May 11, 2010
Keene and Norquist’s views on national security and immigration enforcement are certainly not conservative. Both support the Obama/Democrat majority approach of civilian trials for terrorists, and Norquist supports open borders and dangerous pandering to Muslim grievances. Neither of these men represent conservative ideals as far as I’m concerned.
Other signers of the Mt. Vernon Pledge include again, Tony Perkins of Family Research Council, Brent Bozell, of Media Research Center, and Edwin Fuelner, President of Heritage Foundation, all CNP members. See Chey Simonton’s article “The Rockefeller/Heritage Connection”
Tony Perkins of Family Research Council, the political arm of Dobson’s Focus on the Family, pushes vouchers and charter schools. The Vaughn Next Century Learning Center, represented by Dr. Yvonne Chan, whose highly acclaimed school receives additional GOALS 2000 money appeared in Nov. of 97 at the Manhattan Institute’s CCI Public Charter Schools Forum sponsored by the Citicorp Foundation. The Vaughn School was used as an example of a high-success charter school in the 96 Focus on the Family radio broadcast where Dobson interviewed NCSL’s (National Council for State Legislators) Connie Koprowicz on Charter Schools, again casting them in a most favorable light. Please understand that Charter Schools are a goal of President Obama. See Charlotte Iserbyt’s book, The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America.
L. Brent Bozell, Jr. was William Buckley’s [CFR] Yale classmate and brother-in-law, who also wrote foreign policy speeches for Senator Joe McCarthy. L. Brent Bozell III (CNP like his father) is president of Media Research Center. A close associate of the late Terry Dolan (CNP), the closeted gay founder of the National Conservative Political Action Committee, Bozell, Jr. served for several years as the Dolan organization’s finance chairman and president. Bozell himself states that contrary to popular belief he is not a republican.
Last, but certainly not least of those backing the pledge is Edwin J. Feulner, president of Heritage Foundation. Feulner is a charter member of the Council for National Policy as was the co-founder of Heritage, Paul Weyrich, along with another CNP member, Joseph Coors and Richard Mellon Scaife, heir of the Carnegie-Mellon fortune. (Weyrich died in December of 2008 from complications from a fall and diabetes. He was 66 years old.) There were other financiers of Heritage, Amoco, General Motors, Chase Manhattan Bank (through David Rockefeller) and Olin and Bradley, a right-wing foundation. Weyrich was the original president of Heritage until 1974 when he founded his own organization, Free Congress Foundation. Feulner was recruited in 1977 by Richard Mellon Scaife to become Heritage president. One must remember that Scaife funds both sides of the aisle and is connected to Rockefeller (Chase Mellon Bank). Scaife originally funded Heritage to the tune of $900,000. He has allegedly funded ALEC to the tune of more than 7 million dollars.
Heritage was referred to as a “shadow government,” which is of interest because of an article Weyrich wrote. He was also founder of ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council which writes many of the bills for state legislatures). The danger in the ALEC organization is that its leadership apparently wants to rewrite our Constitution and they claim a membership of 2,500 plus of our 7,500 legislators. Members of ALEC include the Church of Scientology. One must also remember that Heritage endorsed NAFTA and GATT/WTO. In an article Weyrich wrote titled, “A Conservative’s Lament,” in the Washington Post March 8, 1987, he stated,
“Our national strategy is outdated, dysfunctional and insupportable …It is time for a new national grand strategy…There is a basic contradiction between the structure of our government (The Constitution) and our role as a great power. Our government was designed not to play great power politics, but to preserve domestic liberty. Our current system institutionalizes amateurism. Unlike European parliamentary democracies, we have no “shadow cabinet,” no group of experts who are groomed by their party for decades before they take office. If we are going to be a serious nation, we need a serious system…we need some type of shadow government.”
Certainly he was aware of the Council on Foreign Relations which member’s today occupy approximately five hundred positions in the federal branch of our government. After all, as mentioned above, the Council for National Policy’s original membership roster contained five CFR members. You would think that would be enough “shadow government” for Weyrich. Like fellow CNP member Don Wildmon, Weyrich was a Dominionist believing in a theonomy and old testament law as law of the land. He was a Melkite Greek Catholic.
Many ideas of Weyrich’s for a second American Revolution alarmed Christian groups who started looking into his background. What they found was shocking. First let’s look at Paul Weyrich’s ties to Nazi collaborators and neo-fascist organizations (many of which seem to tie into the CIA).
1970s, Weyrich and Coors made appointments and set up political contacts
on Capitol Hill for one Franz Joseph Strauss, Bavarian head of state who
helped émigré Nazi collaborators.
