"When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic." - Benjamin Franklin;
"And when politicians find that honor and character matter less than buying votes and a constituency, that too will herald the end of the Constitution. When that happens we must work tirelessly to change their minds, or their occupation!" - Hoping The Blind Will See

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Ready For A Tea Party?

Let me introduce the capable staff at America! Oh how we'll miss you.

Lipton T. Bagge (Whom I stole from another blog, and is now our chief editor).
Big Elow (Big's been on staff since we began blogging 490 posts ago).
The T Family - Boss Ton, his wife Salada and their son Upton (I am as close to them as I am to my own family. Oh, and I LOVE those southern names!).
Harney and Sons (Long time friends of my father's).
Luzianne (The Cher of the tea world).
The three T's, T. Forté, T.G. Schwendner, and T. Vana.
Tet Li (No, we do not discriminate due to race, color, creed, ethnicity, gender or for any other reason. We love everyone who's part of the tea world).
Red Rose ( we've known Red forever).
I want to thank them all for joining the team. It's a pleasure working with them. There have been others through the years, but these are the members of the current staff. Let's go have a party!

Maybe This Is Why The Progressives Aren't Too Concerned About The 2012 Election

The Progressives turning our Republic into a true democracy; Arrogant, disrespectful, treasonous, dispicable, and about to happen.


Next president elected by just 15% of voters?
Rapidly advancing movement to eliminate Electoral College shifts control to coasts
Posted: June 26, 2010
9:15 pm Eastern
By Bob Unruh
© 2010 WorldNetDaily

A four-year-old effort that effectively would turn the Electoral College out to pasture in the United States by arranging a direct vote of president by the people is gaining strength, and is poised to claim support from states that control 106 of the 270 votes now needed to claim the Oval Office.

The total might be even higher already.

But that has a number of analysts alarmed, including author Tara Ross, who has written in opposition to the concept of a direct national vote for president at the SaveOurStates.com website.

"Eliminating the Electoral College would probably mean at least two things: Elections will become easier to steal and the two-party system will be undermined. So it follows that two types of political parties would benefit the most: Those that don't mind stealing elections and third parties," she wrote.

Keep the faith: 'In God We Still Trust' (at an amazing price!) – Our Christian roots are profoundly evident with many of our historic national leaders
The California-based National Popular Vote (http://nationalpopularvote.com/) has been working since about 2006 on its plan that would assign Electoral College votes to the presidential candidate who has captured the most individual votes in a presidential election nationwide – no matter who has won in an individual state.

The Electoral College system now assigns votes by the state – or in a couple of cases by the congressional district – based on the popular vote in that state or district. This is the circumstance that gave George W. Bush the presidency in 2000 even though Al Gore collected more popular votes.

It is being promoted in state legislatures – it has been introduced in all 50 – as a compact among the states in which legislators commit their state's votes to the popular-vote winner as soon as there are enough states to guarantee a victor with 270 Electoral College votes.

So far, Hawaii, with 4 votes; New Jersey, 15; Illinois, 20; Maryland, 10; and Washington, 11, have made commitments. As of now, there are active bills that could put another three states in that camp: New York, 31; Massachusetts, 12; and Delaware, 3.
That would total 106 of the needed 270 Electoral College votes.

Spokesman Barry Fadem told WND the move would help small states and other "flyover" regions where political candidates don't usually campaign because a vote is a vote wherever, and advertising and such would be less expensive in rural areas.

He said the compact among the states is perfectly legitimate because the Founding Fathers gave to the state legislatures the responsibility to determine the allocation of Electoral College votes.

"Why would a presidential candidate campaign in Hawaii or Alaska? The reason is because every vote would count," he said.

However, Ross, who has written, "Enlightened Democracy: The Case for the Electoral College," said in a National Review analysis that the campaign is coming "startlingly close to success even as most Americans remain completely unaware that the presidential-election process is so close to being turned on its head."

She described the current system as a "unique blend of federalism and democracy, combining purely democratic state-level elections with a national election among the states."

"The practical effect of this system is that a candidate can't win unless he appeals to a wide variety of voters around the nation," she said. But the new plan strips elections of the federalist aspects.

She has explained that under the new system, a candidate could win the presidency with 15 percent plurality of the vote.

She also noted that three more states, California, Vermont and Rhode Island, have approved the plan legislatively, but the governor vetoed them – a situation that could be challenged in court since the Constitution assigns to legislators the responsibility of defining elections.

Those three states carry another 62 Electoral College votes, putting the possible total at 168 should those vetoes successfully be challenged. Collaboration on the part of another three or four states with large populations could, then, put the program past the tipping point.

National Popular Vote's "compact gives the presidency to the winner of the 'largest national popular-vote total.' Note that it says the 'largest' total, not a majority. The compact does not so much as designate a threshold that must be attained for a winning plurality. Nor is provision made for a runoff because (National Popular Vote) can't force nonparticipating states to conduct runoffs. Thus, a presidential candidate could win with only 15 percent of votes nationwide," she warned.

"But it gets worse. Under this scheme, a state could be forced to award its entire slate of electors to a candidate who was not on its own ballot. What if voters in New York and Massachusetts throw all their weight behind one regional candidate? That person may not be on the ballot in a state like Washington, but all 11 electors from Washington would be given to that Northeastern regional candidate if that candidate obtains any winning (albeit small) nationwide plurality," she said.
Tom DeWeese, author of the DeWeese Report and a chief of the American Policy Center, said the Electoral College is an effective way of keeping each state in play in a presidential election.

"When the Founding Fathers set up the Electoral College, they did it to equalize the states, knowing that some would be much larger than the others. They knew if they didn't do that, certain states would control," he said.

"I think that if we didn't have the Electoral College, you would have the East Coast and the West Coast controlling what happens," he said.

He notes that the goal is for the deal to be done by 2016.

"Our Founding Fathers went to a lot of trouble to give us a government that was fair, representing all the people in every state – to protect a minority of one against the will of a mob which isn't too concerned about the rights of someone standing in their way. Hence, the Electoral College," he wrote in a commentary article.

"The abolishment of the Electoral College would, in fact, establish an election tyranny giving control of the government to the massive population centers of the nation's Northeastern sector and the area around Los Angeles. If these sections of the nation were to control the election of our nation's leaders, the voice of the ranchers and farmers of the Mid and Far West would be lost, along with the values and virtues of the South. It would also mean the end of the 10th Amendment and state sovereignty. "

WND columnist Henry Lamb has joined those expressing concern. "Democracy is often described as two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for dinner. Democracy is mob rule. Democracy collapses when the majority discovers it can vote for itself treasure from the public coffers. Democracy is the last plateau of social order before anarchy," he has written. "The last remaining vestige of a federal republic is the Electoral College, an ingeniously designed system to ensure that small states are not overrun by large states in the election of the president. Now, there is a powerful movement afoot to bypass the Constitution, and the amendment process, and destroy the Electoral College, which would transform America into a pure democracy," he said. "The National Popular Vote movement seeks to get legislation adopted in enough states to guarantee that the president will be the candidate who receives the majority of the popular vote, thereby nullifying the constitutionally prescribed Electoral College," he continued. "The genius of the Electoral College designed by the founders is that it provides at least a degree of check and balance against the nation being perpetually led by a president chosen by urbanites. The Electoral College requires candidates to be aware of and concerned about the desires of all states, not just the states with the largest populations.  "It is essential that the president of the United States never be the choice of one segment of the population, or a 'faction,' as James Madison feared. The president must represent the broadest possible range of ideas and concerns of Americans all across the varied landscape," he said.

Got Freedom? Not For Long...

Had To Steal This One

God Bless Allan West - a true gentleman, patriot and non-racist American from my state of Florida!! I love this guy! Why aren't there more Americans with the fortitude and character to say what this man says?


It Is Men and Women Who Believe As This Man Does, Who Will Ultimately Save The Republic - Provided Of Course That There Are Enough Of Them To Make A Difference, And Enough Of Us To 'Have Their Backs"

Chicago - One Big F"ing Sewer, Eh Joe?

The 60's Coming Home To Roost

Chicago - the epicenter of corruption? Or just a cauldron of evil? Let's take a look. Why did Barack Obama pick Chicago as the place he'd move to after college? After all, he allegedly lived in Hawaii until he left for college, which he attended in LA and New York. So why Chicago? The answer is in a name - Frank Marshall Davis. It turns out that Davis was an active card-carrying (card number 47544) communist from his mid-twenties until at least into his mid-thirties - in Chicago. Davis taught courses at the party controlled Abraham Lincoln School in Chicago and attended meetings of the party's Cultural Club until he left for Hawaii in 1948. In Hawaii Davis became a columnist for a union financed, communist controlled newspaper, the Honolulu Record.

It further turns out that Obama's father introduced Davis to Barack in 1970 (Obama was allegedly born in 1961), and that Davis became his mentor at that time and until he left for college; nine long years of communist propaganda, ideological influence, and persuasion. Interesting.

Now, you may or may not know that the Weathermen - you know, Bill Ayers et al - also known as the Weather Underground, are also associated with Chicago. The "Days of Rage", their first public demonstration on October 8, 1969, was a riot in Chicago timed to coincide with the trial of the Chicago Seven. Bill Ayers is from the same Chicago neighborhood that Obama lived in once he moved to Chicago. Had their paths crossed much earlier? Here's what Wikipedia says.

