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FDR’s “Court Packing” Scheme Now an Inspiration for the Convention of States

By Michelle Horstman for FREEDOMOUTPOST

This past week’s Supreme Court (SCOTUS) decisions were devastating to many, with many areas of grave concern. From homosexual marriage to Obamacare to voter ID, this was a very left-leaning court with decisions that may have dire consequences.

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Never letting a crisis go to waste, enter the Convention of States (COS) team, always prepared with an Article V Convention solution for everything. This week, the latest reason for an Article V Convention has become judicial reform. Of course, that was always a goal of leftist radical Lawrence Lessig (adviser to the CFA effort for an Article V Convention), whose outrage over the SCOTUS decision on campaign finance reform has always been his #1 cause. We recall that Lessig was the one, along with the COS’ Mark Meckler, who convened the ConConCon back in the fall of 2011 and got the movement rolling.

Among those writing on the recent decisions, with an Article V Convention as the answer, of course, are Prof. Rob Natelson, Michael Farris, and others. What may be the most disturbing part of this comes from the article written by Michael Farris, where he actually suggests using the FDR “court packing” scheme:

FDR’s solution to this problem was to limit the power of the individual justices by his famous court-packing scheme. He would increase the number of seats on the Supreme Court—they were old and over-worked and needed help. Armed with new appointments to make, FDR could remake the Court in his own image to achieve his desired political results.

Farris goes on to suggest a few ways something like this could work, using “superior political tactics.”

My favorite is to follow FDR’s court-packing idea but with vigor. Every state should be allowed to appoint a member of the Supreme Court. They could serve for a brief term, perhaps eight years. Removing Supreme Court appointments and confirmations from Washington, DC, is the only realistic way to ensure true judicial independence. Otherwise, you get the power cabal that we have in place which was clearly in play in this week’s Obamacare decision. If Congress messes up, don’t worry, the Supreme Court has got your back to preserve the relentless march towards the centralization of power.

Of course, all of these changes will require a constitutional amendment. And it would be naïve in the extreme to believe that Congress would propose an amendment to take away the power of their partners in power aggregation.

The only way these kind of changes can be made is through an Article V Convention of States. The Founders told us that there would come a day when the federal government would abuse its power. When that day arose, the States needed the ability to rein in the abuse of federal power by constitutional means.

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Even in desperate times, is it the right move to encourage “court packing” and other schemes? If an Article V Convention is meant to correct past mistakes and corruption, should they be using the same underhanded, controlling tactics that FDR tried many years ago? Even many of FDR’s supporters at the time refused to go along with it, and he was not able to get it passed. From “Enter Stage Right” magazine:

Everyone claimed some measure of victory. But in the end, the American people won the most because the Senate did exactly what its Judiciary Committee had recommended. The Senate “so emphatically rejected” FDR’s court-packing scheme that no similar plan ever has been, or likely ever will be, “presented to the free representatives of the free people of America.”

Apparently, Michael Farris and the people at the Convention of States beg to differ.

 

 

