By Kelleigh Nelson:
It is when people forget God that tyrants forge their chains. Patrick Henry
Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself. — Mark Twain
What this country needs are more unemployed politicians,–Edward Langley, Artist (1928-1995)
From Yahoo, comes an article entitled, The Brain Trusts Behind the 2016 GOP Hopefuls. The Republican presidential hopefuls are getting help from advisors on how to answer a wide range of questions on domestic and foreign policies. When I saw who these folks had as advisors, there is nary a one I could vote for in good conscience. It’s a typical list, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, Scott Walker, Paul Ryan, and Bobby Jindal.
Three of these candidates should immediately be eliminated, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Bobby Jindal. The term “natural born citizen” was well defined at the time the Constitution was written. The definition was given clearly in The Law of Nations by Emerich D. Vattel, a book that was sent to Franklin during the drafting of the Constitution. The founders specifically made the distinction from a regular citizen to insure that our presidency would not be co-opted by someone with foreign interests at heart (like the POTUS we now have). In order to be a natural born citizen, one must be born of two citizen parents and Cruz, Rubio, and Jindal clearly do not qualify, regardless of where they were born. If this requirement can be so easily ignored, everything is up for grabs, and our Congress has allowed Obama to be president despite his father being a Kenyan citizen when Obama was born. Thus, the precedent has been set.
Article 2 of the constitution, which says, “no person except a natural born citizen … shall be eligible to the Office of President.” The above writings of Vattel, along with others, verify what is meant by Article 2, Section 1 of the Constitution.
Rafael Edward “Ted” Cruz was born December, 1970 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada to an Irish-Italian mother who was born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware, and to Rafael Cruz, who was born in Matanzas, Cuba, in 1939. His father fled Cuba at the age of 18, and became a US Citizen in 2005. Accordingly, Cruz is ineligible for US president or vice president. See Publius Huldah’s important article on this subject.
Rubio was born in 1971 at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital, but his Cuban parents didn’t become citizens until 1975.
Bobby Jindal was born five months after his mother and father immigrated to America from India. Neither of his parents were naturalized citizens when he was born. Nevertheless, we’ll look at who they have as advisors.
Senator Rand Paul
At the top of his list of advisors and counselors is none other than Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder and so-called philanthropist. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation was strongly criticized by “international charities, farmers’ groups and academics” as a result of a $25 million grant it had given to “GM [genetically modified] research to develop vitamin and protein-enriched seeds for the world’s poor.” Bill Gates loves GMO’s.
The Foundation also funds the pro-Constitutional Convention American Legislative Exchange Council, (ALEC) who has a large corporate membership, along with 2,500 of 7,500 the state legislators. Together they write bills for state and federal passage.
Gates has bankrolled the push to privatize, voucherize, charterize, and generally dismantle free and universal public education in America”. Between 2011 and 2012, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation donated between $1 million and $5 million to the horrid, Teach for America, and they have poured more than $20 million into communist core.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has spent millions, and plans on spending billions on contraception and population control, much of which is done through his vaccination programs. Watch the video at this site.
The Gates Foundation is referred to as conservative philanthropy. However, given the key role played by liberal philanthropy, most notably the Rockefeller Foundation, in promoting the initial Green Revolution, it is noteworthy that many important people at the Gates Foundation are directly connected to the Rockefeller philanthropies: Tachi Yamada is a former trustee of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund; the two chairs for the Gates Foundations advisory panels for their U.S. program and their global development program both serve as Rockefeller Foundation trustees (these are Ann Fudge and Rajat Gupta respectively); while Henry Cisneros, a former Rockefeller Foundation trustee sits on the Gates Foundations U.S. programs advisory panel.
Next on the list is Peter Thiel, PayPal cofounder and libertarian donor. Thiel was once speech writer for Bill Bennett, former education secretary under Reagan. William J. Bennett was United States Secretary of Education under President Ronald Reagan, co-directed Empower America — which merged with Citizens for a Sound Economy in 2004 to form Freedom Works — and co-founded the for-profit online education company K12, Inc. Bennett was also Director of National Drug Control Policy under President George Herbert Walker Bush. Thiel also donates to the neo-conservative Club for Growth,.
Richard Burt, former Reagan era Ambassador to Germany. Council on Foreign Relations member.
Lorne Craner, former Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor in the George W. Bush administration. Council on Foreign Relations member.
