Monthly Archives: March 2015

What is “Jade Helm” And Why Could it Ruin Your Summer

JADE Starting July 15th and running through September 15th, the Special Operations Command of the United States Military will be conducting a military training drill. But this is not going to be just any drill, its theater of operations will include much of the Southwestern United States, from California to Texas. So massive is the area of operations, it begs for a closer look at the objectives. On the surface one might think that it was an exercise that was set up in response to the huge maneuvers that Russia held earlier this year, but the fact is that this operation has been planned for much longer than the Russian operations. Continue reading

The End of the American Presidency

By J.B. Williams
March 29, 2015
NewsWithViews.com

Following the War of Independence separating America from Great Britain and establishing a new free sovereign nation, our Founders set a course to establish a Constitutional Representative Republican form of self-governance, of, by and for the people of the newly formed United States with the passage of the U.S. Constitution.

Ever since, political powers here and abroad have sought to undermine, dismantle and destroy the United States and eliminate it as the world’s most free, prosperous and powerful nation on earth.

Two hundred years later, trapped in a growing global shift towards a One World system of global governance based on communist principles of social justice, the United States would soon find itself in a silent battle for its sovereignty and security emanating from within…

Fast forward to 2004 – when a totally obscure new Illinois State Senator was paraded on to the national stage by none other than Sen. Ted Kennedy, (who had very close ties with Vladimir Putin, then head of the Russian KGB) – strangely upstaging the intended star of the show, Democrat presidential nominee John Kerry. Four years later, the man with no verifiable past would become the first truly anti-American occupant of the Oval Office under color of fraud.

His name is Barack Hussein Obama and Barry Soetoro and Barack Hussein Obama Soebarkah. He was born to a Kenyan Father and a young American mother, in Hawaii as the story goes, and grew up an Indonesian citizen for a time. He has more than twenty Social Security numbers attached to his name[s] – and six years later, all records sealed, not one American citizen can tell you for sure who or what this person really is…

But we have watched him destroy our country at light speed for six years – stirring up racial divides, seizing more and more dictatorial executive powers, taking over entire private economic sectors, importing illegal aliens and illegal Islamic “refugees” at a record pace, driving our nation to nearly $20 trillion in debt, setting records in Military KIA and WIA under suicidal ROE, losing Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria, Pakistan and numerous others, undermining every constitutional concept, installing Muslim Brotherhood members throughout federal offices and national security agencies, as well as in numerous Middle Eastern nations by directly interfering in their elections, and swapping old U.S. allies for old U.S. enemies and placing our oldest Middle Eastern ally on the chopping block, Israel.

If the goal is to destroy the United States, no one has ever done it better than Barack Hussein Obama.

Our Founders made it possible for us to prevent such events, by placing very narrow and specific requirements for the Oval Office in Article II of the Constitution… all the American people had to do to prevent this disaster was enforce the Constitution.

The Founders kept it very simple… to be eligible for the Oval Office, President or Vice President; one has to meet the following conditions –

1. One must be a natural born Citizen of the United States, a True Citizen
2. One must be at least 35 years of age
3. One must have held U.S. residency for at least 14 years prior

That’s all, three very simple requirements established to prevent someone like Barack Hussein Obama from ever entering the Oval Office, someone with unknown, foreign, dual or divided national loyalties. Barack Obama has demonstrated for six years now that he is loyal to global interests, not U.S. interests.

Barack Obama met condition number two and three, but he did not and cannot meet condition number one, the natural born Citizen requirement. That is the condition that should have prevented him from ever stepping foot in the people’s Oval Office six years ago. It didn’t stop him, because the people failed to enforce Article II of the U.S. Constitution, or even hold their representatives accountable for sitting silent as it happened.

Many Americans, millions, wanted the constitutional crisis addressed and resolved over the past six years, filing law suits, FOIA requests seeking information on who Barack Obama really is and where he really came from, calling for impeachment, both for the fraud that allowed him to seize the White House and the many treasonous acts he has committed while in that office.

But the political will of the masses was just not there. Million’s more would be focused only upon removing him from fraudulent power via the election booth, without realizing that he was now in control of everything, including elections and was rapidly turning the nation on its head.

Back in 2012, a new young up and coming hot shot Republican was emerging in the great once very conservative state of Texas. He was, like Obama, a Harvard trained lawyer, except he actually had more on his résumé than communist community organizing.

In a campaign interview during his freshman senate race, a GOP Texas State Committee member sat down with the young candidate to ask a few poignant vetting questions, and here are the questions and answers from that interview… (Redacted information is to protect the witness at this moment, but the witness is willing to offer sworn testimony)

Interviewer: “Hello Mr. Cruz, it’s a pleasure to meet you. My name is (redacted). I am a (redacted) County GOP Precinct Chair and you have my support and vote. I have one question for you if I may?”
Cruz: “Sure, go ahead.”
Interviewer: “What is your understanding of how one becomes a natural born Citizen?”
Cruz: “Two citizen parents and born on the soil.”
Interviewer: “Not exactly, but as I don’t have enough time to fully explain how one does become an natural born Citizen, based on your understanding, would you agree that Barack Obama is ineligible to be POTUS?”
Cruz: “I would agree.”
Interviewer: “So when we get you elected, will you expose him for the usurping fraud he is?”
Cruz: “No, my main focus will be on repealing Obamacare.”
Interviewer: “But Mr. Cruz, if he is exposed as the usurping fraud he is, everything he has done will become null and void. Everything!”
Interviewer: “At that point, Cruz reiterated his main concern, so it was obvious the conversation was over as far as Cruz was concerned. I thanked him for his time and wished him success in the runoff.”

