> The Council for National Policy (CNP)
Council for National Policy: What It Is
Update: July 5/2001
Update: Feb 7, 2006
Revised/Updated March 14,
ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said
unto you. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and
they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and
they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them
out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater
than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my
Father's hand. I and my Father are one."
Evangelical, Pentecostal, Charismatic, Catholic, Mormon and
other ecumenically-minded leaders are members of the Council
for National Policy, the 500+ (varies per year) member organization which
some suggest plans the strategy of the Religious Right
and conservatives in the United
CNP, according to their 1996 Telephone Directory, was founded
in 1981. While those involved are from the United States,
their organizations and influence cover the globe, both
religiously and politically. Members include corporate
executives, television evangelists, legislators, former
military or high ranking government officers, leaders of
'think tanks' dedicated to molding society and those who many
view as Christian leadership. Members in many cases are
owners or leaders from industry such as lumber, oil, mining,
commodities, real estate, the media, including owners of
radio, television and print, with all aspects of life covered.
Many are involved in education, determining to influence
society's direction by direct input with children and youth.
Many advocate from the arena of right wing politics,
conservatives, family friendly, reconstructionists,
dominionists, and so on.
members are found in Christian organizations encompassing
James Dobson's Focus on the Family, Bill Bright's Campus
Crusade for Christ and it's many branches, Robert Weiner's
Maranatha shepherding group, Gideons, Youth for Christ, World
Vision, Wycliffe Bible Translators, Billy Graham Evangelical
Assoc., Intercessors for America, International Charismatic
Bible Ministries, National Evangelical Assoc., National
Religious Broadcasters Assoc., Promise Keepers and many more.
The potential spiritual impact of this organization, which
claims educational status, could be unparalleled.
While many involved in the CNP have denied political
activity in their respective organizations, the role of the
to be that of a policy and funding conduit for the Religious
Right projects, both political and religious. Others would
suggest they are merely a conservative group of individuals
who get together to share ideas, network and hear "exciting
speakers." Many non-Christians and deceived Christians would
view many involved as representative of born-again
Christians. However, one of the intents of the CNP seems to
be that of appearing to be a mouthpiece of true Believers,
which cannot be. Many are simply not Christian and others
would make a claim, rather, to being conservative, holding
'traditional values' and family orientated. Many would also
propagate the idea of transforming the United States back to
it's 'godly' heritage, to which there is no supporting
majority of the research for this website topic was assembled in the
beginning of 2001, although information was being archived
since 1998, it
is obvious by the dating on the various biographies, that
much has become historical in nature---allow me to
reiterate--the dates noted on each biography show known
dates of involvement, based on documented research. This is
really no different than entering a library with books
published one, ten or more years ago. The information
becomes historical, but that does not invalidate its
accuracy or significance for that time period. That
does not mean that historical members have continued in membership unless there
is further documentation supplied showing that information.
Therefore, if a biography shows the person being a member
from 1982 until 1996---then we can assume they were a member
for those years and may have discontinued after that, and
especially, if shown they are NOT listed in the 1998
membership directory, we can conclude they are no longer
members, for whatever reason. Some members have chosen
to list their membership on their own websites and
in biographical data. That helps to validate membership dates
outside the following lists. Some prefer to remain silent as
to when they were members and if and why they discontinued
lists for 1982-983, 1984-1985, 1988, 1996 and 1998 can be viewed at:
National Policy 1982-1983 Members
National Policy 1984-1985 Members
Council for National
Policy 1988 Members
for National Policy 1996 Members
for National Policy 1998 Members
National Policy 1998 - Tyson's Corner Meeting
The CNP Selected Member Biographies,
found in the
http://www.SeekGod.ca/topiccnp.htm or via the selected list
CNP Members Biographies: Name
are from various years. The
Executive and Members Lists includes some of the Board of
Governors, Executives and Members List from 1984, 1996, 1998,
Due to difficulty in obtaining some then current
(2001) biographical material, employment position and current
organization position may not be complete. The time span
between available CNP Directories and information makes it
unknown, in some cases, how long each person had/has been a CNP
member, as well as current status of memberships for 2001. In
2008, there has been updates since then to various biographies
and other information and it is sometimes noted as being
updated, but not always.
