Welcome to our campaign to secure the future
Table of Contents
Introduction: The End of Partisan Politics
Pledge #2: Joining China's Belt and Road Initiative
Pledge #3: LaRouche's Four Laws for Economic Recovery
- Restore Glass-Steagall Now, Before the Impending Crash
- A New National Bank or Equivalent Means for Credit Issuance
- Increased Productivity as the Metric for Application of Credit
- Crash Program for Fusion Power Development and Space
Introduction: The End of Partisan Politics
In a speech that would soon prove prescient, on September 20, 2012, in celebration of his 90th birthday, Lyndon LaRouche discussed the impending end of partisan party politics in the United States and the challenge this posed to the individual citizen — to you — to take leadership. This dynamic would soon manifest itself, to the absolute confoundment and amazement of most, in the 2016 election of U.S. President Donald Trump, who had made himself the sworn enemy of both parties’ elites.
LaRouche asserted that the conflict between the old paradigm of the decadent and dying Wall Street and City of London speculative monetary system, which had imploded in 2008, and the fledgling new paradigm, struggling then to be born, would result in the destruction of the two-party system in the United States. Ossified and corrupt political structures would be fatefully challenged by a population which had had enough and would reject the agenda of both political parties which were only out to preserve their dying system, even if that meant world war. However, once this was accomplished, LaRouche said, the citizens of the United States would face a challenge: Would they organize and educate themselves through a principled dialogue concerning the future direction of our nation as required by the U.S. Constitution? Would they take actions consistent with the intent of our Constitution to revive and direct our damaged nation into a prosperous future?
Now, in 2018, we face a turning point in the dynamic to which LaRouche gave voice at that birthday event. Both decadent political parties, rejected by the voters in 2016, have mobilized to reverse the results of that very same 2016 election. The Republican establishment hated Trump and ran against him. The Democratic Party not only despised him but labeled the millions of people who voted for him, including millions of Democrats, racist, sexist “deplorables.” Now they intend to use the midterm 2018 elections to gather sufficient seats in the House of Representatives and the Senate to impeach the President.
Why Trump Won
Donald Trump campaigned against central planks of Republican orthodoxy, saying he was the champion, like Franklin Roosevelt, of the “forgotten American” in the misnamed and financially abandoned “fly-over” country, the formerly agricultural and industrial heartland of the United States situated between the liberal coasts. He favored the restoration of the Glass-Steagall banking regulation which would end Wall Street’s casino economy, and he embraced by name the American System of economics created by Alexander Hamilton.
Trump’s most resonant campaign promises were two: huge new infrastructure projects to drive U.S. economic development with a revival of manufacturing on a modern platform, and a return to collaboration between sovereign nation states pursuing common interests, rather than the globalist system pursued by Bush and Obama. Trump specifically called for improved relations between the United States and Russia and an end to the endless decades of perpetual regime change wars.
These ideas are what won the 2016 election. Not a paltry $100,000 of crude Russian Facebook ads. Not the hoax surrounding the claim that the Russians hacked the DNC’s computers. Not James Comey. It was candidate Trump’s economic ideas and pledge to end America’s endless wars that struck a chord with the voters. By contrast, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama told working and middle class Americans, ravaged by suicide, opioid addiction, and despair, that they had never had it so good. America’s political class and its bankrupt parties stood ruined as a result, just as LaRouche said they would.
Since the election, the political establishment has warred with Trump, softly seeking to cage and bend him into following their Wall Street financial policies and interventionist foreign polices while wielding the club of an ongoing coup. New smears and attacks against this President seem to appear on an hourly basis. He is being stalked by an amoral independent counsel, Robert Mueller, armed with an unlimited hunting license. Once again, the cheap identity politics championed by Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and Republican stalwarts circumscribe and debase our political discourse. The news media has become a vehicle for an incessant propaganda campaign against the duly-elected President. However, unless Americans rise above the controlled political dynamic that this ongoing coup attempt is intended to foster, its instigators will have achieved their fundamental purpose: the demoralization of those who revolted in 2016. LaRouche’s call to citizens to take individual responsibility for the fate of the nation, for the future, stands unanswered. As a result, the big ideas of 2016 have been shelved as the President tacks and reacts, simply to live another day.
