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And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth: And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God. (Deuteronomy 28:1,2)

It is clear in Scripture that the zealous execution of Christian magistracy by Covenant Heads, in the Church and in the State, turns back the wrath of God. In fact, this is an underlying theme throughout the entire Bible. A study of the books of Judges (see Richard Rogers below) and Micah (see John Calvin's commentary below) reveals that Christian Magistracy turns back the wrath of God. If terrorism within the borders of the United States of America is seen as the wrath of God punishing a wayward people, then zealous execution of Christian Magistracy, by leaders in the Church and by leaders in the State, is the biblical solution to the problem of domestic terrorism, as well as the solution to the myriad of other serious problems besetting our declining society.

In the final analysis, all modern ills, spiritual and temporal, are traceable to our continuing departure from the principles of the Second Reformation. . . . In particular, I am convinced that the Lord will not bless a church at peace with his enemies. Our departure from truth has led to our undernourished condition as a church; truth, as Thornwell argued, is the only food that the soul can digest.
It does no good to blame society or the church for our deficiencies before the Lord because Christ holds men, not churches and states, accountable. In the words of Hugh Miller, "Churches, however false and detestable, are never to be summoned to the bar of judgment. . . . To Christ, as his head and king, must every man render an account."
The great heresy of our times is that all men are children of God. Those within the church have lost their identity as a people of God, united in spirit and purpose. We have adopted the half-truths of our fathers for which Judah faced punishment: Because they have despised the law of the Lord, and have not kept his commandments, and their lies caused them to err, after which their fathers have walked. (Amos 2:4b). Nevertheless, Christ loves his church, and he will see to it that his bride is prepared (Ephesians 5:27), for the great banquet. Base on the history of God's people, the needed corrections will result from either prayer or persecution, leading the people to renew their covenant promises. Let us pray that God's kingdom come, and let us covenant to fulfill our obligations to be his people. When persecution comes, let us pray that we would stand as firm as did the Scottish Covenanters. When covenanting comes, let us praise the Lord, for only in him will we stand firm. Let us ever strive to make it possible for our children to utter one of James Nisbet's praises, "O my soul! Bless and praise the Lord that I was born in a land where the glad tidings of the everlasting gospel are published and pressed with so much purity and plainness." This should be our prayer, Turn us again, O God, and cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved." (Psalm 80:3) -- Edwin Nisbet Moore from the conclusion to Our Covenant Heritage: The Covenanters' Struggle for Unity in Truth

The Moral Basis of a Free Society, Steve Forbes
Americans have always defined true freedom as an environment in which one may resist evil and do what is right, noble, and good without fear of reprisal. It is the presence of justice tempered with mercy. It is a rule of law based on fundamental moral truths that are easily understood and fairly and effectively administered. It offers individuals and families equal opportunity to better their lives morally, spiritually, intellectually, and economically.
Freedom, in other words, is neither a commodity for dictators to distribute and deny at will nor a moral, spiritual, or political vacuum in which anything goes. Freedom is a priceless treasure that the state is supposed to safeguard. Why? Because human beings have an intrinsic right to be free, a right that comes not from the state but from God. To the Founding Fathers, this was a 'self-evident' truth. It is the essence of the American experiment in self-government.
The Founders, even those most suspicious of organized religion, believed that man's place in the universe was no accident -- that man himself and the world in which he lived were created and sustained by a just and loving God. "It is impossible to account for the creation of the universe without the agency of a Supreme Being," wrote George Washington, "and it is impossible to govern the universe without the aid of a Supreme Being." James Madison put it this way: "The belief in a God All Powerful, wise and good, is so essential to the moral order of the World and to the happiness of man, that arguments which enforce it cannot be drawn from too many sources."
http://www.policyreview.org/nov97/moral.html

Bad men cannot make good citizens. It is impossible that a nation of infidels or idolaters should be a nation of freemen. It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains. A vitiated [defective] state of morals, a corrupted public conscience, are incompatible with freedom. -- Patrick Henry

True, the State as the policeman can be corrupt; in fact, if the society as a whole is corrupt, the state will also be corrupt. In a healthy and godly society, the state will function successfully to restrain the minority of evil-doers. The key to the situation is not the State but the religious health of the society. -- R.J. Rushdoony, in Institutes of Biblical Law, p. 470

I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. . . . corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed. -- U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, Nov. 21, 1864 (letter to Col. William F. Elkins) Ref: The Lincoln Encyclopedia, Archer H. Shaw (Macmillan, 1950, NY)

We have been living through days that try the soul of the nation and test the resiliency of the Republic. We are all troubled by the continual erosion of the American people's faith and trust in their leadership in all parts of life.
We witness a country torn apart with division and lacking the spiritual foundation that would restore its vision and purpose. We, as a people, through our own acquiescence to corruption and waste, have helped to create a moral abyss that produces a disdain for honesty and humility in high levels of national leadership.
Those of us who hold positions of leadership, and the people whom we represent, must confront these tragic affairs and learn their meaning for us as a Nation. These are not matters that can be covered up in the hope they will be forgotten, even though it is always easier to hide our wounds than to heal them.
It is more comfortable to believe in the spiritual symbols of righteousness than to acknowledge the reality and presence of evil, in ourselves and in our corporate life. So we become adroit at manipulation of religious impulses in our land to sanctify our national life.
We tend to put our country beyond the reach of God's judgment. The words on the back of our Great seal read, "God hath ordained our undertakings." Our money is emblazoned with "In God We Trust." Our leaders solemnly invoke the name of God in their political speeches. We earnestly want to believe that ours is God's chosen land, that we are his chosen people, and that the leaders we have are divinely chosen and given special wisdom.
This impulse is born out of our own lives. We would rather believe that we merit God's blessing than admit that we stand under His judgment, and in need of His forgiveness. But however difficult it is to admit our sin, the evidence of it is all around us, in the personal dilemmas of our lives and in the crises that afflict our Nation. Saint John reminds us that "If we refuse to admit that we are sinners, then we live in a world of illusion and truth becomes a stranger to us" (I John 1:18). Continued belief in national self-righteousness, therefore, no matter what we as a Nation do, only leads us into greater peril.
We acknowledge that God requires justice, but we have tended to turn our corporate backs to the injustices of racism that continue to threaten the very fabric of our society. We condone by our inaction inhuman conditions in our cities and rural areas where millions are trapped in ever deepening ruts of poverty.
We have become gluttons of the world's resources at a time when much of the world does not know the source of its next meal. This Nation, composing only 6 percent of the world's population, last year consumed 40 percent of all energy used on this planet.
Many believe that our security comes through our materialism, our wealth, and our gross national product. So we despoil our environment and neglect the quality of man's spirit in order to expand our materialistic self-indulgence.
We are now capable of destroying most of the world's population in a few moments through the power of nuclear warfare. We operate on the assumption that human life is expendable, and rationalize this axiom on the sole basis that this is what our enemy believes, so this must be our belief also.
We are in need of repentance. Our claims of righteousness, as individuals, and as a Nation, deceive only ourselves. We should remember the words of the prophet Amos: "I hate, I despise your feasts, and your solemn assemblies, I will not accept them: neither will I regard the peace offerings of your fat beasts. Take away from me the noise of your songs, for I will not hear the melody of your viols. But let justice roll down like water, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream" (Amos 5:21-24).
President Abraham Lincoln had a profound sense of the sovereignty of God. He knew how the Nation stood accountable to God's judgment. In the midst of the Civil War, the U.S. Senate requested, and Lincoln responded on three separate occasions to a resolution setting aside a day for national humiliation, fasting and prayer.
One such occasion was on April 30. 1863, three months after the Emancipation proclamation, and three months before the battle of Gettysburg. The resolution grew out of bitter disappointments and dark days of 1863, the crushing defeat at Fredericksburg only a few days past. The whole land was burdened with taxes, stricken with sorrow, and harrowed by treason. Public credit had reached the lowest point in our history as a result of an ever-increasing national debt. Many regiments in the army of the Potomac had gone without pay for six months. Its morale was lost and six hundred desertions were reported daily. Any hope for an early end to the hostilities had been virtually destroyed. Northern newspapers were demanding peace at any price. Horace Greeley reflected national sentiment when he sent the President a note: "I venture to remind you that the bleeding, bankrupt, almost dying country longs for peace."
Seeing the effects of a Nation torn apart, President Lincoln did not appeal to any pretentious image of national self-righteousness; rather, he called the Nation to repentance. He believed that only through the acknowledgement of our corporate guilt and confession of national sins that the country could regain its national purpose and unity. Lincoln recognized that though the Nation had prospered, "we have forgotten God." Because the Nation had begun to believe that it had flourished through its own superior wisdom and virtue, Lincoln stated, "It behooves us…to humble ourselves before the offended Power, to confess our national sins, and pray for clemency and forgiveness."
Today our Nation has once again been torn apart by a crisis from which there appears little relief. Our refusal to acknowledge our dependence and need for a Power beyond ourselves has severely damaged our national soul. I believe that only a national confession of corporate guilt can save us from the worship of our own finite power and the tragedies that this worship creates. Therefore, today I am introducing a Congressional Joint Resolution calling for a National Day for Humiliation, Fasting and prayer. This resolution is modeled after that declared by Abraham Lincoln on April 30, 1863, and incorporates much of his original wording.
I would suggest that April 30, 1974 be chosen for that day, which would coincide with the same date when President Lincoln issued his historic Proclamation. Our Government and the other institutions of our society would all cease business as usual, as I envision it, so that we all would be free to consider actions appropriate to a time that would symbolize national repentance.
It is my firm conviction that a genuine spirit of repentance, infecting the climate of our Nation at all levels, can heal the wounds that presently afflict us. Reconciliation of the divisions and animosities that exist among our people can occur once there is a mutual acknowledgement of this need for contrition, which allows human compassion to grow.
There is hope for a land and a people who have the capacity to recognize their sins and their faults and turn from them. Repentance means precisely this -- to turn the other way. In so doing, we recognize that past events and present conditions cannot be rationalized or justified; rather, they must be repented of, so a whole new way can be sought. This is how individuals and how our land as a whole can seek authentic renewal and transformation. -- Senator Mark O. Hatfield, remarks offered on the floor of the U.S. Senate, December 20, 1973, as he introduced a Resolution calling for the observance of April 30, 1974, as a National Day of Humiliation, Fasting and Prayer

*Owen, John (1616-1683), God's Presence With a People the Spring of Their Prosperity; With Their Special Interest in Abiding in Him. Alternate title: "GOD'S PRESENCE WITH A PEOPLE, THE SPRING OF THEIR PROSPERITY; WITH THEIR SPECIALL INTEREST IN ABIDING WITH HIM. A SERMON, PREACHED TO THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, AND IRELAND, AT WESTMINSTER, OCTOB. 30. 1656. A DAY OF SOLEMN HUMILIATION. BY JOHN OWEN, D.D. A SERVANT OF JESUS CHRIST, IN THE WORK OF THE GOSPEL. PRINTED BY ORDER OF PARLIAMENT, 1656. A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #25. Available in various editions of THE COMPLETE WORKS OF JOHN OWEN. Available in THE COMPLETE WORKS OF JOHN OWEN, VOL. 8, SERMONS TO THE NATION, sermon 11.
http://johnowenquotes.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/johnowenvol-8.pdf
Owen preaches at length, 21 pages, on God's presence with a people, both individually and corporately, in a sermon on the text And he went out to meet Asa, and said unto him, Hear ye me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin; The Lord is with you, while ye be with him; and if ye seek him, he will be found of you; but if ye forsake him, he will forsake you, 2 Chronicles 15:2, delivered to Parliament October 30, 1656.
"The great concernment of any people or nation is, to know that all their prosperity is from the presence of God amongst them, and to attend to that which will give continuance thereunto. . . .
"There is a presence of God in respect of providential dispensations. . . . -- attended with peculiar love, favor, good-will, special care towards them with whom he is so present. So Abimelech observed that he was with Abraham, Genesis 21:22, God is with thee in all that thou doest, -- with thee to guide thee, bless thee, preserve thee, as we shall see afterward. So he promised to be with Joshua, I will be with thee, Joshua 1:5; and so he was with Gideon, The Lord is with thee, Judges 6:12, -- to bless him in his great undertaking; and so with Jeremiah, I am with thee, Jeremiah 15:20. This is fully expressed, Isaiah 43:1,2, I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee. And this is the presence of God here intimated, -- his presence with the people as to special providential dispensations, as is manifest from the whole discourse of the prophet; and wherein this consists, shall be afterward at large declared. . . .
"There is an abiding with God in national administrations; -- this is a fruit of the other, in those who are called to them. And that this is principally here intended is evident from that use that Asa made of this information and exhortation of the prophet. He did not only look to his personal walking thereupon, but also immediately set upon the work of ordering the whole affairs of the kingdom so as God might be glorified thereby. How this may be effected, shall at large afterward be declared. What hath already been spoken may suffice for a foundation of that proposition which I shall this day insist upon; and it is this, --
"The presence of God with a people, in special providential dispensations for their good, depends on their obediential presence with him in national administrations to his glory: The Lord is with you, while ye be with him. . . .
"What is the rule and measure of God's continuance with his people in the covenant of grace? Plainly this, -- that he will never forsake them; and, on that account, will take care that they shall never forsake him, but abide with him forever. It is not whilst they do so and so, he will abide with them; and when they cease so to do, he will forsake them, as to his federal and covenant presence; -- there is not such a sandy foundation left us of our abiding with God in Christ. See the tenor of the covenant, Jeremiah 31:33; 32:38-40 [Jeremiah 32:38-40]. The sum is, that God will be with them, and take care that they always abide with him; and therefore hath he provided for all interveniences imaginable, that nothing shall violate this union. God lays his unchangeableness as the foundation of the covenant, Malachi 3:6, and he therein makes us unchangeable; -- not absolutely so, for we change every moment; but with respect to the terms and bounds of the covenant, he hath undertaken that we shall never leave him. The law of God's presence in respect of providential dispensations, and all special privileges attending it, is quite of another importance: it is purely conditional, as you may see in my text. The tenor of it is expressed to the height, 1 Samuel 2:30, I said indeed that thy house, and the house of thy father, should walk before me forever: but now the Lord saith, Be it far from me; for them that honor me I will honor, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed. Here is no alteration of counsel or purpose in God; but merely an explanation of the rule, law, and tenor of providential dispensations; -- no interpretation of the covenant of grace (Eli held not the priesthood by that covenant); but an explication of the tenor of a privilege given in special providence, Psalm 89:32,33. Hence is that variety of God's dealings with men mentioned in the Scripture; which yet are always righteous, according to one or other of these rules and laws. . . .
"I suppose I need not go for proof beyond the observation of the constant tenor of God's proceedings with his people of old. When did he not deal thus with them? What instance can be given of transgressing this rule? Is the whole story of the nation of the Jews any thing but the illustration of this proposition? Some ruled well, and sought the Lord; and the Lord was with them, and prospered them in all their ways; -- some fell from him, and walked according to their own imaginations; and the Lord cut them short on that account; -- yea, sometimes the same man, as Solomon, Asa, Uzziah, experienced both these states and conditions. Hath not the state of all nations, since they came into the power of men professing the knowledge of him, been the same? Look on the Roman empire; did it not flourish under the hand of men who ruled with God, and were faithful with the saints? Is not the present distraction of it, under the fury and cruelty of Turk and Pope, the issue of the violence, unrighteousness, idolatry, luxury, and persecution of ill governors? Doth not the demonstration of all God's people in the world -- the consideration whereof, in particular, might be insisted on as the ground and reason of the truth insisted on -- require that it should be thus Leviticus 26:1, and almost the whole book of Deuteronomy, are sermons on this text; and every verse, almost, in them would afford a new confirmation of the truth in hand. . . .
"The second use of this pillar was, to give them protection and defense in their ways; so Exodus 14:19,20,24. This protected them from the Egyptians; -- and from thence God troubled their enemies out of the pillar; that is, from his especial presence. This use of it is insisted on, Isaiah 4:5,6. The cloud, that was as smoke by day, and as fire by night, was also a shadow, a place of refuge, and a covert; in one word, a protection or a defense. And this is a second thing which is in God's special presence, -- he will protect or defend them with whom he is so present. He is their dwellingplace, Psalm 90:1, then, when in this world they have none; their refuge in the time of trouble: so Isaiah 25:4, 26:1 [Isaiah 26:1], 31:4 [Isaiah 31:4]. Promises and instances to make this good abound; -- they are known to all; the time would fail me to insist upon them. I might go over all the causes, means, and ways of the fears, dangers, ruin of such a people, and show you how a defense is provided against them all. Are their fears from themselves, because of their folly, weakness, and division? or from pretended friends, because of their envy and desertion? or from open enemies, because of their power, cruelty, malice, and revenge? A defense is provided on every account. Heat, rain, tempests, storms, adversity, prosperity, -- all are provided against, where God is present, Isaiah 32:1,2.
"And if any people in the world have experience of this truth, we have it this day. Had not the Lord been with us, who had not destroyed us? Enemies, friends, abroad, at home, our own follies, -- all, any of them, had done the work, had not the Lord himself been with us. . . .
"That we may abide with God, this is indispensably required, -- that we may have peace with him in Jesus Christ. If we are never with him, we cannot abide with him; no man can abide where he never come. The acceptance of our persons lies at the bottom of the acceptance of our duties. As the special presence of God with any, is in and by Christ, and no otherwise, so is our abiding with God in and through him. God with us is the name of Christ: our being with God is in him who is our peace. Two cannot walk together, unless they be agreed, Amos 3:3.
"Now, because this is not to be expected from all the individuals of a nation, yet this thing is to be endeavored, -- that the rulers of it be such as have this interest. I do not divest of a share in government, those who have no share in Christ, if lawfully called thereunto; but I say, when God gives governors whom he intends to make a blessing unto a people, they shall be such as are blessed of him in Christ. And if ever the government of this nation, in this present constitution, -- suppose it the most exactly framed and balanced, in the several parts of it, for the furtherance of public good, -- be devolved into the hands of men not interested in God by Christ, though the constitution may be absolutely good, yet the government will not be blessed, and the nation will be ruined; for God and his glory will depart, Micah 5:5,6. It is Christ that is our peace, even in outward troubles. . . .
"This, then, I say, is pre-required, as a qualification of any person to the performance of this duty of abiding with God. It is the psalmist's advice, Psalm 2:11,12. Let this principle be always owned amongst you; by it honor Christ in the world. Give him the pre-eminence; it is the Father's will he should have it in all things. Expect not the presence of God, but upon this account. Bear testimony herein against the world of profane men, who despise these things. Seeing, then, it cannot be expected to have this qualification diffused universally, as yet, through the body of the people, let the rulers take care that they be not the cause of God's departure from us. . . ." -- John Owen

*Singer, C. Gregg (1910-1999), From Rationalism to Irrationality: The Decline of the Western Mind From the Renaissance to the Present (Philadelphia, PA: The Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Co., 1979), ISBN: 0875524281 9780875524283 and a reprint of the P&R Publishing edition of 1979 (Wipf and Stock, 2006), 479 pp.
"Now, frankly students, this course is presented from obviously the Reformed Theology. I hold unabashedly, unashamedly to the whole of Reformed Theology as we find it specifically in the Westminster Confession of Faith and the Longer and Shorter Catechisms.
"At the same time I hold to a position in regard to Apologetics generally known as Presuppositionalism, and particularly that view held by Cornelius Van Til.
"This book is an attempt to enlarge and to broaden the scope of Van Til's own Apologetical system, and also his Epistemology. By that I mean, and I worked this book with him, so anything that I say is not to be construed as a criticism of Cornelius Van Til. I might add he wrote me a letter. He is delighted with this book. But what I did was to take his principles, both of Apologetics and of Epistemology, and apply them to all realms of modern thought.
"Dr. Van Til, for good and sufficient reason, sought to limit to the main stream of what we might call pure Philosophy, that is from Saint Thomas, well even before then, back to the Greeks, but particularly in the more modern period, from Saint Thomas Aquinas, William of Ockham (Occam), down through Descartes, the Rationalists, the Empiricists, down to Kant and Hegel, and of course Modern Philosophy and Modern Theology. Very seldom has he gone into what we might call the arena of Political Philosophy, or the arena of Social Thought, or the arena of Psychology and Psychiatry, the realm of Educational Philosophy, and into Art, Music, and so on, to the Fine Arts.
"This book is an attempt to apply his system, and show what happens when the Western mind has forsaken his principles, or the principles which he has espoused, and turned into its own way. And thus the book is called FROM RATIONALISM TO IRRATIONALITY [Notice Singer seems to have gracefully embraced the best of Van Til in this work that, on a grand scale, disproves Van Til's inconsistent statements relating to epistemology. See the Robbins article below. -- compiler] The thesis being that the irrationalism inherent in Saint Thomas and the post-Thomists, and more particularly, and more openly, in the Philosophy of the Renaissance, and Descartes, and Spinosa, and Leibniz has, as it's gained momentum in the modern world, brought Western Culture to its knees. We are living, as I would think, in the death throws of the Western Cultures, the Western Civilization." -- Dr. C. Gregg Singer, in the introductory address to his course in Apologetics soon after FROM RATIONALISM TO IRRATIONALITY came off the press in 1979
Apologetics: #01: Classical and Medieval Thought #1
Dr. C. Gregg Singer, Apologetics, 56 min.
http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=2250511453
"Locke endeavored to set forth a political philosophy which would anchor his democratic political thought on what he felt were the firm foundations of his empiricism. However, his insistence that nature has bestowed upon mankind certain basic and inalienable rights was an assumption quite contrary to his empiricism. His denial of conscience as an innate possession or quality makes it impossible for men to know that they possess the rights of life, liberty, and property. The very concept of a human right is moral in nature and has its basis of authority in the human conscience. It is thus impossible for men to know through the senses that they have these cherished human rights. Granted that it was far from Locke's intention to undermine or destroy the traditional English concept of personal rights, his empiricism removed from his political thought the necessary foundations on which a government could be built for the protection of these rights. His empiricism supported neither the idea that men have such rights nor that they are inalienable. (p. 61)
"Underlying the secular and naturalistic assumptions of the thought of the Enlightenment was a related and equally serious problem. In their political and economic thought the leaders of this era were passionately devoted to the pursuit of freedom, and yet they seemed to be completely unaware of this incompatibility between their quest for freedom on the one hand and their reliance upon natural law on the other. How can an impersonal and deterministic concept of law produce and sustain a meaningful concept of freedom? Blindly convinced that there was no problem involved in the contradiction, the leaders of the Enlightenment pushed boldly ahead in the quest for political and economic liberty. However, their failure to recognize the issues involved in this quest led not only to the disaster of the French Revolution but to the growth of the totalitarian political and economic philosophies which first appeared in Hegel and Marx during the nineteenth century and reached their culmination in the totalitarianism of the twentieth century." (p. 73) -- quoted at the blog, Imago Veritatis: Post-modern Reformed Paleo-orthodoxy.
Singer used this as the textbook for his course in Apologetics. Epistemology is a recurring theme throughout the textbook and the course. The series of 24 addresses on Apologetics is available free online. See: "Apologetics" under:
Works of C. Gregg Singer
See particularly his series of ten lectures on "The Christian and Politics."
http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr3ch.html#cgsinger
Apologetics #06: Irrationalism and Theistic Rationalism #2
Dr. C. Gregg Singer, Apologetics, 58 min.
http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=3105181856
Apologetics #07: Irrationalism and Theistic Rationalism
Dr. C. Gregg Singer, Apologetics, 86 min
http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=3105182032

*Roberts, William L., Reformed Presbyterian Catechism. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive and (New York, NY: R. Craighead, 1853), ATLA 1991-2638.
A magnificent catechism that sets forth the Crown Rights of The King of Glory and Lord of Lords. It also presents incontrovertible evidence that the United States Constitution is not a Christian document, and that it is, in fact, a slavery document.
See also: The Scottish Covenanting Struggle, Alexander Craighead, and the Mecklenburg Declaration, SECRET PROCEEDINGS AND DEBATES OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION, CONSPIRACY IN PHILADELPHIA, and THEOLOGICAL INTERPRETATION OF AMERICAN HISTORY.
"A manual of instruction, drawing from such notable authors as William Symington and J.R. Willson, presenting 'arguments and facts confirming and illustrating the 'Distinctive Principles' of the Reformed Presbyterian Church. Chapters deal with: 'Christ's Mediatorial Dominion in general;' Christ's exclusive Headship over the Church;' 'The Supreme and Ultimate Authority of the Word of God in the Church;' Civil Government, the Moral Ordinance of God;' Christ's Headship over the Nations;' 'The Subjection of the Nations to God and to Christ;' The Word, or Revealed Will of God, the Supreme Law in the State;' 'The Duty of Nations, in their National Capacity, to acknowledge and support the True Religion:' 'The Spiritual Independence of the Church of Christ:' 'The Right and Duty of Dissent from an immoral Constitution of Civil Government;' 'The Duty of Covenanting, and the Permanent Obligations of Religious Covenants;' 'The Application of these Principles to the Governments, where Reformed Presbyterians reside, in the form of a Practical Testimony;' and finally 'Application of the Testimony to the British Empire.' A most important book, as we approach (possibly) the end of the great apostasy and will be in need of preparing for the dawning of the glorious millennial blessings to come; the days prophesied in which the church 'shalt also suck the milk of the Gentiles, and shalt suck the breast of kings' (Isa. 60:16)." -- SWRB
Reformed Presbyterian Catechism, William L. Roberts D.D.
http://archive.org/details/ReformedPresbyterianCatechism

*Preston, John (1587-1628), The Golden Sceptre Held Forth to the Humble (Morgan, PA: Soli Deo Gloria Publications, 1990). ISBN: 1877611174 9781877611179. A Christian classic.
This book is comprised of six sermons on 2 Chronicles 7:14: 'If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land,' just one verse that succinctly gives the Biblical solution to terrorism. Sermons are on Affliction, Humiliation, Seeking god's face, Turning from evil, Forgiveness to those who forsake sin, and Sin as the cause of all calamities.
The Golden Sceptre Held Forth to the Humble
Online PDF file, high print resolution (30MB). It is recommended that a high speed connection be used to download this file.
http://www.lettermen2.com/goldensceptre.pdf

*Robbins, John W., Ecclesiastical Megalomania: The Economic and Political Thought of the Roman Catholic Church (Unicoi, TN: The Trinity Foundation), ISBN: 0940931753 9780940931756.
The following presents, by contrast, what a Christian society should look like.
"This book is a detailed examination of the official statements of the Vatican on economic and political matters. It demonstrates the collectivism and totalitarianism of the Roman Catholic Church-State. It is the only such book written by a Christian in the twentieth century.
"This book explores the conflict between Roman Catholic social thought and human freedom, relying on official pronouncements from the Vatican to show that the political and economic theory of the Roman Church-State justifies feudalism, corporativism [corporatism -- compiler], liberation theology, the welfare state, and fascism.
"Dr. John W. Robbins attended Grove City College (A.B. 1969) and The Johns Hopkins University (M.A. 1970, Ph.D. 1973). He has served as chief of staff for a Member of Congress [Ron Paul of Texas], editor of The Freeman magazine, Economist for The Heritage Foundation, and Professor of Political Philosophy in The Freedom School." -- Publisher

Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority: still more when you superadd the tendency or the certainty of corruption by authority. -- John Emerich Edward Dalberg, Lord Acton (1834-1902) in a letter to Mandell Creighton, April 5, 1887 quoted by Gertrude Himmelfarb in Acton, Essays on Freedom and Power, pp. 335-36 (1972)
"As the world focuses it attention on the papacy, we ought to recall Lord Acton, the great Roman Catholic historian of the 19th century. Many have heard the aphorism, 'Power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely,' though it is usually misquoted as 'Power corrupts.' Few who have heard it, however, know who its author was: John Emerich Edward Dalberg, better known as Lord Acton. Fewer still realize that Acton used the aphorism in opposing the papacy, the absolute monarchy of the Roman Catholic Church.
"Acton's criticisms of the papacy and the Roman Church are some of most damning ever leveled against those institutions, and they are virtually unknown today. Yet to anyone seriously concerned about religious and political freedom, Acton's views on the Roman Church, his own church, in particular his condemnation of the papacy, ought to be of great interest. Unfortunately, contemporary theological correctness has a taboo against criticism of Catholicism.
"Acton kept a notebook on the Inquisition in which he wrote:
[The] object of the Inquisition [was] not to combat sin -- for the sin was not judged by it unless accompanied by [theological] error. Nor even to put down error. For it punished untimely and unseemly remarks the same as blasphemy. Only unity. This became an outward, fictitious, hypocritical unity. The gravest sin was pardoned, but it was death to deny the donation of Constantine. [The Donation of Constantine was a document forged in the eighth century in which the Roman Emperor Constantine willed the Western Roman Empire to the Pope. The Roman Church taught that the Donation was genuine, and the legal basis for the pope's civil authority, for centuries. -- JR] So men learnt that outward submission must be given. All this [was] to promote authority more than faith. When ideas were punished more severely than actions -- for all this time the Church was softening the criminal law, and saving men from the consequences of crime: -- and the Donation was put on a level with God's own law -- men understood that authority went before sincerity.
"Acton believed that the Inquisition was the institution by which the medieval papacy had to be condemned or acquitted. Just as a man charged with murder is judged for a single act, though be may be kind to his mother and a great philanthropist, so the papacy must be judged for the Inquisition. To Mandell Creighton, an Anglican priest, Acton wrote:
I cannot accept your canon that we are to judge Pope and King unlike other men, with a favourable presumption that they did no wrong. If there is any presumption it is the other way, against holders of power, increasing as the power increases. Historic responsibility has to make up for the want of legal responsibility. Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority: still more when you superadd the tendency or the certainty of corruption by authority. There is no worse heresy than that the office sanctifies the holder of it. . . . For many years my view of Catholic controversy has been governed by the following chain of reasoning: 1. A crime does not become a good deed by being committed for the good of a church. 2. The theorist who approves the act is no better than the culprit who commits it. 3. The divine or historian who defends the theorist incurs the same blame. . . . To commit murder is the mark of a moment, exceptional. To defend it is constant, and shows a more perverted conscience.
"Acton turned his attention to other crimes of the Roman Church as well. Beginning on Sunday, August 24, 1572, tens of thousands of French Huguenots were massacred by the Catholics. Overnight, thousands were murdered, and the murders continued for several months. The massacre began in Paris. The sign of the cross was everywhere, and the murders took on the air of a crusade, a holy war against the infidels. The banks of the Seine became a slaughterhouse. Men, women, children, and infants were stabbed or dragged by a rope around the neck to be thrown into the river. The murder, looting, and rape went on for days in Paris.
"The Pope, Gregory XIII, reacted immediately to this Catholic Holocaust: He delivered a complimentary speech, and commended the King of France, Charles IX, who 'has also displayed before our Most Holy Master and this entire assembly the most splendid virtues which can shine in the exercise of power.' The Pope commissioned a mural in honor of the great occasion; he ordered salutes fired for Charles; he had a commemorative seal struck; and in a horrible blasphemy he ordered a special Te Deum sung. Less than two years later, at the age of 24, King Charles died in extreme pain with blood oozing from his pores. His last words were pleas to God for pardon for the murders.
"The massacre was a matter of controversy in 1868 when Acton wrote an essay in the North British Review. He concluded his long essay by saying that there was no evidence to absolve the Roman Church of premeditated murder. Acton argued that it was not only facts that condemned the papacy for this heinous crime, but the whole body of casuistry developed by the church that made it an act of Christian duty and mercy to kill a heretic so that he might be removed from sin. Acton pointed out that only when the Roman Church could no longer rely on force but had to make its case before public opinion did it seek to explain away its murders. 'The same motive which had justified the murder now promoted the lie,' he wrote. A bodyguard of lies was fabricated to protect the papacy from guilt for this monstrous sin. Acton wrote:
The story is much more abominable than we all believed. . . . S.B. [St. Bartholomew's] is the greatest crime of modern times. It was committed on principles professed by Rome. It was approved, sanctioned, and praised by the papacy. The Holy See went out of its way to signify to the world, by permanent and solemn acts, how entirely it admired a king who slaughtered his subjects treacherously, because they were Protestants. To proclaim forever that because a man is a Protestant it is a pious deed to cut his throat in the night. . . .
"For three centuries the Roman church's canon law had affirmed that the killing of an excommunicated person was not murder, and that allegiance need not be kept with heretical rulers. Murder and treason were part of the Roman church's official teachings. Charles IX was acting as a good Catholic, and he was highly praised by the pope for his murders.
"In 1867 Pope Pius IX summoned a general council of the Roman Church to be held in Rome in 1870. It was the first general council of the Roman Church since the sixteenth century Council of Trent, at which the schismatic Roman Church had condemned all the truths of the Reformation. This time the Pope was determined to establish himself as the infallible sovereign of the Roman Church.
"Acton thought that the time of the council would be better spent abolishing many of the 'reforms' made by the Council of Trent, reforms which had perpetuated in the Roman Church a spirit of intolerant absolutism and 'austere immorality.' He opposed the doctrine of papal infallibility, because, as an historian, he knew the popes were not infallible. Acton wrote:
A man is not honest who accepts all the Papal decisions in questions of morality, for they have often been distinctly immoral; or who approves the conduct of the Popes in engrossing power, for it was stained with perfidy and falsehood; or who is ready to alter his convictions at their command, for his conscience is guided by no principle.
"After studying the history of the popes, Acton wrote:
The papacy contrived murder and massacre on the largest and also on the most cruel and inhuman scale. They were not only wholesale assassins but they made the principle of assassination a law of the Christian Church and a condition of salvation. . . . [The Papacy] is the fiend skulking behind the Crucifix.
Massachusetts Attorney General, "The Sexual Abuse of Children in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston," Thomas F. Reilly, Massachusetts Attorney General
"The mistreatment of children was so massive and so prolonged that it borders on the unbelievable," says the July 23 [2003] report of Massachusetts Attorney General Thomas F. Reilly. More than 1,000 minors were likely abused by priests over the past six decades."
This is the 79-page report in its entirety.
http://www.votf.org/ago/archdiocese.pdf
Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Knox, Samuel Rutherford, John Owen, Thomas Manton, The Westminster Assembly, James Renwick, Archibald Mason, Christopher Ness, Francis Turretin, The Reformed Presbytery, David Steel, James R. Willson, Alexander M'Leod, William L. Roberts, James Aiken Wylie, Andrew Wilet, Henry Wilkinson, James Wylie, Patrick Fairbairn, James Aiken, Andrew Wilet, Alexander Hislop, Francis Nigel Lee, Arthur W. Pink, and so forth, and so on, have all believed and argued in print that the seated Pope is the Anti-Christ of the Bible.
The Roman Church-State is "the world's oldest, largest, most powerful and most influential politico-ecclesiastical institution" and it "may also be the world's wealthiest." It is the ultimate model for every ruler who lusts for power and wealth. The playing out of its political and economic thought may be seen in nearly every institution or organization in the world.
Pope's Visit Means 3 White House Firsts
President says 'man of faith' and conviction deserves the special treatment, Associated Press, April 13, 2008
"Washington -- The leader of the world's 1 billion Roman has been to the White House only once in history. That changes this week, and President Bush is pulling out all the stops: driving out to a suburban military base to meet Pope Benedict XVI's plane, bringing a giant audience to the South Lawn and hosting a fancy East Room dinner.
"These are all firsts.
"A crowd of up to 12,000 is due at the White House on Wednesday morning for the pope's official, pomp-filled arrival ceremony. It will feature the U.S. and Holy See anthems, a 21-gun salute, and the U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps. Both men will make remarks before their Oval Office meeting and a send-off for his Popemobile down Pennsylvania Avenue.
"The president explained the special treatment -- particularly the airport greeting.
" 'One, he speaks for millions. Two, he doesn't come as a politician; he comes as a man of faith,' Bush told the EWTN Global Catholic Network in an interview aired Friday. He added that he wanted to honor Benedict's conviction that 'there's right and wrong in life, that moral relativism has a danger of undermining the capacity to have more hopeful and free societies. . . .' "
"This week makes Bush the record-holder, with a total of five meetings with two popes. . . .
"The current pope's approach may be softer than that of John Paul, who turned from Bush's presentation to him of the Medal of Freedom in 2004 to read a statement about his 'grave concern' over events in Iraq."
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24096388/
Bush Scandals
An extensive resource. Includes websites for the Savings and Loan Scandal of the 1980s, considered the largest theft in the history of the world, involving Neil Bush, a brother of George W., the Florida's Voting Scandal of 2001 in which Al Gore lost the presidential election. Jeb Bush, another brother of George W., was Governor of Florida and had promised to deliver the state for his brother. Other sites treat George W. Bush's suspected involvement in 911 [911 is, of course, analogous to Roosevelt's Pearl Harbor]. Note particularly "Bush Family Machinations, 1918-2000," a time-line of Bush Family crimes prior to Election 2000.
http://news4florida.tripod.com/index1.html
The Panic of '08. Lew Rockwell Interviews Ron Paul, September 18, 2008
A podcast.
http://www.lewrockwell.com/podcast/?p=episode&name=2008-09-18_029_ron_paul_talks_to_lew_rockwell.mp3

Swancara, Frank, Thomas Jefferson Versus Religious Oppression.
"Swancara was a journalist, wrote book in his old age, apparently had an obsession with 'religious oppression,' Jefferson was a hero of his, he actually studied the collection of Jefferson's library, Jefferson gave it to the Library of Congress when it was formed.
"Swancara was godless and argued everything from the wrong side, but it is the best listing of public documents and legislation calling for religious tests for office holders that I have seen, goes back to English law which prohibited a man from being a member of Parliament unless he believed there was going to be a final judgement and our actions have eternal consequences. Swancara unwittingly produced a valuable work for the reformer." -- Reader's Comment

*Domhoff, G. William, Who Rules America? Power and Politics, 4th edition, ISBN: 0767416376 9780767416375.
"Domhoff investigates where the power lies in America. He defines the three indicators of power, 'Who Benefits', 'Who Governs', and 'Who Wins' as the basis for determining who holds power. At the end of Chapter 1, Domhoff briefly summarizes the main points of the book: 'Using membership network analysis, this book attempts to show there is a corporate community (Chapter 2) that is the basis for a social upper class (Chapter 3). This intertwined corporate community and social upper class have developed a policy-planning network (Chapter 4) and an opinion-shaping network (Chapter 5) that give them the means to win a majority of seats in the electoral process (Chapter 6) and to shape the policies of interest to them within the federal government (Chapter 7)'.
"The arguments made here are very well researched, with quantitative analysis of how corporate leaders are linked with each other through their common elite socialization and self-interests, corporate directorship positions, foundation trustee status, policy planning groups, and government positions.
"Domhoff gives the subject of power an honest and insightful treatment. After reading this book, I can't imagine a more logical and convincing description of how the unequal distribution of power in America is maintained, and further consolidated. Given its $30 price tag for less than 300 page paperback, I'd check the library before buying this one. Still, highly recommended!" -- Reader's Comment "Professor Domhoff poses (and answers) these questions:

  • Is there a wealthy class in America? If so, do they connect in any empirical way with huge corporations, financial institutions, and large agribusinesses?
  • How can a highly competitive group of corporate leaders cooperate enough to work their common will in the political and policy arenas?
  • How is it possible for these groups to exert so much influence in a supposedly free and democratic society?
    "The answers to these questions are not secret, but neither are they everyday news. With the aid of sociological and empirical studies, Domhoff describes the extensive interlocking relationships between the very wealthy class, huge corporations, trade organizations, policy planning organizations, think tanks, and the many ways they influence (and even merge with) our government. After reading this book, one might wonder if the welfare of the common people is ever taken into account in government decisions. And that is the point. Indeed, Domhoff clearly demonstrates that most policy battles in government, though cloaked in rhetoric about the general welfare, are actually fights among different moneyed and powerful interests when their usual interrelationships and consensus building organizations (above) are unable to produce a united front.
    "For a focus on how corporate power has gained control in diverse policy areas in Congress, see recently published (5/1/06) HOSTILE TAKEOVER: HOW BIG MONEY AND CORRUPTION CONQUERED OUR GOVERNMENT -- AND HOW WE TAKE IT BACK by David Sirota. With unusual clarity, Sirota's book also lays bare the myths and lies that corporations and bought-off politicians use to mask the self-serving nature of policies and to promote public acquiescence. Another excellent book, CAPTIVE STATE: THE CORPORATE TAKEOVER OF BRITAIN by George Monbiot, underscores the worldwide nature of this problem." -- Reader's Comment
    Who Rules America? book website
    http://www.whorulesamerica.net

    Sirota, David, Hostile Takeover: How big Money and Corruption Conquered our Government -- and how we Take it Back.
    "Do you ever wonder if there's a connection between the corruption scandals in the news and the steady decline in the quality of life for millions of Americans?
    "Do you ever wonder what corporations get for the millions of dollars they pour into the American political system?
    "Do you ever think the government has been hijacked by forces hostile to average Americans?
    "Do you ever want to fight back?
    "Millions of Americans lack health care and millions more struggle to afford it. Politicians claim they care, then pass legislation that just sends more cash to the HMOs. Wages have been stagnant for thirty years, even as corporate profits skyrocket. Politicians say they want to fix the problem and then pass bills written by lobbyists that drive wages even lower and punish those crushed by debt. Jobs are being shipped overseas, pensions are being cut, and energy is becoming unaffordable. And our government, more concerned about maintaining its corporate sponsorship than protecting its citizens, does nothing about it.
    "In HOSTILE TAKEOVER, David Sirota, a major new voice in American politics, seeks to open the eyes of ordinary Americans to the fact that corporate interests have undermined democracy, aided and abetted by their lackeys in our allegedly representative government. At a time when more and more of America's major political leaders are being indicted or investigated for corruption, Sirota takes readers on a journey that shows how all of this nefarious behavior happened right under our noses -- and how the high-profile scandals are merely one product of a political system and debate wholly owned by Big Money interests. Sirota considers major public issues that feel intractable -- like spiraling health care costs, the outsourcing of jobs, the inequities of the tax code, and out-of-control energy prices -- and shows how in each case workable solutions are buried under the lies of lobbyists, the influence of campaign cash, and the ubiquitous spin machine financed by Big Business.
    "With fiery passion, pinpoint wit, and lucid analysis, HOSTILE TAKEOVER reveals the true enemies of reform and their increasingly sophisticated -- and hostile -- tactics. It's an essential guidebook for those of us tired of the government selling us out -- and determined to take our country back.
    "David Sirota is a campaign strategist, political operative, and writer. Sirota has served as the press secretary for Independent Representative Bernie Sanders of Vermont and was recently a senior strategist for Brian Schweitzer, Montana's first Democratic governor in sixteen years. He is a senior editor at In These Times, a regular contributor to The Nation, the blogger for Working Assets, and a twice-weekly guest on the Al Franken Show. Sirota is also the co-chairperson of the Progressive Legislative Action Network. He lives in Helena, Montana, with his wife." -- Publisher
    "A summary of Sirota's book would point out that millions lack health care, and even more struggle to afford it. Politicians claim they care, then pass legislation that provides more profits for drug companies and insurers. At the same time, inflation-adjusted wages have been largely stagnant, while corporate profits have skyrocketed. In this instance, politicians 'help out' by further depressing wages by continuing to allow millions of illegal and temporary legal immigrants into the U.S., and additional millions of jobs outsourced overseas. Despite an obvious need for energy conservation, our government takes its lead from V.P. Dick Cheney and does nothing. Welcome to today's world of lobbyists', lies, and legislation for sale.
    "The 'really bad news' is that they're not satisfied. Possible future legislation includes a flat income tax (a huge tax cut for the wealthy, and a huge tax increase for everyone else -- per Reagan's '82 Treasury Dept.), permanent elimination of the estate tax (only 2 percent were paying, and half the receipts came from the top .1 percent with estates over $5 million), and reducing corporate taxes from their 35 percent level -- 'fourth highest' in the industrialized world (a '04 GAO report concluded that 94 percent paid less than 5 percent, and that 60,000 government contractors owed $6 billion in unpaid taxes), more personal tax cuts (to justify further cuts in veterans' healthcare, inadequate/non-funding of Army armor and New Orleans' levees -- the pre-Katrina official protesting the latter was immediately fired).
    "Not upset yet -- read on. USA Today reported in late '05 that while the 60 worst performing companies in America lost 4769 billion in market value in the prior five years, their top five executives were paid an average of $8 million/year. Meanwhile, University of California researchers in '04 found that jobs in the bottom third of the pay scale were growing almost twice as fast as those in the middle.
    "HOSTILE TAKEOVER also puts to rest the myth of 'free' trade. Provisions include insuring U.S. access to potentially hepatitis-carrying Mexican vegetables and Canadian beef with mad-cow disease, while banning importation of cheaper drugs and limiting other nations' ability to produce generic medicines. In '01, economists estimated that three-fourths of U.S. workers lost about 12 percent of current wages because of trade deals. At least we still have some -- the New York Times reported the loss of over 2 million manufacturing jobs between '01 -- '04, while Gartner Research estimated over 30 percent of high-tech jobs could be shipped overseas by '15 and University of California researchers estimated up to 14 million jobs are now at risk of outsourcing.
    "There's more: Harvard researchers found that 90 percent of personal bankruptcies were due to illness, medical bills, job loss, death in the family, and/or divorce. Meanwhile, the Kauffman Foundation's '05 study concluded that 20 percent of recent bankrupts had been operating a small business. No matter -- the myth of deadbeat debtors ruining credit card companies persists, and Congress recently made personal bankruptcy laws much tougher.
    "At least we can count on retirement -- not! In '02 AP reported that 8 million workers saw their retirement plans converted to 'cash balance' payouts only -- a loss of up to $200 million, according to government sources. As for Social Security, a top University of Chicago economist estimates Wall St. would make $400 billion -- $1 trillion in fees under the Bush privatization plan. No matter you say -- Chile and Galveston, Texas have proven the concept's superiority. Unfortunately, the World Bank found that up to one-third of Chileans' retirement money went to fees (the public version went bankrupt -- hence, no comparisons are available), and several government reports have concluded that many/most/all Galveston employees will receive LESS than they would have from Social Security.
    "Well, at least some of us have our health. Hopefully the growing number without health insurance will not get sick; as for universal governmental coverage -- private insurance made over $10 billion in '03, with top executives raking in $85 million each. As for the innovative drugs many can't afford because of high prices 'required for research' -- the former New England Journal of Medicine's editor states that they 'come almost entirely from publicly funded research done in government and university labs." Further evidence: Princeton's Uwe Reinhardt says that 'R&D spending (as a percentage of drug industry revenues) is equal or higher in Europe (with price controls) as here' -- specifically, 20 percent in Britain, vs. 14 percent in the U.S.
    "Finally, 'fuel efficiency kills people,' or so opponents say. On the other hand, University of Michigan, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researchers and a government panel all have concluded that cars can be made as safe/safer than most SUVs, and especially better than most pickups.
    "Truly an encyclopedic work documenting how business has stolen and perverted American democracy. While Sirota offers specific recommendations in each area, the biggest problem involves providing a means for voters to see through all the lies and misstatements. Publicly funded elections may be the answer." -- Reader's Comment

    *Galbraith, James, The Predator State: How Conservatives Abandoned the Free Market and why Liberals Should too, ISBN: 141656683X 9781416566830.
    "Shows how to break the spell that conservatives have cast over the minds of liberals (and everyone else) for many years." -- Joseph E. Stiglitz, Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences (2001)
    "The cult of the free market has dominated economic policy-talk since the Reagan revolution of nearly thirty years ago. Tax cuts and small government, monetarism, balanced budgets, deregulation, and free trade are the core elements of this dogma, a dogma so successful that even many liberals accept it. But a funny thing happened on the bridge to the twenty-first century. While liberals continue to bow before the free-market altar, conservatives in the style of George W. Bush have abandoned it altogether. That is why principled conservatives -- the Reagan true believers -- long ago abandoned Bush.
    "Enter James K. Galbraith, the iconoclastic economist. In this riveting book, Galbraith first dissects the stale remains of Reaganism and shows how Bush and company had no choice except to dump them into the trash. He then explores the true nature of the Bush regime: a 'corporate republic,' bringing the methods and mentality of big business to public life; a coalition of lobbies, doing the bidding of clients in the oil, mining, military, pharmaceutical, agribusiness, insurance, and media industries; and a predator state, intent not on reducing government but rather on diverting public cash into private hands. In plain English, the Republican Party has been hijacked by political leaders who long since stopped caring if reality conformed to their message.
    "Galbraith follows with an impertinent question: if conservatives no longer take free markets seriously, why should liberals? Why keep liberal thought in the straitjacket of pay-as-you-go, of assigning inflation control to the Federal Reserve, of attempting to 'make markets work'? Why not build a new economic policy based on what is really happening in this country?
    "The real economy is not a free-market economy. It is a complex combination of private and public institutions, including Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, higher education, the housing finance system, and a vast federal research establishment. The real problems and challenges -- inequality, climate change, the infrastructure deficit, the subprime crisis, and the future of the dollar -- are problems that cannot be solved by incantations about the market. They will be solved only with planning, with standards and other policies that transcend and even transform markets.
    "A timely, provocative work whose message will endure beyond this election season, THE PREDATOR STATE will appeal to the broad audience of thoughtful Americans who wish to understand the forces at work in our economy and culture and who seek to live in a nation that is both prosperous and progressive." -- Publisher
    "James Galbraith has written an extremely challenging book. Although its principal target is conservative economics, it is no less critical of conventional liberalism. Galbraith correctly recognizes that today both approaches are intellectually bankrupt and incapable of addressing the nation's pressing economic problems. I hope The Predator State stimulates needed debate among both liberals and conservatives on the mistakes both sides have made that have gotten us to where we are now." -- Bruce Bartlett, author of Impostor: How George W. Bush Bankrupted America and Betrayed the Reagan Legacy

    Judicial Accountability Initiative Law (Jail) 4 Judges
    "The Judicial Accountability Initiative Law, J.A.I.L., is a single-issue national grassroots organization designed to end the rampant and pervasive judicial corruption in the legal system of the United States. J.A.I.L. recognizes this can be achieved only through making the Judicial Branch of government answerable and accountable to an entity other than itself. At this time it isn't, resulting in the judiciary's arbitrary abuse of the doctrine of judicial immunity, leaving the People without recourse when their inherent rights are violated by judges."
    http://www.jail4judges.org/

    *Judicial Watch
    http://www.judicialwatch.org

    Jacoby, Stewart Olin, The Religious Amendment Movement: God, People, and Nation in the Gilded Age, 2 volumes, Ph.D. dissertation, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI: University Microfilms International, 1984),
    "On March 6, 1894, the House Judiciary Committee held hearings on a Joint Resolution (H. Res. 120), 'proposing an Amendment to the Preamble of the Constitution of the United States "Acknowledging the Supreme Authority and just Government of Almighty God in all the Affairs of Men and Nations".'(12. Hearings on the Joint Resolution [H. Res. 120, Washington: U.S. Government Printing office, 1894].)"