That senate race was highly unusual. Redistricting had caused setbacks delaying the elections and election results. Cruz was running to replace Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison who had just retired and vacated her seat. At the originally scheduled time for the primary, Republican Cruz opponent Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst was well ahead in the polls. But by the time the election took place, Cruz had had enough time to slip ahead with more name recognition, in the end defeating his opponent and going on to defeat Democrat Paul Sadler in the general election, becoming only one of three Latino’s in the U.S. Senate.

That was 2012, and in July of 2013, Sen. Ted Cruz was beginning to make a name for himself, a somewhat outspoken freshman senator, sometimes frustrating GOP establishment RINOs like Sen. Mitch McConnell with his on camera grandstanding, much to the delight of his growing fan base in the Tea Party movement.

Members of the Tea Party, once focused on Constitutional Government, were beginning to see Cruz as more than just a U.S. Senator. In their search for a “real true constitutional conservative” to help regain control of an out of control runaway federal juggernaut under Obama, he seemed a breath of fresh air for millions of Republicans and Libertarians across the country.

That’s when calls for him to seek the Oval Office in 2016 started to take shape, and that’s when Sen. Ted Cruz became very concerned about a fact that he knew, but had never disclosed to the public, including during his Senate campaign a year earlier… Ted Cruz was born a Canadian citizen at birth, and remained a legal citizen of Canada, all the way up until May14, 2014.

In short, Sen. Ted Cruz was a legal citizen of Canada when he ran for and became a U.S. Senator, without ever having disclosed his Canadian citizenship to Texas voters, which under both Texas and U.S. Election law, is an act of fraud. Ted Cruz had committed election fraud by failing to disclose to Texas voters that he was a Canadian citizen in 2012.

No one can say for certain, but I think it is a very fair guess, that had Ted Cruz disclosed to Texas voters in 2012, that he had always been and remained at that time a legal citizen of Canada, his Republican opponent, Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst, would have won that race and become the next U.S. Senator from Texas.

Ted made a huge mistake… He messed with Texas!

Soon, it was the Tea Party wave of support that caused Sen. Ted Cruz to take an interest in running for president in 2016, forcing Cruz to now deal with a fact that was sure to become public in a presidential campaign… he was a Canadian citizen.

On August 18, 2013 the Dallas Morning News published a copy of the birth records released by Sen. Ted Cruz, his Canadian birth records. The story opened the debate over Cruz eligibility for the Oval Office and unlike Obama, who had issued a number of forged certifications of live birth to support his eligibility claim, Cruz had just proven that he was a Canadian citizen at birth by releasing his Canadian birth record.

Many immediately scrambled for damage control, alleging that maybe he was a “dual citizen” at birth via his American born mother. But there were no U.S. documents supporting that claim to be found…

Enter the Harvard lawyers… the same lawyers that had been protecting Barack Hussein Obama for six years… Cruz was advised by his legal friends to immediately renounce his Canadian citizenship, which he did, on May 14, 2014…

…and by June of 2014, friends and supporters at Fox News were beginning to clear his path to the White House by floating the idea that Ted was now a natural born Citizen of the United States, based upon renouncing his Canadian citizenship.

Of course, two critical problems remained… Renouncing his Canadian citizenship affected his Canadian citizenship, but not his citizenship records in the United States, which so far, appear not to exist even today.

As Ronald Reagan would say, here we go again, with a freshman Senator, a Harvard Lawyer, with Harvard law friends and no U.S. documentation to prove that Ted Cruz is a U.S. citizen of any type. A man with known foreign origins, and the son of a Father, Rafael Cruz Sr. who was at no time in his life a legal citizen of the United States until 35 years after Ted’s birth in Canada, when he renounced his Canadian citizenship and naturalized to the United States in 2005.

The problems were quite obvious… unlike Obama, who had taken great care to forge a false documented past before running for office, Ted had already proven to the world that he was not a natural born U.S. Citizen at birth, but rather a documented Canadian citizen at birth.

Not only had he committed election fraud by not disclosing to Texas voters that he was a Canadian citizen in 2012, now he was about to join Barack Hussein Obama in an even greater national effort to defraud all American voters by seeking the U.S. Oval Office less than a year after renouncing his Canadian citizenship.

Back on December 18, 2013, the North American Law Center was anticipating this sad moment in history when they directed a certified letter to Sen. Ted Cruz essentially begging him not to step out on this political limb, as he has many enemies ready to saw it off. Cruz never responded to that letter…

Enter the Harvard lawyers again… On March 11, 2015 – two Harvard law friends published a Harvard Law Review opinion declaring both Ted Cruz and Barack Hussein Obama “natural born Citizens” of the United States.

The key opinion in the entire legal wordsmithing document is this…

“While some constitutional issues are truly difficult, with framing-era sources either nonexistent or contradictory, here, the relevant materials clearly indicate that a “natural born Citizen” means a citizen from birth with no need to go through naturalization proceedings.”

What the Harvard experts are saying is this, gee, we just can’t find any documents to confirm the Founders intent of the term natural born Citizen, and so, we think it means this… a “citizen at birth” is a “natural born Citizen.”

