The Ford Foundation’s Pursuit of Globalism: The Con Con Connection

“Unrestricted individual competition is the death, not the life of trade.”[i] Rex Tugwell

Executive Summary

The effort to call an Article V convention was initiated and funded in 1963 by the Ford Foundation in furtherance of its objective (shared with the Rockefeller Foundation) of establishing regional governance (Soviet Union-styled communism) in the U.S. In 1953 the United States House Select Committee to Investigate Tax-Exempt Foundations and Comparable Organizations (Reece Committee) determined that Foundations were supporting un-American objectives in this country. According to Norman Dodd, chief investigator for Reese Committee, the idea of regional governance in America originated with the Ford Foundation.

In 1963 Ford funded a non-governmental organization to pursue Ford’s objectives. Rex Tugwell, the leader of FDR’s “New Deal” Brain Trust” and supporter of regional governance headed up the effort to rewrite the U.S. Constitution to among other things to abolish the states and set up a system of regional governance through federal regions.

Once this new Constitution was prepared an effort to promote an unlimited Article V convention commenced in the early 1970’s, including with the assistance of Senator Nelson Rockefeller but such failed. The basis of the effort was the Balanced Budget Amendment. Again there was an effort in the mid 1980’s, this time proposing a limited convention, which failed. Again, the basis of the effort was the Balanced Budget Amendment. In the early 1990’s, another effort was launched, but failed, again centered on a limited convention. Again, the basis of the effort was the Balanced Budget Amendment.

Now the effort is for a limited convention but the promoters are characterizing it as a “convention of states” which they say is controlled by the states or other methods such as an interstate compact to circumvent Article V. Although the Balanced Budget Amendment is again being proposed there are 60+ additional proposed amendments.

Use of NGOs to Further Foundations’ Objectives

The Ford Foundation initiated the effort to amend (rewrite) our Constitution in the 1960’s. The Ford Foundation sponsored the Fund for the Republic (FFR) providing it with $16.0 million in funds.[ii] The Fund for the Republic subsequently established the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions (CSDI). [iii] The CSDI[iv]was funded by the Ford Foundation to the tune of $ 2.5 Million per year for 10 years to develop a new Constitution. [v] The CSDI was characterized as a “globalist-minded, tax-exempt think-tank…” [vi] and “internationalist” [vii] organization.

Rex Tugwell and the Newstates Constitution

The project to re-write our Constitution was headed up by Rex Tugwell an Ivy League professor. [viii] Tugwell enlisted the assistance of over a hundred likeminded academics and scholars. [ix] Their work product was published in 1974 as a book, The Emerging Constitution, under Tugwell’s name, andcontained the Proposed Constitution for the Newstates of America. [x]

This was a “secret” project which only a few people knew about until it was published. [xi]

Many of those who analyzed the Constitution for the Newstates of America were shocked and dismayed. It was said by one that the Newstates Constitution would “dissolve the states” and create a “regional government” and create a “dictatorship – a cleverly disguised dictatorship. [xii]

Another said the New Constitution would create an “economic dictatorshipwhere fundamental freedoms are suspended upon the declaration by the government of an “emergency.” [xiii] Yet another warned that such”… deceitfully worded ‘Constitution’ [was] tooled up for a Police State under a Dictator!”, and asked ” Why attempt to tear down and overthrow our form of government by setting up, in its place, a Soviet-type, Godless Dictatorship, depriving the Individual American of Free Enterprise and personal Liberty? ” [xiv]

Tugwell was the head of FDR’s “New Deal” “Brain Trust”[xv] and FDR’s Assistant Secretary of Agriculture [xvi] He was well experienced in developing and implementing programs for governmental and social change.

In 1934 the Chicago Tribune published a cartoon captioned “Depleting the resources of the soundest government in the world.” [xvii]It depicts some of FDR’s administration in a horse drawn wagon shoveling money out. Depicted driving the wagon is Rexford G. Tugwell. Next to the wagon on a sign it says:

Plan of Action for U.S. Spend! Spend! Spend

Under the guise of recovery – bust the government

- blame the capitalist for the failure – junk the constitution

and declare a dictatorship.

chitrib34-B

 

Regional Governance

Tugwell was known to favor regional governance. [xviii] Regional governance is the Soviet Union’s style of communism where unelected appointed bureaucrats (party boys) control everything and serve as conduits to give the top down orders from the elite central planners. [xix] A commentator explained it this way:

“To understand Regional Government, it is necessary to know, what Metropolitan Government (Metro) involves, because Metro and Regional Government are the same: government of an area or region by a central body of appointed officials who have unlimited and unconstitutional power. Promoters of regional      government claim it is a new form of government, but it is the oldest form in history— dictatorship.” [xx]

-        Virginia R. Wilson, COUNT DOWN Newsletter, March 1973 (Emphasis added.)