"The Weathermen used various means by which to recruit new members. The members of Weatherman targeted high school and college students, assuming they would be willing to rebel against the authoritative figures who had oppressed them, including cops, principals, and bosses. Weather aimed to develop roots within the class struggle, targeting white working-class youths. The younger members of the working class became the focus of the organizing effort because they felt the oppression strongly in regards to the military draft, low-wage jobs, and schooling. Schools became a common place of recruitment for the movement. In direct actions, dubbed Jailbreaks, Weather members invaded educational institutions as a means by which to recruit high school and college students." In 1976 The Weather Underground held a conference in Chicago called Hard Times. The idea was to create an umbrella organization for all radical groups. It further states, "...the Weather Underground sought a more Marxist-Leninist ideological approach to the post-Vietnam reality. The leading members of the Weather Underground (Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, Jeff Jones, and Celia Sojourn) collaborated on ideas and published their manifesto: "Prairie Fire: The Politics of Revolutionary Anti-Imperialism." The name came from a quote by Mao Zedong, "a single spark can set a prairie fire." By the summer of 1974, five thousand copies had surfaced in coffee houses and bookstores across America. Leftist newspapers praised the manifesto. Abbie Hoffman publicly praised Prairie Fire and believed every American should be given a copy. The manifesto’s influence initiated the formation of the Prairie Fire Organizing Committee in several American cities. Hundreds of above-ground activists helped further the new political vision of the Weather Underground. As the following quote demonstrates the manifesto called for the violent overthrow of the US government and the establishment of a socialist dictatorship." (Hmmm, getting interesting?)

"The only path to the final defeat of imperialism and the building of socialism is revolutionary war."... "Socialism is the violent overthrow of the bourgeoisie, the establishment of the dictatorship of the proletariat, and the eradication of the social system based on profit."... Revolutionary war will be complicated and protracted.... It includes mass struggle and clandestine struggle, peaceful and violent, political and economic, cultural and military, where all forms are developed in harmony with the armed struggle. Without mass struggle there can be no revolution. Without armed struggle there can be no victory."

The article continued with, "Weather renounced most of the Left and decided to operate as an isolated underground group. Prairie Fire urged people to never "dissociate mass struggle from revolutionary violence." To do so, claimed Weather, was to do the state's work. Just as in 1969-70, Weather still refused to renounce revolutionary violence for "to leave people unprepared to fight the state is to seriously mislead them about the inevitable nature of what lies ahead." However, the decision to build only an underground group caused the Weather Underground to lose sight of its commitment to mass struggle and made future alliances with the mass movement difficult and tenuous. By 1974, Weather had recognized this shortcoming and in Prairie Fire detailed a different strategy for the 1970s which demanded both mass and clandestine organizations. The role of the clandestine organization would be to build the "consciousness of action" and prepare the way for the development of a people's militia." (Hmmm, a civil security force, as well funded and as strong as our military. Remember those words from our esteemed dictator?)

The Weather Underground, the Weathermen, fragmented and became simply the Prairie Fire Organizing Committee. Their official sights states "We oppose oppression in all its forms including racism, sexism, homophobia, classism and imperialism. We demand liberation and justice for all peoples. We recognize that we live in a capitalist system that favors a select few and oppresses the majority. This system cannot be reformed or voted out of office because reforms and elections do not challenge the fundamental causes of injustice." It further states "Prairie Fire Organizing Committee is a grassroots activist organization that has worked for social change since 1975. We want to live in a world which has a just distribution of resources and a political system based on empowerment, participation and responsibility. To achieve this goal requires building a strong movement. It is a long-term endeavor that demands organization, commitment and a collective process. For us, educational forums, street demonstrations and a range of creative actions are all part of developing a powerful and collective mass movement. We invite you to read this brochure and learn more about us. We oppose oppression in all its forms including racism, sexism, homophobia, classism and imperialism. We demand liberation and justice for all peoples. We recognize that we live in a capitalist system that favors a select few and oppresses the majority. This system cannot be reformed or voted out of office because reforms and elections do not challenge the fundamental causes of injustice." Hmmm, so it can't be reformed, or voted out of office. Can it be transformed? And guess where they headquarter! Yep, once again the road leads back to Chicago!

The site further states "We oppose U.S. imperialism and the role the United States plays in the world. The U.S. systematically uses its military, political and economic might to dominate and control the government, people and resources of other nations for its own benefit. The history of the United States is one of imperialist expropriation. Because of this, the United States is not a single nation but an empire, containing multiple nations. The early colonists stole Native American land and killed indigenous people. White settlers enslaved millions of Africans and used their labor to build the U.S. The U.S. government used military force to seize the northern half of Mexico in 1848 and to colonize Puerto Rico, the Philippines, and Hawai'i in 1898.

Today, the U.S. is the dominant ideological, economic and political superpower in the world. From Cuba to Iraq to Indonesia, U.S. attempts to control the world know no borders. The U.S. has plundered the resources and weakened the national identities and cultures of nations around the world. For millions of people, the result of U.S. domination is poverty, the violation of human rights and devastated environments. Prairie Fire believes that as long as the U.S. remains an imperial power there can be no justice and there will be no peace."

Hmmmm, is Obama and his agenda starting to make a little more sense? Let's connect some dots - Frank Marshall Davis, The Weather Underground, Prairie Fire, neighbor Bill Ayers, Barack Obama. And where does Van Jones, Eric Holder, Cass Sustein et al fit into this picture? Where did they all go to college, and were they visited by the Weather Underground? Who were their mentors?

Prairie Fire espouses, "White supremacy remains a dominant ideology in the United States. This country was founded on the belief that white people are superior to people of color." Really? I thought the country was founded on the principle that all men are created equal! They go on to say "We also respect the right of people to take up armed struggle against colonialism for the liberation of oppressed peoples. This is in accordance with resolutions of the United Nations General Assembly and the Geneva Convention, which recognize that the crime is colonialism, not the struggle for liberation." Colonialism in this case is defined as exploitive, it "involved fewer colonists, typically interested in extracting resources to export to the metropole. This category includes trading posts but it also includes much larger colonies where the colonists would provide much of the administration and own much of the land and other capital but rely on indigenous people for labour." - Wikipedia. Ah, gotta love that United Nations!

Lastly from the Prairie Fire - "In the new millennium, we are inspired by the struggles of the Zapatistas in Mexico, worldwide opposition to the IMF and World Bank, the growing anti-sweatshop movement and the movements against the U.S. military in Vieques, Puerto Rico and the Philippines. Here in Chicago, we work closely with the Puerto Rican community to oppose gentrification and to support self-determination for the Puerto Rican nation. These struggles encourage us to continue our work until U.S. imperialism is defeated." Think they have a friend in Obama? Think this will all end peacefully? Think your life won't change dramatically in the coming years based upon what has already transpired through the Obama administration agenda? Still think transformation is a lofty goal and a good thing?

And here are some pertinent quotes from Obama:
After the 1960s, liberalism and conservatism were defined in the popular imagination less by class than by attitude--the position you took toward the traditional culture and counterculture. What mattered was how you felt about sex, drugs, rock and roll, the Latin Mass or the Western canon. For white ethnic voters in the North and whites in the South, this new liberalism made little sense. The violence in the streets and the excuses for such violence in intellectual circles, blacks moving next door and white kids bused across town, the burning of flags and spitting on vets, all of it seemed to insult and diminish family, faith, flag, neighborhood, and for some at least, white privilege. And when, in the wake of assassinations and Vietnam, economic expansion gave way to gas lines, inflation and plant closings, and the best Jimmy Carter could suggest was turning down the thermostat, the New Deal coalition began looking for another political home. - Audacity of Hope

I was not raised in a religious household. For my mother, organized religion too often dressed up closed-mindedness in the garb of piety, cruelty and oppression in the cloak of righteousness. However, in her mind, a working knowledge of the world's great religions was a necessary part of any well-rounded education. In our household the Bible, the Koran, and the Bhagavad Gita sat on the shelf alongside books of Greek and Norse and African mythology. On Easter or Christmas Day my mother might drag me to church, just as she dragged me to the Buddhist temple, the Chinese New Year celebration, the Shinto shrine, and ancient Hawaiian burial sites. In sum, my mother viewed religion through the eyes of the anthropologist; it was a phenomenon to be treated with a suitable respect, but with a suitable detachment as well. - Audacity of Hope

The discomfort of some progressives with any hint of religiosity has often inhibited us from effectively addressing issues in moral terms. - Audacity of Hope

In the months leading up to graduation, I wrote to every civil rights organization I could think of, to any black elected official in the country with a progressive agenda... - Dreams from My Father

Black politicians discovered what white politicians had known for a very long time: that race-baiting could make up for a host of limitations. Younger leaders, eager to make a name for themselves, upped the ante, peddling conspiracy theories all over tow -the Koreans were funding the Klan, Jewish doctors were injecting black babies with AIDS. It was a shortcut to fame, if not always fortune; like sex or violence on TV, black rage always found a ready market. - Dreams from My Father

Check out these links...

And then there's this...

Let's see... Ayer's and Wright, Obama and Wright, Ayer's and Obama, The Prairie Fire Organizing Committee, Community Organizers, ACORN, The Woods Fund, Chicago!! Coming together for you yet?

If You Are Not Yet Grieving For Your Country, Perhaps You Are Complicit And Instrumental In Her Destruction. If The Shoe Fits...
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Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Silent Coup; Consent..... Or Conquest

The US Government has infiltrated the banking industry, the automotive industry, the healthcare industry, the insurance industry, and now the financial industry. Congress is largely irrelevant, and making themselves more irrelevant every day it seems. This administration has honored their promise to "transform" America - I think the only campaign promise they've kept. They have accelerated the century-long goal of the Council on Foreign Relations - that to create a "new world order", a "One World Government". The government is complicit in the destruction of the Republic as it was founded, designed and envisioned. They willingly allowed their power to be co-opted by the power brokers throughout this past century to change the face of America. Read this article and tell me this transformation hasn't been in the works for over 90 years. God Bless You All (and me). I imagine we are all waiting for November before we react and start protesting this government. That may be too late. Who among us could have seen the whole plan as it has unfolded, and all while we remained largely irrelevant in this transformation. It truly has been a "silent coup". When will our side start making noise? When will find ourselves in the street, marching on Washington? When will it be ok to be angry enough to act? It will be interesting to see just what our country will look like in 10 years. Disgusting, certainly, but interesting I'm sure. Me? I'm heading out now to buy my yoke - at least I'll get to pick the one I want. And now that I think about it, maybe it really doesn't matter. But just in case it does? Turn to God now, and ask him to forgive you for the things you might have to do. Read on... if you can stomach it.

Still Don't Believe In The New World Order?

In order to enighten our readers, we borrowed this from The Konformist website -- www.konformist.com-- who borrowed it from ManBrad@aol.com.