    Kyvig, David E., Explicit and Authentic Acts: Amending the U.S. Constitution, 1776-1995, ISBN: 0700607927 9780700607921.
    "As a comprehensive source for the political/constitutional history surrounding both successful and failed efforts to amend the U.S. Constitution, David Kyvig's, EXPLICIT AND AUTHENTIC ACTS, fills the bill. The book is clearly written and rich in detail; however, perhaps because of its intended detailed treatment of proposed and accomplished amendments, it is likely to be more useful as a source of background information than for its analysis.
    "Reinforcing the point that there is nothing new under the sun, Kyvig's narrative discloses that in the last decades of the nineteenth century Christian fundamentalists proposed a constitutional amendment which would have declared (p. 189) that "Almighty God [is] the Author of National Existence and the source of all power and authority in Civil Government, Jesus Christ [is] the Ruler of Nations, and the Bible [is] the formation of law and the supreme rule for the conduct of nations." Fundamentalists, it seems, were concerned (then as now) about the secularization of American government. I was also unaware that (p. 190) "Between 1894 and 1910 Congress received at least nine proposals to alter the Constitution's preamble to express trust in or acknowledge the authority of a Christian God." -- Donald W. Jackson, Department of Political Science, Texas Christian University

    Bakan, Joel The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power.
    "Over the last 150 years the corporation has risen from relative obscurity to become the world's dominant economic institution. Eminent Canadian law professor and legal theorist Joel Bakan contends that today's corporation is a pathological institution, a dangerous possessor of the great power it wields over people and societies.
    "In this revolutionary assessment of the history, character, and globalization of the modern business corporation, Bakan backs his premise with the following observations:

    "But Bakan believes change is possible and he outlines a far-reaching program of achievable reforms through legal regulation and democratic control.
    "Featuring in-depth interviews with such wide-ranging figures as Nobel Prize winner Milton Friedman, business guru Peter Drucker, and cultural critic Noam Chomsky, THE CORPORATION is an extraordinary work that will educate and enlighten students, CEOs, whistle-blowers, power brokers, pawns, pundits, and politicians alike.
    "Joel Bakan is professor of law at the University of British Columbia. A Rhodes Scholar and former law clerk to Chief Justice Brian Dickson of the Supreme Court of Canada, he holds law degrees from Oxford, Harvard, and Dalhousie Universities. An internationally renowned legal authority, Bakan has written widely on law and its social and economic impact. He is the co-creator and writer of a documentary film and television mini-series called 'The Corporation,' (See annotation below) which is based on the book." -- Publisher
    "This incisive study should be read carefully and pondered. And it should be a stimulus to constructive action." -- Noam Chomsky, Ph.D., professor of linguistics, MIT, and author of 9-11
    "The modern corporation, according to law professor Joel Bakan, is 'singularly self-interested and unable to feel genuine concern for others in any context.' (p. 56) From this Bakan concludes that the corporation is a 'pathological' entity.
    "This is a striking conclusion. The so-called pathological personality in humans is well documented and includes serial killers and others who have no regard for the life and welfare of anyone but themselves. But is it really fair to label the corporation, managed and owned by normal caring and loving people, in this way?
    "Bakan thinks so. He begins with a little history showing how the corporation developed and how it came to occupy the dominate position that it enjoys today. He recalls a time before 'limited liability' when shareholders were legally responsible for the actions of the corporation, a time when corporations could not own stock in other companies, a time when corporations could not acquire or merge with other corporations, a time when shareholders could more closely control corporate management.
    "Next he shows what corporations have become, and finally what can be done about it.
    "Bakan's argument includes the point that the corporation's sole reason for being is to enhance the profits and power of the corporation. He shows by citing court cases that it is the duty of management to make money and that any compromise with that duty is dereliction of duty.
    "Another point is that 'corporations are designed to externalize their costs.' The corporation is 'deliberately programmed, indeed legally compelled, to externalize costs without regard for the harm it may cause to people, communities, and the natural environment. Every cost it can unload onto someone else is a benefit to itself, a direct route to profit.' (pp. 72-73)
    "And herein lies the paradox of the corporation. Designed to turn labor and raw materials efficiently into goods and services and to thereby raise our standard of living, it has been a very effective tool for humans to use. On the other hand, because it is blind to anything but its own welfare, the corporation uses humans and the resources of the planet in ways that can be and often are detrimental to people and the environment. Corporations, to put it bluntly, foul the environment with their wastes and will not clean up unless forced to. (Fouling the environment and leaving the mess for somebody else to clean up is exactly what 'externalizing costs' is all about.)
    "Furthermore, corporations are amoral toward the law. 'Compliance . . . is a matter of costs and benefits,' Bakan writes. ( p. 79) He quotes businessman Robert Monks as saying,'. . . whether corporations obey the law or not is a matter of whether it's cost effective . . . If the chance of getting caught and the penalty are less than it costs to comply, our people think of it as being just a business decision.' (p. 80)
    "The result is a nearly constant bending and breaking of the law. They pay the fine and then break the law again. The corporation, after all, has no conscience and feels no remorse. Bakan cites 42 'major legal breaches' by General Electric between 1990 and 2001 on pages 75-79 as an example. The fines for maleficence are usually so small relative to the gain that it's cost effective to break the law.
    "Bakan disagrees with the notion that corporations can be responsible citizens and that corporate managers can act in the public good. He believes that corporations can and sometimes do act in the public interest, but only when that coincides with their interests or because they feel the public relations value of acting in the public interest is greater than the cost of not doing so. He adds 'business is all about taking advantage of circumstances. Corporate social responsibility is an oxymoron . . . as is the related notion that corporations can . . . be relied upon to promote the public interest.' (p. 109)
    "As for corporations regulating themselves, Bakan writes, 'No one would seriously suggest that individuals should regulate themselves, that laws against murder, assault, and theft are unnecessary because people are socially responsible. Yet oddly, we are asked to believe that corporate persons -- institutional psychopaths who lack any sense of moral conviction and who have the power and motivation to cause harm and devastation in the world -- should be left free to govern themselves.' (p. 110)
    "Bakan even argues (and I think he is substantially right) that 'Deregulation is really a form of dedemocratization' because it takes power away from a government, elected by the people, and gives it to corporations which are elected by nobody.
    "Some of the book is devoted to advertising by corporations, especially to children, and the effect of such advertising. Beyond advertising is pro-corporate and anti-government propaganda. Bakan quotes Noam Chomsky as saying, 'One of the reasons why propaganda tries to get you to hate government is because it's the one existing institution in which people can participate to some extent and constrain tyrannical unaccountable power.' (p. 152)
    "What to do? Well, for starters, make the fines large enough to change corporate behavior. Make management responsible -- criminally if necessary -- for the actions of the corporation. Bakan includes these among his remedies on pages 161-164. He also wants the charters of flagrant and persistent violators to be suspended. He writes that corporations are the creations of government and should be subject to governmental control and should NOT (as we often hear) be 'partners' with government.
    "He would also like to see elections publicly financed and an end to corporate political donations. Indeed if we could take the money out of elections, our representatives would not be beholden to the corporate structure and would act more consistently in the broader public interest. I think this is one of the most important challenges facing our country today, that of lessening the influence of money on the democratic process.
    "Bottom line: a seminal book about one of the most important issues facing us today. -- Dennis Littrell
    "This is a very readable exploration of the characteristics of the corporation as an institute. The author contends that the modern corporation 'can neither recognize nor act upon moral reasons to refrain from harming others. Nothing in its legal makeup limits what it can do to others in pursuit of its selfish ends, and it is compelled to cause harm when the benefits of doing so outweigh the costs.' As stated in the book's introduction, the book is intended for the lay person. I found the author's exposition clear, and the examples he used to back his arguments compelling.
    "Despite the fact that the book discusses a dry topic the book has attracted popularity. This may be due to the documentary based on the book, but in my opinion can be ultimately attributed to the author's idea of giving a face to the abstract entities that are corporations. In a chapter the author pointedly asks a renowned psychologist (Robert Hare) to diagnose the characteristics of the corporation as if a person. The psychologist likened the corporation to a psychopath (The passage I quoted in the preceding paragraph should be read in this vein).
    "Shocking the amoral characteristics of corporations the author exposes may be, the critique against them is hardly new. The core-periphery theory in social sciences placed the harms of multinational corporations at the center of its argument. In fact it may be argued that the entirety of the author's criticism lies within the sphere of Marxist theory.
    "The strength of the book lies in its accessibility and updated, relevant examples. Inclusion of passages from interviews the author conducted with eminent scholars ranging from the far right (as Milton Friedman) to the far left (as Noam Chomsky), as well as with current business executives makes sets for an animated tone. However what I found most original and interesting was the author's legalistic viewpoint: "And this incidentally is where the personification of corporations appeared most poignant. -- S. Park
    Chapter One: The Corporation's Rise to Dominance (excerpt)
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/product-description/0743247469/ref=dp_proddesc_0/002-5306146-9018420?%5Fencoding=UTF8&n=507846
    *Achbar, Mark, and Jennifer Abbott (directors), The Corporation (2004), DVD encoded Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only), Zeitgeist Video DVD; April 5, 2005. Run Time: 145.
    The Corporation
    Website for the documentary movie and DVD, "The Corporation."
    http://www.thecorporation.com/

    *Nace, Ted, Gangs of America: The Rise of Corporate Power and the Disabling of Democracy, ISBN: 1576752607 9781576752609.
    "Surpassing even the state and the church, the corporation has become the core institution of the modern world, exercising might and muscle without regard to the often destructive effects on individuals, the environment, society, and the world. How did this happen? In this compelling expose, noted entrepreneur and activist Ted Nace scrutinizes the legal framework of the corporation and untangles questions about how and why the corporation evolved as it did. Nace traces the evolution of this institution through the behind-the-scenes figures who shaped it, including Thomas Scott, an obscure genius who invented the holding company; Stephen Field, the Supreme Court judge who developed corporate personhood rights; and many others. Including the latest research by historians, sociologists, political scientists, and legal scholars, this book is a dramatic narrative, an invaluable reference, and a blueprint for regaining control before it's too late." -- Publisher
    "Corporations aren't like us. Since their powers are determined by the framework of laws, it is possible to engineer them with all sorts of qualities, including some attributes outside the realm of human possibility. In theory, that programming can go either way: Society can make corporations stronger by removing restraints and adding new legal powers, or weaker by doing the reverse. The key lesson is this: corporations are only as powerful as they are legally designed to be.
    "As described in the previous chapters, the engineers of the American political system deliberately created a framework of laws to keep corporations politically weak. That framework was subsequently undermined by the ingenious maneuvers of Tom Scott and other businessmen, lawyers, and sympathetic legislators." -- Publishers Weekly
    "Nace nurtured Peachpit Press from a home-based operation, writing and publishing computer guides, to a business worthy of acquisition by the Pearson conglomerate. The experience inspired him to study the nature of corporate power. He offers a breezy summary of the legal history surrounding the formation of corporations and the parameters of their power, putting an anti-corporate spin on the American Revolution and discussing how the early republic limited corporate power by enabling state governments to issue restrictive charters. But the tight controls didn't remain in place: after the Supreme Court's decision in an 1886 case involving the Santa Clara Railroad, corporations were assumed to be the legal equivalent of people entitled to equal protection under the law and, in subsequent cases, were guaranteed a growing range of constitutional rights. One of Nace's central arguments is that Santa Clara doesn't mean what everybody thinks it means: the original decision doesn't take any stand on whether corporations have constitutional rights; the question comes up in a subsequent version of the decision, but the Chief Justice acts as if it had been resolved in earlier decisions. Although Nace blames the Court's reporter for the shift in emphasis, he illustrates how another justice, Stephen Field, was already buttressing politicians' and financial titans' efforts to eliminate all restraints on corporate power, making their legal supremacy inevitable. Later chapters examine how corporations continue to wield their influence to prevent the government from regulating them too closely, but while the book offers plenty of details about the problem's existence and deftly introduces it, it offers little more than generalities about where to go from there." -- Reed Business Information, Inc.
    Gangs of America
    http://www.gangsofamerica.com/7.html

    *Achbar, Mark, and Jennifer Abbott (directors), The Corporation (2004), DVD encoded Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only), Zeitgeist Video DVD; April 5, 2005. Run Time: 145.
    "This is an extraordinary film about the creation of the American corporation, its legal organizational model, its global economic dominance and its psychopathic tendencies, and its incredible ambition to influence every aspect of culture in its unrelenting pursuit of profit.
    "The Corporation" was spawned from Joel Bakan's in depth book, THE CORPORATION: A PATHOLOGICAL PURSUIT OF PROFIT AND POWER (See annotation above). The film and book begins in the 18th century, in the establishment of the 14th Amendment. Initially the 14th Amendment was designed after the Civil War to give ex-slaves' legal rights, like any other citizen of the United States, but through a maze of legal precedents, the business corporation organization model was now deemed a 'legal person' with all the civil rights accorded to a citizen. This highly absurd precedent has paved the way for corporations to literally get away with murder, because a 'corporation' is not an individual that you can put in jail. In effect, a corporation has no moral or social obligations; their only obligation is the pursuit of profit. This film offers numerous examples of unethical practices resulting in death for many people, and because of their [corporations] status under the 14th Amendment, and endless legal loopholes, [they] have gotten away with terrible crimes against humanity and the environment with no more than a fine, a mere slap on the wrist.
    "As the law treats corporations as 'persons,' Bakan thought it appropriate to put the various behaviors of these companies under psychological examination. What this psychological study illustrated is that corporations, as 'persons' behave and display the symptoms of the clinical psychopath. A psychopath typically does not have a social conscience, is guilt free after committing heinous acts, and will destroy anything or anybody that prevents them from attaining the object of their particular obsession -- in this case, the relentless pursuit of profit.
    "This documentary took several years to produce with over 650 hours of footage directors, Jennifer Abbot and Mark Achbar, had to chisel down this amazing amount of material into a comprehensible film. What is most astounding is the range of people interviewed for this film, that argue from all sides of the 'corporation issue:' Ira Jackson, Ray Anderson - CEO of Interface, the world's largest carpet manufacturer; Noam Chomsky, Richard Grossman, Howard Zinn, Michael Moore, Milton Freidman, Noble Prize winning economist; Jeremy Rifkin, President, Foundation of Economic Trends; Dr. Robert Hare, Consultant to the FBI on psychopaths, and many more individuals from all sides of the debate.
    "When Bakan wrote his book and then collaborated with Mark Achbar to produce this film, what they did not want was the film to appear as just some left-wing diatribe, attacking the corporations, but to illustrate to people how the corporation began, how they have evolved and what they could well turn into if the people do not become involved in the democratic process, ensuring our governments take back the reigns of power.
    "After viewing this film, it becomes all too evident that these large corporations have too much power, whose mandate is not the common good of the people, and who will go to any lengths, legally and otherwise, in the pursuit of profit and the bottom line.
    "I believe this is one of the best and most important documentary films to be made in many years." -- C. Middleton
    This work is an "exposé of legal tyranny." (C. Middleton)
    "An epic in length and breadth, this documentary aims at nothing less than a full-scale portrait of the most dominant institution on the planet Earth in our lifetime -- a phenomenon all the more remarkable, if not downright frightening, when you consider that the corporation as we know it has been around for only about 150 years. It used to be that corporations were, by definition, short-lived and finite in agenda. If a town needed a bridge built, a corporation was set up to finance and complete the project; when the bridge was an accomplished fact, the corporation ceased to be. Then came the 19th-century robber barons, and the courts were prevailed upon to define corporations not as get-the-job-done mechanisms but as persons under the 14th Amendment with full civil rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness (i.e., power and profit) -- ad infinitum.
    "The Corporation defines this endlessly mutating life-form in exhaustive detail, measuring the many ways it has not only come to dominate but to deform our reality. The movie [Mark Achbar and Jennifer Abbott] performs a running psychoanalysis of this entity with the characteristics of a prototypical psychopath: a callous unconcern for the feelings and safety of others, an incapacity to experience guilt, an ingrained habit of lying for profit, etc. We are swept away on a demented odyssey through an altered cosmos, in which artificial chemicals are created for profit and incidentally contribute to a cancer epidemic; in which the folks who brought us Agent Orange devise a milk-increasing drug for a world in which there is already a glut of milk; in which an American computer company leased its systems to the Nazis -- and serviced them on a monthly basis -- so that the Holocaust could go forward as an orderly process. . . ." -- Reader's Comment
    The Corporation
    Website for the documentary movie and DVD, "The Corporation."
    http://www.thecorporation.com/
    Computer Crime and Corporate Crime
    http://www.lettermen2.com/ccrime.html

    *McClellan, Scott, What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception, ISBN: 9781586485566 1586485563.
    "Scott McClellan was one of a few Bush loyalists from Texas who became part of his inner circle of trusted advisers, and remained so during one of the most challenging and contentious periods of recent history. Drawn to Bush by his commitment to compassionate conservatism and strong bipartisan leadership, McClellan served the president for more than seven years, and witnessed day-to-day exactly how the presidency veered off course.
    "In this refreshingly clear-eyed book, written with no agenda other than to record his experiences and insights for the benefit of history, McClellan provides unique perspective on what happened and why it happened the way it did, including the Iraq war, Hurricane Katrina, Washington's bitter partisanship, and two hotly contested presidential campaigns. He gives readers a candid look into who George W. Bush is and what he believes, and into the personalities, strengths, and liabilities of his top aides. Finally, McClellan looks to the future, exploring the lessons this presidency offers the American people as we prepare to elect a new leader.
    "Scott McClellan served as White House press secretary from 2003 to 2006. Before that he served as the principal deputy White House press secretary and as traveling press secretary for the Bush-Cheney 2000 campaign. Earlier in his career, Mr. McClellan served as deputy communications director in the Texas governor's office and campaign manager for three successful statewide campaigns. He is now a senior adviser to a global technology firm and communications strategist. Born in Austin, Texas, he now lives near Washington, D.C." -- Publisher
    "It was as certain as heat in a Texas summer that Bush's chokehold on those who know the ugly truth about his administration would not last forever. We are finally realizing as a nation how badly Bush's criminally incompetent, arrogant, dishonest presidency has come to destroying our prosperity and our very way of life. The fact that gas will surely hit $6 - $8 in the near future is only the tip of the iceberg. The price crunch was inevitable, but predictable, and Bush wasted 7 1/2 years on policies based on the assumption that oil would forever be cheap and plentiful. We've only begun to experience the consequences of this single major blunder. The biggest Bush legacies will be a trillion-dollar pointless and endless "war," and the crippling effects that two terms without a realistic energy policy has only begun to bring.
    "Those who continue to ignore reality and dismiss McClellan as an opportunist need to rethink the meaning of patriotism: Country and government are NOT the same. Opposing and exposing bad government is a DUTY of patriotism. If anything, McLellan should have written the book much sooner. Yes, he'll make millions, but so what? It's the American way.
    "I can't wait to see what General Colin Powell has to say about the Bush administration's inner workings. At least he had the decency to quit after one term, which is a big clue that he smelled rats all around. I bring up Powell because to those who would dismiss my comments as partisan, I can honestly say I would have loved to see Powell run for President. At this point, I'd settle for HIS version of the disaster that was the Bush administration." -- Reader's Comment
    "Here are a few of his observations:

  • Bush believes his own spin (better known as bulls**t) and demonstrates a remarkable lack of inquisitiveness.
  • Bush favored propaganda over honesty in selling the war, leading us down the primrose path.
  • Cheney steered war policy behind the scenes, leaving no fingerprints.
  • Bush and his team repeatedly shaded the truth, manipulated public opinion, and sold the Iraq situation in such a way that the use of force appeared to be the only feasible option.
  • Contradictory evidence was ignored or discarded, caveats or qualifications to arguments were downplayed or dropped, and a dubious al-Qaida connection to Iraq was played up.
  • The Bush administration didn't check their political maneuverings in at the door after the win -- instead, they maintained a permanent campaign mode, run largely by Rove.
  • Presidential initiatives from health care programs to foreign invasions were regularly devised, named, timed and launched with one eye (or both eyes) on the electoral calendar.
  • Operating in the campaign mode means never explaining, never apologizing, never retreating. Unfortunately, that strategy also means never reflecting, never reconsidering, never compromising.
  • Bush is out of touch, operates in a political bubble, and stubbornly refuses to admit mistakes.
  • The press is partially responsible for giving Bush soft questions and enabling the president." -- Reader's Comment
    "Simply put -- Bush looted the community chest and killed thousands in the process. Convicting him of multiple felonies, rather than being a national shame, would be a first step in restoring our global credibility. -- Reader's Comment

    Grigg, William Norman, Liberty in Eclipse, (The Welch Foundation, 2007), ISBN: 0979985900 9780979985904.
    Grigg's books are no longer available from The John Birch Society for some reason. "He stated that he was fired by JBS on October 3, 2006, officially for unstated reasons." -- William Norman Grigg
    "LIBERTY IN ECLIPSE is a 320-page exposé and indictment of our nation's descent into the early stages of police state tyranny. Topics discussed include the militarization and federalization of law enforcement; the establishment of a quasi-dictatorial 'war presidency;' the evisceration of the Bill of Rights, and due process guarantees going back to the Magna Carta; the increasingly commonplace surveillance of Americans; the institutionalization of torture; and the likely restoration of conscription, including a military draft in this Country." -- Publisher

    Woodiwiss, Michael, Gangster Capitalism: The United States and the Globalization of Organized Crime, ISBN: 0786716711 9780786716715.
    "Everyone knows what organized crime is. Each year dozens of feature films, hundreds of books, and thousands of news stories explain to an eager public that organized crime is what gangsters do. Closely knit, ethnically distinct, and ruthlessly efficient, these mafias control the drugs trade, people trafficking and other serious crimes. If only states would take the threat seriously and recognize the global nature of modern organized crime, the FBI's success against the Italian mafia could be replicated throughout the world. The wicked trade in addictive drugs could be brought to a halt.
    "The trouble is, as Woodiwiss demonstrates in shocking and surprising detail, what everyone knows about organized crime is pretty much completely wrong. In reality the most important figures in organized crime are employees of multinational companies, politicians and bureaucrats. Gangsters are certainly a problem, but much of their strength comes from attempts to prohibit the market for certain drugs. Even here they are minor players when compared with the intelligence and law enforcement agencies that selectively enforce prohibition and profit from it. Woodiwiss shows how respectable businessmen and revered statesmen have seized these opportunities in an orgy of fraud and illegal violence." -- Reader's Comment

    Woodiwiss, Michael, The Return of Gangster Capitalism: The Global Rise of Organised Crime, ISBN: 9780745332024 0745332021.

    *Bugliosi, Vincent, The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder, ISBN: 9780792756064 0792756061, 352 pages.
    We receive what we deserve as citizens. Bugliosi's book offers hope in these ominous times, when practically all of our institutions, including the three branches of government, seem to be broken beyond repair. THE PROSECUTION OF GEORGE W. BUSH FOR MURDER demonstrates that one person can bring an unfaithful leader to trial in the courtroom of American public opinion, can call for justice, outside the reach of the politicized monopoly that our Court System has become, and without astronomical legal costs and delays -- by publishing a lawsuit.
    We hope upright, law-abiding citizens will follow Bugliosi's example and will publish lawsuits calling for justice against unfaithful leaders in the courtroom of American public opinion.
    Notice this book is actually a lawsuit. Vince Bugliosi explained in a broadcast interview that his intention is to present all the facts and arguments necessary to win a lawsuit against George W. Bush. He said it is his intention to make it possible for any County or State District Attorney, where a son or daughter has died in the Iraq war, to file a suite against George W. Bush. Furthermore, he is offering to act as a consultant or associate Prosecuting Attorney with any local District Attorney. There is no statute of limitations on murder.
    "Famed Charles Manson prosecutor and three time #1 New York Times bestselling author Vincent Bugliosi has written the most powerful, explosive, and thought-provoking book of his storied career.
    "In THE PROSECUTION OF GEORGE W. BUSH FOR MURDER, Bugliosi presents a tight, meticulously researched legal case that puts George W. Bush on trial in an American courtroom for the murder of nearly 4,000 American soldiers fighting the war in Iraq. Bugliosi sets forth the legal architecture and incontrovertible evidence that President Bush took this nation to war in Iraq under false pretenses -- a war that has not only caused the deaths of American soldiers but also over 100,000 innocent Iraqi men, women, and children; cost the United States over one trillion dollars thus far with no end in sight; and alienated many American allies in the Western world.
    "As a prosecutor who is dedicated to seeking justice, Bugliosi, in his inimitable style, delivers a non-partisan argument, free from party lines and instead based upon hard facts and pure objectivity.
    "A searing indictment of the President and his administration, THE PROSECUTION OF GEORGE W. BUSH FOR MURDER also outlines a legally credible pathway to holding our highest government officials accountable for their actions, thereby creating a framework for future occupants of the oval office.
    "Vincent Bugliosi calls for the United States of America to return to the great nation it once was and can be again. He believes the first step to achieving this goal is to bring those responsible for the war in Iraq to justice.
    "Vincent Bugliosi received his law degree in 1964. In his career at the L.A. County District Attorney's office, he successfully prosecuted 105 out of 106 felony jury trials, including 21 murder convictions without a single loss. His most famous trial, the Charles Manson case, became the basis of his classic, HELTER SKELTER, the biggest selling true-crime book in publishing history. Two of Bugliosi's other books -- AND THE SEA WILL TELL and OUTRAGE -- also reached #1 on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list. No other American true-crime writer has ever had more than one book that achieved this ranking. His latest book, RECLAIMING HISTORY: THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY, has been heralded as 'epic' and 'a book for the ages.'
    "Bugliosi has uncommonly attained success in two separate and distinct fields, as an author and a lawyer. His excellence as a trial lawyer is best captured in the judgment of his peers. 'Bugliosi is as good a prosecutor as there ever was,' Alan Dershowitz says. F. Lee Bailey calls Bugliosi 'the quintessential prosecutor.' 'There is only one Vince Bugliosi. He's the best,' says Robert Tanenbaum, for years the top homicide prosecutor in the Manhattan D.A.'s office. Most telling is the comment by Gerry Spence, who squared off against Bugliosi in a twenty-one-hour televised, scriptless 'docu-trial' of Lee Harvey Oswald, in which the original key witnesses to the Kennedy assassination testified and were cross-examined. After the Dallas jury returned a guilty verdict in Bugliosi's favor, Spence said, 'No other lawyer in America could have done what Vince did in this case.'
    Bugliosi lives with his wife, Gail, in Los Angeles." -- Publisher

    "Controversy is breeding cinematic greatness this year as Michael Moore's 'Fahrenheit 9/11,' along with Mel Gibson's 'The Passion of the Christ,' pushes the envelope on intelligent and thought-provoking American film-making. This is a documentary feature (I think arguably the finest of all time) that pulls no punches as Moore dives into the George W. Bush administration head-first like a heat-seeking missile with only one objective -- find and destroy. Moore started a stir after he won the Best Documentary Feature Oscar for 'Bowling for Columbine' in 2002 as he bashed the current White House president in a wild, daring and chaotic speech that sent shockwaves even through Hollywood (not exactly Bush country to start with). 'Fahrenheit 9/11' is supposedly a justification to Moore's public views. The movie is a blazing powder keg as an unbelievable amount of research, archive footage and Moore's unchallenged brand of getting in the face of the man and the system the man represents extends throughout the picture's running time. A political nightmare in 2000 took place as the presidential election came down to Florida where wrong-doing and possible voter fraud occurred. Things went from bad to worse as President Bush's excessive vacation time in Crawford, Texas is questioned and then of course that fateful day in September of 2001 changed the nation and the world forever. Fear, in Moore's eyes, dominates the administration as they do their best to keep the general public scared with mixed signals and messages. The thin red line then comes into play as George W. Bush and Tony Blair's role in Iraq becomes skewed with that of Saddam Hussein. Why attack Iraq? What about Osama bin Laden's relatives that fled the U.S. shortly after the New York terrorist attacks? And how did they even get a flight when air transportation was supposedly shut down? Was Iraq the real threat? Can the Taliban even be tracked down? What about Middle Eastern/U.S. affairs with the oil of the world? The questions are not easily answered as Moore paints a portrait of a dizzying web network where nothing is quite as simple or clear as it seems. Is anyone in Washington, D.C. any help? Well they do not even seem able to read bills that are passed. And who suffers? Not the rich and powerful. It is those in places like Flint, Michigan, a place where the poverty rate is staggering and where unemployment is near 50 percent in some areas. Who takes advantage? Try pesky military recruiters who chase down poor white people and economically down-trodden minorities shamelessly like old time evangelists or medicine men. And as it has always been those with so little fight for those with so much. And is anyone willing to do like the Almighty and sacrifice their own offspring for something they believe in? Moore is not shy at all. The movie does its best to explain and educate all viewers, even those who do not want to hear or see. All angles are covered and all corners swept. Bush's unsuccessful business career gets a glimpse. His closest advisers (Dick Cheney, Colin Powell, Donald Rumsfeld, Colon Powell and many others) are shown at their very worst through seemingly endless news items. The film gets emotional as Moore finds a middle-class family in his hometown who has suffered the loss of one of their children. Pro-Bush people turn on a dime as the economy and unsubstantiated war force many fence-sitters to re-think their political beliefs. 'Fahrenheit 9/11' is an anti-war picture at its finest. I always think back to the 1930 version of 'All Quiet on the Western Front' when the primary character (played by Lew Ayres) states that there is no glory in dying for your country. He believes that when your choices are to die with honor or live that the only logical choice is the latter. Moore has very similar outlooks in this day and age of international chaos. This movie could be discussed for days and days and the major points would never be touched upon. Moore, like him or not, is an amazing talent as his visions and the way he executes them are truly something remarkable to behold. To write a critical statement of 'Fahrenheit 9/11' does not really do this project justice. It is near impossible to express the brilliance of this important and intelligent movie. 5 stars out of 5." -- a registered user of The Internet Movie Database

    "On behalf of the United States of America
    "On behalf of Americans, thank you Michael. This film is exactly what every single person I know wanted to see, and thanks to you, we have a voice.
    "After we as a nation were robbed of a voice during the debacle of 2000, you sent a message to the world that I could not have said better myself. Your film invoked tears of absolute anger in a packed audience in Frederick, Maryland last week. It also received an ovation, the likes of which I have never witnessed in a movie theater in my life.
    "Thank you." -- a registered user of The Internet Movie Database

    Factual Backup for Fahrenheit 9/11
    http://www.michaelmoore.com/warroom/f911notes/

    "Michael Moore has expressed his approval of Fahrenheit 9/11 being downloaded through networks like BitTorrent and eDonkey2000. He also champions a very Lessig-esque outlook in his reasoning. Quentin Tarantino's earlier support for such practices is also mentioned. Meanwhile, Lion's Gate says it has no plans to oppose the practice." -- The Sunday Herald

    "Fahrenheit 9/11" will be released October 5, 2004, on DVD and Video. -- WorldNetDaily.com

    Complete 911 Timeline
    A very complete timeline of all aspects of 9-11 with documentation and links. Readers are sure to find information here of which they were previously unaware.
    http://www.cooperativeresearch.net/project.jsp?project=911_project

    ----------------------- Terrorism


    How does a nation protect itself against terrorists who commit suicide to murder innocent citizens?

