"Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty." II Corinthians 3:17
November 6, 2012
CLAYTON SUPPORTERS AND ELECTED NOMINEE MARK CLAYTON DEFEAT UNELECTED PARTY BOSSES WHO URGED WRITE-IN CAMPAIGN
ELECTED NOMINEE MARK CLAYTON THANKS DEMOCRATS AND DEMANDS RESIGNATION OF NON-ELECTED, SELF APPOINTED PARTY BOSSES
Mark Clayton is out thanking Democrats who turned out in large numbers in a mandate to restore democracy to our party. With 83% of the votes in from
Tennessee Democrats, 655,438, an overwhelming majority of Democrats have now voted for Mark Clayton in the race
against the unelected bosses who waged a write-in campaign against their own duly nominated leader with unauthorized party resources. Mark Clayton will continue to defend Democrats from unelected bosses and is calling for hearings into
the integrity of voting rights in Tennessee when the General Assembly convenes next year.
By calling Democrats "too stupid" to vote and attacking democracy,
the unelected bosses drove swing and independent voters from our party and cost
Democrats, intentionally destroying our chance to unseat Bob Corker. We call for the immediate resignation of unelected party bosses
in the Tennessee Democratic Party. The people of Tennessee tonight have clearly demanded that
Democrats never again be subjugated to bosses who are not elected by
Former Democratic Party Chairman, Bob Tuke, received 767,236, or 31.64% of the vote in 2008 without being attacked with
his own party's resources and a campaign warchest of half a million dollars, meaning that Mark Clayton, with only a few
thousand dollars and a volunteer staff has easily
earned the trust and confidence of Democrats statewide while the unelected bosses are handily repudiated. We therefore demand
their immediate resignations.
Mark Clayton cannot thank his fellow Democrats enough for their strong support and for standing against the radical fringe who attacked
us all and he will not quit fighting to restore democracy to our party.
UPDATE: "We are now excited to announce the Clayton for Senate Democratic Party Thank You Tour! I want to thank the 704,708 Tennesseans who voted for Mark Clayton and to save our country from some godless
new world order and to protect our Tennessee Democratic Party from a small yet highly vehement radical fringe element. I will continue to travel across the state
of Tennessee to advance working class issues which we all hold dear and to speak on behalf of the Tennessee Democratic Party. Thank you
so much, and I accept my charge with a moral sense of duty and great humility.
For the few Democrats who left us and joined the Green Party, we are sorry to see you go but wish you good luck." -- Mark Clayton
OCTOBER 12, 2012 -- ELECTED LEADER MARK CLAYTON AGAIN CONFRONTS UNELECTED BOSSES WHO CALLED DEMOCRATS "TOO STUPID" TO VOTE -- CHIP FORRESTER HIDES IN OFFICE
Mark Clayton for U.S. Senate
The Dream Lives On...
The roots and meaning
of human freedom are not found in the meaning of
economics, moral license, philosophy, or material abundance.
The true meaning of individual liberty is found in how we treat one another and in the meaning of the cross. The meaning of the cross does not mean
taking over the world in the name of God at the point of a sword.
The meaning of the cross is to accept the social
gospel which Jesus preached when he said that inasmuch as we do to the least among us, we do also to Him. And
then we are to go out and spend our lives serving others in obedience to this command not only as
individuals but also as a society.
Separation of church and state laws do not exist, as new groups falsely claim,
to protect government from people of conscience and moral character, such as we who pray in schools. Separation of
church and state was never supposed to mean "don't pray in school."
The real truth is that while America's laws hold for a separation of church and state, those laws exist for the protection
of liberty of conscience from government intrusion. Separation of church and state protects people from the
government and not government from the people.
That is where Dr. King came in, because the Constitution, after all those years, still was not finished in terms
of liberty and equality. The least among us included both white and black, poor and foreign. And how we treat others as a nation is just as important
as how we treat others as individuals.
The last few years of Dr. King's life was spent speaking on behalf of humanity as a global whole, not just one country
or a group of people. The Republicans
often reject the least among us, making a special group for just themselves and misusing Christian groups to do it. They tell
poor people that their poverty and plight is their own fault, but that is not how
the Bible tells us to treat people.
George Mason, who wrote the Bill of Rights, believed that God not only judges individals but that he also judges nations. The
Bible tells the rich to weep and howl for the miseries that will come upon them -- and unless
the strongest among us begin to develop attitudes which protect the weak and lowly, then surely a greater judgement
will befall America than any mere human judgement could ever produce.
The path of human freedom does not come all at once. There have been many phases of civil rights in the path
of human liberty. After having spent an entire other lifetime in Washington, DC, there were
many times I had to wonder if I had any business in the political world anymore, but then I first ran for senator
four years ago and found
that I had thousands and thousands more friends out there than I could have ever imagined -- people just like you and me. I realized that the Bible
told me to go where more people are so that I could share the REAL message of freedom -- which is the meaning
of the cross that Dr. King preached about, and that is why even though
that I had some personal things to accomplish, I knew that it would be a sin for me to make excuses and
still ran to become our next U.S. Senator from Tennessee.