One finds the unification
with the various members in the following inventory,
assembled after compiling the over 450 member or former
Member's Organization/Media/Projects Index
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biographies of CNP founders and past/present officers and
some members reveal that many are or have been directly affiliated
with, or part of, such organizations as the Knights of Malta,
the Council on Foreign Relations, the Unification Church of
Sun Myung Moon, the Church of Scientology, Freemasonry, the
CIA, Nazis, the Church Universal & Triumphant, the Ku Klux
Klan, Templeton Foundation, Racists and other cults and
It needs to be understood that
individuals belong to or are affiliated with the above by
choice or by error. It clearly does not mean all CNP members are or
were involved in specific groups or beliefs, or that there
was/is knowledge of those backgrounds. It means that individuals
have been members of the CNP and they have come from a very wide
range of beliefs and activities, which collide with those
who claim to belong to Jesus Christ. That is the perspective
with which this writer analyses the research, but, the
documented research stands regardless of what bias the
members have made claims to desire to be an alternate to the
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), yet, we find that there
are members of the CFR within the membership of the CNP. The
purpose, according to some, for the CNP is to educate
particular individuals, but also to bring together activists
with those with the finances in order to promote their
chosen agendas. While left wing or liberal adherents are
appalled at the unification of these varied individuals in
such a select and purposeful group, identified by them as
right wing, conservative or radicals, they have similar
organizations and gatherings for their own agendas to be
propelled forward with.
Council For National Policy
a sense, the CNP has become the worst kept secret. According
to Group Watch, due to the past secrecy revolving around the CNP, there are conflicting reports about the CNP History and
The 1982-1983 officers of the Council for National Policy (CNP)
were: Thomas F. Ellis, pres; Nelson Bunker Hunt, vice pres,
Bob J. Perry sec-tres; Rep. Louis (Woody) Jenkins, exec dir;
and Dr. Tim LaHaye, immediate past pres.(1) According to
Nelson Bunker Hunt in his deposition in the Iran-Contra
hearings, the presidency of the CNP rotates. He has been
president, Pat Robertson has been president, and the president
at the time of the hearings was Richard DeVos.(2) Hunt also
noted that right-wing stalwarts Joseph Coors, Paul Weyrich,
and Howard Phillips had served on the executive committee.(2)
Woody Jenkins was the original executive director who resigned
when the CNP moved from Louisiana to Washington DC.(2)
According to the Hunt deposition, Jenkins was succeeded by
Margo Carlisle and then Jack Nelson.(2) The CNP has no members
who are not principals. It is a gathering of millionaires that
covers a full spectrum of the political right: the New Right,
neoconservatives, members of former President Reagan's
"kitchen cabinet," and fundamentalist preachers and
According to one source, the CNP was formed in 1981 by Texas
millionaires Nelson Bunker Hunt, Herbert Hunt, and T. Cullen
Davis.(5) A second source reports that it was formed by
Richard Viguerie to rival the Council on Foreign
Relations.(8,26) The council is composed of politically
powerful, wealthy individuals. It intentionally maintains a
very low profile.(3,5) One of the conditions of membership is
not to reveal the names of other members or the substance of
the group's meetings.(9) The CNP bills itself as being the
Council on Foreign Policy for the Right.(9) But, its
importance does not lie in producing and promoting an
ultra-conservative foreign policy agenda, many of its
affiliates already do that. It is considered by its members as
a network that encompasses the entire spectrum of right-wing
politics.(3) It provides a "safe" place for
representatives of a wide range of ultra- conservative,
anticommunist, pro-military organizations--including the
executive branch of the White House--to discuss and promote
1986, it claimed to operate on a budget of $450,000, used for
operational and educational purposes.(6)
....At the meetings, talks are given by government officials
or key figures in current U.S. foreign policy endeavors.(2)
Adolfo Calero attended several meetings and spoke to the group
about the Nicaraguan contra situation in 1984.(2,3) Col.
