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MARCO RUBIO, THE ASPEN INSTITUTE, AND THE CFR

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The NWO Establishment: If we can’t get Jeb, well take Rubio

The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil Constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors: they purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood, and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men. —Samuel Adams


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Marco Rubio Affiliations

The Aspen Institute is sort of an American Bilderberger Group. In addition to the globalist Aspen and Brookings Institutes, there are a staggering number of private groups that shape and command American policy, including the CFR, and Trilateral Commission, etc. Nearly every elected official is influenced by them, and this includes Marco Rubio. The Aspen Institute is largely funded by one world government foundations such as the Carnegie Corporation, The Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the Ford Foundation, none of whom have freedom and liberty as their top priorities.

Surely most folks remember that UN Agenda 21 author and promoter, Maurice Strong, was the Director of the Aspen Institute for some years. If you like Smart Growth and the elimination of property rights, you’ll love Agenda 21 and the Aspen Institute.

Aspen Institute named Marco Rubio as one of the top young elected officials to its third class of Aspen-Rodel fellows. The Institute’s Rodel Fellowships in Public Leadership program brings together bipartisan groups of public officials judged to be the rising stars of American politics. Isn’t that just lovely?

Aspen Institute President, Walter Isaacson, said the Rodel Fellows “represent the best hope for America’s future—upcoming leaders committed to working together for the common good.” The “common good” is code for the globalist socialist agenda of destroying free market growth and leveling all the playing fields.

Scroll down in the article to see the list of names including Marco Rubio, along with the photo of Rubio as Aspen Inst. Rodel fellow. [Link]

Walter Isaacson is the former head and CEO of CNN and the Managing Editor of Time Magazine. Aspen participates in the Ethical Globalization Initiative (EGI), headed by former UN official Mary Robinson, who calls the International Criminal Court, which could prosecute and imprison US citizens, “a great legal enterprise.” Isaacson serves on the EGI board, along with global tax supporter, Jeffrey Sachs, an advisor to U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan. George Soros is extremely involved in the Aspen Institute. [Link] Sure doesn’t make me feel warm and cozy. And there you have Marco Rubio…

Marco Rubio and the CFR

The Washington Post reported on Marco Rubio’s speech at the Council on Foreign Relations in May of 2015. He was invited to speak on foreign policy with member Charlie Rose, and was introduced by the president of the CFR, Richard Haass. Link

The American Conservative believes Rubio’s speech was pretty lame, but you can decide for yourself. He stated that America’s role in the world is as a security guarantor. Rubio also claimed as president, he would “use the American power to oppose any violations of international waters, airspace, cyberspace, or outer space. This includes the economic disruption caused when one country invades another, as well as the chaos caused by disruptions in chokepoints such as the South China Sea or the Strait of Hormuz.”

Personally, I do not believe we have any business being the world’s policeman, and neither do I believe the president has the right to use any military power without Congress’s approval.

The New American article on Rubio’s CFR speech, stated, “Were the 2016 election to be a contest between Marco Rubio and Hillary Clinton, the future of U.S. foreign policy would be clear. It would mean a continuation of the same policies that have dominated our nation since the onset of World War II — interventionism, more war, and more casualties.”

Rubio’s Liberal Voting Record

Is it any wonder Rubio has been named an Aspen-Rodel fellow, or invited to speak at the Council on Foreign Relations? Take a look at his voting record and you’ll see why these organizations love Senator Rubio.

Amnesty and Refugees – The Rubio-Schumer Gang of Eight amnesty bill likely would not have passed the Senate had Rubio not been such a prolific supporter. [Link], [Link] He’s now waffling on the fact that he is a great supporter of illegal aliens gaining citizenship.

Senator Rand Paul wanted to restrict the amount of Muslims entering our country, and his amendment would have suspended visas to 30 Muslim countries with Jihadist populations. Rubio, on the other hand stated that he would “hate” to block funding for Obama’s refugees. (Yes they’re Obama’s, they’re certainly not main stream American’s ideas of good immigrants.) Rubio even stated he felt limiting Muslim migration might be unconstitutional. Excuse me lawyer Rubio, but you obviously haven’t read any of our immigration laws lately. Needless to say, Rubio joined the rest of the Ryan moderate (euphemism for socialist) Republicans in voting down Rand Paul’s amendment.

