August 30, 2011
TPP has a contract with MDS Communications who does phone fundraising for GOP congressional campaign organizations including Bush-Cheney reelection campaign. They work with the evangelicals on the right, Beverly LaHaye's Concerned Women for America (CNP), and Tony Perkins' Family Research Council (CNP) and UN-NGO. Most returns to the non-profits are less than 15%. Their deal with TPP state they will keep at least 70% of the money they raise. Another deal was negotiated with Capitol Resources, allegedly one of the most effective GOP phone fundraising operations in the state of Iowa. This company keeps 75% of the money it raises by calling other Tea Partiers for donations. The firm's owner is Nicole Schlinger who helped Mitt Romney's victory in the 2007 Iowa presidential straw poll.
The worst however seems to be the Richard Norman Company, and it too represents political action for prominent GOP. Of course TPP insists it wants to simply focus and strategize on fiscal responsibilities and limited government, avoiding divisive social issues like abortion and the murder of 56 million babies in the womb. Norman's clients are many in the rightwing CNP groups, including a group headed by CNP member Gary Kreep of the US Justice Foundation. Kreep has written articles muddying the water on the facts of the calls for a constitutional convention. See part 3 of Saving the Republic.
Given the amount of cash the TPP leaders have gone through in two years, many of the staff and regional coordinators have left in disgust and disillusionment. Many of the local groups have accused them of using and abusing the local groups for their own fame and fortune. Laura Boatright, a former regional leader from California says, "I can't attribute one victory to them at all." Another California coordinator says they're actually diverting funds from the smaller groups that need them. Others have put up thousands of dollars for arrangements for events and then getting stiffed when the bills came due. Many of the former TPP activists said they came to feel like fundraising marks. Unfortunately, it seems quite obvious the TPP leaders have joined with the RNC when they are supposed to remain autonomous.
Tea Party Partners
The Partners shown on the TPP website are very similar to those I discussed in Part 1 of this short series. The Leadership Institute headed by CNP honcho Morton Blackwell who helped Jerry Falwell (CNP) and Sun Myung Moon gift recipient, in founding the Moral Majority. Morton Blackwell worked with Plinio de Correa de Olivier's Tradition, Family & Property (TFP) and 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 CNP members 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.
Another is new age futurist and Third Wave communist aficionado, Newt Gingrich's American Solutions. Newt Gingrich was discussed in Part 1 and 2 of The Phony Right Wing, as well as in Part 2 of The Tea Parties. For more on the real internationalist Newt Gingrich, see this marvelous video.
Erick Erickson's Red State is listed and they work with the Conservative Action Project (CAP), a new group of conservative leaders chaired by Reagan-era attorney general and CNP member Edwin Meese III. CAP, whose influential memos ‘for the movement’ circulate on Capitol Hill, is an offshoot of the secretive Council for National Policy.
Of course CNP member Dick Armey's FreedomWorks is listed. We discussed FreedomWorks and their connections at length in Part 1 of The Tea Parties. Then of course, there's Smart Girl Politics which has little information about their organization on the website, but we know that Jenny Beth Martin is their Director of Political Operations. There are of course, several excellent links on their website as well, but sadly many uneducated folks who love their country are led astray by the false friends of freedom.
Fiddling While Rome Burns
When the Tea Parties suggest anything, I always ask, "What will this do to save the Republic?" Actually I feel many of them are like hamsters just spinning away on their little wheels and going nowhere. Sadly many of the e-mails I received from around the country said they were not accomplishing much. Yet there were a few who really had a good grip on the problems and were working hard in their local county, city and state legislatures.
As I mentioned in Part 2 of the Tea Parties, I'd requested a few minutes to discuss our governor's desire for an internet sales tax at my local Tea Party. Several more articles have appeared in our local paper regarding Governor Haslam's push for an internet sales tax. Internet retailers cannot be compelled to collect sales taxes if they have no physical presence in a state under a 1992 U.S. Supreme Court decision. Governor Haslam is pushing the other 49 state governors to join him in urging congress to pass a bill making internet sales tax collectable from every state even if the company does not have a presence in your state.
Compounding this situation is the fact that our previous governor made a promise to Amazon that they would not tax Tennessee citizens if Amazon brought 3 shipping hubs to Tennessee with hundreds of jobs. It would make them actually have a presence in the state, but Amazon has stated they will not come here if the citizens of TN are taxed for sales from Amazon. Now our new progressive Republican governor wants to break that promise. Yet, lawmakers in Tennessee have pushed to tax her citizens on Amazon internet sales for this reason only. Our newly elected progressive Republican Governor obviously is not a fiscal conservative and simply wants more money in his coffers.
The Amazon situation just muddies the waters regarding the reality of what our governor is up to. They call it the "internet" sales tax, but prior to internet, people got tons of catalogues in the mail and ordered from out-of-state companies via phone orders and never have had to pay sales taxes on purchases from other states that did not have a presence in the state where they lived.
TEA Party stands for Taxed Enough Already. Wouldn't one believe this would be an important item of discussion? What I had to do to get an opportunity to even speak for 10 minutes at a meeting had to be decided by the communications committee as well as the board although the Vice Chair told me it was no problem.