FDR's "Court Packing" Scheme Now an Inspiration for the Convention of States

By Michelle Horstman for FREEDOMOUTPOST
This past week’s Supreme Court (SCOTUS) decisions were devastating to many, with many areas of grave concern. From homosexual marriage to Obamacare to voter ID, this was a very left-leaning court with decisions that may have dire consequences.
supreme ct. jobs
Never letting a crisis go to waste, enter the Convention of States (COS) team, always prepared with an Article V Convention solution for everything. This week, the latest reason for an Article V Convention has become judicial reform. Of course, that was always a goal of leftist radical Lawrence Lessig (adviser to the CFA effort for an Article V Convention), whose outrage over the SCOTUS decision on campaign finance reform has always been his #1 cause. We recall that Lessig was the one, along with the COS’ Mark Meckler, who convened the ConConCon back in the fall of 2011 and got the movement rolling.
Among those writing on the recent decisions, with an Article V Convention as the answer, of course, are Prof. Rob Natelson, Michael Farris, and others. What may be the most disturbing part of this comes from the article written by Michael Farris, where he actually suggests using the FDR “court packing” scheme:
FDR’s solution to this problem was to limit the power of the individual justices by his famous court-packing scheme. He would increase the number of seats on the Supreme Court—they were old and over-worked and needed help. Armed with new appointments to make, FDR could remake the Court in his own image to achieve his desired political results.
Farris goes on to suggest a few ways something like this could work, using “superior political tactics.”
My favorite is to follow FDR’s court-packing idea but with vigor. Every state should be allowed to appoint a member of the Supreme Court. They could serve for a brief term, perhaps eight years. Removing Supreme Court appointments and confirmations from Washington, DC, is the only realistic way to ensure true judicial independence. Otherwise, you get the power cabal that we have in place which was clearly in play in this week’s Obamacare decision. If Congress messes up, don’t worry, the Supreme Court has got your back to preserve the relentless march towards the centralization of power.
Of course, all of these changes will require a constitutional amendment. And it would be naïve in the extreme to believe that Congress would propose an amendment to take away the power of their partners in power aggregation.
The only way these kind of changes can be made is through an Article V Convention of States. The Founders told us that there would come a day when the federal government would abuse its power. When that day arose, the States needed the ability to rein in the abuse of federal power by constitutional means.
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Even in desperate times, is it the right move to encourage “court packing” and other schemes? If an Article V Convention is meant to correct past mistakes and corruption, should they be using the same underhanded, controlling tactics that FDR tried many years ago? Even many of FDR’s supporters at the time refused to go along with it, and he was not able to get it passed. From “Enter Stage Right” magazine:
Everyone claimed some measure of victory. But in the end, the American people won the most because the Senate did exactly what its Judiciary Committee had recommended. The Senate “so emphatically rejected” FDR’s court-packing scheme that no similar plan ever has been, or likely ever will be, “presented to the free representatives of the free people of America.”
Apparently, Michael Farris and the people at the Convention of States beg to differ.
 
 

ParentalRights.org and Occupy Hacktivists Working Together

My Comments:  Michael Farris and Grover Norquist are both fellow members of the secretive Council for National Policy (the rightwing arm of the Council on Foreign Relations).  As well, Grover Norquist is a member of the CFR and a Muslim.  Norquist intoduced the Muslim Brotherhood to none other than George W. Bush’s White House after 9/11.  Farris is not to be trusted as he has been pushing a Constitutional Convention for decades.
By Michelle Horstman for FREEDOMOUTPOST.COM
On June 5th, protests took place all around the US as well as overseas against Child Protective Services (CPS) and promoting the passage of the Parental Rights Amendment. A more planned follow up event is coming in August. The amendment was authored by Michael Farris, founder of ParentalRights.org, where he serves on the board along with Grover Norquist. According to the many promotional pages on Facebook, craigslist posts and Twitter posts, objectives of the protest were:
Our objective:
*Repeal Adoptions and Safe Families Act of 1997
*Compensation for wrongfully involved families
*Full FBI investigation of CPS/family courts
*The passing of the Parental Rights Amendment
*Transparency in Family Court
*Legal Accountability of CPS

A few of the links to these events can be examined here:
https://www.facebook.com/OpExposeCPS
http://www.anonresistance.com/OpExposeCPS/June5th.html
https://www.facebook.com/events/1395256757467364/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KkIBX0J70b0

Hacktivists/Anonymous are behind this effort, but the promotional poster also has parentalrights.org across the top as seen here:
Anonymous hacktivists (“We Are Legion”) have organized this event. There is no doubt that the organizers themselves are linking it with Farris’ ParentalRights.org, as seen in many places. Here, they promote the movie put together by:
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ParentalRights.org: https://www.facebook.com/OpExposeCPS/posts/931294850247992
Most people would agree that there are serious problems with CPS, from both extremes. We have heard of cases where children were unfairly taken from parents, as well as many cases where problems were reported and CPS did not act when they should have. Oversight and reform is needed, and few would argue that point. However, if the ParentalRights organization is knowingly teaming up with Occupiers and hacktivists to fight their battles, they are putting us all at risk. There is no doubt that the hacktivist movement has consisted of anarchists and Marxists. Is this the type of solution we are looking for? Do they think this is wise, to work on issues together with people of such radical ideology?
An email inquiry to parentalrights.org received a response from Michael Ramey, their Director of Communications & Research, stating that they were not the sponsors of this event, but they did give permission for their website to be used in the promotions.
“We gave them permission to use our name, since passage of the Parental Rights Amendment is among their primary goals. In that respect, we certainly stand with them.”
We have seen this coalition with radical Leftists from Michael Farris and his fellow Convention of States Article V proponents before, and it has caused much concern among many conservatives. As argued here, when it regarded Farris and the Convention of States working with radical groups, is there no limit to who you are willing to work with, or is the agenda all that matters? It seems only two conclusions can be drawn from these repeated coalitions. Either very questionable judgement is being used, or these Libertarian “conservatives” may not be conservatives at all.