Rubio has been one of the most ardent champions for increasing Muslim migration. The U.S. has admitted roughly 1.5 million migrants from Muslim countries since 9/11 on a permanent lifetime basis. Yet Rubio has sought to grow that number vastly. In 2015, Rubio introduced an immigration bill which would have allowed for an unlimited increase in Muslim migration. [Link]

One wonders if Rubio’s love of amnesty is payback. His grandfather was ordered deported by a judge after flying in from Cuba without a visa. [Link]

Trade Agreements – Remember Ted Cruz voting for Fast Track for the TPP trade agreement? Well guess who cast the deciding 60th vote to give Obama Fast Track?

Yep, it was Marco Rubio!

The entire purpose of fast-track is for Congress to surrender its power to the Executive for six years. Legislative concessions include: control over the content of legislation, the power to fully consider that legislation on the floor, the power to keep debate open until Senate cloture is invoked, and the constitutional requirement that treaties receive a two-thirds vote. Legislation cannot even be amended.

By contrast, without fast-track, Congress retains all of its legislative powers, individual members retain all of their procedural tools, and every single line, jot, and tittle of trade text is publicly available before any congressional action is taken. [Link]

Tell me again how Republicans are the stop gap to Obama’s destruction of America!

Food Stamp Reform – Marco Rubio is almost the only republican to take the democrat’s side on this bill. The bill would have saved taxpayers about 10 billion a year by blocking families with substantial assets from receiving food stamps.

When Rubio served as speaker in the Florida House, he stopped bills from coming to the floor that would have deported illegal immigrants in state prisons and that would have denied food stamps to illegal immigrants.

He even stopped a bipartisan proposal that would have allowed the deportation of about 5,000 illegal immigrants in Florida prisons, provided they had served half their sentence and agreed to be deported. Similar legislation saved $141 million and $13 million in prison costs in New York and Arizona.

Cap and Trade – As Florida speaker, Marco Rubio aggressively pushed for Florida to adapt to the inevitable federal “cap and trade program.” Cap and trade is an environmental system that hardcore liberals including former Vice President Al Gore support. A federal cap and trade program would be centered around a carbon tax.

Watch Rubio Back Cap and Trade:

http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KQebkMWnjkg

Worst Attendance Record – Rubio’s attendance record for votes is one of the worst in Senate history. His seat is regularly empty for floor votes, committee meetings and intelligence briefings. He even missed the vote on Obama’s Omnibus bill which he probably would have voted for anyway, although he stated the outcome was predetermined.

That outrageous $1.1 Trillion Omnibus Bill funds the most horrendous programs, which also locks in huge spending increases!

funds entirely Obama’s 2012 executive amnesty for “DREAMers”—or illegal immigrants who came to the country as minors and has granted around 700,000 illegal aliens with work permits, as well as the ability to receive tax credits and federal entitlement programs
funds sanctuary cities (remember Kathryn Steinle)
funds all refugee programs
funds illegal alien resettlement
quadruples H-2B foreign worker visas
funds the release of criminal aliens
funds tax credits for illegal aliens, and much more

Political Influence

While the Majority Whip of Florida House, Rubio used his official position to urge state regulators to grant a real estate license to his brother-in-law, a convicted cocaine trafficker who had been released from prison 20 months earlier, according to records obtained by The Washington Post. [Link]

Marco Rubio’s brother-in-law was the ‘front man’ for a multi-million dollar cocaine-smuggling ring headed by a drug kingpin who ran the operation from an exotic animal sanctuary, it has been revealed.

Orlando Cicilia was arrested for his part in the illicit operation in 1987 during Miami’s narcotics heyday when Republican presidential hopeful Rubio was just 16. Cicilia, 58, who is now working as a real estate agent, served just 12 years in prison despite being sentenced to 35 for his part in the scheme.

Conclusion

American Bridge put out a Marco Rubio Report in 2012. It is 500 pages long, but tells a great deal about Rubio. Take a gander at it…really telling.

It appears as though we have a socialist Democrat running as a conservative on the GOP ticket….again.

Stay tuned, there’s more to come, soon.