Oliver North, adviser to the National Security Council and key
figure in the Iran-Contra affair, spoke to the group several
times before joining it as a member.(2,3)
are closed and attendees rarely speak publicly about the
proceedings. The agenda of a meeting at the Broadmoor in
Colorado Springs in 1982 was filled with CNP members talking
to the "already committed" about their favorite
topics--Phyllis Schlafly on traditional values, Maj. Gen. John
Singlaub on special operations in El Salvador, Gen. Albion
Knight on national defense, and so on.(35) The list of
speakers includes most of the major figures of the Right
including: Philip Truluck of the Heritage Foundation; Howard
Phillips of the Conservative Caucus; beer baron Joseph Coors;
conservative columnist Patrick Buchanan; Frank Shakespeare,
chairman of Heritage Foundation; direct mail wizard Richard
Viguerie; Jerry Falwell of the Moral Majority; the president
of Amway Corp, Richard DeVos; Neal Blair, president of Free
the Eagle; John (Terry) Dolan, chairman of the National
Conservative Political Action Committee, Jeane Kirkpatrick,
U.S. delegate to the United Nations; and from the Christian
Broadcasting Network, evangelist Pat Robertson.(35) ..."
Gary North, "I was present at the creation of the CNP. That was
in 1981. ...Rev. Tim LaHaye was the visible organizer."
Terry Jeffers, J. Terry Dolan and others were present.
Gary North ~ On the CNP
Watch's information, it was stated,
1982-1983 officers of the Council for National Policy (CNP)
were: Thomas F. Ellis, pres; Nelson Bunker Hunt, vice
pres, Bob J. Perry sec-tres; Rep. Louis (Woody) Jenkins,
exec dir; and Dr. Tim LaHaye, immediate past pres.
(1)According to Nelson Bunker Hunt in his deposition in
the Iran-Contra hearings, the presidency of the CNP
rotates. He has been president, Pat Robertson has been
president, and the president at the time of the hearings
was Richard DeVos. (2) Hunt also noted that right-wing
stalwarts Joseph Coors, Paul Weyrich, and Howard
Phillips had served on the executive committee. (2)
Woody Jenkins was the original executive director who
resigned when the CNP moved from Louisiana to Washington
DC. (2) According to the Hunt deposition, Jenkins was
succeeded by Margo Carlisle and then Jack Nelson.
(2)..." "1. List of
the board of CNP, 1982-1983. 2. Report of the
Congressional Committees Investigating the Iran-Contra
Affair, Apprendix B, Vol 14, 1987. "
Woody Jenkins, the CNP's first executive director, told
Newsweek bluntly, “One day before the end of this century,
the Council will be so influential that no president,
regardless of party or philosophy, will be able to ignore us
or our concerns or shut us out of the highest levels of
have been many political leaders involved as members and as
invited speakers, cannot be disputed. From President George
Bush to now Prime Minister Stephen Harper--who was not prime
minister of Canada when he
spoke at the
June 1997 Montreal
meeting of the CNP. In fact, he was a private citizen at the
In January 2006, he became Prime Minister of Canada and head
of the minority Conservative government. The 1997 speech to
the CNP, praised American conservatives, "your country, and
particularly your conservative movement, is a light and an
inspiration to people in this country and across the world."
He made mention in his remarks, "knowing that this is a
largely Christian organization."
That 1997 speech,
which was confirmed by the Conservatives as being his
speech, is presented for research
purposes. Many speeches made to the CNP memberships by
notable and active politicians have not been made available
to the public, which is more than a little odd for those who
are in the end, public servants, and supposedly, as their
positions suggest, are acting in the public interests and
with a public salary.
withholding of speeches made by various politicians has
become common practice and reported in mainstream media. The
fact that there were reports of the CNP considering fielding
a candidate for the 2008 Primaries in the US, could give
reason why some former CNP members wish to eliminate all
previous connections with the CNP from the public eye.
However, being a member and having been a member are two
different things, just as being a member for one or two
meetings, versus ten years, are two different things. It's
noteworthy that the CNP's own information states that part
of their purpose was to, "know one another on a personal
basis, and collaborate in achieving their shared goals." One
can presume, then, that members either knew, knew of and/or
know each other.
