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Tom DeWeese
Some Thoughts on the Article V Issue
I've written many articles in the past concerning my opposition to a Constitutional Convention (Con Con). I've also helped in successful fights in Ohio and Kansas to stop Con Con Resolutions. But recently there is a new twist in the effort to amend the Constitution to preserve freedom. It's called an Article V Convention of the States. Proponents say it answers my concerns over the dangers of a Con Con, and so many activists have asked me where I stand on this new effort. So here are a few thoughts.
Mar 12, 2014 - 6:20:28 AM

Tom DeWeese
Obamacare: The Terrifying Consequences To Healthcare
Over the past several years, a growing number of bureaucrats from insurance companies have been armed with manuals, guidebooks and calculators to step in to the decision making process to decide what treatment procedures are allowed. And it's going to get far worse under Obamacare, as a new layer of government bureaucrats is added to affect what doctors can do to save your life. As Dr. Conroy explains, to look into the body and make a determination on where to start planning treatment, he uses x-rays and cat- scans (c-ts). "I generally cat-scan head to toe and look for metastasis and get a baseline." However, such decisions for care by the doctors are now being decided by others. Says Dr. Conroy, "In the past, it was ok (to X-Ray and CT), not now. Over the last few years all the X-rays have to be approved, so there are companies now that have algorithms to evaluate your request (for a cat-scan or X- ray)."
Feb 19, 2014 - 12:20:42 AM

Tom DeWeese
The "Agenda for the 21st Century" is the root of your fight
Simply Google "Sustainable Medicine" and find more than 5,850,000 references on the subject, and you will find almost all the provisions of Obamacare..... Agenda 21 is the battle we must fight if we are to restore the Republic. This is why we must make 2014 the year we crush this nightmare. Please, don't be distracted or discouraged if progress against it feels slow. It took decades of quiet implementation to bring us this far. It will take time to stop it. But we are winning battles and the opposition is terrified of what we are accomplishing. Stay with me in this fight. The future of freedom depends on your commitment to preserve it.
Feb 9, 2014 - 12:27:30 AM

Tom DeWeese
Lettuce Forget Chavez
Chavez never organized "non-union" workers. What Chavez sold to the nation as a fight against "non-union"...But, said Chavez in a hushed tone, the machine also sucked up spiders, snakes and rabbits, all to be processed into the wine As the crowd began to stir and make faces at the thought of it, Chavez quickly added, "so, if you won't boycott Boonesfarm wine for our cause, at least do it for your own health." That was Cesar for you... always concerned about the well being of others!
Jan 22, 2014 - 1:05:09 AM

Tom DeWeese
New Tactics to Fight Agenda 21
If we are to gain ground and ultimately defeat the Agenda 21 monster that is systematically ripping apart our Republic, then it's time for our movement to learn from our mistakes and become more sophisticated in our approach. In short, it's time to fight smarter.
Jan 8, 2014 - 12:23:25 AM

Tom DeWeese
The Alamo - Hallowed American Ground or UN Captive?
Supporters of the UN Heritage Sites say such designations are nothing more than a great "honor" to the nation. They assure us that there is no threat to American sovereignty and that all designated sites remain firmly under control of the United States government. If true, then the question must be asked, why is an international treaty with the United Nations necessary? The United States has already designated most of the UN Heritage Sites as United States parks.
Dec 15, 2013 - 12:23:30 AM

Tom DeWeese
In Defense of the TEA Party
Enter the TEA Party Just a few years ago some American citizens came together to demand change. They were fed up with decades of out of control government growth; confiscation of their hard-earned income through ever-increasing taxes and unending regulations invading every aspect of their lives. Things were racing out of control. Every aspect of American society was changing and not for the better. Freedoms and rights that are guaranteed under the Constitution -- the founding document of our nation and law of the land, were disappearing. Enter the TEA Party
Oct 29, 2013 - 2:18:17 AM