Never mind that Harvard and Yale law buddies had already decided that “illegal aliens” are really just “undocumented citizens,” or that they long ago twisted naturalization laws to make “illegal aliens” born on U.S. soil “anchor babies” who are also considered to be “citizens at birth.”

The legal experts have now expanded all of our naturalization terms to mean “natural born Citizen,” using naturalization amendments, cases and statues to do it. In so doing, they are eliminating the true meaning and purpose of the Article II natural born Citizen requirement from our Constitution without having to endure the cumbersome process of actually amending the Constitutional legally.

And, what was once a long fought leftist battle to eliminate all Constitutional foundations for sovereign government by a sovereign nation and of its sovereign citizens, has now been joined by Republicans like Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Bobby Jindal, none of whom are actually eligible for the Oval Office, and all of whom know it.

Only days later, on the heels of the Harvard opinion piece, Sen. Ted Cruz stood among 12,000 Liberty University students forced to attend the event, and announced he was running for the office of President.

If you ask the average American citizen what natural born Citizen is, they do not know. Even many, who think they know, do not know. Since Barack Obama, numerous definitions based on numerous political agendas have been floated, making what was once a very common simple term too ambiguous to enforce.

The people have allowed the lawyers to amend the Constitution by simply publishing a legal opinion.

And today, we are witnessing the death of the American Presidency… from this point forward, any person born anywhere on earth to any foreign Father or Mother can be president of the United States in direct violation of the U.S. Constitution.

The only documentation Obama ever proffered was a forged COLB (Certification of Live Birth, not birth certificate) from Hawaii, which Hawaii prints off and hands out like bingo cards at a Saturday night church social… and the only documentation Ted Cruz has proffered is proof that he was born a Canadian citizen at birth and remained such until May 14, 2014… on this basis, Harvard Law experts say both can be president…

Now, what does natural born Citizen really mean and why did our Founder’s choose that term in an overt effort to prevent people like Barack Obama, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Vladimir Putin and bin Laden’s son from ever gaining access to the Oval Office?

The answer is found in the Founders statements identifying the source of the term, Vattel’s international treatise on Natural Law, The Law of Nations, book 1 – Chapter XIX. Every American can easily find it, read it, understand it and know it. There is nothing at all ambiguous about it… unless you let your political agenda drive your facts.

The true definition of the natural born Citizen requirement for the Oval Office as described throughout the entirety of Chapter XIX can be summed up in this section from 212…

“As the society cannot exist and perpetuate itself otherwise than by the children of the citizens, those children naturally follow the condition of their fathers, and succeed to all their rights. The society is supposed to desire this, in consequence of what it owes to its own preservation; and it is presumed, as matter of course, that each citizen, on entering into society, reserves to his children the right of becoming members of it. The country of the fathers is therefore that of the children; and these become true citizens merely by their tacit consent. We shall soon see whether, on their coming to the years of discretion, they may renounce their right, and what they owe to the society in which they were born. I say, that, in order to be of the country, it is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; for, if he is born there of a foreigner, it will be only the place of his birth, and not his country.”

Barack Obama’s Father was never a U.S. Citizen. Ted Cruz’s Father was never a U.S. citizen either, until he naturalized 35 years after Ted’s birth. Ted remained a legal citizen of Canada until he renounced his Canadian citizenship on May 14, 2014. Without any U.S. documents, Ted is now a man without a country, according to any authentic documentation. Is Ted Cruz just an “illegal alien” holding a U.S. Senate seat and running for President?

Nothing pertaining to naturalization pertains to natural born, nothing. Naturalization is the process by which an alien (non-citizen) becomes an American citizen.

Natural born Citizenship is a Natural Law term describing a condition that either exists or does not exist at the moment of birth. There is nothing anyone can do to become a natural born Citizen, once they were not born a natural born Citizen. Lies offered by Ivy League lawyers to the contrary are offered with the explicit intent to alter the Founder’s intent, and once again, they know it… It is a Common Law practice they all learned in law school. Common Law is the legal British practice of openly subverting Constitutional Law.

So, people with no U.S. documentation, “undocumented citizens” according to Ivy League lawyers, are “natural born Citizens” and average citizens must rely upon Ivy League Law experts (or judges, political appointees) to help Americans figure out what the true meaning of “is” is… a term the average American is not intelligent enough to figure out for themselves. This is not a new tactic, Hitler did it with the help of Goebbels, Marx did it, Castro did it, Stalin and Lenin did it, even Hugo Chavez did it…

If allowed to succeed, again, the American people will have participated in the end of the American presidency.

That is the worst part of this entire saga in the demise of the United States… The people put their politics ahead of their Constitution and as a result, they are about to let it all slip away, their freedom and liberty, all of it.

The mission to globalize the United States is only possible once it is no longer a requirement that only a True American, a natural born Citizen, can hold the office of Commander-in-Chief. The people appear willing to accept this now.

AUTHOR NOTE: Everything presented in this column is verifiable fact. Now we will see how many American patriots care about these facts.