Still Dont Believe In The New World Order? Heres some quotes if youre still confused.
Revelations From Great And Powerful Men


"We are not going to achieve a new world order without paying for it in blood as well as in words and money." Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., in Foreign Affairs (July/August 1995)

THAT quotation and the following - and many others like them - clearly demonstrate that the words "new world order" are deadly serious and furthermore, have been in use for decades. They did not originate with President George Bush in 1990. The "old world order" is one based on independent nation-states. The "new world order" involves the elimination of the sovereignty and independence of nation-states and some form of world government. This means the end of the United States of America, the U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights as we now know them. Most of the new world order proposals involve the conversion of the United Nations and its agencies to a world government, complete with a world army, a world parliament, a world court, global taxation, and numerous other agencies to control every aspect of human life (education, nutrition, health care, population, immigration, communications, transportation, commerce, agriculture, finance, the environment, etc.). The various notions of the "new world order" differ as to details and scale, but agree on the basic principle and substance.

"Today, America would be outraged if U.N. troops entered Los Angeles to restore order [referring to the 1991 LA Riot]. Tomorrow they will be grateful! This is especially true if they were told that there were an outside threat from beyond [i.e., an "extraterrestrial" invasion], whether real or *promulgated* [emphasis mine], that threatened our very existence. It is then that all peoples of the world will plead to deliver them from this evil. The one thing every man fears is the unknown. When presented with this *scenario*, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well-being granted to them by the World Government." Dr. Henry Kissinger, Bilderberger Conference, Evians, France, 1991

"The drive of the Rockefellers and their allies is to create a one-world government combining supercapitalism and Communism under the same tent, all under their control.... Do I mean conspiracy? Yes I do. I am convinced there is such a plot, international in scope, generations old in planning, and incredibly evil in intent." Congressman Larry P. McDonald, 1976, killed in the Korean Airlines 747 that was shot down by the Soviets

"We are grateful to The Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But, the work is now much more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national autodetermination practiced in past centuries." David Rockefeller, founder of the Trilateral Commission, in an address to a meeting of The Trilateral Commission, in June, 1991.

"The idea was that those who direct the overall conspiracy could use the differences in those two so-called ideologies [marxism/fascism/socialism v. democracy/capitalism] to enable them [the Illuminati] to divide larger and larger portions of the human race into opposing camps so that they could be armed and then brainwashed into fighting and destroying each other." Myron Fagan

"No one will enter the New World Order unless he or she will make a pledge to worship Lucifer. No one will enter the New Age unless he will take a Luciferian Initiation." David Spangler, Director of Planetary Initiative, United Nations

"In March, 1915, the J.P. Morgan interests, the steel, shipbuilding, and powder interest, and their subsidiary organizations, got together 12 men high up in the newspaper world and employed them to select the most influential newspapers in the United States and sufficient number of them to control generally the policy of the daily press....They found it was only necessary to purchase the control of 25 of the greatest papers.

"An agreement was reached; the policy of the papers was bought, to be paid for by the month; an editor was furnished for each paper to properly supervise and edit information regarding the questions of preparedness, militarism, financial policies, and other things of national and international nature considered vital to the interests of the purchasers." U.S. Congressman Oscar Callaway, 1917

"The world can therefore seize the opportunity [Persian Gulf crisis] to fulfill the long-held promise of a New World Order where diverse nations are drawn together in common cause to achieve the universal aspirations of mankind." George Herbert Walker Bush

"In the next century, nations as we know it will be obsolete; all states will recognize a single, global authority. National sovereignty wasnt such a great idea after all." Strobe Talbot, President Clintons Deputy Secretary of State, as quoted in Time, July 20th, l992.

"We shall have world government whether or not you like it, by conquest or consent." Statement by Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) member James Warburg to The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on February 17th, l950

"The world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes." Benjamin Disraeli, first Prime Minister of England, in a novel he published in 1844 called Coningsby, the New Generation

"The governments of the present day have to deal not merely with other governments, with emperors, kings and ministers, but also with the secret societies which have everywhere their unscrupulous agents, and can at the last moment upset all the governments plans. " British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli, 1876

"Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had mens views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the Field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it." Woodrow Wilson,The New Freedom (1913)

"What is important is to dwell upon the increasing evidence of the existence of a secret conspiracy, throughout the world, for the destruction of organized government and the letting loose of evil." Christian Science Monitor editorial, June 19th, l920

"The real menace of our republic is this invisible government which like a giant octopus sprawls its slimy length over city, state and nation. Like the octopus of real life, it operates under cover of a self created screen....At the head of this octopus are the Rockefeller Standard Oil interests and a small group of powerful banking houses generally referred to as international bankers. The little coterie of powerful international bankers virtually run the United States government for their own selfish purposes. They practically control both political parties." New York City Mayor John F. Hylan, 1922

"From the days of Sparticus, Wieskhopf, Karl Marx, Trotsky, Rosa Luxemberg, and Emma Goldman, this world conspiracy has been steadily growing. This conspiracy played a definite recognizable role in the tragedy of the French revolution. It has been the mainspring of every subversive movement during the 19th century. And now at last this band of extraordinary personalities from the underworld of the great cities of Europe and America have gripped the Russian people by the hair of their head and have become the undisputed masters of that enormous empire." Winston Churchill, stated to the London Press, in l922.

"We are at present working discreetly with all our might to wrest this mysterious force called sovereignty out of the clutches of the local nation states of the world." Professor Arnold Toynbee, in a June l931 speech before the Institute for the Study of International Affairs in Copenhagen.

"The government of the Western nations, whether monarchical or republican, had passed into the invisible hands of a plutocracy, international in power and grasp. It was, I venture to suggest, this semi-occult power which....pushed the mass of the American people into the cauldron of World War I." British military historian Major General J.F.C. Fuller, l941

"For a long time I felt that FDR had developed many thoughts and ideas that were his own to benefit this country, the United States. But, he didnt. Most of his thoughts, his political ammunition, as it were, were carefully manufactured for him in advanced by the Council on Foreign Relations-One World Money group. Brilliantly, with great gusto, like a fine piece of artillery, he exploded that prepared "ammunition" in the middle of an unsuspecting target, the American people, and thus paid off and returned his internationalist political support.

"The UN is but a long-range, international banking apparatus clearly set up for financial and economic profit by a small group of powerful One-World revolutionaries, hungry for profit and power.
"The depression was the calculated shearing of the public by the World Money powers, triggered by the planned sudden shortage of supply of call money in the New York money market....The One World Government leaders and their ever close bankers have now acquired full control of the money and credit machinery of the U.S. via the creation of the privately owned Federal Reserve Bank." Curtis Dall, FDRs son-in-law as quoted in his book, My Exploited Father-in-Law

"The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the larger centers has owned the Government ever since the days of Andrew Jackson." A letter written by FDR to Colonel House, November 21st, l933

"The real rulers in Washington are invisible, and exercise power from behind the scenes." Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter, 1952

"Fifty men have run America, and thats a high figure." Joseph Kennedy, father of JFK, in the July 26th, l936 issue of The New York Times.

"Today the path of total dictatorship in the United States can be laid by strictly legal means, unseen and unheard by the Congress, the President, or the people. Outwardly we have a Constitutional government. We have operating within our government and political system, another body representing another form of government - a bureaucratic elite." Senator William Jenner, 1954

"The case for government by elites is irrefutable." Senator William Fulbright, Former chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, stated at a 1963 symposium entitled: The Elite and the Electorate - Is Government by the People Possible?

"The Trilateral Commission is intended to be the vehicle for multinational consolidation of the commercial and banking interests by seizing control of the political government of the United States. The Trilateral Commission represents a skillful, coordinated effort to seize control and consolidate the four centers of power political, monetary, intellectual and ecclesiastical. What the Trilateral Commission intends is to create a worldwide economic power superior to the political governments of the nationstates involved. As managers and creators of the system, they will rule the future." U.S. Senator Barry Goldwater in his l964 book: With No Apologies.

"The powers of financial capitalism had another far reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements, arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences. The apex of the system was the Bank for International Settlements in Basle, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the worlds central banks which were themselves private corporations. The growth of financial capitalism made possible a centralization of world economic control and use of this power for the direct benefit of financiers and the indirect injury of all other economic groups." Tragedy and Hope: A History of The World in Our Time (Macmillan Company, 1966,) Professor Carroll Quigley of Georgetown University, highly esteemed by his former student, William Jefferson Blythe Clinton.

"The Council on Foreign Relations is "the establishment." Not only does it have influence and power in key decision-making positions at the highest levels of government to apply pressure from above, but it also announces and uses individuals and groups to bring pressure from below, to justify the high level decisions for converting the U.S. from a sovereign Constitutional Republic into a servile member state of a one-world dictatorship." Former Congressman John Rarick 1971
"The directors of the CFR (Council on Foreign Relations) make up a sort of Presidium for that part of the Establishment that guides our destiny as a nation." The Christian Science Monitor, September 1, l961

"The New World Order will have to be built from the bottom up rather than from the top down...but in the end run around national sovereignty, eroding it piece by piece will accomplish much more than the old fashioned frontal assault." CFR member Richard Gardner, writing in the April l974 issue of the CFRs journal, Foreign Affairs.

"The planning of UN can be traced to the secret steering committee established by Secretary [of State Cordell] Hull in January 1943. All of the members of this secret committee, with the exception of Hull, a Tennessee politician, were members of the Council on Foreign Relations. They saw Hull regularly to plan, select, and guide the labors of the [State] Departments Advisory Committee. It was, in effect, the coordinating agency for all the State Departments postwar planning." Professors Laurence H. Shoup and William Minter, writing in their study of the CFR, "Imperial Brain Trust: The CFR and United States Foreign Policy." (Monthly Review Press, 1977).