Finally on August 16th, 2011, I was told I could speak. Before I had even thoroughly explained the situation, hands were raised. A member stated he felt we should get the taxes (not understanding this would be nationwide) because he was a small businessman and he thought it was unfair that Amazon had any advantage of 10% sales tax, which is close to what our state pays since we have no state income tax. Before I could answer, the president told me we'd run out of time and I hadn't been on the schedule. I remarked that I had gotten permission, but to no avail. I had spent exactly four and a half minutes trying to explain this devious new proposed tax on all American citizens. The president said, "Well, we probably need to research this." Excuse me? I didn't get a chance to tell the gentleman that raising taxes on the rest of the nation so everything was "an equal playing field" was not a conservative response to the problem, more like a plank of the Communist Manifesto. We need to get the taxes on small businesses in the counties, cities and states lowered, not raise taxes on all Tennessee citizens so everything would be "fair and equal." As well he didn't understand the major concern is nationwide taxation on every American citizen. Socialism, of course, loves a "leveled" playing field as I'm sure you've heard Obama spout many times. Fortunately a man sitting next to me spoke up for me and said it was patently rude and unfair not to let someone speak who thought they had at least 10 minutes and there was no usage whatsoever of Robert's Rules of Order.
Next up was a young man in shorts, t-shirt and flip flops that is running for Knoxville City Mayor. He was given the floor for 37 minutes. After he was finished I was told I could continue my talk. I said a polite, "No thank you," and left. I have never been treated so rudely or humiliated in such a fashion by young people who couldn't even give me the promised 10 minutes or allow me to answer questions from the audience.
UN Agenda 21 and the Tennessee Land Grab
In our local paper on Friday, June 3, 2011, an article appeared entitled, "TN Senators Re-file Bid to Expand Forest." Tennessee's two very progressive Republican U.S. Senators, Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker are once again asking Congress to add nearly 20,000 acres of wilderness in East Tennessee to the Cherokee Nation Forest. In Part 2 of The Phony Rightwing, I discussed the communist planks of Newt Gingrich's Third Wave policies. The government appropriation of land is not only a Marxist tenet, but part of the UN Agenda 21 sustainability, being pushed by both the left and right at a rapidly accelerating rate. The United Nations in turn accredits thousands of so-called Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) for the purpose of implementing the United Nations’ Agenda 21. Nothing has even been mentioned regarding this despite the Agenda 21 speaker from the last meeting trying to explain what is happening in every county in the country.
In a Steering Committee meeting a few weeks ago for the officers of this particular Tea Party, the president mentioned that she wanted to attend the Glenn Beck Israel gathering. My first thought was, "What does this do to save the republic?" Apparently this led to her comment stating that fundamentalist Christians were just as hostile and terroristic as Islamic Jihadists. Sounded like Joe Biden to me...and this is the Tea Party leader. At the most recent Steering Committee meeting apparently she and two of the other five chairs were on the bandwagon for eliminating the Electoral College and instituting a popular vote.
This was suggested some time ago by Hillary Clinton and then pushed in the Bob Basso YouTube videos where he plays Thomas Paine and spreads falsehoods and propaganda, which Devvy Kidd so eloquently pointed out in her article on same. It is obvious that both the right and left are together in this push to eliminate the Electoral College and a Soros funded "popular vote" group is behind it. If you'll recall in Part 2 of the Tea Parties, I mentioned that one of the other "chairs" of this Tea Party had visited a MoveOn.Org group. What these folks don't seem to understand is that with a popular vote, the states with the largest populations will always elect the President. The electoral college was put into the constitution by our founders to give the smaller states equal voting rights. Elimination of the Electoral College is a toxic formula for mob rule, which moves us again into being a democracy rather than a representative republic.
Eight states have now voted to eliminate the Electoral College, despite it being part of our constitution in Article 2, Section 1, as well as Amendment 12. Later, these three decided they were "just kidding," after one of the other members educated them. At this same meeting, the treasurer brought up information regarding the push for the elimination of the electoral college and stated that eight states had already passed a popular vote. This can't be done without an amendment to the constitution, which could easily happen and could be dangerously close to opening a constitutional convention. His last statement was basically that there was nothing we could do. If that's so, what are the Tea Parties here for?
The recent Cut, Cap, Balance vote was never discussed weeks prior to the vote nor were any suggestions made regarding contacting the legislators and demanding a "No" vote to raising the debt ceiling. Nothing has since been said about this unconstitutional Super Congress as well and there is nothing on the website. I have to ask, "What are they doing to save the Republic?"
The original ruckus the first Tea Party gatherings caused gave hope to those who understand what is happening to our beloved nation. Before the first Tea Party gathering was arranged, they had been infiltrated and many today are fully neutralized and accomplish nothing to "save the Republic." Most are already aligned to Republican candidates and policies, many of which are the same policies of the left although presented in neo-con language. Link, Link
After 5 meetings over a period of several months at my local Tea Party, I have not seen one thing that has been done to try to save the Republic...not one! There are countless suggestions that could be done quickly and easily, like phone trees, and Action Alerts on their websites. Most of the true Tea Party groups have both their financial statements and their by-laws on their website for transparency. They also only link to other Tea Parties in their areas or states who are like minded, not the national ones. I would certainly urge Tea Parties to check thoroughly the groups they link and lead their uneducated participants to.
The good news is that many in my local Tea Party are aware of the problems and are now trying to either eliminate the change agents or start a new Tea Party. Unfortunately, those who volunteer to lead are often the ones who have no place in leadership positions or are those who wish to lead the uneducated in the groups astray.
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We need knowledgeable leaders and chair members who can guide the uneducated in the groups to a full understanding of both parties having the same agenda. We want honesty, integrity, character and transparency. I'll close this long and laborious article with this quote from communist Joseph Stalin, "America is like a healthy body and its resistance is three fold, its patriotism, its morality, and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within."
It's up to each of us to attack this onslaught. God does answer prayer and He is merciful. I beg each of you to pray for our nation and to work daily against this assault of communism, because that's exactly what we're fighting. May the Lord have mercy upon us.
© 2010 Kelleigh Nelson - All Rights Reserved
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.