Tugwell was part of the Committee to Frame a World Constitution which was convened at the University of Chicago from 1945-1948. [xxi]

Regional governance was conceived, at least in this country, by the Foundations.[xxii] In 1938, $3 million in funds from the Rockefeller Foundations was passed through its Spelman Fund to pay for construction of a facility (“1313″) to house the Public Administration Clearing House. This was part of the Rockefeller Foundation’s “Public Administration” program. Other Foundations also assisted with the funding. [xxiii]

The point of the Rockefeller Foundation’s Public Administration program and the 1313 facility was to provide a central location to house NGO’s as a mechanism to infiltrate state and local governments to infuse “collectivist” ideas including those related to “community planning”. [xxiv]

By 1959, it was noted that the “1313” effort had became:

“…a national center for the production of experts – to fabricate ‘progressive’ legislation for governments at all levels, to rewrite our ‘archaic’ State constitutions, and to take over as city managers, or county managers, or metropolitan managers, or regional managers whenever people in any locality have progressed to the point of accepting government by imported experts as a substitute for government by elected local citizens.”[xxv]

The scope of the “1313” effort is revealed by the following comment:

Under the “1313” conglomerate there is a special organization to advise, guide and ultimately control: State governors (Governors’ Conference); State legislators (Council of State Governments); State Supreme Courts (Conference of Chief Justices); as well as State Attorneys General, mayors (National League of Cities); city managers (International City Managers’ Association) and State budget and purchasing officials and officeholders throughout the governmental structure of each State.” [xxvi]

According to the testimony of Norman Dodd, chief investigator for the 1953 Reese Commission, a federal Senate Committee, which was investigating Tax Exempt Foundations, before the Illinois Legislature, in 1978:

“… it is the Ford Foundation’s grants which are responsible for the formulation of this idea of regional government, and also the idea that given regional government, we must, in turn, develop and accept and agree to a totally new Constitution which has already been drawn up, as was mentioned just a few minutes ago.“[xxvii]

Dodd goes on to identify the “constitution” he noted as a “Tugwell-type” constitution.

It is noted that by 1973 the Ford Foundation was the primary source of funding for the Public Administration Clearing House and the “1313” facility. [xxviii]

As of the early 1970s the National Municipal League (NML) was determining policy for the “1313”. [xxix] The NML has published two series of books recommend for delegates to a State Constitutional Conventions.[xxx] The objective was to have states re-write their constitution so they fit into the overall scheme of federal regional governance.

Efforts to Call an Article V Convention

Tugwell was also a friend of Nelson Rockefeller, who was “well known” for promoting the idea of the CSDI / Tugwell constitution. [xxxi] In 1976, Rockefeller, then-Senate President, orchestrated the introduction of legislation calling for an “unlimited” Article V Convention. [xxxii] Public outcry stifled the attempt.

But the promoters of this new constitution came back in the 1980s promoting a “limited” Article V convention again under the pretense of introducing a balance budget amendment. [xxxiii] This effort was also stifled by grass roots actions.

During this period of time a Rockefeller foundation became involved in the effort. [xxxiv]

There was another effort to get an Article V convention in 1993 which was not successful. [xxxv]Again, this was under the pretense of introducing a balance budget amendment. Are you starting to see the pattern, mid 1970’s, mid 1980’s, mid 1990’s? The current effort was overdue.

Then as today the amendment they proposed not only would have failed to have helped the situation but would have made matters worse in that it would have legalized unconstitutional Congressional spending. [xxxvi]

A very appropriate question was asked about the budget situation by a commentator:

“Our Constitution does not authorize foreign aid, or museums about rock stars, or studying of the blue lizard, or Chinese prostitutes, or unconstitutional wars, etc., etc., ad nauseam. We have a majority of Republicans in congress today…so why in heaven’s name aren’t they balancing the budget now without an amendment?”[xxxvii]

Why indeed? It is because we are being “gamed” by both political parties.

