Our Decline


“the first step in the revolution by the working class is to raise the proletariat [lowest social or economic class] to the position of ruling class, to win the battle of democracy.” For what purpose? To “abolish private property”; to “wrest, by degrees, capital from the bourgeoisie [middle class]”; to “centralize all instruments of production in the hands of the State” (Karl Marx, The Communist Manifesto)

“according to Lenin, socialism and democracy are indivisible.... The essence of perestroika [Mikhail Gorbachev's restructuring program] lies in the fact that it unites socialism with democracy and revives the Leninist concept.… We want more socialism and, therefore, more democracy.” (Mikhail Gorbachev, Perestroika, 1987.)

“We are going to try to take all of the money that we think is unnecessarily being spent and take it from the 'haves' and give it to the 'have nots' that need it so much.” (President Lyndon Johnson, White House Address, January 15, 1964.)

“Democracy: A government of the masses. Authority derived through mass meeting or any other form of ‘direct expression.’ Results in mobocracy. Attitude toward property is communistic — negating property rights. Attitude of the law is that the will of the majority shall regulate, whether it be based upon deliberation or governed by passion, prejudice, and impulse, without restraint or regard to consequences. Results in demagogism, license, agitation, discontent, anarchy.” (War Department Training Manual, No. 2000-25. 1928.)

“Because the United States is a democracy, the majority of the people [Emphasis in original] decide how our Government will be organized and run.” (The Soldier’s Guide, U.S. Army Field Manual, 21-13. 1952.)

“At one point during Khrushchev’s visit, the Soviet Premier boasted to the Agriculture Secretary that Benson’s own grandchildren would live under Communism. Benson replied tartly that he expected to do all in his power to assure that Khrushchev’s and all other grandchildren would live under freedom. The Communist leader then responded in essence, according to Benson’s personal account: "You Americans are so gullible. No, you won’t accept communism outright, but we’ll keep feeding you small doses of socialism until you’ll finally wake up and find you already have communism.” (Soviet Premier of Russia Nikita Khrushchev, to Secretary of Agriculture, Ezra Taft Benson 1959.)

“We heard Brother Taylor's exposition of what is called Socialism this morning. What can they do? Live on each other and beg. It is a poor, unwise and very imbecile people who cannot take care of themselves.” (Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, vol. 14, p. 15.)

“I apprehend no danger to our country from a foreign foe.…Our destruction, should it come at all, will be from another quarter. From the inattention of the people to the concerns of their government, from their carelessness and negligence, I must confess that I do apprehend some danger. I fear that they may place too implicit a confidence in their public servants, and fail properly to scrutinize their conduct; that in this way they may be made the dupes of designing men, and become the instruments of their own undoing. Make them intelligent and they will be vigilant, give them the means of detecting the wrong, and they will apply the remedy.” (Daniel Webster, Works, 1:403.)

“They have infiltrated every conceivable sphere of activity: youth groups; radio, T.V. and motion picture industries ; church, school, educational and cultural groups; the press; nationality minority groups and civil and political units.” (FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, testimony before the House Committee on Appropriations regarding the communist conspiracy The Elders of Israel and the Constitution, p. 166. March 6, 1961.)

“By a continuous process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens. By this method, they not only confiscate, but they confiscate arbitrarily; and while the process impoverishes many, it actually enriches some....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, The Economic Consequences of the Peace, 1919.)

“America's budgetary woes would not be nearly so severe if our economy were not groaning under the stress of financing two military budgets: our own and a significant portion of the Soviet Union's...in the last 10 years alone, the United States and other Western nations have sold to the Soviet Union and its satellites more than $50 billion worth of sophisticated technical equipment the Communists could not produce themselves...this equipment has been used to produce nuclear missiles, tanks, and armored cars, military command and control systems, spy satellites, and air defense radars...It is difficult to overstate the extent to which the West had contributed to the military threat that now endangers our very existence.” (Senator (R-CO) William Lester Armstrong, Senate speech April 13, 1982.)

