If you notice, each time I talk public policy I start with the history of that issue----then I give the big picture of where global corporate pols are taking these issues----then I try to state how WE THE PEOPLE reverse this corporate takeover of our rights to legislate.
IF YOU ARE A BABY BOOMER YOU KNOW ALL THE STRUCTURES THAT ACT TO EDUCATE IN A SOCIAL DEMOCRACY HAVE BEEN DISMANTLED FROM CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA.
We should be hearing all of what I say in our public universities and public K-12----we should hear all I say from our justice and labor organizations----we should hear a balanced media allowing voices like mine as a counter-point to incumbent politicians----BUT ALL OF THESE AVENUES ARE NOW RUN BY GLOBAL CORPORATIONS AND APPOINTED EXECUTIVES WHO MAKE SURE NONE OF THE ABOVE OCCURS.
The politicians we elect are bound to serve WE THE PEOPLE by our US Constitution. It is they who shout against massive frauds and government corruption----it is they who IMPEACH judges that undermine US Constitutional precedence and allow President's to use Executive Order to ignore almost all of our Federal and Constitutional law knowing this is illegal.
IF WE THE PEOPLE GET RID OF THESE CAPTURED POLS---WE THE PEOPLE CAN VOID MUCH OF THIS DAMAGE.
While Reagan and Clinton are guilty of staging the looting of America by dismantling and outsourcing all of our Federal agencies----this was not illegal ---what Bush and Obama have done IS ILLEGAL AND AIDING AND ABETTING CRIME. Bush and Obama have openly allowed systemic corporate fraud and government corruption in a looting of our Treasuries, Trusts, and people's pockets. Therefore, all that they have put into place----appointments and/or bills signed into law can be negated----President's breaking the law have no powers of office.
Now, left-leaning government watchdogs favor outing Bush and his illegal actions and right-leaning government watchdogs favor outing Clinton/Obama, but these days both are outing both because Clinton/Bush/Obama are not either Republican or Democrat----THEY ARE VIOLATING BOTH PARTY'S POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY.
It is true that Clinton/Bush/Obama have violated all Constitutional law regarding war and international commerce.
SO, IF THESE PRESIDENTS ARE ACTING ILLEGALLY----WE CAN RETURN TO A SOCIAL DEMOCRACY AND VOID THINGS LIKE TRANS PACIFIC TRADE PACT----AND INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ZONE POLICIES.
George W. Bush’s Impeachable Offenses
By Ivan Eland | Posted: Mon. December 19, 2005
Several recent presidents could have been impeached for selected unconstitutional or illegal actions during their presidencies. But the sitting president, George W. Bush, may win the prize for committing the most impeachable offenses of any recent president.
Yet when one thinks of bad behavior leading down the road to possible impeachment, Bill Clinton and Richard Nixon come to mind first. Although Bill Clinton was impeached for having sex with an intern and then lying about it to a grand jury, a better case could have been made to impeach him for conducting an unconstitutional war over Kosovo without approval by Congress. The articles of Nixon’s impeachment centered on his use of illegal surveillance methods against political opponents and obstruction of justice and contempt of Congress in covering it up. His launching of an unconstitutional war in Cambodia without congressional approval was equally serious, but was left out of the articles. Curiously, Lyndon Johnson, Nixon’s predecessor, also used illegal surveillance activities against political rivals, but was not impeached.
Ronald Reagan, who is now a celebrated past president and icon of conservatives, justifiably feared impeachment for the Iran-Contra affair. He knowingly violated the Arms Export Control Act, a criminal statute, and sold arms to radical supporters of terrorists. His administration also unconstitutionally violated a congressional prohibition on providing money and support to the Nicaraguan Contra fighters. The Reagan administration’s violation of the Boland Amendment stuck a knife in the heart of the checks and balances system in the U.S. Constitution by circumventing Congress’s most important power—the appropriation of public monies.
George W. Bush is following in the footsteps of his predecessors, but may have left more tracks. For starters, invading another country on false pretenses is grounds for impeachment. Also, the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution essentially says that the people have the right to be secure against unreasonable government searches and seizures and that no search warrants shall be issued without probable cause that a crime has been committed. And the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) requires that warrants for national security wiretaps be authorized by the secret FISA court. The law says that it is a crime for government officials to conduct electronic surveillance outside the exclusive purviews of that law or the criminal wiretap statute. President Bush’s authorization of the monitoring of Americans’ e-mails and phone calls by the National Security Agency (NSA) without even the minimal protection of FISA court warrants is clearly unconstitutional and illegal. Executive searches without judicial review violate the unique checks and balances that the nation’s founders created in the U.S. government and are a considerable threat to American liberty. Furthermore, surveillance of Americans by the NSA, an intelligence service rather than a law enforcement agency, is a regression to the practices of the Vietnam-era, when intelligence agencies were misused to spy on anti-war protesters—another impeachable violation of peoples’ constitutional rights by LBJ and Nixon.