Phyllis Schlafly commented in 1997 that:

The Balanced Budget Amendment is the creation of two fundraising organizations that have raised millions of dollars over the last two decades by peddling the notion that deficit spending is the root cause of all our ills.” [xxxviii]

We can draw a direct line from the initial efforts of the globalist Ford Foundation in 1964 to the same effort in the 1980s. From 1986 through 1988 then retired Chief Justice Warren Burger and Phyllis Schlafly, founder of Eagle Forum, and Article V opponent, had a series of correspondences regarding the claim of the promoters to be able to limit the Article V convention.

In one of these letters, Chief Justice Burger said:

“I am acquainted with Lloyd Cutler and some of the sponsors of this idea of a Constitutional Convention, and I have made no bones about expressing my view on the subject. Some of the professors would like to abolish the states, and reorganize the federal structure along the lines of the division of circuit for the Federal Judicial system, or even on a more rigid regional basis. None of it makes any sense to me.”[xxxix]

The ending of the states and the creation of regional governance through the creation of federal regions is right out of the Ford Foundation’s / Tugwell’s constitution. The “professors” are some of Tugwell’s “academics.” No doubt from Harvard and other Ivy League schools.

It may not have made any sense to the judge but it makes perfect sense to me. At this point the globalist / communist had been working for two decades trying to impose their totalitarian constitution upon the American people through deceptions and trickery. Clearly they did not believe an Article V convention could be limited because that is what they were proposing by this time.

Their efforts have continued until this very day. Yes, the Fund for the Republic and Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions may no longer be actively involved but now there are other non-profits / Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) that have taken their place.

America Legislative Exchange Council

One of the new “conservative” organizations[xl] that has been vigorously promoting an Article V convention for decades is the America Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). It was established in 1973 by Paul Weyrich who is head of the Council for National Policy (CNP), founder of the Free Congress Foundation, and the Heritage Foundation.[xli]

ALEC supported the 1995 resolutions of the Conference of States (COS) which was introduced by the National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL). [xlii]NCSL is the Democrat / liberal counterpart to ALEC. [xliii] Now ALEC has drafted the proposed resolution and NCSL is supporting it. [xliv]

The NCSL, National Conference of Mayors (NCM), and National Governors Association (NGA) are adjuncts of the Council of State Governments (CSG). CSG was founded by the Rockefeller Foundation though its Spelman Fund. [xlv]

In fact, the Rockefeller Foundation funded CSG has created at least 56 adjunct organizations. It is said that every elected official and most public bureaucrats have a particular organization directed at them. [xlvi] Of course, such organizations are under the direction or influence of the Foundations that created them.

Although the original COS was billed as being the brain child of Governors Michael Leavitt of Utah and Ben Nelson of Kansas, in reality it was hatched by Rockefellers’ CGS. [xlvii]

This is the same ruse used by ALEC when it has state legislators introduce its model bills as their own. Few realize that big corporate and foundation interests introduced the proposed model legislation into ALEC and that the same corporate interests vote to promote them right alongside the state legislators at their ALEC meetings.[xlviii]

This is a serious breach of a fiduciary duty of disclosure by such legislators to their constituents.

Oh well. Knowing the background of this movement, how in the world can anyone in good conscience support it?

Also, the promoters want you think you can trust the state politicians to run the convention. First, that is false; an Article V convention is a national convention not a state convention. Regardless, these are the same politicians that have been selling out our Liberty to the federal government for “federal dollars” for decades.

The federal government has no constitutional authority to be involved in education, welfare, roads and many other such things. Therefore, the federal government has no authority to spend money on such and the states may not, in keeping with their oath to support the constitution and their sovereign status, take such illegal money. Seat belt laws, helmet laws, speed limits, drinking ages are set by the federal government by bribing state officials. Next will be firearms restrictions.

The promoters of such have identified the problem in the Republic as our federal elected officials not following the Constitution. They proposed to fix our “public servants” failure to follow their oath to support the Constitution by amending the Constitution. That is like finding but your night watchman is stealing from you so you change the locks and give him the new keys.

How absurd! Their proposed solution logically will not solve the problem they have identified.