© 2015 JB Williams – All Rights Reserved

JB Williams is a writer on matters of history and American politics with more than 3000 pieces published over a twenty-year span. He has a decidedly conservative reverence for the Charters of Freedom, the men and women who have paid the price of freedom and liberty for all, and action oriented real-time solutions for modern challenges. He is a Christian, a husband, a father, a researcher, writer and a business owner. He is co-founder of action organizations The United States Patriots Union, a civilian parent organization for The Veteran Defenders of America. He is also co-founder of The North American Law Center, a citizen run investigative legal research and activism organization preparing to take on American’s greatest legal battles. Williams receives mail at: jb.uspu@gmail.com

Web site 1: www.PatriotsUnion.org

Web site 2: www.VeteranDefenders.org

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Falsehoods Mark the Campaign for a Constitutional Convention

http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzyWl_0eTB4&feature=player_detailpageby JBS President John F. McManus

For one excellent reason, The John Birch Society has always opposed the creation of a constitutional convention (Con-Con) as authorized in Article V of the Constitution. The Society isn’t opposed to amendments and would support any that would cancel existing Amendments 16 (Federal Income Tax) and 17 (Popular Election of Senators). This could be done via the other route to adding an amendment noted in Article V, the passage of the measure by two-thirds of each house of Congress and then ratification by three-fourths of the states. This is the only route to adding an amendment that has ever been employed in the 228 years of the Constitution’s existence.

Willis Stone wrote the original Liberty Amendment 50+ years ago. Image from Old Politicals Auctions.

Having both houses of Congress agree to an amendment before sending it to the states for ratification is the safe route to adding any amendment. It was the route taken when Amendment 18 (Prohibition) was erased by Amendment 21. A Con-Con, however, would open the entire Constitution for change, even total erasure – which is what occurred in 1787 when a Con-Con assembled under the Articles of Confederation met with the sole assignment to revise the Articles. But because a Con-Con cannot be limited, America’s Founders used the power any Con-Con would have and scrapped the Articles. They then proceeded to write an entirely new Constitution, even changing the state ratification requirement from unanimous (under the Articles) to three-fourths in the new Constitution. Such a runaway could happen again because a Con-Con can’t be limited.

Most of today’s proponents of a Con-Con want to use it to add a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution. Calling their proposal a “Convention of the States,” they claim that it can be limited. But, in reality, what they claim for a Convention of the States is a nothing but a Con-Con which can’t be limited to a single topic. Some of these proponents also claim that John Birch Society Founder Robert Welch and Congressman Larry McDonald, his 1983 successor, advocated the Con-Con route in favor of the “The Liberty Amendment.” This proposed amendment, written more than 50 years ago by Willis Stone, is a brief proposal whose most appealing feature would require the federal government to divest itself of every “business, professional, commercial, financial or industrial enterprise except as specified in the Constitution.” The money saved would enable the Federal government to abolish the federal income tax – another clause in the proposed amendment.

But neither Robert Welch nor Larry McDonald nor this writer (current JBS President) has ever advocated a Con-Con on behalf of the Liberty Amendment or any other amendment. After sponsoring Willis Stone for a speech in 1965, I became quite friendly with him (he is deceased). He even implored me to accept appointment as a state chairman for the amendment; a request I declined because I was already overloaded with other commitments. But I discussed the matter with Mr. Stone at length and knew that his plan sought to have state legislatures pass a resolution asking Congress to create a Con-Con was simply a tactic to call attention to his proposal. He very clearly explained to me that he feared a Con-Con. He expected that members of Congress, themselves fearful of what might happen if a Con-Con were created, would use their Article V authorization to propose the amendment directly and singly in both houses of Congress (the alternate method for starting the amendment process spelled out in Article V). When the number of state legislatures calling for a convention approached 34, he was certain that Congress would act and turn to the far safer portion of Article V to accomplish the first step toward passage of the Liberty Amendment.

I vividly recall questioning Willis Stone about the danger that 34 states would indeed call for a Con-Con. I noted that if that number of state applications for a convention were reached, then the Constitution requires that Congress “shall call a convention for proposing amendments.” He emphatically assured me, “No, I don’t worry about that because no one is stupid enough to want a Con-Con. We know what happened when the Con-Con met in 1787; its members cancelled the Articles of Confederation. If a Con-Con were held today [1965], it could and likely would lead to cancellation of the present Constitution and put in its place something far different.”

I know that Robert Welch never wanted a Con-Con. I know of no JBS official who wanted it. I never discussed the matter with Larry McDonald, but I’m sure he discussed it with Robert Welch. Anyone who claims that JBS leaders (past or present) ever intended to have Congress create a constitutional convention either doesn’t know what he or she is talking about or is being deceitful.


Mr. McManus joined the staff of The John Birch Society in August 1966 and has served various roles for the organization including Field Coordinator, Director of Public Affairs, and now President. He remains the Society’s chief media representative throughout the nation and has appeared on hundreds of radio and television programs. Mr. McManus is also Publisher of The New American magazine and author of a number of educational DVDs and books.

And from Arthur Thompson, CEO of the John Birch Society comes this video on the dangers of a Constitutional Convention.