A former CNP
this writer in 2008, and stated, "I spoke to the group
when it was formed up as a
support organization for President Reagan's agenda. I might have attended one other meeting with an older
friend who may have been a member. "and "they wanted $5,000
to join". He also stated
that as a journalist he could not be viewed as being part of
a "an activist organization", although he was a
journalist the more than ten years he was a documented member.
an activist organization flies in the face of what
Steve Baldwin, current CEO of the CNP has insisted that the
CNP is " merely a group that counters liberal policy
arguments" 4 , and what is
stated on their own website, membership directories and
other information. That being, that the CNP does not claim
to be an activist organization, but an
organization" and the IRS appears to uphold that
status, for whatever reason.
In the CNP Directories for 1984-1985 and also 1996,
it is stated that: "The Council for National Policy
is an educational foundation registered under
section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Donations to the CNP are tax-deductable as
charitable contributions, less $10 per year for your
subscription to Policy Counsel"
The CNP itself put up their own website October,
2002, which they have never developed, and their Journal website, called Policy
Counsel > policycounsel.org. They have continued with
that "educational" organization statement, even on their 2008 Journal website,
Council for National Policy ("CNP") is an
educational foundation organized under Section
501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
We do not lobby Congress, support candidates, or
issue public policy statements on controversial
issues. Our more than 450 members include many of
our nation's leaders from the fields of government,
business, the media, religion, and the professions.
Our members are united in their belief in a
free enterprise system, a strong national
defense, and support for traditional western
values. They meet to share the best information
available on national and world problems, know
one another on a personal basis, and collaborate
in achieving their shared goals." 5
is designed to inform the
American public by publishing articles
concerning a wide range of topics and expressing
a variety of opinions. The views expressed in
the articles published in Policy Counsel are
those of the authors.
These views should
not be construed as the views of the
Council for National Policy, as an
attempt to aid or hinder the enactment of any
legislation, or as an intervention in any
political campaign for public office."
In 1992, the IRS revoked the tax-exempt status of
the CNP. The CNP then sued for reinstatement and won
back their 501(c)(3) status despite what some would
suggest as glaring contradictions to what the
tax-exempt status normally encompasses in the way of
membership and education.
Action, Inc., a branch of the CNP, a (501)(c)(4), is exempt
from taxes, but contributions to it are not deductible. CNP
Action, Inc. can lobby and conduct other political activity,
which means that one cannot say that the CNP merely meets to
discuss problems of the day. They provide education and some
would suggest, united solutions to political agendas. The
newsletter of CNP Action, Inc.,
Capitol Hill Report, costs $300 a year and keeps members
informed of needed action and political victories. CNP members who lobby
usually do so in their own name, or in the name of the
organization they head, or are a part of.
CNP Action Inc. is listed in various directories, such as the yahoo directory:
Cnp Action Inc
Democracy Ln # A, Fairfax, VA 22030
A corporation search in the
Virginia State Corporation Commission site found 02/08/06 revealed
the following concerning CNP Action Inc. It was incorporated
07/28/1993 with the same address as above.
Registering Agent --now >
David T Fenner effective since 06/23/04
Prior RA was Trent England
Officers/Directors >current at
Steve Baldwin > President; Gary Aldrich > Chairman; Ken Campbell > Director; Phyllis Schlafly > Director
SourceWatch has updated their
CNP information and noted the following:
"...For the year ending
December 31, 2002, CNP income was $1,240,377...
"CNP Action re-imbursed
CNP $16,563 for the use of its facilities with and
$39,457 of staff time."
The Institute for First Amendment Studies [IFAS], a 501(c)(3)
non-profit educational and research organization, was founded in 1984 by former
fundamentalist minister Skipp Porteous and attorney Barbara Simon, to "expose and
counter the political activities of the Religious Right." The IFAS website
operated until 2001, where the information has continued to be carried by
publiceye.org. On August 1, 1996, Skipp Porteous announced,
"Starting today, The Council for National Policy Unofficial Information Page"
went on the Internet through the web site of the Institute for First Amendment
Studies (IFAS), publishers of Freedom Writer magazine..."