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MARCO RUBIO, THE ASPEN INSTITUTE, AND THE CFR

The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil Constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors: they purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood, and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men. Samuel Adams
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Marco Rubio Affiliations
The Aspen Institute is sort of an American Bilderberger Group. In addition to the globalist Aspen and Brookings Institutes, there are a staggering number of private groups that shape and command American policy, including the CFR, and Trilateral Commission, etc.  Nearly every elected official is influenced by them, and this includes Marco Rubio. The Aspen Institute is largely funded by one world government foundations such as the Carnegie Corporation, The Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the Ford Foundation, none of whom have freedom and liberty as their top priorities.
Surely most folks remember that UN Agenda 21 author and promoter, Maurice Strong, was the Director of the Aspen Institute for some years.  If you like Smart Growth and the elimination of property rights, you’ll love Agenda 21 and the Aspen Institute.
Aspen Institute named Marco Rubio as one of the top young elected officials to its third class of Aspen-Rodel fellows.  The Institute’s Rodel Fellowships in Public Leadership program brings together bipartisan groups of public officials judged to be the rising stars of American politics.  Isn’t that just lovely?
Aspen Institute President, Walter Isaacson, said the Rodel Fellows “represent the best hope for America’s future—upcoming leaders committed to working together for the common good.” The “common good” is code for the globalist socialist agenda of destroying free market growth and leveling all the playing fields.
Scroll down in the article to see the list of names including Marco Rubio, along with the photo of Rubio as Aspen Inst. Rodel fellow.  link
Walter Isaacson is the former head and CEO of CNN and the Managing Editor of Time Magazine.  Aspen participates in the Ethical Globalization Initiative (EGI), headed by former UN official Mary Robinson, who calls the International Criminal Court, which could prosecute and imprison US citizens, “a great legal enterprise.”  Isaacson serves on the EGI board, along with global tax supporter, Jeffrey Sachs, an advisor to U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan.  George Soros is extremely involved in the Aspen Institute.  Link  Sure doesn’t make me feel warm and cozy.  And there you have Marco Rubio…
Marco Rubio and the CFR
rubio and CFR
The Washington Post reported on Marco Rubio’s speech at the Council on Foreign Relations in May of 2015.  He was invited to speak on foreign policy with member Charlie Rose, and was introduced by the president of the CFR, Richard Haass.  Link
The American Conservative believes Rubio’s speech was pretty lame, but you can decide for yourself.  He stated that America’s role in the world is as a security guarantor.    Rubio also claimed as president, he would “use the American power to oppose any violations of international waters, airspace, cyberspace, or outer space. This includes the economic disruption caused when one country invades another, as well as the chaos caused by disruptions in chokepoints such as the South China Sea or the Strait of Hormuz.”
Personally, I do not believe we have any business being the world’s policeman, and neither do I believe the president has the right to use any military power without Congress’s approval.
The New American article on Rubio’s CFR speech, stated, “Were the 2016 election to be a contest between Marco Rubio and Hillary Clinton, the future of U.S. foreign policy would be clear. It would mean a continuation of the same policies that have dominated our nation since the onset of World War II — interventionism, more war, and more casualties.”
Rubio’s Liberal Voting Record
Is it any wonder Rubio has been named an Aspen-Rodel fellow, or invited to speak at the Council on Foreign Relations?  Take a look at his voting record and you’ll see why these organizations love Senator Rubio.
Amnesty and Refugees – The Rubio-Schumer Gang of Eight amnesty bill likely would not have passed the Senate had Rubio not been such a prolific supporter.  Link Link  He’s now waffling on the fact that he is a great supporter of illegal aliens gaining citizenship.
Senator Rand Paul wanted to restrict the amount of Muslims entering our country, and his amendment  would have suspended visas to 30 Muslim countries with Jihadist populations.  Rubio, on the other hand stated that he would “hate” to block funding for Obama’s refugees. (Yes they’re Obama’s, they’re certainly not main stream American’s ideas of good immigrants.)  Rubio even stated he felt limiting Muslim migration might be unconstitutional.  Excuse me lawyer Rubio, but you obviously haven’t read any of our immigration laws lately.  Needless to say, Rubio joined the rest of the Ryan moderate (euphemism for socialist) Republicans in voting down Rand Paul’s amendment.
Rubio has been one of the most ardent champions for increasing Muslim migration. The U.S. has admitted roughly 1.5 million migrants from Muslim countries since 9/11 on a permanent lifetime basis. Yet Rubio has sought to grow that number vastly. In 2015, Rubio introduced an immigration bill which would have allowed for an unlimited increase in Muslim migration.  Link
One wonders if Rubio’s love of amnesty is payback.  His grandfather was ordered deported by a judge after flying in from Cuba without a visa.  Link
Trade Agreements – Remember Ted Cruz voting for Fast Track for the TPP trade agreement?  Well guess who cast the deciding 60th vote to give Obama Fast Track?  Yep, Marco Rubio!
The entire purpose of fast-track is for Congress to surrender its power to the Executive for six years. Legislative concessions include: control over the content of legislation, the power to fully consider that legislation on the floor, the power to keep debate open until Senate cloture is invoked, and the constitutional requirement that treaties receive a two-thirds vote. Legislation cannot even be amended.
By contrast, without fast-track, Congress retains all of its legislative powers, individual members retain all of their procedural tools, and every single line, jot, and tittle of trade text is publicly available before any congressional action is taken. Link
Tell me again how Republicans are the stop-gap to Obama’s destruction of America!
Food Stamp ReformMarco Rubio is almost the only republican to take the democrat’s side on this bill. The bill would have saved taxpayers about 10 billion a year by blocking families with substantial assets from receiving food stamps.
When Rubio served as speaker in the Florida House, he stopped bills from coming to the floor that would have deported illegal immigrants in state prisons and that would have denied food stamps to illegal immigrants.
He even stopped a bipartisan proposal that would have allowed the deportation of about 5,000 illegal immigrants in Florida prisons, provided they had served half their sentence and agreed to be deported. Similar legislation saved $141 million and $13 million in prison costs in New York and Arizona.
Cap and TradeAs Florida speaker, Marco Rubio aggressively pushed for Florida to adapt to the inevitable federal “cap and trade program.”  Cap and trade is an environmental system that hardcore liberals including former Vice President Al Gore support. A federal cap and trade program would be centered around a carbon tax.
Watch Rubio Back Cap and Trade:
http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=KQebkMWnjkg
Worst Attendance RecordRubio’s attendance record for votes is one of the worst in Senate history. His seat is regularly empty for floor votes, committee meetings and intelligence briefings. He even missed the vote on Obama’s Omnibus bill which he probably would have voted for anyway, although he stated the outcome was predetermined.
That outrageous $1.1 Trillion Omnibus Bill funds the most horrendous programs, which also locks in huge spending increases!