 

Enemies on the Left, False Friends on the Right – Part 14

When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn. Proverbs 29 

“It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.” Mark Twain 

Heritage Foundation is extremely well funded. The below article from The Hill gives an idea of the monies which pass through this Foundation: 

Heritage’s expenses totaled $80 million last year compared to $82 million in 2012. DeMint received $614,000 in compensation in 2013 from Heritage, including his $380,000 base salary and a $200,000 bonus, according to the tax document. (That’s quite a bit more than his $174,000 as a senator.) Edwin Feulner Jr., the organization’s outgoing president who led Heritage for 36 years, received $3.5 million in compensation in 2013, a figure that could raise eyebrows among the think tank’s critics. Feulner earned a 2013 base salary of $181,000 and a $700,000 bonus for his service as the think tank’s president in 2012. He also received $2.52 million from a deferred compensation plan into which he contributed $865,000 from 1980 to 2006. The plan accrued $1.66 million in investment earnings. He continues to serve as chairman of Heritage’s Asian Studies Center. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell’s (Ky.) wife, Elaine Chao, who served as secretary of Labor under former President George W. Bush, received $267,000 as a distinguished fellow at Heritage.”  

This is what your $25.00 per month donation funds….big salaries!

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Heritage’s Asian Studies Center 

In 1983, together with Dr. Edwin J. Feulner, Jr., CNP member, Richard V. Allen founded the Heritage Foundation‘s Asian Studies Center, (note who their guest speakers have been). Allen was the previous chairman of the Center, but now it is headed by Feulner.

With a “long history of receiving large donations from overseas,” Heritage continued to rake in a minimum of several hundred thousand dollars from Taiwan and South Korea each year through the 1990s, according to Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting. Link

In the autumn of 1988, the South Korean National Assembly uncovered a document revealing that Korean intelligence secretly gave $2.2 million to the Heritage Foundation during the early 1980s. In turn, Heritage established an Asian Studies Center. (The Coors Connection by Russ Bellant, page 3-6). There was also a connection between Heritage and the Rev. Sun Myung Moon (founder of the “Moonies” as well as of the Washington Times). This first appeared in a 1975 congressional investigation on the Korean Central Intelligence Agency (KCIA) activities in the US. The report noted, “In 1975, Ed Feulner … was introduced to KCIA station chief Kim Yung Hwan by Neil Salonen and Dan Feffernan of the Freedom Leadership foundation”. Salonen was head of Sun Myung Moon’s Unification Church in the United States. The Freedom Leadership Foundation (FLF), a political arm of Moon’s Unification network, was linked to the World Anti-Communist League.(Again see Russ Bellant’s The Coors Connection, page 3-6).

Heritage officials “categorically deny” the accusation that the organization received money from Korean intelligence. In 1995, Heritage’s annual report did include a $400,000 grant from Samsung, a Korean company. The Wall Street Journal also reported that between 1993 and 1996, Heritage received almost $1 million from the Korea Foundation, which reportedly “serves as a direct conduit of money from the South Korean government.

Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis’s gift to Heritage

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The Davis’s

Just recently Heritage received a gift of $26 million. Following decades of strong support, the family of the late Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis announced that they have made a $26 million gift to advance the work and mission of the Davis Institute for International Studies at The Heritage Foundation. Shelby Cullom Davis was a member of Heritage’s board of trustees from 1979 to 1992.  

Like Heritage accepting $200,000 from former CFR Chairman Peter G. Peterson’s Foundation to participate in a forum on how to address the fiscal cliff, the gift from the Davis family is telling. The late Shelby Cullom Davis was an early and influential backer of Heritage’s mission, and his support led to the publication of Mandate for Leadership, which became a blueprint for President Reagan’s first term in office. Link 

Shelby Cullom Davis (April 1, 1909 – May 26, 1994) was an American investment banker, philanthropist, and former United States Ambassador to Switzerland hailing from the state of New York. He served as the American envoy in Bern under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford from 1969 to 1975. His wife Kathryn Wasserman Davis was an American philanthropist, scholar of world affairs, and longtime promoter of women’s rights through the League of Women’s Voters as well as Planned Parenthood. She was committed to engaging local communities, particularly regarding the environment on the Hudson River and Maine coast, and also concerned with access to high-quality education meaning global education initiatives. Davis was a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Council of American Ambassadors, the New York Stock Exchange, and the Visiting Committee of the Davis Center at Harvard. She was a Wellesley College trustee for 18 years. In addition, she served as a distinguished trustee at the United World College-USA, an honorary trustee at the Heritage Foundation, trustee emerita at The Youth Foundation, on the advisory board of Seeds of Peace, and as a decades-long officer and trustee of the Women’s National Republican Club. 

The Koch Brothers  

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David and Charles Koch

The Koch brothers (pronounced “Coke”) — David and Charles — are the right-wing billionaire co-owners of Koch Industries. As two of the richest people in the world, they are key funders of the right-wing infrastructure, including the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and the State Policy Network (SPN), which are mini-Heritages in each state. Key articles on the Kochs include: Koch Brothers, Koch Industries, Americans for Prosperity, and Freedom Partners (who funds the neo-con Trotskyite Tea Party Patriots who are pushing a Constitutional Convention).

David Koch is on the board of Trustees of Rockefeller University. He is also on the board of Earthwatch Institute, an environmental, sustainability, Agenda 21 group. See this map of Koch’s many connections. David Koch also supports gay marriage and stem-cell research.   He is also on the board of the globalist new age Aspen Institute formerly headed by new age environmentalist Maurice Strong. Strong, Club of Rome member, devout Bahai, founder and first Secretary General of United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), has been the driving force behind the birth and imposition of UN Agenda 21. While Strong chaired the Earth Summit, outside his wife Hanne and 300 followers called the Wisdom-Keepers, continuously beat drums, chanted prayers to Gaia, in order to “establish and hold the energy field” for the duration of the summit. You can view actual footage of these ceremonies on youtube.