Enemies on the Left, False Friends on the Right – Part 4

“By far the greatest majority of Americans today are liberal and socialistic in their thinking. They are themselves the greatest hindrance to Christian conservatism. The unchanging truth that ‘man cannot go against that which he believes in his heart’ is perfectly understood by those who mould the collective thinking of the American people.” The Don Bell Report 

As I mentioned in Part 3, Nelson Bunker Hunt and Pat Robertson were instrumental in the founding of the CNP. The other two major founders are Tim LaHaye and T. Cullen Davis. There are several other powerful players behind the scenes who founded the CNP. Various websites claim others as founders, but these are the basic four who started the umbrella organization in 1981.

Tim LaHaye

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Tim LaHaye was born in 1926 in Detroit, Michigan. He is a Baptist preacher and attended Bob Jones University. He also holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Western Seminary. LaHaye is most famous for his fictionalizing of Biblical truth in his Left Behind series of apocalyptic fiction, which he co-wrote with Jerry B. Jenkins. See Revelation 22:18-20.

After 25 years as pastor for Scott Memorial Church in San Diego, California, he left and started several groups that promoted his beliefs and his interest in conservative politics. In 1979, he encouraged fellow CNP charter member, Jerry Falwell, to found the Moral Majority, and sat on its board of directors. With money from LaHaye’s Left Behind series, the LaHaye’s gave 4.5 M to Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University for the “School of Prophecy” which opened in 2002 and is named after LaHaye.

In the 1980s, LaHaye founded the now defunct, American Coalition for Traditional Values and the Coalition for Religious Freedom, with CNP member and Moon front man, Dr. Robert Grant. Tim LaHaye founded the Pre-Tribulation Research Center along with Thomas Ice in 1998. The center is dedicated to producing material that supports a dispensationalist, pre-tribulation interpretation of the Bible, and has many very sound doctrine preachers on their website.

LaHaye played a significant role in getting the Religious Right to support George W. Bush for the presidency in 2000. In 2007, he endorsed Mike Huckabee during the primaries. Remember what Huckabee said about Common Core, ” Rebrand it, refocus it, but don’t retreat.” Link

LaHaye held the position of paid chairman with Sun Myung Moon’s now defunct Coalition for Religious Freedom (CRF). Moon was the founder of the Unification Church, and was the self-proclaimed Messiah to the world. He teaches the particularly vile heresy that not only did Jesus fail in His earthly ministry, but that He had sex with the women who followed Him. This was reported in the November 1990 Omega-Letter and the 1996, Religion in Politics.

In June, 1985, Coalition for Religious Freedom held several rallies, one of which was in Washington, D.C. There LaHaye urged the over 300 men and women present to support Moon by voluntarily going to jail with him for a week, if allowed to do so by authorities. (Moon was found guilty of willfully filing false income tax returns and conspiracy. ) “Not that I agree with his doctrine,” said LaHaye. “Not that I agree with what he teaches, because many of us don’t know what he teaches. We have only read about it in the paper and you know how much we can trust the papers.” Evidently LaHaye is unaware of the many books and research papers made available by Christian cult investigators. Certainly the newspapers aren’t the only source of information.

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; CNP charter member, D. James Kennedy, author and pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, (deceased); Paul Crouch, TBN Network’s infamous founder; and Hal Lindsey. This certainly is an agenda of social activism which makes for strange ecumenical bedfellows. In a personal letter dated 6/3/93, LaHaye claims to have never received any pay for his stint as CRF’s “temporary chairman for a month and a half.” LaHaye seemed to be saying, “It’s okay to serve on the Board of an apostate organization as long as you don’t accept pay for it.”

LaHaye’s involvement with Moon was extremely disturbing, inasmuch as LaHaye was promoting Moon and Moon functions. In 1985, Carolyn Weaver, writing for Mother Jones Magazine, exposed the fact that LaHaye had received substantial funds from Moon’s top aid, Bo Hi Pak. This was discovered in a tape of a dictated thank you letter from LaHaye, thanking Pak for a contribution in excess of $500,000. LaHaye would not admit or deny the receipt of the contribution, instead he attacked the source of the information. (Reported in the 1996, Religion in Politics and Biblical Discernment Ministries) Like LaHaye, many other CNP members have received funding from Sun Myung Moon’s various front organizations. Moon financed the World parliament of Religions that included the Covenant of Isis and the Theosophical Society groups, and Moon’s websites promoted the UN Habitat II conference.

