Soros-backed “Student” Movement Against Guns Vows “Revolution”
Written by Alex Newman
As part of the ongoing plot to disarm the American people, a national AstroTurf movement of “students” organized and supported by the radical Left and globalist billionaires is planning a national “walk out” from schools. The so-called “March For Our Lives” movement, which has the backing of front groups for establishment billionaires such as George Soros and Michael Bloomberg, intends to exploit traumatized children to advance further restrictions on gun rights and the Second Amendment following the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. One of the “leaders” of the phony grassroots movement urged college students to “join the revolution,” too. Patriotic Americans and those concerned about children must expose the scam.
On March 14, anti-gun students duped into demanding that their own rights be infringed upon plan to walk out of class for 17 minutes at 10 a.m. Then, on March 24, and again on April 20, anti-gun students are also planning marches, including one in the nation's capital. All over the country, establishment-owned newspapers are hyping the “student” marches while ignoring the pro-gun students speaking out. Estimates by organizers suggest as many as 500,00 people might march on D.C. to demand further assaults on their freedom. Authorities in some jurisdictions are even forcing teachers to participate in the protests, according to news reports. And a number of celebrities known for hostility to gun rights are expected to attend, including TV “comedian” Jimmy Kimmel, infamous for hosting the least-viewed Oscars ever.
According to the “March for Our Lives” website, there were more than 725 events scheduled “worldwide.” While many of those will no doubt be duds, and some are even being hosted in totalitarian nations ruled by mass-murdering communist regimes that have already disarmed their victims, that is a significant number. Multiple radical left-wing U.S. politicians are pushing the “student” movement, too, including disgraced Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, who was accused of rigging the Democrat primary, and self-described socialist Bernie “the Bolshevik” Sanders, who went to the Soviet Union for his honeymoon.
“March For Our Lives is created by students across the country who will no longer risk their lives waiting for someone else to take action to stop the epidemic of mass school shootings,” claims a permit application for the event in the nation's capital. Ironically, the application for the permit was filed by Women's March organizer Deena Katz. The Women's March, of course, became infamous last year after one of its key leaders, Islamist Linda Sarsour, was exposed as an advocate of Sharia law for America. Other leading forces in the Women's March include tax-funded abortion giant Planned Parenthood, which kills over 325,000 American preborn babies every year.
For decades, establishment globalists, violent communists, murderous Islamists, and hostile foreign powers have actively sought to disarm the American people. And for decades, they have been unable to make much progress. Under Obama, the would-be gun grabbers came closer than ever before. But even with Democrats largely in charge, public hostility to infringements on the God-given right to keep and bear arms was so fierce that it prevented any major develpments. Ironically, Obama may go down in history as the best gun salesman ever, with record numbers of firearm purchases throughout his term.
But now, by exploiting traumatized children to manipulate people's emotions, the gun grabbers smell blood in the water — already, Florida lawmakers passed a handful of infringements by pairing them with a plan to allow certain armed personnel at schools. And the establishment's moneyed interests are sparing no expense to strike at gun rights while they think they can. Obviously, there is major funding behind the effort. On the marchforourlives.com website, potential organizers of their own local marchers are promised that “information on accessing grants to support sibling marches will be emailed directly to registered host organizers.”
Some of those who have donated to support the anti-gun AstroTurf movement include left-wing Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and crony capitalist Eli Broad, both of whom pledged $1 million. President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner's brother Joshua donated $50,000, according to reports. TV personality and globalist New Age guru Oprah Winfrey gave half a million, as did movie producer Steven Spielberg and George Clooney, along with a barrage of other liberal Hollywood figures. Gucci, the overpriced “fashion” label that recently featured its models carrying severed heads down the runway, put up half a million, too. And billionaire globalist George Soros, the self-styled “god,” has been pouring money into a variety of far-left organizations that are bankrolling the “student” movement.
As this writer reported last week at FreedomProject Media, the student movement is, in fact, the very definition of AstroTurf — a term used to describe both artificial grass surfaces and phony “grassroots” movements controlled by powerful forces behind the scenes. Of course, there are undoubtedly some “useful idiots,” as they are known, who have been duped into believing that disarming law-abiding Americans would help prevent school shooting. After all, these are children, and most of them are victims of a dumbed-down government “education” regime that values ideological indoctrination more than academics or learning.
