Quotations from Lectures on Secret Combinations

Quotations from Lectures on Secret Combinations. from excerptsandevidences.com. Compiled by Ken Bowers.

LDS Quotations

Even this nation will be on the verge of crumbling to pieces and tumbling to the ground and when the Constitution is on the brink of ruin this people will be the staff upon which the nation shall lean and they shall bear the Constitution away from the very verge of destruction. (Joseph Smith papers LDS Church Historical Archives Box 1, March 10, 1844)

And for this purpose have I established the Constitution of this land, by the hands of wise men whom I raised up unto this very purpose, and redeemed the land by the shedding of blood. (D&C 101:80)

And that law of the land which is constitutional, supporting that principle of freedom in maintaining rights and privileges, belongs to all mankind, and is justifiable before me. Therefore, I, the Lord, justify you, and your brethren of my church, in befriending that law which is the constitutional law of the land; And as pertaining to law of man, whatsoever is more or less than this, cometh of evil. (D&C 98:5–7)

And Whatsoever nation shall uphold such secret combinations to get power and gain…shall be destroyed. Wherefore, O ye Gentiles, it is wisdom in God that these things should be shown unto you that…ye may repent of your sins, and suffer not that these murderous combinations shall get above you…even the sword of the justice of the Eternal God shall fall upon you…if ye shall suffer these things to be. Wherefore, the Lord commandeth you…that ye shall awake to a sense of your awful situation…For…whosoever buildeth it up seeketh to overthrow the freedom of all lands, nations, and countries… Wherefore, I, Moroni , am commanded to write these things… (Ether 8:22–26)

And behold, in the end of this book, (The Book of Mormon), ye shall see that this Gadianton did prove the overthrow, yea, almost the entire destruction of the people of Nephi. (Helaman 2:13)

And they, (the secret combinations of the Jaredites), have caused the destruction of this people of whom I am speaking, and also the destruction of the people of Nephi. (Ether 8:21)

Satan is making war against…the very foundations upon which society, government, and religion rest…He plans to destroy freedom–economic, political, and religious, and to set up in place thereof the greatest, most widespread, and most complete tyranny that has ever oppressed men. He is working under such perfect disguise that many do not recognize either him or his methods…He comes as a thief in the night; he is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Without their knowing it, the people are being urged down paths that lead only to destruction… (First Presidency Heber J. Grant, J. Reuben Clark Jr., David O. McKay, Conference Report, October 1942, p. 14)

I testify that wickedness is rapidly expanding in every segment of our society. It is more highly organized, more cleverly disguised, and more powerfully promoted than ever before. Secret combinations lusting for power, gain, and glory are flourishing. A secret combination that seeks to overthrow the freedom of all lands, nations, and countries is increasing its evil influence and control over America and the entire world. (I Testify by President Ezra Taft Benson, October Conference, LDS Church, reported in Nov. Ensign, 1988, p. 87)

The biggest problem facing America today is that no one looks to freedom as a solution to problems anymore. They look to government. (Glenn Kimber, founder of Kimber Academy , son-in-law of W. Cleon Skousen)

Except the spirit of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and principles contained within the Constitution of the United States are inherent in world plans now being formulated, they are but building on sand and the Lord is not in that building. [Comment: This was said in 1945 when the United Nations was being established.] (Youth and the Church by Harold B. Lee, Deseret Book Company, 1970, p. 220)

Unless the spirit of Christianity permeate the deliberations of the United Nations, dire tragedies await humanity. (Gospel Ideals, by David O. McKay, p. 275)

…He (Satan) is right in the system. In fact, the system is his. That’s how he is able to form secret combinations of murder…that fill the world today. Remember, he told us when he lost his temper what he was going to do. He was going to take money and buy up the power and rule in a horrible way upon this earth, and that’s what he has done…He says, “You can have anything in this world for money, and I’m the one that has it.”…That’s what he says…buy up the authority, the power, kings and presidents, armies and navies, and he will rule that way…Consider the elections. What wins elections now? Every expert will tell us it’s money. (Teachings of the Book of Mormon, by Hugh Nibley, Semester 1, p.294-295)

Satan has control now. No matter where you look, he is in control, even in our own land. He is guiding the governments as far as the Lord will permit him. That is why there is so much strife, turmoil, confusion all over the earth. One master mind is governing the nations. It is not the President of the United States …it is not the king or government of England or any other land; it is Satan himself. (Joseph Fielding Smith, Doctrines of Salvation, Vol. 3, pp. 314-315)

Our great Constitution has been beaten and torn until now it hangs by a single thread, and that thread is our franchise to vote. (Ezra Taft Benson, 1976, Freeman Institute, Provo, Utah)

¼ to vote for wicked men, it would be sin. (Hyrum Smith, Documentary History of the Church, vol. 6, p. 323)

The function of government is to protect life, liberty, and property, and anything more or less than this is usurpation and oppression. (Ezra Taft Benson, Conference Report, April 1968)

No greater immediate responsibility rests upon members of the Church, than to protect the freedom vouchsafed by the Constitution of the United States . (President David O. Mckay, Conference Report, April 1950)

We honor our founding fathers of this republic…God raised up these patriotic partners to perform their mission, and He called them “wise men.” (D&C 101:80) The First Presidency acknowledged that wisdom when they gave us the guideline a few years ago of supporting political candidates “who are truly dedicated to the Constitution in the tradition of our Founding Fathers.”(Deseret News, 11/2/64)…Another guideline given by the First Presidency was “to support good and conscientious candidates, of either party, who are aware of the great dangers” facing the free world. (Deseret News, 11/2/ 1964, Civic Standards for the Faithful Saints by Ezra T. Benson, Conference, 4/6/72)

Another guideline given by the First Presidency was “to support good and conscientious candidates, of either party, who are aware of the great dangers” facing the free world. (Deseret News, 11/2/ 1964) (Civic Standards for the Faithful Saints by Ezra Taft Benson, Gen. Conference, 4/6/72)

Unless we as citizens of the nation forsake our sins, political and otherwise, and return to the fundamental principles of Christianity and constitutional government, we will lose our political liberties, our free institutions, and will stand in jeopardy before God of losing our exaltation. (Ezra Taft Benson,“The ConstitutionA Glorious Standard,” Ensign, May 1976, p.91)

…(A) neutralizer that the devil (uses) most effectively…is simply this: “Don’t do anything in the fight for freedom until the Church sets up its own program to save the Constitution.”…Maybe the Lord will never set up a specific Church program for the purpose of saving the Constitution. Perhaps if he set up one at this time it might split the Church asunder, and perhaps he does not want that to happen yet, for not all the wheat and tares are fully ripe. The Prophet Joseph Smith declared it will be the elders of Israel who will step forward to help save the Constitution, not the Church! (Ezra Taft Benson, Conference Report, April 1965)

Most of the major ills of the world have been caused by well-meaning people who ignored the principle of individual freedom, except as applied to themselves, and who were obsessed with fanatical zeal to improve the lot of mankind-in-the-mass through some pet formula of their own…The harm done by ordinary criminals, murderers, gangsters, and thieves is negligible in comparison with the agony inflicted upon human beings by the professional ‘do-gooders,’who attempt to set themselves up as gods and who would ruthlessly force their views on all others with the abiding assurance that the end justifies the means. (Ezra T. Benson, quotes Henry G. Weaver, An Enemy Hath Done This, p. 140)

