Ambassador Alan Keyes, who at one point sought the Republican nomination for president, now says the leading candidates for president – Democrat Sen. Barack Obama and GOP Sen. John McCain – both represent the kind of government colonists founded the U.S. to escape.
And in an exclusive interview with WND, he said if people do not choose to be ruled by a few elites, as he claims both Obama and McCain espouse, they should just say no.
“The major issue we’re confronted with [in the 2008 election] is exemplified by the parties themselves, that is the destruction of the American republic,” he said. “Government of, by and for the people, dead and replaced by the emergency rule by the few, which was exactly the form of government that America came into existence to displace.”
He said the “ultimate say” in America, however, remains in the hands of the people.
“All the people have to do if they don’t see what represents them is say, ‘No,’” he told WND, citing political candidates’ expressed support for issues that appear to surrender the integrity of the U.S. borders or degrade the traditional family through abortion or same-sex “marriage.”
“There are a lot [of voters] who don’t think killing infant babies born alive after an abortion represents them,” he said. “People who look at these candidates and say, ‘No way,’ should say, ‘No, we’re not going to do that.’
“And then they must look for an alternative that does represent them,” he said.
Keyes has been nominated for president by America’s Independent Party following a run for the Republican nomination.
WND reported then Keyes said his first priority in office would be to make sure the executive branch of the U.S. government recognizes the unalienable rights of U.S. citizens, as spelled out in the U.S. Constitution.
And that means applying to the unborn the protections the Constitution already includes for them.
“My first priority would be to re-establish within the executive branch respect for and protection of the unalienable rights of the unborn children in the womb, to make sure nothing was done by the executive branch of the United States that violated the Constitution of the United States in this regard,” he told WND during an exclusive one-on-one interview.
Keyes, who holds a Ph.D. from Harvard in constitutional theory, spent 11 years at the U.S. State Department and was on staff in the U.S. Foreign Service and the National Security Council before becoming Ronald Reagan’s assistant secretary of state for international organizations in 1985. He served as ambassador to the U.N. Economic and Social Council during the following years.
He said the major parties in the 2008 election appear to represent the government of elitism like the monarchy of England, a rule against which colonists rebelled.
“Obama comes from the standard leftist social approach that has always asserted … control by the elite minority, and John McCain, as exemplified by McCain-Feingold and his stand on immigration policy, basically is coming from that same point of view, representing internationalists who have surrendered their allegiance to the American Constitution, the American nation, the American way of life in order to promote a globalist perspective that the majority of the people in this country don’t subscribe to,” he said.
Keyes said his campaign “exists in the work that’s being done [by people] who would not buy the notion that they had to choose among the evils that are being presented.” Instead, they have honored him by working to put his name on ballots around the nation, he said.
He told WND many people also are realizing the need for their leaders to stand for consistently moral principles, “so that we will not violate the fundamentals, the premise that we’re all created equal, that our rights come from God and must be exercised with respect for God’s authority.”
“Obama rejects it. McCain rejects it,” he said. “Others are paying lip service.”
“The survival of the American republic, the survival of our liberty and the people is being decided in this election year,” Keyes said.