But even putting the gullibility, immaturity, and naivete of youngsters aside — that is part of the reason society does not let them vote, contract, marry, or carry guns — it is an undeniable fact that powerful establishment figures have been guiding and orchestrating this movement from the start. And ironically, the fact that the establishment's most well-funded leftist groups are behind the fake “student” movement was first revealed to a wide audience by the left-wing activist website Buzzfeed.com.
According to its report, “The Parkland Teens Fighting For Gun Control Have The Backing Of These Huge Organizing Groups,” there are “large progressive organizations, donors, and a high-powered public relations firm” backing the “March for Our Lives” movement. The article documented the fact that some of the nation's most well-funded left-wing establishment groups are helping the phony students' movement with everything from money and buses to organizing, promotion, and public relations work.
Among the organizations and outfits identified in the piece are Everytown for Gun Safety, a front group for billionaire anti-gun extremist Michael Bloomberg — a globalist who enjoys constant protection from heavily armed private security. While his AstroTurf group has wasted millions of dollars with nothing to show for it but rapidly expanding protections for gun rights across America, Bloomberg and his minions seem to think that parading children around might help turn the tide. And to that end, news reports suggest that his front group is pouring hundreds of thousands of dollars into the AstroTurf “student” movement.
Another prominent organization behind the “student” movement is MoveOn.org, the fringe left-wing outfit funded by convicted criminal Soros. Of course, Soros has become a lighting rod for criticism — and not just for going on national TV to admit he had no guilt for helping National Socialists (Nazis) strip Jews of their property. Today Soros spends his ill-gotten wealth trying to corrupt Christianity, foment riots, and flood the West with Islamic migrants to undermine liberty and nation-states. He also thinks the most murderous regime in human history, the Communist Party dictatorship enslaving China, functions better than the U.S. government and should “own” what he calls the “New World Order.”
MoveOn.org, which Soros has lavishly funded with millions in donations over the years, has sent out millions of e-mails urging people to get involved with the phony “March For Our Lives” events. On March 7, the radical Soros-backed group even boasted publicly of its role in the “student” movement, thanking its members who have “contributed to our work supporting student-led organizing” and taking on the NRA. Among other actions, the group has been circulating petitions, helping to lead the “students,” calling on companies to oppose gun rights, “asking schools to support students,” distributing “I stand with students” stickers, and much more.
“MoveOn members are mobilizing for the March for Our Lives on March 24, in D.C. and around the country,” the group bragged on its website. “MoveOn members around the country will be joining the events, and we’ll be asking MoveOn members to step up and be among organizers for local marches and actions that are looking for leaders.” In other words, despite the “fake news” pushed by the establishment media, well-trained left-wing activists are literally bragging that they — and not students — are leading the “student-led” marches.
Last but certainly not least: Big Labor is pushing disarmament by exploiting traumatized children, too. The American Federation of Teachers, one of two radical left-wing unions that purports to speak for educators, has reportedly played a key role in advancing the “student” movement. Indeed, according to news reports, the AFT even bused children to Florida's Capitol so they could lobby politicians to violate their oaths of office to support the state and U.S. constitutions, both of which enshrine the pre-existing human right to keep and bear arms. No word on whether the unions will oppose schools coercing teachers into protesting against guns.
Even the leading “students” involved in the AstroTurf movement are attracting suspicion. David Hogg, for instance, who has been endlessly promoted by the establishment media, has become one of the public faces of the effort. But ironically, a growing body of evidence suggests that he is serving as a puppet for his radical activist mother, Rebecca Boldrick. Big League Politics reported on a Tweet sent out by Hogg's account that tags Facebook to ask that they remove a fake account in Hogg's name — but the screenshot of the Facebook page shows Boldrick is logged in, not Hogg. Other "students" are also being coached and manipulated by others.