President Bush defiantly admits initiating such flagrant domestic spying but contends that the Congress implicitly authorized such activities when it approved the use of force against al Qaeda and that such actions fit within his constitutional powers as commander-in-chief. But the founders never intended core principles of the Constitution to be suspended during wartime. In fact, they realized that it was in times of war and crisis that constitutional protections of the people were most at risk of usurpation by politicians, who purport to defend American freedom while actually undermining it.
The Bush administration’s FBI has also expanded its use of national security letters to examine the personal records of tens of thousands of Americans who are not suspected of being involved in terrorism or even illegal acts.
Apparently the president is also taking us back to the Vietnam era by monitoring anti-war protesters. Information on peaceful anti-war demonstrations has apparently found its way into Pentagon databases on possible threats to U.S. security.
Finally, the president’s policies on detainees in the “war on terror” probably qualify as impeachable offenses. The Bush administration decided that the “war on terror” exempted it from an unambiguous criminal law and international conventions (which are also the law of the land) preventing torture and inhumane treatment of prisoners. An American president permitting torture is both disgraceful and ineffective in getting good information from those held. Furthermore, the administration concocted the fictitious category of “enemy combatants” to deprive detainees of the legal protections of either the U.S. courts or “prisoner-of-war” status. The administration then tried to detain these enemy combatants, some of them American citizens, indefinitely without trial, access to counsel, or the right to have courts to review their cases.
All of these actions are part of President Bush’s attempt to expand the power of presidency during wartime—as if the imperial presidency hadn’t been expanded enough by his recent predecessors. President Bush usually gets the Attorney General or the White House Counsel to agree with his usurpation of congressional and judicial powers, but, of course, who in the executive is going to disagree with their boss? According to the Washington Post, the Bush administration describes the president’s war making power under the Constitution as “plenary”—meaning absolute. The founders would roll over in their graves at this interpretation of a document that was actually designed to limit the presidential war power, resulting from their revulsion at the way European monarchs easily took their countries to war and foisted the costs—in blood and treasure—on their people. Conservative Bob Barr, a former Congressman from Georgia who was quoted in the Post, said it best: “The American people are going to have to say, ‘Enough of this business of justifying everything as necessary for the war on terror.’ Either the Constitution and the laws of this country mean something or they don’t. It is truly frightening what is going on in this country.”
YOU CAN SEE HERE WHERE THE FED, WALL STREET, AND GLOBAL POLS ARE SIMPLY DOING AS WAS DONE WHEN THE GREAT DEPRESSION FROM MASSIVE BANKING FRAUD KILLED AMERICA A CENTURY AGO.
I like to say Reagan/Clinton set the golf tee and loaded golf ball and Bush/Obama slammed that loaded that loaded ball with all the fraud and corruption as hard as they could----making sure to reach every Federal agency and public trust and assets they could get.
When Bush and Obama allowed the FED's Greenspan to openly ignore what the entire nation saw as fraud----they aided and abetted crime. When Obama said to the American people----I SEE NO FRAUD ONLY GREED-----Obama was aiding and abetting crime. Our elected politicians at all levels---Congress, state assemblies, city halls are bound by law to fight this corruption and impeach these executives breaking the laws. PRESIDENTS, GOVERNORS, AND MAYORS are the ones captured by these global Wall Street corporations.
ANYTHING AN EXECUTIVE POLITICIAN WHO AIDS AND ABETS CRIME SIGNS INTO LAW OR ANYONE APPOINTED BY THESE EXECUTIVES HOLD NO ACCOUNT UNDER RULE OF LAW.
Everyone knows what this article says is true-----our politicians are aiding and abetting crime and all their legacies can be reversed.
Big Banks Conspiracy is destroying America
Published: Aug 7, 2013 12:01 a.m. ET
Commentary: All markets manipulated, capitalism getting killed
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (MarketWatch) --
Imagine 100 Goldman Sachs banks running America and the world. It’s happening. Forget politicians, Big Banks rule the world.
Today every bank is a Goldman Sachs wannabe.It was just a few years ago in “The Great American Bubble Machine,” a Rolling Stone feature, that Goldman was indicted by Matt Taibbi: “The first thing you need to know about Goldman Sachs is that it’s everywhere. The world’s most powerful investment bank is a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money.”
