Democrat Socialism and Republican Fascism
Statement by Rick Stanley - January 29, 2002
This editorial is a shorter version of a letter that was published in
Speakout, a Vail-area newspaper, on January 10, 2002


January 29, 2002


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The following statement of editorial opinion is offered for your use by Rick Stanley, Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate.


Democrat Socialism and Republican Fascism
by Rick Stanley

My name is Rick Stanley. I am the Libertarian candidate for the U.S. Senate in the November, 2002 election, against Wayne Allard (R) and Tom Strickland (D).

Our Congressmen, and other legislators at all levels, are ushering our country into unconstitutional waters. They are following a path of socialism through the Democrats, and fascism through the Republicans. Both parties decry what the other has done, but unconstitutional laws are rarely repealed when the other party comes to power.

The Libertarian Party stands for limited government as outlined by our forefathers; for individual liberty; and for personal responsibility. Neither socialism nor fascism fit anywhere in the mix of our American birthright of liberty.

We Libertarians say that the answer to the two-party dilemma is very simple. Return this country to the principles outlined in the Constitution, and make the government abide by the guarantees of freedom laid down in the Bill of Rights.

The Bill of Rights was ratified 210 years ago, on December 15, 1791, and became a part of the Constitution on that day. On December 15, 2001, at the Bill of Rights Day rally in Denver, I made a stand for liberty by insisting that my Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms could not be violated by the city and county of Denvers municipal code chapter 38-117.5(b). I put my pistol in a holster on my belt after giving a twenty-minute speech, and was promptly arrested. The Denver police had the SWAT team, twenty officers in a dozen marked and unmarked police cars, mounted police on horseback, and several undercover police in the Bill of Rights day crowd. After spending 28 hours in the Denver jail I paid a bond, pleaded not guilty, and started the long judicial process to have one unconstitutional law overturned.

The recent "Patriot Act" violates seven of the ten amendments in the Bill of Rights. It is just the latest of thousands of laws passed by the U.S. government in violation of the Constitution.

The American people can vote the traitors and cowards who have passed these laws -- unconstitutional laws like the "Patriot Act" -- out of office. But that will take a long time, and there is a quicker way.

I suggest that all Americans who have the time to defend our precious Constitution join the Bill of Rights rallies across America -- at the state Capitols in every state at high noon, starting January 19, 2002 -- to demand the repeal of all unconstitutional laws. Details of the Denver rally can be found at my web site, The next one is set for February 23, 2002.

In Washington, DC, and in every state capital across America, our citizenry will insist that our rights must be restored. As each monthly rally gains more support, the legislators will be forced to become a constitutional government once again, with the support of the people.

The process whereby the American government at all levels takes our rights away -- with small steps and infringements; tyranny an inch at a time -- must be stopped.

These monthly Bill of Rights rallies across America can and will set a precedent for future generations to peacefully protest: by petitioning our government for the redress of grievances, by demanding the repeal of all unconstitutional laws, and by returning this country to the freedoms and the liberty our forefathers, and many other patriots since, have fought and died to preserve.

Rick Stanley is a Libertarian Candidate for U.S. Senate from Colorado
( Stanley is a Denver businessman with 27 years' experience serving the construction, plant maintenance and fleet maintenance industries. He is currently the owner and CEO of Stanley Fasteners and Shop Supply.


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