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A Third-Party Candidacy Would Guarantee Barack Obama’s Reelection

By Jerry A. Kane

Recently Kris Zane at the Western Center for Journalism penned a commentary calling for Sarah Palin to run as an independent in the upcoming 2012 election. Zane’s commentary “A Conservative’s Call For Palin To Run As A Third Party Candidate” is not merely a foolhardy notion, it is a dangerous one that demands an immediate response.

A Sarah Palin or a Ron Paul third-party candidacy would hand the election to Barack Obama, guaranteed. While I disagree with neocon Michael Medved almost all the time, like the proverbial stopped clock that’s right twice a day, his piece about third-party candidates winning the presidency is right on time. See “Drop the Fantasy of a Third-Party Candidate Winning in 2012.”

The American people won a battle in the 2010 midterm elections, but if Barack Obama wins in 2012, they will have lost the war. If he’s reelected, he will appoint two Supreme Court justices to replace retiring justices Ginsberg and Kennedy, which will shift the power of the Court dramatically left. When the Court shifts left, the Constitution becomes null and void. Obama will rule by legislative fiat, sidestepping Congress at every turn even if the Republicans hold the House and win the Senate.  

The men who drafted the Declaration of Independence understood that if they didn’t hang together, the tyrant King would most assuredly hang them separately. Make no mistake, Obama is a tyrant, and if reelected, nothing will restrain him from achieving dictatorial powers. It’s obvious what Obama will do as a lame duck in a second term. He will dictate what everybody does. It’s time you rub the sleep from your eyes and read the hand writing on the wall.

George Santayana said that “Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” In 1933, Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party could have been stopped had the German electorate put aside their political differences to unite against the Nazi Party in a special election in July 1932.  But they didn’t, so the Nazis won 230 seats and became the largest political party in the Reichstag.

Based on the results of that special election, Hitler demanded to be appointed Chancellor in control of the state, and within six months, President Hindenburg met his demands. What’s interesting is that the Nazis never captured more than 37 percent of the electorate or gained a majority of seats in the Reichstag. However, with Hitler in the chancellery they were able to consolidate power and take control of the government with relative ease.

Winston Churchill tried to alert his countrymen about the rising tyranny in Germany, but to no avail. He was derided in Parliament and ridiculed by the media. The British people mocked him and ignored his warnings, so they were ill prepared to confront the approaching tyranny when it reached their doorstep, and millions died.

The German people are responsible for the rise of Hitler and the Nazis. They allowed it to happen. Had they recognized the greater evil and put aside their political differences long enough to defeat the Nazis, the deaths of 54 million people and the destruction of Germany could have been avoided. Hindsight is twenty-twenty, but will America’s electorate learn from Germany’s mistake?

This is a warning so that you don’t make a horrible mistake and be responsible for reelecting the man who will most assuredly destroy this country. There are no mulligans or do-overs. Like the German electorate, the American electorate has one chance to oust a tyrant or it’s over. John Adams was right: “Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.”

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