Yes, till recently Goldman Sachs was boss, everywhere, the “world’s most powerful bank.” Taibbi: “From tech stocks to high gas prices, Goldman Sachs has engineered every major market manipulation since the Great Depression.” What an indictment.
Today every bank in the world is a Goldman wannabe. That’s capitalism at its peak. All competing to be the world’s most powerful bank. Seriously, look around: Your world really is dominated by this amazing new innovation emerging from capitalism — a bizarre conspiracy of Big Banks, maybe a hundred Goldman wannabes. These new Big Bank capitalists are rewriting the history of the world.
But we’re getting ahead of the story. Let’s review Goldman Sachs role in creating this new Big Banks Conspiracy.
Goldman Sachs, now the role-model for all global Big BanksIn “The Great Bubble Machine,” Taibbi says Goldman was the mastermind behind every great bubble in American history since it was founded in 1869 by Marcus Goldman and his son-in-law Samuel Sachs. Yes, one bank gets blamed for America’s amazing history: Bubble 1: the Great Depression. 2: tech stocks. 3: the housing craze. 4: $4 a gallon gas. 5: rigging the bailout ... and now the latest Bubble 6: Global Warming.
Example: early on in this indictment, Taibbi focused on a chapter in John Kenneth Galbraith’s classic “The Great Crash, 1929,” titled “In Goldman Sachs We Trust” where the Harvard economist singles out Goldman’s “Blue Ridge and Shenandoah trusts as classic examples of the insanity of leverage-based investment. The trusts, he wrote, were a major cause of the market’s historic crash; in today’s dollars, the losses the bank suffered totaled $475 billion.”
That’s almost a half trillion in today’s dollars, prompting Galbraith to add: “It is difficult not to marvel at the imagination which was implicit in this gargantuan insanity ... If there must be madness, something may be said for having it on a heroic scale.”
That’s Goldman Sachs key to success, crazy like a big fox, a mad money machine, an awesome Bubble Machine, making history, dominating the world from America.
Goldman Sachs mantra for domination: ‘Madness on a heroic scale’Yes, Goldman Sachs’s reputation for over a century has been grown with this “madness on a heroic scale,” winning big because of its “gargantuan insanity,” constantly pushing the boundaries of ethics, integrity and morality while year after year since 1869 this “great vampire squid” keeps winning big.
So Goldman Sachs is the gold standard against which all other banks must compete, the front-runner in profits and wealth creation, the role model that defined the moral code necessary for competing in today’s financial world.
Goldman possesses a certain bold madness and borderline ethical behavior that today has not only been adopted by all its competitors on Wall Street but has also become the moral code running the collective brain of capitalists everywhere, corporate CEOs and Washington politicians.
And today it is being rapidly adopted by business and political leaders across the developed world, wannabes all competing, fighting to be the next Goldman Sachs.
A LITTLE MORE BALANCE AND A LITTLE LESS GLOBAL CORPORATE AND WEALTH FOR AN AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL DEMOCRACY FOLKS.
Below we see the makeup of the Supreme Court in line to install all of the Trans Pacific Trade Pact and International Economic Zone laws ending US national sovereignty and our US Constitutional rights as citizens. All are Roman Catholic----the most right wing of Catholic----and Jewish----the most global corporate and Wall Street friendly.
This would be pigeon-holing or discrimination if we have not watched to where things are going. A Supreme Court of law does not recognize open criminal activity in government and corporations. It would be the first to shout for impeachment of both Bush and Obama if it was not filled with people having a vision of NEW WORLD ORDER.
So, as we see the Bush/Obama appointments can be VOIDED because of their criminal activities of AIDING AND ABETTING----and since the Reagan/Clinton appointments are aging off the court---
WE THE PEOPLE CAN REVERSE ALL THIS GLOBAL CORPORATE/BANKING WEALTH JUDICIAL SYSTEM.
The American Constitution with Magna Carte and WE THE PEOPLE as legislators and a social democracy will not work with an austere Catholicism and a very naked capitalist Jewish banking Supreme Court.
WE SIMPLY GET THE DARK AGES WITH THE RICH AS ROMAN EMPIRE CONQUERORS.