“Now it appears likely that Hogg’s mother has a much larger influence over the actions of the gun control activist’s public presence,” the online news service reported. “This also opens up the question of whether or not Boldrick is simply using her son’s newfound fame to promote her liberal agenda.” Apparently Boldrick was a “VIP” with CNN, the widely ridiculed “fake news” kingpin often derided as the “Clinton News Network” or the “Communist News Network.” Hogg's father, meanwhile, is a former FBI agent, and with the nation wondering how the FBI and local law enforcement could fail so catastrophically, it sure helps to change the subject to “guns.”
All the while, the media has been concealing this information, including the establishment backing of the “student” movement. It has also refused to report on some of the more outlandish statements by organizers. Hogg (or his mother), for instance, took to Twitter to urge college students and others to “get out and join the revolution!” The precise nature of the “revolution” Hogg envisioned was not made clear. But historically, when “revolutions” have succeeded in disarming their intended targets, mass slaughter by government — known as democide; responsible for hundreds of millions of murders — begins in earnest.
In short, despite what the establishment media wants you to think, there is no grassroots uprising of brainwashed children demanding civilian disarmament. In reality, this “student” movement is the very definition of AstroTurf. Of course, even if these were legitimate student protests and not establishment AstroTurf funded by totalitarian-minded globalists and billionaires, it would still be ludicrous to set public policy based on the opinions of children. But for the sake of freedom and human life, it is crucial that the American people expose the fake media and its fake narrative aimed at disarming the public.
Photo of anti-gun protest at Minnesota State Capitol, March 7, 2018: AP Images
Alex Newman is a contributor to The New American, covering economics, education, politics, and more. He can be reached at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @ALEXNEWMAN_JOU or on Facebook.
Why The Constitutional Convention Could Destroy What’s Left Of America
Mar 09, 2018
Read More Articles by Kelleigh Nelson
Article V of the Constitution has only 22 words about a convention for proposing amendments, but the most important is the word “call.” Since only Congress can “call” the convention, it means that states have no control over who can be a delegate, who makes the rules, who sets the agenda or who wields the gavel. —Phyllis Schlafly
I don’t see a single flaw in the constitution, all I see are failures to obey the constitution. —Bill Whittle
Many on the left and the right are working together to rewrite our 1787 Constitution, that magnificent and precious document, the fountainhead of our unparalleled American freedom, independence, and prosperity which secured our God given unalienable rights. They believe that changing our Constitution or adding amendments will force politicians to obey it. With that premise, since few obey the 10 Commandments, should we change them as well?
The dangers are many, and euphemistic sounding reasons for another Convention convince constitutionally uneducated citizens of the need for a Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA). Few Americans have read the actual BBA bill, which would change our constitution and legalize the already unconstitutional spending by Congress, and when Congress couldn’t meet the budget because of their spending, they’d simply raise taxes on the American people. The Constitution lists the enumerated powers by which Congress is limited in its spending, the BBA Amendment changes those enumerated powers.
Two Methods for Proposing Amendments
Article V of the Constitution includes two methods for proposing amendments. The first and only method used for 27 amendments thus far empowers Congress to propose an amendment, “whenever two thirds of both houses shall deem it necessary.”
The second method for proposing amendments, which has never been used since the original 1787 Constitutional Convention (Con-Con), is through a convention called by Congress “on the application of the legislatures of two thirds of the several states.” Once 34 state applications are received, Congress is bound to “call a convention for proposing amendments.”
Article V tells of two modes of ratification. The amendments proposed by Congress or at a convention, can only become part of the Constitution once they’ve been “ratified by the legislatures of three fourths (38) of the several states, or by conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other mode of ratification may be proposed by the Congress.”
Advocating Constitutional Change
Conservatives who advocate for a Con-Con fail to understand that once Congress convenes a convention, it cannot be undone, and no predetermined rules or limitations, adopted by either Congress or the states will have any bearing on what the convention delegates may choose to do or propose. Link The delegates would have free latitude to propose any changes they see fit, including the writing of an entirely new constitution, along with changes to the mode of ratification, so as to guarantee the adoption of their amendments. It would be a runaway convention and it is not without historical precedent.
Throughout American history there have been those who wish to rewrite our U.S. Constitution. Link In 1943, it was a Chicago lawyer for Marshall Fields and Time, in the 1960s it was Senator Everett Dirksen, and we came close to a convention in the late 1980s. Now in the 21st century we are again faced with those on the left and right advocating for another convention.
