TEA Parties and “End the Fed” Protests Cannot Win Back the Republic Without This Information

August 6, 2009 By Tom DeWeese Many Americans appear to be awakening from their slumber of apathy as government forces are making their move for total control of our lives. Massive TEA Party protests on April 15th, followed by more than 1000 again on Independence Day, show a growing movement of concerned, dedicated Americans. But there is a major component missing from those protests. There is a nearly universal lack of understanding of the issue of Sustainable Development and the dangers it poses to our liberty. Consequently, that issue is being left out of the protests. Meanwhile, as thousands attend the TEA Parties and protest the Federal Reserve, taxes, and out of control federal government, inside their local city halls, international forces are busy turning the communities into little soviets. I have been traveling the nation over the past few months sounding the alarm that we cannot win this battle ...
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Firestorm in Spokane

July 17, 2009 By Tom DeWeese In March, 2009, I traveled to Spokane, Washington to address the annual Republican Lincoln Day Dinner. I reprinted my speech (Part 1, Part 2) in the April issue of The DeWeese Report (Vol. 15, Issue 4), under the tile, “The Wrenching Transformation of America.” That speech caused a firestorm in Spokane as I detailed exactly how an organization called the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) is operating in more than 600 American communities (including Spokane). That group is guiding the local officials to impose Sustainable Development, the UN monster that transforms their community into a little soviet, with top-down control, robbing people of their private property, as it operates through non-elected boards and councils. I explained in detail how ICLEI used the excuse of Climate Change to enforce these polices. Several people from my audience attended the Spokane City Council just two ...
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The Coming Communist-American Auto Industry

May 29, 2009 By Tom DeWeese Throughout our history, Americans have been inspired by many patriotic slogans such as “I have not yet begun to fight,” or “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country,” or “Remember the Alamo.” I don’t believe the nation will find much inspiration in the Obama Administrations new one: “Remember the Yugo!” Barack Obama promised the “nation of change,” “We cannot, must not, and we will not let our auto industry simply vanish.” Nope. He has other plans. He’s going to build Yugos. Well, Obama is too clever to actually say that, but Yugos will certainly be the result of the anticipated federal take-over of the American auto industry. Americans should all remember the Yugo- the pride of communist Yugoslavia – the first commie car to endanger American highways back in the 1980’s. Small, affordable and easy on gas- ...
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The Wrenching Transformation of America – Part 2

Ed note: This is the second half of my speech "The Wrenching Transformation of America." This half contains detailed information about ICLEI, the international NGO that has taken control of more than 400 American communities for the specific purpose of enforcing sustainable development policies. This information is what caused the firestorm in Spokane, Washington where, after my speech, the Mayor admitted that ICLEI was a major player in that community's policy-making process. A Speech by Tom Deweese Perhaps the most egregious action item offered in the Urban Environmental Accords dealt with the topic of water. Action item number 19 called for adoption and implementation of a policy to reduce individual water consumption. The UN document begins by stating: “Cities with potable water consumption greater than 100 liters per capita per day will adopt and implement policies to reduce consumption by 10% by 2015.” There is no scientific basis for the 100 liter figure ...
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The Wrenching Transformation of America – Part 1

Ed note: this speech was delivered in Kalispell, Montana and Spokane, Washington to County Republican Lincoln Day dinners in late March. The speech caused a firestorm in Spokane, resulting in a battle with the local city council over it’s partnership with ICLEI and radical environmental policy. One elected official said I had exposed too much – as he walked out on my presentation.  The battle goes on today. A Speech by Tom Deweese Ladies and gentlemen, I’ve come a long way to get here and I have such a short time to be with you. So, let’s just get everything out on the table right now, shall we? I believe the American people, and their every action, are being ruled, regulated, restricted, licensed, registered, directed, checked, inspected, measured, numbered, counted, rated, stamped, censured, authorized, admonished, refused, prevented, drilled, indoctrinated, monopolized, extorted, robbed, hoaxed, fined, harassed, disarmed, dishonored, fleeced, exploited, assessed, ...
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Forcing International Agendas Through Local Mayors