It is high time we realized the dangerous threat to America of creeping socialism as the ruthless comrade to atheistic communism…Krushchev is reported to have said: “We cannot expect the Americans to jump from capitalism to communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving Americans small doses of socialism, until they suddenly awake to find they have communism.”…I believe in all seriousness that socialism paves the way for communism. (The Red Carpet by Ezra Taft Benson, 1962, p. 65-83)

I am not here to tickle your ears…The message I bring is not a happy one, but it is the truth. And time is always on the side of truth. As the German philosopher Goethe said: “Truth must be repeated again and again, because error is constantly being preached round about.”…As a people, we love sweetness and light, especially sweetness. Ralph Waldo Emerson said that “Every mind must make a choice between truth and repose. Those who will learn nothing from history are condemned to repeat it.”…George Washington stated:“Truth will ultimately prevail, where there are pains taken to bring it to light.” To bring the truth to light is our challenge…“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (Ezra Taft Benson, Stand Up For Freedom, 1965)

Today, we are in danger of actually surrendering our personal and property rights. This development, if it does occur in full term, will be a sad tragedy for our people. We must recognize that property rights are essential to human liberty. (President David O. McKay, Conference Report, October 1962)

The Rothschild family, who now hold the purse strings of the world, might be the instrument in the hands of God for the accomplishment of wonderful things in regard to Jerusalem . They already control the nations of the earth because of the wealth they possess. It is claimed that they can prevent war at any time if they will but shut up their coffers and prevent the outflow of gold, which is necessary to the carrying on of war. (Collected Discourses, by Abraham H. Cannon, Vol 5, October 6, 1895)

Satan’s kingdom is composed of all that is evil and corrupt and carnal and wicked no matter where it is found. He operates through what we call churches, and he operates through what we call governments. Both are part of his kingdom. And in the days ahead, the fall of the one will be the fall of the other. When Babylon falls, she will take with her the churches of the world and the nations of the world. (Bruce R. McConkie, The Millennial Messiah, pp. 493-494)

It is true the Prophet saw even the Constitution hanging by a thread, but, thank the Lord, he never saw the thread break. He saw this people play a conspicuous part to be a balance of power with others to preserve it. For after all, it is destined, according to the word of the Lord, to become the savior and blessing of all flesh, not only the peoples of the United States . And after the experiments with dictatorships and other methods, they will, at last, when they have learned their lesson and are prepared for it, be willing to receive the Lord’s offering, after much suffering. (Melvin J. Ballard, CR-10/38:106)

There is one simple test for the constitutionality of a principle: Do I as an individual have a right to use force on my neighbor to accomplish this purpose? If I do, then I may delegate that power to my government…If I do not have that right, I may not delegate it. (The Crises of our Constitution, by Ezra Taft Benson, SLC, 9/8/77)

There are some who feel that the fight for freedom is separate from the gospel. They express it in several ways, but it generally boils down to this: Just live the gospel; there’s no need to get involved in trying to save freedom and the Constitution or to stop communism. Of course, this is dangerous reasoning, because in reality you cannot fully live the gospel without working to save freedom and the Constitution, and to stop communism …our stand for freedom is a most basic part of our religion. (Ezra Taft Benson, General Conference, October 1966)

Americans have always been committed to taking care of the poor, aged, and unemployed. We’ve done this on the basis of Judaic-Christian beliefs and humanitarian principles. It has been fundamental to our way of life that charity must be voluntary if it is to be charity. Compulsory benevolence is not charity. Today’s egalitarians are using the federal government to redistribute wealth in our society, not as a matter of voluntary charity, but as a matter of right. One HEW official said, “In this country, welfare is no longer charity, it is a right. More and more Americans feel that their government owes them something.” (The American Free Enterprise System, by President Ezra Taft Benson, Logan Utah, May 6, 1977)

Unless those in authority in the United States can be influenced to abandon the suicidal course on which they have embarked–or unless they can be replaced by men who will–we cannot hope to restore in our nation the kind of domestic peace and order which has made our many generations proud to be Americans . . . The crisis we now face is the most serious, the most dangerous, in the history of our country. Each of us must diligently employ our influence and our effort–in speech, letters, and at the ballot box–to help set straight the way.” The facts are clear. Our problem centers in Washington , D.C. And this applies to the administration of both political parties. (Ezra Taft Benson Americans are Destroying America, General Conference, Apr. 1968)

So, I say with all the energy of my soul that unless we as citizens of this nation forsake our sins, political and otherwise, and return to the fundamental principles of Christianity and of constitutional government, we will lose our political liberties, our free institutions, and will stand in jeopardy before God. (A Witness and a Warning, by Ezra Taft Benson, General Conference, Nov. Ensign, 1979, p. 31)

The tenth plank in Karl Marx’s Manifesto …advocated the establishment of “free education for all children in public schools.” There were several reasons why Marx wanted government to run the schools. Dr. A. A. Hodge pointed out one of them…“if every party in the State has the right of excluding from public schools whatever he does not believe to be true, then he that believes most must give way to him…that believes absolutely nothing, no matter in how small a minority the atheists…may be.” It is self‑evident that …if…persistently carried out…[our] system of national popular education will be the most efficient…instrument for the propagation of atheism which the world has ever seen. (Ezra Taft Benson, General Conference, October 1970)

Today, we find government engaged in activities which are not within the authorized and proper role of government. These activities pose a grave danger to our continued freedom. No one has authority to grant such powers as welfare programs, schemes for re-distributing the wealth, and activities which coerce people into acting in accordance with a prescribed code of social planning. We shouldn’t forget the wise words of President Grover Cleveland that, “…though the people support the Government, the Government should not support the people.”

(America’s Hope, by Ezra Taft Benson, Rotary Club Luncheon, Los Angeles, CA, October 18, 1974)

He (Joseph Smith) taught us that the Saints would fill the great west, and thru Mexico and Central and South America we would do a great work for the redemption of the remnant of Jacob, and he taught us relating to the kingdom of God as it would become organized upon the earth thru ‘all nations learning war no more,’ and all adopting the God-given Constitution of the United States as a paladium of liberty and equal rights. (Letter of Benjamin F. Johnson to George S. Gibbs)

…brethren, we are prepared to understand what the brethren meant when they spoke at the dedication of the Idaho Falls Temple about the stand we could take now in such matters as politics…Let us hear again what the brethren prayed for in that dedicatory prayer:

‘We pray that kings and rulers and the peoples of all nations under heaven may be persuaded of the blessings enjoyed by the people of this land by reason of their freedom under Thy guidance, and be constrained to adopt similar governmental systems, thus to fulfill the ancient prophecy of Isaiah, that out of Zion shall go forth the law and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.’ (Is. 2:3)

Brethren of the priesthood, if we will be united and let our light shine, and not hide our light under a bushel but exercise it righteously, and let our priesthood callings be an eternal revolution against the norms of society or against any proposals that fall below the standards as set forth in the gospel of Jesus Christ or as laid down by the Constitution of the United States written by inspired men, then we will be a force in the world that will be ‘the marvelous work and wonder’ which the Lord said the kingdom of God was to be. (President Harold B. Lee, General Conference, October 4, 1970)

