The Council on Foreign Relations and the State of Maine has a long and very interesting relationship going back over 50 years, but first what is the CFR. The CFR is a semi-secret organization created by the Rockefellers, Carnegies and other elite familes. In the words of prominent Americans, "The main purpose of the Council on Foreign Relations is promoting the disarmament of US sovereignty and national independence and submergence into an all powerful, one world government." --Rear Admiral Chester Ward, Navy Judge Advocate.
Dan Smoot, former FBI Assistant says, "The ultimate aim of the Council on Foreign Relations is the same as the ultimate aim of international communism; to create a one world socialist system and make the U.S. an official part of it."
In his book, "With No Apologies" Senator Barry Goldwater wrote, on page 128: "The Council on Foreign Relations is the American branch of a society that originated in England, internationalist in viewpoint, the CFR, along with the Atlantic movement, and the Atlantic Council of the United States, believes national boundaries should be obliterated and one world rule established."
On page 280 Senator Barry writes, "Governor Rockefeller's presentations have become concrete proposals advanced by David Rockefeller's newest international cabal, the Trilateral commission. Whereas the Council on Foreign Reltions is distinctly national in memership, the Trilateral Commission is international. Representation is allocated equally to Western Europe, Japan and the United States. It is intended to be the vehicle for multi-national consolidation of the commercial and banking interests by seizing control of the political government of the United States."
The Council on Foreign Relations and its ancillary groups are indifferent to communism. They have no ideological anchors. In their pursuit of a new world order they are prepared to deal with a communist state, a socialist state, a democratic state, a monarchal oligarchy - it is all the same to them."
What are Maine's ties to this group? I do not know how far back this tie goes, but I will go back over 50 years to Edmund Muskie, a member of the CFR. Edmund Muskie was a Maine governor who, in 1958, was elected to the US Senate where he served until 1980. In 1972 he ran for president against Richard Nixon, also a member of the CFR. He then served as Secretary of State for President Jimmy Carter [CFR].
We then had William Cohen [CFR Director, Mayor of Bangor, 1971-1972. He was elected to congress in 1972 where he served three terms and was elected to the Senate in 1978, reelected in 1984 and again in 1990. He then was appointed Secretary of Defense under President Clinton [CFR] where he oversaw the closing of military bases and cuts in military personal. He was a staunch supporter of NATO and the United Nations.
Then came Olympia Snowe [CFR], who represented Maine's 2nd District for 16 years. She served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1979 until 1995 and then in the U.S. Senate from 1995 to the present. She has been an ardent supporter of abortion rights and the United Nations. She voted against the impeachment of Bill Clinton. She continually votes with the Democrats on most issues and has a decidedly socialist agenda.
Then we come to Senator Collins, who is not a known member of the CFR, but who did recieve most of her political training under Bill Cohen [Director of the CFR] and votes an almost solid socialist agenda. She voted no on banning partial birth abortions. She voted yes on setting aside 10% of highway funds for minorities and women. She voted no on ANWR drilling for oil. She voted for all of the "free trade" agreements and in favor of fast track authority for the president. She voted yes on the McCain- Feingold campaign finance law that has outlawed free speech during political campaigns. She voted no on eliminating the marriage penalty tax.
From the day of Herbert Hoover to the present day, we have had at least eight CFR Presidents, eight CFR Vice Presidents, fifteen CFR National Security Advisors, sixteen CFR Central Intelligence Agency Directors, fifteen CFR Secretaries of Defense and five CFR Supreme Court Justices, seventy-seven Representatives of the House and fifty-three Senators who were members of the CFR; and the list goes on.
These are not people who are advising our government - these are people who are running our government.