Tom DeWeese
Sustainable Development' The Evil Facing America
On July 23, 2004, I addressed the fifth annual Freedom 21 Conference in Reno, Nevada. Freedom 21 was the first coalition of limited government/private property advocacy groups. Freedom 21 eventually sponsored 10 national conferences and educated and trained a cadre of leaders to fight Agenda 21. But in 2004, George Bush was in the White House two years after the devastation to individual liberty, free enterprise and private property that defined the Clinton Presidency. Yet, pre-TEA Party, so many Americans failed to understand the threat they faced. The movement was divided into fractured issues. Even the major Conservative organizations refused to mention Agenda 21 (some still do). To this gathering I delivered a call to arms. We had circled the wagons so tightly, we only had one left. I said we needed to charge! Stop being on the defensive.
Oct 17, 2013 - 7:03:32 AM

Tom DeWeese
Seizing property with no accountability
Pressure groups and government officials are seizing property -- with no accountability... This is a story of raw power, collusion and government corruption. A story that is taking place in countless towns all over America. A story of "reinvented" government, where self- proclaimed private "stakeholders" and pressure groups set the rules, local elected officials rubber stamp them, and non-elected regional governments enforce them, sometimes with an iron fist -- all with no input from citizens

Aug 21, 2013 - 12:17:05 AM

Tom DeWeese
Conservation Easements and the Urge to Rule
But there is one major aspect of Martha's value system that doesn't fit the PEC profile for the perfect small farmer. She believes in private property rights. And that's when the trouble started. Space does not allow a full description of the battles Martha has faced over her attempts to farm her land. Here is the "Cliff notes" version:... Martha began to learn what a powerful weapon conservation easements can be in the hands of those who wanted to control her actions. The easement gave the PEC the right to occasionally inspect the property for "violations' of the easement. Suddenly Martha was informed that PEC inspectors would visit the farm to investigate the "living quarters." Rather than a random occasional or annual visit, PEC came back again and again; demanding to look into her private closets; even banning her right to video tape the inspections on her own property.
Jul 31, 2013 - 10:55:34 AM

Tom DeWeese
Exxon Funding...? Nope, Never Got The Check?
It's almost funny to watch. The radical left "Progressives" see our Agenda 21 and Global Warming victories over their well-orchestrated plans to restructure America, and they just can't understand how it's happening. Their only theory is that there must be some massive source of secret money driving us. We couldn't possibly be a true grassroots movement, doing this on our own.
Jul 10, 2013 - 12:43:18 PM

Tom DeWeese
Agenda 21's Smoking Gun
Well, then it would be interesting to hear the APA explain this information found in one of its own documents from 1994. The document was an APA newsletter to its members in the Northern California (San Francisco Area). The article was a commentary entitled "How Sustainable is Out Planning, by Robert Odland. It was written just two years after the UN Earth Summit at which Agenda 21 was first introduced to the world.
Jun 26, 2013 - 6:43:31 AM

Tom DeWeese
The Growing Threat of Smart Meters
As Americans become aware of these threats they have begun to oppose the installation of Smart Meters on their property. Some local and state government's, when faced with the health complaints, have offered opt out provisions. Others have responded using force, resulting in arrests, as in Naperville, Illinois. In other places, power companies have shut off electricity to homes of those protesting the Smart Meters.
May 15, 2013 - 7:51:34 PM

Tom DeWeese
Connecting the Dots: From the United Nations to Your State Government
Proponents of Sustainable Development constantly tell us that their plans are just local. And they deride those who accuse them of imposing an international agenda. Kooks. Fringe Fanatics. Conspiracy Theorists. These are just some of the labels they pin on those fighting to expose Agenda 21. Moreover, they sarcastically ask, "how can an obscure twenty year old document be a threat to local policy? Tsk Tsk."
Apr 16, 2013 - 2:44:42 AM

Tom DeWeese
The Key Word In Opposing a Con Con
Those pushing for a new Constitutional Convention are deluded if they think they can dictate what issues are to be debated. Many proponents of the Con Con are smugly telling legislators in the many states that there is no danger of bad things happening because the states must ratify what they do. The Precedent says otherwise.
Apr 3, 2013 - 8:32:44 AM