I am saying to you that to me the Constitution of the United States of America is just as much from my Heavenly Father as the Ten Commandments. When that is my feeling, I am not going to go very far away from the Constitution, and I am going to try to keep it where the Lord started it… (George Albert Smith CR-4/48:182)

To me, that statement of the Lord, “I have established the Constitution of this land,” puts the Constitution of the United States in the position in which it would be if it were written in this book of Doctrine and Covenants itself. This makes the Constitution the word of the Lord to us… (J. Reuben Clark Jr., CR-4/35:93)

In this time of great stress and danger we must place [in office] only those dedicated to the preservation of our Constitution, our American Republic , and responsible freedom under God. (Ezra Taft Benson, BYU, 12/10/63)

Now, I am not caring today, for myself, anything at all about a political party tag. So far as I am concerned, I want to know what the man stands for…When I find out these things, when I know who it is who should receive my support, and I care not what his party tag is…Today, our duty transcends party allegiance; our duty today is allegiance to the Constitution as it was given to us by the Lord. (J. Reuben Clark, Jr., CR 10/62:8)

Gadianton robbers fill the judgment seats in many nations. An evil power seeks to overthrow the freedom of all nations and countries. Satan reigns in the hearts of men; it is the great day of his power. (Bruce R. McConkie, “The Coming Tests and Trials and Glory,” Ensign, May 1980, p.73

We honor our founding fathers of this republic…God raised up these patriotic partners to perform their mission, and He called them “wise men.” (D&C 101:80) The First Presidency acknowledged that wisdom when they gave us the guideline a few years ago of supporting political candidates “who are truly dedicated to the Constitution in the tradition of our Founding Fathers.”( Deseret News, 11/2/64)…

Another guideline given by the First Presidency was “to support good and conscientious candidates, of either party, who are aware of the great dangers” facing the free world. (Deseret News, 11/2/ 1964) (“Civic Standards for the Faithful Saints” by Ezra Taft Benson, Gen. Conference, 4/6/72)

Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceedingly high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory thereof;

And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan… (Matt 4:8–10)

And it came to pass that when Moses had said these words, behold, Satan came tempting him, saying: Moses, son of man, worship me…

And again, Moses said: I will not cease to call upon God, I have other things to inquire of him: for his glory has been upon me, wherefore I can judge between him and thee. Depart hence, Satan.

And now, when Moses had said these words, Satan cried with a loud voice, and ranted upon the earth, and commanded saying: I am the Only Begotten, worship me…

Moses received strength, and called upon God saying: In the name of the Only Begotten, depart hence, Satan…and he departed hence…

(Moses 1: 12, 18, 19, 22)

And there are also secret combinations, even as in times of old, according to the combinations of the devil, for he is the founder of all these things; yea, the founder of murder, and works of darkness; yea, and he leadeth them by the neck with a flaxen cord, until he bindeth them with his strong cords forever. (2 Nephi 26:22)

Founding Father Quotations

Whoever will introduce into public affairs the principles of Christianity will change the face of the world. (Benjamin Franklin)

The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity. (John Quincy Adams, 6th President, July 4, 1821)

It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded not by religionists, but by Christians, not on religion, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. (Patrick Henry, 1776)

The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite. The former will be exercised principally on external objects, such as war, peace, negotiation, and foreign commerce…The powers reserved to the several States will extend to all the objects which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, liberties and properties of the people, and the internal order, improvement, and prosperity of the State. ( James Madison, Federalist Paper #45)

The utopian schemes of leveling [redistribution of the wealth] and a community of goods [communism] are as visionary and impracticable as those which vest all property in the Crown. [They] are arbitrary, despotic, and, in our government, unconstitutional. (Samuel Adams)

When all government, domestic and foreign, in little as in great things, shall be drawn to Washington as the center of all power, it will render powerless the checks provided of one government on another and will become as venal and oppressive as the government from which we separated. (Thomas Jefferson)

Government is not reason; it is not eloquence – it is force! Like fire it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. (George Washington)

A Democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves money from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy followed by a dictatorship. ( Cycle of Democracy, 1770, by Alexander Fraser Tyler, 1742‑1813)

I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. Already they have raised up a monied aristocracy that has set the government at defiance. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs. (Thomas Jefferson)

If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. (Thomas Jefferson)

Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost. (John Quincy Adams )

We have no government armed with the power capable of contending with human passions, unbridled by morality and true religion. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. (John Adams

The Changing Political Thought of John Adams, Howe, p. 189)

Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious they have more need of masters. (Benjamin Franklin,

Speech at the Constitutional Convention, Sept. 17, 1787)

A nation of well-informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the region of ignorance that tyranny begins. (Benjamin Franklin)

…the Federal Judiciary…[is] an irresponsible body, working like gravity by night and by day, gaining a little today and a little tomorrow, and advancing it’s noiseless step like a thief over the field of jurisdiction until all shall be usurped from the States; and the government of all be consolidated into one. (Thomas Jefferson)

Law, natural or revealed, made for men or for nations, flows from the same Divine source: it is the law of God¼Human law must rest its authority ultimately upon the authority of that law which is Divine¼Far from being rivals or enemies, religion and law are twin sisters, friends, and mutual assistants. Indeed, these two sciences run into each other. (James Wilson, U.S. Supreme Court Justice and a signer of the Constitution)

New York , August 22, 1798

Mr. Oliver Wolcott Sec. of the Treasury

No one knows better than yourself how difficult and oppressive is the collection even of taxes very moderate in amount, if there be a defective circulation (i.e., bank money)…For these and other reasons (i.e., promoting the private bank of the United States) which I have thought well of, I have come to a conclusion that our Treasury ought to raise up a circulation (currency) of its own. I mean, by the issuing of Treasury notes…This appears to me an expedient equally necessary to keep the circulation (currency) full (adequate). (Alexander Hamilton (4:204))

If Congress can employ money indefinitely for the general welfare, and are the sole and supreme judges of the general welfare, they may also take the care of religion into their own hands; they may appoint teachers in every state, county, and parish and pay them out of the public treasury, they may take into their own hands the education of children, establishing in like manner schools throughout the Union: they may assume the provision of the poor… Were the power of Congress to be established in the latitude contended for, it would subvert the very foundations, and transmute the very nature of the limited government established by the people of America . (James Madison)

They serve to organize factions…to put in the place of the delegated will of the nation the will of the party, often a small but artful and enterprising minority…Let me…warn you in the most solemn manner against the baneful effects of the spirity of party…The alternate domination of one faction over another, shapened by the spirit of revenge…has perperated the most horrid enormities…It [the contention between the parties] serves always to distract the public councils and enfeeble the public administration. ( Washington ’s Farewell Address)

My views…are the result of a life of inquiry and reflection, and very different from the anti‑ Christian system imputed to me by those who know nothing of my opinions. To the corruptions of Christianity I am, indeed, opposed; but not to the genuine precepts of Jesus himself. I am Christian in the only sense in which he wished any one to be; sincerely attached to his doctrines in preference to all others. (Thomas Jefferson)

Thomas Jefferson believed the restoration of the true Gospel would take place although he was fearful it would be after his time. “If the freedom of religion … can … prevail, the genuine doctrines of Jesus … will again be restored to their original purity. This reformation will advance with the other improvements of the human mind, but too late for me to witness it.” (A letter to Jaret Sparks, The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, 15:288)

Natural Law, Constitution, Separation of Church and State Quotations

When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it. (Economic Sophisms, by Frederic Bastiat)

But how is this legal plunder to be identified? Quite simply. See if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them, and gives it to other persons to whom it does not belong. See if the law benefits one citizen at the expense of another by doing what the citizen himself cannot do without committing a crime. (Frederic Bastiat)

The national budget must be balanced. The public debt must be reduced; the arrogance of the authorities must be moderated and controlled. Payments to foreign governments must be reduced, if the nation doesn’t want to go bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance. (Marcus Tullius Cicero, 55 B.C.)