From the Unofficial
Council for National Policy web site, published by the Institute
for First Amendment Studies.
Action, Inc. also sponsors standing committee workshops at
CNP conferences which provide a vehicle for members to
work together to influence crucial public policy
decisions. According to a CNP memo, attendees at these
workshops "formulate strategies and execute plans to
make a difference on the issues where we can have real
- The six
permanent standing committees are:
co-chaired by Dr. James Dobson of Focus on the Family and
Phyllis Schlafly of Eagle Forum.
and Justice co-chaired by former
Attorney General Edwin Meese III and former Texas Court of
Appeals judge Paul Pressler.
co-chaired by former Office of Management and Budget
director Jim Miller and Reed Larson of the National Right
to Work Committee.
and foreign policy
co-chaired by Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and Howard Phillips of
reform co-chaired by former California state
senator H.L. Richardson and direct mail expert Richard
chaired by former Secretary of the Interior and Secretary
of Energy Don Hodel."
One website discussed the CNP
Tax Exempt status from 2005:
Tax Exempt and NonProfit
Organizations in FAIRFAX VA 22030 >10
According to Media
Transparency, between 1995 and 2003 the CNP received $178,000 in
grants from the Richard and Helen DeVos
co-founder of Amway), Armstrong Foundation and the Castle Rock
Foundation. The Coors' owned Castle
Rock Foundation grants totaled $45,000, going to membership
unspecified membership and general operating. The Armstrong
Foundation (owned by CNP member
gave a total of $33,000 with the DeVos Foundation supplying the
rest as "Unrestricted Grant to General Fund".
CNP proper is composed of an Executive Committee with
Officers, the Board of Governors, regular members and a
separate Youth Council whose members must be under the age of
30. Membership does not come cheap, which fits with the
financial status of those involved.
to IFAS, the CNP Rules and Regulations are as follows:
order to "allow open, uninhibited remarks" from
the speakers, CNP members must adhere to
strict rules regarding the meetings. A memorandum from
executive director Morton C. Blackwell
listed the rules. They are:
Special guests may attend only with advance unanimous
approval of the Executive
The solicitation of funds on a one-to-one basis is
prohibited at meetings.
Council meetings are closed to the media and the general
public. The media should not
know when or where we meet or who takes part in our
programs, before or after a meeting.
Speakers' remarks at Council meetings are off the record and
not for circulation later,
except with special permission.
Members and guests are requested to keep in their personal
possession their registration
packets and other materials distributed at the meeting.
Our membership list is strictly confidential and should not
be shared outside the Council.
Fundraising from the list is also prohibited.
Members are asked to avoid organizing and attending formal
meetings of other groups or
organizations in the same city before, during or immediately
after a Council meeting.
doesn't ask to join the CNP. One must be recruited by a CNP
member and is contingent on a unanimous vote by the Executive
Committee. Referring to their Nomination Process,
individuals must be nominated by a member, and it must be
seconded in order to begin the process to be accepted into the
elite group. A résumé or biographical information must be
attached to the Nomination Form.
the Post-nomination process, once the above requirements are
met, the nominees names are placed on a ballot for a
confidential vote by the CNP Executive Committee, which
appears to be composed of thirteen or fourteen members,
including the Officers. That vote must be unanimous for a
nominee to be invited to membership.
The cost for regular
members was $1500 per year, Board of Governors pay $5000 per
year, and Youth Council members are required to pay $100 per
year. According to their 1984-1985 Annual Directory,
their Board of Governors meets about four times a year.
Nomination Form the following information was disclosed:
___ Board of Governors ($5000 per year)
___ Regular Member
($1500 per year)
___ Youth Council ($100 per year and must be under 30)
...Other organizational affiliations, titles, and background information:
the information provided by IFAS and the Nomination Form
they obtained, the membership costs went up.
