Grijalva, Sinema, Progressivism, and Communism

| September 22 2012

Congressman Raul Grijalva has represented the people of Arizona in the 7th district since 2002.  The redistricting process following the 2010 census now makes Rep. Grijalva the incumbent for the new 3rd congressional district serving the people of southern Arizona.

Currently, Rep. Grijalva co-chairs the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC), the largest membership organization within the Democratic Caucus in the U.S. Congress with as many as 76 members, founded in 1991.  He is also an Advisory Board Member for the “Progressive Democrats of America” (PDA), an organization founded in 2004.  The goals of both the CPC and PDA are to take the Democratic Party further to the left in domestic and foreign policy.  Their mission and goals are to advance “progressive” liberal issues and positions.

Disturbingly, the mission and goals of the CPC and PDA sound remarkably similar to the desires of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA).  Let’s take a closer look at the platforms for each of these groups:

CPC’s “The Progressive Promise”: Fairness for all.  Here are their four core principles:

1.  Fighting for Economic Justice and Security in the U.S. and Global Economies

2.  Protecting and Preserving Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

3.  Promoting Global Peace and Security

4.  Advancing Environmental Protection & Energy Independence

Here are a few excerpts from these core principles…

“To uphold the right to universal access to affordable, high quality healthcare for all…to preserve guaranteed Social Security benefits for All Americans…to ensure working families can live above the poverty line and with dignity by raising and indexing the minimum wage…to ensure enforcement of all legal rights in the workplace…to eliminate all forms of discrimination based upon color, race, religion, gender, creed, disability, or sexual orientation”.

Here are a few excerpts from the CPUSA’s Constitution:

“Our party fights for jobs and economic security, a decent and rising standard of living…health care, education, affordable housing, the needs of seniors, democracy, and a fulfilling life for everyone, with socialism as our goal”.

Socialism.  How could we forget the comments made by Rep. Maxine Waters, member of the CPC, to the president of Shell Oil during a House hearing back in May 2008.  View video here

“And guess what this member would be all about?  This member would be all about socializing, uh [pauses for several moments]…would be about [pause] basically taking over, and the government running all of your companies.”

Here is another excerpt from the CPUSA’s Constitution that seems to be consonant with the desires of Rep. Maxine Waters.

“Only through the abolition of the capitalist system and the socialist reorganization of society can exploitation of human beings by others, and the evils of oppression, war, racism, environmental degradation, and poverty be ended…the working class as the necessary leading force along with the other core forces – who united together have the power to make fundamental progressive change”.

There’s that popular word “progressive,” right there in the Constitution of the CPUSA.  Let’s look at why Progressive Democrats of America was formed in 2004.  Taken right from their home page, their statement reads:

“Progressive Democrats of America was founded in 2004 to transform the  Democratic Party and our country. We seek to build a party and government controlled by citizens, not corporate elites-with policies that serve the broad public interest, not just private interests. As a grassroots PAC operating inside the Democratic Party, and outside in movements for peace and justice, PDA played a key role in the stunning electoral victories of November 2006 and 2008.  Our inside/outside strategy is guided by the belief that a lasting majority will require a revitalized Democratic Party built on firm progressive principles.”

As the furthest-left member of Congress, Rep. Raul Grijalva has made it clear, though his statements, votes, and actions, that he believes in many of the same goals and tactics in obtaining these goals, as do those in the CPUSA.  Recently, at an event in Tucson where Grijalva was giving a speech in celebration of winning his primary race for CD3 on August 28, 2012, Grijalva said the following:

“So this is the beginning, on the legislative level, and the state, and congressional level… to begin to fundamentally change the political culture of this state…and I am so excited to participate in that process [pause]…we feel that Arizona and the district that I intend to represent is going to be pivotal in beginning to change the culture of this state.”

Blogger Trevor Loudon of “New Zeal” shares the same belief, listing in great detail, about Grijalva’s ties to the Communist Party USA in the following article: “Red Reps 14: Scoop!  Arizona Rep. Raul Grijava’s Communist Party Connections”.

Excerpt from Trevor’s article…

“Raul Grijalva’s first documented ties to the Communist Party USA date from 1993, when then Pima County Board of Supervisors member Raul M.Grijalva, penned an article on NAFTA for the Party’s People’s Weekly World, November 13 issue.”

Loudon published an article on January, 2012, detailing the communist connections of Kyrsten Sinema, Democrat candidate for the newly created 9th Congressional district here in Arizona.  Read full article

Millions of freedom-loving Americans understand that the real threat to our freedom comes from our elected members of Congress like Raul Grijalva and Ed Pastor of Arizona, Maxine Waters of California, and all the other CPC members who are like wolves in sheep clothing preying on the freedom of the American people with their agenda to claim power and control over the people in the name of economic and social justice, where security is traded for prosperity and freedom.

Even Rep. Allen West of Florida, one of our strongest and most out-spoken leaders for conservatism, seems to think that members of the CPC have the same agenda as our fellow Americans in the CPUSA.  Watch the video here.

Here are excerpts taken from the video taped on April 17, 2012…

“…at the turn of the century, the American Communists renamed themselves progressives…there is a very thin line between communism, progressivism, marxism, and socialism, and even as Mark Levin has said, Statistism…This is about Nationalizing production…t’s about creating and expanding the welfare state…it’s about this idea of social and economic justices…and you hear that being played out with fairness, fair share and economic equality…”

Communism, Progressivism, Marxism, Socialism, and Statism all share a common enemy: Individual Liberty!

7 comments
Lisa
Lisa

Excellent information on a movement - and the individuals - who are manipulating vocabulary, history, the economy, media and indefensibly dulled minds in order to fundamentally change our world into a global regime of tyranny. Whether it's Grijalva, Sinema or a host of those who have felt comfortable coming out of the 'progressive' closet over time, the fact they have been successful at demonizing the freedom-loving individual who simply wants to honor the principles (and faith!) on which this country was founded is sobering. 

dleeper47
dleeper47 moderator

HMarques -- Good article!  I hope there will be many more ... 

Re Grijalva, Loudon is unequivocal, calling him "the worst of the worst."

One day I hope a journalist or citizen asks Grijalva in an open forum, "What is socialism?  What are its pros & cons?  Why do some people think its a bad system?  And what about communism?  What are its pros & cons?  Could it work well here in America?"

 

WesternFreePress
WesternFreePress moderator

Yes, it does sounds pretty out there, but Grijalva's history is what it is. Did you follow the link and read Loudon's pieces?

WesternFreePress
WesternFreePress moderator

@ Lisa Of course, they don't see it that way. They think that they are "helping" people, and that collectivism and statism are the means to that end. And when people in power believe in the notion that they are "helping," then may God help anyone who gets in the way of their agenda. Eggs must be cracked to make omelets.

HMarques
HMarques

 @WesternFreePress  @dleeper47 Hey David, thanks for the remarks.  I like your idea of asking Grijalva himself about the similarities of this progressive caucus and the Communist Party USA and see what he says.  I just might do that!  Let's bring on the debate to the American people.