John G. Roberts, Jr..............GWBush...............2005
Associate Justices by Year
Ruth Bader Ginsburg............Clinton.................1993
Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr..................................Roman Catholic
Justice Antonin Scalia................................................Roman Catholic
Justice Anthony Kennedy............................................Roman Catholic
Justice Clarence Thomas............................................Roman Catholic
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.......................................Jewish
Justice Stephen Breyer...............................................Jewish
Justice Samuel Alito..................................................Roman Catholic
Justice Sonia Sotomayor............................................Roman Catholic
Justice Elena Kagan...................................................Jewish
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
More Fraud in the Municipal Bond Market
Another aspect of the municipal bond market is being examined for manipulation.
I posted recently on how the auctions for municipal bonds were rigged and how the big banks gauged the municipalities with interest rate swaps.
For an excellent detailed analysis of how the municipal bond market was rigged see Taibbi
Now The New York Times is announcing that the municipal market data index (MMD) is being examined for manipulation.
I honestly cannot tell if this index is discussed by Taibbi in his account of bid rigging in the municipal market or if this is yet another type of manipulation.
Taibbi looked at how the banks were essentially divvying up the municipal bonds in fake auctions.
The MMD discussed in The New York Times article may be the index that was used to justify the interest rates the banks payed in the rigged auctions. I cannot tell from this article or from the Taibbi one:
Muni Rates Examined for Signs of Rigging
By NATHANIEL POPPER
Published: July 30, 2012
[Excerpt] The scrutiny of the M.M.D. rates comes as a number of other events are drawing attention to the transparency and fairness of the municipal bond market. On Monday, three former bankers at UBS went on trial in Manhattan on charges that they had colluded to steer municipal bond transactions to specific banks in exchange for kickbacks
Thomson Reuters, which owns Municipal Market Data, said on Monday that it “has been involved in discussions with regulators” about the rates, which influence the prices of bonds and derivatives in the $3 trillion municipal bond market.
The company released the statement after the municipal bond industry’s self-regulator, the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board, said that its board was “concerned about the transparency” behind the creation of a few indexes used to set prices in the municipal bond market, the most important of which is the M.M.D. index.
The M.M.D. rates influence a much smaller market than Libor, but it is one that is crucial to how cities and states across America borrow money to maintain roads and bridges and provide essential services such as public education.
The rates are compiled and issued each afternoon by Thomson Reuters using a proprietary method that includes input from banks that buy and sell municipal bonds, industry participants said, though Thomson Reuters does not publicly explain its method…
Majia here: The corruption is never ending. The entire financial system is built on and operates through corruption. The entire system needs to be REPLACED.
For background on Libor see my post here:
Posted by Majia's Blog at 10:06 AM
Below you see the Republicans in Congress doing all the heavy work in impeaching a President for what are really really good reasons to impeach. CONGRESS IS REQUIRED TO IMPEACH BUSH AND OBAMA BECAUSE THEY ARE ACTING ILLEGALLY IN DISREGARDING CONSTITUTIONAL LAW.
The Democratic base of labor and justice is hurt most in all these Bush/Obama illegal actions and you hear nothing from our Congressional Democrats ----BECAUSE THEY ARE CLINTON NEO-LIBERALS TAG TEAM TO BUSH NEO-CONS.
80% of the Democratic base of labor and justice is being silenced because they are allowing the party to be controlled by Clinton/Obama neo-liberals who are openly flaunting the dismantlement of our US Constitutional rights and US sovereignty.
So, this list of impeachable offenses should include------ignoring all Equal Protection and Rule of Law Constitutional laws for WE THE PEOPLE. It should include failure to recover massive corporate fraud and instead pretend to need 'austerity' to break down our Federal programs and public trusts. It should include deliberately placing the American people in harms way with FED and US Treasury using our sovereign bonds in massive frauds. If Republican Congressional pols stand up for their constitutents and violations to their rights----WHY ARE NOT OUR DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS PEOPLE?
WAKE UP! THIS IS A FIGHT BOTH DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS SHOULD BE MAKING! EDUCATE ON PUBLIC POLICY AND STOP LISTENING TO THESE CRIMINAL CLINTON/OBAMA NEO-LIBERALS!
THESE 2016 ELECTIONS REALLY MATTER! GET ENGAGED!
100 Reasons To Impeach Barack Obama
August 29, 2013
August 29, 2013
There is a growing groundswell within American Republican and Tea Party ranks that impeachment proceedings should be initiated against President Obama on a whole list of violations of the Constitution and the War Powers Act. ~ Peter Paton
Congressmen Allen West of Florida (R-Florida) and Darrell Issa (R- California) have consistently and loudly criticized the president for overstepping the political mark and bypassing Congress’s approval on a whole range of dubious policies and issues: and the recent Obama attack on the Supreme Court of Justice and the Russian ” Open Mic ” gaffe on National Security, leads to one question…
Is Barack Obama making his own case for impeachment? Obama did not become the Democratic nominee for President without the help of several leaders of the Democratic Party who knew that he was not eligible for office
Listed below are the One Hundred Articles of Impeachment.