Kissinger admitted in that passage of NAFTA “will represent the most creative step toward a new world order taken by any group of countries since the end of the Cold War...” NAFTA “is not a conventional trade agreement, but the architecture of a new international system.” (Henry Kissinger, Los Angeles Times, 1993.)

David Rockefeller said he didn't “think that 'criminal' would be too strong a word to describe ... rejecting NAFTA.” said he: “Everything is in place -- after 500 years -- to build a true 'new world' in the Western Hemisphere.” (David Rockefeller, Wall Street Journal)

“There will not be a blueprint for a federal Europe” (Prime Minister Edward Heath, to the House of Commons February 25, 1970.)

“There is no question of any erosion of essential national sovereignty.” (Prime Minister Edward Heath, 1972.)

During an interview with the BBC, Heath was asked: “The single currency; a United States of Europe; was that in your mind when you took Britain in?” “Of course, yes” (Prime Minister Edward Heath, November 1, 1991.)

“The creation of a United Europe must be regarded as an essential step towards the creation of a United World.” (Jean Monnet, at the Congress of Europe Resolutions on Political Union, 1948.)

“I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power, than by violent and sudden usurpations.... This danger ought to be wisely guarded against.” (James Madison, Debates in the State Conventions, 3:87.)

“The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers. 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” (Georgetown University Professor Carroll Quigley, Tragedy and Hope, 1966.)

“We cannot leap into world government in one quick step.... In brief, the precondition for eventual globalization — genuine globalization — is progressive regionalization, because thereby we move toward larger, more stable, more cooperative units.” (Zbigniew Kazimierz Brzezinski, Gorbachev Summit, 1995.)

“First we will take Eastern Europe, then the masses of Asia. We will encircle the last bastion of capitalism, the United States of America. We will not need to fight. It will fall as a ripe fruit into our hands.” (Vladimir Ilyich Lenin)

“we need to be honest about the fact that we are transferring from the United States, at a practical level, significant authority to a new organization. This is a transformational moment. I would feel better if the people who favor this would just be honest about the scale of change....and twenty years from now we will look back on this as a very important defining moment. This is not just another trade agreement. This is adopting something which twice, once in the 1940's and once in the 1950's, the U.S. Congress rejected. I am not even saying we should reject it; I, in fact, lean toward it. But I think we have to be very careful, because it is a very big transfer of power.” (Newton Leroy Gingrich, just before he voted to break away yet more of our Constitutional freedoms and hand us over to the WTO December 1994.)

“Every man's life is at the call of the nation and so must be every man's property. We are living today in a highly organized state of socialism. The state is all; the individual is of importance only as he contributes to the welfare of the state. His property is [his] only as the state does not need it. He must hold his life and his possessions at the call of the state.” (Bernard Baruch, 1918.)

“From the fifth grade through the fourth year of college, our young people are being indoctrinated with a Marxist philosophy, and I am fearful of the harvest.” (Ezra Taft Benson, Improvement Era, p. 26. January 1967.)

“Constitutional Law today has become a fraud. A cover for a system of government by the majority vote of a nine person committee of lawyers; unelected and holding office for life.” (Professor Lino A. Graglia)

“...specific guarantees in the Bill of Rights have penumbras, formed by emanations from those guarantees that help give them life and substance” (Justice William O. Douglas, Griswold vs. Connecticut, Supreme Court Decision, June 7, 1965.)

“With the North American Free Trade Agreement before the U.S. Congress, it is time to begin preparing for its inevitable political implications. If NAFTA passes muster, it will signal the formation, however tentatively, of a new political unit—North America....With economic integration will come political integration. The internationalization of business requires that increasingly important decisions be made at the international level....[NAFTA] is an incipient form of international government.” (Andrew Reding, September 10, 1992.)

“I didn't have to get permission from some old goat in Congress to kick Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait” (George H. W. Bush, showing his disdain for the Constitution and referring to the UN's ‘authority’ to declare war Texas Republican State Convention, 1992.)