It is not merely that inflation breeds the gambling spirit and corruption and dishonesty in a nation. Inflation itself is an immoral act on the part of government. When modern governments inflate by increasing the paper money supply…they do in principle what kings once did when they clipped the coins…Notwithstanding all the pious pretenses of governments that inflation is some evil visitation from without, inflation is practically the result of deliberate government policy. (What You Should Know About Inflation, by Henry Hazlitt, pp. 131-132)

Property, per se, has on rights; but the individual, the man, has three great rights… the Right to his life, the Right to his liberty, and the Right to his property. (They) are so bound together as to be essentially one right. To give a man his life, but deny him his liberty, is to take from him all that makes life worth living. To give him liberty but take from him the property which is the fruit and badge of his liberty, is to still leave him a slave. (Former United States Supreme Court Justice George Sutherland, to the New York State Bar Association, January 21, 1921)

No matter how well-intentioned a federal program; no matter how honorable and patriotic the people who support and administer it; no matter how big a majority of the citizens themselves may want the program–when our federal government does something which it has no constitutional grant or power to do, our government is a dictatorship….every government permitted to become a dictatorship must ultimately resort to the same brutal tactics that the Soviets use to maintain what they regard as their own ‘good’ dictatorship of the proletariat. (The Dan Smoot Report, January 6, 1964)

Our laws and our institutions must necessarily be based upon the teachings of the Redeemer of mankind. It is impossible that it should be otherwise; and in this sense and to this extent, our civilization and our institutions are emphatically Christian. No purpose of action against religion can be imputed to any legislation (State or National) because this is a religious people … this is a Christian nation. (U.S. Supreme Court, Church of the Holy Trinity vs. United States, 1892)

We are a religious people whose institutions presuppose a Supreme Being…When the state encourages religious instruction or cooperates with religious authorities…it follows the best of our traditions. For it then respects the religious nature of our people and accommodates the public service to their spiritual needs. To hold that it may not would be to find…a requirement that the government show a callous indifference to religious groups. That would be preferring those who believe in no religion over those who do believe…We find no Constitutional requirement which makes it necessary for government to be hostile to religion… (U.S. Supreme Court, Zorach v Clauson, 343 US 420 at 313, 1952)

Treaties make international law and also make domestic law. Under our Constitution, treaties become the supreme law of the land…Treaty law can override the Constitution. Treaties for example, …can cut across the rights given people by the Constitutional Bill of Rights. (John Foster Dulles, Secretary of State, April 11, 1952)

Those who want to destroy standards and lower safeguards can easily apply the label of morality to their principles, but when they advocate those principles, their real objective is to get rid of morality and religion. This nation has a soul and a conscience, but it has no eternity. Every person in this Chamber has a soul and a conscience and every person has eternity to face. We shall all give account of ourselves to almighty God at the end of the day, but nations are judged in time for their policies, their moralities, their violence, and their crimes. (Ian Paisley, Famed Presbyterian Preacher, British House of Commons, January 1999, challenging a bill to lower age of consent for homosexual activity from 18 to 16.)

A Democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves money from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy followed by a dictatorship. (Alexander Fraser Tyler (1742‑1813), in his 1770 book, Cycle of Democracy)

Society cannot exist, unless a controlling power upon will and appetite be placed somewhere; and the less of it there is within, the more there must be without. It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters. (The Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke, Vol. 4, pp. 51‑52.)

The laws of nature and God are synonymous and universal and cannot be separated from society without destroying it. The concepts that one must not be allowed to murder his neighbor; steal, lie, and cheat; and all men are created equal, are but common sense. When these laws of nature derived from God are put into [the] law [of man] and enforced, they guarantee the liberty, freedom, and equality of every individual which maintains civil society. (The Religion of Politics, by Heidi Cappadona, March 31, 2005, News With Views.com)

Law, natural or revealed, made for men or for nations, flows from the same Divine source: it is the law of God¼Human law must rest its authority ultimately upon the authority of that law which is Divine¼Far from being rivals or enemies, religion and law are twin sisters, friends, and mutual assistants. Indeed, these two sciences run into each other. (James Wilson, U.S. Supreme Court Justice and a signer of the Constitution.)

Next to being one in worshiping God, there is nothing in this world which this Church should be more united than in upholding and defending the Constitution of the United States . (David O. McKay, 1956)

News Media Quotations

I have the greatest admiration for your propaganda. Propaganda in the West is carried out by experts who have had the best training in the world – in the field of advertising – and have mastered the techniques with exceptional proficiency…Yours are subtle and persuasive; ours are crude and obvious…I think that the fundamental difference between our worlds, with respect to propaganda, is quite simple. You tend to believe yours…and we tend to disbelieve ours. (a Soviet correspondent based five years in the U.S. )

The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country…we’re dominated by the relatively small number of persons…it is they who pull the wires which control the public mind, who harness old social forces and contrive new ways to bind and guide the world. (Propaganda, by Edward Bernays, Liveright Publishing Company, New York , 1928, excerpts from pp. 9-19)

In March, 1915, the J.P. Morgan interests… and their subsidiary organizations, got together 12 men high up in the newspaper world…to select the most influential newspapers in the United States…to control generally the policy of the daily press…They found it was only necessary to purchase the control of 25 of the greatest papers. An agreement was reached; the policy of the papers was bought, to be paid for by the month; an editor was furnished for each paper to…edit information regarding the questions of…national and international nature considered vital to the interests of the purchasers. (U.S. Congressman Oscar Calloway, The Congressional Record, February 9, 1917, Vol. 54, pp. 2947-2948)

We are grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had bee subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto determination practiced in past centuries. (David Rockefeller before the Trilateral Commission, Baden-Baden Germany, June 1991)

Such as it is, the press has become the greatest power within the Western World, more powerful than the legislature, the executive and judiciary. One would like to ask: by whom has it been elected, and to whom is it responsible? (Alexandr Solzhenitsyn)

It is difficult for them to see whose paycheck depends on them not seeing. (Upton Sinclair)

Two Party System Quotations

The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies…is a foolish idea…Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can “throw the rascals out” at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy. The policies that are vital and necessary for America are no longer subjects of significant disagreement, but are disputable only in details…But either party in office becomes in time corrupt, tired, and…vigorless. Then it should be possible to replace it, every four years if necessary, by the other party…[which] will still pursue, with new vigor, approximately the same basic policies. (Tragedy and Hope, by Carroll Quigley, McMillan Co., 1966, pp. 1247-1248)

To Morgan, all political parties were simply organizations to be used, and the firm always was careful to keep a foot in all camps. Morgan himself, Dwight Morrow, and other partners were allied with the Republicans; Russell C. Leffingwell was allied with the Democrats; Grayson Murphy was allied with the extreme Right; and Thomas W. Lamont was allied with the Left…To this same seminal figure, (Morgan), may be attributed the use of tax-exempt foundations for controlling these activities… (Tragedy and Hope, p. 945)