Strong has membership in the following organizations, but this does not include the entire list:

  •  Senior Advisor to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan  Senior Advisor to World Bank President James Wolfensohn  Chairman of the Earth Council  Chairman of the World Resources Institute  Co-Chairman of the Council of the World Economic Forum  member of Toyota’s International Advisory Board
  • member of the Futurist Society (which Newt Gingrich also belongs to as well as Newt’s long time friends Alvin and Heidi Toffler).

The Koch brothers affiliations are both left and right. The Heritage Foundation has received funding from organizations with connections to the Koch brothers. In 2012, the Heritage Foundation received $650,000 from the Claude R. Lambe Foundation, which was one of the Koch Family Foundations before it closed in 2013. The Lambe Foundation contributed at least $4.8 million to the Heritage Foundation between 1998 and 2012.

Rich States, Poor States: ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index is an annual economic competitiveness study authored by economist Dr. Arthur Laffer, Stephen Moore, chief economist at the Heritage Foundation, and Jonathan Williams, Director of the Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force at the American Legislative Exchange Council. Until recently, little information was available about the funders of Rich States, Poor States, but tucked in a cache of ALEC internal documents obtained by the Guardian in December, 2013, was a spreadsheet (PDF pg. 40) that showed for the first time that Rich States, Poor States is funded by the Kochs’ Claude Lambe Foundation, as well as the Searle Freedom Trust.

The Claude R. Lambe Charitable Foundation (CRLF) is one of three Koch Family Foundations; this one was controlled by Charles Koch. He created the foundation in Wichita in the early 1980s with funds from the estate of his friend Claude Lambe. For the past three decades, CRLF has often spent millions annually to provide a regular infusion of cash for groups pushing the agenda favored by Koch. This includes millions of dollars, cumulatively, provided to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the Heritage Foundation, the Federalist Society and some state-based think tanks operating under the State Policy Network (SPN) banner.

The Searle Freedom Trust, was founded by David Searle, who made millions from aspartame marketed as NutraSweet. Both foundations are major funders of the neo-con rightwing which includes ALEC and the Heritage State Policy Network, 64 state-based think tanks that produce academic reports, talking points and more to advance ALEC’s agenda, and their promotion of a Constitutional Convention. Link

The Koch family-controlled Claude R. Lambe Foundation (CRLF) was dissolved in 2013, further limiting what little is publicly known of which groups receive money controlled or directed by Charles and David Koch and their operatives. As seems likely, if the Koch brothers, both individually and through Koch Industries, are making similar grants elsewhere, then the size and scope of their influence has been significantly underestimated. The likely impact of CRLF’s closing, even if what it demonstrates, is just the tip of a very large iceberg, will be that the public knows even less about the Koch brothers’ political spending. The foundation closed by transferring more than $2 million to an unspecified “donor-advised fund” within the Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund, to be distributed at the direction of whomever controls that donor-advised fund.

The National Journal also reported in September 2013 that David Koch himself had provided a $850,000 personal check to the Americans for Prosperity Foundation in 2003. Similarly, CMD reported that David Koch provided the Massachusetts SPN think tank Pioneer Institute, with a $125,000 personal check in 2007. Both of these documents were public, although unexpectedly so.

In recent years, the Heritage Foundation has also received funding from Donors Trust and Donors Capital Fund, including $53,300 in 2010 and $69,850 in 2012. The Koch brothers have donated millions of dollars to Donors Trust through the Knowledge and Progress Fund, and possibly other vehicles.

Jimmy Swaggart Ministries Update

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Jimmy Swaggart

In Part 4 of this series we discussed Tim LaHaye as one of the founders of the Council for National Policy. In that article I stated, 

Other so-called evangelicals that served with LaHaye at Moon’s Coalition for Religious Freedom, (CRF) as executive committee and/or advisory board members were CNP charter member, Dominionist Don Wildmon, founder and president of the social activist American Family Association; Point Of View nationwide radio talk show host, CNP charter member, Marlin Maddoux, (deceased); CNP member, James Robison; charter CNP member, D. James Kennedy, author and pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, (deceased); Paul Crouch, TBN Network’s infamous founder; Hal Lindsey and Jimmy Swaggart. This certainly is an agenda of social activism which makes for strange ecumenical bedfellows.”

I received an email from the attorney for Jimmy Swaggart Ministries stating Jimmy had never been involved with Sun Myung Moon or Dominionism, and had, in fact, exposed same. Researcher Sarah Leslie, who had been a guest on Francis Swaggart’s show (Francis and Friends) many times between 2000-2005 told me they had discussed these very subjects on air.

The attorney asked me where I found the information and wanted me to retract Swaggart’s name from my statement. I removed Swaggart’s name from Part 4 of this series, and I explained to the attorney that the information is on many valid websites and to do her own research. However, my thanks goes to another researcher who reminded me that the statement is also on page 69 in Sara Diamond’s book, Spiritual Warfare. Since I have the book, I pulled it off my library shelf, and there was the original statement.

Sara Diamond is the author of four books that study and expose the agenda and tactics of the American political neo-conservative rightwing. She has her PhD in sociology from UC Berkeley as well as her J.D. from Hastings College of Law.