“...the Church has not found it possible to follow along the lines of the present general tendency in the matter of property rights, taxes, the curtailment of rights and liberties of the people, nor in general the economic policies of what is termed the “New Deal”....unless the people of America forsake the sins and the errors, political and otherwise, of which they are now guilty and return to the practice of the great fundamental principles of Christianity, and of Constitutional government, there will be no exaltation for them spiritually, and politically we shall lose our liberty and free institutions....We believe that our real threat comes from within and not from without, and it comes from the underlying spirit common to Naziism, Fascism, and Communism, namely the spirit which would array class against class, which would set up a socialistic state of some sort, which would rob the people of the liberties which we possess under the Constitution, and would set up such a reign of terror as exists now in many parts of Europe....We confess to you that it has not been possible for us to unify our own people even upon the necessity of such a turning about, and therefore we cannot unfortunately, and we say it regretfully, make any practical suggestion to you as to how the nation can be turned about.” (Heber J. Grant, also J. Ruben Clark, Jr. and David O. McKay signed as the First Presidency, written during World War II Letter to the U.S. Treasury, September 30, 1941.)

“The Church as a Church does not believe in war and yet since its organization whenever war has come we have done our part….we do thoroughly believe in building up our home defenses to the maximum extent necessary, but we do not believe that aggression should be carried on in the name and under the false cloak of defense. We therefore look with sorrowing eyes at the present use to which a great part of the funds being raised by taxes and by borrowing is being put.” (Heber J. Grant, , also J. Ruben Clark, Jr. and David O. McKay signed as the First Presidency, written during World War II Letter to the U.S. Treasury, September 30, 1941.)

“Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men’s views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of somebody, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it.” (President Woodrow Wilson, The New Freedom, 1913.)

“In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.” (Franklin Delano Roosevelt)

“Consistency has never been the mark of stupidity. If the diplomats who have mishandled our relations with Russia were merely stupid, they would occasionally make a mistake in our favor.” (James Forrestal)

“Let me give you this final message. If we use the military, we can make the United Nations a really meaningful, effective voice for peace and stability in the future.” (George H. W. Bush, December 1990.)

“Listen to what the President says and what I say, and more importantly watch what we do. We are the ones wo have implemented a non-discrimination policy when it comes to gays and lesbians.” (Dan Quayle, speeking to diffuse criticism from homosexuals, while serving as Vice President. Louisville Courier-Journal, September 9, 1992.)

“efforts have been made to move in the right direction in terms of allowing homosexuals to have more responsible positions both in the civillian sector and the military sector.” (White House Chief of Staff in the G.H.W. Bush Administration John Sununu, referring to actions taken under Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney, March 11, 1992.)

“If the incident is permitted to go by without protest, at least from this body, we would have finally terminated for all time the right of Congress to declare war, which is granted to Congress alone by the Constitution of the United States.” (Senator Robert Taft, protesting our UN authorized ‘police action’ in Korea June 28, 1950.)

“Advocates of world government in the West, and especially in the U.S., had actually helped to create the communist menace and feed it with everything imaginable to keep it alive. Then they seized upon the fear of communist terror as a means of inducing the American people to allow U.S. sovereignty to be compromised and the nation itself to be propelled toward their megalomaniacal goal.” (John F. McManus, Changing Commands — The Betrayal of America's Military, p. 106. 1995.)

