Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Strange Article V - ConCon Connections Just Keep on Coming






In previous articles here and here, we have learned of many associations with the leaders of the Article V Convention of States movement which have caused concern for many. In the last few weeks, some of the main architects of this movement testified before a Texas legislative committee, including Michael Farris, Sen. Tom Coburn, Nick Dranias, Mike Stern and Roman Buhler. Just one dissenting voice was included from Pat Carlson of the Texas Eagle Forum, whose concerns were quickly dismissed. Heading this committee was Texas Representative Phil King, who also happens to be the National Chairperson for ALEC. As we have learned previously, ALEC has been instrumental in promoting an Article V Convention.

By no coincidence, many of the same participants promoted the Article V to the January 2015 meeting of the Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF), founded by well known Texas political activist and former founder of KCI, James Leininger. TPPF is part of the national State Policy Network (SPN), which has also been previously discussed in connection with those promoting the COS:

The State Policy Network's (SPN) 2010 meeting encompassed many of these same names, including Drew Ryun, Leo Linbeck III, Nick Dranias (Compact for America's Article V director), Eric O'Keefe, as well as representation from the Texas Public Policy Foundation (part of the SPN) founded by James Leininger. Among the presentations there was one on the Constitutional amendment process by Nick Dranias as well as information and handouts from Ned Ryun on engaging the Tea Party, with some extensive market research on the Tea Party provided. This would certainly help them to "sell" things to Tea Party groups, using the issues and language they know Tea Parties respond to.

As we continue to see ties to the same organizations and Libertarian network, one promoter we have not yet discussed is Roman Buhler. A participant in the original ConConCon convention put together by Lawrence Lessig and Mark Meckler, Mr. Buhler is also an attorney, a Washington lobbyist, on the board of the Advance Arkansas Institute (also part of the SPN) where his Madison Amendment (founded with Edwin Meese) approach is promoted.  He is on the board of the "Rebuild America Campaign", integrated with the MacPherson Investment Group website, where their website slogan is "Invest in the Second American Revolution!" They link to additional projects such as American Revival. His Madison Amendment is listed as one of their projects:

It  has the support of a broad spectrum of political leaders including former Comptroller General of the U.S. David M. Walker, Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist, McCain 2008 chair Charlie Black, former House Appropriations Chair Bob Livingston, American Conservative Union Chair Al Cardenas, David Keating, Colin Hanna, Lew Uhler, David Keene, David McIntosh, Ted Cruz, Michael Farris, and state legislators in more than 20 states.

David Norcross, former General Counsel of the RNC, Bruce Ash, Chairman of the RNC Rules Committee, John Ryder, Chairman of the RNC Redistricting Committee, and Chuck Bell, Counsel to the CA Republican Party are among the Republican Party legal experts who support the Madison Amendment.

The Madison Amendment has been endorsed by other groups including ALEC (the American Legislative Exchange Council), the National Taxpayers Union, and the NY State Conservative Party.

In addition to investing, green projects and land acquisition, the MacPherson family of lawyers specialize in tax law, working with clients who have problems with tax evasion, offshore tax issues, "creative" ways to deal with impending foreclosures, etc. Examples of their business associations include being part of the Joe Francis legal team, when the "Girls Gone Wild" millionaire was facing IRS problems. They were also working with Maximilian Ferdinand Leopold Prinz von Anhalt of "adoptive"-royalty, promoting his real estate. He is also a lawyer who obtained his royal title after being "adopted" as an adult by Zsa Zsa Gabor's husband, Prince Frédéric of Anhalt. Apparently, Zsa Zsa's husband obtained his distinguished title the same way, in an adult adoption.

Dominionist theology is strongly indicated on the MacPherson site, both in the inclusion and writings of "common Law" lawyer Brent Allen Winters (see below) and some of their own content. The MacPherson sites are peppered with Biblical quotes and the MacPherson site recommends books by Christian Reconstructionist Gary North, well known Ron Paul associate, son-in-law of the late (Dominionist) R. J. Rushdoony, also something that has previously been linked to COS' Michael Farris. Other book recommendations include "That You May Prosper: Dominion by Covenant" by Ray Sutton. Sutton is referenced here by North in this article on Biblical resistance to civil authority and highly recommended on North's website as part of their Christian Reconstructionist reading list.

