How to Unify the Political Right with a Third Party that Can Win
With a special Appendix by Antal E. Fekete
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Softcover, 94 pgs., $11.95
We are taught in school that the strength of the American political system lies in the fact that we have a "two-party process." This is akin to teaching that babies come from storks. It is a fairy tale we spin out to avoid messy details of reality we prefer not to face.
The reality is that America is now a one-party state. The Democratic and Republican parties have become nothing but two divisions of the same party -- the Central Leviathan Party. Both divisions are corrupted to the core, lap dogs for the special interests. No matter who wins, we always get more spending, more taxes, more inflation, more bureaucracies, and LESS FREEDOM.
The Demopublicans now tax over 50% of our earnings every year. They steal hundreds of billions from our savings through currency debasement. They have brought us a national debt of over $7 trillion. They have saddled us with $45 trillion in unfunded liabilities to come due on the backs of our children. They have bankrupted us as a nation. They are consuming the freedom and the substance of our lives like a swarm of locusts consumes a golden wheat field.
We as Americans must gather the will to challenge the overweening prodigality of this beast, or we will ultimately collapse into a servile, wasteland of a nation. There is only one way to bring about such a challenge. America needs a third political party -- a real third party that will stand up to Washington's nefarious tax tyrants and dollar debasers.
It is a fallacy to say that third parties in America cannot work. All third parties like the Libertarians and Reformers that have sprung up in the past century have been built upon two strategic flaws that doom them to failure. Correct these two fundamental errors, and a genuine challenge to the Demopublicans can be launched.
In this book, Nelson Hultberg shows how to avoid these two errors and attract millions of voters to the cause of freedom and Constitutional government. He outlines a daring, innovative political strategy that will stop the growth of the federal Leviathan cold and rebuild our nation upon gold money and fair taxation.
Antal Fekete's New Gold-Coin Standard
The renowned monetary theorist Antal E. Fekete has contributed an Appendix to the book that explains his revolutionary plan for a "parallel" gold oriented monetary system. It is a plan that can phase us out of the Federal Reserve's relentlessly depreciating fiat currency and restore sound money to our country.
How to do this in a practical way has been the great dilemma confronting us throughout the 20th century. Professor Fekete has designed an ingenious, workable plan that solves the problems. It is a realistic plan that can be initiated immediately, but which allows us to slowly over time work ourselves out of the fiat money trap into a genuine monetary system based upon gold and silver.
The plan is outlined in accessible prose for the intelligent layman. It is a brilliant blueprint that will enable us as Americans to establish a stable money again, totally free from the greed and corruption of today's Keynesian witch doctors.
Gold money and equal tax rates were the two principles that kept our government limited for 125 years. This all ended in 1913 with the institution of the Federal Reserve and the progressive income tax.
The inflationary travesties of our times and today's explosive spending abominations in Washington are the long range consequences of our decisions in that fateful year of 1913. With this book, Mr. Hultberg demonstrates why and how the monetary and tax systems on which our Founders placed so much importance must be restored if we are to save the American experiment in freedom.
Professor Antal Fekete has aided this cause in a splendid and scintillating way. He is a true contrarian mind, a masterful theoretician, and his monetary plan offers us a means to finally check the tyrannical power of the Federal monster that the sinister money men of 1913 foisted upon us.
If you are tired of being exploited by Washington's mega-bankers and bureaucratic elites and their incessant self-aggrandizement, you must read this provocative call for revolution that Nelson Hultberg and Antal Fekete have put forth. The Demopublican power structure is rotted from within; it can be brought down and restored to the free, Constitutional system that the Founding Fathers envisioned. But to do so we will have to start thinking outside the box. We will need a fresh and radical approach capable of reaching millions, not thousands, of voters. The means to accomplish this are laid out simply and profoundly in Breaking the Demopublican Monopoly.
About the Authors
Nelson Hultberg is a freelance writer in Dallas, Texas and the Executive Director of Americans for a Free Republic www.afr.org. He has a BA degree in Economics from Beloit College in Wisconsin. His articles have appeared in publications such as The Dallas Morning News, Insight, The Freeman, Liberty, The Social Critic, and on numerous Internet websites. He is the author of Why We Must Abolish The Income Tax And The IRS and has just finished a book on political-economic philosophy titled, Reality's Golden Mean: The Case for Libertarian Politics and Conservative Values. In 1998, he was featured along with Congressmen Bill Archer, Dick Armey, and Billy Tauzin in Texas Business magazine as one of Texas' leading tax reformers ("Texas Tea Party," May-June 1998).
Dr. Antal E. Fekete was born and educated in Hungary. He immigrated to Canada in 1956. In addition to teaching in Canada, he worked in the Washington D.C. office of Congressman W. E. Dannemeyer for five years on monetary and fiscal reform until 1990. He taught as visiting professor of economics at the Francisco Marroquin University in Guatemala City in 1996. Since 2001 he has been consulting professor at Sapientia University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. In 1996 Professor Fekete won the first prize in the International Currency Essay contest sponsored by Bank Lips Ltd. of Switzerland. His scholarly articles have appeared on numerous Internet websites, and are archived at: www.goldisfreedom.com
What They Are Saying about This Book:
Mr. Hultberg does far more than playing the role of a latter-day Cassandra in exposing the greatest danger Western civilization has ever faced. He offers a program to reverse the historical tide of collectivism. Who in 1979, at the time it invaded Afghanistan, could have predicted the collapse of the Soviet Union? Yet it did happen within a decade. The vision of Mr. Hultberg, that within a decade 15 percent of the American electorate can be persuaded of the necessity of a gold coin standard and an equal-rate income tax, is breathtaking. Yet it is no more impossible than was the vision a quarter of a century ago that the Soviet Union and its Evil Empire could be overthrown virtually without bloodshed.