A better solution would be to boot them out of office. But the reality of politicians not following the Constitution is not the root problem. It’s a symptom of a much deeper problem. The root problem is “We the Peoples’ ” failure to know the Constitution and our rights and to hold our elected servants accountable. Until we face up to our patriotic and moral duty the state of the Republic will never change.

Write and call your legislators, the legislative leadership and your precinct, county and state political parties and tell them you do not support this effort and will not support anyone who does support it.

For the sake of Liberty,
 
Richard D. Fry
General Counsel
Patriot Coalition
Richard@patriotcoalition.com

 

FOOTNOTES

[i] Michael Matheson Miller, Praying and Paying: Amity Shlaes’ The Forgotten Man, Action Institute Religion & Liberty vol.17 no. 4 http://www.acton.org/pub/religion-liberty/volume-17-number-4/praying-and-paying-amity-shlaes-forgotten-man

[ii] Jackie Patru, The Effort to Dismantle Our Constitution(revised and updated January, 2001)

http://www.sweetliberty.org/issues/concon/effort2dismantle.htmKelleigh Nelson, CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION CALL REDUX PART 4 (03/26/2013) http://www.newswithviews.com/Nelson/kelleigh178.htmMichael Redmon, Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, Santa Barbara Independent (05/28/2013) http://www.independent.com/news/2009/may/28/center-study-democratic-institutions/

[iii] Kelleigh Nelson, CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION CALL REDUX PART 4 (03/26/2013)

http://www.newswithviews.com/Nelson/kelleigh178.htm

Michael Redmon, Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, Santa Barbara Independent (05/28/2013) http://www.independent.com/news/2009/may/28/center-study-democratic-institutions/

Online Archive of California,Guide to the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutionshttp://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/tf3s2006vg/

“The Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions grew out of the ‘Basic Issues’ program of the Fund for the Republic. The Fund emerged from a desire to combat the rampant abuses of American civil liberties that characterized the McCarthy era. With a fifteen million dollar grant from the Ford Foundation, the Fund set in 1954 to provide support to church, educational, and social service organizations in their efforts to protect the rights enumerated in the first ten Amendments to the Constitution.” Jackie Patru, The Effort to Dismantle Our Constitution(revised and updated January, 2001) http://www.sweetliberty.org/issues/concon/effort2dismantle.htm

[iv] Michael Redmon, Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, Santa Barbara Independent (05/28/2013) http://www.independent.com/news/2009/may/28/center-study-democratic-institutions/

“In 1988, the center merged with the Institute for National Strategy, based in Los Angeles”

[v] Kelleigh Nelson, CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION CALL REDUX PART 4 (03/26/2013)

http://www.newswithviews.com/Nelson/kelleigh178.htm

E. Stanley Rittenhouse, THE PROPOSED CONSTITUTION FOR THE ‘NEWSTATES OF AMERICA’, An analysis http://freedom-school.com/law/New_State.htm (Note: this is a composite of several articles. You will need to scroll down.)                  

Dr. Peter David Beter, A CONSTITUTION FOR THE NEWSTATES OF AMERICA- A Review http://home.iae.nl/users/lightnet/creator/newstatesconstitution.htm“In case you would be inclined to dismiss the relevance of the proposed new constitution, bear in mind that it is the product of a globalist minded, tax-exempt think-tank which took ten years, $25,000,000, and the collaboration of over one-hundred like-minded individuals. “

[vi] Jackie Patru, The Effort to Dismantle Our Constitution(revised and updated January, 2001) http://www.sweetliberty.org/issues/concon/effort2dismantle.htm ” is the product of a globalist minded, tax-exempt think-tank which took ten years, $25,000,000, and the collaboration of over one-hundred like-minded individuals.”

[vii] E. Stanley Rittenhouse, THE PROPOSED CONSTITUTION FOR THE ‘NEWSTATES OF AMERICA’, An analysis http://freedom-school.com/law/New_State.htm (Note: this is a composite of several articles. You will need to scroll down.)                  

[viii] Col. Curtis B. Dall, A Review of the Proposed Constitutional Model for the Newstates of America,   http://freedom-school.com/law/New_State.htm (Note: this is a composite of several articles. You will need to scroll down.)            

