I wanna know who died and made John Conyers the "king". Reading this article from Political Affairs, you would think that Conyers was elected President of the United States...
"You are now being addressed by Chairman John Conyers of the House Judiciary Committee," Conyers told an overflowing audience at the University of Detroit Mercy. He promised to use his authority and influence to help reverse the irresponsible lack of congressional oversight by the Republican-controlled House of the President on issues such as the war and the abuse of civil liberties."
At this "It's Good to be the King" lovefest, Conyers laid out his agenda. It ain't a pretty sight. Just for laughs, I cross referenced Conyers "plan" items with the Communist Goals read into the Congressional Record on January 10, 1963. (The Communist Goals are in brackets)
Conyers announced that he and Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) intended to re-introduce a bill in the House that would create a cabinet level Department of Peace. [#1 - US acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war]
On the war issue, Conyers said, "One of the most important things on our agenda is getting out of Iraq as quickly and as intelligently as possible." "Our presence there continues and exacerbates the war." [#2 - US willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war]
He pointed out that there is no military solution to the violence in Iraq and urged regional diplomacy and the replacement of U.S. forces with UN peacekeepers. [#11 - Promote the UN as the only hope for mankind.]
He called for revamping foreign policy efforts, opening talks with regional powers in the Middle East, talks with North Korea and China rather than confrontation, and for the U.S. "to take the lead on disarmament." [#3 -Develop the illusion that total disarmament by the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength]
Conyers plans to reintroduce the United States National Healthcare Insurance Act (HR 676) in the new session of Congress, and called on the American people to pressure Congress to pass it. He insisted that funding for a national health care program and for treating and finding a cure for HIV/AIDS have to come out of the military budget. [#32 - Support any Socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture - education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.]
Conyers added support for proposed reforms that would address global warming, protections for pensions, and a Constitutional amendment being offered by Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL) that would make health care a right. [#32 Support any Socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture - education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.]
In addition to these major issues, Conyers promised that his committee would open investigations of a number of concerns raised under Republican control of the House over the course of the Bush presidency. [#15 - Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States]
He said his committee would reexamine major abuses of civil liberties such as the PATRIOT Act and the Bush administration’s warrantless wiretapping program. Congress has the duty to "cut the PATRIOT Act down to size" and to "cut back Bush's power grab." Conyers also called for hearings on the handling of intelligence that pushed America to war with Iraq. He said that he believed that the war was planned well before the fall of 2002 and that "concealments, misstatements, and exaggerations" got us into this "misbegotten war that should never have been started." [#20 - Infiltrate the press, #21 - Gain control of key positions in radio, TV and motion pictures, #33 - Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus]
Those that voted against the Republicans did not cast their ballot for the Democrats - they voted for Socialism in America.