The Coup Is Destroying the Nation
We see the real damage every day. As the LaRouche PAC’s lead 2018 endorsed candidate, Kesha Rogers, campaigns in Texas’ 9th Congressional District, she witnesses the poverty of large swaths of voters and the enforced homelessness resulting from the damage wrought by Hurricane Harvey and Houston’s historic floods. This was a human disaster that never had to happen. The infrastructure plans to prevent such damage — from the known threat of hurricanes and flooding — have been drawn up and ready to go for years. But somehow, the “money” to preserve human life has not been there. Now the money can’t be found even to do repairs. How has Rogers’ opponent, Al Green, spent his time since the floods devastated his constituents? He has been drawing funds and media attention to himself from Washington D.C. PACs and liberal donors, by leading the drive for Congressional Democrats to impeach President Trump.
This does not even take into account the opioid epidemic which has engulfed the de-industrialized areas of our country and threatens the survival of entire swaths of our population. Journalist Sam Quinones, author of a best-selling book about the drug epidemic, Dreamland, testified before the Senate Health and Education Committee in January, 2018. He called for a crash program to confront the crisis based on the Marshall Plan and the Space program, and for large-scale infrastructure development in the economically ravaged areas of the country where drugs, despair, and purposeless, are literally killing people every day. The Senators simply ignored any discussion of Quinones’ solution. Again, the “money” for an actual solution can’t be found.
True American Economics
Alexander Hamilton would look in horror at what has become of the United States he helped to found. His system of economics, enshrined in our Constitution, recognizes that the source of economic wealth is the development of the productive powers of labor, the genius which results in fundamental scientific discoveries. To create structures capable of acting on a national basis to achieve such development, Hamilton’s system mandates that the Congress — responsible for large-scale improvements in national productivity — create credit rather than borrowing money from predatory banks operating only to enrich themselves. By directing that credit through a national bank and the private banking system, it is possible to fund those infrastructure projects and fundamental scientific endeavors essential to create sustained economic growth in the long term, over spans of two or more generations.
In order to overcome the Great Depression, and to prevent the types of financial mania typical of the 1920s, Franklin Roosevelt enacted the Glass-Steagall Act in 1933. This law ensured the stability of the commercial banking sector and its ability to function as a source of credit for the expansion of the economy. Glass-Steagall achieved this objective (for over half a century) by protecting and insuring the lending activity of our country’s banks, while completely separating off their speculative activities.
After the 1999 repeal of Glass-Steagall, the large Wall Street banks—allied with the City of London—have looted the real economy through reckless speculation. This resulted in the 2008 economic collapse from which this country has not recovered. We are now facing a new collapse as Wall Street and the City of London have continued their reckless policies and built a new and even bigger bubble.
The LaRouche Approach
The present economic disaster of the United States demands a solution that cannot be found within the axioms of economic courses or textbooks. We must turn to Lyndon LaRouche, whose unique economic discoveries set the stage for his remarkably accurate forecasts and the fundamental science of physical economic growth which he spent his lifetime developing. LaRouche built beyond Leibniz’s understanding of technology and Alexander Hamilton’s recognition of the central role of increases in the productive powers of labor as the source of economic wealth, to create a qualitative measurement for economic progress, “potential relative population density.”
LaRouche locates the only source of economic wealth — indeed, the very basis for the existence of that uniquely human phenomenon known as “economy” — in the discovery of universal principles of nature that change our relationship to nature itself. From the controlled use of fire, which first set our species apart from the beasts, to the electric fire studied by that “American Prometheus,” Benjamin Franklin, the entire history of human development is one of creating new resources by expanding our knowledge of previously unknown universal principles, allowing us to apply our creative discoveries to bring about entirely new states of matter and an improved human environment.
