Monday, April 16, 2007

An architect from the past comes back to haunt Karl Rove

The newly formed " American Freedom Agenda" was formed on March 20, 2007 by some leading conservatives who seem to be very concerned by the abuses of power in the present administration, and are taking steps to restore our government. This looks like Bush & Co. no longer has any credence with the Conservatives, and will have to answer to them as well as the Democratic congress. Their "Freedom Pledge" for presidential candidates has one signatory so far...Ron Paul.

Richard A. Viguerie

Viguerie’s latest book is Conservatives Betrayed: How George W. Bush and Other Big Government Republicans Hijacked the Conservative Cause (Bonus Books, 2006). Conservatives Betrayed is an incisive look at how the GOP rode the support of America’s conservatives to majority status, only to subsequently advance a liberal, big-government agenda. Conservatives Betrayed is both a manifesto of what conservatism stands for in the 21st century and a battle plan for reclaiming and revitalizing the movement.

Now comes the Revolution!

The November 2004 election results were barely counted when conservative leader Richard A. Viguerie proclaimed: Now comes the revolution! If we don't implement a conservative agenda now, when do we? Then he added: Make no mistake. Conservative Christians and (values voters) won this election for George W. Bush and Republicans in Congress. It's crucial that the Republican leadership not forget this, as much as some will try.

Viguerie's challenge to the GOP and his fellow conservatives was reported on the front page of The New York Times the very next day, and was immediately picked up by media around the world. Liberals in the U.S. sank into despair, for they knew that Viguerie was the marketing guru who established the conservative movement in the 1960s and 70s through the use of direct mail, and remains "the conservatives Voice of America" (Washington Post) today.

Viguerie's new book, "Conservatives Betrayed: How George W. Bush and Other Big Government Republicans Hijacked the Conservative Cause", will lead conservatives into battle, and serve notice to the Republican Party that it must hew to the conservative line if it hopes to remain in power. For before Karl Rove, another direct marketing guru, there was Richard Viguerie; but while Rove's first loyalty is to the GOP, Viguerie's is to the conservative movement.

Written as a compact manifesto in easy-to-understand language, the book explains what conservatives must do to preserve moral values; protect the institution of marriage; overthrow Roe v. Wade; downsize government dramatically; slash the deficits that are holding back the American economy; cut taxes; reduce waste; and protect the interests around the world of America and its allies such as Taiwan. A call to action, Viguerie's latest book gives Conservatives their marching orders for the coming political battles ahead.



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