    It is the presence of The Holy Spirit in society, The Third Person of the Holy Trinity -- it is His presence alone, that restrains evil in society. It is His presence alone that stops men from murdering their neighbors and from completely destroying society.
    In the absence of The Holy Spirit there is no restraint of evil.
    Therefore, a nation that struggles to remove The Holy Trinity, The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit, from all public life, that nation will lose all restrain of evil, and will succumb to self-destruction from within. It will also succumb to destruction from enemies without. It is the presence in a nation of The Holy One of Israel, The God of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob, the presence of The Triune God, that restrains evil, and that gives society order and life.
    Honored citizens of The United States of America, your willful rebellion against Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ has brought the judgment of God upon this nation. God punishes a people by putting godless leaders in command. All restraint of evil has disappeared from our nation, and our leaders are helpless to stop the spread of terrorism. Repent honored citizens of this beloved nation, partake of Christ, for you are the terrorists.
    And now may the Grace, the Mercy, and the Peace, of God The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit, rest and abide with you now and forevermore. Amen.


    How sobering that it takes a tragedy of the magnitude of September 11, 2001 to make us realize that justice and punishment are the only ways to suppress evil, evil that, among other things, results in suffering of the innocent.

    How sobering that, after the cataclysmic suicide airline bombing of the Twin International Trade Center Towers and the Pentagon, our politicians still equate freedom with toleration and license, a false and fatalistic presupposition. How sobering that we still can not see that conflict of will leads to death. Toleration is the enemy of truth, and no individual or nation can tolerate falsehood, or they will be destroyed by that falsehood. The issue is life and death. Absolute Truth leads to life, both temporal and eternal, and falsehood leads to death, both physical death and the Second Death. Nor can a republican form of government grant suffrage to anti-Christian factions and expect the protection and positive sanctions of the Triune God.

    How sobering to realize that, after the war on international terrorism, this nation will then have to face the enemy within.

    Is leadership to blame for our problems?
    Lack of individual responsibility ( Individual Responsibility for Corporate Faithfulness and Sanctification) has a lot to do with the problems of individuals and nation today. Sometimes the truth hurts. We humans, with our fuzzy understanding of the Doctrine of the Sovereignty of God ( The Sovereignty of God) and The Doctrine of Man [Human Nature, Total Depravity] tend to shift blame ( Scapegoating and Blameshifting) to leadership. Blinded to the broader perspective we tend to blame our leaders for our problems. We think the enemies of society are elected officials, civil servants, judges, lawyers, and business CEOs. Or we blame church leaders in the visible church who are not true to Christ. After all they repress and suppress the Truth and are instrumental in maintaining a famine of spiritual knowledge. We blame anyone who has usurped power and who is rebellious and idolatrous.
    Viewed from a broader perspective, in the Old Testament our Heavenly Father entered into a covenant with us ( The Ten Commandments: The Moral Law, Covenant Theology and the Ordinance of Covenanting). And in the New Testament He has redeemed us by adopting us back into His family on the basis of the finished life and work of Christ ( Book-length Presentations of the Free Offer of The Gospel Message of Salvation and the Life to Come: The Means of Grace). But when we as individuals turn our backs on Christ, when we fall into idolatry, then one of the ways He punishes us is to give us leaders like ourselves, who are rebellious and idolatrous. Notice He gives us exacting what we deserve. He gives us exactly what we have willed for ourselves by the lives we live (Psalm 106:40-43). Notice also that He is simply being faithful to his covenant with us ( The Covenant Faithfulness of God).
    It is the presence of the Holy Spirit in the hearts of individual members of society that restrains evil. In other words, in the final analysis it is individual hearts filled with the Holy Spirit that determines the leadership of a nation. We are redeemed and saved by our absolute sovereign God in his covenant faithfulness with us. The consequence is righteous leadership and a renewed and stabilized nation. Our prayer should be Turn us again, O God, and cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved (Psalm 80:3), ( A Theological Interpretation of American History)

    I am convinced that the Lord will not bless a church at peace with his enemies. -- Edwin Nisbet Moore, from the conclusion to Our Covenant Heritage

    The Solution to Terrorism
    http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrrappd.html#terror


    It is possible to speak of the studied irrelevance of much preaching and comment on Scripture. A law of central importance to the monetary and economic morality of a nation [Money and Measures] is treated casually or not at all. -- R.J. Rushdoony, in Institutes of Biblical Law, p. 468

    The difference between God's law and man's laws? God enforces his law. Man is unable to enforce his laws.

    "Modern civil law foresees only civil enforcement. Biblical law requires civil enforcement and declares the certainty of ultimate divine judgment in history for failure to enforce His Laws [Isaiah 17:14; Jeremiah 17:11]. Biblical criminal law is thus essentially religious law, and it has in mind two courts, the God-ordained courts of the social order, and the Supreme Court of Almighty God.
    "Ehrlich's comment is to the point:

    It is difficult to compare Biblical sins with statutory crimes since in the former all are based on moral and spiritual values whereas in the latter only that is a crime which fits into the structure of the statute sought to be enforced. (J.W. Ehrlich, The Holy Bible and The Law, p. 92.)
    "Precisely. Biblical law is the word of God; it therefore represents an ultimate order which is written into the texture of all creation and into the heart of man. Hence, a jury system is valid in terms of Biblical law, since the decision is in terms of a fundamental law which all men know, whether they acknowledge it or not. Civil statutes represent only the will of the state, not an objective and absolute moral order. Statutory law creates lawlessness, because society is then no longer governed by an absolute standard of justice but rather by the fiat will of the state. Like fiat money, fiat law lacks substance, and it quickly destroys itself, and all who rely on it. It is a form of fraud, and a major form." -- R.J. Rushdoony, The Institutes of Biblical Law, pp. 498-499.

    Thus, what is clearly condemned by the Tenth Commandment is every attempt to gain by fraud, coercion, or deceit that which belongs to our neighbor. On this principle, alienation of affection suits [akin to marrying for money] were once a part of the law of the land. Their abuse by a lawless age led to their abolition, but the principle is sound. A person who works systematically to alienate the affections of a husband or wife in order to gain him or her for himself, sometimes together with his monetary assets, is guilty of violating this law.
    This law thus forbids the expropriation by fraud or deceit of that which belongs to our neighbor. The Tenth Commandment therefore does sum up commandments six through nine and gives them an additional perspective. [emphasis added. Notice that one through four prohibit taking from God the glory, honor, and praise that is his due, yet very few attain to this type of obedience.] The other commandments deal with obviously illegal acts, i.e., clear-cut violations of law. The Tenth Commandment can be broken within these laws. To cite a Biblical example. David committed adultery with Bathsheba, a clearly illegal act. His subsequent acts were technically within the law: Uriah was put in the forefront of the battle and orders were so issued as to insure Uriah's death in battle. It was not technically murder, but it was clearly a conspiracy to kill, with David and Joab both guilty of murder.
    Thus, a variety of laws in Western civilization are based on this principle of the fraudulent use of the law to defraud or to harm. Many of these laws legislate against the conspiracy aspect of fraud. They legislate against the covetous seizure of our neighbor's possessions by evil through sometimes legal means. The law against dishonest gain is thus a very important one, and the Tenth Commandment, instead of being a vague appendage to the law, is basic to it.
    This law against dishonest gain is directed by God, not merely to the individual, but to the state and all institutions [including corporations, foundations, organizations, secret societies, churches, parachurch organizations, and etc.]. The state can be and often is as guilty as are any individuals, and the state is often used as the legal means whereby others are defrauded of their possessions. The law against evil covetousness is thus an especially needed one in the 20th century. -- R.J. Rushdoony, The Institutes of Biblical Law, pp. 634-635

    *Knox, John (1505-1572), Against Romish Rites and Political and Ecclesiastical Tyranny (1554). Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "Formerly titled 'A Faithful Admonition to the Professors of God's Truth in England,' this letter is said to be 'undoubtedly the most important' of Knox's writings (up to that time) by W. Stanford Reid in TRUMPETER OF GOD (p. 114). Furthermore Reid notes that Knox's 'views on the magistrate expressed in the 'Faithful Admonition,' were to have an important influence upon much of his future conduct, and upon the development of the Reformation in both England and Scotland.' The editor of Knox's Works states, 'the object of the Admonition was twofold. The one was to animate those who had made a good profession to perseverance, and to avoid the sin of . . . appearing to conform to the 'abominable idolatry' re-established in England; the other, to point out the dangers to be apprehended in when the kingdom became subjected to the dominion of strangers.' Knox uses very strong language here, in the hopes of getting through to those who came to be termed Nicodemites (i.e. those who thought that they could 'keep faith secretly in the heart, and yet do as idolaters do,' in Knox's own words). Written at a time when the true church had been driven underground by Roman Catholic persecution, it was said concerning this letter that 'many other godly men besides have been exposed to the risk of their property, and even life itself, upon the sole ground of either having had this book in their possession, or having read it.' Kevin Reed gives an excellent summary of this letter in Selected Writings of John Knox, when, in part, he writes, 'while acknowledging the risk of persecution to the faithful, the reformer perceives a greater danger in compromising with idolatry. Government persecution may bring disfavour of men, loss of personal goods and, in some cases, physical death; but idolatry brings down the wrath of God, resulting in grievous punishments, now and through eternity. Idolatry also invites a curse upon the posterity of the nation. In an intense pastoral appeal, Knox strongly admonishes his readers to avoid conforming to the Romish rites of worship' (p. 220). For those who would rather read many of these Knox items with contemporary spelling, punctuation, and grammar we highly recommend the Selected Writings of John Knox." -- SWRB
    http://www.swrb.com/newslett/actualnls/FaithAdm.htm
    Additional Title???: An Admonition or warning that the faithful Christians in London, Newcastel, Barwycke, and others, may avoide God's vengeance; A godly letter sent to the fayethfull in London, Newcastell, Barwyke, and to all other within the realme off Englande, that love the comming of oure Lorde Jesus by John Knox, EEBO.

    Knox, John (1505-1572), Reformation, Revolution and Romanism (1558)
    "This has been called John Knox's most important political writing. It also deals with Romanism, God's law and much more. The full printed version of this text is free at http://www.swrb.com/newslett/FREEBOOK/JKnox.htm or for sale in Knox's 6 volume works at http://www.swrb.com/catalog/K.htm."
    http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?currSection=sermonsspeaker&sermonID=1030075041

    *Calvin, John (1509-1564), Calvin's Commentaries, 22 volumes. A Christian classic.
    "I know of no man since the Apostles' days whom I value and honor more than Calvin, and whose judgment in all things, one with another, I more esteem and come nearer to." -- Richard Baxter (1615-1691)
    "Of all commentators I believe Calvin to be the most candid. . . . He was no trimmer and pruner of texts. He gave their meaning as far as he knew it." -- C.H. Spurgeon
    "A large volume could not contain all that has been written in praise of Calvin's commentaries, by men of all theological persuasions. Anyone who neglects consulting Calvin is going to be the poorer for their neglect." -- Jay P. Green, Sr. (1918-2008)
    It is recommended that CALVIN'S COMMENTARIES be used for daily devotions.
    Calvin's Commentaries in Logos Library System format (LLS) http://www.logosbiblesoftware.com/logosbiblesoftware/calcom.html
    The Comprehensive John Calvin Collection CD-ROM
    http://www.ageslibrary.com
    The Comprehensive John Calvin Collection CD-ROM in Logos Library System (LLS) format
    http://www.logosbiblesoftware.com/logosbiblesoftware/calcom.html
    Calvin's Commentaries (those in e-text to date)
    http://ccel.wheaton.edu/calvin/commentaries/commentaries.html

    The Constitution Restoration Act of 2004: The Most Important Legislation in the Last Fifty Years
    "The passage of H.R. 3799 and S. 2082 should be regarded as the most important item on the conservative agenda this year! It is no hyperbole to say that the passage of this bill is significantly more important than who wins the White House this November." -- Chuck Baldwin
    http://www.citizenreviewonline.org/feb2004/restoration.htm

    Questions and Answers on The Constitution Restoration Act "CRA" 2004, HR 3799 IH, 108th CONGRESS, 2d Session
    "An advocate for constitutional government says activist judges could be dealt a fatal blow if Congress would follow its mandate and use the authority granted to the legislature by the Constitution to keep the courts in check. Many conservatives feel that liberal judges who make law rather than interpret the Constitution have been leading an assault on the traditional values on which America was founded. But Howard Phillips of the Conservative Caucus says that could all end if the U.S. Congress would act. 'Article Three gives Congress the power to abolish every federal court except the Supreme Court, and to limit the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court,' he says. He goes on to explain that this empowers Congress to prevent the courts by statute from ruling against the public display of the Ten Commandments, the inclusion of 'one nation under God' in the Pledge of Allegiance, prayer in schools, and similar religious freedom and freedom of expression issues. Phillips says these rights are guaranteed. 'You don't need a Constitutional Amendment -- it's in the Constitution.' Unfortunately, he says, Congress has been derelict in its duty to protect these rights by failing to oversee the courts more closely." -- Bill Fancher
    http://209.157.64.200/focus/f-news/1077826/posts

    Conservative Petitions
    Go here to sign a petition for the "Constitution Restoration Act of 2004," H.R. 3799 and S. 2082 now before Congress.
    Register and use the site to inform friends of CRA and to invite them to sign the petition.
    http://www.conservativepetitions.com/

    Early Virginia Religious Petitions
    "Early Virginia Religious Petitions presents images of 423 petitions submitted to the Virginia legislature between 1774 and 1802 from more than eighty counties and cities. Drawn from the Library of Virginia's Legislative Petitions collection, the petitions concern such topics as the historic debate over the separation of church and state championed by James Madison and Thomas Jefferson, the rights of dissenters such as Quakers and Baptists, the sale and division of property in the established church, and the dissolution of unpopular vestries. The collection provides searchable access to the petitions' places of origin and a brief summary of each petition's contents, as well as summaries of an additional seventy-four petitions that are no longer extant. The collection complements the Library of Congress exhibition Religion and the Founding of the American Republic and is a collaborative venture between the Library of Congress and The Library of Virginia."
    http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/petitions/

    NESARA: The National Economic Stabilization and Recovery Act
    "Monetary and fiscal policy reform that will double the standard of living for every American within one generation and restore economic and social prosperity across the land."
    http://nesara.org/bill/index.htm

    *Bastiat, Frederic (1801-1850), The Law. Considered to be among the ten greatest books in the English language.
    "Full of truths that are not merely relevant, but are absolutely vital to our future." -- Dick Armey
    "If ever there was a concise and powerful argument for defending Liberty and the Law against every social engineer, this has to be it (only 75 pages!). Bastiat is a master of words and the analogy. Every lover of freedom who wishes to get a nutshell understanding of why Liberty and Law matters ought to read this book. . . ." -- Reader's Comment
    The Law, by Frederic Bastiat (Part 1 of 10)
    "The law perverted! And the police powers of the state perverted along with it! The law, I say, not only turned from its proper purpose but made to follow an entirely contrary purpose! The law become the weapon of every kind of greed! Instead of checking crime, the law itself guilty of the evils it is supposed to punish! " -- Frederic Bastiat, from the Introduction
    The Law, Frederic Bastiat
    http://archive.org/details/law00fredguat

    Beard, Charles Austin (1874-1948), and Forrest McDonald (introduction), An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States, ISBN: 0029024803, and (Crown Rights Book Company, 2003).
    "The author of this controversial book argues that the men who had drafted the United States Constitution acted more from economic motives than for abstract ideals. Evidence drawn from the Federalist Papers and the other political writings of the era is presented to show that the movement to replace the Articles of Confederation with the Constitution was originated and carried through principally by four special interest groups which had been adversely affected under the old system: money, public securities, manufactures and trade, and shipping." -- Crown Rights Books Company
    "In this classic and controversial interpretation of the economic conditions of the United States between 1783-1787, Beard proposes the thesis that the Framers were motivated by economic concerns. In his landmark work THE GROWTH OF AMERICAN LAW Hurst describes AN ECONOMIC INTERPRETATION . . . as 'one of ''the basic works'' on the Federal Convention of 1787.' Hurst, The Growth of American Law: 458. Beard [1874-1948] was a founder of The New School for Social Research." -- Publisher

    Yates, Robert, John Lansing, and Luther Martin, Secret Proceedings and Debates of the Constitutional Convention, 1787. Alternate title: SECRET PROCEEDINGS AND DEBATES OF THE CONVENTION ASSEMBLED AT PHILADELPHIA, IN THE YEAR 1787, FOR THE PURPOSE OF FORMING THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ISBN: 1410203638 9781410203632.
    "One of the most important collections of documents pertaining to the formation of the Constitution of the United States. Notes on the convention taken by Robert Yates, Chief Justice of New York, and copied by John Lansing, Jun. Esquire, late chancellor of that state, members of that convention. Including 'The Genuine Information,' laid before the Legislature of Maryland, by Luther Martin, Esquire, then attorney-general of that state, and member of the same convention. James Madison thought that Yates and Martin 'appear to have reported in angry terms what they observed with jaundiced eyes.' It must be added that in many particulars Yates' notes were fuller than Madison's own. Luther Martin's GENUINE INFORMATION is a general summary of the course of the Debates, with a running criticism on the provisions of the Constitution. Also contains an appendix with documents by Edmund Randolf, and others." -- Publisher
    "The delegates, of the free states (in the national convention), in their extreme anxiety to conciliate the ascendency of the Southern slaveholders, did listen to a compromise between right and wrong -- between FREEDOM and SLAVERY, of the ultimate fruits of which they had no conception, but which already, even now, is urging the Union to its inevitable ruin and depopulation, by a civil, servile, foreign, and Indian war, all combined in one; a war, the essential issue of which will be between freedom and slavery, and in which the unhallowed standard of slavery will be the desecrated banner of the North American Union -- that banner first unfurled to the breeze inscribed with the self-evident truths of the Declaration of Independence." -- John Quincy Adams, commenting on proceeding in the Constitutional Convention and prophetic of the War Between the States
    Secret Proceedings and Debates of the Constitutional Convention, Conspiracy in Philadelphia: The Origins of the U.S. Constitution
    http://garynorth.com/phildelphia.pdf

    Taxation and War
    http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr9cha.html#taxwar

    Complete 911 Timeline
    A very complete timeline of all aspects of 9-11 with documentation and links. Readers are sure to find information here of which they were previously unaware.
    http://www.cooperativeresearch.net/project.jsp?project=911_project

    LewRockwell.com
    Highly recommended.
    http://www.lewrockwell.com/

    The American Conservative Union Annual Rating of Congress
    http://acuratings.com/

    Why John McCain Must not Become Commander-in-Chief
    http://devvy.net/pdf/mar08/stop_mccain_030508.pdf

    Bowen, Russell S., The Immaculate Deception: The Bush Crime Family Exposed (America West Publications, May 2001), ISBN: 0922356807 9780922356805.
    "This is perhaps the most shocking book written this century about treason committed by the highest leaders within the U.S. Government. This disturbing and thought provoking expose, which few American know about, shows the truth about the drug running activities in behalf of the 'secret government.' You will learn about the unsavory past of George Bush and his family, and well as the unscrupulous activities in which he has been involved." -- Publisher
    "General Bowen is a retired Brigadier General whose position with the Office of Security Services (OSS) and his drug running activities in behalf of the government are revealed. He has courageously come forward with the truth about his association." -- Publisher
    "When you read THE IMMACULATE DECEPTION subtitled THE BUSH CRIME FAMILY EXPOSED, you will have to keep reminding yourself that you are NOT reading about George W. Bush, our current President. But, the information in this book about George H.W. Bush and his father Prescott Bush will make you look at today's 'war on terrorism' and relationship with Iraq in an entirely different light, despite the fact that this book was written in the late 1980s -- seemingly long before today's post 9/11 conflict(s).
    "You remember George Bush (Sr.) of 'Read my lips! No new taxes!' fame. He was the Head of the CIA before he was President of the United States and a member of the Skull & Bones Club at Yale before that. He was also the Director of the U.S. 'War on Terrorism' and 'War on Drugs' at the same time, the only person to ever hold both jobs simultaneously.
    "This book describes senior George Bush's career and aspirations through the U.S. efforts in 1982-83 to BUILD UP IRAQ by supplying Saddam Hussein with weapons including chemicals needed to manufacture chemical weapons of mass destruction and how Hussein's power has been kept in place by U.S. policies 'in order to be a perceived threat to Israel' (p. 92). It also describes George senior's role in the Bay of Pigs, the John F. Kennedy assassination, the Robert F. Kennedy assassination, the Martin Luther King assassination, the Iran hostages trade for weapons 'deal,' and the near assassination of Ronald Reagan.
    "In short, if you want to understand today's 'War on Terrorism' and dealings with Iraq, Israel, the PLO, and Afghanistan, simply 'follow the money.' You'll find, as this book outlines, that most of it leads to the Bush family, in one form or another." -- Reader Review
    Bush Family Crime: A Short Bibliography, 2004
    http://lettermen2.com/bushcri.html
    Impeachment in the United States
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impeachment_in_the_United_States

    *Lichtblau, Eric, Bush's Law: The Remaking of American Justice (Pantheon, April 1, 2008), 384 pages, ISBN: 9780375424922 037542492X.
    "In the aftermath of 9/11, President Bush and his top advisors declared that the struggle against terrorism would be nothing less than a war -- a new kind of war that would require new tactics, new tools, and a new mind-set. BUSH'S LAW is the unprecedented account of how the Bush administration employed its war on terror to mask the most radical remaking of American justice in generations.
    "On orders from the highest levels of the administration, counterterrorism officials at the FBI, the NSA, and the CIA were asked to play roles they had never played before. But with that unprecedented power, administration officials butted up against -- or disregarded altogether -- the legal restrictions meant to safeguard Americans' rights, as they gave legal sanction to covert programs and secret interrogation tactics, a swept up thousands of suspects in the drift net.
    "Eric Lichtblau, who has covered the Justice Department and national security issues for the duration of the Bush administration, details not only the development of the NSA's warrantless wiretapping program -- initiated by the vice president's office in the weeks after 9/11 -- but also the intense pressure that the White House brought to bear on The New York Times to thwart his story on the program.
    "BUSH'S LAW is an unparalleled and authoritative investigative report on the hidden internal struggles over secret programs and policies that tore at the constitutional fabric of the country and, ultimately, brought down an attorney general.
    "Eric Lichtblau received the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting, for his stories on the NSA's wiretapping program. He has worked in the Washington bureau of The New York Times, covering the Justice Department, since 2002. From 1999 to 2002 he covered the Justice Department for the Los Angeles Times. He is a graduate of Cornell University and lives in the Washington, D.C., area." -- Publisher

    *Lindorff, Dave, and Barbara Olshansky, The Case for Impeachment: The Legal Argument for Removing President George W. Bush From Office, ISBN: 031237254X 9780312372545.
    "It's time to act -- and this is the guide. Now in paperback to meet a rising public demand, here is a hard-hitting argument for the impeachment of George W. Bush -- and top members of his administration. Events since the book's hardcover release -- including court decisions regarding war crimes and violations of the FISA law on wiretapping -- have only heightened the urgency.
    "Methodically detailing the Bush regime's offenses and refuting its lies and deceptions, investigative reporter Dave Lindorff and constitutional rights specialist Barbara Olshansky explain why the president and his inner circle should be removed from office for high crimes and misdemeanors. Among the most grievous harms:

    "Dave Lindorff, an award-winning journalist for over three decades, has written for BusinessWeek, Salon, and The Nation. Barbara Olshansky is Leah Kaplan Visiting Professor in Human Rights at Stanford Law School." -- Publisher
    "The authors (Lindorff and Olshansky) believe that articles of impeachment in the book should be an open and shut case, that a prosecutor would have no problem drawing up a FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) indictment, or convincing a jury to convict - if this were a regular criminal matter. They go on to assert that the only possible explanation for President Bush's conditions for appearing before the 9/11 Commission (no reporters, recording devices or notes; that he not be placed under oath; that only a few select members be present) is that he lied. Further, Bush's lies on Iraq have killed over 2,500 troops and an estimated 100,000 Iraqis (mostly civilians), and has cost hundreds of billions. Other charges include violation of signed international treaties that have become the law of the land (e.g. Geneva Convention), ignoring or violating acts of Congress through the issuance of 'signing statements' in which Bush declared his intention to interpret laws his own way and obey only those he feels like.
    "THE CASE FOR IMPEACHMENT then reviews Bush's early record of business failures, early abuses of law as Texas' governor and resolving the contested Florida votes in 2000, and his administration's emphasis on secrecy, followed by background material on impeachment.
    "Specific charges against President Bush include negligence (ignoring global warming, Katrina foul-ups, no plan or sufficient armor in Iraq, and poor defense of the U.S.), corruption (restricting Iraq bidding to a few U.S. firms, involvement with Abramoff), and illegal acts (authorizing torture, wiretapping, lying about the need to invade Iraq).
    "The authors also believe that other officials should be impeached: V.P. Cheney (awarding contracts to cronies, support for torture, outing Valerie Plame), Secretary Rumsfeld (supporting torture), Rice (lying about the potential use of aluminum tubes), A.G. Gonzales (lying about warrantless surveillance).
    "Lindorff and Olshansky realize no impeachment action will occur under the current Congress - however, they believe setting out the case for doing so will give proponents something to work towards and help bring about political change. Their 'bottom-line' is that failure to act may reduce the Constitution to but a piece of paper by the end of Bush's second term.
    "Like a frog that doesn't realize he slowly being boiled, we tend to lose perspective on events that slowly occur over time. THE CASE FOR IMPEACHMENT summarizes a number of alarming acts and clearly demonstrates that action should be taken." -- Reader's Comment

    Stone, Roger J., Saint John Hunt, and John LeBoutillier, The Bush Crime Family: The Inside Story of an American Dynasty, ISBN: 9781510721401 1510721401.
    "Smashes through the layers of lies and secrecy that have surrounded and protected our country's most successful political dynasty for nearly two centuries. New York Times bestselling author Roger Stone lashes out with a blistering indictment, exposing the true history and monumental hypocrisy of the Bushes. In Stone's usual 'go for the jugular' style, this is a no-holds-barred history of the Bush family, composed of smug, entitled autocrats who both use and hide behind their famous name. They got a long-overdue taste of defeat and public humiliation when Jeb's 2016 limp presidential bid went down in flames. Besides detailing the vast litany of Jeb's misdeeds -- including receiving a four-million-dollar taxpayer bailout when his father was vice president as well as his startlingly close alignment with supposed 'enemy' Hillary Clinton -- Stone travels back to Bush patriarchs Samuel and Prescott, right on through to presidents George H.W. and George W. Bush to weave an epic story of privilege, greed, corruption, drug profiteering, assassination, and lies. The book has been updated throughout, and includes a new chapter on the family's Machiavellian plan to propel Jeb's son George Prescott Bush forward as the family's next political contender." -- Publisher
    The Bush Crime Family: Four Generations of Wall Street War-Making and War-Profiteering, Dr. Eric Karlstrom, August, 2004
    http://www.communitycurrency.org/BushCrimeFamily.html
    Bush Family Crime: A Short Bibliography, 2004
    http://lettermen2.com/bushcri.html
    Impeachment in the United States
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impeachment_in_the_United_States