  • funds entirely Obama’s 2012 executive amnesty for “DREAMers”—or illegal immigrants who came to the country as minors and has granted around 700,000 illegal aliens with work permits, as well as the ability to receive tax credits and federal entitlement programs
  • funds sanctuary cities (remember Kathryn Steinle)
  • funds all refugee programs
  • funds illegal alien resettlement
  • quadruples H-2B foreign worker visas
  • funds the release of criminal aliens
  • funds tax credits for illegal aliens, and much more

Political Influence
While the Majority Whip of Florida House, Rubio used his official position to urge state regulators to grant a real estate license to his brother-in-law, a convicted cocaine trafficker who had been released from prison 20 months earlier, according to records obtained by The Washington Post.  Link
Marco Rubio’s brother-in-law was the ‘front man’ for a multi-million dollar cocaine-smuggling ring headed by a drug kingpin who ran the operation from an exotic animal sanctuary, it has been revealed.
Orlando Cicilia was arrested for his part in the illicit operation in 1987 during Miami’s narcotics heyday when Republican presidential hopeful Rubio was just 16. Cicilia, 58, who is now working as a real estate agent, served just 12 years in prison despite being sentenced to 35 for his part in the scheme.
Conclusion
American Bridge put out a Marco Rubio Report in 2012.  It is 500 pages long, but tells a great deal about Rubio.  Take a gander at it…really telling.
It appears as though we have a socialist Democrat running as a conservative on the GOP ticket….again.
Stay tuned, there’s more to come.
 
 

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!