1. Appointment of a “shadow government” of some 35+ individuals termed “czars” who are not confirmed by the Senate and respond only to the president, yet have overarching regulatory powers – a clear violation of the separation of powers concept. Obama bypassed the Senate with many of his appointments of over 35 “czars.”
2. No congressional support for Libyan action (violation of the War Powers Act ). Obama lied to the American people when he said that there were no US troops on the ground in Libya and then later said they were only “logistical troops.” Obama violated the War Powers Act of 1973 by conducting a war against Libya without Congressional authorization.
3. Betraying of allies ( Israel and Great Britain. Obama has placed the security of our most trusted ally in the Middle East, Israel, in danger while increasing funding to the Palestinian Authority (Fatah, just another Islamic terrorist group) whilst they have enjoined a reconciliation pact with long-standing terrorist group Hamas and the disclosure of British nuclear secrets to the Russians in the Start Treaty. Obama gave missile codes to British Trident missiles to Russia.
4. Backdoor implementation of the DREAM Act which would grant 22 million illegals amnesty. Obama passed the Dream Act through an executive order, bypassing Congress again. DREAM is: Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors
5. Telegraphing troop reductions to enemies – against the consult of his experienced field commanders – while embracing negotiations with our enemy, the Taliban, and recognizing another, the Muslim Brotherhood.
(Article continues on next page.)
The article states the obvious? So, why did our Democratic Congress people not join the Republicans to impeach? The same reason Republican Congress people did not move to impeach Bush -----neo-cons controlling the Republican Party and neo-liberals controlling the Democratic Party both want global corporate rule to dismantle all US Constitutional and WE THE PEOPLE laws.
Article II 12:54 PM Jul 30, 2014
Democrats Are Way More Obsessed With Impeachment Than Republicans
By Nate Silver
Participants in “Overpasses for Obama’s Impeachment” stand on an Interstate 75 overpass in Chattanooga, Tennessee, last fall.
Angela Lewis / Chattanooga Times Free Press / AP
House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday that Republicans have no plans to impeach President Obama, and that all the impeachment talk was driven by Democrats hoping to stir up their base.
Boehner’s statement isn’t literally true: There have been mentions of impeachment around the edges of the GOP and by some Republican members of Congress. But on the whole, Democrats are spending a lot more time talking about impeachment than Republicans.
Consider, for example, the Sunlight Foundation’s Capitol Words database, which tracks words spoken in the House and Senate. So far in July, there have been 10 mentions of the term “impeachment” in Congress and four others of the term “impeach.” Eleven of the 14 mentions have been made by Democratic rather than Republican members of Congress, however.
Impeachment chatter has also become common on cable news. On Fox News this month, Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor, called for Obama’s impeachment, for instance. But for every mention of impeachment on Fox News in July, there have been five on liberal-leaning MSNBC.
This data comes from a Lexis-Nexis search of transcripts on each network. It counts each mention of the words “impeach” or “impeachment.” The terms were used 32 times in a single episode of MSNBC’s “The Ed Show” on Monday. (Ordinarily, I’d adjust for the overall volume of words spoken on each network, but I know from my previous research that MSNBC and Fox News have about the same number of words recorded in Lexis-Nexis.)
The scoreboard so far in July: Fox News has 95 mentions of impeachment, and MSNBC 448. That works out to about 2.7 mentions per hour of original programming on MSNBC, or once every 22 minutes. (This data is as of late Tuesday afternoon.)
MSNBC hasn’t become quite as obsessed with impeachment as CNN was with Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, but it may be getting there. Impeachment mentions on MSNBC increased sixfold from May to July. Overall, since Jan. 1, MSNBC has mentioned impeachment 905 times to Fox News’s 213.
Some of the impeachment discussion from Democratic politicians and liberal commentators has a kind of a Br’er Rabbit quality. “Only please, Br’er Republicans, don’t impeach President Obama!” they say. But Democrats know such a move would be highly unpopular with the public and might be one of the few things that would revive their long-shot chances of recapturing the House of Representatives in November. In the meantime, Democrats have raised a bundle of money — at least $2.1 million — through emails like these:
The Democrats’ strategy has a parallel in 2006. That year, Republicans tried to rally their base around purported Democratic threats to impeach President George W. Bush. Back then, Fox News was more likely to invoke the specter of impeachment, with 374 mentions of the term from Jan. 1 to July 29, 2006, compared with MSNBC’s 206.