In his book, Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution, (2014), former Supreme Court Associate Justice John Paul Stevens, who wrote the dissenting opinion in the Supreme Court’s Citizens United case, proposes to change the Second Amendment to read:
“A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms when serving in the militia shall not be infringed.”
The addition of these five words essentially allows for the criminalization and disarming of homeowners and law-abiding citizens.
Stevens, appointed by Gerald Ford, would also change the First Amendment to limit political speech, change the Eighth Amendment to forbid the death penalty, and change the Tenth and Eleventh Amendments to end sovereign immunity for the states and absolute immunity to state and local elected officials when they don’t follow federal laws.
Then there’s Henry Hazlitt, American economist, and libertarian (1894-1993), who was the former economic advisor to James Dale Davidson, founder and former head of the National Taxpayer’s Union (NTU). Davidson’s NTU was instrumental in promoting a Con-Con in the early 80s and he claimed he gave $100,000 every year to the cause. Hazlitt wrote A New Constitution Now in 1942, and republished it in 1974. His book makes the argument for replacing America’s presidential system of government with a parliamentary one resembling Great Britain’s. I thought we fought a revolutionary war to escape that form of government!
Hazlitt states, “An amendment could be proposed that would strike out everything after We the people,” and that of course, includes the Bill of Rights.
Warnings from Statesmen
On November 2, 1788, James Madison, the Father of our Constitution, wrote a letter to G.L. Turberville when he was asked how he felt if another General Convention should be called. Here is a portion of his letter, written only a year after the 1787 Constitution:
An election into it would be courted by the most violent partizans [sic] on both sides; it would probably consist of the most heterogeneous characters; would no doubt contain individuals of insidious views, who under the mask of seeking alterations popular in some parts but inadmissible in other parts of the Union might have a dangerous opportunity of sapping the very foundations of the fabric.
Having witnessed the difficulties and dangers experienced by the first Convention which assembled under every propitious circumstance, I should tremble for the result of a Second, meeting in the present temper of America, and under all the disadvantages I have mentioned.
In Federalist No. 49, Madison warns against a convention to correct breaches of the Constitution. He said the legislators who caused the problem would get themselves seats at the convention and would be in a position to control the outcome of a convention.
In Federalist No. 85 (last paragraph), Alexander Hamilton said he “dreads” the consequences of another convention because the enemies of the Constitution want to get rid of it.
Our first US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Jay wrote that another convention would run an “extravagant risque.” (obsolete spelling of risk)
US Supreme Court Justice Arthur Goldberg reminds us in his September 14, 1986 editorial in The Miami Heraldthat at the convention of 1787, the delegates ignored their instructions from the Continental Congress and instead of proposing amendments to the Articles of Confederation, wrote a new Constitution; and that “…any attempt at limiting the agenda would almost certainly be unenforceable.”
US Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger said in his June 1988 letter to Phyllis Schlafly:
…there is no effective way to limit or muzzle the actions of a Constitutional Convention…After a Convention is convened, it will be too late to stop the Convention if we don’t like its agenda…A new Convention could plunge our Nation into constitutional confusion and confrontation at every turn…
US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said on April 17, 2014 at the 1:06 mark of this video.
I certainly would not want a constitutional convention. I mean, whoa! Who knows what would come out of that?
Convention supporters ridicule these warnings as “fear mongering.” And they quote law professor Scalia in 1979, before his decades of experience as a Supreme Court Justice, to “prove” otherwise.
Here are additional letters and articles by eminent jurists and scholars to the same effect.
Any intelligent person must seriously consider these warnings from these brilliant men. James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, Justice Jay, Justice Goldberg, Justice Burger and Justice Scalia understood the plenipotentiary powers of delegates to an Article V convention. Link (h/t to Joanna Martin)
The Historic and Dangerous Legal Precedent
The only historic precedent for a Constitutional Convention occurred in 1787. The 55 attending delegates were tasked with the “sole and express purpose of revising the Articles of Confederation (AOC).” Article XIII of the AOC stipulated that “any alterations” made to them must be unanimously “confirmed by the legislatures of every State.”