Another fascist, Roger Pearson, writer and organizer for the Nazi Northern League of northern Europe joined the editorial board of Policy Review (Heritage’s monthly publication) in 1977.
Pearson’s racialist theories are still circulated worldwide by neo-Nazi and white supremacist organizations. Pearson was actually brought to the U.S. in 1965 by Willis Carton, founder of the neo-fascist Institute for Historical Review (which denies the Holocaust) and the anti-Semitic Liberty Lobby which published the weekly Spotlight newspaper. See: Pearson left Heritage after a Washington Post expose of the racist/fascist orientation of the World Anti-Communist League.
Another Nazi whom Weyrich sponsored and worked closed with is Laszlo Pasztor, a convicted Austrian Nazi collaborator whose Coalitions of the Americas was housed as a subsidiary in the Free Congress Foundation, the political arm of Heritage. Pasztor was Weyrich’s right hand man and a former leader of the pro-Nazi Arrow Cross organization in Hungary which had collaborated with Hitler’s Reich. He only spent two years in prison for his Arrow Cross activities before coming to the U.S.
There was also a connection between Heritage and the Rev. Sun Myung Moon (founder of the Moonies). A report by the 1975 congressional investigation on the Korean CIA (KCIA) activities in the U.S. stated,”In 1975, Ed Feulner was introduced to KCIA 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 U.S. The Freedom Leadership Foundation (FLF), a political arm of Moon’s Unification network, was linked to the fascist World Anti-Communist League. In the early 1980s, the KCIA began making donations to Heritage and in turn Heritage established an Asian Studies Center. Heritage and Feulner have actively promoted trade and other policies with Taiwan and South Korea. It is of importance to note that for decades the Moon owned Washington Times has had failing income and has been allegedly funded by the KCIA. In 1977, also note that Paul Weyrich co-founded Christian Voice with Robert Grant, (now deceased) head of American Freedom Coalition (and charter member of the Council for National Policy).
Grant’s organization was a Moon front group. Also, two years later, with Jerry Falwell (charter member of the CNP), Weyrich, founded the Moral Majority and coined that same phrase. It was in response to Moon’s tax evasion charges against his “church,” which led the various “Christian” organizations within the CNP to create a new group that would have massive outreach to grassroot Christians and churches. Falwell stated, “Christians, like slaves and soldiers, ask no questions.” Oh yeah Jerry? Some of us asked a lot of questions and found out the truth.
Heritage also has communist connections, established rapidly after the historic meeting between Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev at the Geneva Summit. Feulner was appointed by Reagan as chairman of the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy. The commission was responsible for expediting a signed Soviet-American Educational Exchange Agreement. (See Charlotte Iserbyt’s Deliberate Dumbing Down of America). At the same time, note that Weyrich once served as advisor to former Russian President Boris Yeltsin.
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Both Feulner and Weyrich were also involved with other powerful players and shadowy figures, some from the right and some from the left. They have been included in groups formed to reinvent the UN, supposedly to face the 21st century. In fact it is becoming more and more evident that Weyrich and Feulner were in fact organizing a tight group that represented the merger of right and left, which we have seen over the last 50 years. Feulner carries on as Heritage president.
the Republic be saved? Are other efforts futile? What will work to turn
around 150 or more years of destruction of liberty and freedom? Prayer
is number one. We’ll discuss what is futile and what is worthwhile
in Part III.
Remember too, “A false friend is more dangerous than an open enemy.”
Deliberate Dumbing Down of America by Charlotte Iserbyt
2- The Beast Reawakens by Martin Lee
3- Inside the League by Scott and Jon Lee Anderson
4- The Paperclip Conspiracy by Tom Bower
5- Blowback by Christopher Simpson
6- Old Nazis, the New Right and the Republican Party by Russ Bellant
7- Scientologists and ALEC by Arnaldo Lerma
8- Rockefeller “Internationalist” The Man who Misrules the World by Emanuel Josephson
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Kelleigh Nelson has been researching the Christian right and their connections to the left, the new age, and cults since 1975. Formerly an executive producer for three different national radio talk show hosts, she was adept at finding and scheduling a variety of wonderful guests for her radio hosts. She and her husband live in Knoxville, TN, and she has owned her own wholesale commercial bakery since 1990. Prior to moving to Tennessee, Kelleigh was marketing communications and advertising manager for a fortune 100 company in Ohio. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, she was a Goldwater girl with high school classmate, Hillary Rodham, in Park Ridge, Illinois. Kelleigh is well acquainted with Chicago politics and was working in downtown Chicago during the 1968 Democratic convention riots.