The Bancroft Library at U.C. Berkeley maintains the Sara Diamond Collection on the U.S. Right, an archive of the materials she assembled about the neo-conservative movement in the United States. University publications have described it as one of the largest collections of its type in the country.

Earlier researchers into the Moon/Dominion right may have thought all televangelists were involved, yet some were not. Nevertheless, I have found Sara Diamond’s books to be well documented and referenced, and would suggest Swaggart Ministries contact Sara Diamond as she is the original and documented source of my statements in Part 4 of this series.

In Part 15 of this series, we’ll take a look at the cultist Sun Myung Moon’s connection to the Council for National Policy and the Heritage Foundation.

To Read the entire series, I would start with ” ONE” and work and work your way through them. All are very short.

Here are the Prior 13 Parts to the series.

 

 

 

 

Enemies on the Left, False Friends on the Right – Part 13

“Any revolutionary change must be preceded by a passive, affirmative, non-challenging attitude toward change among the mass of our people. They must feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless in the prevailing system that they are willing to let go of the past and chance the future. This acceptance is the reformation essential to any revolution. To bring on this reformation requires that the organizer work within the system.” (Rules for Radicals) 

It is impossible to cover all the groups funded by Richard Mellon Scaife over a period of the last 50 years. So I’ve chosen only those organizations most people are familiar with, and those who are more prominent because of their donor’s largess.

Newsmax

The NewsMax.com website launched on September 16, 1998, with Christopher Ruddy serving as columnist and editor-in-chief. NewsMax’s founders include Kevin Timpy, Bruce Lonic, Lord William Rees-Mogg, National Taxpayer’s Union founder, James Dale Davidson, who for decades has promoted a Constitutional Convention, Admiral Thomas Moorer, Arnaud de Borchgrave, CFR member and Sun Myung Moon employee (deceased), and Michael Ruff. It’s Board members include former Secretary of State General and CFR member, Alexander Haig (deceased); former publisher of Forbes magazine, Jeff Cunningham; financial consultant, Alvin Hirsch; and a former executive of IBM Corporation, Robert Lohman.

In addition to the web site, the company publishes a monthly magazine, also called Newsmax. Newsmax is a competitor to WND and WJC, and was also heavily funded by Dick Scaife. Ruddy is the President, but Scaife owns 7.2% of the magazine.

An interesting aside is that Ruddy earned a master’s degree in public policy from the Fabian socialist London School of Economics, so he and Edwin Feulner have much in common. Since 1996, Ruddy has been Media Fellow at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace at Stanford University. Hoover Institute has been deeply involved in not only NAFTA, but promotion of Direct Instruction (B.F. Skinner) after the late distinguished historian, Antony Sutton, delivered on his contract with Hoover Institute to research and write his many books on U.S. aid to the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany. Ruddy is in good company at Hoover Institute with CFR members Condoleezza Rice, and George Schultz, along with CNP member and Heritage board member Edwin Meese, NAFTA’s Richard Allen, and education change agent, Chester Finn.

Ruddy also served as a representative on the U.S. delegation headed by Senators Joseph Lieberman and Lindsey Graham to the NATO 44th Munich Security Conference.

American Enterprise Institute

AEI grew out of the American Enterprise Association (AEA), which was founded in 1938 by a group of New York businessmen led by Lewis H. Brown. AEI’s founders included executives from Eli Lilly, General Mills, Bristol-Myers, Chemical Bank, Chrysler, and Paine Webber. To this day, AEA’s board is composed of top leaders from major business and financial firms.

In 1954, William J. Baroody, Sr., became executive vice president of the association and changed its name to AEI. The institute is often cited as a right-leaning counterpart to the left-leaning Brookings Institution. However, the two entities have often collaborated: from 1998 to 2008, they co-sponsored the AEI-Brookings Joint Center for Regulatory Studies (now housed solely at AEI), and in 2006, they launched the AEI-Brookings Election Reform Project.    So  crawling in bed with the enemy is obviously not a problem for AEI. AEI is the most prominent think tank associated with American neoconservatism, in both the domestic and international policy arenas. Former Trotskyite and neo-conservative, Irving Kristol, widely considered a father of neo-conservatism with William F. Buckley, was a senior fellow at AEI (arriving from the Congress for Cultural Freedom, following the widespread revelation of the group’s CIA funding – Link). Many prominent neoconservatives—including Democrat CFR/TC/UN Ambassador, Jeane Kirkpatrick, Democrat Ben Wattenberg, and Democrat,Joshua Muravchik. Muravchik was National Chairman of the Young People’s Socialist League (YPSL) from 1968 to 1973, and supported the majority of the Socialist Party of America in renaming the organization to Social Democrats, USA. These people spent the bulk of their careers at AEI.

AEI’s board is chaired by Tully Friedman. Current notable trustees include Arthur C. Brooks, who published a survey and analysis of “Gross National Happiness,” which we hear about as it relates to UN Agenda 21 Link. Then there’s Gordon Binder, former managing director and CEO of Amgen; former vice president Dick Cheney; and Daniel D’Aniello, cofounder of The Carlyle Group. Harlan Crow, is chairman and CEO of Crow Holdings, and a founding member of Club for Growth. Crow is also a close friend of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, who was Monsanto’s corporate lawyer. Link Crow is a member of the all-male Bohemian Club, and as early as 1997 had hosted Thomas as a guest at the group’s annual summer encampment: the Bohemian Grove.