"The most powerful clique in these (CFR) groups have one objective in common: they want to bring about the surrender of the sovereignty and the national independence of the U.S. They want to end national boundaries and racial and ethnic loyalties supposedly to increase business and ensure world peace. What they strive for would inevitably lead to dictatorship and loss of freedoms by the people. The CFR was founded for "the purpose of promoting disarmament and submergence of U.S. sovereignty and national independence into an all-powerful one-world government." Harpers, July l958

"The old world order changed when this war-storm broke. The old international order passed away as suddenly, as unexpectedly, and as completely as if it had been wiped out by a gigantic flood, by a great tempest, or by a volcanic eruption. The old world order died with the setting of that days sun and a new world order is being born while I speak, with birth-pangs so terrible that it seems almost incredible that life could come out of such fearful suffering and such overwhelming sorrow." Nicholas Murray Butler, in an address delivered before the Union League of Philadelphia, Nov. 27, 1915

"The peace conference has assembled. It will make the most momentous decisions in history, and upon these decisions will rest the stability of the new world order and the future peace of the world." M. C. Alexander, Executive Secretary of the American Association for International Conciliation, in a subscription letter for the periodical International Conciliation (1919)

"If there are those who think we are to jump immediately into a new world order, actuated by complete understanding and brotherly love, they are doomed to disappointment. If we are ever to approach that time, it will be after patient and persistent effort of long duration. The present international situation of mistrust and fear can only be corrected by a formula of equal status, continuously applied, to every phase of international contacts, until the cobwebs of the old order are brushed out of the minds of the people of all lands." Dr. Augustus O. Thomas, president of the World Federation of Education Associations (August 1927), quoted in the book International Understanding: Agencies Educating for a New World (1931)

"... when the struggle seems to be drifting definitely towards a world social democracy, there may still be very great delays and disappointments before it becomes an efficient and beneficent world system. Countless people ... will hate the new world order ... and will die protesting against it. When we attempt to evaluate its promise, we have to bear in mind the distress of a generation or so of malcontents, many of them quite gallant and graceful-looking people." H. G. Wells, in his book entitled The New World Order (1939)

"The term Internationalism has been popularized in recent years to cover an interlocking financial, political, and economic world force for the purpose of establishing a World Government. Today Internationalism is heralded from pulpit and platform as a League of Nations or a Federated Union to which the United States must surrender a definite part of its National Sovereignty. The World Government plan is being advocated under such alluring names as the New International Order, The New World Order, World Union Now, World Commonwealth of Nations, World Community, etc. All the terms have the same objective; however, the line of approach may be religious or political according to the taste or training of the individual." Excerpt from A Memorial to be Addressed to the House of Bishops and the House of Clerical and Lay Deputies of the Protestant Episcopal Church in General Convention (October 1940)

"In the first public declaration on the Jewish question since the outbreak of the war, Arthur Greenwood, member without portfolio in the British War Cabinet, assured the Jews of the United States that when victory was achieved an effort would be made to found a new world order based on the ideals of justice and peace." Excerpt from article entitled "New World Order Pledged to Jews," in The New York Times (October 1940)

"If totalitarianism wins this conflict, the world will be ruled by tyrants, and individuals will be slaves. If democracy wins, the nations of the earth will be united in a commonwealth of free peoples, and individuals, wherever found, will be the sovereign units of the new world order." The Declaration of the Federation of the World, produced by the Congress on World Federation, adopted by the Legislatures of North Carolina (1941), New Jersey (1942), Pennsylvania (1943), and possibly other states.

"New World Order Needed for Peace: State Sovereignty Must Go, Declares Notre Dame Professor"
Title of article in The Tablet (Brooklyn) (March 1942)

"Undersecretary of State Sumner Welles tonight called for the early creation of an international organization of anti-Axis nations to control the world during the period between the armistice at the end of the present war and the setting up of a new world order on a permanent basis." Text of article in The Philadelphia Inquirer (June 194

"The statement went on to say that the spiritual teachings of religion must become the foundation for the new world order and that national sovereignty must be subordinate to the higher moral law of God." American Institute of Judaism, excerpt from article in The New York Times (December 1942)

"There are some plain common-sense considerations applicable to all these attempts at world planning. They can be briefly stated: 1. To talk of blueprints for the future or building a world order is, if properly understood, suggestive, but it is also dangerous. Societies grow far more truly than they are built. A constitution for a new world order is never like a blueprint for a skyscraper." Norman Thomas, in his book What Is Our Destiny? (1944)

"He [John Foster Dulles] stated directly to me that he had every reason to believe that the Governor [Thomas E. Dewey of New York] accepts his point of view and that he is personally convinced that this is the policy that he would promote with great vigor if elected. So it is fair to say that on the first round the Sphinx of Albany has established himself as a prima facie champion of a strong and definite new world order." Excerpt from article by Ralph W. Page in The Philadelphia Bulletin (May 1944)

"Alchemy for a New World Order" Article by Stephen John Stedman in Foreign Affairs (May/June 1995)

"The United Nations, he told an audience at Harvard University, has not been able--nor can it be able--to shape a new world order which events so compellingly demand. ... The new world order that will answer economic, military, and political problems, he said, urgently requires, I believe, that the United States take the leadership among all free peoples to make the underlying concepts and aspirations of national sovereignty truly meaningful through the federal approach." Gov. Nelson Rockefeller of New York, in an article entitled "Rockefeller Bids Free Lands Unite: Calls at Harvard for Drive to Build New World Order" -- The New York Times (February 1962)

"The developing coherence of Asian regional thinking is reflected in a disposition to consider problems and loyalties in regional terms, and to evolve regional approaches to development needs and to the evolution of a new world order." Richard Nixon, in Foreign Affairs (October 1967)

"He [President Nixon] spoke of the talks as a beginning, saying nothing more about the prospects for future contacts and merely reiterating the belief he brought to China that both nations share an interest in peace and building a new world order." Excerpt from an article in The New York Times (February 1972)

"If instant world government, Charter review, and a greatly strengthened International Court do not provide the answers, what hope for progress is there? The answer will not satisfy those who seek simple solutions to complex problems, but it comes down essentially to this: The hope for the foreseeable lies, not in building up a few ambitious central institutions of universal membership and general jurisdiction as was envisaged at the end of the last war, but rather in the much more decentralized, disorderly and pragmatic process of inventing or adapting institutions of limited jurisdiction and selected membership to deal with specific problems on a case-by-case basis ... In short, the house of world order will have to be built from the bottom up rather than from the top down. It will look like a great booming, buzzing confusion, to use William James famous description of reality, but an end run around national sovereignty, eroding it piece by piece, will accomplish much more than the old-fashioned frontal assault." Richard N. Gardner, in Foreign Affairs (April 1974)

"The existing order is breaking down at a very rapid rate, and the main uncertainty is whether mankind can exert a positive role in shaping a new world order or is doomed to await collapse in a passive posture. We believe a new order will be born no later than early in the next century and that the death throes of the old and the birth pangs of the new will be a testing time for the human species." Richard A. Falk, in an article entitled "Toward a New World Order: Modest Methods and Drastic Visions," in the book On the Creation of a Just World Order (1975)

"My countrys history, Mr. President, tells us that it is possible to fashion unity while cherishing diversity, that common action is possible despite the variety of races, interests, and beliefs we see here in this chamber. Progress and peace and justice are attainable. So we say to all peoples and governments: Let us fashion together a new world order." Henry Kissinger, in address before the General Assembly of the United Nations, October 1975)

"At the old Inter-American Office in the Commerce Building here in Roosevelts time, as Assistant Secretary of State for Latin American Affairs under President Truman, as chief whip with Adlai Stevenson and Tom Finletter at the founding of the United Nations in San Francisco, Nelson Rockefeller was in the forefront of the struggle to establish not only an American system of political and economic security but a new world order." Part of article in The New York Times (November 1975)

"A New World Order" Title of article on commencement address at the University of Pennsylvania by Hubert H. Humphrey, printed in the Pennsylvania Gazette (June 1977)

"Further global progress is now possible only through a quest for universal consensus in the movement towards a new world order." Mikhail Gorbachev, in an address at the United Nations (December 1988)

"We believe we are creating the beginning of a new world order coming out of the collapse of the U.S.-Soviet antagonisms." Brent Scowcroft (August 1990), quoted in The Washington Post (May 1991)

"We can see beyond the present shadows of war in the Middle East to a new world order where the strong work together to deter and stop aggression. This was precisely Franklin Roosevelts and Winston Churchills vision for peace for the post-war period." Richard Gephardt, in The Wall Street Journal (September 1990)

"If we do not follow the dictates of our inner moral compass and stand up for human life, then his lawlessness will threaten the peace and democracy of the emerging new world order we now see, this long dreamed-of vision weve all worked toward for so long." President George Bush (January 1991)

"But it became clear as time went on that in Mr. Bushs mind the New World Order was founded on a convergence of goals and interests between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, so strong and permanent that they would work as a team through the U.N. Security Council." Excerpt from A. M. Rosenthal, in The New York Times (January 1991)

"I would support a Presidential candidate who pledged to take the following steps: ... At the end of the war in the Persian Gulf, press for a comprehensive Middle East settlement and for a new world order based not on Pax Americana but on peace through law with a stronger U.N. and World Court." George McGovern, in The New York Times (February 199

"... its Bushs baby, even if he shares its popularization with Gorbachev. Forget the Hitler new order root; F.D.R. used the phrase earlier." William Safire, in The New York Times (February 1991)

"How I Learned to Love the New World Order" Article by Sen. Joseph R. Biden, Jr. in The Wall Street Journal (April 1992)
"How to Achieve The New World Order" Title of book excerpt by Henry Kissinger, in Time magazine (March 1994)

"The Final Act of the Uruguay Round, marking the conclusion of the most ambitious trade negotiation of our century, will give birth - in Morocco - to the World Trade Organization, the third pillar of the New World Order, along with the United Nations and the International Monetary Fund." Part of full-page advertisement by the government of Morocco in The New York Times (April 1994)

"New World Order: The Rise of the Region-State" Title of article by Kenichi Ohmae, political reform leader in Japan, in The Wall Street Journal (August 1994)

"The new world order that is in the making must focus on the creation of a world of democracy, peace and prosperity for all." Nelson Mandela, in The Philadelphia Inquirer (October 1994)

"The renewal of the nonproliferation treaty was described as important "for the welfare of the whole world and the new world order." President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, in The New York Times (April 1995)

One World Order supporters....

"Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of a day. But a series of oppressions, begun at a distinguished period, and pursued unalterably through every change of ministers (administrations), too plainly proves a deliberate systematic plan of reducing us to slavery." Thomas Jefferson

"...This regionalization is in keeping with the Tri-Lateral Plan which calls for a gradual convergence of East and West, ultimately leading toward the goal of "one world government....National sovereignty is no longer a viable concept..." Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Advisor to President Jimmy Carter.

"It is the sacred principles enshrined in the United Nations charter to which the American people will henceforth pledge their allegiance." President George Bush addressing the General Assembly of the U.N., February 1,1992.

"...This program is the fixed, determined and approved policy of the government of the United States." Senator Joseph S. Clark speaking on the floor of the Senate, March 1, 1962, about PL 87-297 which calls for the disbanding of all armed forces and the prohibition of their re-establishment in any form whatsoever.

"Let me control a peoples currency and I care not who makes their laws..." Meyer Nathaniel Rothchild in a speech to a gathering of world bankers February 12, 1912.The following year, we subscribed to the "services" of the newly incorporated Federal Reserve, headed by Mr. Rothchild.

"By the end of this decade (2000 AD) we will live under the first One World Government that has ever existed in the society of nations ... a government with absolute authority to decide the basic issues of human survival. One world government is inevitable." Pope John Paul II quoted by Malachi Martin in the book "The Keys of This Blood"

"The New World Order is a world that has a supernational authority to regulate world commerce and industry; an international organization that would control the production and consumption of oil; an international currency that would replace the dollar; a World Development Fund that would make funds available to free and Communist nations alike; and an international police force to enforce the edicts of the New World Order." Former West German Chancellor, Willy Brandt, former chairman of the Fifth-Socialist International, who chaired the Brandt Commission in the late 1980s.

"We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order." David Rockefeller

"But this present window of opportunity, during which a truly peaceful and interdependent world order might be built, will not be open for long. Already there are powerful forces at work that threaten to destroy all of our hopes and efforts to erect an enduring structure of global interdependence." David Rockefeller, speaking at the Business Council for the United Nations, September 14, 1994.

"A colossal event is upon us, the birth of a New World Order." Brent Scowcroft, George Bushs National Security Advisor, said on the eve of the Gulf War.

"The Persian Gulf crisis is a rare opportunity to forge new bonds with old enemies (the Soviet Union)...Out of these troubled times a New World Order can emerge under a United Nations that performs as envisioned by its founders." President George Bush, September 11, 1990.

"The world can therefore seize the opportunity (the Persian Gulf crisis) to fulfill the long held promise of a New World Order where diverse nations are drawn together in common cause to achieve the universal aspirations of mankind." President George Bush in his State of the Union Address, January 29, 1991.

"NAFTA is a major stepping stone to the New World Order." Henry Kissinger when campaigning for the passage of NAFTA.

"Further global progress is now possible only through a quest for universal consensus in the movement towards a new world order." Mikhail Gorbachev, in an address at the United Nations, December 1988.

"We are not going to achieve a new world order without paying for it in blood as well as in words and money." Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., in "Foreign Affairs," July/August 1995.

"...In short, the house of world order will have to be built from the bottom up rather than from the top down. It will look like a great booming, buzzing confusion, to use William James famous description of reality, but an end run around national sovereignty, eroding it piece by piece, will accomplish much more than the old-fashioned frontal assault." Richard N. Gardner, in "Foreign Affairs," April 1974.

"... when the struggle seems to be drifting definitely towards a world social democracy, there may still be very great delays and disappointments before it becomes an efficient and beneficent world system. Countless people - will hate the new world order - and will die protesting against it. When we attempt to evaluate its promise, we have to bear in mind the distress of a generation or so of malcontents, many of them quite gallant and graceful-looking people." H. G. Wells, in his book entitled "The New World Order" (1939).
"Our task of creating a socialist America can only succeed when those who would resist us have been totally disarmed." Sara Brady, Chairman, Handgun Control, to Sen. Howard Metzenbaum, The National Educator, January 1994, Page 3.

"When we got organized as a country and we wrote a fairly radical Constitution with a radical Bill of Rights, giving a radical amount of individual freedom to Americans... and so a lot of people say theres too much personal freedom. When personal freedoms being abused, you have to move to limit it. Thats what we did in the announcement I made last weekend on the public housing projects, about how were going to have weapon sweeps and more things like that to try to make people safer in their communities." President Bill Clinton, 3-22-94, MTVs "Enough is Enough"

"We cant be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans..." Bill Clinton (USA TODAY, 11 March 1993, page 2A)

"Whatever the price of the Chinese Revolution, it has obviously succeeded not only in producing more efficient and dedicated administration, but also in fostering high morale and community of purpose. The social experiment in China under Chairman Maos leadership is one of the most important and successful in human history." David Rockefeller, statement in 1973 about Mao Tse-tung: (NY Times 8-10-73)

"You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the great struggle for independence." Charles Austin Beard (1874-1948)

"War to the hilt between communism and capitalism is inevitable. Today, of course, we are not strong enough to attack. Our time will come in thirty or forty years. To win, we shall need the element of surprise. The Western world will need to be put to sleep. So we shall begin by launching the most spectacular peace movement on record. There shall be electrifying overtures and unheard of concessions. The capitalist countries, stupid and decadent, will rejoice to cooperate to their own destruction. They will leap at another chance to be friends. As soon as their guard is down, we shall smash them with our clenched fist." Dmitrii Z. Manuilskii (Lenin School of Political Warfare, Moscow, 1931)

"There is no reason for anyone in this country, anyone except a police officer or a military person, to buy, to own, to have, to use a handgun....And the only way to do that is to change the Constitution." Michael Gartner, 1992 in USA Today

"The second article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is repealed." H. J. Res. 438Introduced by Rep. Major Owens, 1992

Vice President Al Gore as he traveled to Marrakech, Morocco, in April for the signing of the new world trade agreement. Gore appeared hours after U.S. planes enforcing an allied no fly zone over northern Iraq accidentally shot down two U.S. helicopters, killing 15 Americans and 11 foreign officials. I want to extend condolences, Gore said, to the families of those who died in the service of the United Nations." (Los Angeles Times, 6/12/94)

"There is nothing wrong with the planet. The planet is fine . . . been here 4 1/2 billion years. Weve been here, what, a 100,000 years, maybe 200,000. And weve only been engaged in heavy industry a little over 200 years. 200 years versus 4 1/2 billion. And we have the conceit to think that somehow were a threat? The planet isnt going away. We are." George Carlin

"To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical." Thomas Jefferson

"The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule." H. L. Mencken

"Nuclear power must be dealt with irrationally. . . . Nuclear plants are carcinogens. Lets get that story out. . . . Their lies will catch up to them. We need endless Chernobyl reminders." Ralph Nader

Cannibalism is a "radical but realistic solution to the problem of overpopulation." Lyall Watson, The Financial Times, 15 July 1995

"Protecting the Environment is a ruse. The goal is the political and economic subjugation of most men by the few, under the guise of preserving nature." J. H. Robbins

"...the only hope for the world is to make sure there is not another United States: We cant let other countries have the same number of cars, the amount of industrialization, we have in the U.S. We have to stop these Third World countries right where they are. And it is important to the rest of the world to make sure that they dont suffer economically by virtue of our stopping them." Michael Oppenheimer, Environmental Defense Fund

"The necessary consequence of an egalitarian program is the decidedly inegalitarian creation of a ruthless power elite." M. N. Rothbard

Global Sustainability requires: "the deliberate quest of poverty . . . reduced resource consumption . . . and set levels of mortality control." Professor Maurice King

"Allowing the EPA to condone continued use of a chemical whenever the benefits outweighs the risks is absolutely anathema to the environmental community." Janet Hathaway, Natural Resources Defense Council

The Environmentalists Dream is an Egalitarian Society based on: rejection of economic growth, a smaller population, eating lower on the food chain, consuming a lot less, and sharing a much lower level of resources much more equally. Aaron Wildavsky

"A global climate treaty must be implemented even if there is no scientific evidence to back the greenhouse effect." Richard Benedict, State Dept. employee working on assignment from the Conservation Foundation

"Giving society cheap, abundant energy . . . would be the equivalent o f giving an idiot child a machine gun." Paul Ehrlich, Stanford University

"The secret to David McTaggarts (early officer in Greanpeace) success is the secret to Greenpeaces success: It doesnt matter what is true . . . . it only matters what people believe is true . . . . You are what the media define you to be. [Greenpeace] became a myth, and a myth-generating machine." Paul Watson, co-founder of Greenpeace

". . . a year is about one-fifth of the time we have left if we are going to preserve any kind of quality in our world." Garrett de Bell (1970)

"The historical experience of socialist countries has sadly demonstrated that collectivism does not do away with alienation but rather increases it, adding to it a lack of basic necessities and economic inefficiency." Pope John Paul I

"The move toward cotnrolling less and less pollution at greater and greater expense -- until you are spending everything to control nothing -- is one of the big water quality problems we are facing in the future." Ernest Rosenberg

"Complex technology of any sort is an assault on human dignity. It would be little short of disastrous for us to discover the source of clean, cheap, abundant energy, because of what we might do with it." Amory Lovins, Rocky Mountain Institute

". . . the Planning Commission must say no to development . . . Austin, Texas, is showing us about land use . . . . " Judge Armstrong, Kentucky County

"It is easy to be conspicuously compassionate if others are being forced to pay the cost." M. N. Rothbard

"Human beings, as a species, have no more value than slugs." John Davis, editor of Earth First! Journal

"Weve got to ride the global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we will be doing the right thing -- in terms of economic policy and environmental policy." Timothy Wirth, former U.S. Senator (D-Colorado)

"We must make this an insecure and inhospitable place for capitalists and their projects . . . We must reclaim the roads and plowed land, halt dam construction, tear down existing dams, free shackled rivers and return to wilderness millions of tens of millions of acres of presently settled land." David Foreman, Earth First!