“I would never have made the attack and risked my men and military reputation if I had not been assured that Washington would restrain General MacArthur from taking adequate retaliatory measures against my lines of supply and communication.” (General Lin Piao, commander of the Chinese troops that poured across the Yalu River bridges during the Korean War)

“I was not allowed to bomb the numerous bridges across the Yalu River over which the enemy constantly poured his trucks, and his munitions, and his killers.” (General Mark Clark, Congressional testimony after the Korean War)

“…perhaps Communists had wormed their way so deeply into our government on both the working and planning levels that they were able to exercise an inordinate degree of power in shaping the course of America…I could not help wondering and worrying whether we were faced with open enemies across the conference table and hidden enemies who sat with us in our most secret councils.” (General Mark Clark, commenting on the failure of the Korean War)

“My own conviction is that there must have been information to the enemy from high diplomatic authorities that we would not attack his home bases across the Yalu.” (General James Van Fleet, commenting on the failure of the Korean War)

“Such a limitation upon the utilization of available military force to repel and enemy attack has no precedent, either in our own history, or, so far as I know, in the history of the world.” (General Douglas MacArthur, commenting on the failure of the Korean War)

“… if the communist dynamic were greatly abated, the West might lose whatever incentive it has for world government.” (Lincoln P. Bloomfield, written in a U.S. government funded study A World Effectively Controlled by the United Nations, February 24, 1961.)

“The program to be presented to this Assembly for general and complete disarmament under effective international control…would achieve, under the eyes of an international disarmament organization, a steady reduction in force, both nuclear and conventional, until it has abolished all armies and all weapons except those needed for internal order and a new United Nations Peace Force.” (President John F. Kennedy, address to the UN General Assembly September 25, 1961.)

“The framers of the U.S. constitution have simply been too shrewd for us. The have outwitted us. They designed separate institutions that cannot be unified by mechanical linkages, frail bridges, tinkering. If we are to ‘turn the Founders upside down’—we must directly confront the constitutional structure they erected.” (Professor James MacGregor Burns, co-chairman of Project '87, had plans to ‘celebrate’ the bicentennial of our Constitution by calling for a Constitutional Convention where demagogues, internationalists, and think-tank reformers could get their hands on and do unlimited violence to our Constitution. In 1985, the U.S. was two states short (32 of 34 required) of a convention. The Power to Lead, 1984.)

“If the warning we are issuing isn't heeded, the American people will surely find themselves in bondage. And children of the future who ask their parents why such a fate wasn't prevented will receive little more than guilt-ridden and totally deficient responses.” (John F. McManus, Financial Terrorism, November 1993.)

“Do I not know that a nation like that in which we live, a nation which is blessed with the freest, the most enlightened and magnificent government in the world today, with privileges which would exalt people to heaven if they lived up to them—do I not know that if they do not live up to them, but violate them and trample them under their feet, and discard the sacred principles of liberty by which we ought to be governed—do I not know that their punishment will be commensurate with the enlightenment which they possess? I do. And I know I cannot help but know—that there are a great many more afflictions yet awaiting this nation.” (John Taylor, Journal of Discourses, Vol. 22, p. 141. July 3, 1881.)

“Mr. Speaker, over this weekend we have learned the extent of the disaster that has befallen China and the United States. The responsibility for the failure of our foreign policy in the Far East rests squarely with the White House and the Department of State. The continued insistence that aid would not be forthcoming, unless a coalition of government with the Communists were formed, was a crippling blow to the National Government.…This is a tragic story of China, whose freedom we once fought to preserve. What our young men had saved, our diplomats and our President have frittered away.” (President John F. Kennedy, referring to the fall of free nationalist China, under Chaing Kai-shek, to the Chinese Communists under Mao Tse-tung. John Kennedy: A Political Profile, p. 80. January 25, 1949.)

“Everything is in place for a rapid increase in U.S. currency. There is no precious metal backing for it; there is virtually no check on how much of it can be issued; and an acceleration of inflation here—brought on by the enormous and growing national debt—could result in a duplication of the horror that befell Germans in 1923-24.” (John F. McManus, Financial Terrorism, 1993.)

“You're not as fortunate as I was; I had somewhere else to go. You can't escape; you must stand and fight if you want to be free.” (Stated as a reply to an American who suggested that Americans were very fortunate to be living in a free country. This unnamed refugee from Castro's totalitarian regime saw that what he had risked his life to get away from was being duplicated in America.)