Tom DeWeese
Sustainability Marxism
This is what your local planners and development plans are designed to do. This is the direct connection between international Marxism and your local government plans! .. "If we don't overthrown capitalism, we don't have a chance of saving the world ecologically. I think it is possible to have an ecology sound society under socialism. I don't think it's possible under capitalism." Judi Bari (Earth First) "The only hope for the world is to make sure there is not another United States. We can't let other countries have the same number of cars, the amount of industrialization we have In the US. We have to stop these Third World countries right where they are." Michael Oppenheimer (Environmental Defense Fund)
Mar 3, 2013 - 2:40:27 AM

Tom DeWeese
The Equator Principles and Sustainable Poverty
Poverty is unacceptable only as long as it doesn't hurt the environment! What? Say that again? Yes, you heard me. If such action to end poverty and improve people's lives is somehow a threat to the world-wide plan for Sustainable Development, then such development is not to be considered. Believe it or not, there is a worldwide Sustainable Development policy to prohibit funding of development projects in Third World countries, if the projects don't meet the political agenda. It's called the Equator Principles. "The only hope for the world is to make sure there is not another United States. We can't let other countries have the same number of cars, the amount of industrialization we have in the US. We have to stop these Third World countries right where they are." Michael Oppenheimer (Environmental Defense Fund)
Jan 25, 2013 - 12:15:18 AM

Tom DeWeese
The Real Root of School Violence
And while the child's backpack and pockets are checked by the armed force on the way in, the pharmaceutical poison is building up in his blood system, racing to the brain like a lit dynamite fuse. As communities reel from one massive act of student violence after another, most recently in Newtown, Connecticut, the nation looks for answers. How many are looking at the schools themselves as the conduit through which millions of students are drugged with mind-altering drugs?
Jan 13, 2013 - 12:13:32 AM

Tom DeWeese
Why the Founding Fathers Matter
It has become typical in school text books, in public discussions, and in the smug wisdom of Progressives, to diminish the words and actions of those who led the founding of the United States. However, now that the nation has gone through what Al Gore called a "wrenching transformation" away from limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty (all major ingredients to making the US the freest and most prosperous nation in history) it's time to listen again to their wisdom.
Dec 30, 2012 - 12:57:25 AM

Tom DeWeese
Private Property Ownership is the Only Way to Eradicate Poverty
These schemes are all the same. Take money from the producers and give it to the non-producers. Yet, as billions of dollars are taken for the "cause" poverty steadily increases. If one truly wants to help eliminate poverty, perhaps it's time to rethink the process. To start, ask the question -- why are some nations (and individuals) wealthy and others are so poor. It is becoming increasingly clear that poverty will never be eradicated unless those working on the problem will allow themselves to look for a drastically new way to attack it. Simply put, rather than constantly applying band aids to the effects of poverty, they must look for the cause and fix it.
Nov 20, 2012 - 12:37:37 AM

Tom DeWeese
National Heritage Areas - The Land Grabs Continue
Proponents of Heritage Areas are using our great love of history as an emotional sledgehammer to impose a massive federal pork barrel scheme that enriches the pockets of private advocacy groups by helping to impose draconian controls over the dreams of average American homeowners.
Oct 17, 2012 - 12:03:39 AM

Tom DeWeese
Sustainable Freedom Lab (SFL)... Protecting Man's Rights in a Changing World
Every American knows something is very wrong in our nation. Daily, government grows more powerful and intrusive at every level. Many have begun to feel they have no say over their private property or even their own lives.
Sep 28, 2012 - 12:41:15 AM

Tom DeWeese
The American Planning Association and Its "Faulty" Handbook
It's obvious that the APA is playing word games with its surveys and definitions of planning. No wonder such an overwhelming majority answer in the affirmative to such questions.sample questions that could help the APA take the real pulse of the community -- if they wanted to be honest. How do they feel about planning that enforces limits on energy use and forces up energy costs? What if that included forcing residents to replace their appliances with more energy efficient ones to meet "Planning Standards?" Do they still support such "Planning?"
Aug 24, 2012 - 1:00:29 AM

