Exposing the “Born Again American” movement, again.

June 5, 2009

 

 In response to my recent post regarding the disingenuous Born Again American” movement , I received this response from “Erika”, who I presume is Erika Johansson, program coordinator and Producer, Remix America.

 

Born Again American is a new initiative put forth by Declare Yourself.

 

Declare Yourself is national, nonpartisan, nonprofit youth voter registration organization dedicated to making sure every American is registered to vote.

 

Change.org is not an umbrella organization for Declare Yourself – in fact, it is a completely different organization. Change.org is an advocacy website that encourages people to organize around issues that matter to them.

 

Declare Yourself does not advocate any politician or policy stance. They have traveled across the nation to register voters and believe that every American should be registered and eligible to vote regardless of political party or beliefs!

 

Let’s take a few moments to dissect the response:

 

Born Again American is a new initiative put forth by Declare Yourself.

 

Declare Yourself is national, nonpartisan, nonprofit youth voter registration organization dedicated to making sure every American is registered to vote.

 

“Voter registration organization” is left-wing code for socialist activism.  It is code for getting as many uninformed, lazy, unregistered citizens as you can to register and then vote for left-wing candidates.  It has always been thus.  Please do not insult my readers’ intelligence.

 

Change.org is not an umbrella organization for Declare Yourself – in fact, it is a completely different organization. Change.org is an advocacy website that encourages people to organize around issues that matter to them.

 

I provided the link from the Declare Yourself website in my previous post.  Apparently the verbiage in the “about us” section has been changed to remove reference to change.org.  Regardless, it is very clear that all three organizations (Declare Yourself, Born Again American and Change.org) stand for.  Under the disguise of our Founding Documents, your organizations represent positions that are counter to the intent of our Founding Fathers as referenced in their own words.  Here’s an example:

 

“Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself! They are the American people’s Liberty Teeth and keystone under Independence. From the hour the Pilgrims landed, to the present day, events, occurrences, and tendencies prove that to insure peace, security, and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable. The very atmosphere of firearms everywhere, restrains evil interference ‑‑ they deserve a place of honor with all that’s good!”

 

‑‑President George Washington, in a speech to Congress. 7 January, 1790 

 

If I am wrong, and your organization is really what it claims to be, prove it.  Here is my challenge:

 

I challenge the Born Again American movement, and “Declare Yourself” to take a direct position on their websites in support of the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States.  Both websites are draped with references to our Founding Documents.  I mean, this is what an organization dedicated to our Founding Documents and our heritage of freedom would do, right?  Well, here’s your chance to demonstrate that you are in fact who you claim to be. 

 

Somehow I doubt you’ll accept…  Anyway, I return to your response:

 

Declare Yourself does not advocate any politician or policy stance. They have traveled across the nation to register voters and believe that every American should be registered and eligible to vote regardless of political party or beliefs!

 

Again, this is absolutely false.  Your affiliated and parent organizations are clearly left-wing front groups that take positions against the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.  Further, the “voter registration” code is lost on no intelligent reader.  “Voter registration” organizations exist for one purpose only: to register the uninformed and lazy in order to direct them to left-wing candidates during close elections. 

 

But again, please prove me wrong.  Take my challenge above and I will post a long retraction of my critique.

 

Erika – you work for Remix America, another site that references our Founding Documents.  This is from your ‘about us’ page http://www.remixamerica.org/about

 

This country is a remix, it’s what we do. What did Jefferson and Paine and Adams do but mashup history, take a little from the Magna Carta, a little from John Locke, and a whole lot of rebellion. Now, thanks to the web and digital technology, everyone can join in.

 

This is a unique moment in our history — We can rediscover the promise of the Declaration of Independence next to the music of Louis Armstrong next to the beats of the Beastie Boys and clips of our candidates talking about “Changes.” Every one of us can own our best expressions of liberty, democracy and freedom, remix them as they see fit, and share them with the world.

 

Yet another reference to the Declaration of Independence.  References to Jefferson, Paine and Adams – all lovers of freedom and supporters of the absolute human right of free people to own the means of their self-defense and, thereby, to prevent government from obtaining a monopoly on the use of force.  Do you know what the Declaration means?  Clearly Change.org does not, based on the abundance of anti-Second Amendment articles.  And nowhere a mention on the websites of Declare Yourself, Born Again American or Remix America.  Why?

 

The Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America is not a “political position” any more than the First Amendment is.  You support the First Amendment, right?  Why not the Second?

 

Why, Erika?

 

Why?

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One Response to “Exposing the “Born Again American” movement, again.”

  1. Phoenix Says:

    You are 100% RIGHT! Norman Lear premiered BornAgainAmerican.org at the Presidential Inauguration in 2009. Hhmmm? Whose inauguration was that? Obama. Now, Declare Yourself is a registration voting drive registering 18-29 yr olds. Declare Yourself started in 2004, it registered 4 million young voters who mostly voted for who in 2008? Wow! Same answer Obama. It is no secret that Lear is a strong supporter of liberal (left wing) causes. So, BornAgainAmerican, Declare Yourself … just another version of a community activist group, like, ahhh … Acorn!


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