". . . There is no such thing in America as an independent press . . . We are the tools and vassals for rich men behind the scenes . . . Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes." John Swinton, former New York Times Chief of Staff

"We have the opportunity to avoid choices like nuclear power which will come back to haunt us 30 years from now." Russell Peterson, National Audobon Society President

". . . The collective needs of non-human species must take precedence over the needs and desires of humans." Dr. Reed F. Noss, The Wildlands Project

"One-fourth of humanity must be eliminated from the social body. We are in charge of Gods selection process for planet earth. He selects, we destroy. We are the riders of the pale horse, Death." Psychologist Barbara Marx Hubbard - member and futurist/strategist of Task Force Delta; a United States Army think tank.

". . . as radical environmentalists, we can see AIDS not as a problem, but as a necessary solution." Miss Ann Thropy (pseudonym), Earth First! Journal

"The extinction of the human species may not only be inevitable but a good thing . . . This is not to say that the rise of human civilization is insignificant, but there is no way of showing that it will be much help to the world in the long run." Economist editorial

"I suspect that the politicians and businessmen who are jumping on the environment bandwagon dont have the slightest idea of what they are getting into. They are talking about emission control devices on automobiles, while we are talking about bans on automobiles." Dennis Hayes, Earth Day Agenda (1970)

"The invention of the concept of sustainable human development and that of so-called human security, as opposed to territorial security of nation- states, and its promotion by the UN is in clear contradiction to all that we, the Group of 77, and the UN Charter itself consider inalienable, namely national sovereignty and security." Pranab Mukherjee, Indias Minister of Commerce, Earth Times, 15 October 1994

"Its (the prospect of cheap fusion energy) the worst thing that could happen to the planet." Jeremy Rifkin

"No case for expensive policies for safeguarding species can be made without more extensive analysis." Endangered Species Blueprint, National Wilderness Institute

"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed -- and hence clamorous to be led to safety -- by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary." H. L. Mencken

"If I were reincarnated, I would wish to be returned to Earth as a killer virus to lower human population levels." Prince Phillip, World Wildlife Fund

"They want timid, helpless people who are anxious to get in touch with their inner child, enter twelve-step programs, and run to the government with every little problem." Clark Stooksbury

". . . Our production and consumption is not sustainable . . . Agenda 21 is to be implemented . . . The Texas Sustainable Energy Development Council will develop the Texas Plan . . . The money will come from milking the utilities and redirecting oil overcharge funds . . . . " Commissioner Karl Rabago, Texas Public Utilities Commission

"Isnt the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isnt it our responsibility to bring that about?" Maurice Strong, Head of the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro

"Behind the honeyed but patently absurd pleas for equality is a ruthless drive for placing the new elite at the top of a new hierachy of power." M. N. Rothbard

"Pure guesswork has become the basis of a forecast that has been published in newspapers to be read and understood as a scientific statement." Endangered Species Blueprint, National Wilderness Institute

"Christianity is our foe. If animal rights is to succeed, we must destroy the Judeo-Christian Religious tradition." Peter Singer, the "Father of Animal Rights"

"The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of liberalism, they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened." Norman Thomas, former U.S. Socialist Presidential Candidate

"In order to stabilize world population, we must eliminate 350,000 per day." Dr. Jacques Cousteau
"I suspect that eradicating small pox was wrong. It played an important part in balancing ecosystems." John Davis, editor of Earth First! Journal

"Measured on virtually any scale, the world is in worse shape than it was 20 years ago." Dennis Hayes, Chairman of Earth Day 1990

"The world has cancer, and the cancer is man." A. Gregg, Mankind at the Turning Point

"People are the cause of all the problems; we have too many of them; we need to get rid of some of them, and this (ban of DDT) is as good a way as any." Charles Wurster, Environmental Defense Fund

"This is a political game. It has nothing to do with science. It has nothing to do with health and safety." Sherry Neddick, Greenpeace

"Free Enterprise really means rich people get richer. They have the freedom to exploit and psychologically rape their fellow human beings in the process . . . Capitalism is destroying the earth." Helen Caldicott, Union of Concerned Scientists
"The system of private property is the most important guaranty to freedom, not only for those who own property, but scarcely less for those who do not. It is only because of the control of the means of production is divided among many people acting independently that no one has complete power over us, that we as individuals can decide what we do for ourselves." Friedrich A. Hayck

"The only proper purpose of a government is to protect mans rights . . ." Ayn Rand

"We reject the idea of private property." Peter Berle, President of the National Audobon Society

"Only the State obtains its revenue by coercion." Murray Rothbard

"No government knows any limits to its power except the endurance of the people." Lysander Spooner

"The real culprits are those who created a system that makes it dangerous to work and safe to loaf." Thomas Sowell

"The three branches of government . . . are not, in any sense, branches since that would imply that there is something they are all attached to besides self-aggrandizement and our pocketbooks." P. J. ORourke

27 August 1999
Murchison Chair of Free Enterprise
College of Engineering at UT Austin
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What Planet Does THIS 27% Live On?

Right Direction or Wrong Track

27% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 Rasmussen Reports
Twenty-seven percent (27%) of Likely Voters say the country is heading in the right direction, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey taken the week ending Sunday, July 18.

This is the lowest finding since mid-March and remains within the narrow range found on this question since last July.

Following Congress' passage of the national health care bill in late March, the number of voters who said the country was heading in the right direction peaked at 35%, the highest level of optimism measured since early September 2009. But it has since returned to the levels found prior to passage of the bill.

Sixty-one percent (61%) of voters now expect the cost of health care to go up under the health care bill, the highest level of pessimism measured since the law was passed in March. Fifty-six percent (56%) favor repeal of the law.

About half of Democrats feel the country is heading in the right direction, but 90% of Republicans and 75% of voters not affiliated with either major party believe the country is heading down the wrong track.

Sixty-seven percent (67%) of all voters say the country is heading down the wrong track, three points higher than last week. Following the passage of the health care bill, voter pessimism dropped to 60% but has risen since then.
At the end of February, voter confidence in the country's current course fell to 25%, the lowest finding since just before President Obama took office in January 2009. At the same time, 71% felt the United States was heading down the wrong track, the highest negative assessment in that same time period.

Leading up to Obama's inauguration, the number of voters who felt the country was heading in the right direction remained below 20%. The week of his inauguration, voter confidence rose to 27% and then steadily increased, peaking at 40% in early May 2009. Confidence fell steadily after that. As is often the case, there was a brief burst of enthusiasm at the beginning of this year, but that quickly faded until the health care vote took place.

Sixty-five percent (65%) of the Political Class say the country is heading in the right direction. Eighty-two percent (82%) of Mainstream voters say it's going in the wrong direction.

Seven-out-of-10 whites and voters of other ethnicities are pessimistic about the country’s current course. Fifty-seven percent (57%) of African-Americans say America is heading in the right direction.

Looking back, voters remain unhappy with the government bailouts of the financial industry and troubled automakers General Motors and Chrysler. However, 47% of Americans are at least somewhat confident in the stability of the U.S. banking industry today, the highest number measured since April of last year.

With the deepwater oil leak apparently capped after three months of gushing into the Gulf of Mexico, support for both offshore oil drilling and drilling further out in deepwater remains largely unchanged. Most voters also remain concerned about the potential environmental impact of new drilling.

Republican candidates now hold a nine-point lead over Democrats on the Generic Congressional Ballot for the week ending Sunday, July 18, the widest gap between the two parties in several weeks.

Most voters now believe it is at least somewhat likely that Republicans will win control of both houses of Congress in this November’s elections, and nearly half say there will a noticeable change in the lives of Americans if this happens.

If Republicans win control of Congress this fall, voters overwhelmingly believe the nation’s legislature should wait until the newly elected officials take office before considering major legislation. Most, however, expect that Democrats will try to pass new legislation before turning over control.

The notion that governments derive their only just authority from the consent of the governed is a foundational principle of the American experiment. However, just 23% of voters nationwide believe the federal government today has the consent of the governed.

The frustration that voters are expressing in 2010 goes much deeper than specific policies. At a more fundamental level, voters just don’t believe politicians are interested in the opinions of ordinary Americans.

Investor confidence has fallen to a new 2010 low. The Rasmussen Investor Index, which measures the economic confidence of investors on a daily basis, slipped two points on Wednesday to 83.4. That's down slightly from its level a week ago and is down 10 points from a month ago.
Voters are slightly less critical of the president and the oil companies involved for their handling of the Gulf oil leak, but 89% of Americans are concerned about the economic impact of the environmental disaster.

Fifty-six percent (56%) of voters believe offshore oil drilling should still be allowed, while a plurality (47%) support deepwater drilling, too, even though the latter is the cause of the oil leak.

So, If 73% Don't Agree We're Heading In The Right Direction, What Does This Administration, And This Congress, Gain In The Long Run? Answer That And You'll See What's In Store For The Rest Of Us...

Day After Day I'm Reminded Of Just How Niave I Am

Here's an interesting bit of information - Congressmen funnelling money to their choice of candidate as election campaign contributions! It's all legal, but is it right? Here's the story.

Brooksville, FL, July 19, 2010 – The Federal Election Commission has released the quarterly campaign finance report which shows that Jason Sager’s opponent raised more money than Jason. The Washington D.C. Ruling Class is pouring money into the “Friends of Rich Nugent” campaign coffers.

Michael Bates of Hernando Today reported that, of the $140,000+ our opponent has received in contributions, $47,875 from Political Action Committees but he did not trace these PACs back to the people behind them. While individuals are limited to contributing only $2,400 per election per candidate, members of Congress, through their “Leadership PACs”, can contribute up to $5,000.

The FEC report shows that well over $30,000 of Mr. Nugent’s PAC contributions are coming from the “Leadership PACs” and campaign committees of sitting members of Congress. While our opponent might not be an incumbent himself, he is the overwhelming choice of the incumbents in Washington now.

Jason Sager, who refuses to accept special interest campaign donations, said, “It appears that the Washington Elite think they know better than the good citizens of District 5 and are attempting to select our next Congressional representative for us. Before the first absentee ballot was mailed to the first voter in this district, our opponent has written political IOU’s to Congressional representatives from Michigan, Virginia, Alabama, California, Pennsylvania and Ohio, as well as to some current representatives from other districts in Florida.