I wanted to include this article below because it is the christian right's response to a George Bush and his faith-based policies designed to break down our public sector. Now, this christian right individual knew in 2001 to where all this would lead----and he was right.
In Baltimore we see advertisement from this christian right calling what I call return to the DARK AGES-----Armageddon. It is really just as assault on our modern system of Constitutional governance. The christian right has always had problems with the Catholic Church and a Pope ---
So, we know the christian right saw right away Bush's ruse of being born-again christian-----as he appointed all Roman Catholic Supreme Court justices. The christian right also saw how this movement of Federal funds to religious institutions would corrupt these churches---AND IT DID.
The social Democrats at this time of Bush and now Obama pushing faith-based funding did the same is this christian right----they shouted as I am now----SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE ----you cannot move the church into our public sector with Federal, state, and local taxes. We didn't hear the democratic base shouting this because the Clinton neo-liberals silenced this voice----and allowed Obama to super-size this process on the road to the DARK AGES.
THIS WAS WHAT ALLOWED THE NEO-CONS AND NEO-LIBERALS TO DIVIDE AND CONQUER=====WE ALLOWED THEM TO MAKE THE CHRISTIAN RIGHT SOUND LIKE CRAZY PEOPLE WHILE THEY WERE MAKING THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIAL DEMOCRATS SOUND LIKE RADICALS.
This article is long but please glance through----it shows how both Republicans and Democrats are seeing the dismantling of what it means to be American and having a Constitution.
Title: PRESIDENT BUSH'S PLAN TO DOLE OUT FEDERAL MONEY TO FAITH-BASED MINISTRIES IS A TROJAN HORSE THREAT TO WEAKEN AND DESTROY TRUE CHURCHES!
Subtitle: The United Nations has been emphasizing 'Faith-Based" charitable giving for some time now, but American churches would never fall for this control trap if it came from President Clinton. However, we might accept such a trap from "one of our own", Born-Again President Bush!
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NEWS BRIEF: "Bush Fleshes Out Details of Proposal to Expand Aid to Religious Organizations", by Marc Lacey with Laurie Goodstein, The New York Times On The Web, January 31, 2001.
"Washington, January 30 -- President Bush began filling in the details today of his plan to direct significantly more federal money to religious groups that provide social services to the needy. Mr. Bush outlined a series of tax changes to encourage charitable giving to religious and other community organizations. He also announced new federal grants to support organizations — particularly religious groups — that rehabilitate inmates, mentor the children of prisoners and provide housing for pregnant single women."
"The centerpiece of Mr. Bush's effort, a proposal to put religious groups on an equal footing with other organizations in pursuing billions of dollars in federal grants, remained a work in progress ... White House aides said the program would amount to a significant expansion of the 'charitable choice' provisions in the 1996 welfare reform law that allowed religious groups to compete for some government funds."
On the surface, this idea sounds great! How many times have Christian churches and charities moaned and groaned over the way in which the godless Federal Government was funding godless charitable organizations, who sought not to aid the needy both spiritually and materially, but only materially. Indeed, history shows that Illuminist President Franklin D. Roosevelt deliberately created Federal programs early in his Administration that literally put private Christian charities out of business. The needy person on the street could come in to the government shelter, get warm and get fed without having to listen to a Bible study or the Gospel while doing so! What unsaved needy person would not take advantage of such a government program. This historic fact is the reason it did not take many years for the godless Federal Government to put Christian-based shelters out of business.
Further, Christians have agonized over the way in which government-funded godless charities consistently seem to get in trouble over embezzling the money the Federal Government gave them. Surely, we say, Christians would never misappropriate the money should we ever get the opportunity.
Well, it seems that "born-again" President George W. Bush is riding to the rescue. He is proposing to include Christian charities in the group of charitable organizations serving the poor, the needy, and the addicted. Wow! Christian groups are finally going to be able to participate in the national effort to reach such people. Thank God for President Bush in his Christian-based charitable effort.
But, wait a minute. The wording of Bush's initiative is not "Christian-based", but "Faith-based". Is there a difference, you might ask? You bet your bottom dollar there is a difference, and it is a huge one. Bush will allow all faith-based religious organizations to line up at the Federal feeding trough, not just Christian. If you have any doubts about this assertion, just read further in this New York Times article.