[ix] Jackie Patru, The Effort to Dismantle Our Constitution(revised and updated January, 2001) http://www.sweetliberty.org/issues/concon/effort2dismantle.htm

” In case you would be inclined to dismiss the relevance of the proposed new constitution, bear in mind that it is the product of a globalist minded, tax-exempt think-tank which took ten years, $25,000,000, and the collaboration of over one-hundred like-minded individuals.

Col. Curtis B. Dall, A Review of the Proposed Constitutional Model for the Newstates of America,   http://freedom-school.com/law/New_State.htm (Note: this is a composite of several articles. You will need to scroll down.)    

Dr. Peter David Beter, A CONSTITUTION FOR THE NEWSTATES OF AMERICA- A Review http://home.iae.nl/users/lightnet/creator/newstatesconstitution.htm

“This model constitution took ten years to write, drawing upon the efforts of more than 100 people…”            

[x] Jackie Patru, The Effort to Dismantle Our Constitution(revised and updated January, 2001) http://www.sweetliberty.org/issues/concon/effort2dismantle.htm

Col. Curtis B. Dall, A Review of the Proposed Constitutional Model for the Newstates of America,   http://freedom-school.com/law/New_State.htm (Note: this is a composite of several articles. You will need to scroll down.)    

[xi] Dr. Peter David Beter, A CONSTITUTION FOR THE NEWSTATES OF AMERICA- A Review http://home.iae.nl/users/lightnet/creator/newstatesconstitution.htm” Indeed, only a very tiny fraction of the people in the United States even know that it exists: it has been made known to practically no one except a select category of influential people whose views and interest generally coincide with those of the people who wrote it. The American people as a whole are still in the dark about it, and this situation is deliberate. It is therefore truly a “secret” constitution.”

[xii] E. Stanley Rittenhouse, THE PROPOSED CONSTITUTION FOR THE ‘NEWSTATES OF AMERICA’, An analysis    http://freedom-school.com/law/New_State.htm (Note: this is a composite of several articles. You will need to scroll down.)                  

(“This new constitution would replace the present U.S. Constitution and would dissolve the States as we know them into Newstates, “each comprising no less than 5 percent of the whole population.” This new constitution with its regional government would bring about an oligarchy at the expense of our Constitutional Republic. This form of dictatorship that is planned for America would…”

[xiii] E. Stanley Rittenhouse, THE PROPOSED CONSTITUTION FOR THE ‘NEWSTATES OF AMERICA’, An Analysis http://freedom-school.com/law/New_State.htm (Note: this is a composite of several articles. You will need to scroll down.)

[xiv] Col. Curtis B. Dall, A Review of the Proposed Constitutional Model for the Newstates of America,   http://freedom-school.com/law/New_State.htm (Note: this is a composite of several articles. You will need to scroll down.)

[xv] E. Stanley Rittenhouse, THE PROPOSED CONSTITUTION FOR THE ‘NEWSTATES OF AMERICA’, An Analysis http://freedom-school.com/law/New_State.htm (Note: this is a composite of several articles. You will need to scroll down.)

Everything Old is New Again…, The Federal Observer (Updated 05/09/2009) http://www.federalobserver.com/2009/05/08/everything-old-is-new-again/

The man in the mortarboard flogging the Democratic donkey is Rex Tugwell, the leader of FDR’s “Brain Trust”, a character out of academica…”.      

[xvi] Kelleigh Nelson, CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION CALL REDUX PART 4 (03/26/2013) http://www.newswithviews.com/Nelson/kelleigh178.htm

[xvii] Noel Sheppard, Trib Reruns 1934 Cartoon Critical of New Deal: ‘Planned Economy or Planned Destruction?’ Newsbusters.org ( June 14, 2009) http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2009/06/14/trib-reruns-1934-cartoon-planned-economy-or-planned-destruction

[xviii] Kelleigh Nelson, CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION CALL REDUX PART 4 (03/26/2013) http://www.newswithviews.com/Nelson/kelleigh178.htm

[xix] Kelleigh Nelson, CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION CALL REDUX PART 4 (03/26/2013) http://www.newswithviews.com/Nelson/kelleigh178.htm

Charlotte Iserbyt, REGIONALISM IS COMMUNISM, NewsWithViews.com (March 10, 2012) (Updated from February 2004) http://newswithviews.com/iserbyt/iserbyt109.htm