___ Gold Circle ($10,000 per year)
___ Board of Governors ($6,000 per year)
___ Regular Member ($1,750 per year)
___ Youth Council ($100 per year and must be under 30)
Organizational affiliations, titles, and conservative credentials:
selection process bears a second look when one considers the
character and associations of those who have been invited to
become members of the CNP.
3:3 " Can two walk together, except they be agreed?"
the Unofficial Council for National Policy web site,
which is no longer available, What
members say about CNP:
was a charter member of the Council for National Policy, and
it is a great organization. It has all
the best people in it.
— Phyllis Schlafly, Eagle Forum
is an organization which has been effective in developing
links among people who ought to
know one another, who are moving in the same direction. But
who, but for the fact that these
meetings occurred, would simply by ships passing in the
— Howard Phillips, Conservative Caucus, U.S. Taxpayers
isn't often in life that reality is better than the dream.
That's the way it is with the Council for
— The Rev. Tim LaHaye, CNP co-founder and first president
are very few organizations left that say 'yes, we believe.'
And, we're out to implement that
policy in every way we can. We need those people out there
who are considering linking hands
and arms with us in this battle. I do hope they'll join us.
Jim Dobson, Focus on the Family
think the Youth Council for National Policy has been a
critical part...because what it has allowed
us to do is to sit at the feet of our elders and to learn
— Ralph Reed, Christian Coalition
Left Versus Right
specific membership directories, resources
used in the following in-depth Selected Biographies, in many
cases although not all, are left-wing or clearly motivated
with a bias. For example, Perry Dean Young, himself a
homosexual, wrote in God's Bullies, of the hypocrisy
found in the lives of many, including those who were strongest
adversaries against homosexuals, showing that they were
resource used many times in the CNP Biographies called PIR is
also known as Blythe Systems. Blythe Systems maintains a large
database called NameBase. Public Information Research PIR was
incorporated in 1989 by Daniel Brandt and Steve Badrich. The
advisory board consists of Robert Fink, Fred Goff, Ace Hayes, Jim
Hougan, John Loftus, Carl Oglesby, L. Fletcher Prouty,
Katherine Sciacchitano, and Peter Dale Scott. Many PIR board
members are connected to intelligence organizations in one way
or another. 15
utilizes, in their Group Watch section particularly,
information from Interhemispheric
Resource Center. (IRC)
16 , whose mission is "Working to
Make the U.S. a More Responsible Global Leader and Partner.
22 Years of Global Activism!."
They also promote for
sale IRC books such as, The New Right Humanitarians,
1986. IRC is funded through various ecumenical
organizations and has trustees from numerous policy think
tanks, including the Institute
for Policy Studies (IPS). 17
for Policy Studies is a left-wing think tank connected to the
Club of Rome, whose function John Coleman describes: "IPS
had one main function, that being to sow discord and spread
disinformation resulting in chaos."
Foreign Policy In
Focus 19, "a think tank without walls," is a joint
project of the: Interhemispheric Resource Center and Institute
for Policy Studies.
Hougan, who wrote Spooks, is an investigative
journalist with the pseudonym of John Case. Bob Woodward, who
wrote Veil, according to Hougan, "enjoyed a
successful career as a Naval Intelligence briefer and liaison
to the White House."
Antony Sutton, who wrote America's
Secret Establishment, believes Ludwig von Mises, a CNP/reconstructionist
connected libertarian institute which esteems notables such as
Friedrich von Hayek, to be straight forward and what
grassroots America to be about. Friedrich von Hayek, protégé
and colleague of Mises, is one of the founders of the Mont
Pelerin Society of which many CNP are members. According to
various resources, The Mont
Pelerin Society is a relic of the fascist movements of Europe
in the 1920s and 1930s, whose own members, such as Professor
Milton Friedman, have "emphasized" that its policies
are those of Adolf Hitler. [V
from Hitler's policies in the 1920's and 1930's]. Soon after it was founded in 1947, the Mont Pelerin Society moved to London...
in the mid-1970s, with lavish corporate financing, the Mont Pelerin Society, spawned a series of "think tanks"
Von Hayek, the founder, wrote The Road to Serfdom
in London in 1944, while teaching at the
Society's London School of Economics.
