States Rights or Regionalism
"Unless the mass retains sufficient control
over those entrusted with the powers of their government,
these will be perverted to their own oppression,
and to the perpetuation of wealth and power in the individuals
and their families selected for the trust."
— Thomas Jefferson
On February 10, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon signed an Executive Order, numbered 11647, which went virtually un-commented on in the press. It carried with it all the power of a law passed by Congress. The Congress was not even consulted about this order which divided the United States into ten federal regions to be run by "Federal Regional Councils."
The Act was excused as a means of developing "closer working relationships" between major federal grant-making agencies and state and local government. These Federal Regional Councils are to be composed of directors of the regional offices of the Department of Labor; of Health, Education, and Welfare; of Housing and Urban Development; of the Department of Transportation; of the Office of Economic Opportunity; of the Environmental Protection Agency; and of the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration. The Chairmen of the Councils are to be appointed by the President of the United States and will serve "at the pleasure of the President."
President Nixon sold his idea as "decentralization." He stated: "I realize that what I am asking is that not only the executive branch in Washington, but even this Congress will have to change by giving up some of its power." (Quoted in Beware Metro, p. 14.)
Here we have a "centralization" of power unacceptable to our Founding Fathers. Mr. Nixon took power from Congress, the executive department, and from the states and created ten branches of the Executive department throughout the country. Ezra Taft Benson has had his feelings concerning this type of government. From his writings we read:
"We do not have, under the Constitution, a form of government that is federal, regional, and state. Yet, in recent years, we have been rapidly building up some forms of regional organization with the result that there has been a weakening in the division of functions between federal and state authorities. State governments must be supported ‘in all their rights as the most competent administrators for our domestic concerns and the surest bulwarks against’ tendencies that would weaken our form of government. (TRC, p.149.)
"It is a firm principle that the smallest or lowest level that can possibly undertake the task is the one that should do so. . . . This is merely the application to the field of politics of that wise and time-tested principle of never asking a larger group to do that which can be done by a smaller group. And so far as government is concerned, the smaller the unit and the closer it is to the people, the easier it is to guide it, to keep it solvent and to keep our freedom.
"It is well to remember that the people of the states of this republic created the federal government. The Federal Government did not create the states." (The Proper Role of Government, pp. 10-11; AEHDT, p. 134.)
When Mr. Nixon determined that the United States was to be divided into ten regions, he was carefully carrying out the plans of those in power over him — the un-elected shadow government of the world — desiring a "New World Order."
In recent years, many new city, county, state and local offices have been created with the purpose of simplifying governments and making them more efficient. However, most are part of the designs of the regional planners. From the following list, which is not all-inclusive, the reader might recognize a few names. Some of these organizations are:
American Public Welfare Associations
American Public Works Association
American Society of Planning Officials
American Society for Public Administration
Committee for International Municipal Cooperation
Conference of Chief Justices
Council of Governments
Council of State Governments
Council of State Planning Agencies
Federation of Tax Administrators
International City Managers’ Association
National Association of Attorneys General
National Association of Counties
National League of Cities
Public Administration Service
Public Personnel Association
U.S. Conference of Mayors
Many of us have heard of our governor going to the Governor’s Conference, of our mayor going to the U.S. Conference of Mayors, or of our city manager going to their International City Manager’s Association get-together. The design is to create many positions that are appointed, such as City Managers or County Managers, which are not elected by the people, and therefore, not accountable to them. Is this what our forefathers had in mind?
The objective of regionalism, as envisioned by its creators, is a new America. They want to transform our union of sovereign states into a regionally unified nation. It would be divided into many metropolitan areas which spread across the borders of all of the independent state boundaries.
Their goal is to have each state create a new constitution for itself — a constitution that will not designate any borders, such as the new Constitutions that North Carolina and Montana now have. Such an action nullifies Article IV, Section 3, Clause 1, of the Constitution of the United States, which reads in part:
Regionalism, if fully implemented, will throw the world back into the Middle Ages — where people are only an economic unit and land ownership is a thing of the past.