    Ending Tyranny Without Violence, Murray N. Rothbard
    "It was a medieval tradition to justify tyrannicide of unjust rulers who break the divine law, but La Boétie's doctrine, though non-violent, was in the deepest sense far more radical. For while the assassination of a tyrant is simply an isolated individual act within an existing political system, mass civil disobedience, being a direct act on the part of large masses of people, is far more revolutionary in launching a transformation of the system itself. It is also more elegant and profound in theoretical terms, flowing immediately as it does from La Boétie's insight about power necessarily resting on popular consent; for then the remedy to power is simply to withdraw that consent.[17]"
    "Thus, the hierarchy of privilege descends from the large gainers from despotism, to the middling and small gainers, and finally down to the mass of the people who falsely think they gain from the receipt of petty favors. In this way the subjects are divided, and a great portion of them induced to cleave to the ruler, 'just as, in order to split wood, one has to use a wedge of the wood itself.' Of course, the train of the tyrant's retinue and soldiers suffer at their leader's hands, but they 'can be led to endure evil if permitted to commit it, not against him who exploits them, but against those who like themselves submit, but are helpless.' In short, in return for its own subjection, this order of subordinates is permitted to oppress the rest of the public.[47] (La Boétie, pp. 79-80)"
    http://www.lewrockwell.com/rothbard/rothbard78.html#_ftn47

    La Boétie, Etienne de (1530-1563), and Murray N. Rothbard, The Politics of Obedience: The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude, ISBN: 0914156101 9780914156109.
    "Properly pronounced not, as might be thought, La Bo-ay-see, but rather La Bwettie (with the hard 't')."
    "THE DISCOURSE OF VOLUNTARY SERVITUDE has influenced some of the world's greatest social thinkers; from Leo Tolstoy to Mohandus Gandhi to Ayn Rand. Written in the 1550s, as something of an underground tract or pamphlet by a young French student and friend of essayist Michelle de Montaigne, this short work remains a timeless exposé of the psychology and inherent corruption involved in social or political power. The work has been in and out of print in English (Some of its various titles over the years were SLAVES BY CHOICE, ANTI-DICTATOR, THE WILL TO BONDAGE, and THE POLITICS OF OBEDIENCE: THE DISCOURSE OF VOLUNTARY SERVITUDE). In North America it has been out of print for some time now, unfortunately. Since its original circulation in the early 1550s as de la servitude volontaire ou contr'un, this short but powerful work seems to find its way back into print whenever the winds of social change began blowing toward tyranny." -- Reader's Comment
    Politics of Obedience: The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude, Etienne de La Boétie
    https://archive.org/details/PoliticsOfObedienceTheDiscourseOfVoluntaryServitude

    The Treasury of David, Psalm 106
    http://archive.spurgeon.org/treasury/ps106.htm

    Arminianism
    In answer to the current Administration and future Administration's "Vision for America."
    http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrrappd.html#armism

    *Rost, Peter, KILLER DRUG, didactic fiction, 360 pages, ISBN: 9781601452436 1601452438.
    "THE CIA on June 26, 2007 declassified secret documents that revealed 'the Agency had relations with commercial drug manufacturers, whereby they passed on drugs rejected because of unfavorable side effects.' KILLER DRUG is a thriller about one such drug company."
    "Peter Rost is the bestselling author of THE WHISTLE-BLOWER, CONFESSIONS OF A HEALTHCARE HITMAN. Dr. Rost was a vice president of marketing at Pfizer, the world's largest pharmaceutical company." -- Publisher
    [This novel so closely tracks the author's life experience that it appears to be written in the tradition of Frank Peretti: reality presented in novel to avoid charges of libel . . . -- compiler]
    "KILLER DRUG is a fast-paced thriller about a drug company that kills its enemies -- and employees.
    "Alex McGraw, whistle-blower and former Managing Director of BioPharma Germany, is trying to move on with his life after having uncovered worldwide corporate tax [ . . . ]. He finally receives a job offer from Xenal. The omnipotent security department, however, spies on company employees using both advanced technology and personal surveillance and already knows about Alex's history.
    "Alex's first assignment is to go to the Ritz-Carlton in Cancun, Mexico, to manage a lavish meeting with hundreds of doctors. Alex meets Xenal employee Jennifer Klum at the reception and falls for her. She confides in Alex who follows her to her room. Later, Jennifer is abducted by Zapatista rebels and Alex spends a short time in custody as a suspect in her disappearance.
    "But nothing in this book is what it originally appears to be and soon a Xenal-funded death squad is hunting Jennifer in Mexico's jungles. Meanwhile Jennifer finds herself prepared for a ritual sacrifice on a Mayan pyramid.
    "Alex gets a demonstration of the secret chemical weapons program jointly managed by Xenal and the CIA. Then Xenal's CEO Ms. Metcalf discovers that the security chief isn't loyal to her and implements a plan to oust him. She secretly negotiates a deal with another predatory corporation, to make a friendly takeover bid for Xenal.
    "In the middle of all this Alex decides to expose this powerful corporation. And now the real action starts involving choppers, corporate jets, soldiers of fortune, and Convulsor, the drug developed by Xenal." -- Reader's Comment

    *Rost, Peter, The Whistle-blower: Confessions of a Healthcare Hitman, ISBN: 193336839X 9781933368399.
    "A number of books critical of the pharmaceutical industry have recently been published, but none has been an exposé written by a senior executive of one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies. THE WHISTLE-BLOWER is at once an unmasking of how corporations take care of malcontents and a gripping story of one man's fight to maintain his family and his sanity. Starting in 2003, the book details the illegal, even criminal business practices the author witnessed at his corporation, as well as his crusade to legalize the reimportation of drugs. It also explains how in this post-Enron world whistle-blowers can't simply be fired, and what the author's corporation did to coerce and silence him. A story of a battle that continues today, one which any American who takes or will take prescription drugs has a stake in, THE WHISTLE-BLOWER is a powerful testimony." -- Publisher
    "Rost's book is about more than just himself. Much of the latter half, in fact, has nothing to do with Rost's battle with Pfizer, but is rather a litany of recent drug company corruption, and Rost argues convincingly that the FDA and America's major medical journals have been co-opted by the industry. When he moves on to examine the American economy at large, where he lays out some eye-opening statistics comparing skyrocketing CEO salaries with the static ones of American workers, we realize Rost has reached his destination.
    "Ultimately, THE WHISTLE-BLOWER is an impassioned jeremiad against corporate greed, with Rost our inside man. The book's overriding theme is that the American political system is in danger of degenerating into a plutocracy [government by the wealthy -- compiler], (or 'kleptocracy,' as he dubs it) -- if it hasn't already. 'The American democracy has been stolen by our new class of robber barons -- the CEOs of our largest corporations,' he writes." -- Jake Whitney, in the article "Lone Wolf Takes on the Pharma Pack" in The Progressive Populist October 21, 2006
    Question Authority, Dr. Peter Rost daily blog
    Rost's blog entries suggest that the general goals, managements techniques, relationships, ways of dealing with opposition, overall results of operations, and so forth, of the drug industry are analogous to organized crime worldwide.
    http://peterrost.blogspot.com/
    Health Care Hitman: Peter Rost, People's Pharmacy Radio Show, April 24, 2008, No. 677
    "Guest: Peter Rost, MD, former vice-president of Pfizer. Author of WHISTLE-BLOWER: CONFESSIONS OF A HEALTH CARE HITMAN and a novel, KILLER DRUG. His blog is: http://peterrost.blogspot.com/"
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    Lance, Peter, 1000 Years for Revenge: International Terrorism and the FBI: The Untold Story, ISBN: 006054354X 9780060543549.
    The gist of this work is that the CIA and FBI had ample information to stop 9/11.

    *Joseph, R. Gabriel (editor), America Betrayed: Bush, Bin Laden, 9/11 . . . AIDs, Anthrax, Iraq . . . , ISBN: 0971644578 9780971644571.
    "Prescott Bush and Rockefeller's Standard Oil had been in business with the Hitler regime and the Nazis since 1933, and in 1942, three Bush businesses were seized by the U.S. government, for violation of the Trading With the Enemies Act.
    "Three generations of the Bush clan became members of a German secret society: the Yale chapter of the 'Order of Skull and Bones.' In Germany, the 'Order of Skull of Bones' -- also known as 'The Brotherhood of Death' -- gave rise to Hitler and the dreaded SS. Prescott Bush, through his shipping company, became a special 'Friend' of Himmler's SS -- the same SS which, in conjunction with IG Farbin, ran the concentration and slave labor camps.
    "The Bush clan and Rockefeller's Standard Oil, were in business with IG Farbin, as well as with the Saudis who had also partnered with Hitler.
    "At the conclusion of WWII, and Germany's defeat, thousands of high ranking Nazis and SS agents were recruited, by Bush-Rockefeller lawyer, Allen Dulles, into what would later become the CIA. Allen Dulles, and later, George Bush, would become directors of the CIA . . .
    "IG Farbin, a consortium of companies that included Bayer, conducted horrible experiments on concentration camp inmates to discover an 'ethnic biological weapon' -- a deadly disease that would target specific ethnic groups . . . Drs. funded by the Rockefeller Foundation directed this research.
    "In 1957, a scientist who completed his medical training in Nazi-occupied Poland, and who was funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, injected 300,000 Central African men, women, and children, with an experimental polio vaccine -- a vaccine that contained a deadly AIDS-like virus, monkey HSIV. Years later, Central Africa would become 'Ground Zero' for the AIDS/HIV epidemic . . .
    "Three generations of the Bush clan have been in business with governments and people who kill Americans, and on the morning of 9-11-2001, Bush Sr. was in business with the bin Ladens and other Saudis who had helped fund Osama bin Laden and the attack of 9-11-2001 . . .
    "The attack of 9-11, would transform an inept, seemingly incompetent president into a war time leader who would attack not Saudi Arabia but Iraq and then steal its oil . . . as well as attack American Civil Liberties and the U.S. constitution . . .
    " 'Key FBI Headquarters personnel had to be spies or moles . . . who were actually working for Osama Bin Laden. . . . Key FBI HQ personnel . . . continued to, almost inexplicably, throw up roadblocks and undermine Minneapolis' desperate efforts . . . to stop terrorists. . . .' who planned 'to take control of a plane and fly it into the World Trade Center.' -- FBI supervisor, and Coleen M. Rowley, FBI Special Agent and Chief Division Counsel. . . . and it goes on and on . . . .
    "In researching and writing this book, we relied on numerous sources, including those within the intelligence community. Prior to and after 9-11, hundreds of pages of secret documents were provided, including reports written by the FBI. However, rather than asking the reader to accept the word of 'confidential sources,' Dr. Joseph and his research team have sought out and he has cited corroborating evidence that is either part of the public record, or buried within government files that can only be accessed with the help of the Freedom of Information Act. Every chapter in this book is extensively referenced.
    "Much of the information in this book was obtained prior to 9-11-2001. We at University Press, had been working on an academically oriented text, called: TERRORISM, FUTURE WARS AGAINST AMERICA. Based on the data collected, Dr. Joseph began predicting, in the weeks prior to 9-11, that we could expect a major terrorist attack on New York or Washington before the end of 2001.
    "Because we at University Press had so much advanced information related to 9-11, we hired several New York journalists, and were able to publish, within 30 days of this tragedy, a rather extensive account of what led up to 9-11 as well as what transpired on that horrible day. Indeed, long before the mass media found out, we obtained and provided details on the Zacarias Moussaoui case and the inexplicable behavior of top FBI and CIA officials who failed to heed the warnings of lower level FBI agents. We also detailed how the CIA and FBI allowed Khalid al-Midhar and Nawaf al-Hazmi to enter and move about freely in the U.S., despite their connections to al-Qaeda. Indeed, this material appeared in our book, AMERICA ATTACKED, which was published on October 11, 2001 -- 30 days after 9-11. Six months later, the American mass media and the joint Congressional committee examining the so called intelligence failures leading up to 9-11, confirmed our reports.
    "We beat the media again in March of 2002, when we published the book, JOHN WALKER LINDH, AMERICAN TALIBAN, and revealed that John Walker Lindh was 'gay' and that he may have been seduced and recruited by an older man, who we named. Six months later, our observations were confirmed by Time magazine.
    "Yet another source of information that found its way into this current book, was the research conducted on Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany. This research was for a future book, and a future documentary film, titled: HITLER'S DIARIES. We learned, a long time ago, that the Bush family fortune traces its roots to Hitler's Germany. Doing business with murderers, terrorists, and the enemies of America, seems to be a Bush family tradition." -- Publisher

    Beard, Charles Beard (author) and Campbell Craig (introduction), President Roosevelt and the Coming of the War, 1941: Appearances and Realities, new edition (Transaction Publishers; New Ed edition (May 13, 2003), 614 pages.
    "This is a great and important book. It was not Beard's last book, but one that subjected him to a veritable witch hunt and his removal from his position in historical societies and organization. A progressive of the old LaFollette type, Beard simply sought to tell the truth about how Roosevelt plunged the USA into World War II before any declaration of war or attacks on the USA by Germany, Italy, or Japan.
    "Most of the material here comes from hearings in the U.S. congress, some during World War II, and other shortly afterward.
    "It is unfortunate that Beard did not have access to the materials that have been available in the last 10 or 20 years as war time records has become declassified. His concentration is on Pearl Harbor and the naval war against Italy and Germany (most who write about submarine warfare in the Atlantic neglect the fact that there was a substantial force of Italian submarines as well as German submarines), that Roosevelt launched in 1940. Yet, this is but the tip of the iceberg in Roosevelt's illegal war against Germany and Italy and Japan in 1940 and in 1941.
    "Roosevelt ran the 1940 election under the slogan 'I hate war' and on his many pledges not to send Americans to fight in the Second World War [the same scenario of Woodrow Wilson and the First World War -- compiler]. As soon as Roosevelt won the 1940 election he secretly began to send American sailors, marines, and soldiers into the war.
    "In November 1940, Roosevelt sent the U.S. Navy into the Atlantic to attack and sink German and Italian submarines in complete cooperation with the British. This was despite the fact that the German and Italian submariners were ordered to stay out of the Western Atlantic and to avoid American ports and ships so they would not provoke U.S. public opinion. What the Axis submariners could have done if they targeted American shipping was shown in 1941 and 1942 after Pearl Harbor. Hundreds of ships were sunk within sight of the East Coast. Britain was seriously threatened with strangulation.
    "The evidence that Beard prints in this book chiefly from Congressional hearings explains major incidents like the sinking of the Reuben James and the Kearny that were used to claim Germany was sinking American ships without provocation. Congressional hearings reported on in this book show both incidents were provoked by aggressive U.S. Navy attacks on German submarines either separate from or in direct cooperation with the British and Canadian navies.
    "Roosevelt had the U.S. in a worldwide naval war with Germany and Italy by 1941. American Navy pilots worked directly with the British. In fact it was an U.S. Navy pilot, not a British pilot who flew the plane that torpedoed the Bismark and left it unable to steer. The destroyer for bases deal not only supplied the British with destroyers, but sent U.S. troops to the bases that protected British colonies in the Americas and Africa so British troops there could be sent to the war in the Arab East.
    "The U.S. Navy began to build a major base in Northern Ireland. By 1941 U.S. Navy ships would attack, sink, or seize any German vessel they encountered on the high seas, not just in the Atlantic, but in the Pacific and Indian Ocean as well. The U.S. fleet and "neutral" American shipping were used to convoy Australian, New Zealand, and British colonial troops from the Pacific to the U.S. and Canada to be shipped to the British war in North Africa.
    "American Marines relieved the British troops who had essentially invaded and occupied Iceland, an action not really favored by the Icelandic government which had tried to stay neutral. Those same Marines were originally to have invaded Vichy-controlled Martinique and Guadeloupe, but the Vichy governor of the islands agreed to allow U.S. Navy officers to control passage of naval vessels to those islands, keeping French warships in port on these islands until the end of the War.
    "In Asia, Roosevelt launched the Flying Tigers. Rather than being a mercenary program paid for by the Chaing Kai Shek government as the public was told until the relevant documents were released in the 1980s, the Flying Tigers were totally financed by the United States Army Air Force. All of the Tigers were serving Navy or Army pilots who were ordered to leave the Navy and the Army to accept positions with the Tigers. Generally, Army and Navy officers are not usually allowed to simply quit and take other positions before the end of their service, let alone in a period of coming war. Plans for the Tigers included building a huge American-staffed and paid for air force that would possess long range bombers to attack Japan. They barely had begun functioning in China before WW II began.
    "In late 1940 joint commissions of the U.S. military and naval general staffs and their British counterparts were set up in both Washington and London to plan a US-British war against both Germany and Japan. Similar arrangements were worked out with Britain, Canada, and the Dutch colonial government of what is now knows as Indonesia for naval and military action against Japan.
    "Those who do not know the information Beard provides and the rest that has come out since his times, wonder why Germany declared war on the USA. They picture the German declaration of war as an erroneous and gratuitous act of solidarity with Japan. They miss the real question. The real question is why did Germany wait so long to declare war on the USA when the USA had been carrying on what American and international law clearly defined as illegal warfare against Germany since the fall of 1940.
    "Beard's courage on this issue was symptomatic of his rigor and independence, his relentless desire to find the truth. Just as we are ignorant of the real origins of U.S. involvement in WWII without this pioneering work, we are ignorant of who the founders of the U.S. government were, and what they were afraid of unless we read his Economic Interpretation of the Constitution. Beard was not just a learned man, a diligent scholar, and pretty good writer, he was a brave man who demanded to tell the truth no matter how unpopular it was. We should all be more like Beard!" -- Reader's Comment

    Halperin, James, Truth Machine (Del Rey, June 29, 1997).
    "Prepare to have your conception of truth rocked to its very foundation.
    "It is the year 2004. Violent crime is the number one political issue in America. Now, the Swift and Sure Anti-Crime Bill guarantees a previously convicted violent criminal one fair trial, one quick appeal, then immediate execution. To prevent abuse of the law, a machine must be built that detects lies with 100 percent accuracy.
    "Once perfected, the Truth Machine will change the face of the world. Yet the race to finish the Truth Machine forces one man to commit a shocking act of treachery, burdening him with a dark secret that collides with everything he believes in. Now he must conceal the truth from his own creation . . . or face his execution.
    "By turns optimistic and chilling -- and always profound -- The Truth Machine is nothing less than a history of the future, a spellbinding chronicle that resonates with insight, wisdom . . . and astounding possibility.
    'PROFOUND'." -- Associated Press
    "Imagine a world in which no one can lie. Now try to imagine the consequences. Halperin has written this generation's 1984, and rarely have our customers praised a book more highly. . . . And only time will tell whether Halperin's book is speculative fiction, or inverse history. Very Highly Recommended." -- Amazon.com

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    "The United Nations is composed of nations such as communist, socialist, fascist, slave states, terrorist states, Third World countries and many countries that just plain hate the United States. As one can quickly discern, for the most part the aforementioned nations are of the type we have opposed throughout our nation's history. If we did not oppose their form of government, we at least opposed many of them for their repressive treatment of their people.
    "Now that all these countries have come together under the banner of the United Nations, they have somehow gained respectability. So much so that we, the United States, must get their approval before our government can take the appropriate action to safeguard our citizens.
    "In short, we must now subjugate our form of government to the whims and will of a conglomeration of nations that cannot even serve their own citizens, but as a group have acquired the power to tell us how we should behave.
    "Many of our own citizens have bought into this, the idea that certain countries, (which are) antagonistic toward our country, should somehow now have the right to tell us how and when we can act in our own defense. In short, we have surrendered our nation's sovereignty to countries of all stripes and persuasions, called the United Nations.
    "Why are we, as the greatest nation on the face of the planet, now subjugating the rule of our nation, our laws, our liberties and such to those that sill harbor a resentment and hatred of everything we stand for?
    "Is this how we want to be governed - by a mob/group with the mentality such as outlined above? The recently displayed mentality of the 'peaceniks' parading across our country is the kind of representation we are getting from the U.N. How low can we go?" -- James Dobranich

    Hightower, Jim Thieves in High Places: They've Stolen our Country -- And its Time to Take it Back (Viking Press: August 14, 2003).
    "Hightower defines 'Kleptocrat Nation' as 'a body of people ruled by thieves . . . a government characterized by the practice of transferring money and power from the many to the few . . . [and] a ruling class of moneyed elites that usurps liberty, justice, sovereignty, and other, democratic rights from the people.' His catalogue of corporate greed and governmental complicity is breathtaking in scope, and though he admits that the fusion of business and government is not new, he persuasively states that 'never have so few done so much for so few.' Unfortunately, Hightower's serious message is delivered in such a 'down home' style, it may lose its impact on the more brainy among us. Also, one wishes there were more documentation for the copious examples and facts in the book. Still, Hightower's call to action is sincere, and his descriptions of the triumphs of average people over corporate power might give some fledgling activists some hope. Thieves in High Places urges Americans to reclaim control of our government -- Hightower thinks we can with community organization and grass-roots movements. However, judging from his description of the current power structure, we are going to need all the help we can get." -- Silvana Trop
    "While he covers much that is available in the public domain, he covers in a comprehensive way the whole set of misdeeds perpetrated by Walmart on its employees and those who make its products. You will come away wanting to do something about the behavior of the world's largest corporation after reading it. That alone is worth the price of the book." -- Reader Comment

    Huffington, Arianna Pigs at the Trough: How Corporate Greed and Political Corruption Are Undermining America (Crown Publishing Group, January 14, 2003).
    "Who filled the trough? Who set the table at the banquet of greed? How has it been possible for corporate pigs to gorge themselves on grossly inflated pay packages and heaping helpings of stock options while the average American struggles to make do with their leftovers?
    "Provocative political commentator Arianna Huffington yanks back the curtain on the unholy alliance of CEOs, politicians, lobbyists, and Wall Street bankers who have shown a brutal disregard for those in the office cubicles and on the factory floors. As she puts it: 'The economic game is not supposed to be rigged like some shady ring toss on a carnival midway.' Yet it has been, allowing corporate crooks to bilk the public out of trillions of dollars, magically making our pensions and 401(k)s disappear and walking away with astronomical payouts and absurdly lavish perks-for-life.
    "The media have put their fingers on pieces of the sordid puzzle, but Pigs at the Trough presents the whole ugly picture of what's really going on for the first time -- blistering, wickedly witty portrait of exactly how and why the worst and the greediest are running American business and government into the ground.
    "Tyco's Dennis Kozlowski, Adelphia's John Rigas, and the Three Horsemen of the Enron Apocalypse -- Ken Lay, Jeff Skilling, and Andrew Fastow -- are not just a few bad apples. They are manifestations of a megatrend in corporate leadership -- the rise of a callous and avaricious mind-set that is wildly out of whack with the core values of the average American. WorldCom, Enron, Adelphia, Tyco, AOL, Xerox, Merrill Lynch, and the other scandals are only the tip of the tip of the corruption iceberg.
    "Making the case that our public watchdogs have become little more than obedient lapdogs, unwilling to bite the corporate hand that feeds them, Arianna Huffington turns the spotlight on the tough reforms we must demand from Washington. We need, she argues, to go way beyond the lame Corporate Responsibility Act if we are to stop the voracious corporate predators from eating away at the very foundations of our democracy.
    "Devastatingly funny and powerfully indicting, PIGS AT THE TROUGH is a rousing call to arms and a must-read for all those who are outraged by the scandalous state of corporate America." -- Publisher
    "The gluttony continues! Every day brings another jaw-dropping new example of precisely the kind of political and corporate outrages that prompted me to write Pigs at the Trough. As I wrote in the book, our representatives in Washington have tried to fool us with a Madison Avenue version of reform, featuring glitzy bill signings and execs-in-chains photo-ops but pitifully little substance. The president's assertion in his State of the Union address that one of the greatest accomplishments of his presidency was reforming corporate America was outrageous. The ongoing march of corporate sleaze proves otherwise.
    "In just the last few weeks alone, as we prepare our own taxes, we've learned that the Wall Street firms who've agreed to pay $1.5 billion to settle conflict-of-interest charges will actually be able to claim the vast majority of those payments as tax deductions. Think of that: not only do these financial flimflam artists escape criminal indictment, they get a massive write-off to boot! Then there's the astounding story of how Sprint's top two executives paid no taxes on $288 million in stock-option profits thanks to highly imaginative tax shelters dreamed up by the accounting alchemists at Ernst & Young. And you were worried about whether you could deduct that $42 dollar business lunch you had with a friend?
    "PIGS AT THE TROUGH shows how and why such appalling abuses continue to happen - and why Washington continues to turn a blind eye.
    "Normally, it's satisfying to be right. But in this case, it's just plain nauseating." -- Arianna Huffington, the author

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    Sicko, Michael Moore's healthcare documentary
    "Moore zeroes in on this Nixonian moment, which encapsulates the film's premise that the United States health care system is defined by a fundamental conflict: profit versus care, and -- no surprise -- profit beats care. . . .
    "Moore makes this point magnificently in SiCKO, which is the best film in the Moore canon. . . .
    "Moore does not explicitly call for a particular set of reforms. But he clearly wants a taxpayer-funded system that cuts out the insurance companies and provides universal care to all. . . .
    But Moore, to his credit, cuts through the surface-level details and gets to the essentials. Why not health care for all? Why allow corporate profit-mongers to decide whether an 18-month-old girl lives or dies? Why is the population of the United States, as wealthy as this nation is, not as healthy as the population of Britain, France, Canada, and 33 other countries? Why settle for a sick system?" -- David Corn
    Read David Corn's lengthy and informative review.
    SiCKO Is Boffo [extremely successful; great. -- compiler], David Corn, author, columnist, and an editor for The Nation political weekly, June 2, 2007
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/thenation/20070621/cm_thenation/3207083_1
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    *Robbins, John (1949-2008), Freedom and Capitalism: Essays on Christian Politics and Economics (Unicoi, TN: The Trinity Foundation, November, 2006), 650 pages, ISBN: 1891777157 9781891777158.
    Contains "The Ethics and Economics of Health Care" a lecture delivered at the Evangelical Theological Society meeting at Westminster Theological Seminary in 1994. It is 36 pages in length and is documented with footnotes and in text bibliography.
    We believe this is the definitive statement on "Single Payer Guaranteed, Quality National Health Insurance in the United States" and is a must-read for individuals whose lives are impacted by the unavailability of affordable health care in the United States. It is a must read for individuals who do not have the knowledge to make an informed decision about H.R. 676, yet recognize the profound importance of taking the right stand on the issue. -- compiler
    "One can agree that there are serious problems with the present health care and health insurance systems in the United States [writing in 1994 -- compiler]. Nothing in this paper should be construed as a defense of the status quo. But those serious problems arose because of government interference in the insurance and care systems."
    From the author's nine concluding points: "any political health-car plan is subversive of the fundamental moral values that have given the United States whatever moral authority it has in the world. Government planning is incompatible with freedom of choice in health care, freedom of contract, private planning, limited government, federalism, the rule of law, individual responsibility, the work ethic, and Christian charity. . . . is inimical to the Biblical ideas of sovereignty of God; the primacy of the individual; the proper function of the state; the sinfulness of theft, idleness, and envy; and the exercise of Christian charity. . . . The creation of a political-medical complex . . . is a necessary condition of a totalitarian state, as illustrated in the history of Germany. . . . involves the sinful use of force against patients, doctors, hospitals, insurance companies, drug companies, and taxpayers. . . ."
    The concluding points are followed by seven suggested steps to reform the present system.
    "Dr. John W. Robbins attended Grove City College (A.B. 1969) and The Johns Hopkins University (M.A. 1970, Ph.D. 1973). He has served as chief of staff for a Member of Congress [Ron Paul of Texas], editor of The Freeman magazine, Economist for The Heritage Foundation, and Professor of Political Philosophy in The Freedom School." -- Publisher

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    Smith, Rebecca, and John R. Emshwiller 24 Days: How Two Wall Street Journal Reporters Uncovered the Lies that Destroyed Faith in Corporate America (HarperCollins, August 2003).
    "This is the story of two Wall Street Journal beat reporters -- one covering the energy industry just after the chaotic California electricity crisis; the other chasing stock swindlers. Together these journalists were ideally placed to uncover one of the great cons of the century. Here is a story about the fall of a great company, and the practice of journalism, marked by skill, luck, and determination.
    "24 Days is the gripping, untold chronicle of the investigative process -- often haphazard but imbued with insight and commitment -- that broke through Enron's stonewalling and exposed its inner workings, setting in motion a chain of events that shook the public's trust in big business, Wall Street, and the accounting profession.
    "In August 2001, Jeffrey Skilling unexpectedly resigned from his job as CEO of Enron after only six months in the top job. While Smith -- who had been covering the California energy crisis -- was away, the Wall Street Journal Los Angeles bureau chief drafted Emshwiller to interview Skilling. During a rambling conversation, Emshwiller stumbles onto an unlikely admission from the corporate prodigy, which partly confirms the journalists' suspicions that Skilling didn't quit for "personal reasons." This odd revelation raised ominous questions about Enron's much-bragged-about success.
    "The two reporters pick and pull at the mystery, and with the help of confidential sources, who understood Enron's inner workings, expose an audacious scheme: Andrew Fastow's off-balance-sheet partnerships that hid Enron's failings and inflated its value by billions of dollars. . . ." -- Publisher

    Mulford, Charles W., and Eugene E. Comiskey, The Financial Numbers Game: Detecting Creative Accounting Practices (John Wiley & Sons, January 18, 2002).
    "To hide falling profits, some managers ply the flexibility found in accounting principles to alter their financial reports. Others go further and use fraud in their deception. It is vitally important that investors, analysts, and other users of financial statements detect these creative accounting practices as early as possible in order to avoid negative earnings surprises and potential share-price declines. THE FINANCIAL NUMBERS GAME identifies the steps businesses may take to misstate financial performance and helps its readers to identify those situations where reported results may not be what they seem.
    "Authors Mulford and Comiskey also describe the flexibility built into the GAAP principles and discuss ways companies can take advantage of that flexibility while remaining within the rules of proper reporting. The role of the SEC in enforcing securities laws is explored, as are the specific statutes the SEC uses to prosecute those it deems to have gone too far. The authors present the results of a survey of important financial professionals on their views of the propriety of many financial reporting practices and on the steps they use to detect creative accounting practices. This survey shows a wide range of opinions on what is allowable and the best methods for detecting what is not allowable.
    "The Financial Numbers Game presents an expert analysis of creative accounting procedures, as well as:

    1. Real-world examples of aggressive and fraudulent financial reports
    2. What signs to look for in detecting earnings manipulation
    3. Ready-made checklists for detecting accounting misdeeds
    4. Advice from such experts as analysts, CFOs, and CPAs
    5. Help for anyone interested in understanding true financial performance
    "The Financial Numbers Game offers all users of financial statements a comprehensive resource for understanding, detecting, and avoiding the vast assortment of creative accounting techniques found in practice today." -- Publisher

    Dobranich, James J., Sr., Reparations: Fleecing America (1stBooks Library, May 2003).