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

davisThe 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

 koch-brothersDavid 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

swaggartJimmy 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 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 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.

Enemies on the Left, False Friends on the Right – Part 8

Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous:

Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it. For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.

And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good? I Peter 3:8-13 

Society for the Protection of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) 

On the TFP website, they state, “Mr. Weyrich was also a good friend of the American TFP. Since the early eighties, he regularly met with Mr. Mario Navarro da Costa of the TFP Washington Bureau, with whom he traveled on several occasions to Latin America and Europe, visiting the local TFPs and being introduced to their networks of friends. He also visited the Brazilian TFP in 1988, and met with its founder Prof. Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira. Over the years, Mr. Weyrich has proven to be an invaluable friend.”

So, what is TFP, and who was Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira? The latter was a Brazilian extremist and self-styled “prophet,” founder of a “crusade” against agrarian reform and “Communism,” which openly calls for the implementation of a world-wide “Christian” regime based on Medieval hierarchy and repression. This “crusade” is called Tradition, Family and Property (TFP). Plinio was the author of 15 books and over 2,500 essays and articles. His works include: In Defense of Catholic Action, Revolution and Counter-Revolution, The Church and the Communist State: The Impossible Coexistence, Nobility and Analogous Traditional Elites in the Allocutions of Pius XII, and many others.

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The militant followers, who would come to receive his blessing, had to prostrate themselves in front of Plinio with their foreheads touching the ground; they would then kiss the armchair Plinio usually sat on. This odd right-wing organization, unlike no other, publicly holds that the rich are better than the poor.

CNP charter member Morton Blackwell, who gained renewed fame at the 2012 Republican convention, also worked with Plinio de Corrêa de Olivier’s Tradition, Family & Property (TFP). Blackwell endorsed Olivier’s book, Nobility & Analagous Traditional Elites, on the necessity of restoring traditional Nobility & Elites to rule the world. In the forward, Blackwell wrote: “One does not have to accept Papal infallibility to appreciate a case persuasively made, using theological, moral, and prudential arguments. This book will convince many readers, whatever their faith, that good elites are legitimate, desirable and, yes, necessary.”

The Secret Story of a Cult Apologist by Miguel Martinez features a picture of Paul Weyrich and Morton Blackwell with the American head of TFP, which is the parent organization of CESNUR, the cult apology network for cults such as Scientology. Link

weyrich and gangThe eminent leaders of the American New Right, Paul Weyrich (left) and Morton Blackwell (center) together with the president of the USA TFP, John Spann.

CESNUR is especially virulent, (Link) particularly against the testimony of former members of “cults,” where, in certain cases Cesnur even deliberately lied in order to discredit them. Co-founded by Massimo Introvigne (Managing Director), J. Gordon Melton, and Eileen Barker, among others, CESNUR is seen by many as an organization of cult apologists. At the very least, it has an anti-anticult stance, meaning it opposes the doctrines, methods and goals of anti-cult and counter-cult organizations.

Massimo Introvigne is still today the head of CESNUR and practices as a lawyer with Jacobacci & Perani. Introvigne established CESNUR, launching an unceasing campaign, and quickly becoming, together with J. Gordon Melton and Eileen Barker, one of the most important cult apologists in the world. TFP, in the meantime, continues to uphold the same views as CESNUR, views which share several features with the visionary propaganda of groups like the Church of Scientology, “that there is a worldwide ‘anti-cult conspiracy’ manipulated by psychiatrists and Communists.” Unluckily for them, TFP was recently named in a list of destructive cults drawn up by the French Parliament.

Considering Plinio Correa de Oliveira’s love for the inquisition, it may come as a surprise that Introvigne signed a manifesto in defense of Scientology, rather than branding the US multinational with the “mark of infamy.” Is it any wonder then, that the Church of Scientology is a member of Weyrich’s American Legislative Exchange Council? Link

Morton Blackwell’s Tribute to Weyrich 

Paul Weyrich died in 2008 at age 66, but his profound influence on the Council for National Policy, the Heritage Foundation and ALEC lives on.

On the Leadership Institute website, Weyrich’s good friend, Morton Blackwell, gives a tribute to Paul Weyrich. It would be wise to read it as it contains valuable quotes and information.