As I have travelled across Tennessee many times, I began to see
that we were all asking the same question, "Is it time to stand up to big bankster bullies like Bob Corker who
are trying to take away our liberties?" The more friends that I made, the more I realized that I could never go
back -- that the answer was "yes, it is time."
This time, your Christian friends in the Tennessee Democratic Party need your help on election day 2012 to defeat
Bob Corker, a big-bailout bankster buddy who thinks that he is going to take over on foreign policy for the Republicans. The
problem is that Bob Corker only sponsored ONE foreign policy bill in the ENTIRE LAST SESSION -- he is not doing anything for anybody
except the big banks, flying around the word on forty-seven trips, and blowing taxpayer money -- for ONLY ONE FOREIGN POLICY
Bob Corker also voted to voucherize Medicare and voted to nullify guaranteed Bill of Rights protections for Americans. It gets
a lot worse, and we do not have time to write a book here; but it is safe to say that Bob Corker is no friend
of the average Tennessean like you and me, and that Bob Corker is one of the most unqualified foreign policy phoneys and
unpopular senators which Tennessee has EVER had.
Bob Corker is even going around bashing Hillary Clinton over the problem in Libya. First of all, Hillary Clinton
has accepted responsibility for ALL of the State Department. Second of all, this is ONE issue out of many difficult
issues which Hillary Clinton handles. Even Condoleeza Rice has said that Hillary has done a good job, but Bob Corker
with his TRIPS TO FORTY-SEVEN FOREIGN COUNTRIES BUT ONLY ONE FOREIGN POLICY BILL and his MANY trips all over the world, ALL WHILE ON HIS FUMING OUT UNWARRANTED ATTACK TEMPER-TANTRUMS AGAINST HILLARY still
thinks that you and I are going to let him pass himself off as a senator who
can be in charge of foreign policy. NO!! WE ARE GOING TO STOP BOB CORKER!!
AND NO!! WE ARE NOT GOING TO LET BOB CORKER GET AWAY WITH ATTACKING HILLARY CLINTON WHEN SHE HAS DONE A BETTER JOB
THAN HE EVER COULD HAVE DREAMED OF DOING -- ON HIS BEST DAY WHICH WOULD NOT BE SAYING MUCH.
Bob Corker won't even do his OWN job and is the biggest unqualified phony in all of the US
Senate, and he just
wants to make himself look better by tearing down Hillary -- just like always. And all we have to do to see who
really is not doing his job is to look at Bob Corker's ONE FOREIGN POLICY BILL.
Do you see what a phony that Bob Corker having flown around to FORTY-SEVEN different countries and now has ONLY
ONE foreign policy bill is? Bob Corker is not qualified to criticize
anyone on foreign policy, especially not Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton deserves a sincere apology from Bob Corker, and Bob
Corker should be ashamed of himself for attacking Hillary.
Do you see how Bob Corker conflicts against American values and Tennessee values? Do you see why we have to get
rid of Bob Corker before he does all the damage that he can as the servant of greedy powers and arrogant attitudes? Many
Tennesseans already see this, but we we all need to join forces on election day 2012 and kick Bob Corker out, once and
Bob Corker could have helped humanitarian organizations like the one headed by Al Santoli, one of my best friends,
stop Al Qaeda in the Phillipines but was too lazy. Do you see the damage which Bob Corker has already done? But just think how much MORE damage that Bob Corker can do when he starts trying to take
over foreign policy as he says he is going to do! The know-it-all-know-nothing Bob Corker actually doing something
about foreign policy will be worse than him lazily sitting around the Senate as he says, "watching paint dry." -- his EXACT words!!!
Suffice it to say, that when Dr. King talked about paying attention to the freedoms of people in other countries, lazy Bob
Corker was not listening in history class in the same we he acted in the US Senate during his freshman term.
But there is something that you and I can do to stop the madness. We have
our Clayton for Senate campaign which you can join and BEAT Bob Corker, ONCE AND FOR ALL!!!
Bob Corker NEVER served in the military
even in a small capacity but he wants everyone to pay for his flights all over the world so that he can review
the situation and the troops -- not even a senator's job unless we want a Senator
Napoleon!!! That being said, Bob Corker should have MORE respect for the military, which he obviously
I served in the Army
Reserve for six years straight and seven months active duty, so I know what it is like to wear the uniform and
be ready to fight and
have a lot of friends who did. Our senior foreign policy advisor and my good friend
is Albert Santoli, a Vietnam Veteran with three purple hearts (you read right, three purple hearts), who spends
almost all of his time and money going to where Al Qaeda is trying to come; but when Al Qaeda
tries to barge in with their messages of hatred and destruction, we already have helped the local villiages cut off the terrorists through education
and medicine programs and no government support.