Most of the “Leadership PACs” that support our opponent also supported Dede Scozzafava in New York, the progressive Republican who dropped out of the race last fall and endorsed the Democrat! Some also supported Trey Grayson who was defeated by Rand Paul in the Kentucky Senate race. It is our hope that the people of District 5 will speak loudly on August 24th and tell them the people’s seat in District 5 is not for sale!

Can this happen in your district???

Hamilton R. Hanson

Corruption - Legal And Otherwise - Is Alive And Well In Washington!

What Has America Become

This is a letter to the editor from a Ken Huber. As you read it, ask yourself why so many other people don't see this; how can that be possible? I have some comments of my own after the article. Thanks Woodmanster for posting this for us to find!

What has America become?


Has American become the land of the double standard?

Lets see: if we lie to the Congress, it's a felony and if the Congress lies to us its just politics; if we dislike a black person, we're racist and if a black person dislikes whites, its their 1st Amendment right; the government spends millions to rehabilitate criminals and they do almost nothing for the victims; in public schools you can teach that homosexuality is OK, but you better not use the word God in the process; you can kill an unborn child, but it is wrong to execute a mass murderer; we don't burn books in America, we now rewrite them; we got rid of communist and socialist threats by renaming them progressive; we are unable to close our border with Mexico, but have no problem protecting the 38th parallel in Korea; if you protest against President Obama's policies you're a terrorist, but if you burned an American flag or George Bush in effigy it was your 1st Amendment right. You can have pornography on TV or the internet, but you better not put a nativity scene in a public park during Christmas; we have eliminated all criminals in America, they are now called sick people; we can use a human fetus for medical research, but it is wrong to use an animal.
We take money from those who work hard for it and give it to those who don't want to work; we all support eh Constitution, but only when it supports our political ideology; we still have freedom of speech, but only if we are being politically correct; parenting has been replaced with Ritalin and video games; the land of opportunity is now the land of hand outs; the similarity between Hurricane Katrina and the gulf oil spill is that neither president did anything to help. And how do we handle a major crisis today? The government appoints a committee to determine who's at fault, then threatens them, passes a law, raises our taxes; tells us the problem is solved so they can get back to their reelection campaign. What has happened to the land of the free and home of the brave?

-Ken Huber
Tawas City"

So here's my take one possibility as to what's happened to America - it's called The Council on Foreign Relations. It was established in 1921 under Woodrow Wilson, PROGRESSIVE, by Edward House and Walter Lippman. The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), and the financial powers behind it promote world government through control of media, foundation grants, and education; and controls and guides the issues of the day; they control most options available, and promote the "New World Order", and have done so for nearly 90 years. It has, included in it's membership, many progressive democrats, media personalities, hollywood money people, and large corporations. A good number of our Presidents over the years have been a part of the CFR since it's inception - hmmmm, a "New World Order" and "One World Government" and our Presidents - regardless of party - have been a part of the organization? See any conflicts with the Constitution there? One shining exception was Ronald Reagan. However, George H.W. Bush was a part of the group, and he was Regans VP - hmmm, can you say "control" the president? Also a guy named Allen Welsh Dulles was a member. He was was the first civilian and the longest serving (1953–61) Director of Central Intelligence and a member of the Warren Commission. Between stints of government service, Dulles was a corporate lawyer and partner at Sullivan & Cromwell. Allen W. Dulles was one of the directors of the J. Henry Schroder bank. He has links to George H.W. Bush as far back as the Kennedy assination - and both, along with Nixon and others, have been "linked" to that event. See an earlier post on this blog for that story. Interestingly enough, George H.W. Bush also became Director of the CIA - despite having no documented experience with that organization. Yep, interesting...

The insideous nature of the CFR is apparent should you care to research the membership over the years. But what I find really interesting is that two people whom we would consider staunch conservatives - Dick Cheney and Newt Gingrich - are also current members. Why would that be? Is it because, as it appears, everyone in the know, everyone in the ruling class is leading us down the same road to "One World Government" and away from our own indpendent soveriegnty - away from our Constitution. Some may be doing it more clandestinely than others, some may be less radical than others, but they are all heads on the same beast. Why is that? And if it's so necessary to move us to a "One World Government with a New World Order", why aren't they expalining the "why's" to us? Yes indeed, very interesting...

If You Aren't Concerned, Perhaps You Aren't Paying Attention!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

To Whom Or What Do We Owe Our Allegiance?

That may seem like a simple question, but is it? Some will answer that we owe our allegiance to our family. Some will extend that to friends and family. Some might say they owe allegiance to their employer, after all their employer makes it possible for them to maintain their lifestyle. Some will say their partner - personal or business. Some will say shareholders. Others, with a more patriotic vent may widen their scope to include their country, and still others may extend it ever further to include the suffering everywhere.

But I submit to you that there is truly only one place in which we should consign our allegiance, and that is with God. For in the end, which is the second common denominator we all share, it will not be how much money we could pass on to our loved ones, or how much we were able to accumulate or accomplish in our lifetimes, or even how compassionate and benevolent we may have been that will be judged. It will be our fidelity to God.

So, today, in these challenging times, reaffirm your allegiance to God. Trust in Him. Live your life, from today forward, as if He were walking right there beside you - He is, after all.

As Outraged As You May Be, As Afraid For Your Country And Your Comfortable Way Of Life As You May Be, Take Heart In, And Make Room For, God! And Let All Esle Take A Back Seat...

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Just Another Broken Promise?

Or is it more than that? And when will his supporters (I'm not referring to the radical left or any progressive elitists when I use that term, but just ordinary folks who don't happen to be conservative) stop making excuses for the most corrupt, divisive, deceitful, unpatriotic, manipulative, radical, sack of monkey #^%$ this country may have ever elected to the office of President?

Morning Bell: White House Admits Obamacare’s Individual Mandate is a Tax

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Throughout his presidential campaign, then-candidate Barack Obama promised the American people: “If you’re a family that’s making $250,000 a year or less, you will see no increase in your taxes.” After he became President, Barack Obama reiterated that pledge, promising the American people in his September 9th health care press conference: “The middle-class will realize greater security, not higher taxes.” But Obamacare does contain tax hikes. Tons of them. From taxes on tanning beds to taxes on employment and investments, Obamacare is a certified job-killing machine.

None of these taxes touches the lives of every American as closely as the individual mandate to purchase health insurance. For the first time in American history, Obamacare forces all Americans to purchase a product or face sanction from the Internal Revenue Service. This is clearly a tax, as pointed out by ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos during a September 20th interview with the President himself. In an exchange that can only be described as “Clintonesque” Stephanopoulos pressed President Obama to admit his individual mandate was a tax. But President Obama refused to acknowledge reality and denied it. Stephanopoulos was forced to read the definition of “tax” straight from Merriam Webster’s Dictionary. But even then Obama refused to come clean: “George, the fact that you looked up Merriam’s Dictionary, the definition of tax increase, indicates to me that you’re stretching a little bit right now. … Nobody considers that a tax increase.” Well nobody but President Barack Obama’s Justice Department.

The New York Times confirmed Friday that in preparation for defending constitutionality of the Obamacare individual mandate in court, an Obama Justice Department legal brief argues that the penalty used to enforce the mandate is “a valid exercise” of Congress’s power to impose taxes. Mr. Obama’s own Justice Department further repudiates the President’s earlier statement by noting that the penalty is imposed and collected under the Internal Revenue Code, people must report it on their tax returns, and that the Congressional Budget Office estimates that it will cost Americans $4 billion a year. Yale Law School professor Jack Balkin told a meeting of progressive activists last month that President Obama “has not been honest with the American people about the nature of this bill. This bill is a tax.”

The fact that the Obama administration and their allies are now admitting the individual mandate is a tax betrays their very real fear that the Supreme Court could find Obamacare’s individual mandate unconstitutional. In the bill itself, Congress identified the Commerce Clause as the source of their authority to force all Americans to buy health insurance. But as our legal team has made eminently clear, the mandate does not purport to regulate or prohibit commerce of any kind. To the contrary, it purports to “regulate”—and penalize—inactivity. If the Supreme Court allows the Obamacare individual mandate to stand, then Congress could do anything it wanted. They could: require us to buy a new Chevy Impala each year to support the government-supported auto industry; require us to buy war bonds to pay for the Iraq and Afghan wars; or force us to eat our vegetables.

But even if the Obama administration is now admitting the individual mandate is a tax, that still does not make the law constitutional. Rather than operating as a tax on income, the mandate is a tax on the person and is, therefore, a capitation tax. Therefore the 16th Amendment’s grant of power to Congress to assess an income tax does not apply. The Constitution does allow Congress to assess a capitation tax, but that requires the tax be assessed evenly based op population. That is not how the Obamacare mandate works. It exempts and carves out far too many exceptions to past muster as a capitation tax. The Obamacare mandate is still unprecedented and unconstitutional.

But perhaps more importantly, what does the episode say about the integrity of the White House? The President went on national television and insisted in unequivocal terms that his individual mandate was not a tax. Now his administration is saying the exact opposite. At what point do the American people lose all faith in this President’s word?

If You Aren't Outraged, You Aren't Paying Attention!

The Pledge Of Renewal

I do not know who is behind this pledge, and I do not accept in it's finality every point enumerated here, but I do support the basic premise and the majority of items contained within it. I believe the Pledge of Renewal is well thought out, well articulated, and speaks to the greatest challenge our generation faces - that of not allowing Liberty to end with us. So here is the link to the Pledge http://www.pledgeofrenewal.net/, and here is the Pledge itself...

“Eternal vigilance is the price of Liberty.” Our history overflows with such admonitions – warnings from our Forefathers about “power corrupting, and absolute power corrupting absolutely.” In recent decades, so confident and comfortable have We the People become in the seemingly timeless and ironclad strength of our Nation’s covenants, our eyelids have drooped and our minds grown distracted. In this vacuum of neglect, those in power – both Democrats and Republicans – have succumbed to the temptations of international interests, grown exalted and aloof in their visions of beneficent grandeur, and come to view as merely quaint those principles and values that once bound Americans in mutual trust and enlightened endeavor. In consequence, Federal legislation has been crafted to ever-decreasing common denominators, and politicians have become enthralled in an endless pander for votes. This has rendered many of our original rights all but neutered, and it has elevated people who may not even be citizens to the status of most-sought-after-voters.

