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
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 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 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?
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
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
Tom DeWeese Sustainable Development Means a Wrenching Transformation of Your Life
Recently W. Cecil Steward, dean emeritus of the UNL College of Architecture (Lincoln, Nebraska) launched what can only be described as a diatribe against a talk I gave recently in Lincoln. My topic was Sustainable Development and how it is transforming out nation. In his article, Mr. Steward, rather than provide any substance on the issue, prefers instead, to use words designed to paint me as an extremist playing on people's fear.
Sep 11, 2011 - 12:40:32 AM
Tom DeWeese The Freedom "Brain Trust" That Sparked an Agenda 21 Revolt
This major push against Agenda 21 started last August, 2010 with the Freedom Action National Conference on the same hallowed ground where George Washington revitalized his starving and defeated troops to go on to win American freedom. And it looks like history may be repeating itself.
Sep 4, 2011 - 12:45:26 AM
Tom DeWeese E-verify IS a Threat to Liberty!
My opposition to E-Verify is that it is a major tool in the creation of a surveillance society; will give the government the power to decide who works and who doesn't in America; will be a great burden on both worker and business; and will do absolutely nothing to protect us from illegal immigration or terrorism. In short, E-Verify represents another false promise of security and a greater threat to our freedom. Mr. Gadiel contends that E-Verify has absolutely nothing to do with the creation of an international ID system. Moreover, he claims I offer no solutions to the illegal alien situation and implies that I am (at least secretly) in favor of the illegal invasion that is devastating our nation.
Aug 21, 2011 - 12:50:01 AM
Tom DeWeese Why Private Industry Keeps Telling Us to "Go Green"
A fourth rail to imposing Agenda 21 is called Corporate Social Responsibility. It is the direct result of the merging of the Three Es. CSR is the map to understanding why corporations are actively promoting the "green" agenda - even to the detriment of their own business.
Jul 24, 2011 - 12:30:50 AM
Tom DeWeese We Can Stop Obama's Rural Council
What all of this means is that the Obama Administration intends to throw the entire weight of the Federal Government into rural America to take control of every aspect of farming, food production and natural resources. There will be no private property rights. Farmers will not be allowed to exercise their expert knowledge of how to grow our food without the approval of a federal bureaucrat.
Jul 22, 2011 - 12:20:53 AM