doubt that giving the Commander in Chief of the military permission to ask about the politics of soldiers introduces a very real possibility that missions involving a high risk of death or failure will be handed out to those not known to support the administration?

An unfair question, considering that it has already happened. With the life of a brave American on the line, Obama carefully tied the hands of those charged with the rescue. Would he have been so stingy with his authorization if those officers were known to be sympathetic to his administration? I doubt it.

I once served in America's military, without consideration for the politics of the administration, because I wished to protect the nation. I may no longer entertain such youthful fancies, at some point I ceased even to feel them so keenly. I knew then that the president knew that most military personnel despised him, and he heartily reciprocated...but he didn't go so far as to ask who voted for him out of those in an active conflict area.

Fortunately, this time nothing more was at stake than a photo op and free digital cameras. But those soldiers live their lives in the shadow of the wall, where they might be sent at any moment. By a man who feels no qualm about establishing which ones voted for him.

And yet, silence.

Michael said...

Thank you for being in Fort Wayne today Dr. Keyes and speaking to the 2,000 plus loyalists at our tea party today! God bless you!

Call Me Mom said...

Mr. Keyes, You may want to prepare those who hear such stirring speeches a bit more for the consequences of "standing alone". Consequences such as: the need for constant, introspective questioning of one's own motives in the face of blatant disapproval from all those around you; the need to be able to articulate your reasoning in writing or in speech so that you can re-visit that reasoning when the situation changes or when your resolve weakens; the need to build a sound foundation for your values so that you may defend them in the face of erudite and informed criticism; and finally the need to protect your family from the slings and arrows that will surely come your way as a result of your decision to enter the public life.

I am not by any means suggesting that such consequences should deter a person from taking such a stand, but they need to be prepared and ready for the slings and arrows that will come their way or they will fall into the same traps as did their predecessors.

"Throw them all out" is not a solution any more than vote a straight party ticket was a solution.(Although I do appreciate the sentiment.) It's laziness. How about "do some research, find out how they voted and why and then determine who needs to go"? How about calling, writing or e-mailing your elected representatives to thank them every time they act with character to preserve our liberties so they know they are not the only ones who care about this or that issue? Strengthen the resolve of those who are standing up for American(and in my point of view Christian) principles and values now and replace those who do not with those who will.

I have to say this because my overwhelming suspiscion we are not the only ones who want a change in our legislature, state and federal, and we can be sure that the other side will have some lovely candidates hand picked to replace those who we so helpfully throw out with those who will do worse. It is not enough to replace them all, we must have a care who we replace and with whom.

I think you for your struggle to make America a better nation as well as your service to our country as an ambassador. It was a wonderful speech and I have posted it on my Facebook page to share with friends and family.

Conservative Mommy said...

What a wonderful speech, I wish I could have been there to witness it firsthand. I just wanted to tell you how much I respect you and everything you have to say. I think it is funny that crazy left wingers call the Tea Party goers “Red-Neck racists” when in truth there are many of us that would have supported you over any other Republican Nominee. I suppose we can only be racist if we don’t support an African American Liberal. Anyways, I digress…I just wanted to let you know that your speech was amazing, and I hope to hear more from you in the future!!!

Annie said...

That's some powerful stuff!

Hurleybird said...

That was... very powerful. Brought tears to my eyes, and I'm not even American. Along the lines of "if it ain't broke don't fix it", I'll say this: Empires never fall by keeping with the spirit of their formation, but from the sluggishness and decadence of those that think they know better. It's not only Obama and the self professed 'progressives' who fall into the later camp, but ordinary people who are slipping more and more, seemingly inevitably, into this perverse state of mind.

Dave said...

Dr. Keyes,

You are a true patriot in the mold of Patrick Henry. A firebrand at heart, a magnificent orator, and a devout patriot. With your words, you have the ability to galvanize people to action.

I find it difficult to believe that we are finding ourselves in such dire straights. Yet, here we are in such an untenable position. Watching the flame of liberty, as we know it, get extinguished before our eyes.

With your leadership and the support of many Americans, we can push back this ignorant stumble towards socialism and, as Lincoln put it, "that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom".

jadavison said...

135. John A. Davison - April 27, 2009[Edit]
I am going to play a little game with my hundreds of cheering fans.

I will present some quotes which I feel characterize the Obama Presidency with great accuracy. I will even tell you the page numbers where they may be found. I will not tell you the name of the author or his book until tomorrow. Some of you may already know or be willing to guess who is being quoted. Feel free to express yourself here. Tomorrow on this same message I will divulge the author and the profound significance his comments have in this critical period in our nation’s history.

“Since then, however, I have realized that political freedom and democratic rules alone are not sufficient to govern humanity. Democratic procedures can be subverted and dishonest politicians are like sand in the gearbox, abundant everywhere, and destructive. What I see in America today is people painting their cabins while the ship goes down” page xvi

“They made the rules up as they went along and did whatever served them at the monent to achieve their strategic goals always articulating the necessary reasons. And whether those reasons were true or not was of no consequence.” page 44

“What they really meant therefore was the separation of God and society, or maybe, better put, God FROM society….Therefore the Christian religion and its moral absolutes had to be destroyed.” page 45. (FROM originally in italics).