January 29, 2009 By Tom DeWeese In June 2005, I reported on the UN’s efforts to recruit the nation’s mayors to directly impose Sustainable Development policy into our local communities. The Mayors weren’t there to simply discuss policy, they committed to an agenda with specific goals. And the results are now clearly being seen in more than 400 communities in 48 states. First, let me define the policy I’m talking about and describe where it came from. Sustainable Development is the direct opposite of the type of locally elected   representative government our Founding Fathers organized for the United States.  Sustainable Development expert Michael Shaw explains, it “is the process by which America is being reorganized around a central principle of state collectivism using the environment as bait.”  In fact, the policy involves every aspect of our daily lives from food processing and consumption, to health care, to community development to ...
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T. Boone Pickens: New Kind of Prairie Rustler

October 2, 2008 By Tom DeWeese Over the summer he was all the rage - a Texas oil billionaire ready to make a difference and get the U.S. off of foreign oil dependency. Pickens certainly advocates drilling more American oil, but also came up with a reasonable-sounding plan to make wind power a reality. "We're the Saudi Arabia of Wind," he said. Then he spent $58 million to sell the idea to the American people and to force pro-wind legislation through Congress. People quickly responded to support his efforts. Environmentalists praised him. Pro- free market advocates have flocked to him, invited him to address their conferences and hailed him as a hero. That's the Public Relations story. It's not the whole story. I've written many times of the dangers of Public/Private Partnerships (PPPs). This is corporations and governments joining forces in an unholy alliance to use government power and private ...
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Going Green = $4 Per Gallon

June 20, 2008 By Tom DeWeese You hear it everywhere now. On the nightly news; in car ads; in government reports; at the super market. Instructions on how to “reduce your carbon footprint,” “save the planet” and “go green” are the new national mantras for behavior modification of our daily lives. It’s interesting to note that as the nation jumps on the “go green” band wagon, more Americans are beginning to feel that the American Dream is passing them by. “Fewer Americans now than at any time in the last half century believe they’re moving forward in life,” concluded a recent report by the Pew Research Center. The report went on to say that today’s economic malaise caps a prolonged period during which the typical American lost ground as median household income fell and inflation increased. Smirked economy reporter David Lynch about the Pew report, “Suddenly, a nation that confidently ...
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Political Correctness Won’t Run Your Car

January 25, 2008 By Tom DeWeese When Congress passed the Energy Bill in December it did everything necessary to please a horde of special interests and very little to actually help Americans with their energy problems. Truth is, America still has no energy policy – just a lot of pork for those feeding at the tax-paid trough. Political correctness comes from special interest groups who lay down the law with politicians (read: we won’t give you any more money unless you say and do things our way). In such an atmosphere there is little room for reasoned thought on the consequences of the legislation Congress enforces on the rest of us. The Energy Bill is the prime example of law by sound bite. The new law mandates that automakers must boost mileage by 40 percent – to 35 miles per gallon – by 2020. The reason given by the politicians ...
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The Principles of Freedom vs. Public/Private Partnerships – Part 3

Address by Tom DeWeese Freedom 21 National Conference - Dallas, Texas PART 3 No Time to Hang Our Heads We indeed face difficult times, dealing with issues and policies no Americans before us have had to face. The double speak, the deceit and the betrayal have left us all exhausted and depressed. And my friends, I think that is the greatest obstacle you and I face in the battle to truly restore the Republic. It’s not the power elite, or the force of government or hidden conspiracies. It’s our own attitude. So many in the freedom movement are quick to accept the idea that we cannot win against the forces of tyranny. We are dragging our chins on the ground and sit in despair. Darned if I understand why. 2007 and the Democrat-controlled Congress has been one of the greatest tests for the ideas of limited government and preserving the ...
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The Principles of Freedom vs. Public/Private Partnerships – Part 2