"Aides said they intended to allow any religious group, including controversial organizations like the Church of Scientology and the Nation of Islam, to compete for government money if their social services programs had proven results. 'Groups will be judged on their performance, not on their faith,' said an administration official working on the issue. 'They will be asked, `What's your system of evaluation? Are you reducing teenage drug abuse?' Mr. Bush also intends to create a multibillion-dollar 'compassion capital fund' to help small charities, including religious groups, compete for federal money, White House officials said."
Now, we are getting a little bit different slant on this issue, aren't we? President Bush is not advocating a Christian initiative, but an Ecumenical initiative! In other words, even as the world is rushing to form the One-World Ecumenical Church that will openly embrace both the False Prophet and the Antichrist, Bush is proposing a distinctly Ecumenical program!
The timing of this proposal is also suspicious, as the United Nations has recently been pushing for a similar "faith-based" initiative in aiding the poor and needy. Listen to the warning from Paul Proctor:
"... the UN's desire for these partnerships called "faith-based organizations" IS THE VERY REASON George 'born-again' Bush is now sitting in the White House. This scam could never have been pulled off with the likes of Bill Clinton or Al Gore due to the obvious disdain and distrust evangelical Christians had for them. No, it was going to take ONE OF THEIR OWN to convince them that it is God's will they surrender their conscience and convictions for the collective. Behold the consensus of a One-World Religion and it's new facilitator from Austin, Texas! ["Faith-Based Organizations: The Trap Is Set", by Paul Proctor; Emphasis in the original].
TROJAN HORSE TACTIC REVISITED
Folks, what we have here is another Trojan Horse tactic, aimed squarely at the well-meaning, genuine Christian person, his church, and his charitable organization.
For those of you who attended Public Schools, let me re-educate you as to the historic facts concerning the Trojan Horse. The year was 1275 B.C. and the ancient Greeks were besieging the city of Troy. For 10 years the Trojans and the invading Greeks fought many heroic but inconclusive battles. Finally the Greeks built a large -- a huge -- wooden horse, ostensibly a gift for the Trojans. A number of Greek warriors hid inside it and the Greeks returned to their ships, pretending to sail home. The Trojans wheeled the horse inside the city and that night the warriors opened the gates of Troy for their fellow Greeks, who had sneaked back from the ships during the cover of night. When the troops inside the Trojan Horse surprised the gatekeepers from within, they opened the gates for the Greek force outside, who then conquered the city. [Compton's Home Library, The Complete Reference Collection]
Here is the Trojan Horse of this plan of President Bush to open the money floodgates to "Faith-based" charity organizations. I would like to offer two explanations of this trick, first from Paul Proctor, quoted above, and from a born again Christian who has been involved with the administration of federal grants.
First, let Mr. Proctor give his opinion: "... government charity is an oxymoron. And receiving it through the church doesn't make it any more benevolent. Sure it sounds good to spiritual simpletons and socialist bureaucrats. But so does an ice-cold beer to an alcoholic ... I'm not advocating that we keep God out of the government but rather keep government, it's money and it's social programs out of the church. There are solid biblical reasons for it and common sense ought to tell Christians to resist such bribery and extortion. Anyone who has ever received federal funding KNOWS that there are strings attached. And those strings will be the CHAINS OF HELL for any congregation that willingly accepts them. The federal government does not give out cash without cost. When a group or organization goes into business with Uncle Sam they are REQUIRED BY LAW to practice HIS religion. And just in case you've been on sabbatical for the last half-century, Brother Sammy's been attending church over at the United Nations. What I'm talking about here is surrendering to the gods of globalism and their socialist religion of political correctness whose first and greatest commandment is THOU SHALT NOT SPEAK AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT THY GOD OR ANYONE WHO SERVES HIM." [Proctor, Ibid., Emphasis was in the original]
Thus, we should be smart enough to know that, when Federal or State governments hand out money, they will ultimately start demanding certain standards to keep on getting the money. They may demand that Christian churches stop teaching that Jesus Christ is Lord, or may demand that they stop teaching certain other core doctrinal positions.
But, governments will never place demands on non-Christian faith-based organizations, because they are not true to Jesus Christ, if they serve him at all. Certainly, no Hindu or Muslim group will ever get any harsh demands from the government, because they are not Christian. Likewise, no Liberal "Christian" church will ever get harsh demands they cannot meet, because they have moved so far away from the truth of the Bible, whatever standards are demanded will be fully accepted. My research has demonstrated, time and time again, that all religions are fully accepted within the coming New World Order Religion of Antichrist, except for one -- true Fundamental Christianity.