Tim LaHaye coordinated Christian Right voter registration projects under his 1983 American Coalition for Traditional Values. When the ACTV faded from public view, his wife Beverly started Concerned Women for America (CWA) as a grassroots formation as well as a lobbying group. Fellow CNP member, Michael Farris, Constitutional Convention proponent (via the Parental Rights Act), once worked for CWA. Reagan addressed the CWA in 1987, Jeane Kirkpatrick was another invited guest speaker for Beverly LaHaye’s group, and Jeane was a member of the CFR, Trilateral Commission, as well as UN Ambassador. Other guest speakers were fellow CNP member, Oliver North; Josh McDowell – Director of fellow CNP member and Dominionist, Bill Bright’s Campus Crusade for Christ; and Dominionist David Barton. Bev LaHaye endorsed Operation Rescue, run by Dominionist Randall Terry.

Temperament Analysis and Personality Typing

Tim LaHaye has been a leader in pushing the four temperaments of man which is a major deception in the church today and is the so-called spiritual application of pseudo-psychological temperament theory for individual personality assessment, which, in actuality, is derived from pagan and occultic philosophies, including Freud and Jung. The “temperament” can be defined as the unique mental and emotional disposition identifiable as the personality. The study of the temperaments, which are man-centered, self-oriented, and psycho-paganistic, are being offered to the unwitting as a sophisticated, almost magical way to understand our deepest natures and our personality types. In actuality, Christians could be unknowingly lured into the occult by practicing the temperaments and other New Age personality typologies. Link

Understanding ourselves in terms of typologies is unnecessary for walking after the Spirit and bearing the Fruit of the Spirit. Concentration on such categories only feeds the flesh and ultimately leads to works of the flesh. In Philippians 1:6, Paul is not talking about people reaching their greatest potential through understanding themselves through temperament categories. He is talking about the Holy Spirit’s work in each person through the process of sanctification whereby believers are transformed into the image of Christ. The four temperaments and similar typologies give false power based upon a lie. The Word of God is true. It is quick and powerful. To replace it or assist it with erroneous personality typologies is an insult to the Lord, especially considering the occult relationship.

T. Cullen Davis

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Thomas Cullen Davis, born in 1933 in Ft. Worth, Texas, was a Texas oil heir. He lost his fortune in the recessions of the 1980s. In August 1976, Davis was charged with the murder of his estranged wife’s boyfriend, Stan Farr, and her daughter, Andrea Wilborn. Davis’ wife, Priscilla Davis, had filed for divorce in 1974, but in 1976 the divorce proceedings were still ongoing and the divorce had not been made official. Farr and Wilborn had been shot dead, and Davis’ wife Priscilla wounded, by a gunman who entered their home in Fort Worth on August 2, 1976. Link

In November 1977, after what has been called “one of the most expensive murder investigations and trials in Texas history,” a jury found Davis not guilty. He was the wealthiest man in the country to have ever stood trial for murder. The children of Stan Farr later sued Davis for wrongful death and were awarded $250,000 in a settlement. In 1978, Davis was arrested again, this time for allegedly hiring a hit man to murder his wife, Priscilla, as well as the judge overseeing their ongoing divorce litigation. Again he was ultimately acquitted. Blood Will Tell, by Gary Cartwright, is the story of the Davis murder trials and whether or not justice was served.

Pat Robertson, Tim LaHaye, Nelson Bunker Hunt, and T. Cullen Davis were the founders, but there were many more who were instrumental in funding the Council as well as creating the rightwing cabal. In Part 5, we’ll look at the Grand Poobah of the Council for National Policy.

 

 

 

 

Mike Farris’ Parental Rights Amendment: A Bad Idea

http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=korkYXhuSy4

FROM THE NEW HAMPSHIRE TEA PARTY

You bet it is.

Attorney Greg Hession explains why Mike Farris’ proposed Parental Rights Amendment is a bad idea and will, if passed, grant the federal government formal power over the American family.

http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=korkYXhuSy4