“Unwise legislation, too often prompted by political expediency, is periodically being enacted that seductively undermines man's right of free agency, robs him of his rightful liberties, and makes him but a cog in the crushing wheel of a regimentation which, if persisted in, will end in dictatorship.” (David O. McKay, April 1950.)

“As originally interpreted, the United States Constitution denied government the right to regulate and control the citizen in the use of his property. Over the years the commerce clause and the general welfare clause have been so interpreted as to permit both the state and Federal governments to regiment labor, agriculture, manufacturing, transportation, communication, finance and all other forms of economic activity. Today, if there is any limit on the power of government to regulate, no one knows what that limit is.” (H. Verlan Andersen, Many are Called But Few are Chosen)

“To the contrary, Castro could not have seized power in Cuba without the aid of the United States. American Government agencies and the United States press played a major role in bringing Castro to power….As the U.S. Ambassador to Cuba during the Castro-Communist revolution of 1957–1959, I had first-hand knowledge of the facts which brought about the rise of Fidel Castro….The State Department consistently intervened—positively, negatively, and by innuendo—to bring about the downfall of President Fulgencio Batista, thereby making it possible for Fidel Castro to take over the Government of Cuba.” (In December 1958 U.S. Ambassador to Cuba, E. T. Smith was instructed by the Eisenhower administration to ask Batista to step down, which he did. In 1959 Castro, the new ruler of Cuba, was a guest speaker at the CFR. Three years later Soviet missiles were pointing at the United States. New York Times, 1979.)

“We intend to press for legislative authority to negotiate trade agreements which could extent most-favored-nation tariff treatment to European Communist states…

We will reduce export controls on East-West trade with respect to hundreds of non-strategic items.” (President Lyndon Johnson, among the “non-strategic items” cleared for export were: petroleum, aluminum, scrap metal, synthetic rubber, tires, air navigation equipment, ground and marine radar, rifle cleaning compounds, diethylene glycol (used in the manufacture of explosives), computers, electric motors, rocket engines, diesel engines, diesel fuel, and various truck and automobile parts. Two weeks later the New York Times reported: “The Soviet Union and its allies agreed at the conference of their leaders in Moscow last week to grant North Vietnam assistance in material and money amounting to about one billion dollars.” October 7, 1966.)

“National sovereignty is no longer a viable concept…Marxism represents a further vital a creative state in the maturing of man's universal vision. Marxism is simultaneously a victory of the external, active man over the inner, passive man and a victory of reason over belief…” (Zbigniew Kazimierz Brzezinski, Between Two Ages: America's Role in the Technetronic Era, p. 72. October 1970.)

“The economic cooperation that is required will involve us most deeply with our traditional postwar allies, Western Europe and Japan, but it must also embrace a new measure of comity with the developing countries, and include the Soviet Union and other Communist nations in significant areas of international economic life.” (Vice President Walter Mondale, a member of the CFR and the Trilateral Commision flew his colors in the CFR quarterly. Foreign Affairs, October 1974.)

“When President Carter visited me I told him: ‘I do not particularly like Somoza or his regime, as you know. But if the Sandinistas unseat him and replace him with a Castro-picked Government it will have a profound effect on Nicaragua’s neighbors and certainly touch off a slide to the left in my country.’ It was as though he did not hear a word of what I said. He told me: ‘Oh, Mr. President, you must do something to help me get rid of this Somoza.’” (Mexican President Lopez Portillo Valeurs Actuelles, January 23, 1979.)

“Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of a day; but a series of oppressions, begun at a distinguished period and pursued unalterably through every change of ministers, to plainly prove a deliberate systematical plan of reducing us to slavery.” (Thomas Jefferson, Rights of British America, ME 1:193, Papers 1:125. July 1774.)

“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil, is that good men do nothing.” (Edmund Burke, Richard L. Evans Quotebook, p. 88.)

“Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them.” (Frederick Douglass)

“This [the SPP] is totally outside the U.S. Constitution, virtually an executive branch coup d'etat.” (Dr. Jerome Corsi)

“It is the sacred principles enshrined in the United Nations charter to which the American people will henceforth pledge their allegiance.” (George H. W. Bush, addressing the General Assembly of the U.N. February 1, 1992.)