Both of these mandates were exceeded. The delegates chose to replace the Articles with an entirely new federal Constitution. They altered the mode of ratification from being “confirmed by the legislatures of every State,” in Article XIII of the AOC, to “the legislatures of three fourths of the several states, or by conventions in three fourths thereof,” in Article V of the new Constitution. On September 13, 1788, with only 11 of the 13 states having ratified the new Constitution, the Continental Congress passed a resolution that it “had been ratified.” The new Constitution replacing the AOC was adopted before being “confirmed by the legislatures of every State,” as Article XIII required. With such precedent, who can say this will not happen again?
The 55 attending delegates to the 1787 Convention
Phyllis Schlafly Eagles Oppose a Con-Con
An Article V convention cannot be limited. The text of the Constitution expressly states that only Congress may “call” it, and multiple “Amendments” will be allowed – a plural “s” after “Amendment.” Nowhere does it state that a Convention can be called, opened or convened and bypass Congress.
Big liberal states like California and New York would have 10 to 30 times more power at an Article V convention than small conservative states would, because the Supreme Court has required the “one man, one vote” rule since 1964. The House would also require voting based on population.
Supporters of the “Convention of States” falsely claim that States would not ratify bad amendments. But state legislatures did ratify the 17th Amendment, often unanimously, even though that took power away from them to elect U.S. Senators. Media pressure to ratify amendments becomes unstoppable.
The original Constitutional Convention had three essential conditions that do not exist today: (i) secrecy from the media, (ii) participants who fought in the American Revolution against tyranny, and (iii) George Washington presiding.
Authorship of the 1787 Constitution was a collaborative effort, with Gouverneur Morris deserving the most credit for the elegant style of the wording in the document. The ideas embodied in the Constitution were from many sources. Today we have liberals like Bernie Sanders and George Soros rewriting our Constitution, not to mention the moderate left leaning Republicans.
Tactics of the left are being used to try to pass a “Convention of States.” That project is funded by secret donors who have hidden agendas. There are wealthy globalists who do not like our Constitution for many reasons. One of the prominent directors of the Convention of States has also been a leader of the “Never Trump” movement, who has helped only Hillary Clinton.
The first thing liberals would do in an Article V convention is to attempt to repeal the Second Amendment, and also to insert a right to taxpayer-funded abortion and gay marriage into the Constitution.
If the problem is that politicians do not obey the current Constitution, then writing a new one is no solution to that problem. Politicians who ignore the current Constitution would ignore a new one, unless of course it allowed them to do as they please and then they’d follow it.
On July 12, 2016, the Republican platform committee resoundingly rejected a call for an Article V convention, for many good reasons as stated by conservative delegates during a televised session.
It’s interesting to note that these folks pushing another convention often refuse to debate those who know the historic precedents and documents of our founders, but when they do, they always end up failures in the public forum.
We must realize that progressive education has destroyed academic education, and it happened long ago, other than in a few hundred private schools and among home schools, academic teaching is gone. Eliminating the US Constitution and American history from education started in the late 1960s.
Progressive education does not believe in moral, religious or cultural absolutes, but rather only believes in questioning those absolutes and replacing them with relative truths, i.e., convenient lies. Indeed, we need to consider whether the proponents of progressive education have always been “intending to make a clean sweep of traditional values and start with a new set,” as C. S. Lewis put it in his 1943 book, “The Abolition of Man.”
America is shifting from a nation governed by a Constitution to a nation governed by an agenda. What the agenda is should matter to people who love their freedom. It doesn’t matter whether Republicans or Democrats are in power, the agenda keeps moving forward either way, directing us all toward what is touted as a more “enlightened,” a more “socially conscious,” and a more “open and tolerant” society. Link
Unfortunately, our children are learning nothing of freedom and liberty, our heritage or Constitution, what they are learning is a socialist agenda.
The 1787 Constitution and the Bill of Rights secured our liberties and listed our basic God given human rights. America’s founders were statesmen who stood against tyranny, taking great risks personally and financially to leave a legacy of freedom to the world.
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