Then there’s the Peter G. Peterson Foundation who gave a grant to AEI. And just who is Peterson? He’s the chairman emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations and founder and chairman of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation. He was also the former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York between 2000 and 2004. Remember too, Peterson is a partner with the Scaife funded Club for Growth.

In an editorial in Newsweek, Pete Peterson describes his inspiration for starting the Foundation, and his goals:

“So I started looking at the lives of other billionaires. Almost all the ones I most admired were major philanthropists: Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Mike Bloomberg, George Soros, Eli Broad—each with a passion to do good, each getting so much pleasure from giving their money away. I decided that’s what I wanted to do. But to which worthy cause would I direct my money?”

Guess who else the Peter G. Peterson Foundation gave a grant to? None other than the Heritage Foundation. The Peterson Foundation provided grants to six leading think tanks in 2011 to develop comprehensive proposals to address the nation’s long-term fiscal challenges. Link

Also on the board of AEI is Raymond Gilmartin, retired chairman and CEO of Merck & Co. who was director during the Vioxx scandal and sat on the board of Microsoft as well. And don’t forget their infamous Gardasil vaccine.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation supported AEI’s education policy studies headed by Frederick M. Hess who authored reports and other education projects and whose working group includes Washington, D.C. schools chancellor Michelle Rhee and Michael Feinberg, the cofounder of KIPP.

Scaife has funded AEI since 1963. Unbelievably, in 1964. he escorted Barry Goldwater on the Scaife family airplane to the Bohemian Grove retreat, the boozy and confidential gathering of neo-conservative, mostly wealthy men. Link

Other Scaife Funded Organizations

Among other right-wing organizations substantially funded by Scaife, besides Heritage Foundation, and the American Enterprise Institute, are CNP member, Larry Klayman’s, Judicial Watch; (Judicial Watch is now headed by Tom Fitton) the Cato Institute; FreedomWorks (originally founded by CNP member and pro-amnesty supporter, Dick Armey); the American Legislative Exchange Council (see part 7); the Hudson Institute (2012-990); the Manhattan Institute for Public Policy (2012-990) (founded by Reagan’s CIA Director, William Casey, and an associate member of the State Policy Network which is a mini Heritage); CNP member, Brent Bozell’s Media Research Center (2012-990); James Dale Davidson‘s pro-Constitutional Convention, National Taxpayer’s Union (2012-990), Reason Foundation (2013-990), and the University of Chicago. Most of the above groups and foundations also received donations from the David Koch Charitable Foundation.

Scaife also gave to GOPAC, the political fund that helped make third waver, Newt Gingrich speaker in 1994. Gingrich says Scaife’s money laid the basis for modern conservatism (read that neo-conservative corporate fascism). And his money still flows, but some of these stats are from the mid 90s:

  • To the Heritage Foundation alone, $23 million between 1985-2010.
  • $1.22 million to the American Enterprise Institute ($9 million).
  • $1.40 million to Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.
  • $325,000 to the Cato Institute.
  • $575,000 to the Citizens for a Sound Economy, among others
  • The Free Congress Foundation, which used to run a conservative cable channel, received $1.9 million from 1994 to 1996.
  • Accuracy in Media got $675,000.

Scaife gave nearly $13 million over the last 36 years to Pepperdine University alone. He also donated enormous sums to Columbia, Carnegie Mellon, Duquesne, George Mason, John Hopkins, MIT, NYU, Rochester, Smith College, Southwest Missouri State, Stanford, Tufts, University of Chicago, U of Pittsburgh, U of South Carolina and U of Virginia. Most of these departments and chairs do not exist on scholarly merit or academic trends. Corporate America purchases them.

Later, he supported such varied conservative and libertarian organizations as:

By 1998 his foundations were listed among donors to over 100 such groups, to which he had disbursed some $340 million by 2002.

Scaife is identified with his contributions to neo-conservative and libertarian causes. However, he has also supported policy research groups which are not explicitly conservative, such as the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the National Endowment for Democracy, and the Foreign Policy Research Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, among others.

Scaife has also been a major donor to abortion rights advocates, including Planned Parenthood, giving “millions” to the organization. His mother, Sarah Scaife used to have Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, over to her house for tea. Needless to say, both Scaife and his sister Cordelia heavily funded Planned Parenthood.

Scaife’s Death

Here is the May, 2014, transcript of Glenn Beck’s tribute to his friend, Richard Mellon Scaife. Beck had spoken to him on the phone and found out he had been diagnosed with untreatable cancer, so he went to spend some time with him.

With the huge amount of funds available to Richard Mellon Scaife, it is a shame he funded those who were in bed with the left, without doing the research necessary to know just exactly what his money was accomplishing, or maybe he did. As a strong believer in tax funding of Planned Parenthood, one could never call Scaife an old-right conservative like Barry Goldwater. The Charlotte Observer said in 2003 that Dick Scaife had contributed to Children Requiring a Caring Community (now Project Prevention), which pays people addicted to drugs to be sterilized or receive long-term contraception. Link   Needless to say, Richard Mellon Scaife was not really a friend to old right conservatives.

The murder of 60 million innocent babies in their mothers’ wombs, and the euthanasia of our elderly in their last days, most certainly has lifted the blessing of God on America that existed for so many decades.   Remember God’s instruction through Moses in Deuteronomy where He said, “Choose Life!” Neoconservative Scaife certainly didn’t heed this warning.