London Friedrich Hayek was creating an organization that would
later re-form as the Mont Pelerin Society. The early group was
formed in 1939 and was known as the Society for the
Renovation of Liberalism. Members of the organization
included Frank Knight and Henry Simons of the University of
Chicago, the slavishly pro-British American Fabian Socialist
Walter Lippman, the philosopher Sir Karl Popper, Sir John
Clapham of the Bank of England, and of course, Ludwig von Mises,
who was a member for at least 13 years.
of these early members of Hayek's group then met at Mont Pelerin,
Switzerland to form the influential, highly-secretive, and
elitist Mont Pelerin Society in 1947...From the beginning the
Mont Pelerin Society worked hand-in-hand with the Pan European
one could be concerned with whether bias and in reality,
disinformation affected the factual information, this author
chose to utilize sources that provided documented sources, or
the original resources themselves, or information that was
found corroborated through several sites or resources. Analysis
and evaluations can be accomplished by that information.
who have written about or exposed the Reconstructionist or
Dominionist agenda and unseemly alliances of various
CNP members, might appear to have done so because of a strong
dislike for Christians, or those labeled as the Religious
Right, and a desire to disparage those who appear under that
name. In fact, many
website sources were openly hostile to the religious right.
Their presentation of factual information was merely as a
watch dog of the 'right.' Their purpose was clearly to further
their own agenda. Despite any contrary intent of any
who have written about these people, the documented facts
are still valid.
was observed by this writer in evaluating the CNP "right wing" and
also the 'left wing', is that little difference can be seen in
the tactics, behaviors, rhetoric, strategies or agenda of
either. Both sides appear to desire wealth, control and power of the
state to achieve their ideal society. Both tend to, at times, speak evil of
dignities and government, violating such Scriptures as 2 Peter
2:10 "But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the
lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are
they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of
dignities." and Jude 16 "These are murmurers,
complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth
speaketh great swelling words, having men's persons in
admiration because of advantage.."
Both view the other side as the enemy. Both can be manipulative
of those they feel can help them achieve their goals. Both
disseminate information about the other to provide the impetus
to move the masses in their direction. The conflict between
the two would have some suggest the middle of the road is the
answer. That middle of the road becomes a compromise into
State control. Some call the conflict the Hegelian Dialectic,
creating conflict and imposing the solution. Many do not
realize the impact or influence that various individuals have
over their followers.
It will be shown that many
CNP members, while advocating for
the 'right' are members of or connected to left-wing groups.
While many say they are 'anti-communist' and wanting freedom,
democracy has been used to take away freedoms. In Canada and
the United States, socialist party supporters and socialist
thinkers abound. Socialist is simply a polite way of saying
communist. So, for those on the left or right who postulate
that Communism is dead or that by being part of the many CNP
related organizations that are using global anti-communism
reasons for their agendas, the rhetoric is merely there for
3:22 " But the scripture hath concluded all under sin,
that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to
them that believe."
Personal Analysis From
a personal perspective, we were temporarily drawn into the
world of politics when confronted with what was taking place
in public schools. Research eventually lead us to the U.N.
initiatives on education and Robert Muller and his influence
with the World Core Curriculum. Being naive and not
understanding how the political arena worked, I believed for a
short time that by speaking up, saying what was wrong with the
curriculum, the desired change would be accomplished. Rather,
it elicited anger, rejection and isolation from parents and
educators who believed all was well and good in the public
Dr. Robert G. Muller See: World
Vision: Global Education; Letter
been brought up in the public school system, we were much
saddened to realize that no pastor we knew of ever spoke about
that influence on our children and our parental
responsibility before God. Speaking to parents around our
province, I originally urged them to speak up and get
involved. I went so far as to run for school board. I
worked alongside those claiming to be Conservative and
tried to influence liberal/socialist and socialist New
Democrats. Some of the Conservatives claimed to be Christians.
Invariably I saw deception and Biblical compromise,
manipulation and ungodly tactics used by all. To have remained
involved would have meant Scriptural compromise in some way.