Tom DeWeese
The Power of One
Barack Obama has the process backward. It first takes the power of one to see the ideas and create the tools that will benefit millions of others, who are then able to satisfy their needs and achieve their own dreams. But, in today's society, after an individual envisions it, and takes the risk to invest his own effort and resources, he then has to jump through endless government hoops to finally achieve it. Then government rushes in to tax it and regulate it, all for the "common good." Then to add insult to injury, that same courageous pioneer has to listen to the likes of Barack Obama telling the masses that the individual didn't do it -- the masses did.
Aug 9, 2012 - 6:18:56 AM

Tom DeWeese
Environmental Protection or Global Governance? Reality Vs Spin
Those who are determined to impose global governance on the rest of us have made great sport out of attacking anyone who dares oppose their plans. They have attacked those who challenge their claims of global warming by calling for "Nuremburg-style" show trials.
Jul 25, 2012 - 12:30:15 AM

Tom DeWeese
When Loving Your Country Marks You As A Domestic Terrorist
How severe has America changed? Today, as I stand for exactly the same ideals of American liberty as I did in 1967, I have just been labeled a threat to my country by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). In fact, they say I am a right wing extremist, a racist and a potentially violent domestic terrorist. - May I remind every American that the tanks which ran over the student protesters in Tiananmen Square in Communist China were also protecting the STATE against its enemies.
Jul 4, 2012 - 12:20:20 AM

Tom DeWeese
R.I.P Henry Lamb and Tommy Cryer
Henry and Tommy never gave up. They believed that freedom must be our destiny. Without such souls there would be no freedom. It is they who drag the rest of us toward the light of Freedom's torch. They've done their part. Now they have found their way to the place where all heroes go -- the place where they can join with the others who have fought before them -- the camp of Freedom's Heroes.
Jun 26, 2012 - 9:28:28 PM

Tom DeWeese
What to Do When You Don't Like Any of These Candidates 2012
Think of the consequences. No longer would voters have to settle for the lesser of two evils. If all the candidates are bad -- none would be able to force their way into office. It would mean that powerful special interests could no longer rely on their money to buy elections. They could buy all the ads they wanted, spend millions on "volunteers" going door to door, and sling their dirt, but if the voters aren't buying, none of it will save their candidate from being rejected by "NONE OF THE ABOVE."
Jun 13, 2012 - 5:55:55 AM

Tom DeWeese
Agenda 21 Conspiracy Theory or Threat
The battle over Agenda 21 is raging across the nation. City and County Councils have become war zones as citizens question the origins of development plans and planners deny any international connections to the UN's Agenda 21. What is the truth? Since I helped start this war, I believe it is up to me to help with the answers.
May 20, 2012 - 12:17:48 AM

Tom DeWeese
The Most Dangerous Man In The World
In 1992, Strong told a UN conference...:"It is clear that current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class, involving high meat intake, consumption of large amounts of frozen and convenience foods, use of fossil fuels, appliances, home and work place air conditioning, and suburban housing are not sustainable."
May 9, 2012 - 5:54:35 AM

Tom DeWeese
Lies and Doublespeak of American Planning Association And How to Fight Back
When proponents of a cause suddenly start to hide what they are doing, or deny they are even doing it - that should set off alarm bells and raise questions about the honesty and legitimacy of that cause. Case in point, when evidence emerged that the Earth was actually cooling instead of heating, the alarmists didn't miss a beat as they changed the predicted disaster from Global Warming to Climate Change. These are cleaver guys.
Mar 29, 2012 - 9:48:53 AM

Tom DeWeese
Senator Rand Paul Steps Up to Protect Property Owners from Outlaw Federal Agencies
The bill, if enacted, will be a vital blow to the enforcement of radical environmental/Agenda 21- inspired regulations. The bill is called the Defense of Environment and Property Act of 2012 (S.2122). There is no room in a free society for such power-mad zealots in our government. Senator Paul's bill is designed to bring a semblance of sanity and reason back to environmental regulations.
Mar 18, 2012 - 12:15:32 AM