The Leadership Institute,” which was started in 1979 by charter member and Executive Director of the CNP, Morton C. Blackwell, is allegedly a “non-partisan” educational institute that has been preparing conservatives for success in politics, government, and the news media. Here is the list of Leadership Institute’s funding. Please note, the Carthage Foundation is a Richard Mellon Scaife Foundation, also note, CNP charter member, Richard DeVos and wife, Helen’s Foundation. DeVos is the founder of Amway. As well, the Charles E. Koch Foundation, this is David and Charles Koch of Americans for Prosperity. Link Remember, David Koch is on the board of Trustees of Rockefeller University. He is also on the board of the globalist new age Aspen Institute formerly headed by new age environmentalist Maurice Strong who I wrote about in More Republican Deception. Koch 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.

Since its 1979 founding, the Leadership Institute has trained more than 91,475 students. Notable alumni include CNP charter members, Grover Norquist who is a Council on Foreign Relation member, as well as a converted Muslim (Link Link), and Ralph Reed, former head of Pat Robertson’s Christian Coalition who was involved with fellow CNP member, Jack Abramoff’s lobbying scandals. Others include, Jeff Gannon, Senator Mitch McConnell, Governor Mike Pence, James O’Keefe, and seven members of the 112th Congress.

According to a former CNP member who found out what they were all about, he was “managed” while in the CNP by members, Morton Blackwell and Neal Hogan. He went to Blackwell’s church which is close to the capitol, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, where there was a female priest who was married to an abortion doctor. He owned 6 abortion clinics. This former CNP member was there when they asked for prayer for this abortion doctor for an emergency that morning. They also endorsed homosexual marriage.

Neal Hogan’s wife Maureen, ran the Clinton Investigation Commission and garnered millions of dollars in donations during the Clinton years. However, they were close friends with the Clinton’s, and all the funds went to help the Clintons. This Pastor, who was a former member, fully believes the CNP is an arm of the UN. Link

The umbrella organization of the Council for National Policy for the 435 member groups, is nothing more than the right arm of the Council on Foreign Relations. Their ties to the Heritage Foundation, ALEC, and other powerful organizations and people, is a spider web of such immense proportions that it would take volumes to fully connect all the dots. In Part 9, we’ll discuss Heritage’s past President, Edwin Feulner.

 

 

Enemies on the Left, False Friends on the Right – Part 2

By Kelleigh Nelson

“We are told that there are conservatives, liberals and independents in America. We wish this were true, so that our task would not be so great. The truth is that 99% of Americans are liberals. They do not know it and they cannot help it, until they relearn what conservatism is and what it is not. The Don Bell Report 

Now let’s take a closer look at this huge organization called, The Council for National Policy. The CNP was Founded in 1981, allegedly to counter the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). It was also heralded as an umbrella organization which wanted limited government, believed in “traditional Judeo-Christian values,” and a strong National Defense. So then, why did they have five CFR members on their initial roster?

One of the most famous CFR members was Arnaud de Borchgrave. He was the former editor-in-chief from 1985 to 1991 of the Washington Times, and of Insight magazine between 1998 to 2001, both of which are publications owned by Sun Myung Moon’s Unification Church. After his CEO turn at Sun Myung Moon’s UPI, he retained associations with both Moon’s Unification Church media outlets, as “Editor-at-Large” of The Washington Times and UPI, writing regular columns published by either or both. He also serves as Project Director for Transnational Threats (TNT) and Senior Advisor for The Center for Strategic and International Studies. (The board of trustees includes many former senior government officials including Soviet agent Henry Kissinger, Zbigniew Brzezinski, William Cohen, George Argyros and Brent Scowcroft.) He is also contributor to The Globalist, a daily online magazine.

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The other very famous CFR member on the original CNP membership list was none other than J. Peter Grace of W. R. Grace Company. (1984-1985 list) Grace was a member of the Sovereign Military Order of the Knights of Malta, (SMOM), and was instrumental in Operation Paperclip, which was conducted by the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), now the CIA. The program was used to recruit the scientists of Nazi Germany for employment by the United States in the aftermath of World War II.