Bob Corker does not know, like we do, how to STOP THE
TERRORISTS, and Bob Corker's code phrases indicate that he wants more "boots on the ground"
as the only solution that he knows about and
neither knows nor cares about the value of humanitarian organizations and what the very important role they play
keeping Al Qaeda at bay. Anyone who has been in Washington, D.C. for six
years and is qualified in foreign policy knows people like Al Santoli,
but every indication is that Bob Corker utterly clueless.
No matter what committee that I am on as your senator, I will always look for
people like Free Burma Rangers, Save the Children, World Vision, and Christian Relief International who know how
to help the people who are most hurt by the terrorists -- their neighbors.
We have seen Al Qaeda collapse in the face of our most successful programs, and
of course, Bob Corker knows NOTHING about any of this, because he is too busy flying around and acting like a special person
either to notice or pass more than his ONE foreign policy bill. He is also too busy demonizing Hillary Clinton when
she has done a good job. People need help, and Bob Corker just wants to say that Al Qaeda is "morphing." That
could mean anything. Can Bob Corker offer ANY solution OTHER than more GWB-style "boots on the ground" and "shock and awe" -- because
America and Tennessee have had enough of that and can no longer afford it anyway!
And now, I have to tell you the final, horrible truth about Bob Corker: Bob Corker is not a senator to help the people of
Tennessee, and with his ONE FOREIGN POLICY BILL and five other bills, it is clear that Bob Corker has no intention
of doing his job as a legislator. Bob Corker is in Washington, D.C. for one reason and one reason alone -- and we are
sad to say this could have happened to Tennessee -- Bob Corker is in Washington ONLY to protect the interests of the big
banks and make sure that we live as servants to them forever.
Since Bob Corker has ONLY SIX BILLS FOR TWO YEARS and only ONE
FOREIGN POLICY BILL -- ZERO OF HIS BILLS PASSED -- there is simply NO OTHER explanation than that he is JUST
A GUARD FOR THE BIG BANKS -- not there to pass legislation.
We also know
that Bob Corker is on standby to "privatize" Medicare and "privatize" Social Security. If Bob Corker has his say, Medicare
and Social Security will be stolen forever and left to the taxpayers and our grandchildren's grandchildren
to pay back.
The Christian Right for too long has enjoyed a peculiar alliance with the Republican party, big business, big banks, and despite their
claims to the contrary, big government with even bigger control over our lives. Now, please do not misunderstand me,
there ARE some good Republicans -- BUT... Bob Corker represents the very worst
potential that this often unholy alliance has for spreading its misery seeds and getting us into more worthless
debt and war.
Fortunately, Tennessee has an old, forgotten friend who can
help us STOP THE MADNESS. America and Tennessee have
begun to drift too far and forgotten our old friend, of which I am a part, and
which has never left Tennessee and your
old friend is waiting for you to
come back home -- together for freedom once again -- the way your parents did in days gone by -- AND JOIN FORCES -- join
forces with the hundreds of thousands of Christians left in Tennessee's Democratic Party who are holding
the line and desperately urging you to help us bring America back from the spiritual dark ages
and to help us uphold some of the more forgotten
principles which Dr. King talked about from the Bible.
When we say that we believe in liberty and justice FOR ALL, regardless of race, creed, color, religion,
or national origin -- we mean business!!! And we are here to take care of the business of the people of Tennessee
according to the REAL principles of freedom and DEFEND YOUR RIGHTS -- NOT JUST SOME OF THEM -- BUT ALL OF THEM!!!
One of the places where Christians on the left are still strong is right here in Tennessee, so your friends
and I in the Tennessee
Democratic Party are asking you to take a stand with us for God and the Constitution, pray with
us for Jerusalem, and Vote for me, Mark Clayton, on November 6th.
We shall overcome, and we will not forget the TRUE "Meaning of the Cross." We can't carry on this campaign without you!
P.S. I have to go talk to the news media again for an interview and get back on the campaign trail, but I wanted you to meet my Dad, Jack Clayton. He died
eight years ago but made a film on Liberty of Conscience -- not just about rights for special groups of people, but about EVERYBODY'S FREEDOM, INCLUDING FREEDOM
FOR PEOPLE FROM EVERY SINGLE COUNTRY IN THE WORLD!!! Make sure to tell all of your friends about it so that everybody can watch the film
on their computers and their telephones. There have been a lot of "consipiracy theories" about where I came from,
but if everybody will
just listen to what my Dad had to say -- the best Dad in the world, ever -- then it should be OBVIOUS where I came from -- and where
I come from, freedom is for EVERYBODY, not just a group.
FREEDOM IS FOR EVERYBODY
Jack Kirby Clayton (1939-2004) -- Author and Narrator