The following admission by George W. Bush during the presidential campaign of 2000 is interesting: “During the fall campaign we differed about the details of these proposals, but there was remarkable consensus about the important issues before us: excellent schools, retirement and health security, tax relief, a strong military, a more civil society.” (The Honeymoon’s Over, by Joseph Farah, Article for World Net Daily, Dec. 14, 2000)

The candidate-selection process is the means by which elective offices are filled in the United States . It is a process in which most politicians develop binding ties to one or another clique with the power elite while professing to speak for “the people”…many of the largest donors give to both parties. In 1972, for example, 36% of the $10,000-and-over donors gave to candidates of both political parties (Nixon and McGovern)…Whatever the motivation for these split gifts, they help give members of the power elite access to both political parties. (The Powers That Be, by G. William Domhoff, Vintage Books, New York, 1979 excerpts from pp. 129-148)

…the World Trade Organization is creating a world government in which one organization which is totally unelected, wholly secretive…It was a terrible shock (to those of us who supported Bill Clinton) when Clinton came in and GATT and NAFTA became the centerpieces of his policy…And, in a sense, there was almost a seamless transition from President Bush to President Clinton in that regard…Our democracy has been rendered meaningless by big money. The truth is there are politicians [who] are owned lock, stock and barrel by the big money interests…Our elections create, to some extent, a façade of choice. (David C. Korten, When Corporations Rule the World, interviewed by Journalist Joan Veon, May 11, 1996)

And why not follow these proud thoughts to their logical conclusion? Because we know more, because we have worked along sounder lines, than the mass of those who belong to profane groups, it is almost inevitable that we should take over their leadership…I am perfectly well aware that we do, discreetly, form the elite in all the big social and political parties, and that thus we are sure of being able to control their policy. It is our duty…to make sure that we control the politicians who are elected, that we right their wrongs, and show them their mistakes, and reproach them for what they have failed to do. In a word, Freemasonry should be the ‘politician’s conscience’. (Brother Regis, (Freemason), Convent of the Grand Orient, 1928, p.256)

Support for Candidate Possible Some Day, LDS Apostle Says

Ezra Taft Benson, 74, president of the Council of the Twelve Apostles…said Thursday it is “entirely possible” the president of the Mormon Church will one day declare support for a political candidate…

In recent years the LDS Church has steered clear of supporting candidates. But Pres. Benson said Mormon President Heber J. Grant told church members to vote for Herbert Hoover when Franklin D. Roosevelt was running for his first term…

“I would hope that both political parties would clean their own houses and get on a solid basis. But I tell you, there’s not too much choice between them.” (Salt Lake Tribune , Feb. 22, 1974)

Financial Arm of the Secret Combination Quotations

For the love of money is the root of all evil… (I Timothy 6:10)

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is eager to enter into a close relationship with the Bank of International Settlements…The conclusion is impossible to escape that the State and Treasury Departments are willing to pool the banking system of Europe and America, setting up a world financial power independent of and above the Government of the United States. (Louis McFadden, The New York Times,6/ 1930)

…the powers of financial capitalism had (a) far reaching aim…to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements…The apex of the system was the Bank of International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland…Each central bank… sought to dominate its government by its ability to control treasury loans…to influence the level of economic activity in the country, and to influence cooperative politicians by subsequent rewards in the business world. (Tragedy and Hope, by Carroll Quigley, pp. 324-325)

The modern banking system manufactures money out of nothing. The process is perhaps the most astonishing piece of slight of hand ever invented. Banking was conceived in iniquity, and born in sin. Bankers own the earth…Take this great power away from them, and all fortunes like mine will disappear. And they ought to disappear, for then this world would be a better and happier world to live in. But if you want to continue to be slaves of the bankers, and pay the cost of your own slavery, then let bankers continue to create money, and control credit. (Sir John Stamp, former governor of The Bank of England)

The money power prey upon the nation in times of peace and conspire against it in times of adversity. It is more despotic than a monarchy, more insolent than aristocracy and more selfish than bureaucracy. I have two great enemies, the Southern Army in front of me and the Bankers in the rear…the one at my rear is my greatest foe…corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money powers…will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until the wealth is aggregated in the hands of a few, and the Republic is destroyed. (President Abraham Lincoln, in a letter written to William Elkins on November 21, 1864)

There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner which not one man in a million is able to diagnose. (John Maynard Keynes, 1919)

In the absence of the gold standard, there is no way to protect savings from confiscation through inflation. There is no safe store of value. If there were, the government would…make its holding illegal as…in the case of gold. Deficit spending is simply a scheme to confiscat(e) wealth…The financial policy of the welfare state requires that there be no way for the owners of wealth to protect themselves…Gold stands in the way of this insidious process. It stands as a protector of property rights. If one grasps this, one has no difficulty in understanding the statists antagonism toward the gold standard. (Gold and Economic Freedom by Alan Greenspan, Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal, 1966, p. 101)

It is not merely that inflation breeds the gambling spirit and corruption and dishonesty in a nation. Inflation itself is an immoral act on the part of government. When modern governments inflate by increasing the paper money supply…they do in principle what kings once did when they clipped the coins…Notwithstanding all the pious pretenses of governments that inflation is some evil visitation from without, inflation is practically the result of deliberate government policy. (Henry Hazlitt, What You Should Know About Inflation, pp. 131-132)

In addition to their power over government based on government financing and personal influence, bankers could steer governments in ways they wished them to go by other pressures. Since most government officials felt ignorant of finance, they sought advice from bankers whom they considered to be experts in the field. The history of the last century shows…that the advice given to governments by bankers, like the advice they gave to industrialists, was consistently good for bankers, but was often disastrous for governments, businessmen, and the people generally. (Tragedy and Hope, by Carroll Quigley, p. 60-61)

What happens is that those agents (government officials) receiving the new money first are using money that is still valued at yesterday’s price to purchase certain goods today that eventually results in a partial devaluation of money …(in the future)…Thus their wealth has increased because they were able to acquire real goods with the old more valuable money before it had a chance to see full devaluation…The people at the front of this line benefit most. The persons at the end of this…line, usually the wage earners, benefit least…This is how wealth is redistributed…wealth flows back from those that work to those that lobby, print and steal… (How Does Money Lose Value?

By Ed Bugos at Gold-Eagle.com)

Patman: How did you get the money to buy those two-billion dollars worth of government securities in 1933?

Eccles: We created it.

Patman: Out of what?

Eccles: Out of the right to issue credit money.

Patman: And there is nothing behind it, is there, except our Government’s credit?