    Hichborn, Franklin The System: As Uncovered by the San Francisco Graft Prosecution (Patterson Smith Reprint Series in Criminology, Law Enforcement, and Social Problems. Publication No. 38. Patterson Smith; March 1969).
    " 'The system' is the organization of corruption and graft into a form of political order. Labor, business, and civil government unite to form a system of entrenched theft and covetousness which exploits the people. 'The system' however, rests on the fact of the already existing corruption of the people. Where 'the system' exists reform is much talked about, but never or rarely ever desired, because every man has a vested interest in loose law enforcement, in corruption, and in perpetuating evil. See: Ovid Demaris, THE CAPTIVE CITY; Lincoln Steffens, THE SHAME OF THE CITIES (New York: Sagamore Press, 1904, 1957); Walter Bean, BOSS RUEF'S SAN FRANCISCO (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1952, 1967); Frank Gibney, THE OPERATORS (New York: Harper, 1960); the important study is Hitchborn's. . . .
    "Thus, the covetous man has his 'system' too; he seeks a state of affairs where by lawless means the consequences of law are obtained. He wants a society to further his lawlessness and yet to protect him in it. Just as the political 'system' is the organization of corruption and graft into a form of political order, so the personal 'system' is the use of covetousness and lawlessness as the means to a new form of personal and social order. Instead of order the result is moral anarchism and social collapse." -- R.J. Rushdoony in The Institutes of Biblical Law, 647-649.

    Sage, Bernard Janin, The Republic of Republics (Crown Rights Book Company, 2003, 1878).
    "This is one of the most comprehensive treatises ever published on the doctrine of State sovereignty and the inherent right of a State to secede from the Union. Written by an English barrister who was to have been one of Jefferson Davis' counsel in the treason trial which never occurred, this book compiles extensive quotations from the earliest American statesmen, both before and after the ratification of the Constitution in 1789, which prove beyond all argument that the American people were never organized into a consolidated democracy, but had existed in their colonial condition as separate political bodies and continued to do so after their independence from Great Britain. The author singles out the tortured logic of Webster and Lincoln for heavy criticism, and shows that allegiance and treason are terms which have no meaning constitutionally if not in reference to a sovereign State. Also included are nine lengthy appendices outlining the ordaining acts of the original thirteen States in the Union, the changes made to the Constitution by the Southern States in 1861, the original forms of the Tenth Amendment, a review of Alexander Stephens' CONSTITUTIONAL VIEW OF THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES, etc." -- Crown Rights Books Company

    Reinventing the Government Corporation by A. Michael Froomkin
    http://www.law.miami.edu/~froomkin/articles/reinvent.htm

    Resources for Reform

    Hartmann, Thom, Unequal Protection: The Rise of Corporate Dominance and the Theft of Human Rights (Rodale Press, October 2002)
    "This extraordinary book combines meticulous historical and legal research with a clear and compelling writing style to demonstrate beyond reasonable doubt the incompatibility of corporate personhood with democracy, the market economy, and the well-being of society. Complete with a practical program for essential reform to restore the rights of real persons -- including model legislation -- it is essential reading and an invaluable reference work for every citizen who cares about democracy, justice, and the human future." -- David C. Korten, author of When Corporations Rule The World
    "Beneath the success and rise of American enterprise is an untold history that is antithetical to every value Americans hold dear. This is a seminal work, a godsend really, a clear message to every citizen about the need to reform our country, laws, and companies." -- Paul Hawken, author of Natural Capitalism and The Ecology of Commerce
    "Unequal taxes, unequal accountability for crime, unequal influence, unequal privacy, and unequal access to natural resources and our commons -- these inequalities and more are the effects of corporations winning the rights of persons while simultaneously being given the legal protections to avoid the responsibilities that come with these rights. Hartmann tells the intriguing story of how it got this way -- from the colonists' rebellion against the commercial interests of the British elite to the distorted application of the Fourteenth Amendment -- and how to get back to a government of, by, and for the people.
    "Over the past two centuries, those playing the corporate game at the very highest levels seem to have won a victory for themselves -- a victory that is turning bitter in the mouths of many of the six billion humans on planet Earth. It's even turning bitter in unexpected ways for those who won it, as they find their own lives and families touched by an increasingly toxic environment, fragile and top-heavy economy, and hollow culture -- all traceable back to the frenetic systems of big business that resulted from the doctrine that corporations are persons."
    "Hartmann combines a remarkable piece of historical research with a brilliant literary style to tell the grand story of corporate corruption and its consequences for society with the force and readability of a great novel. I intended to take a first quick glance and then couldn't put it down." -- David C. Korten, author of When Corporations Rule the World
    "Unequal Protection should be in the hands of every thinking American. If we do not awaken soon, democracy will be replaced by a new 'Third Reich' of corporate tyranny. To be aware of the danger is the responsibility of each of us. No one has told us the truth better than Thom Hartmann. Read it!" -- Gerry Spence, author of Give Me Liberty
    "Essential reading for anyone concerned about the future of democracy, both here and abroad. With devastating precision and well-reasoned passion, Thom Hartmann shows the reader precisely how the corporate entity gained such a perilously dominant role in the life of a nation whose founders meant for its politics to respond to the concerns of people and communities, not return-seeking corporations." -- Jeff Gates, president, Shared Capitalism Institute, author, Democracy At Risk
    Thom Hartmann's, Unequal Protection: The Rise of Corporate Dominance and the Theft of Human Rights. A Review by Richard W. Behan
    "Unequal Protection may prove to be the most significant book in the history of corporate personhood, a doctrine which dates to 1886. For 116 years, corporate personhood has been scrutinized and criticized, but never seriously threatened. Now Thom Hartmann has discovered a fatal legal flaw in its origin: corporate personhood is doomed."
    http://www.main.nc.us/pace/18_corporate/

    "Treason and Impeachment"
    http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr9cha.html#treason

    Impeach the Six Supreme Court Justices
    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/937019/posts

    Code of Virginia, Section 24.2-233. Removal of elected and certain appointed officers by courts.
    http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+cod+24.2-233

    Hi-tech Polygraphy as a Means of Broadscale Reform (Preliminary DRAFT), (broken link)
    http://www.lettermen2.com/polytech.html

    The Virginia Law Link Page, Owned and Operated by Robert F. Beard, J.D.
    http://www.geocities.com/valawlinks/

    Nullification
    NULLIFICATION, the process of making null or of no effect (Lat. nuii'us, none). In United States history the term is applied to the process by which a state either (a) in fact suspended, or (b) claimed a constitutional right of suspending, the operation of a federal law within its own territory. The doctrine of nullification as a constitutional theory was probably never held by a majority of the states or of the American people at any one time, though before 1860 most of the states asserted or practiced it. The belief in nullification was based on the theory that the union of the states was a voluntary one, each member retaining its sovereignty, though for purposes of convenience delegating certain powers of government to an agent, the federal government. The powers of this agent were strictly limited by the Constitution, arid should it transcend these powers the states must interpose to protect their rights. This view held that the Supreme Court created by the Constitution was not a proper tribunal to decide causes arising beyond the Constitution or relating to the nature of the Union, but that its jurisdiction was limited to cases arising under the Constitution. lit the Federal government usurped a right belonging to the state, the latter, being a sovereignty, must judge for itself.
    http://47.1911encyclopedia.org/N/NU/NULLIFICATION.htm

    State Interposition: State Nullification of Federal Laws
    http://users.snowcrest.net/siskfarm/interpos.html

    John C. Calhoun, "The Fort Hill Address" (1831)
    "In this speech, John C. Calhoun explains the principles that underlie South Carolina's Ordinance of Nullification. Calhoun offers the classic states' rights argument."
    http://www.pinzler.com/ushistory/forthillsupp.html

    *Kelly, Marjorie, The Divine Right of Capital: Dethroning the Corporate Aristocracy, ISBN: 1576752372 9781576752371.
    First published just prior to the Enron debacle, the new paperback edition (San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, paperback edition 2003) includes new material on Enron.
    "Wealth inequality, corporate welfare, and industrial pollution are symptoms -- the fevers and chills of the economy. The underlying illness, says Business Ethics magazine founder Marjorie Kelly, is shareholder primacy: the corporate drive to make profits for shareholders, no matter who pays the cost. In THE DIVINE RIGHT OF CAPITAL, Kelly argues that focusing on the interests of stockholders to the exclusion of everyone else's interests is a form of discrimination based on property or wealth. She shows how this bias is held by our institutional structures, much as they once held biases against blacks and women. THE DIVINE RIGHT OF CAPITAL exposes six aristocratic principles that corporations are built on, principles that we would never accept in our modern democratic society but which we accept unquestioningly in our economy. Wealth bias is a holdover from our pre-democratic past. It has enabled shareholders to become a kind of economic aristocracy. Kelly shows how to design more equitable alternatives -- new property rights, new forms of corporate governance, new ways of looking at corporate performance -- that build on both free-market and democratic principles. We think of shareholder primacy as the natural law of the free market, much as our forebears thought of monarchy as the most natural form of government. But in THE DIVINE RIGHT OF CAPITAL, Kelly brilliantly demonstrates that it is no more 'natural' than any other human creation. People designed this system and people can change it. We need a change of mind as profound as that of the American Revolution. We must question the legitimacy of a system that gives the wealthy few -- the ten percent of Americans who own ninety percent of all stock -- a disproportionate power over the many. In so doing, we can fulfill the democratic principles of our nation not only in the political sphere, but in the economic sphere as well." -- Publisher
    "Brilliant. So simple. So direct. And so beautifully written. I think we have found our Thomas Paine for the new millennium." -- David Korten, author of When Corporations Rule the World,
    "Marjorie Kelly is the cofounder and editor of Business Ethics, a national publication on corporate social responsibility. Kelly's writing has appeared in publications such as The Utne Reader, The Progressive Populist, Tikkun, Earth Island Journal, Hope Magazine, and the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Her work has been anthologized in a half-dozen books, including THE NEW ENTREPRENEURS and THE NEW PARADIGM IN BUSINESS. Kelly is a regular speaker and commentator on business ethics and corporate social responsibility featured in The Wall Street Journal, quoted in the New York Times, and interviewed frequently on NPR and other radio networks." -- Publisher
    Divine Right of Capital
    http://www.divinerightofcapital.com/
    Business Ethics Magazine
    http://www.business-ethics.com/
    Marjorie Kelly, publisher and editor of Business Ethics, spoke at the "Hope in Action Conference," Saturday, June 14, 2003, Babson College, Wellesley, Massachusetts.
    Session Title: Ending Corporate Rule
    There was a group dialogue on taking action to make corporations more accountable to the public good.
    "Corporate Accountability"
    NPR "Marketplace," Monday, November 18, 2002. An interview including Robert Hinkley and Marjorie Kelly. A RealAudio file. Scroll down to the "Corporate Accountability" heading and play the audio file.
    "Here's the question: Does corporate governance really need to be overhauled or are would-be reformers simply overreacting? In the start of a two-day series on corporate accountability, Steve Tripoli takes a look."
    http://www.marketplace.org/shows/2002/11/18_mpp.html
    An Opening for Change: Understanding the Enron Crisis
    Excerpted from THE DIVINE RIGHT OF CAPITAL: DETHRONING THE CORPORATE ARISTOCRACY, by Marjorie Kelly, San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, paperback edition 2003
    http://www.divinerightofcapital.com/new_agenda.htm
    Corporate Accountability Project
    http://www.corporations.org/
    Corporate Governance
    http://corpgov.net/
    Code for Corporate Responsibility
    http://www.c4cr.org/

    "State Sovereignty and Corporate Immunity: Corporation Reform"
    http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr9cha.html#immunity

    Calvin's Commentary on Hosea
    http://www.iclnet.org/pub/resources/text/m.sion/calvhose.htm

    Calvin's Commentary on Zechariah and Malachi
    http://www.ccel.org/ccel/calvin/calcom30.html

    Calvin, John, The Institutes of the Christian Religion, 2 volumes (Philadelphia, PA: Westminster Press, 1960).
    "Edited by John McNeill and translated by Ford Lewis Battles, this is the definitive English language edition of one of the monumental works of the Christian church -- Calvin's INSTITUTES.
    "Still considered by many to be the finest explanation and defense of the Protestant Reformation available." -- CRI
    "The work is divided into four books: I. The Knowledge of God the Creator, II. The Knowledge of God the Redeemer in Christ, III. The Mode of Obtaining the Grace of Christ, IV. The External Means or Helps by Which God Allures us Into Fellowship With Christ and Keeps us in it. . . . THE INSTITUTES is praised by the secular philosopher, Will Durant, as one of the ten books that shook the world." -- GCB
    The doctrines of covenant liberty were rediscovered in the Reformation. John Calvin went further than anyone else in defining liberty and what Christians need to do to maintain it. Includes bibliographies.
    It is recommended that INSTITUTES OF CHRISTIAN RELIGION be used for daily devotions and may be used in combination with Ford Lewis Battles and John Walchenbach, AN ANALYSIS OF THE INSTITUTES OF THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION OF JOHN CALVIN, and CALVIN'S COMMENTARIES.
    The Battles translation of INSTITUTES, CALVIN'S COMMENTARIES, and other works by Calvin are available in THE COMPREHENSIVE JOHN CALVIN COLLECTION (CD-ROM) in Logos Library System (LLS) format.
    http://www.logosbiblesoftware.com/logosbiblesoftware/calcom.html
    Institutes of the Christian Religion (Beveridge translation)
    http://www.smartlink.net/~douglas/calvin/

    Judicial Accountability Initiative Law (Jail) 4 Judges
    "The Judicial Accountability Initiative Law, J.A.I.L., is a single-issue national grassroots organization designed to end the rampant and pervasive judicial corruption in the legal system of the United States. J.A.I.L. recognizes this can be achieved only through making the Judicial Branch of government answerable and accountable to an entity other than itself. At this time it isn't, resulting in the judiciary's arbitrary abuse of the doctrine of judicial immunity, leaving the People without recourse when their inherent rights are violated by judges."
    http://www.jail4judges.org/

    *Judicial Watch
    http://www.judicialwatch.org

    http://members.aol.com/vtpa/2004ba.html

    Political Commentary
    http://members.aol.com/vtpa/polcom.html

    --> *Marshall, Walter, 1628-1680, The Gospel-Mystery of Sanctification (London, England: Oliphants Press, 1956, 1692 and Grand Rapids [Reformation Heritage Books, 2919 Leonard NE 49505] MI: Reformation Heritage Books, Inc., 1999).
    The Reformation Heritage Books edition is a reprint of the 1954 edition set by Oliphants and includes an introduction by Joel R. Beeke. Also includes the author's famous sermon on "The Doctrine of Justification Opened and Applied."
    Also available from Trinity Book Service and . [10363]
    "Here you will read the most closely reasoned defense of scriptural sanctification to be found anywhere. . . . Fourteen directions are given to the reader, all perfected with the aim of explaining to sincere souls what sanctification is, what it is not, and how to attain a holy walk before God. . . ." -- Jay P. Green, Sr. (1918-2008)
    The Secret of Sanctification: Union With Christ: Walter Marshall's Gospel Mystery of Sanctification, Joel R. Beeke
    http://www.hnrc.org/html/marshall.html
    The Gospel-Mystery of Sanctification, Walter Marshall
    http://www.lettermen2.com/gmswm.html

    *Baxter, Richard, William Lamont (editor) A Holy Commonwealth (Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 1994).
    "A HOLY COMMONWEALTH is Richard Baxter's invisible masterpiece." -- William Lamont
    "Written in 1659 by the Puritan minister (1615-91) who publicly repudiated the work in 1670, this modern edition of a controversial text represents a candid confession as to why a conservative Puritan fought for Parliament in the Civil War and gave his support to the Cromwells." -- Publisher
    Contains 380 theses on government with commentary when available. These 380 aphorisms are valuable casuistry in support of Christian magistracy.
    Baxter's repudiation of the work is also included. It is interesting to note that he never repudiated the first part of the book, which lays the foundation for Christian Magistracy. It was only the second part that was repudiated by, as Lamont says, his public persona which was Arminian.
    Apparently, in Richard Baxter we have an example of the Armenian being unable to stand publicly for Covenanted Reformation, yet his private persona wrote A HOLY COMMONWEALTH, and his unpublished papers show that he continued to recommend the work to associates after his public repudiation.

    Calvin, John, Sermons on Deuteronomy [30565]
    Sermons on Deuteronomy by John Calvin
    http://www.reformed.com/pub/jc_sab_1.htm

    Covenant Enforced: Sermons on Deuteronomy 27 and 28, John Calvin
    http://entrewave.com/freebooks/docs/2212_47e.htm

    Calvin's Commentaries
    http://ccel.wheaton.edu/calvin/commentaries/commentaries.html

    The Necessity of Reforming the Church (1543) by John Calvin
    http://www.idontkno.ab.ca/books/newslett/actualnls/NRC_ch00.htm

    The Scottish Covenanting Struggle, Alexander Craighead, and the Mecklenburg Declaration
    http://www.lettermen2.com/craig.html

    *Bastiat, Frederic (1801-1850), The Law. Considered to be among the ten greatest books in the English language.
    "Full of truths that are not merely relevant, but are absolutely vital to our future." -- Dick Armey
    "If ever there was a concise and powerful argument for defending Liberty and the Law against every social engineer, this has to be it (only 75 pages!). Bastiat is a master of words and the analogy. Every lover of freedom who wishes to get a nutshell understanding of why Liberty and Law matters ought to read this book. . . ." -- Reader's Comment
    The Law, by Frederic Bastiat (Part 1 of 10)
    "The law perverted! And the police powers of the state perverted along with it! The law, I say, not only turned from its proper purpose but made to follow an entirely contrary purpose! The law become the weapon of every kind of greed! Instead of checking crime, the law itself guilty of the evils it is supposed to punish! " -- Frederic Bastiat, from the Introduction
    The Law, Frederic Bastiat
    http://archive.org/details/law00fredguat

    *Vinet, Alexandre Rodolphe (1797-1847), An Essay on the Profession of Personal Religious Conviction, and upon the separation of church and state considered with reference to the fulfilment of that duty (London: Jackson and Walford, 1843), Microfiche (Non-circulating) Call Number: Microfiche 1989-0709
    "This duty [public acknowledgement of faith in Christ by leaders] is, even in our own times, very imperfectly understood. The best illustration of its importance and obligation ever given, is to be found in [Alexandre] Vinet's masterly treatise, "On the Profession of Personal Religious Conviction." -- John Brown (of Edinburgh, 1784-1858), Discourses and Sayings of Our Lord Jesus Christ, II:339
    "A religious doctrine involves practical consequences so important, and its effects upon individual and social life are so infallible and so profound, that it can never be contemplated with indifference by the mass of society, and much less by their rulers. We pray you to observe, amongst other things, that the stronger the feeling of dependence to which religion reduces the individual, the more she invests him, on the other hand, with a lofty independence. All religion is freedom. By introducing us into the service of one master, she emancipates us from the dominion of all others. If she does not altogether do away with dependencies of another order, she transforms them from absolute into relative ones. We still belong to society, we are perhaps linked to it by closer ties than before; but it is in a mediate manner, for man cannot serve two masters. It is this independence which exasperates the rulers of this world, and indeed, for the most part, all those who do not share in it. It is this sacred retreat of liberty which they would invade -- this freedom, of which they would deprive us; as if the numerous sacrifices which from time to time liberty has made for the common weal were insufficient, as if it were not enough, or rather as if it were nothing, for us to have devoted all our bodily powers and all our worldly goods to the service of society, so long as this offering is not completed by the sacrifice of the soul. It is spiritual domination, dominion over the soul, of which despotism, whether of princes or of the people, is especially desirous. Thus, when a tyrant has bereft a nation of all its liberties, until throughout the realm his will has become law, his ambition having nothing else wherewith to satiate its appetite, directs itself against religion. Thenceforward, having subjugated the bodies of men, he directs his attacks against their souls. It is because he cannot but be sensible that dominion over souls -- what do you say? -- over one single soul, is as much superior to that over bodies, as the soul itself is superior to its envelope of clay. He cannot endure the humiliation of knowing that there is a sphere in which the most obscure man, by the force of sympathy alone, wields a greater power than his own. A deep-rooted and bitter feeling of envy takes possession of him; he can enjoy no more repose, until moral force shall have yielded to the pressure of physical force -- until the second Mordecai shall have bowed down to this second Haman -- until the soul, by dethroning itself, shall have delivered him from this odious rivalry. And should he encounter in this enterprise an unlooked-for resistance, his impatience becomes fury, and he destroys those whom he cannot subdue. This has been the origin of many religious persecutions, and it discloses the secret motives of those atrocities by which some have been distinguished.
    "It does not follow, however, that all the evils with which the world has been inundated in the name of religion, are to be referred to this cause alone. They have originated in that preeminently just idea, that religion gives the true signification of every man, and of the whole of society; that there is nothing more deeply seated in us, nothing which more decisively determines what we are; and that to declare what we believe, is at the same time, and as a matter of necessity, to declare what we wish to be. The influence of a lordly spirit apart, it is not astonishing that the social power has everywhere, more or less, attempted to regulate the faith of the citizens and the instructions of the priesthood. Nor is it surprising that the priesthood, in aid of the state, have themselves attempted to dictate in a matter of this importance. For the suppression of this evil, the assistance of ages has been necessary, and this has not proved sufficient; the veto of public opinion has been also needed. Perhaps in certain countries something further has been required -- the progress of religious indifference. But nowhere is the fire extinguished, because nowhere is man changed; he will never witness unmoved, the energetic manifestation of religious principle; he may be indulgent to philosophical religions, or to religious philosophy, which penetrates not to the very sources of will and of action; but he will be, with his own full knowledge and consent, severe upon genuine faith. And why? because man possessing genuine faith, rises to his highest elevation; an elevation to which it is necessary that others should rise also, not indeed to rule over him (for this is impossible), but to treat with him, and to be at peace together. This is the true position and individuality of each renewed man, and everything is put in requisition to annul, subdue, and modify it.
    "We dwell no longer upon these different attempts, but return to the principle. We find that in the judgment of the community, the religious conviction of a man moulds his character, estimates his worth, and foretells his life. It is the invisible source of many efforts, and often of much violence. Well, then, we infer [sic] unhesitatingly, that the faith of a member of society cannot remain either a mystery or a matter of doubt to those who surround him. If, as we have sought to establish a former part of this work, the spiritual unity of society, its reality in the elevated sense of that word, depends on the mutual interchange of sentiments; and if that individual only can be said to belong to the community, with whose character she is acquainted, it must be especially in the sphere of religious convictions that this truth is apparent; we may even go further, and say, that although we might keep our sentiments on other subjects to ourselves, those that we entertain respecting religion could not be concealed. For our religious convictions imbue us so thoroughly and practically, that society knows not what she possesses in us, except as she knows what we are with respect to God.
    "This fact is more conspicuous, we admit, with reference to the Christian religion than to any other. In comparison with it, all other systems of faith are superficial; and we may remark in passing, that this is the reason why Christianity has drawn upon itself, and even excited among its followers, more intolerance than any other religion. The experimental character of its doctrines, coming in contact with the diverse passions of the human heart, has enkindled in the midst of society an active and devouring flame; and its profession has occasioned a host of outrages and calamities. Christianity is radical in the highest degree; radical in morals. It uproots one life, it implants another. Of all religions, it alone is in direct hostility with human nature in its fallen condition, as it is also the only religion which coincides with that same nature in all that sin has not polluted; at once the most human, and the least human of all systems; appearing to grant us everything, and to refuse us everything, but, in reality, granting everything to humanity, and refusing everything to sin. No religion consequently so effectually reforms the moral being; in such a manner, that the complexion of our life and conduct depends on whether we are or are not Christians, and upon what sort of Christians we are.
    "We should find it impracticable to attempt to distinguish between the doctrines of Christianity and its morals; between what is called its natural and universal morality, and its peculiar and arbitrary doctrines. Christian doctrine is morality -- Christian morality; to wish to distinguish between the two is to desire to divide a stream from its source. Christian doctrine is no sooner received than it regulates the conduct; the character of God becomes a model for man; what God is, man ought to be; and inasmuch as God in the Scriptures is invested with attributes which belong not to human nature, so also man, by means of the Gospel, is invested with a character which nature had not impressed upon him; it makes him a new man in every sense of the term: a man peculiar and extraordinary in the eyes of nature, but in every case a man, who, by the judgment of that very nature, is approved and esteemed. To declare our opinion upon Christian doctrine avails much; it is in fact to profess certain principle of conduct, and to attach ourselves to one or another system of morality; it is to reveal our inward man, to publish the operations of conscience; it is to give the standard of our judgments, and the rule of our actions.
    We do well to avow it: whenever we revert to the considerations which most forcibly recommend a duty, we revert to the greatest difficulties in the way of its accomplishment; indeed, in most cases, to point out the motive, is to recognize the difficulty. In the present case, for example, nothing can render candour more difficult than that which enforces its obligation. It is just because such a religious doctrine, of necessity involves such a principle of morality, and such a rule of conduct; it is precisely because it is a disclosure of inward man, that so many persons are averse to declare to what doctrine they adhere. And it is sometimes because their opinion condemns them, sometimes because it elevates them, not so much in itself as in the characteristics and practical consequences with which public opinion has invested it. It is painful to excite repugnance or aversion, and it is sometimes still more painful to excite expectations which we feel but too conscious we cannot fulfill. If it were not so, why should we make a secret of our religious opinions, when we are at no pains to conceal any other? Why, when we are open and unreserved upon all the rest, should we not allow free expression to our thoughts upon this, the noblest of subjects? Why should communications of this nature be so generally regarded as the acme of candour and the pledge of intimacy? Why is there no real union, no true communion of soul, until both parties have expressed what they think, and above all, what they feel upon invisible and infinite subjects? Why do beings long united by the closest ties of affection, as soon as spiritual communion is formed between them, discover with surprise, that up to that period they had really never known, understood, or loved each other? -- that, as Montaigne expresses it, there was wanting to their friendship 'a certain inexplicable, yet essential power, the mediatrix of that union;' or that (as is really the fact), 'God is the true medium of true friendship?' All such instance go to confirm the truth of what we have said. A great effect supposes a powerful force -- a powerful force is employed only against a formidable resistance, and a formidable resistance has no place but in opposition to an urgent necessity. Here the necessity is a moral one -- it is a duty; an evident, and urgent, but a painful duty; for the consequences, even limiting them to their narrowest range, and considering none but those which are developed in the bosom of private relations, these consequences are, it must be confessed, of a startling character.
    "Nevertheless, if regarded only in the light of morality and natural reason, this candour, which appears so difficult and dangerous, would be found to possess real advantages, whilst reserve would have none but what are false and deceptive. Candour would break the ice which dissimulation thickens and consolidates from day to day; it would procure a more lasting peace; it would put the seal to confidence and friendship. You dread a storm: any storm would be preferable to the dead calm in which you live, -- a calm without peace and without security; for since no one can suppose that you are altogether destitute of religious prepossessions, that you have not some inward conviction to disclose, it will become a matter either of dread or of desire that you should disclose it. This very feeling of anxiety will be an evil in your social relations; if your connexions are desirous of it, when you are averse to making it, their importunity will disturb your peace; on the contrary, if they are averse to its manifestation, when you yourself desire it, they will avoid your company; there will of necessity be in your social relations something painful, constrained, and, in the end, insupportable. If they neither desire nor fear it, it must be because they are not acquainted with your character, and have no desire to become so, because they are not solicitous about your most important interests -- in other words, because they do not love you. And as between a mind occupied with spiritual things and one that is not, there is a wide gulf fixed, as true intimacy between two persons so different is altogether impossible, it is the duty of the more serious of the two, to sound the mind of his friend by disclosing his own, to provide a declaration by declaring himself. Every connexion founded upon a voluntary and designedly prolonged misunderstanding, every factitious union between minds pursuing directly opposite courses, is contrary to human dignity. . . ." -- Alexander Vinet (1797-1847), and Charles Theodore Jones (translator), An Essay on the Profession of Personal Religious Conviction, pp. 73-81, and Vinet on Freedom