Tom DeWeese
2011 Was an Incredible Year as Agenda 21 Becomes a Major Issue
One of the chief tools used by the pro-Agenda 21 forces is the use of trained facilitators and consensus meetings. These are psychology-driven sessions designed to reach a predetermined outcome, as the participants are led to believe it is their own idea. It's very effective in countering our arguments that Agenda 21 is implemented behind closed doors, against the will of the people. Of course, behind those closed doors is where the predetermined outcome and the tactics to enforce it is, well, determined.
Feb 26, 2012 - 5:23:25 AM

Tom DeWeese
Major New Weapon in the Fight Against the UN
Those who are working to enforce Agenda21 operate from a three-pronged attack; Social Justice, which dictates that - community needs take precedent over - individual wants; Public/Private Partnerships, a dangerous melding of private corporations with government resulting in government-sanctioned monopolies; and Environmental control, which translates into the proposition that all actions by man lead to environmental Armageddon and therefore must be tightly regulated by a central force of power.
Feb 8, 2012 - 5:50:36 AM

Tom DeWeese
Is Bill Gates the World's Richest Useful Idiot?
At the Summit in 2000, the UN set clear goals to establish its power over sovereign nations and to enforce the greatest redistribution of wealth scheme ever perpetrated on the world. Now it has the Criminal Court; Sustainable Development (Agenda 21) is fast becoming official policy in every corner of the nation--only today we call it "going green;" and there is a full court press on to enforce Global Warming policy, in spite of the fact that there is now overwhelming evidence pouring out of the scientific community to fully debunk the scam.
Jan 8, 2012 - 12:15:03 AM

Tom DeWeese
An Effective Campaign to Eradicate Poverty
Eradication of poverty in the world won't come from endless aid designed for mere existence, nor will it come from simply providing jobs. The answer to poverty in the world will come only from providing the tools needed to create new, independent wealth. That tool is private property ownership.
Nov 25, 2011 - 12:15:15 AM

Tom DeWeese
Constitutional Convention Can Not Be Controlled
No doubt there is great need for several of the amendments Fruth and his group propose. But he seems to ignore the fact that there is a powerful, organized opposition. Again, I call your attention to the continuing battles over Health Care, taxes, illegal immigration and massive government spending. These are child's play compared to what will happen in a Con Con. Do Americans really want to risk that in these uncertain times? Every freedom-loving American must stand up against this misguided call for a Con Con. Tell your state legislators NO.
Nov 2, 2011 - 4:23:29 AM

Tom DeWeese
"Progressives" and the Art of Civility
When concerned Americans objected to Obama's health care scheme and turned out at town hall meetings in strong opposition, they were called racists and fringe radicals. The Department of Homeland Security then released a report calling those Americans who opposed Obama's policies "potential domestic terrorist." As more and more Americans took up the protests against an ever growing federal government, the "Progressives" took to the CNN/MSNBC/New York Times media cabal to accuse the growing Tea Party of violence and then called for "civility" in political debate. That of course meant NO DEBATE. Its got to be their way or ... as Teamster leader James Hoffa put it... "Let's take these sons of bitches out."
Oct 12, 2011 - 6:00:12 AM

Tom DeWeese
New Strategies in the Fight to Stop Agenda 21
Agenda 21 is a vast, complicated structure. The organizations promoting it number in the thousands and include Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs), public policy groups, federal state and local agencies, self-proclaimed "stakeholders," Congress, the White House, 50 state houses, and your local officials. You can't fight them all individually. Instead, fight the policy and watch them come out of the woodwork to challenge you. By attacking the policy you have made them defend it and you will have shaped the debate. Then we'll see who is really wearing the tin foil hats!
Sep 25, 2011 - 12:40:27 AM

Tom DeWeese
There Is a Real Chance to Stop Funding for "Sustainable Communities."
Now the spending bill is moving to the Senate - the danger zone. Sustainablists are planning a major push to get the Senate to replace the appropriations for the Sustainable Communities budget. The American Planning Association (APA) is leading the charge, calling for massive pressure to be put on Senators in what the APA is calling "Planners Day," set for September 20th.
Sep 18, 2011 - 12:20:12 AM

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