Michael Shaw, Regionalism – The Blueprint for Your Serfdom (01 December 2012) http://www.freedomadvocates.org/articles/illegitimate_government/regionalism_-_the_blueprint_for_your_serfdom_20121201468/

Charlotte Iserbyt THE NORTH AMERICAN ‘SOVIET’ UNION, NewsWithViews.com, (February 27, 2007) http://newswithviews.com/iserbyt/iserbyt36.htm

[xx] Phoebe Courtney, Beware Metro And Regional Government! THE INDEPENDENT AMERICAN (1973) http://www.sweetliberty.org/beware_metro.html#contents

[xxi]John W. Boyer, Drafting Salvation, The University of Chicago Magazine (December 1995) http://magazine.uchicago.edu/9512/9512Salvation.html

[xxii]Phoebe Courtney, Beware Metro And Regional Government! THE INDEPENDENT AMERICAN (1973) http://www.sweetliberty.org/beware_metro.html#contents “The program in Public Administration is designed to bridge the gap that exists between practical administrators in the government service and scholars in the universities in the field of social sciences. Aid has been given to the Social Science Research Council’s Committee on Public Administration, which itself sponsors research upon key problems of public administration.

“The (Rockefeller) Foundation supports a number of such research enterprises together with a variety of projects designed to recruit and train a higher type of personnel for career service in the government.”

” Describing an early program of the Rockefeller Foundation — one called Public Administration, Fosdick stated:

“This program, which fringed out into broad areas of community planning, had at its core the idea of adequate training for government personnel, particularly in the federal services.”

[xxiii] Phoebe Courtney, Beware Metro And Regional Government! THE INDEPENDENT AMERICAN (1973) http://www.sweetliberty.org/beware_metro.html#contents

“Further financing for the “1313” has been provided by the Carnegie Corporation, the Julius Rosenwald (Sears Roebuck & Company) Fund, and the Russell Sage Foundation.”

[xxiv] Phoebe Courtney, Beware Metro And Regional Government! THE INDEPENDENT AMERICAN (1973) http://www.sweetliberty.org/beware_metro.html#contents

“This program, which fringed out into broad areas of community planning, had at its core the idea of adequate training for government personnel, particularly in the federal services.”

“In order to facilitate the injection of collectivist ideas into various governmental bodies through the nation, the Spelman Fund of New York was created on December 27, 1928, with a capital of $10 million provided by the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial.”

[xxv]Phoebe Courtney, Beware Metro And Regional Government! THE INDEPENDENT AMERICAN (1973) http://www.sweetliberty.org/beware_metro.html#contents

[xxvi]Phoebe Courtney, Beware Metro And Regional Government! THE INDEPENDENT AMERICAN (1973) http://www.sweetliberty.org/beware_metro.html#contents

[xxvii]Norman Dodd, Testimony on Regionalism, Illinois Legislature (1978) http://www.sweetliberty.org/issues/regionalism/dodd.htm (Note: Dodd was the chief investigator for the 1953 Reese Commission which was investigating Tax Exempt Foundations. “The investigation was eventually narrowed down to about 10 foundations, chiefly among them being Rockefeller, Ford and Carnegie Foundations, their sub- foundations, and the Rhodes Scholarship Fund.”)

[xxviii] Phoebe Courtney, Beware Metro And Regional Government! THE INDEPENDENT AMERICAN (1973) http://www.sweetliberty.org/beware_metro.html#contents

[xxix] Phoebe Courtney, Beware Metro And Regional Government! THE INDEPENDENT AMERICAN (1973) http://www.sweetliberty.org/beware_metro.html#contents

[xxx] Phoebe Courtney, Beware Metro And Regional Government! THE INDEPENDENT AMERICAN (1973) http://www.sweetliberty.org/beware_metro.html#contents

[xxxi] Col. Curtis B. Dall, A Review of the Proposed Constitutional Model for the Newstates of America, http://freedom-school.com/law/New_State.htm(Note: this is a composite of several articles. You will need to scroll down.)