    Unity and Uniformity in the Visible Church: Unity in the Truth
    http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr9chc.html#vcunity

    Statements Supporting the Original Consensus That Christianity is the Highest Ethical Standard Known to Mankind and, Therefore, Should be the Basis of Law and Government
    http://www.lettermen2.com/agc002.html

    Trinitarianism Verses Polytheism: Unresolved Questions of Article VI, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution
    http://www.lettermen2.com/trinpoly.html

    Biblical Test of Character for Candidates for Public Office and all Civil Servants
    http://www.lettermen2.com/bibltest.html

    Religious Test Clauses in Colonial and State Constitutions and Other Documents and Statements Supporting the Original Consensus That There Should be a Religious Test for Positions of Authority and Trust
    http://www.lettermen2.com/agc001.html

    The Declaration of Dependence on God
    http://www.ismellarat.com/deckare.htm

    Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville
    http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/DETOC/home.html

    Constitutional Defects
    http://www.ismellarat.com/chapter.chk

    Abuses and Usurpations of the U.S. Constitution
    http://www.constitution.org/cs_abuse.htm

    How the Judiciary Stole the Right to Petition, John E. Wolfgram
    http://www.constitution.org/abus/wolfgram/ptnright.htm

    *Brutus, Junius (attributed to Philippe Duplessis-Mornay), A Defense of Liberty Against Tyrants (New York, NY: Gordon Press Publishers, 1992, 1689, 1579). (Available from Still Waters Revival Books). Alternate title: Vindiciae, Contra Tyrannos: Or, Concerning the Legitimate Power of a Prince Over the People, and of the People Over a Prince, George Garnett (editor), (Cambridge Univ Pr). 90099
    This is a reprint of a 1689 edition of this work, which was originally written in 1579.
    "Piety commands that the law and church of God be maintained. Justice requires that tyrants and destroyers of the commonwealth be compelled to reason. Charity challenges the right of relieving and restoring the oppressed. Those who make no account of these things do as much as in them lies to drive piety, justice, and charity out of this world, that they may never more be heard of." -- Junius Brutus
    "John Adams held this book to be one of the most influential books in America on the eve of the Revolution. This 'defense' manual will help equip you for the battle." -- Publisher
    "This book was even more influential than Thomas Payne's COMMON SENSE, in molding the American mind and preparing it for the war for independence. Much of our Declaration of Independence reflects its wisdom and thought. Written in by a French Huguenot to give Biblical and civil justification for fighting against a government that was illegally killing it own people during the religious wars on France between 1540s-late 1700. A must reading for those who want to understand religious and political history of Europe, or want to better understand the Biblical justification sought by our own founding fathers in their fight for independence. A must read!" -- Reader Comment
    Vidiciae Contra Tyrannos: A Defense of Liberty Against Tyrants, by Junius Brutus, attributed to Philippe Duplessis-Mornay
    http://www.constitution.org/vct/vindiciae.htm
    The Covenant between God and Kings, from A DEFENSE OF LIBERTY
    http://www.constitution.org/vct/vindiciae1a.htm

    Durand, Greg Loren, America's Caesar (Crown Rights Book Company, 2001).
    "Beginning with the usurpations of Abraham Lincoln, this book explains how the so-called emergency powers of the President of the United States developed over a period of seven decades and finally culminated in the virtual supplanting of the Constitution by Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal democracy. The author draws heavily from a wealth of rare political literature from the past two centuries, as well as long-forgotten Government documents to paint an unsettling picture of American history and to show why nothing ever seems to change in Washington, no matter which political party is in power." -- Crown Rights Book Company
    "Greg Loren Durand has authored over twenty books in the last fifteen years. He's been the editor of four magazines, two newsletters and one newspaper. He is the author and designer of several internet sites. He is the owner of Crown Rights Book Company and the Director of an historical research center in southern Mississippi." -- Amazon.com

    Einwechter, William (editor), and Anthony Cowley (editor), John Fielding, Andrew Sandlin, William Gould, Kevin Clauson, Tom Rose, John Perry, Joel Saint, and Daniel Herrick, Explicitly Christian Politics.
    "Since 1864 the National Reform Association has advocated an explicitly Christian approach to politics. In this book the grand vision of politics of the National Reform Association is explained for a new generation of Christian activists. It is a grand vision because it is based on the truth of the mediatorial reign of Jesus Christ over the nations of the earth, and it seeks to implement the will of Christ for civil government as revealed in Scripture. Christians who are tired of the compromise of evangelicals in the political sphere will find this book to be a wonderful breath of fresh air." -- Discipling the Nations
    "The National Reform Association is publishing its first book in many years under the imprint "Christian Statesman Press". In an age of pluralism and compromise, the NRA is calling for Explicitly Christian Politics in this collection of twelve articles that introduce the National Reform Association's vision of Christian politics for a new generation.
    Because Christ is King, the duty of His disciples is to press His crown rights in every sphere of life. The National Reform Association's great passion is to press our Lord's crown rights in the sphere of politics.
    "Century-Old Principles for a New Century Since 1864 the National Reform Association has advocated an explicitly Christian approach to politics. In this book the grand vision of politics of the National Reform Association is explained for a new generation of Christian activists. It is a grand vision because it is based on the truth of the mediatorial reign of Jesus Christ over the nations of the earth, and it seeks to implement the will of Christ for civil government as revealed in Scripture.
    Christians who are tired of the compromise of evangelicals in the political sphere will find this book to be a wonderful breath of fresh air. Here is a vision for politics that the faithful servant of our Lord Jesus Christ can get excited about. The days of retreat for Christians in the political sphere are about to end, and Explicitly Christian Politics points the way!
    "The subjects addressed in the book are:
    A Background of the National Reform Association, The Failure of Retreatist Strategies, The Crown Rights of Jesus Christ, The Judgment Is God's, Christ's Kingship in Contemporary Politics, National Confession Primer, The Orthodox Foundations of Liberty, The Great Law-Book of the Nation, The Free Market, Educational Reform in America, Sentimentalism in Politics, Making this Political Mess Right. . . ." -- Publisher
    "The Vanguard of the Revolution" National Edition Book reviews aren't the normal province of Vanguard, but every so often an exception must be made. The National Reform Association's new tome, Explicitly Christian Politics, is well worth the effort. Edited by William O. Einwechter and containing chapters by some of the Christian Right's most distinguished thinkers, Explicitly Christian Politics is an impressive read. Attempting what is today unheard of -- an approach not only to political issues but also political theory that is rooted entirely in Christian thought -- it succeeds in making its case in a consistently scholarly fashion that is still light enough to entertain and to reach virtually any lay reader. The book's premise is straightforward: Jesus Christ is both Creator and King, and therefore all of life, both private and public, is subject to His rule. The implications of this should be obvious, but alas are not: modern society becomes hysterical at the very thought of anything which might, in modern terms, mix politics with religion. Of course this hysteria is nonsense. Every ideology is inherently religious, since it inevitably makes assumptions concerning creation and the nature of reality and the source and meaning of right and wrong. But the Christian religion and its trappings are out of vogue in this century, while the cults of the all-powerful state and the relativistic individual reign supreme, and it should surprise no one that the acolytes of the modern polytheism should seek to silence the ancient monotheism at every opportunity. So just what are the implications of a consistently Christian political theory? Perhaps it is best first to understand what the implications are not. The authors do call for a formal amendment to the Constitution stating that the nation recognizes and affirms Jesus Christ as its Lord and as the Source of its life, liberty and law; they do not call for what moderns refer to as a theocracy. Theocracy, which is to say, rule by God, already exists, they contend: Christ is King regardless of what men may say. But the authors believe that consistently Biblical social theory requires a separation of church and state -- that the two institutions, along with the family, are ordained by God and meant to operate in very different spheres -- just as certainly as it requires the submission of government to Christ. In practice, this means that the authors do not favor a change in the form of American government; they favor a change in its character and beliefs. It is an ideological and spiritual revolution they seek, not a revolution of the modern sort, and it is entirely based on principles familiar. The authors stake the claim of Jesus Christ's rights as King, but do not call for an Earthly king to rule in His stead; rather, they call for repentance and conversion on the part of those who do rule on Earth -- the electorate -- and for the election of leaders who will faithfully discharge their Constitutional duties not as faithful humanists or faithful Marxists but as faithful Christians. And what does leadership as a faithful Christian mean, aside from not committing adultery, not breaking campaign promises, and not selling secrets to the Chinese? Well, actually, it means quite a lot, just as did the shift from the old order to New Deal statism in the 1930s. The authors take time to explore the Christian foundations of liberty in the modern world, noting correctly that of all the ideologies in history, only Christianity produced modern political and economic liberty. They detail the depravity which results (and which has resulted) from an abandonment of absolute right and wrong, and show why no adequate legal standard -- and certainly no truly free one -- can be built apart from the standard of Scripture. They trace the free market's roots in Biblical law and show why government must be both very small and very unintrusive. They offer a completely new paradigm for education, and call for reason over sentimentalism. In short, they address, and address well, most of the vital issues of the day. One cannot come away from Explicitly Christian Politics without a deepened realization of the religious nature of the isms of our time and the abysmally bad politics that flows from them; likewise, one cannot read this volume without an appreciation for the fact that these Christians have devised a better model. Quibble with the details all you like: Explicitly Christian Politics is nothing short of the rebirth of a vital Christian social theory, far beyond the me-too pluralism of the Christian Right to date. There's something special here. it is very clearly not going away." -- Reviewer: Rod D. Martin (Vanguard@theVanguard.org) from Little Rock, Arkansas May 25, 1998. Copyright 1998, Rod D. Martin
    Rod D. Martin serves as Director of Policy Planning and Research for Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee. He has worked on the state and national levels of the Republican Party, trained activists for the Conservative Party in England, and studied political and economic thought at Cambridge University. He is a graduate of Baylor Law School, and is Executive Director of the Arkansas Federation of Young Republicans. To receive information about Mr. Martin's weekly column, "Vanguard of the Revolution", please send e-mail to the address provided.
    Articles by William O. Einwechter
    http://www.natreformassn.org/einwecToC.html

    Lewin, Leonard C., Report From Iron Mountain: On the Possibility and Desirability of Peace, ISBN: 068482390X 9780684823904.
    "From 1963 to 1966 the U.S. government assembled a team of prominent thinkers from all walks of life to determine what would happen if 'peace broke out.' The group, surprisingly but with unassailable logic, determined that war was necessary and desirable and that the government should do all it could to maintain the status quo. If peace became inevitable, the report suggested everything from creating an outer-space menace to setting up some new, socially acceptable form of slavery. The report was leaked in 1967 by a conference member harboring a guilty conscience, and it scandalized Washington.
    "The ultimate compliment for any form of political satire is to be taken seriously by the people it is skewering. On that scale REPORT FROM IRON MOUNTAIN, which has been a lightning rod for both Right and Left since its appearance, could hardly be more successful. The hoax, written in perfect think-tankese, captures the mix of Olympian detachment and awesome cynicism that has flowed out of Washington for much of the American Century. Lewin's book (and he really did write it) exposes the mindset that we can thank for Vietnam and so much else.
    "Report from Iron Mountain was bolstered, if not trumped, by reality -- the PENTAGON PAPERS and the PAX AMERICANA, a Defense Department plan to take over Latin America, emerged soon after. But the book's enduring popularity, particularly among those who never got the joke (apparently Lewin had to sue to get right-wing groups convinced of the book's authenticity to stop printing and selling copies) suggests that the governmental worldview that REPORT FROM IRON MOUNTAIN lampoons -- as well as the paranoia that that immorality unleashes in the citizenry -- is very much with us." -- Michael Gerber
    The Report From Iron Mountain: E-text
    http://www-douzzer.ai.mit.edu:8080/conspiracy/ironmtn.html

    Jeffrey, Grant, Final Warning, DVD (Cloud Ten Pictures, October 14, 2008), 53 minutes.
    "Grant Jeffrey will reveal how:
    Secret spy satellites now listen in on every phone call you make.
    Powerful supercomputers are building secret files on everyone that contain everything from your age to the groceries you last bought.
    Your car can be tracked by satellite to anywhere on earth -- within inches.
    The hidden agenda of the New World Order threatens our rights, freedoms, and even our Constitution.
    "A fascinating journey through the modern technologies and government activities that are paving the way towards the New World Order. Through amazing footage and exclusive interviews, viewers will learn secrets that confirm that Big Brother is indeed watching and taking control." -- Armageddon Books
    "Insightful, scriptural, and brilliant in his research and communication." -- Cutting Edge
    "Grant Jeffrey is recognized as one of the leading teachers on Bible prophecy and the intelligent defense of the Christian faith. He is the chairman of Frontier Research Publications, Inc., a leading publisher of religious books, tapes and videos. Grant's 21 best selling books have sold more than five million copies and are in more than 24 languages." -- Publisher

    ----------------- Treason Gurudas, Treason: The new World Order, ISBN: 0945946147 9780945946144.
    "This book examines the who, what, where when of the crimes of the U.S. government. I have read 200 non-Orwellian history and political science books. I have written two Masters Theses myself, and I can say the research in this book is impeccable. Details that Democrats and Republicans work together: we have a one party system: a Bicephalous beast with two heads that snarl and spit at one another to delude the masses into thinking there is a debate . . . This book traces the origins and the crimes of the ruling elite in near chronological order, PhD quality research and detail. Buy one for everyone you know." -- Reader's Comment

    Coleman, John, Diplomacy by Deception
    "True and accurate account of the treasonous conduct by the British and American governments. An account of how their citizens are deceived by policies provoking actions that are totally detrimental to the well being of their citizens. Thoroughly research, the book provides unpublished information on the gulf war and the Bolshevik Revolution. The chapter on covert actions throws new light on the Murder of Martin Luther King, Pope John Paul and other notibles marked for elimination." -- Publisher
    "The bloodshed that resulted from the creation of an artificial 'Saudi Arabia;' the foreign policy making role of the petroleum industry; the rape of Mexico by British and American oil barons; the revolutions they ignited which cost thousands upon thousands of lives; British conquest of India, the pernicious Indian 'apartheid' caste system. These are some of the subjects dealt with in this historic expos of how our governments deceive us under the color of diplomacy.
    "DIPLOMACY BY DECEPTION tells us that the United Nations is a war-making body, not a peace-keeping organization, and how the Rockefellers and Alger Hiss, aided by the top Illuminati Dulles family, got the United States involved with the United Nations. There is a masterly analysis of constitutional roadblocks barring U.S. membership of the United Nations that will come as a surprise and leave no doubt that we are not now, nor can we ever be, a member of the United Nations.
    "DIPLOMACY BY DECEPTION will forever alter your perception of the two leading governments in Western civilization. This is an excellent companion book to the 'Committee of 300' by the same author." -- Publisher

    Durand, Greg Loren, Foreword by Dr. J. Michael Hill, America's Caesar: The Decline and Fall of Republican Government in the United States of America, Third Edition, 2001
    "America is no longer the land of the free. In Senate Report 93-549, the U.S. Congress made the astonishing admission that, since at least 9 March 1933, the American people have lived under a state of national emergency (martial law). Instead of a federal Government of delegated and limited powers, what now operates from Washington, D.C. is a centralized military despotism which claims ultimate sovereignty over its citizens and rules them by statute in all cases whatsoever. Gone is the right of the people to own property, gone is their right to due process in a constitutional court, and gone are their liberties. Beginning with the usurpations of Abraham Lincoln, this book explains how the so-called emergency powers of the President of the United States developed over a period of seven decades and finally culminated in the virtual supplanting of the Constitution by Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal democracy. The author draws heavily from a wealth of rare political literature from the past two centuries, as well as long-forgotten Government documents to paint an unsettling picture of American history and to show why nothing ever seems to change in Washington, no matter which political party is in power." -- Excerpt

    American Injustice
    http://www.fa-ir.org/ai/begin.htm

    Chapter 9 (part 2): "Corporate Faithfulness and Sanctification"
    http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr9chb.html

    "State Sovereignty and Corporate Immunity" in Chapter 9 (part 1)
    http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr9cha.html#immunity

    A Resolution That Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Disprove the Modern Myth That Sunday Work Maximizes Profits
    http://http://www.lettermen2.com/wmresol1.html

    Phillips, Peter (editor), Gary Webb (introduction), and Tom Tomorrow (illustrator) Censored 1999: The News That Didn't Make the News, the Year's Top 25 Censored Stories
    "Compiled by the Project Censored staff under the directorship of Peter Phillips, with over 150 student researchers, faculty, media scholars, and critics, Censored 1999 stands in stark contrast to the news reported by the major networks or the daily newspapers. This year's collection features: Luke Hiken with the National Lawyers Guild on the First Amendment and pirate radio stations in the U.S.; Steve Wilson and Jane Akre on Fox News and the controversial Bovine Growth Hormone (BGH) story; 'Censored Dja Vu' -- Censored stories from previous years that have since received mainstream coverage; and 'Junk Food News' -- The most over-covered, least newsworthy stories that dominated the media at the expense of real news. Also included are the 'Censored Resource Guide,' 'Censored Guide to On-line Resources,' and 'Alternative Writer's Market'." -- Publisher

    Grant, George, introduction by Doug Phillips, Blood of the Moon: The Great Conflict Between Islam and Christianity Through the Ages.
    "Most Christians know little about Islam, are unaware of the 4,000-year history behind the most recent attacks, and are unaware of the biblical issues that must be resolved before we chart a course as a nation in response to Islamic terrorism. This is why BLOOD OF THE MOON may be the most important book you read this year. During the Gulf War a decade ago, this was the book looked to by leaders, both in the Middle East and in Washington, D.C. Now, this newly-revised and updated edition is available to once again offer . . . the answers to the innumerable questions we face as a people.

    1. Why does the conflict in the Middle East always seem to spill over into the rest of the world?
    2. What is the true nature of Islam/
    3. Is terror an integral part of the conflict?
    4. Is it possible to eradicate the world of such evil?
    5. Who are the major players in this global confrontation, and what do they really want?
    6. How long has this been going on and what started it all?

    "BLOOD OF THE MOON is a straightforward examination of the roots of the protracted war between Islamic fundamentalists and the rest of the world. Stretching back as far as the days of Abraham and as far forward as the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, historian and theologian Dr. George Grant provides the reader with insights simply not available through the national news media. . . ." -- Douglas W. Phillips

    Stormer, John A., None Dare Call it Treason: The Carefully Documented Story of America's Retreat From Victory.
    "The thoroughly documented warnings concerning the inroads of communism in America should have been enough to stir millions of Americans to action. Many of us were so awakened and stirred that we recognized that we needed to be involved as never before. We will never forget this reading and how it answered so many questions that had plagued us. My main question was why we had allowed communism to take control of Cuba, a nation just 90 miles from our shores. Answer: The American press was already sufficiently leftist that this action was condoned and accepted by the media. Fidel Castro was promoted as an 'agrarian reformer,' not a communist. Our State Department covered his communist connections.
    "Stormer is a dedicated man who spent four years researching his 236-page book. It was not to be discredited. He was unbiased, as a former editor and general manager of a leading electrical engineering magazine, enriching his conclusions through some 800 references from a multitude of sources including major newspapers, Congressional documents, speeches, hearings of Department of Justice, National Review, Time magazine, Senate reports, Newsweek, Human Events, House Committee on UnAmerican Activities, Sports Afield, The Worker, Reece Committee, and dozens more." -- Jack McLain
    None Dare Call it Treason
    https://archive.org/details/NoneDareCallItTreasonJohnStormer


    Related Weblinks

    Calvin on Islam
    http://www.historicism.org/readingmaterials/CalvIslam.pdf

    The Calhoun Report
    http://www.calhounreport.com/

    The Christian Common Law Institute
    http://lawgiver.org/

    CitizensLobby.com
    http://www.CitizensLobby.com

    The Constitution Party
    http://www.ustaxpayers.org/

    Cornelius Van Til, John W. Robbins
    http://www.trinityfoundation.org/journal.php?id=33

    Computer Crime and Corporate Crime
    http://www.lettermen2.com/ccrime.html

    Ralph Epperson Conspiracy Homepage
    http://syninfo.com/Epperson/index.htmlx

    Ethical Algorithm Design Should Guide Technology Regulation, Michael Kearns and Aaron Roth, January 13, 2020
    "We propose that more systematic, ongoing, and legal ways of auditing algorithms are needed. Regulating algorithms is different and more complicated than regulating human decision-making. It should be based on what we have come to call ethical algorithm design,[3] which is now being conducted by a community of hundreds of researchers. Ethical algorithm design begins with a precise understanding of what kinds of behaviors we want algorithms to avoid (so that we know what to audit for), and proceeds to design and deploy algorithms that avoid those behaviors (so that auditing does not simply become a game of whack-a-mole)."
    https://www.brookings.edu/research/ethical-algorithm-design-should-guide-technology-regulation/

    Hi-tech Polygraphy as a Means of Broadscale Reform (Preliminary DRAFT), (broken link)
    http://www.lettermen2.com/polytech.html

    Logical Fallacies
    http://www.intrepidsoftware.com/fallacy/welcome.htm

    Ludwig von Mises Institute
    http://www.mises.org/

    National Legal and Policy Center
    "promoting ethics in government"
    http://www.nlpc.org/

    The New American
    http://www.jbs.org

    Oklahoma City Bombing Cover-Up
    http://www.apfn.org/apfn/okc_coverup.htm

    STOP THIEF! What Happens When a Citizen Takes on the Federal Fraud Machine, Carol A. Valentine
    Useful, detailed guide for anyone considering legal action.
    http://public-action.com/Just-Us/StopThief.html



    Policing and Law Enforcement

    Modern civil law foresees only civil enforcement. Biblical law requires civil enforcement and declares the certainty of ultimate divine judgment in history for failure to enforce His Laws [Isaiah 17:14; Jeremiah 17:11]. Biblical criminal law is thus essentially religious law, and it has in mind two courts, the God-ordained courts of the social order, and the Supreme Court of Almighty God.
    Ehrlich's comment is to the point:
    It is difficult to compare Biblical sins with statutory crimes since in the former all are based on moral and spiritual values whereas in the latter only that is a crime which fits into the structure of the statute sought to be enforced. (J.W. Ehrlich, The Holy Bible and The Law, p. 92.)
    "Precisely. Biblical law is the word of God; it therefore represents an ultimate order which is written into the texture of all creation and into the heart of man. Hence, a jury system is valid in terms of Biblical law, since the decision is in terms of a fundamental law which all men know, whether they acknowledge it or not. Civil statutes represent only the will of the state, not an objective and absolute moral order. Statutory law creates lawlessness, because society is then no longer governed by an absolute standard of justice but rather by the fiat will of the state. Like fiat money, fiat law lacks substance, and it quickly destroys itself, and all who rely on it. It is a form of fraud, and a major form." -- R.J. Rushdoony, The Institutes of Biblical Law, pp. 498-499.