“Truth must be the battle cry for the second American Revolution.”
page 230

________________________________________________________________________

Edit added Apri 28, 2009

The source of the above comments is “Defeating The Totalitarian Lie: A Former Hitler Youth Warns America” by Hilmar von Campe (2008).

The parallels beween Adolf Hitler and Barack Hussein Obama are transparent and very real.

jadavison said...

My "hundreds of cheering fans" average 30 hits per day!

dan said...

Dr Keyes thanks for the inspiring speech. My hope and prayers are with you. Thanks also to Dr. Orly Taitz and Gary Kreep for their ongoing efforts. We have an uphill climb but I truly believe that America is waking up. The masses can make a difference and WE THE PEOPLE will rise to the call. On to July 4th time to lock and load let this be a bigger and louder message to all. We are taking back our country, we are not going to be intimidated and if they try we only get louder and grow more in masses.

soulsurvivor67 said...

Dr. Keyes,
I have been following your work since your initial campaign for the republican nomination for president. You were and still are the most qualified and suitable candidate for the office.
However, as you must know, the powers that be will never allow you to come within a mile of the presidency. Should you ever get within a hundred miles I would greatly fear for your safety.
When it comes to pass that the people of our great nation awake from their slumber, should God Himself remove the veil from our eyes, should we once again turn from our self indulgence and apathy and embrace the free gift of true liberty that comes from God alone and cannot be subverted by those who would enslave our bodies though never our spirits, hearts and minds, then and only then will we be a nation worthy of the guidance and protection of the Almighty. Then and only then through no power or resolve of our own but through His awesome power and reliable guidance will it be possible to know the right path, and to follow it.
Surely you must know that the forces allied against our nation, our heritage as Americans, and our liberty as children and heirs of The One True King are no mere men but rather the demons of hell that enslave them and through them seek to enslave us. Forgoing all hope of heaven, whether knowingly or in ignorance they worship their true master. The power allied against us, the power behind each despot and would be dictator is none other than satan himself.
In your speech today you referenced, the true nature of our calamity. We have left the path of our forefathers, we have strayed from the will or our Heavenly Father and we as prodigal sons and daughters have wasted the inheritance that was our birthright. It may not be and surely has not been the case through history that revelation precedes revolution. But as it concerns the nation that we both so dearly love, it is historical and imperative.
If we as a people gather ourselves from the ashes of this once great and noble republic only to kindle man made fire then our latter state will surely be far more damning than the former and all hope of seeing America renewed shall be forever lost to us.
It is my sincere prayer that in seeking to rally the masses to our cause that we first understand the necessity of rallying the lost to their God. Without revival any coming revolution is sure to be bloody, brutal and in it's terrible end, utterly without purpose. If instead we can rally mens hearts to the flag of their True King, if revival precedes revolution then it may just be possible that we can reclaim our heritage, and our liberty without ever firing a single shot.
It is no small task for great men to remain humble and true to their greater cause and calling. I pray that you remain humble and may God richly bless you and yours in all your endevours.

chiu_chunling said...

It may so be...no, it certainly is the case that if the people could be restored to a pure Christian faith, America would be revived even now and spared the judgments prepared. He is the way, the truth and the life. No man cometh unto the Father, except through Him.

But, too many do not want life. Americans have, in the main, consciously chosen deception and death. I cannot understand why, but I cannot deny that it is so. On what basis will you persuade them to accept He who is salvation and the true word of God when they knowingly desired liars to lead them into destruction?

Save all those who are willing to hear the truth. Lift up your voice, and fear not what man can do. I cannot promise you that the nation will be saved, but such as may yet be rescued, I leave to you. The lawful prey are more than sufficient.

WeroInNM said...

Smoking Gun Finally Found?

Question: Could it be true that the President’s Occidental College Records have been released, in compliance with a court order and, if true, was this the hot potato that required a global detractor, such as the Swine Flu Pandemic or a DHS Extremist Alert Targeting Veterans?

My recent Blog reveals the release of college transcripts on President Obama, from Occidental College, in compliance with a court order in a suit brought by the group in the Superior Court of California and that his transcripts indicate that he, under the name Barry Soetoro, received financial aid as a foreign student from Indonesia as an undergraduate, a move certain to fuel the debate over Obama’s qualifications for the presidency-You Decide:

http://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2009/05/02/smoking-gun-finally-found/

"Food For Thought"

"God Bless & Keep Our USA Safe"

Semper Fi!

Lance said...

Congratulations! A historical speech in the making!


Lance
The initiator of the world's largest interactive US Political forum thread that addresses issues surrounding Obama's Birth Certificate on myspace, "Why isn't Obama providing his Birth Cert? Where was he born?"

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