In 1948, the SMOM gave one of its highest awards of honor, the Gran Croci al Merito con Placca, to General Reinhard Gehlen, Adolf Hitler’s chief anti-Soviet spy. (Only three other people received this award.) Gehlen, was touted as a formidable ally in the holy crusade against godless Marxism. After the war, he and his well-developed spy apparatus—staffed largely by ex-Nazis—joined the fledgling CIA operated by Allen Dulles. Eventually, hundreds more Nazis ended up on the U.S. government’s payroll. Among them was Klaus Barbie. Link

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Peter Grace and Project Paperclip

On January 16, 1980, ABCTV broadcast a special “News Close Up,” “Escape from Justice: Nazi War Criminals in America,” which discussed Grace’s Role in Project Paperclip.

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The transcript of the program, available from ABC on request, states:

Project Paperclip, from the end of WW II to the mid-1950’s, brought more than 900 German scientists to the United States. Otto Ambros was a chemist and a Director of the notorious I.G. Farben Company which supplied gasoline and rubber for Hitler’s war effort. Ambros played a supervisory role in the construction of Farben’s plant in the Polish village of Auschwitz. For I.G. Farben, Auschwitz concentration inmates provided a plentiful source of cheap labor. The Nuremberg prosecution charged that each day at Farben’s plant, one hundred people died from sheer exhaustion. Otto Ambros was convicted of slavery and mass murder and sentenced to eight years in prison. But even while on trial at Nuremberg, Ambros was a target for U.S. recruiters from ‘Project Paperclip.’ His prison sentence was commuted after only three years by American officials and he was helped in a bid to enter the United States by J. Peter Grace, President of W. R. Grace, a major American chemical company. An internal State Department document describes how J. Peter Grace helped Otto Ambros in his efforts to enter the U.S. In a memorandum to the U.S. Ambassador to Germany, Grace acknowledges that Ambros was a war criminal. But he adds that in the years he’s known Ambros, ‘we have developed a very deep admiration, not only for his ability, but more important, for his character in terms of truthfulness and integrity.’ Otto Ambros did consulting work tor W. R. Grace and Company and lived in Mannheim, Germany. In a recent telephone interview Ambros [said] ‘I’m happy to still be working as a chemist, but it’s funny, now I’m helping the Americans.’ ” In June 1981, largely in response to the efforts of well known war crimes researcher Charles Allen, Yeshiva University cancelled a $150-a-plate dinner it had organized to honor Grace. (See also, Joe Conason and Martin A. Rosenblatt, “The Corporate State of Grace,” ‘Village Voice’, April 12, 1983.) When the scandal broke in West Germany over the Flick Company paying huge sums of money to various politicians and parties, it was learned that additionally Flick had taken improper tax waivers and used the money to pump millions of dollars into W. R. Grace Co., becoming a major shareholder. Friedrich Karl Flick himself sits on the Grace Board. As the Moscow New Times reminded its readers (No. 8, 1983, citing Der Spiegel), Friedrich Karl’s father, Flick Sr., had poured money into the coffers of the Nazi party in January 1933, and, ”after Goering had promised the Ruhr magnates that the March 5 elections will be the last elections in this decade and perhaps in this century,” he contributed another 200,000 marks; this sum was handed to SS Reich Fuhrer Himmler. Flick Sr. was subsequently sentenced at Nuremberg to seven years for using slave labor, spoliation and being an accessory to the crimes of the SS. To ensure a good beginning for his son, the war criminal sent him after the war for early training with W. R. Grace.

Grace was also a founder of Citizens Against Government Waste, along with Vin Webber, (fellow CNP and CFR member, as well as a member of the globalist Aspen Institute, funded largely by the Carnegie Corporation, The Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the Ford Foundation ). Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) is a non-profit group that has campaigned on behalf of the tobacco industry and in favor of Microsoft and against open source software. Up until April 2013, they were members of American Legislative Exchange Council. Link Peter Grace was also a member of Yale’s secret organization, Scroll and Key.

The CNP still has CFR members on their roster today. The Republicans in federal, state, and local legislatures are all connected to both the CNP and CFR, as well as other nefarious leftist organizations. The destruction of old-right Constitutional conservatism was well planned. We’ll discuss this and the many and varied founders of the CNP, as well as their backgrounds in Part 3.