One of the links included on their "American Vision Magazine" site (right hand column) is to common law lawyer Brent Allan Winters. Winters has been a guest on David Barton's Wallbuilders radio show discussing "common law". His writings include topics such as common law, the Abrahamic covenant, asset protection and Ron Paul, so we are again seeing the combination of Libertarian and Christian Reconstructionist ideas.

After learning about the focus on tax issues and dominionism, we also find that Don MacPherson is listed on "Who's Who in the Freedom Movement" by a sovereign citizen movement called Sovereign Education and Defense Ministries.

The strange intertwining of big money interests, Dominionism, Common Law interpretations and Libertarian networks (and royalty-by-adoption??) continues to repeat itself as we look at the main spokespeople for an Article V Convention of States. It is time to start giving some serious thought to what the real end goal is.

NOTE: This link will take you to a photo page summing up all of the above, with photos taken with Roman Buhler, Grover Norquist, and Sheriff Mack as well as their pseudo-royal friends. For those who may not be familiar with Dominionism and its' forms, there is a thorough article on it here.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Obama Reinvents Healthcare, the Internet, Food - Want to Know What's Next?



The reinvention of America was promised by Obama before he was elected; "fundamental change" was his way of putting it. He has not disappointed, as he has grabbed control of our healthcare and is well on the way to the reinvention of our internet, our diets, immigration law and journalism itself. Whether done through executive action, private-public partnerships or other avenues, they are moving along quickly. As explained in Part One of the Reinventors of America, all of these plans are thoroughly discussed and laid out by radical Peter Leyden's Reinventors Network. Their "roundtables" on reinvention include many of the biggest names from the radical Left, including Lawrence Lessig, Joan Blades, Van Jones, Jose Antonio Vargas, Joe Trippi, Craig Newmark, and many, many more. It is well worth your time to take a look.

Looking through their site and video roundtables, it seems no coincidence that their proposed problems and solutions seem to be right in step with just what Obama is doing. Here are just a few of the ways we are being "reinvented":

Read more at http://freedomoutpost.com/2015/02/obama-reinvents-healthcare-the-internet-food-want-to-know-whats-next/#LKI2xMTwXjV55kHT.99

The Reinventors of America and Why You Need to Know



Among the infinite number of progressive and Soros funded foundations and think tanks, one active effort you may not be familiar with is hard at work, coming up with ways to "reinvent" your world in every aspect. The Reinventors Network, founded and operated by Peter Leyden, hosts roundtable discussions on every subject for reinvention under the sun, from immigration to civil rights to journalism to the Constitution to food control, bringing in some of the biggest progressive activists around. It is not shocking or new that a group on any side of the political spectrum would be brainstorming ideas. What is of concern with this group are the people involved and the actual enacting of these ideas that is already taking place. They plan to rock your world.

Among the many recognizable names who have contributed to this effort, you will find participants that include Janet Murguia (La Raza), Ali Noorani (National Immigration Forum), Garlin Gilchrist II (MoveOn), Anna Galland (MoveOn), Joan Blades (MoveOn), Valerie Plame (ex-CIA), Craig Newmark (craigslist), Joe Trippi, Jose Antonio Vargas (Define American), Lawrence Lessig, Markos Moulitsas (Daily Kos), Sophie Roseman (U.S. Treasury Dept.), NASA and many more. You will find some of the same participants had been "network members" at Peter Leyden's former effort, the New Politics Institute, another progressive think tank.
Read more at http://freedomoutpost.com/2015/01/reinventors-america-need-know/#apFU4OysM1KUTsMV.99

Monday, February 2, 2015

Article V COS Supporters, You Are Being Blatantly Deceived



You can ignore the opposing legal opinions, you can discount other conservative writers and organizations who are trying to reveal to truth, but can you ignore blatant lying and veiling of the truth from your movement leadership?