    The Ten Commandments
    Thus, what is clearly condemned by the Tenth Commandment is every attempt to gain by fraud, coercion, or deceit that which belongs to our neighbor. On this principle, alienation of affection suits [akin to marrying for money] were once a part of the law of the land. Their abuse by a lawless age led to their abolition, but the principle is sound. A person who works systematically to alienate the affections of a husband or wife in order to gain him or her for himself, sometimes together with his monetary assets, is guilty of violating this law.
    This law thus forbids the expropriation by fraud or deceit of that which belongs to our neighbor. The Tenth Commandment therefore does sum up commandments six through nine and gives them an additional perspective. [emphasis added. Notice that one through four prohibit taking from God the glory, honor, and praise that is his due, yet very few attain to this type of obedience.] The other commandments deal with obviously illegal acts, i.e., clear-cut violations of law. The Tenth Commandment can be broken within these laws. To cite a Biblical example. David committed adultery with Bathsheba, a clearly illegal act. His subsequent acts were technically within the law: Uriah was put in the forefront of the battle and orders were so issued as to insure Uriah's death in battle. It was not technically murder, but it was clearly a conspiracy to kill, with David and Joab both guilty of murder.
    Thus, a variety of laws in Western civilization are based on this principle of the fraudulent use of the law to defraud or to harm. Many of these laws legislate against the conspiracy aspect of fraud. They legislate against the covetous seizure of our neighbor's possessions by evil through sometimes legal means. The law against dishonest gain is thus a very important one, and the Tenth Commandment, instead of being a vague appendage to the law, is basic to it.
    This law against dishonest gain is directed by God, not merely to the individual, but to the state and all institutions [including corporations, foundations, organizations, secret societies, churches, parachurch organizations, and etc.]. The state can be and often is as guilty as are any individuals, and the state is often used as the legal means whereby others are defrauded of their possessions. The law against evil covetousness is thus an especially needed one in the 20th century. -- R.J. Rushdoony, The Institutes of Biblical Law, pp. 634-635
    http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr2cha.html#tcmdnts

    Napolitano, Andrew P., Constitutional Chaos: What Happens When the Government Breaks its own Laws, ISBN: 0785260838 9780785260837.
    "In this alarming book, Judge Napolitano makes the solid case that there is a pernicious and ever-expanding pattern of government abuse in America's criminal justice system, leading him to establish his general creed: The government is not your friend. As an attorney, a law professor, a commentator, a judge, and now a successful television personality, Judge Napolitano has studied the system inside and out, and his unique voice has resonance and relevance. Whether in the big, headliner criminal cases or in the thousands of small-town trials no one ever hears about (but should), the police, the prosecutors, the politicians, the judges, and the machinery of government are inexorably grinding away at the individual liberties guaranteed to all Americans by the Constitution. But in this sensational new book, Napolitano sets the record straight, speaking frankly from his own experiences and careful, thorough investigation and revealing how government agencies will often arrest without warrant, spy without legal authority, imprison without charge, and kill without cause." -- Publisher

    *Rogers, Richard (1550?-1618), Judges, ISBN: 0851513778.
    Richard Rogers was a contemporary of William Perkins (1558-1602).
    "This for the Puritan period is THE work upon Judges. It is thoroughly plain and eminently practical. . . ." -- C.H. Spurgeon
    "It [THE BOOK OF JUDGES -- compiler], provides a dramatic illustration of the effect of apostasy upon every aspect of life. The root cause of Israel's decline was that the covenant relationship with the Lord, with its requirement of absolute and loyal obedience to His commands, was broken. This led to disintegration in the political, religious, social, and family spheres and to a sharp increase in immorality. THE BOOK OF JUDGES serves as a reminder that a nation cannot live on its past glories. The author of JUDGES was, of course, a preacher to his own generation, but his message has a permanent and universal application, and may be summed up in the words of Proverbs 14:34:

    Righteousness exalts a nation,
    but sin in a reproach to any people.
    [Proverbs 14:34 ]
    "Israel's chronic inability to profit by its own bitter history is a solemn exhortation to profit from the lessons of experience, whether observed or experienced." -- A.E. Cundall
    "Gideon asks the question that is central to JUDGES: 'if the Lord is with us, why then has all this happened to us?' (Judg. 6:13 [Judges 6:13]). There was warning in Deuteronomy that the result of turning away from God and serving idols would be the sort of suffering that took place during the period of the judges. God would seem to be absent and the land would be filled with sorrows (Deut. 31:16,17 [Deuteronomy 31:16,17]). Israel needed a king who could teach them how to keep their covenant with the Lord. . . .
    "The central section of Judges (3:7-16:31 [Judges 3:7 -- Judges 16:31]), the bulk of the book, makes an extensive use of repetition. The author describes a repeating sequence of events. The Israelites do evil in the eyes of the Lord, turning to serve other gods. God becomes angry and delivers them up to oppressors. They cry out for help, and God raises up a judge to deliver them. The judge brings peace, but the nation returns to sin as soon as the judge dies. The repeated phrasing describing this pattern reinforces the point that the Israelites were unrepentant. While each judge and the details of the deliverance he brought varies, the end was inevitable: the people again did evil in the eyes of the Lord.
    "Six major judges are described, interspersed with the mention of six lesser judges. The opening and closing sections of the book are like bookends, enclosing the cyclical narratives about the judges. The introduction (1:1-2:5 [Judges 1:1 -- Judges 2:5]), points out Israel's general failure to conquer the land according to the provisions of the covenant God had made with them. The cycles of the twelve judges show that the judges could not lead the people into faithfulness to the covenant. There was a downward spiral of increasing disobedience. The conclusion (chs. 17-21 [Judges 17 -- Judges 21]), recounts two especially grievous examples of covenant disobedience. The writer repeats the brief, tragic observation, 'There was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes.'
    "The writer of Judges, like the authors of the other historical books, calls the community of faith to obey the covenant, applying to their lives the teaching of Deuteronomy. He points to the successes and failures of previous generations, and challenges the people of David's time to be faithful to the covenant. He warns them prophetically about the dangers of the wrong kind of leadership.
    "According to JUDGES, Israel was falling away from the covenant and worshiping false gods as they forgot the Lord's acts of salvation in the past (2:10; 6:13 [Judges 2:10; Judges 6:13]). As in Deuteronomy, the sin of seeking other gods is the continuing pattern of covenant disobedience (Judg. 2:11,12 [Judges 2:11,12]; 3:7,12 [Judges 3:7,12]; 8:33 [Judges 8:33]; 10:6,10 [Judges 10:6,10]; Deut. 4:23 [Deuteronomy 4:23]). The repeated cycles with the constant refrains, the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord (2:11 [Judges 2:11]; 3:7,12 [Judges 3:7,12]; 4:1 [Judges 4:1]; 6:1 [Judges 6:1]; 10:6 [Judges 10:6]; 13:1 [Judges 13:1]), and everyone did what was right in his own eyes (17:6 [Judges 17:6]; 21:25 [Judges 21:25]; cf. Deut. 12:8 [Deuteronomy 12:8]; 31:16,17 [Deuteronomy 31:16,17]), were a sharp warning to Israel in David's early kingship that they absolutely needed a king who could enable the nation to keep the terms of their covenant with God.
    "Beyond these immediate applications for the original audience of JUDGES, we should observe that later readers doubtless saw in the book the hope for a new David who would teach them to keep their covenant with the Lord. This would be especially true of those who read the book in the days of the divided monarchy or during and after the exile to Babylon. In New Testament days, the gospel of Jesus, the son of David (Matt. 1:1 [Matthew 1:1]), answers the longing of the readers of Judges for the presence of a godly king, and heightens the church's expectation of His return in glory." -- The Reformation Study Bible: The Word That Changes Lives -- The Faith That Changed the World, New King James Version, pp. 331,332
    A study of the books of Judges and Micah (we recommend Calvin's Commentary on Micah), reveals that Bible Magistracy, executed by leaders of Church and by leaders of State, turns back the wrath of God. It could be argued this is an underlying theme throughout the Bible. Terrorism against the United States, abroad and at home, can be seen as the wrath of God punishing a wayward people. Practicing Bible Magistracy in society, then, is central to stopping terrorism. When men enforce the Law of God, then they turn back the wrath of God. The conclusion of David's life in 2 Samuel 23:3: The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God."

    Vieira, Edwin, Constitutional Homeland Security: A Call for Americans to Revitalize the Militia of the Several States. Volume I, The Nation in Arms, unabridged, ISBN: 0967175925 9780967175928.
    "Presently, our republic is seething with citizen discontent on a range of important issues: the burgeoning police state under a proto-fascist 'homeland security' banner . . . the cultural and economic threat of unchecked Mexican immigration . . . the increasing strictures on our God-given right (reiterated by the Second Amendment) . . . the hokey 'War on Terror.'
    "How in the world can the citizens of these 50 sovereign States, return to the liberty and self-government that we supposedly assured ourselves when 'We the People' assented to the U.S. Constitution as our means of limiting the Leviathan State?
    "In this trenchant little guidebook for American citizens, constitutional scholar Dr. Edwin Vieira, Jr. leads us back to the rule of law, step by constitutional step! What an erudite, plain-speaking, and eminently 'do-able' plan the author presents!
    "This is no guidebook for rifle-toting 'Montana Freemen' nut-cases; it is a measured, historically documented plan of action for truly reclaiming our liberty and our 'homeland security,' one neighborhood at a time, in concert with local 'first responders' (police, fire dept., EMS, et al.), but entirely on a volunteer basis: orderly, law-abiding, serious-minded citizenship, just as our colonial-era forefathers -- and the framers of the Constitution -- intended!
    "After you read this book (believe me, you'll be full of hope and ready to say, 'Let's Roll!'), just imagine the 4th of July, 2010 . . . in 535 American towns and cities, holding an 'AMERICA AGAIN!' rally, to institute the 'Citizens' Homeland Security Associations' that Dr. Vieira introduces in this masterful book! I tell you, never in my life have I had such hope in the future of this republic -- if only people will read such books as this one, and actually take them to heart.
    "Are you sick of the repetitive news cycles and foreign wars? Tired of being told that America is inexorably becoming a police state, or will soon be overrun by illegal immigrants?
    "Get this book TODAY; you'll finish the last page with more hope than you've had for years." -- Reader's Comment

    See also: Nullification, etc.

    Ethical Algorithm Design Should Guide Technology Regulation, Michael Kearns and Aaron Roth, January 13, 2020
    "We propose that more systematic, ongoing, and legal ways of auditing algorithms are needed. Regulating algorithms is different and more complicated than regulating human decision-making. It should be based on what we have come to call ethical algorithm design,[3] which is now being conducted by a community of hundreds of researchers. Ethical algorithm design begins with a precise understanding of what kinds of behaviors we want algorithms to avoid (so that we know what to audit for), and proceeds to design and deploy algorithms that avoid those behaviors (so that auditing does not simply become a game of whack-a-mole)."
    https://www.brookings.edu/research/ethical-algorithm-design-should-guide-technology-regulation/

    Law Enforcement Alliance of America
    http://www.leaa.org/

    Crime in America Network
    http://www.atps.com/crime/

    Hi-tech Polygraphy as a Means of Broadscale Reform (Preliminary DRAFT), (broken link)
    http://www.lettermen2.com/polytech.html

    The Internet Fraud Complaint Center (IFCC)
    The Internet Fraud Complaint Center (IFCC) is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C).
    IFCC's mission is to address fraud committed over the Internet. For victims of Internet fraud, IFCC provides a convenient and easy-to-use reporting mechanism that alerts authorities of a suspected criminal or civil violation. For law enforcement and regulatory agencies at all levels, IFCC offers a central repository for complaints related to Internet fraud, works to quantify fraud patterns, and provides timely statistical data of current fraud trends.
    http://www1.ifccfbi.gov/index.asp

    Google Watch by Steve Bryant
    http://googlewatch.eweek.com/

    List of Virginia State Parolees
    Entire state: $37.50; Individual zip codes: $5.00 each
    Also available on diskette in MicroSoft Excel format: $37.50
    Make checks payable to: Department of Corrections
    Address:
    Victim Services
    Dept. L
    Virginia Department of Corrections
    6900 Atmore Drive
    Richmond, VA 23225
    Telephone: 804.674.3000

    Code of Virginia - Legislative Information System
    http://leg1.state.va.us/000/src.htm

    The Code of Virginia: Select Sexual Offences

    1. Obscenity
      http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+cod+18.2-372
    2. Adultery and fornication by persons forbidden to marry: Incest
      http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+cod+18.2-366
    3. Sexually explicit items involving children
      http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+cod+18.2-374.1
    4. Taking indecent liberties with a child by person in custodial or supervisory relationship
      http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+cod+18.2-370.1
    5. Crimes Against Nature
      http://www.sodomy.org/laws/virginia/sodomy.html
    6. Conspiring to cause spouse to commit adultery
      http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+cod+18.2-367
    7. Rape
      http://www.sodomy.org/laws/virginia/rape.html
    8. Forcible Sodomy
      http://www.sodomy.org/laws/virginia/forcible_sodomy.html
    9. Fornication
      http://www.sodomy.org/laws/virginia/fornication.html
    10. Being a prostitute or prostitution
      http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+cod+18.2-346
    11. Virginia State Law: Pandering, Taking, detaining, etc., person for prostitution, etc., or consenting thereto.
      http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+cod+18.2-355
    12. Employment for compensation of persons convicted of certain offenses prohibited; criminal records check required; suspension or revocation of license.
      http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+cod+32.1-126.01
    13. Lewd and lascivious cohabitation
      http://www.sodomy.org/laws/virginia/cohabitation.html
    Virginia State Police Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry
    http://sex-offender.vsp.state.va.us/cool-ICE/

    West Virginia State Police Sex Offender Registry
    http://www.wvstatepolice.com/sexoff/

    Sex Offenders.com
    http://www.sexualoffenders.com/

    ussearch.com
    Sex offender search, State criminal search, Department of Corrections search.
    http://www.ussearch.com/

    Family Watchdog
    This national website tracks sexual offenders in your area.
    "Enter an address below to view a map of registered sex offenders near you."
    While this is much needed data, and we commend efforts thus far, this map will not include the following sexual offenders who should (when known), be publicly identified until they repent of their sexual crimes:

    1. sexual offenders who have not been caught, tried, and convicted (the arrest/conviction ratio for all offenses was approximately 100/25 in the mid 90s);
    2. sexual offenders who have violated parole;
    3. sexual offenders who have failed to report their address or address change;
    4. sexual offenders using an alias (The FBI "believes 1 in 6 persons with a criminal record may be using alias names and identification." -- U.S. Congress, Office of Technology Assessment, OTA-TCT-497);
    5. sexual offenders who have been convicted on some other charge;
    6. ex-convicts and inmates who have committed sodomy in prison;
    7. offenders guilty of raping their spouse and the offense has gone unreported;
    8. wives who deliberately commit adultery as part of a "pre-planned divorce," that is, who married with plans to divorce for financial gain;
    9. offenders guilty of unreported incest;
    10. offenders guilty of unreported date rape;
    11. offenders who have committed unreported sexual offenses when drunk or under the influence of drugs;
    12. offenders who have committed unreported sexual offenses with mutual consent;
    13. individual members of Alcoholics Anonymous (who are frequently ex-convicts, mentally ill, and/or mentally retarded, and prefer to be identified as alcoholics to avoid the social stigma of the other categories), or other related 10-Step addiction treatment programs who have committed unreported sexual offenses with other members, or while being a sponsor of another member;
    14. individual members of Alcoholics Anonymous and related 10 Step codependent treatment programs who use the programs as vehicles to find new sexual partners;
    15. offenders who have committed unreported sexual offenses with other members of Alcoholics Anonymous or other related 10-Step addiction treatment programs while in a codependent relationship with another member;
    16. members of Sex Addicts Anonymous who have committed unreported sexual offenses;
    17. prostitutes still at-large in society;
    18. offenders who frequent prostitutes;
    19. men and women who are self-employed in the "sex industry" (professionals deliberately practicing prostitution within the business community);
    20. individuals employed in the pornography industry, including child pornography;
    21. individuals addicted to pornography or child pornography;
    22. individuals guilty of unreported sodomy and homosexuality;
    23. unreported homosexual pedophiles ("Homosexuals are over-represented in child sex offenses: Individuals from the 1 to 3 percent of the population that is sexually attracted to the same sex are committing up to one-third of the sex crimes against children." -- Timothy J. Dailey, Ph.D. in "Homosexuality and Child Sexual Abuse");
    24. offenders guilty of unreported rape;
    25. offenders guilty of unreported fornication;
    26. offenders guilty of unreported adultery;
    27. offenders living in licentious cohabitation;
    28. offenders who are mentally retarded and promiscuous;
    29. offenders who have sever mental illness and are promiscuous;
    30. offenders with AIDS disease;
    31. offenders with any of the 30 other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the United States;
    32. individuals who dabble in, or actively participate in satanic cults, or related destructive cults that practice sexual rituals;
    33. offenders who are licensed mental health care professionals (Psychiatrists, Clinical Psychologists, Psych Nurses, Medical Doctors, Counselors, Priests, Pastors, and Churchmen, and so forth), who become sexually involved with their patients, clients, counselees, or church members;
    34. individuals in the legal profession who judged in favor of legalized abortion or who aided in the legal process;
    35. individuals participating in organized crime who run and profit from most of the abortion clinics in the United States;
    36. medical professionals who perform abortions;
    37. men who have paid for abortions performed on their daughters;
    38. men who have paid for abortions performed on their sexual partners;
    39. mothers who have aborted children from their wombs (any of the 43 million abortions performed in the United States since Roe vs. Wade in 1973), [56 million American babies from 1973 to 2014, annual rate continues at 1.2 million babies a year.];
    40. individuals in the drug industry who developed "the morning after pill";
    41. druggists who sell "the morning after pill";
    42. women who have used "the morning after pill";
    43. and so forth, and so on.
    http://www12.familywatchdog.us/

    Gratuitous Sex, a Cause of Violence in Chapter 7 (part 1): "Family Life, Education, Church and Work"
    http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr7ch.html

    Five-Year Arrest Trends, All Women, 1995-1999 (6,622 agencies)
    It is said that one sign of the decline in a society is an increase in crime by women.
    Percentage increases in arrests of all women, select crimes. (Women under 18 only indicated by "under 18")

    1. Aggravated assault, +6.0
    2. Violent crime, +2.3
    3. Other assaults, +12.0
    4. Fraud Embezzlement, +39.7, +74.6 (under 18)
    5. Prostitution and commercialized vice, +8.4 (under 18)
    6. Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution), +34.7 (under 18)
    7. Drug abuse violations, +11.4, +12.3 (under 18)
    8. Gambling, +20.1
    9. Offenses against the family and children, +7.9, +16.6 (under 18)
    10. Driving under the influence, +11.3, +48.1 (under 18)
    11. Liquor laws, +44.4, +42.3 (under 18)
    12. Drunkenness, +14.6 (under 18)
    13. Disorderly conduct, +17.0 (under 18)
    14. All other offenses (except traffic), +19.4, +20.2 (under 18)
    15. Suspicion, +18.8
    16. Curfew and loitering law violations, +13.6, +13.6 (under 18)
    http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/1999/99sec4.pdf

    Five-Year Arrest Trends by Sex, 2015-2019
    "9,656 agencies; 2019 estimated population 201,599,471; 2015 estimated population 197,695,401"
    https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2019/crime-in-the-u.s.-2019/topic-pages/tables/table-35#

    Family Watchdog
    This national website tracks sexual offenders in your area.
    "Enter an address below to view a map of registered sex offenders near you."
    While this is much needed data, and we commend efforts thus far, this map will not include the following sexual offenders who should (when known), be publicly identified until they repent of their sexual crimes:

    1. sexual offenders who have not been caught, tried, and convicted (the arrest/conviction ratio for all offenses was approximately 100/25 in the mid 90s);
    2. sexual offenders who have violated parole;
    3. sexual offenders who have failed to report their address or address change;
    4. sexual offenders using an alias (The FBI "believes 1 in 6 persons with a criminal record may be using alias names and identification." -- U.S. Congress, Office of Technology Assessment, OTA-TCT-497);
    5. sexual offenders who have been convicted on some other charge;
    6. ex-convicts and inmates who have committed sodomy in prison;
    7. offenders guilty of raping their spouse and the offense has gone unreported;
    8. wives who deliberately commit adultery as part of a "pre-planned divorce," that is, who married with plans to divorce for financial gain;
    9. offenders guilty of unreported incest;
    10. offenders guilty of unreported date rape;
    11. offenders who have committed unreported sexual offenses when drunk or under the influence of drugs;
    12. offenders who have committed unreported sexual offenses with mutual consent;
    13. individual members of Alcoholics Anonymous (who are frequently ex-convicts, mentally ill, and/or mentally retarded, and prefer to be identified as alcoholics to avoid the social stigma of the other categories), or other related 10-Step addiction treatment programs who have committed unreported sexual offenses with other members, or while being a sponsor of another member;
    14. individual members of Alcoholics Anonymous and related 10 Step codependent treatment programs who use the programs as vehicles to find new sexual partners;
    15. offenders who have committed unreported sexual offenses with other members of Alcoholics Anonymous or other related 10-Step addiction treatment programs while in a codependent relationship with another member;
    16. members of Sex Addicts Anonymous who have committed unreported sexual offenses;
    17. prostitutes still at-large in society;
    18. offenders who frequent prostitutes;
    19. men and women who are self-employed in the "sex industry" (professionals deliberately practicing prostitution within the business community);
    20. individuals employed in the pornography industry, including child pornography;
    21. individuals addicted to pornography or child pornography;
    22. individuals guilty of unreported sodomy and homosexuality;
    23. unreported homosexual pedophiles ("Homosexuals are over-represented in child sex offenses: Individuals from the 1 to 3 percent of the population that is sexually attracted to the same sex are committing up to one-third of the sex crimes against children." -- Timothy J. Dailey, Ph.D. in "Homosexuality and Child Sexual Abuse");
    24. offenders guilty of unreported rape;
    25. offenders guilty of unreported fornication;
    26. offenders guilty of unreported adultery;
    27. offenders living in licentious cohabitation;
    28. offenders who are mentally retarded and promiscuous;
    29. offenders who have sever mental illness and are promiscuous;
    30. offenders with AIDS disease;
    31. offenders with any of the 30 other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the United States;
    32. individuals who dabble in, or actively participate in satanic cults, or related destructive cults that practice sexual rituals;
    33. offenders who are licensed mental health care professionals (Psychiatrists, Clinical Psychologists, Psych Nurses, Medical Doctors, Counselors, Priests, Pastors, and Churchmen, and so forth), who become sexually involved with their patients, clients, counselees, or church members;
    34. individuals in the legal profession who judged in favor of legalized abortion or who aided in the legal process;
    35. individuals participating in organized crime who run and profit from most of the abortion clinics in the United States;
    36. medical professionals who perform abortions;
    37. men who have paid for abortions performed on their daughters;
    38. men who have paid for abortions performed on their sexual partners;
    39. mothers who have aborted children from their wombs (any of the 43 million abortions performed in the United States since Roe vs. Wade in 1973), [56 million American babies from 1973 to 2014, annual rate continues at 1.2 million babies a year.];
    40. individuals in the drug industry who developed "the morning after pill";
    41. druggists who sell "the morning after pill";
    42. women who have used "the morning after pill";
    43. and so forth, and so on.
    http://www12.familywatchdog.us/

    Incarcerated Women and Girls (1980-2020)
    "Between 1980 and 2020, the number of incarcerated women increased by more than 475 percent, rising from a total of 26,326 in 1980 to 152,854 in 2020. . . .
    "The number of incarcerated women was nearly five times higher in 2020 than in 1980.
    " 'Incarcerated Women and Girls' examines female incarceration trends and finds areas of both concern and hope. While the imprisonment rate for African American women was nearly twice that of white women in 2020, this disparity represents a sharp decline from 2000 when Black women were six times as likely to be imprisoned. Since then Black women's imprisonment rate has decreased by 68 percent while white women's rate has increased by 12 percent."
    https://www.sentencingproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Incarcerated-Women-and-Girls.pdf

    The Laws of Virginia (1610-1611)
    http://longman.awl.com/history/primarysource_2_2.htm

    Licensure: A Lawyer Protection Racket, Jacob G. Hornberger
    As the criminal-justice crisis in Virginia perfectly reflects, occupational licensure does not ensure competence or, for that matter, ethics. Instead, it seduces the public into believing that because a lawyer is licensed by the state, he must be competent and ethical.
    "So what is the purpose and effect of occupational licensure? It's very simple -- licensure operates as a protection racket for attorneys, protecting them from unbridled competition. By limiting the supply of attorneys through a rigorous and expensive system involving getting into and attending law schools and then passing an extremely difficult, state-administered bar exam, lawyers are able to keep the number of practitioners artificially low, thereby enabling them to charge higher prices to the public. In fact, as J. Gordon Hylton, professor of law at Marquette University, pointed out at a law conference at the University of Virginia School of Law, the reason Virginia imposed bar exams in the first place as a prerequisite to practicing law was to impede blacks from becoming attorneys, especially since the number of black attorneys was increasing during Reconstruction, when there were no state-imposed impediments to practicing law."
    http://www.lewrockwell.com/hornberger/hornberger14.html

    Virginia Government Links
    http://www.yahoo.com/Regional/U_S__States/Virginia/Government/

    AOL: My Government
    http://government.aol.com/mygov/

    U.S. House of Representatives Internet Law Library Reference Desk
    http://law.house.gov/refdesk.htm

    Federal Bureau of Investigation
    http://www.fbi.gov/

    The Internet Fraud Complaint Center (IFCC)
    The Internet Fraud Complaint Center (IFCC) is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C).
    IFCC's mission is to address fraud committed over the Internet. For victims of Internet fraud, IFCC provides a convenient and easy-to-use reporting mechanism that alerts authorities of a suspected criminal or civil violation. For law enforcement and regulatory agencies at all levels, IFCC offers a central repository for complaints related to Internet fraud, works to quantify fraud patterns, and provides timely statistical data of current fraud trends.
    http://www1.ifccfbi.gov/index.asp

    Bounty Hunters Online Weblinks
    http://www.onworld.com/BHO/topTenLinks.html
    Includes FBI's Most Wanted, World's Most Wanted, Phoenix Police Department Community Outreach, and much more.

    Crimebeat Magazine
    10 East 39th Street
    New York, NY 10016
    Telephone: 212.683.1017

    Crimewatch Magazine
    1254 Lamar Avenue
    Memphis, TN 38104
    Telephone: 901.276.0812

    Police Resource List
    http://police.sas.ab.ca/prl/index.html

    Law Enforcement Sites on the Web
    http://www.ih2000.net/ira/ira.htm

    Peace Officers Research Association of California
    1911 F Street
    Sacramento, CA 95814
    Telephone: 916.441.0660

    Related Weblinks

    The Cult Test
    Developed from AA experience.
    http://www.orange-papers.org/orange-cult_q6.html

    A Redneck Resolution Against Self-Destruction
    http://www.lettermen2.com/redneck.html

    Spiritual Abuse
    Extensive resources.
    http://www.apologeticsindex.org/8006-spiritual-abuse

    Spiritual Abuse
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiritual_abuse

    Sri Aurobindo and The Mother: A Profile
    http://www.lettermen2.com/syncret.html

    Warning Signs of Destructive Cults and Satanism
    http://www.lettermen2.com/warncult.html

    Watchman Fellowship Index of Cults
    http://www.watchman.org




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