Those that control the land, control the people, as it was under the "feudal" laws of early Europe. The central goal of regional planning is to condition the American people, mentally and emotionally, to be willing to give up their private land and permit the government to decide how the private property is to be used.
Robert C. Weaver, former Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) spoke quite openly when he said,
"Regional government means absolute Federal Control over all property and its development regardless of location, anywhere in the United States, to be administered on the Federal officials’ determination. It [regional government] would supersede state and local laws. . . . Through this authority we seek to recapture control of the use of land, most of which the government has already given to the people." (Beware Metro, p. 13.)
Colonel Roberts, in his testimony to the Indiana House of Representatives explains how some of these laws are passed, or at least presented as law:
"You may remember that the Senate of the United States, a couple of years ago, passed a land-control bill and that the following House Bill, called the Udall Bill, was defeated in the House. Remember that? But, what you may not recall, Mr. Chairman, is the fact that, although defeated in the House, the Udall Bill was taken by Mr. Russell Train, head of the Environmental Protection Agency. And Mr. Train inserted the Udall Bill, into the Federal Register. Now, Mr. Chairman, this is a very sophisticated way to pass what is called Administrative Law. . . .
"Now, what we are witnessing is that Mr. Train, as an un-elected official, Mr. Chairman, was able to circumvent the will of the Congress and the people by inserting into the Federal Register what is called an Administrative Law — and it became binding upon the people of America. The Administrative Law technique has grown out of the revolutionary philosophy of those who now occupy positions of authority in Washington." (Emerging Struggle for State Sovereignty, p. 44.)
The Montana Example
To give an example of how deception is used by those officials who advocate regionalism, lets take the case of the State of Montana. To do so, let us turn, once again, to Lt. Colonel, Archibald E. Roberts and his book, Emerging Struggle for State Sovereignty. Colonel Roberts has gone to extreme lengths in his study and research into this subject. The following was given before the Indiana State Legislature as he was speaking about some of the new State Constitutions which are being pushed on the states of this nation. From his findings we read:
"Here is one of them. This is called the Montana State Constitution and it was allegedly ratified by the people on the 6th of June, 1972. The people went through a referendum. They were given the opportunity to either vote for or against the new constitution. the people of Montana defeated this constitution by a majority vote of 1,380. But the Governor, Thomas L. Judge, of Montana declared, that because of the necessity of the time, he, by executive order, validated the new constitution for the State of Montana.
"Now, we are talking about a criminal conspiracy and this is as good an example as any. By this example I mean to show that elected officials, at the highest level in the State, are being subverted by regional money, free money, and other pressures, into pushing Federal Regional government upon the very people who reject it . . . even when they vote against regionalism, they get it.
"Now another interesting facet of this so-called New Constitution for the State of Montana is the fact that the State has no boundaries. Now the State of Montana has no boundaries under the new constitution because it is no longer a sovereign state, you see. The State of Montana has been reduced to a satrapy of Federal Region VIII with a new provincial capital in Denver, Colorado. All real political decisions are now being made at the new provincial capital in Denver, ignoring, by and large, the will of the people acting through their elected officials at the State Legislature." (A presentation made by Colonel Archibald E. Roberts on July 2, 1976, at the Indiana State Capitol Building, in the chambers of the House of Representatives, Indianapolis, Indiana.)
Because of Colonel Roberts’ testimony, there was some good news that came out of the Indiana story. After the State Legislature investigated Colonel Roberts’ testimony they passed a bill outlawing regionalism or anyone promoting it. The Bill reads in part:
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY STATE OF INDIANA:
(1) By means of the so-called Executive Order No. 11647, a former President of the United States purported to divide the states of the United States into ten ‘regions’. (2) the so-called Executive Order No. 11647 was void because: (A) It was legislative in nature and thus invalid under Article I of the Constitution of the United States, which vests ‘all legislative power herein granted’ in the Congress of the United States; and (B) neither the states nor the Congress have ever granted authority to any branch or agency of the federal government to exercise ‘regional control’ over the states.