In 2014, from his knowledge of the true ABCs of economy (and his absolute rejection of the clap-trap masquerading under the name “macroeconomics” in universities), Lyndon LaRouche distilled the needed policy outlook into what he called his “Four Laws for Economic Recovery.”
LaRouche’s “Four Laws” mandate actions to be taken to bring the U.S. economy into coherence with the actual scientific laws governing economic progress. A credit system, like that employed by Hamilton, Lincoln, and Roosevelt, is used to fund large-scale economic projects, such as modern and new infrastructure, if they raise both overall productivity and living standards. Examples from our history are Roosevelt's Tennessee Valley Authority and John F. Kennedy's space program. A crash program to develop fusion energy, a cheap, powerful, and essentially unlimited energy source, will transform our relationship to raw materials: to water, to energy, and to fusion powered space exploration, allowing us to literally leap into a modern, future economic platform, from the post-industrial scrap heap we have become. Restoring Glass-Steagall is the remedial measure which stops Wall Street's speculative casino from literally robbing the economy of the resources necessary to grow.
The Final Stages of the Coup
As the 2018 midterms approach, the most cowardly and compromised of the Republicans are resigning, fleeing the Congress in droves, virtually handing their seats to Democrats. Meanwhile, the Democratic Party of Franklin Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy ceased to exist long ago. Its replacement by lunatics advocating war with Russia and China and the police state measures of the modern surveillance state is a remarkable, if terrifying, development.
Impeachment, in this context, would be the end of the United States as we know it, whatever view you may hold of President Donald Trump. Impeachment will be the final stage in a criminal act against the Constitution — a coup instigated by a foreign power, the British, in cahoots with the departing President, Obama, and his intelligence chiefs. We are witnessing a regime change operation in our own country — something we do to countries throughout the world — which will overturn the will of the people of the United States, as constitutionally expressed in the 2016 election. There is no possible redemption from such a monstrous and grave offense against our Constitution.
As Lyndon LaRouche had forecast in that 90th birthday speech, the established parties were in a process of self-destruction, a process which culminated in 2016 with Trump’s election. They are now seeking to reemerge, riding on a wave of criminal and unconstitutional actions against a sitting President. Will the citizens now organize to bring the nation to safer shores, to institute the economic and foreign policies necessary to ensure a secure and prosperous future?
We are proposing LaRouchePAC’s Campaign to Win the Future to catalyze precisely that result, to secure that for which most Trump and Bernie Sanders voters voted in 2016.
The LaRouchePAC 2018 Campaign to Win the Future
Our program is simple. Anyone seeking a House or a Senate seat must:
- Pledge to end the coup against President Trump,
- Pledge to support the President joining the United States to China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) to develop the world, and
- Pledge to support Lyndon LaRouche’s “Four Laws for Economic Recovery” of the United States.
This program not only fulfills the intent of most voters in 2016; it ensures prosperity and profound human progress over the next two generations. If a candidate campaigns on this platform, he or she deserves our support. Oppose this platform and we will do everything possible to ensure you are not elected.
We are taking this program to the nation’s constituency leaders: the mayors, the business owners, the legislators, the union leaders, the farm organizations, police officers, firefighters, teachers, doctors and nurses, engineers and scientists — the natural leaders of those directly producing the nation’s wealth — and the young. We aim to form a producers’ coalition behind the principles embodied in this program, replacing the tired identity politics and vacant economic promises of the former political parties. Like the Committees of Correspondence which communicated the profound ideas of the American Revolution, our campaign is about education, about creating the historical and scientific literacy in the population actually necessary to win the country back.
We believe that the forces of history, of natural law, operating in 2016, remain on our side and a spirit, unknown and unappreciated by Washington’s stupid pundits and corrupt political class, remains loose in the land. We see it every day as we talk to people. They are fed up with Washington. They are fed up with the coup. They long for purpose in their lives. They are struggling to understand how we got to this place and they long for truth. They are reading, and discussing, and arguing profound ideas. They are inspired when you tell them the truth.