The Third Rail = Corporate Social Responsibility Address by Tom DeWeese Freedom 21 National Conference - Dallas, Texas PART TWO Now, I’ve talked about the two-way partnership between certain business and government. But there is a third rail that is having a major influence on the policy being created by the PPPs. Picture, if you will, an Isosceles triangle. And label each point: 1.Government Power 2. Corporate Money 3. NGOs Agenda The truth is, corporations aren’t always willing players in the partnerships - neither is government, for that matter. Many times both are answering to pressure from activists with a specific agenda. Those activists come in the guise of Non-governmental organizations (NGOs). They are determined, dedicated and radical. They mean business and they have the means to force their will on companies. It’s almost masochistic to watch how they treat companies. Perhaps you’ve heard the term Corporate Social Responsibility. The ...
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The Principles of Freedom vs. Public/Private Partnerships – Part 1

Address by Tom DeWeese Freedom 21 National Conference - Dallas, Texas PART 1 "Freedom." We use that word a lot. Do we all really know what that word means? It’s used in so many different ways. Do we understand how it is attained? Most importantly, do we understand how it is used by some to actually take freedom away? Why do some who profess to advocate freedom actually accept policies, which diminish freedom and call it "restoring the Republic?" Simply put, freedom is the ability to act without hindrance or restraint. Freedom is owning your life, your actions, your labor. We say we support the "principles" of freedom. But what are those principles and where did they come from? First of all, we must understand principles are not legislated or invented. Principles are discovered. Someone doesn’t just come up with an idea and start to sell it as a principle ...
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Agenda 21 or Freedom 21: Making the Right Choice

March 31, 2007 By Tom DeWeese Which do you choose? A way of life where you are the master of your destiny, or one where virtually all decisions are made for you by one ruling body or another? It’s the classic struggle facing every human on earth. Freedom or control. Truth be known, there are many who actually choose control. It makes for a well-ordered society with few surprises. In a controlled society one doesn’t have to make complicated career choices, health care is provided. Community planners decide where housing will be placed. Committees decide what industries are to be allowed and how they will operate. Self-appointed watchdogs decide the foods that you shall be permitted to eat, to protect our health, of course. Family planners decide the number of children allowed and how they will be raised. Those children, of course, will be well taken care of every day ...
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Forcing Global Warming Nightmares On Children

March 1, 2007 By Tom DeWeese The amount of propaganda poured into the heads of little children in the name of education is astonishing. Case in point: I just received a letter from a little girl in elementary school asking why I don’t believe in global warming. She said her class had watched Al Gore’s outrageous propaganda file, "An Inconvenient Truth," and then her letter began to spew all of its incredible inaccuracies. She was writing to me because she wanted to know why I didn’t believe in global warming. First, I have a hard time believing this little girl sat down and wrote the perfectly produced letter on her own. I believe she was participating in a class project perpetrated by a teacher who is probably telling the children about the outrageous skeptics that still exist out there, even after that great visionary, Al Gore, has provided us with ...
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No Mandatory Animal Identification

September 11, 2006 Press Release: Liberty Ark Coalition (426 words) Contact: Karin Bergener ([email protected]) 330-298-0065 Judith McGeary ([email protected] ) If Senator Jim Talent, and Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson, both Missouri lawmakers, get their way, the U.S. Department of Agriculture will be prohibited from implementing any kind of “mandatory” animal identification program. Companion bills introduced in both the House and the Senate, require that “...the Secretary [USDA] shall not implement or carry out, and no Federal funds shall be used to implement or carry out, a National Animal Identification System, or similar requirement, that mandates the participation of livestock owners.” “This is a real step forward,” said Karin Bergener. “The grassroots community has been working hard to get legislators to pay attention to this intrusive program USDA has been trying to implement.” Bergener, an Ohio Attorney, is also a founding member of the Liberty Ark Coalition’s steering committee. The coalition was ...
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Do Americans Understand the Threats They Face?