SECTION 2. IC 35-26 is amended by adding a new chapter 3 to read as follows:
Chapter 3. Enforcement of the United States Constitution with Regard to Federal Regionalism. Sec. 1. (a) Any act by branch or agency of the federal government purported to group a state or states into a so-called region is void in Indiana. (b) A person who purports to enforce or uphold such an act in Indiana commits a Class B felony. No court may suspend the sentence or, or place or probation, a person convicted under this subsection.
Sec. 4. (a) A public official of Indiana, or member of the Congress of the United States from Indiana, who violates section 1 of this chapter or breaches an oath or affirmation taken under section 3 of this chapter forfeits his office and is ineligible to hold any other public office for life." (Emerging Struggle for State Sovereignty, pp. 57-58.)
Regionalism for the World
Regionalism is not intended just for the United States, it is also planned for the world. This is brought out from the most recent meeting of the Bilderberg group:
"Already Western Europe is to be ‘without borders’ by 1993. By 1996, it is to have a single currency. Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union are to be eventually included. The Soviet Union is to remain intact and the Captive Nations are to remain forever subjugated.
"Bilderberg pressure on Congress to pass the free-trade treaty with Mexico is another step toward establishing the Western Hemisphere as another ‘region.’ Free trade with Canada was the first step and Mexico the second. Thereafter, all Latin American nations are to be included.
"In the years ahead, a one-currency movement for the Western Hemisphere is planned, identical to that of the European Economic Community and, ultimately, a world government with world currency." (The Spotlight, June 24, 1991, p. 3.)
This subject could be expanded for many pages, more executive orders could be cited, and more examples of extensive governmental powers detailed. The preceding, however, should be sufficient to help the reader understand the scope of the secret combinations at work within this nations government.
Thomas Jefferson new the importance of local governments and what could happen if their officials were not controlled. He gives us an idea why it is significant to keep control of local units. He said, "Unless the mass retains sufficient control over those entrusted with the powers of their government, these will be perverted to their own oppression, and to the perpetuation of wealth and power in the individuals and their families selected for the trust" (The Real Thomas Jefferson, p. 464.)
Federal Regionalism is a seditious secret combination that has as its goal the dismantling of local governments, the destruction of personal property, and the overthrow of the Constitution of the United States.
We need to be ever alert to the workings of our elected officials. As Jefferson once said, "The price of freedom is eternal vigilance."
EITHER CHAPTER 8
"And whatsoever nation shall uphold such secret combinations, to get power and gain, until they shall spread over the nation, behold, they shall be destroyed; for the Lord will not suffer that the blood of his saints, which shall be shed by them, shall always cry unto him from the ground for vengeance upon them and yet he avenge them not.
"Wherefore, O ye Gentiles [latter day Church], it is wisdom in God that these things should be shown unto you, that thereby ye may repent of your sins, and suffer not that these murderous combinations shall get above you, which are built up to get power and gain — and the work, yea, even the work of destruction come upon you, yea, even the sword of the justice of the Eternal God shall fall upon you, to your overthrow and destruction if ye shall suffer these things to be.
"Wherefore, the Lord commandeth you, when ye shall see these things come among you that ye shall awake to a sense of your awful situation, because of this secret combination which shall be among you; or wo be unto it, because of the blood of them who have been slain; for they cry from the dust for vengeance upon it, and also upon those who built it up.
"For it cometh to pass that whoso buildeth it up seeketh to overthrow the freedom of all lands, nations, and countries; and it bringeth to pass the destruction of all people, for it is built up by the devil, who is the father of all lies; even that same liar who beguiled our first parents, yea, even that same liar who hath caused man to commit murder from the beginning; who hath hardened the hearts of men that they have murdered the prophets, and stoned them, and cast them out from the beginning.
— Either 8:19, 22-25