We the People, through gross negligence, have aided and abetted the steady erosion of our individual rights, our states’ rights, and our national sovereignty. We have come to accept the very corruptions our forefathers warned against, until now we stand at the threshold of a tyranny not unlike that which fired the crucible of our founding: Constitutional rights have been granted to foreign enemy combatants while the groundwork has been quietly laid to strip these same rights from US citizens; fiscal policies have suppressed the economy and increased dependency on government while assuring extreme rates of taxation as well as hyperinflation; Muslims have been lauded while Christians routinely get lectured and browbeaten; campaigns to subvert our freedom of speech have been paid for with tax dollars; and the votes of elected officials have been purchased with special perks and exemptions. These are just a few of the many insults to our Constitution and rights. If we take one more step, if we fail to step back, we risk ceding our Unalienable Rights to those moneyed international interests whose prolonged meddling betrays a deep rooted intent to dissolve the United States and absorb her remains into a global socialist government.

Now is the moment to rescue our heritage of Freedom and Liberty. Now is the moment to reclaim our Birthright as Children of the Divine. Should we falter, the sands of time threaten to bury our Forefathers’ creation, and upon our heads will history lay blame for succumbing to the devils of our lesser nature. To rekindle the Trust our Forefathers bequeathed us, we therefore solemnly pledge to strive toward these goals and abide by these principles to re-empower We The People, reconstitute the Constitution, and restore our Republic:

Cut Government Waste and Reform Finances and Taxation by:

Educating all citizens on the full extent of our financial crisis while taking immediate steps to cut losses and control spending:

1.Use unspent stimulus funds to help pay down the debt.
2.Halt any further debt increase and set a timeline to reel it back down.
3.De-fund and dismantle departments and agencies that are un-Constitutional.
4.Cut pay to all elected officials by fifty percent.
5.Cut Congressional support staff by fifty percent.
6.Cut pay to remaining support staff by twenty-five percent.
7.Eliminate Czars and executive appointments that circumvent Constitutional sanction.
8.Phase out pension plans for elected officials.

Requiring our government to adopt pay-as-we-go spending-rules based on fair and just taxation: All Federal, State, and local taxes, when added together from cradle to grave, must never exceed forty-nine percent of a citizen’s total lifetime income. Any more is slavery. And forty-nine percent is too high except during a declared national emergency. Otherwise, twenty-five percent keeps better faith with our heritage.

Adopting simplified and transparent tax codes.

Auditing the privately run, credit-based money system operated by the Federal Reserve and returning monetary policy and control to transparent, sovereign, and Constitutional authority.

Reform Energy, Environmental, and Economic Policies by:

Basing decisions on hard science and national security, not models and marketing.

Developing policies that embrace real-world economics to build a bridge to the future without cutting off our past at the knees:

1.Migrate in measured incremental steps from fossil fuels to alternatives.
2.Develop fossil and nuclear resources following strict environmental safeguards.
3.Re-focus environmental efforts onto experimentally demonstrable problems and away from antagonism.

Prohibit Federal Entry Into the Private Sector by:

Disallowing Federal ownership of any business or enterprise that provides goods and services to the public.

Promoting the “Separation of Corporation and State” to curb “Corporatism” when it conflicts with national sovereignty.

Protect the 1st and 2nd Amendments by:

Reaffirming freedom of speech and the means to defend it against all enemies, foreign and domestic. A free people must never surrender their last means of defense against corruption in government, and a just government never need fear reprisal.

Restoring respect for the meaning of words by pushing back when traditional definitions are twisted beyond reason to suit political agendas.

Rejecting the intolerance of “political correctness.”

Reaffirming the predominant influence that shaped our country was Natural Law as filtered through Christianity. Our Forefathers espoused separation of church and state, but they dreaded separation from the inherent moral imperatives of Religion. These imperatives are essential to binding a free and responsible society: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” In so far as any religion holds to these truths, we embrace that religion.

Removing all Federal encumbrance upon responsible citizens to own and carry guns.

Restore National and States’ Sovereignty by:

Withdrawing from international treaties and rescinding executive orders that compromise national sovereignty – the integrity of the US Constitution.

Requiring treaties and agreements that could impact national sovereignty to be ratified in the same manner as a Constitutional Amendment.

Repealing bench-rulings citing international law and re-trying those cases according to strict US law.

Securing our borders.

Honoring our immigrant roots by prohibiting illegal aliens from becoming US Citizens without fully conforming to the path taken by those who came to the United States legally.

Requiring photo ID and Proof of Citizenship to enter a voting booth.

Reconstituting states’ rights by repealing all laws that overstep the 9th and 10th Amendments.

Reform Foreign Policy by:

Recognizing the need to participate in global initiatives, but not at the expense of national sovereignty unless said initiative is debated and ratified as a Constitutional amendment.

Committing to consistently strengthen friendships with allies; cultivate cooperation with non-aligned nations; and remain steadfast in opposition to tyranny.

Re-committing to diplomacy first, but never as the only resort.

Reform Article II of the Constitution by:

Adopting term limits of eight years or two consecutive terms in any one office, with a maximum of sixteen years combined for an individual to hold elected and/or appointed office.

Reducing the term of a US Senator to four years.

Requiring anyone holding or seeking public office to provide public access to those documents – including long-form birth certificates – which irrefutably prove eligibility for said office.

Galvanize the “4th Branch of Government” by:

Promoting the “Separation of State and Journalism” to curtail agenda-driven reporting, cultivate objective information brokers, and restore the sacred trust bequeathed to journalists.

Restoring the will to be good citizens:

1.Encourage demonstrably factual awareness of issues and candidates as prerequisite to voting. Success would obviate the need for term limits.
2.Re-instill pride in self-reliance. Even the most disadvantaged can try to dig themselves out. Just the trying will elicit support.
3.Promote giving from the goodness of our hearts, not because bureaucrats write a mandate. Giving from the heart encourages community; legislated charity breeds resentment.

Offering age-appropriate programs and courses within public schools to rebuild awareness and rekindle respect for the principles and tacit responsibilities enumerated in our Founding Documents.

Curb Political Dynasties and Promote Citizen Politicians by:

1.Prohibiting any elected office from being passed to a direct relative of an incumbent.
2.Prohibiting relatives of an incumbent from running for his or her office within less than two full terms of that incumbent’s departure from said office.
3.Prohibiting elite benefits programs,including health and retirement plans.

Reaffirming that all laws apply equally to all citizens, and that elected officials are citizens first and foremost.

Restore Constitutional Checks and Balances by:

Removing judges who legislate from the bench.

Prohibiting the Executive Branch from overstepping its Constitutional authority:

1.The President shall not have the authority to absorb agencies into his or her purview or to create entirely new agencies without super-majority approval from Congress.
2.The President shall make no appointments to budgetary positions without majority approval from Congress.
3.Neither the President nor Congress shall have any authority to extend Constitutional protections and privileges to non-US Citizens or to withhold these protections from US Citizens.

Improving government transparency:

1.Discourage closed-door Congressional sessions.
2.Prohibit passage of any bill prior to a thirty-day public review period.
3.Adopt a formal mechanism to collect public comments.
4.Allow two weeks from the close of comments to make changes.
5.Re-post final draft and allow one week for final public comments.

Prohibiting Congress from circumventing inconvenient dissent through the manipulation of parliamentary procedures.

Requiring Congressional legislators to enumerate, within the body of their legislation, where in the Constitution they find authority and justification for proposing said legislation.

Providing mechanisms for a minority of not less than thirty-three percent of Congress, or a simple majority of States’ Governors, to challenge the Constitutionality of any proposed legislation and request an assessment from the US Supreme Court.

Repealing and/or sun-setting all laws that are un-Constitutional.

Condemning “arrest based on suspicion” as un-Constitutional.

Setting strict ethics requirements and finance limitations for lobbying and fund raising.

Prohibiting Federal agencies from issuing defacto laws via mandates that circumvent proper legislative procedures and citizen participation.

For the support of this pledge, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

Dear Tea Party Patriots,

Why Sign the Pledge? They call us “Teabaggers,” say we can't articulate what we want, and though we've rallied in millions, their agenda-driven reporters usually discount our numbers by an order of magnitude. Their efforts to suppress are unprecedented, bordering on persecution, yet throughout this ordeal our restraint has been nearly heroic. We've stood steadfast and peacefully – by and for the Constitution – no matter the mud and fists being slung. This is the mark of true patriotism. We've done our forefathers proud.

Now perseverance has begun to pay off. The special election in Massachusetts sent a powerful message, but political operatives seem determined to spin it their way. So we must drive home OUR message: This goes far beyond rejecting health care reform and out-of-control spending. Our movement is about renewing the principles and values upon which the United States of America was founded. We want to reconstitute the Constitution and restore our Republic. And this Pledge is a tool to help do that. It's a collective statement of principles and objectives upon which we stand and to which we can hold our candidates for office accountable, regardless of party. Because party has nothing to do with it. This is about Country!

We reject the agenda to break down our country and subvert the Constitution. We reassert our will to self-govern. We pledge to honor the Freedom and Liberty bequeathed to us by striving to preserve them, not just for ourselves, but for our children, for their children, and for the children of all people who yearn to live Free.

You may not fully agree with every point in the Pledge, but so long as it compliments your sensibilities by and large, please sign. Make your name COUNT. Ask your friends and neighbors to sign too. And put candidates on the spot. Their reactions should help you decide who merits support.

Once you've signed the Pledge, become a midnight rider, a town crier, and post excerpts and links to web sites, attach the abridged version to emails, and print copies to hand out. Spread the word. The more people who sign, the more who will want to, until our collective flame of conviction helps burn off the fog of conceit that so dims our land and our heritage.

God speed!

You can sign here, http://www.pledgeofrenewal.net/sign.aspx , if you feel so moved...

If You Aren't Outraged, If You Aren't Afraid For Your Country, You Aren't Paying Attention

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