Eccles: That is what our money system is. If there were no debts in our money system, there wouldn’t be any money. (Congressman Wright Patman questions Marriner Eccles, Governor of the Federal Reserve Board, Sept. 30, 1941, House Committee on Banking and Currency. Quoted in The War on Gold by Anthony C. Sutton,‘76 Press, 1978, p. 81)

Of all the contrivances for cheating the laboring classes of mankind, none has been more effective then that which deludes them with paper money. (Daniel Webster)

Government is the only agency that can take a useful commodity like paper, slap some ink on it, and make it totally worthless. (Ludwig von Mises)

When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it. (Frederic Bastiat, Economic Sophisms)

MR. SPEAKER: Our government debt at this time is approximately $50 billion. By the time that it’s paid, it will aggregate $100 billion…The amount of 100 percent is due to the interest charges…I have never yet had anyone who could…justify the federal government borrowing the use of its own money…I believe the time will come when people will demand that this be changed…[and] they will actually blame…Congress for sitting idly by and permitting such an idiotic system to continue. I have talked to the secretary of the Treasury and members of the Federal Reserve Board…They know this can be done easily and conveniently and will save money…the Federal Reserve Bank System…is not owned by the government. Many people think that it is because it says “Federal Reserve.” It belongs to private banks, private corporations. So we have farmed out to the Federal Reserve Banking System…the privilege of issuing the government’s money! (Rep. Wright Patman, House, Sept. 29, 1941, Congressional Record, p. 7583.)

You are a den of vipers! I intend to rout you out and by the Eternal God I will rout you out! (Andrew Jackson to delegation of Bank supporters, 1834.)

…on January 30, 1835, an assassination attempt was made against him [Jackson]. Miraculously, both pistols misfired, and Jackson was spared by a quirk of fate…[Richard] Lawrence [the assailant], was found not guilty by reason of insanity. Later, he boasted to friends that he had been in touch with powerful people in Europe who had promised to protect him from punishment should he be caught. (The Creature From Jekyll Island by G. Edward Griffin ,American Media, CA, 2002, p. 357)

Joseph Smith’s views on National Finances

1. A national bank; the stock wholly owned by the government.

2. Branches in each state; stock owned by the state.

3. National officers to be chosen yearly by the people.

4. Branch officers chosen yearly by people of the respective states.

5. All profits from national bank go into general revenues to lessen taxes on the people.

6. All profits from branch banks go to state coffers for the same reason.

7. Fractional Reserve Banking prohibited by law.

8. System based on gold and silver standard. (from his presidential platform, Feb. 1844.)

Political Arm of the Secret Combination Quotations

For a long time I felt that FDR had developed many thought and ideas that were his own…But, he didn’t. Most of his thoughts, his political ammunition, as it were, were carefully prepared for him in advance by the Council on Foreign Relations One World Money group…Brilliantly, with great gusto, he exploded that prepared ammunition in the middle of an unsuspecting target, the American people, and thus paid off…his internationalist political support… (FDR My Exploited Father-in-Law by Curtis Dall, FDR’s son-in-law, 1968, p. 185)

After several months had passed, I began to realize the 1932 Democratic “platform” prepared for the voters was merely something…to forget after the ballots had been counted. Instead of… implementing the platform…out popped a so-called “Brain Trust.” This was a small group of men…who advanced some political ideas of the advisors, (who were) some C.F.R. leaders, a few bankers and other internationalists, to the administration for legislative action. (FDR: My Exploited Father-in-Law, by Curtis B. Dall, Christian Crusade, 1968, p. 91)

This campaign against the American people – against traditional American culture and values – is systematic psychological warfare. It is orchestrated by a vast array of interests comprising not only the Eastern Establishment but also the radical left. Among this group we find the Department of State, the Department of Commerce, the money center banks and multinational corporations, the media, the educational establishment, the entertainment industry, and the large tax exempt foundations. Mr. President, a careful examination of what is happening behind the scenes reveals that all of these interests are working in concert with the masters of the Kremlin in order to create what some refer to as a New World Order. Private organizations such as the Council on Foreign Relations, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, the Trilateral Commission, the Dartmouth Conference, the Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies, the Atlantic Institute, and the Bilderberger Group serve to disseminate and to coordinate the plans for this so-called New World Order in powerful business, financial, academic, and official circles… (Senator Jesse Helms in the Senate, December 15, 1987)

The real menace of our republic is this invisible government which like a giant octopus sprawls its slimy length over city, state and nation. Like the octopus of real life, it operates under cover of a self created screen. It seizes in its long and powerful tentacles our executive officers, our legislative bodies, our schools, our courts, our newspapers, and every agency created for the public protection. It squirms in the jaws of darkness and thus is the better able to clutch the reins of government, secure enactment of the legislation favorable to corrupt business, violate the law of impunity, smother the press and reach into the courts…At the head of this octopus are the Rockefeller–Standard Oil interests and…powerful banking houses generally referred to as the international bankers. The little coterie of powerful international bankers virtually run the United States government for their own selfish purposes. They practically control both political parties, write political platforms, make catspaws of party leaders, use the leading men in private organizations, and resort to every device to place in nominations for high public office only such candidates as will be amenable to the dictates of corrupt big business. They connive at centralization of government on the theory that a small group of handpicked, privately controlled individuals in power can be more easily handled than a larger group among whom there will most likely be men sincerely interested in public welfare. These international bankers and Rockefeller–Standard Oil interests control the majority of newspapers and magazines in this country. They use the columns of these papers to club into submission or drive out of office public officials who refuse to do the bidding of the powerful corrupt cliques which compose the invisible government. (John Hylan, mayor of New York City, quoted in the New York Times, March 27, 1922)

The drive of the Rockefellers and their allies is to create a one-world government combining supercapitalism and Communism under the same tent, all under their control…Do I mean conspiracy? Yes I do. I am convinced there is such a plot, international in scope, generations old in planning, and incredibly evil in intent. (Congressman Larry P. McDonald, 1976, shot down in an airliner by the Soviets in 1983)

According to the Justice Times, David Rockefeller attended a dinner given in honor of Robert Strange McNamara, the retiring chief of the World Bank. Two European guests said that Rockefeller made a couple of astounding statements: “We have built a new world order. There is a conflict within the elite between the old and the new…it’s going to endanger the new world order which we have based on an alliance between Wall Street and Washington.” Then he went on to say, “Now radical conservatives are attempting to destroy all that and are seeking first and foremost to serve the national interests of the U.S. ” (The Spotlight, date unknown)

Today it is estimated even by Jacob’s grandson, John Schiff, a prominent member of New York society, that the old man sank about $20,000,000 for the final triumph of Bolshevism in Russia . Other New York banking firms also contributed. (New York Journal-American, February 3, 1949, an article about American capitalists financing the Russian Revolution)

…within the next hundred years…nationhood as we know it will be obsolete; all states will recognize a single, global authority. (Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott, “The Birth of the Global Neighborhood,Time Magazine, July 20, 1992)

The gentlemen whose ideas have been sought are the big manufacturers, the bankers, and the heads of the great railroad combinations. The masters of the government of the United States are the combined capitalists and manufacturers of the United States . (The New Freedom by Woodrow Wilson, 1913, p. 57)

We (the Ford Foundation) operate here under directives which emanate from the White House…The substance of the directives under which we operate is that we shall use our grant making power to alter life in the United States so that we can comfortably be merged with the Soviet Union. (Rowan Gaither, President of the Ford Foundation, 1954, to Norman Dodd, chief investigator of the Reece Committee)

There does exist, and has existed for a generation, an international Anglophile network which operates, to some extent, in the way the radical Right believes the Communists act. In fact, this network, which we may identify as the Round Table Groups, has no aversion to cooperating with the Communists, or any other groups, and frequently does so. I know of the operations of this network because I have studied it for twenty years and was permitted to two years, in the early 1960’s, to examine its papers and secret records. I have no aversion to it or to most of its aims and have, for much of my life, been close to it and to many of its instruments…I have objected, both in the past and recently, to a few of its policies…but in general my chief difference of opinion is that it wishes to remain unknown, and I believe its role in history is significant enough to be known. (Tragedy and Hope, by Carroll Quigley, The Macmillan Company, New York, 1966, p. 950)