July 10, 2006 By Tom DeWeese Several weeks ago I asked American Policy Center supporters and DeWeese Report readers some important questions regarding their stand on issues in an effort to help direct APC’s legislative efforts. Some of the answers were surprising and revealing. I asked readers to prioritize legislative issues that APC should work on. The overwhelming majority listed passing Rep. Ron Paul’s American Sovereignty Restoration Act ( HR 1146) as the number one priority. That was no surprise to me and it is certainly APC’s number one priority. APC has already turned over more than one million petitions to Congress demanding a vote on the bill. Now, APC is making plans for a renewed effort to build support when the new congress opens in January. However, I was most surprised to learn that a majority of APC supporters believe that UN "reform" means "ending UN inefficiency and scandals ...
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The Silver Bullet for Liberty Statement by Tom DeWeese 2005 Freedom 21 National Conference Reno, Nevada

Justice John Paul Stevens. Justice Anthony Kennedy. Justice David Souter. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Justice Stephen Breyer. These four men and one woman have ruled that the United States Constitution truly is a meaningless document. Their ruling in the Kelo case declared that Americans own nothing. After declaring that all property is subject to the whim of a government official, it's just a short trip to declaring that government can now confiscate anything we own; anything we create; anything we believe. They said our purpose in this country is to simply "serve the greater good." Our own hopes and dreams mean nothing. The state now decides. Without the right to own and control private property, there are no other rights. Freedom of speech can't survive if we have no property on which to stand as we express our ideas. Guns are property and can now be confiscated. Protection against unreasonable ...
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The Food Police Finally Get Their Smoking Gun

September 1, 2005 By Tom DeWeese We have been warning for years that they were using the exact same play book used to destroy the smoking industry. Now the food police have what they’ve been looking for. A special report that says french fries cause cancer. There’s no proof to the claim, of course. Just a Swiss study done three years ago that said Acrylamide, a by product of chemicals and high heat found in deep fried foods might have a link to cancer. In fact, since that study first came out, there have been several more issued to dispute it. There is no peer-reviewed, sound science to prove the statement. But one disputed article is all it took. Suddenly, after three years, the food police decided it was in their interest to resurrect the study and make an issue of it. Now, true to the play book, the attorney ...
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National Heritage Areas Legislation Attacked

Washington, DC (March 15, 2005) – In a hearing today before the U.S. Senate National Parks Subcommittee, Peyton Knight, executive director of the American Policy Center charged that, "National Heritage Areas are nothing more than property targeted by environmentalists and the National Park Service for regulation and land acquisition," "At present, the Park Service is running a multibillion-dollar deferred maintenance backlog," said Knight. "It can’t handle its current responsibility. How on Earth does it make sense to give it more?" Knight warned that "extreme fiscal irresponsibility" isn’t the only problem with National Heritage Areas, telling the committee that they "embody a more sinister characteristic" as well. "Heritage Areas are federal land use mandates foisted upon local communities," Knight said. "Heritage Areas have boundaries, and those boundaries have consequences for property owners unfortunate enough to reside within them." Knight explained that, when an area becomes a National Heritage Area, the Park ...
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‘Sustainable Development’ is the Evil You Face

On July 23, 2004, Tom DeWeese, president of the American Policy Center, addressed the fifth annual Freedom 21 Conference in Reno, Nevada. The following is his address on the agenda, the threat, and the defeat of "Sustainable Development." By Tom DeWeese My friends, we come here today from many walks of life. A wide variety of reasons got each of us started on the road to activism. Some of us started simply because we noticed something funny about our child’s curriculum in school. Some of us were outraged by government trying to take away our guns. A good many of us suddenly found government agents and members of private groups plotting to take away our land. Some have had their livestock confiscated. Some have found themselves facing jail just for doing what their fathers and grandfathers have done on the same land for decades. Some of us just wanted to ...
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