Senator Ted Cruz
Stephen Moore, chief economist at the Heritage Foundation and former Wall Street Journal (owned by CFR member Rupert Murdoch and Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal who owns 7%) editorial writer who champions tax cuts is Senator Cruz’ main advisor. This comes as no surprise. I’ve written about Heritage many times, most recently in a three part article on Ted Cruz and his close friendship with Heritage Founder and first president, Paul Weyrich. Link Stephen Moore is also the founder of Club for Growth, (CFG) who funded and supported Ted Cruz for Texas Senator.
Moore has been paid to promote policies for the Koch funded Americans for Prosperity, owned by David Koch, who is a member of the globalist Aspen Institute. Please see my 2011 article on AFP. Aspen Institute’s former director was none other than Maurice Strong, of UN Agenda 21 fame. Moore is also an American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) “scholar” as of 2011. On August 4th, 2011, he spoke at a Shell Oil-sponsored plenary session of the 38th Annual ALEC Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, along with fellow ALEC “scholar” Arthur B. Laffer. ALEC is a corporate bill mill. It is not just a lobby or a front group; it is much more powerful than that. Through ALEC, corporations hand state legislators their wish lists to benefit their bottom line. Corporations fund almost all of ALEC’s operations. ALEC has lobbied for a Constitutional Convention for decades. Club for Growth’s leadership council reads like a who’s who of the neo-con right. Moore has recently returned to the Heritage Foundation as chief economist. He also served as committee staff to pro-amnesty former Rep. Dick Armey, original founder and co-chair of FreedomWorks. In December of 2004, then CFG President, Steve Moore, left his position after accusations that he, and/or members of his new organization, the Free Enterprise Fund, had taken CFG’s donor and mailing lists. Though there were threats of legal action, nothing came of the accusations.
Former defense secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, Council on Foreign Relations member, known for his controversial decisions during the Iraq war, has been courted by several potential candidates and plans to meet with Senator Cruz. Cruz has hired former Rumsfeld aide, Victoria Coates, as his national security advisor. Victoria Coates writes for Council for National Policy member Erick Erickson’s Red State as well as the Weekly Standard. Old line neo-conservative bureaucrats are Cruz’s advisors.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie
As if all the other putzes weren’t bad enough, this one takes the cake, and I would guess this is the type of person the RNC will run against Hillary Clinton. Does anyone really like this guy? He seems hell bent on including Islamists in every part of his administration. Just look at the radicals he’s appointed to his security forum. The Clarion Project has written extensively about Christie’s propensity to hire radical Islamists.
Guess who is on his advisory list….former Secretary of State and Council on Foreign Relations member, Condoleezza Rice. She’s in good company with Council for National Policy member, Richard V. Allen at the Hoover Institution at Stanford. Remember Allen, while at Heritage Foundation, drafted NAFTA resulting in the destruction of manufacturing jobs in America. Another at Hoover Institution is Council for National Policy member, Edwin Meese, former Reagan administration Attorney General, who is now on the board of Heritage Foundation and paid half a million per year.
Christie’s second advisor is Richard N. Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), a position he has held since July 2003. Haass also has been Vice President and Director of Foreign Policy Studies at The Brookings Institution, a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and a research associate at the International Institute for Strategic Studies. A Rhodes Scholar, Haass holds a B.A. from Oberlin College  and both the Master and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Oxford University [1975; 1982]. Remember, the Brookings Institution is funded by the Rockefeller Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
The third Council on Foreign Relations member of Christie’s advisory team is Robert E. Grady, venture capitalist and former White House associate budget director. Grady is currently a Managing Director at Cheyenne Capital, a $500 million private equity fund. For the decade prior to joining Cheyenne Capital, he was a prominent partner at the Carlyle Group. Currently, he is managing director at Cheyenne Capital, Chairman of the State of New Jersey Council of Economic Advisors for Governor Christie, and Chairman of New Jersey’s State Investment Council, which oversees the state’s $72 billion pension fund. Grady also serves as a director of multiple public and private companies.
And finally, the coup de gras, Henry Kissinger! That infamous Soviet Agent is going to help advise Chris Christie on how to get elected to the White House! Link
Same old, same old, isn’t it?! All of the advisors to these three presidential hopefuls are tried and true bureaucrats from the neo-conservative, corporate fascist, phony Republican right. Sadly, it does not appear we’ll have an opportunity to vote for a true old-right Constitutional conservative this time around either.
In Part 2 of this article, we’ll look at the advisors for Marco Rubio, Scott Walker, Paul Ryan, and Bobby Jindal.
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