At the end of the war in 1914, it became clear that this system (Round Table) had to be greatly extended…the task was entrusted to Lionel Curtis who established, in England and each dominion, a front organization to the existing local Round Table Group. This front organization, called the Royal Institute of International Affairs, had as its nucleus in each area the existing submerged Round Table Group. In New York it was known as the Council on Foreign Relations and was a front for J.P. Morgan and Company in association with the very small American Round Table Group. (Tragedy and Hope, pp. 951‑952)

In my view, the Trilateral Commission represents a skillful, coordinated effort to seize control and consolidate the four centers of power–political, monetary, intellectual, and ecclesiastical. All this is to be done in the interests of creating a more peaceful, more productive world community…The entire Trilateral approach is strictly economic…The Commission emphasizes the necessity of eliminating artificial barriers to world commerce –tariffs, export duties, quotas …What it proposes to substitute is an international economy managed and controlled by international monetary groups… (With No Apologies, by Barry Goldwater, p. 284)

Daniel Coit Gilman, President of Johns Hopkins University, imported Wundt psychological methods from Germany , then welded education and psychology in the US established laboratories, brought these educational laboratories into major universities and generated 100s of PhDs to teach the new educational conditioning system. One of the first of these Johns Hopkins doctorates was John Dewey. The result we well know. The educational morass of the ‘80s where most kids – not all – can’t spell, read or write, yet can be programmed in to mass behaviour channels.

(America’s Secret Establishment by Anthony C. Sutton, Liberty House Press, 1986, p. 32)

We are at present working discreetly with all our might to wrest this mysterious force called sovereignty out or the clutches of the local nation states of the world. All the time we are denying with our lips what we are doing with our hands… ( Arnold Toynbee, of the Round Table,

June 1931, before the Institute for the Study of International Affairs in Copenhagen )

For more than a century, ideological extremists at either end of the political spectrum have seized upon well‑ publicized incidents to attack the Rockefeller family for the inordinate influence they claim we wield over American political and economic institutions. Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure ‑ one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it. (David Rockefeller, Memoirs, 2002)

For more than a century, ideological extremists at either end of the political spectrum have seized upon well ‑ publicized incidents…to attack the Rockefeller family for the inordinate influence they claim we wield over American political and economic institutions. Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure ‑ one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it. (David Rockefeller, Memoirs, 2002, p.405)

Religious Arm of the Secret Combination Quotations

Lucifer comes to us to give us the final gift of wholeness. If we accept it then he is free and we are free. That is the Luciferic initiation. It is one that many people now, and in the days ahead, will be facing, for it is an initiation into the New Age. (Reflections on the Christ by David Spangler, Findhorn Publications, 1977, p. 45)

Lucifer represents…Life…Thought…Progress…Civilization… Liberty … Independence . Lucifer is the Logos…the Serpent, the Savior. (The Secret Doctrine by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, vol. 2, p. 171, 225, 255)

Satan is the son and lord of matter; and the secondary angels and demons, children of matter. Satan created and governs the visible world. (Morals and Dogma, by Albert Pike, p. 567)

Satan and his rebellious host will thus prove to have become the direct Saviours and Creators of divine man. Thus Satan, once he ceases to be viewed in the superstitious spirit of the church, grows into the grandiose image. It is Satan who is the God of our planet and the only God. Satan (or Lucifer) represents the Centrifugal Energy of the Universe, this ever‑living symbol of self‑sacrifice for the intellectual independence of humanity. (Sister H.P. Blavatsky, The Secret Doctrine, Pages 215, 216, 220, 245, 255, 533)

And why not follow these proud thoughts to their logical conclusion? Because we know more, because we have worked along sounder lines, than the mass of those who belong to profane groups, it is almost inevitable that we should take over their leadership. …I am perfectly well aware that we do, discreetly, form the elite in all the big social and political parties, and that thus we are sure of being able to control their policy. It is our duty…to make sure that we control the politicians who are elected, that we right their wrongs, and show them their mistakes, and reproach them for what they have failed to do. In a word, Freemasonry should be the ‘politician’s conscience’. (Convent of the Grand Orient, by Brother Regis, Freemason, 1928,p.256)

First Conjuration Addressed to Emperor Lucifer. Emperor Lucifer, Master and Prince of Rebellious Spirits, I adjure thee to leave thine abode, in what‑ever quarter of the world it may be situated and come hither to communicate with me. I command and I conjure thee in the Name of the Mighty Living God, Father, Son and Holy Ghost, to appear without noise…(The Book Of Black Magic by Illustrious Arthur Edward Waite 33°, p. 244)

That which we say to the crowd is ‘we worship God’¼The religion should be, by all us initiates of the high degrees, maintained in the purity of the Lucifer doctrine¼Yes! Lucifer is God. (Albert Pike (Grand Master of US Freemasonry, Head of the Illuminati. From a Letter to the Palladian Councils, July 14 1889)

Education Quotations

Fundamental Bible-believing people do not have the right to indoctrinate their children in their religious beliefs because we, the state, are preparing them for the year 2000, when America will be part of a one-world global society and their children will not fit in. (Nebraska State Senator Peter Hoagland, speaking on radio in 1983.

Faith in the prayer-hearing God is an unproved and outmoded faith. There is no God and there is no soul. Hence, there are no needs for the props of traditional religion. With dogma and creed excluded, the immutable truth is also dead and buried. There is no room for fixed, natural law or moral absolutes. (John Dewey, father of progressive education, Soul Searching,, Teacher Magazine, September 1933, p.33)

…the marvelous development of progressive education ideas…under the fostering care of the Bolshevist government…The task of the school [in the U.S.S.R.] is to counteract and transform those domestic neighborhood tendencies…the influence of home and Church…The institution of the family is being sapped indirectly…All sorts of groups are instituted that militate against the primary social importance of the family unit. (John Dewey in The New Republic, December 5, 1928)

There are legions of conspirators…Of the Aquarian conspirators surveyed, more were involved in education than any other single category of work…A major ambition of the curriculum is autonomy. This is based on the belief that if our children are to be free, they must be free even from us–from our limiting beliefs. (The Aquarian Conspiracy by Marilyn Ferguson, J.P. Tarcher, Inc., 1980, pp.24, 280)

Every child in America entering school at the age of five is insane because he comes to school with certain allegiances toward our founding fathers, toward our elected officials, toward his parents, toward a belief in a supernatural being, toward the sovereignty of this nation as a separate entity. It’s up to you as teachers to make all of these sick children well, by creating the international children of the future. (Dr. C.M. Pierce of Harvard University in a speech to teachers, 1973)

Foundations Quotations

The result…of the network in which [the tax exempt] foundations have played such a significant role seems to have provided this country [with] a national system of education under the tight control of organizations and persons little known to the American public…The foundations are fostering under the guise of public spirited largesse a theory and philosophy totally diverse from that of the Founding Fathers…Wealth controls culture. Since their inception the foundations have used their wealth to change American culture to one of collectivism. (Norman Dodd, Chief Investigator for the Reece Committee, 1953-54)

We (the Ford Foundation) operate here under directives which emanate from the White House…The substance of the directives under which we operate is that we shall use our grant making power to alter life in the United States so that we can comfortably be merged with the Soviet Union. (Rowan Gaither, President of the Ford Foundation, 1954, to Norman Dodd, chief investigator of the power of foundations of the Reece Committee for the House of Representatives.)