Dr. Antal E. Fekete, Professor Emeritus
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Many of us can recall the works of John T. Flynn (among others) in the 1940s and 50s, in defense of limited government, gold-based currency, and equal rights for all. But distinguished economists in the year 2004 seem to have forgotten these lessons for the future. Mr. Hultberg's work reminds us again of the importance and soundness of the principles set forth with such eloquence fifty years ago, and gives forewarning of the dire consequences of ignoring them. Mr. Hultberg pulls us out of the economic dream-world in which so many Americans live today.
Dr. John Hospers, Professor Emeritus,
Former Chairman of the Philosophy Department
University of Southern California
The two-party system is one of the main forces driving America to ruin. We desperately need a viable third party to break the Demopublican monopoly and get us onto a saner path. Unfortunately too many independents, conservatives, and libertarians live in an alternative universe, ignoring political realities. Hultberg, by contrast, realizes that we have to start where people are. His political realism is just what the doctor ordered.
Dr. John Attarian
Author of Social Security: False Consciousness and Crisis
Adjunct Scholar, Makinac Center for Public Policy
This is an excellent work that offers a powerful plan to reconstitute a party of liberty that -- if adopted -- would drastically reduce the size of government in an "incremental" way, which is the only workable strategy. Nelson Hultberg may be one of the educators we someday come to thank.
Business Writer and Editor, Traders Magazine
The only way to shrink the size of any government is to deprive it of nourishment, and that is what AFR hopes to do with a two-pronged attack on the nation's monetary system and revenue generating apparatus. Everyone who is seriously interested in knocking the two main parties from their pedestal and creating a constitutionally limited democratic republic should wish Nelson Hultberg and his colleagues well in their endeavor.
Jerome Tuccille, Author of 21 books
Including "It Usually Begins With Ayn Rand"
Former Libertarian candidate for Governor of New York
As Nelson Hultberg shows, our country is hurtling towards Mussolini's Economic Fascism. Big business, big government, the money-center banks and the financial press are so intertwined, they have corrupted our formerly free financial markets and free financial market press. This is leading us down a devastating path and must be exposed. Now is the time to implement Mr. Hultberg's incremental plan to give Americans a viable alternative to the present choices in our political system when financial market chaos strikes in the upcoming years.
Bill Murphy, Chairman
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee
Breaking the Demopublican Monopoly is a manual for realistically achievable political change in the U.S. It's core truth can be summed up in one single quote: "Without a credible third party in the [US presidential] race, dictatorship looms over the horizon." Nothing said in U.S. politics over the past 100 years has been more true! Nelson Hultberg points his finger at all the pitfalls that have ensnared third-party attempts in the past, and offers an ingenious set of practical, do-able solutions. Nothing will stop this train once it gets moving!
Alex Wallenwein, Editor & Publisher
The Euro vs Dollar Currency War Monitor
Bull's eye! Nelson Hultberg has hit the target dead on with this latest work. Like a skilled surgeon, he lays open the root cause of the cancer that has afflicted this nation for too long. Not content with merely diagnosing the disease, Hultberg harnesses his keenly insightful analysis to articulate a thoughtful and achievable cure. All those who love liberty and long for true, limited government as bequeathed to us by our Founding Fathers, must read this book.
Dan Norcini, Market analyst
After reading Breaking the Demopublican Monopoly, a quote from Henry David Thoreau comes to mind: "There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root." This simple, yet elegant political platform, in my view, strikes at the root of the problem.
Dave Lewis, Founder and Publisher
Obviously, something must be done if we are ever to save the Republic. Hultberg clearly shows the problems inherent with the current third parties in their attempts to turn things around. And he correctly advocates that frustrated activists put together a new effort with a specific economic message that can appeal to supporters of both groups of migrating Republicans and disenfranchised Democrats.
Tom DeWeese, President
American Policy Center
Nelson Hultberg offers not only an inspiring vision, but a practical plan to end the seemingly never-ending expansion of government and to restore the current "One-Party-Masquerading-as-Two" American political system to one of fairness, integrity and perhaps most importantly, sound fiscal policy. I would urge anyone not 100 percent thrilled with the illusion of political choice available today to take a look at Breaking the Demopublican Monopoly.
Mark M. Rostenko, Editor
The Sovereign Strategist
Breaking the Demopublican Monopoly, by Nelson Hultberg, clearly illustrates the serious situation facing this republic. A wonderful overview, Mr. Hultberg's book provides a solution to this ongoing crisis. We can take back America. Indeed, there is hope, but Americans must take action now if we are to avoid political and economic turmoil.
Peter Spina, Owner
GoldSeek.com & SilverSeek.com
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