“I wish to say with all the earnestness I possess that when [you] see any curtailment of these liberties I have named, when you see government invading any of these realms of freedom which we have under our Constitution, you will know that they are putting shackles on your liberty, and that tyranny is creeping upon you, no matter who curtails these liberties or who invades these realms, and no matter what the reason and excuse therefore may be.” (J. Reuben Clark, Improvement Era, 1940.)

“The liberties of a people never were, or ever will be, secure when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.” (Patrick Henry)

“Someone will, at this point, play the ace question, with that smug finality that always accompanies it, — What would you do? I frankly answer, I do not know, for I do not know the facts. Furthermore a critic with no authority or power in a situation, and from whom is withheld a knowledge of facts, is under no obligation to propose an alternative. He may rest by pointing out defects in policy.

“We, the common people, have not been told the facts for years, since long before the last war broke. We are not now being told the facts. We can only surmise. But give us the facts and we will answer. And in our multitude of counsel you will find wisdom.” (J. Reuben Clark, Let Us Have Peace, Church News, November 22, 1947.)

“The new preemptive war doctrine we have accepted of ‘do unto others, before they do unto us,’ is a Satanic perversion of the Savior's teaching when he said, ‘Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them.’” (M B, June 13, 2008.)

“[This planned destruction of agency would be] largely done during the war, under the plea of war necessity; it is to be continued after the war under the excuse — if we are not then too cowed to require an excuse — that this new political order is necessary that we may rehabilitate the world.” (J. Reuben Clark, warning the church prior to American entry into World War II, and prior to the establishment of the United Nations. Conference Report, April 1941.)

“Brethren, if we had done our homework and were faithful, we could step forward at this time and help save this country. The fact that most of us are unprepared to do it is an indictment we will have to bear. The longer we wait, the heavier the chains, the deeper the blood, the more the persecution and the less we can carry out our God-given mandate and world-wide mission. The war in heaven is raging on earth today. Are you being neutralized in the battle?

‘Verily I say, men should be anxiously engaged in a good cause and do many things of their own free will, and bring to pass much righteousness; For the power is in them, wherein they are agents unto themselves.’ (D&C 58:27-28.)” (Ezra Taft Benson, Conference Report, April 1965.)

“If America is destroyed, it may be by Americans who salute the flag, sing the national anthem, march in patriotic parades, cheer Fourth of July speakers — normally good Americans, but Americans who fail to comprehend what is required to keep our country strong and free — Americans who have been lulled away into a false security.” (Ezra Taft Benson, Conference Report, April 1968.)

“But our civilization and our people are seemingly afraid to be revolutionary. We are too ‘broadminded’ to challenge what we do not believe in. We are afraid of being thought intolerant, uncouth, ungentlemanly. We have become lukewarm in our beliefs. And for that we perhaps merit the bitter condemnation stated in Revelation 3:16: ‘So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.’

“This is a sad commentary on a civilization which has given to mankind the greatest achievements and progress ever known. But it is an even sadder commentary on those of us who call ourselves Christians, who thus betray the ideals given to us by the Son of God himself.” (Ezra Taft Benson, Conference Report, October 1960.)

“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” (Scriptural, Hosea, 4:6.)

“I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated governments in the civilized world. No longer a government by free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men.” (President Woodrow Wilson, a few years before his death in reference to the Federal Reserve act of 1913, which he signed into law. The American Mercury‎, p. 56. 1919.)

“Whatever the price of the Chinese Revolution, it has obviously succeeded, not only in producing more efficient and dedicated administration, but also in fostering a high morale and cummunity propose. The social experiment in China under Chairman Mao's leadership is one of the most important and successful in human history.” (David Rockefeller, New York Times, 1973.)

“The great mass of people… will more easily fall victim to a big lie than to a small one.” (Adolf Hitler)