Socialism, Big Government Quotations

I don’t know what I believe any more. I thought I was the classical liberal, and God knows I still am in the matter of racial equality, but I’m certainly not an economic one (i.e., economic liberal) anymore. Back in ‘37 or ‘38, I felt the government was the answer to all our problems. But the Federal Government, I’ve concluded, is now an insufferable jungle of self-serving bureaucracies. (Chet Huntley, quoted in Life Magazine, July 17, 1970, p. 36)

The national budget must be balanced. The public debt must be reduced; the arrogance of the authorities must be moderated and controlled. Payments to foreign governments must be reduced, if the nation doesn’t want to go bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance. (Marcus Tullius Cicero, 55 B.C.)

The biggest problem facing America today is that no one looks to freedom as a solution to problems anymore. They look to government. (Glenn Kimber)

While he was a congressman, New York Mayor Ed Koch voted for nearly every social and welfare proposal offered. Now, having watched these programs up close, Koch says he was wrong. He was quoted in the Christian Inquirer Jan. 1980: “I was dumb. We all were. I voted for so much crap. Who knew? We got carried away with what the sociologists were telling us…we have permitted a small number of people, generally gifted, to dominate the society. This was their view. It was never the majority view.” (Spotlight, March 10, 1980)

Norman Thomas was the Socialist Party Candidate for President in 1928 and for …the next twenty years. However, he never received more than 190,000 votes because he ran on the Socialist ticket and Americans have always despised socialism…Unfortunately…they [couldn’t] recognize socialist principles if they bore no label…So the last several administrations…restructure[d] the country on socialist lines without Americans realizing it…In the Congressional Record, April 17, 1958 (p. A-3080) Thomas said: “The United States is making greater strides toward Socialism under Eisenhower than even under Roosevelt, particularly in the fields of Federal spending and welfare legislation.” (The Naked Capitalist, W. Cleon Skousen)

No matter how well-intentioned a federal program; no matter how honorable and patriotic the people who support and administer it; no matter how big a majority of the citizens themselves may want the program–when our federal government does something which it has no constitutional grant or power to do, our government is a dictatorship….every government permitted to become a dictatorship must ultimately resort to the same brutal tactics that the Soviets use to maintain what they regard as their own ‘good’ dictatorship of the proletariat. (The Dan Smoot Report, January 6, 1964)

Americans have always been committed to taking care of the poor, aged, and unemployed. We’ve done this on the basis of Judaic‑Christianbeliefs and humanitarian principles. It has been fundamental to our way of life that charity must be voluntary if it is to be charity. Compulsory benevolence is not charity. Today’s egalitarians are using the federal government to redistribute wealth in our society, not as a matter of voluntary charity, but as a matter of right. One HEW official said, “In this country, welfare is no longer charity, it is a right. More and more Americans feel that their government owes them something.” (“The American Free Enterprise System,” by President Ezra Taft Benson, Logan Utah , May 6, 1977)

Transnational Corporations

The Declaration of Independence in 1776 freed the colonists not only from British rule, but from the rule of…corporations. For nearly 100 years afterwards, the citizens of the United States were profoundly suspicious of corporate power. Corporate charters were created by individual states as a legal convenience, and were dissolved if they violated those charters. Corporations were not allowed to participate in the political process, could not buy stock in other corporations, and were automatically destroyed out of hand if they were deemed to be behaving contrary to the public trust…they were subservient to the rule of the people. (“Freedom Incorporated,” by William Rivers Pitt, Truthout | Perspective, June 21, 2004.)

A few years ago, Ralph Nader wrote to the executives of 100 giant U.S. corporations, suggesting how they might show their loyalty to “the country that bred them, built them, subsidized them and defended them.” Nader suggested that at their annual stockholders meetings, they should begin with a pledge of allegiance to the flag!

Only one company responded favorably. Half didn’t respond at all, As for the rest, it was like throwing gasoline on a small fire. Many sent back angry letters declaring that they were not American companies at all. Motorola denounced the request as “political and nationalistic.” Other companies likened the idea to loyalty oaths of the McCarthy era.

In 1997 the head of Boeing [aircraft] told one interviewer he would be delighted if, in twenty years, no one thought of Boeing as an American company. Phil Condit, CEO, said he wanted to “rid Boeing of its image as an American group.”

In the 1970’s, Carl Gerstacker of Dow said, “I have long dreamed of buying an island owned by no nation and of establishing the World Headquarters of the Dow Company on the truly neutral ground of such an island, beholden to no nation or society.” A spokesman for Union Carbide agreed: “It is not proper for an international corporation to put the welfare of any country in which it does business above that of any other.”

Early in the 1970’s, Zbignew Brzezinski, who became Jimmy Carter’s National Security Adviser, wrote, “A global consciousness is for the first time beginning to manifest itself…we are witnessing the emergence of transnational elites…composed of international businessmen, scholars, professional men and public officials. The ties of these new elites cut across national boundaries, their perspectives are not confined by national traditions..and their interests are more functional than national.” (Pat Buchanan, from a speech in 1998)

Miscellaneous Quotations

In any struggle, it is essential to know…what you are fighting for and what you are fighting against. If knowledge of the former is lacking, the will to win will be absent. If knowledge of the latter is absent, confusion and uncertainty will result. (J. Edgar Hoover)

Today Americans would be outraged if U.N. troops entered Los Angeles [this was during the Rodney King riots] to restore order; tomorrow they will be grateful. This is especially true if they were told there was an outside threat from beyond, whether real or promulgated, that threatened our very existence. It is then that all peoples of the world will plead with world leaders to deliver them from this evil…When presented with this scenario, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well being granted them by their world government. (Henry Kissinger at Evian , France , May 21, 1992, Bilderbergers. His speech was taped by a Swiss delegate.)

The interests behind the Bush Administration, such as the CFR, the Trilateral Commission, founded by Brzezinski for David Rockefeller, and the Bilderberger Group, have prepared for and are now moving to implement open world dictatorship within the next five years. They are not fighting against terrorists. They are fighting against citizens. (Dr. Johannes B. Koeppl, former German defense ministry official)

We are on the verge of a global transformation, all we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order. (David Rockefeller)

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Who watches the watchmen? (Juvenal Satires, VI, 347)

With financial support from Lord Rothschild and Alfred Beit, [Rhodes] was able to monopolize the diamond mines of South Africa…his purposes centered on his desire to federate the English-speaking peoples and to bring all the habitable portions of the world under their control. For this purpose Rhodes left part of his great fortune to found the Rhodes Scholarships at Oxford in order to spread the English ruling class tradition throughout the world… (Tragedy and Hope by Carroll Quigley, pp. 130-131)

Treaties make international law and also make domestic law. Under our Constitution, treaties become the supreme law of the land…Treaty law can override the Constitution. Treaties for example, …can cut across the rights given people by the Constitutional Bill of Rights. (John Foster Dulles, Secretary of State, April 11, 1952)

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