[xxxii] Kelleigh Nelson, CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION CALL REDUX PART 3 (03/22/2013) http://www.newswithviews.com/Nelson/kelleigh177.htm

[xxxiii] Kelleigh Nelson, CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION CALL REDUX PART 4 (03/26/2013) http://www.newswithviews.com/Nelson/kelleigh178.htm

Kelleigh Nelson, CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION CALL REDUX Part 1, NewsWithViews.com, (March 13, 2013) http://www.newswithviews.com/Nelson/kelleigh175.htm

[xxxiv] Dennis L. Cuddy, PhD., THE ROCKEFELLER PLAN PART 1 (12/1/2008) http://www.newswithviews.com/Cuddy/dennis143.htm

[xxxv] Jackie Patru, The Effort to Dismantle Our Constitution(revised and updated January, 2001) http://www.sweetliberty.org/issues/concon/effort2dismantle.htm

[xxxvi] Kelleigh Nelson, CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION CALL REDUX Part 1, NewsWithViews.com, (March 13, 2013) http://www.newswithviews.com/Nelson/kelleigh175.htm

Publius Huldah, Why the “Balanced Budget Amendment” is a Hoax – and a Deadly Trap, (09/09/2011) http://publiushuldah.wordpress.com/2011/06/27/why-the-balanced-budget-amendment-is-a-hoax-and-a-deadly-trap/

[xxxvii] Kelleigh Nelson, CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION CALL REDUX Part 1, NewsWithViews.com, (March 13, 2013) http://www.newswithviews.com/Nelson/kelleigh175.htm

Publius Huldah, Why the “Balanced Budget Amendment” is a Hoax – and a Deadly Trap, (09/09/2011) http://publiushuldah.wordpress.com/2011/06/27/why-the-balanced-budget-amendment-is-a-hoax-and-a-deadly-trap/

[xxxviii] Phyllis Schlafly , Republicans, Get A Life! Eagle Forum (02/26/1997) http://www.eagleforum.org/column/1997/feb97/97-02-26.html

[xxxix] Warren Burger, Corresponded to Phyllis Schlafly (04/08/1986)

(To see a copy of this letter go to Eagle Forum, http://www.eagleforum.org/ , on the left hand bar under”Topics” click on “Constitution” which will produce a drop down menu, click on “Con Con” which will take you to another page, on the left side go down to the fourth section entitled “BURGER LETTERS” and click on the appropriate letter by date.)

[xl] Jackie Patru, The Effort to Dismantle Our Constitution(revised and updated January, 2001) http://www.sweetliberty.org/issues/concon/effort2dismantle.htm

” Interestingly, the organizations and leaders who purport to be ‘conservative’ are the strongest proponents of a Constitutional Convention. Foremost among them are the *American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), *National Taxpayers’ Union (NTU), *Republican National Committee (RNC) and most notably the *Committee on the Constitutional System (CCS), chaired by Senator Nancy Kassebaum from Kansas, former Secretary of the Treasury, C. Douglas Dillon, and former Counsel to the President, Lloyd N. Cutler. Lloyd N. Cutler was Ross Perot’s advisor; Jimmy Carter’s White House Counsel; and reared his ugly head for a brief period during one of Clinton’s scandals. “

[xli] Kelleigh Nelson, CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION CALL REDUX PART 3 (03/22/2013) http://www.newswithviews.com/Nelson/kelleigh177.htm

[xlii] Kelleigh Nelson, CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION CALL REDUX PART 3 (03/22/2013) http://www.newswithviews.com/Nelson/kelleigh177.htm

[xliii] Kelleigh Nelson, CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION CALL REDUX PART 3 (03/22/2013) http://www.newswithviews.com/Nelson/kelleigh177.htm

[xliv] Kelleigh Nelson, CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION CALL REDUX PART 3 (03/22/2013) http://www.newswithviews.com/Nelson/kelleigh177.htm

[xlv] Kelleigh Nelson, CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION CALL REDUX PART 3 (03/22/2013) http://www.newswithviews.com/Nelson/kelleigh177.htm

[xlvi] Phoebe Courtney, Beware Metro And Regional Government! THE INDEPENDENT AMERICAN (1973) http://www.sweetliberty.org/beware_metro.html#contents

[xlvii] Kelleigh Nelson, CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION CALL REDUX PART 3 (03/22/2013) http://www.newswithviews.com/Nelson/kelleigh177.htm

[xlviii] Kelleigh Nelson, CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION CALL REDUX PART 3 (03/22/2013) http://www.newswithviews.com/Nelson/kelleigh177.htm