But, Paul Proctor states strongly that many churches will get in deep trouble even apart from the inevitable demands that will come. "Many churches have already been compromised into condemnation by choosing the church/state partnership of incorporation to gain the blessings and protection of the Lord their Government." [Ibid.]
THE SECOND VIEW -- FROM A STATE OFFICIAL
Now, let us listen to this state official, a born again Christian: "There are several federal grant programs used mostly by non-profit organizations. It has become obvious that in many cases, these federal grants have established a new form of welfare. Many non-profit organizations now depend on the federal money just to stay in business."
"And, it is getting more and more political -- many recipients don't want to abide by the federal rules and regulations set up by Congress for the grant program and by the Office of Management and Budget for financial accountability. There are many organizations who want to use the money the way they see fit; it is basically nobody's business how they use the money; i.e., they do not want to be held accountable as to how they spend taxpayers' money -- this is an increasingly growing attitude."
So, this lady has seen some non-profit organizations take federal and state money, and then develop strategies to fraudulently spend the funds. Some of them try to refuse to abide by the regulations mandated by law, and then attempt to hide their illegal activities. But, churches would never get caught in this web of deceit, right? Listen:
"... if they get the churches hooked into this new form of welfare, you are exactly right [that the government could begin issuing demands that churches would be reluctant to meet]. Plus, every crooked person in the churches goes after the money first. And, basically will destroy the Christian testimony. I've seen that happen. Our staff in Accounts Payables nicknamed one Christian organization, 'THE CROOKS'. That hurts!"
Therefore, she has seen, firsthand, Christian leaders and/or Christian members of churches, be corrupted by the temptation of such huge sums of money flowing through the church, or potentially flowing through the church. As she said, it "basically will destroy the Christian testimony".
This is exactly the gist of what we are warning. The program President Bush is setting up will contain very specific dangers to true Christian churches in several areas. Let us review these areas of danger:
1. After a while, Federal and State governments will issue regulations to the churches as to what they can, and cannot, teach if they are going to continue receiving funds. At this point, the ministry will have to decide whether they are going to give up the funds so they can be true to Jesus Christ, or whether they are going to knuckle under to the pressure to stop teaching the key doctrines which Illuminists find offensive. Of course, if they refuse to accede to the government's demands, the church may have to lay off workers, close a building down, or take other actions they may find very distasteful.
2. In dealing with the Federal and State governments, a church may be slowly drawn into the Ecumenical Movement that is bringing the entire world closer and closer to Antichrist and his One-World Church.
3. Church leadership and membership will be so tempted to siphon off just a little of the flood of government dollars flowing through church coffers. This Christian lady is absolutely correct in her personal observations; she has personally seen the temptation to take just a tiny bit of the monies flowing in. Soon, Christian pastors, deacons, and other leaders will be publicly arrested and tried for defrauding the government, resulting in the loss of faith in Christian churches in the community. The "Christian witness" will be absolutely destroyed.
President George W. Bush is laying a huge trap for true, genuine Christian Churches in this plan to allow "Faith-based" charitable organizations to "compete" for Federal dollars. Huge amounts of money corrupt even good men and good organizations. We really fear this plan is a well-conceived trap, and one from which true Christian organizations should stay far, far away.
Truly, the deception gets even better and more sophisticated, just as the Lord Jesus stated in Matthew 24:24, "For false Christs and false prophets will arise, and will show great signs and wonders, so as to deceive and lead astray, if possible, the very elect." [Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary]
Are you spiritually ready? Is your family? Are you adequately protecting your loved ones? This is the reason for this ministry, to enable you to first understand the peril facing you, and then help you develop strategies to warn and protect your loved ones. Once you have been thoroughly trained, you can also use your knowledge as a means to open the door of discussion with an unsaved person. I have been able to use it many times, and have seen people come to Jesus Christ as a result. These perilous times are also a time when we can reach many souls for Jesus Christ, making an eternal difference.
If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, but have been very lukewarm in your spiritual walk with Him, you need to immediately ask Him for forgiveness and for renewal. He will instantly forgive you, and fill your heart with the joy of the Holy Spirit. Then, you need to begin a daily walk of prayer and personal Bible Study.
If you have never accepted Jesus Christ as Savior, but have come to realize His reality and the approaching End of the Age, and want to accept His FREE Gift of Eternal Life, you can also do so now, in the privacy of your home. Once you accept Him as Savior, you are spiritually Born Again, and are as assured of Heaven as if you were already there. Then, you can rest assured that the Kingdom of Antichrist will not touch you spiritually.
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