This week, Virginia state rep L. Scott Lingamfelter, fighting for an Article V in Virginia, sent out a lengthy email on the topic. Just focusing on one small section of that, it is not difficult to illustrate the complete distortion going on here.

Read more at http://freedomoutpost.com/2015/02/article-v-cos-supporters-blatantly-deceived/#KViLgsCCHEfPBHRV.99

George Soros' Latest Social Justice Tool: Ebola


Looks like Obama and the CDC are not the only ones dismissive of quarantines and flight restrictions, as it concerns the spread of Ebola. Their constant talking points always suggest the only way to contain the problem is by addressing it in Africa, not here. Over and over we have heard this.

Then is it any surprise or coincidence that George Soros' Open Society and World Bank want no quarantines. This early October video from the Open Society Foundation features Dr. Paul Farmer, "Looking past quarantine to community health" as they put it:
As the spread of Ebola continues to unfold, new health and economic challenges will emerge.
But as Dr. Paul Farmer, CEO of Partners in Health, discusses above, we won't be able to keep up with the epidemic without invoking a human rights model.
Note the interesting point of view expressed by Dr. Farmer in the video:
"With the empathy that you're reading about now, put it in place and
cement
it in place. If there were a right to some basic services, I mean, really, a right for everybody, it would be less easy for epidemics like this to spread."

This verbiage is to be expected from Dr. Farmer, who has often expressed that health care is a human right.

Read more at http://freedomoutpost.com/2014/10/soros-latest-social-justice-tool-ebola/#FWD4AlY6h8z1xoii.99

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Vile Videos Exploit Children But Sell a Lot of T-Shirts


Multiple news outlets were talking about a video today titled “F-Bombs for Feminism”, which features an array of cute little girls, all dressed up in their princess outfits, throwing out the f-bomb left and right. In this “feminist” presentation, the children tell us how exploited women are in every way, count which one of them is going to get raped, etc. It is impossible to imagine what kind of parent would allow their children to be featured in a video like this. The most disgusting part of it all is that it is disguised as a “movement”….a “cause” by the site FCKH8.com. In reality, it is an opportunity for them to capitalize on any cause they grab onto to sell a boatload of t-shirts.

The owner, Luke Montgomery, has quite a history of exploiting children and every cause that comes along to sell t-shirts. Using young children and teens in most of his videos with similar language, he promotes all the wonderful organizations that a portion of sales will go to. Among his many causes, Luke has also done videos promoting anti-gay bullying in school, pro-gay marriage, hating on Chik-fil-A and the Gulf oil spill. Of course, there are t-shirt designs for each and every cause and the F-bomb seems to be an intregal part of every campaign. Many of the older sites set up for various causes seem to have disappeared as soon as the next cause comes along. He seems quite willing to continue to use children and teens as the spewers of vile propaganda whenever it results in some new t-shirt sales.

The Better Business Bureau does not seem impressed with his business model, where he rates an “F”.
Disgusting as it is, what is just as disturbing is the celebrity kudos he claims to have gotten. They proudly share some of this on their “About” page:
T-shirts emblazoned with bold messages like “Some Chicks Marry Chicks, Get Over It,” “Straight Against Hate,” and ”Legalize Love” have been publicly talked about by celebrities including Jane Lynch, Adam Lambert, Perez Hilton, and Zac Efron – who’s raved about his own “Some Dudes Marry Dudes, Get Over It” shirt in the press. Ellen DeGeneres and wife Portia de Rossi even have their own pink “Some Chicks Marry Chicks, Get Over It” buttons.
Be Young and Shut Up expands on this:
It emerged out of the controversy following California’s Proposition 8, which was on the ballot in 2008 to repeal same sex marriage. Now some years later, with over 300,000 likes on Facebook, over 40,000 Twitter followers, and endorsements from Jane Lynch, Dan Savage, and the eighth horcrux Zefron, the organization has become fairly recognizable for its mainstream progressive stance on LGBT issues.

Read the rest HERE.