We can understand why
it is fruitless to determine for non-Christians to live under
rules and understandings which govern someone who loves Jesus
Christ. It simply is not Biblical. 1 Corinthians 2:12-15.
We cannot expect to change society to our beliefs, because
the majority accept the societal standard for their lives,
which is not in sync with our Biblical standard. Mathew
There are most likely
sincere Christians who have been invited to become a part of
this ecumenical group. The lure of building a Theocracy, which
many desire, is simply part of the deception. It's easy to
believe that uniting with various groups to find a common
ground will result in turning what many view as a morally deficient
society into a more "conservative minded" society.
However, politically conservative minded, family friendly or "religious right"
does not make one Biblically obedient or belonging to Jesus
Christ. No where in Scripture do we see that society should loves Christians or accepts their beliefs,
nor should we require that of others.
Christian perspective, How
does a theocracy ushering in Christ's return fit with the
Scriptures that speak of the anti-christ, the taking of the
mark of the beast, the coming wrath of God upon those who
reject Jesus Christ and judgment that is His alone, which many
Christians within the CNP would say they believe? Jude
14, Matthew 24:44
the reconstructionist/dominionist agenda, permeating many
beliefs of the CNP membership, of establishing Christ's
kingdom on earth, a Biblically valid goal for Christians?
18:36 "Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world:
if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants
fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is
my kingdom not from hence."
13:13-14 "Let us go forth therefore unto him without the
camp, bearing his reproach.
For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to
Were Christ and
the apostles, our examples, politically motivated?
20:25 "And he said unto them, Render therefore unto
Caesar the things which be Caesar's, and unto God the things
which be God's."
2 Timothy 2:3 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good
soldier of Jesus Christ. 4 No man that warreth entangleth
himself with the affairs of this life; that he may
please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.
does creating a Theocracy with Old Testament judgments, wielded
against dissenters, which many CNP reconstructionist's and
dominionists desire, line up with Biblical truth? Old Testament law
was written for the Jews and was wonderful and valid, but, Are
those who claim to want Old Testament rule established going
to want the whole deal, such as killing their own unruly
children and stoning adulterers etc.? In the CNP itself, that
would mean eliminating some members.
While we advocate respect for government and
obedience to laws that do not cause us to sin or become
Biblically disobedient, to attempt to change a society is to
attempt to change what God Himself has purposed for
mankind. We are not to be a "despiser of government" (II
Peter 2:10 ) but wise to the
machinations of politicians and policies that "corrupt
good manners." 1Cor. 15:33.
13:1-2,7 "Let every soul be subject unto the higher
powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be
are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power,
resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall
receive to themselves damnation. 7 Render therefore to all
their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom
custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour."
Peter 2:13-16 "Submit yourselves to every ordinance of
man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as
supreme; Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him
for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them
that do well. For so is the will of God, that with well doing
ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: As free,
and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but
as the servants of God."
This does not mean we have to agree with
things done, nor do we have to not discuss why we agree or
disagree concerning events surrounding us. But, strictly
from a Christian and Biblical perspective, our role is to
point people to Christ, first and foremost.
it not true, that while many CNP members and others are saying
that the End times are here and the return of Christ imminent,
the Last Day[s] are discussed in the Scriptures in a way that
would suggest that those in control of government will be
enemies of Christ? Revelation 17:12-14; Revelation
reminds of the mind set and spirituality of those in the
Last Days--which is negated in the desired Theocracy and
ushering in of Christ by many CNP members.
Timothy 3:-5 " This know also, that in the last days
perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their
own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers,
disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural
affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce,
despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded,
lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of
godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn
away." Revelation 9:20; Revelation 13:13-16;
Biblically obedient Christians would not wish to be joined
with many individuals and groups linked with the following
"Christian" ventures, others would suggest the end
justifies the means. The claim is God uses non-Christians to
achieve his purposes. That would be so. Pharaoh would be a
good example. However, uniting in a spiritual venture with not
only non-Christians, that is, those who reject Jesus Christ as
Lord and Savior, but those who are openly speaking against Him
does not stand the test of Scripture for Christians. 2
This research is presented to shed light on
activities by those who could possibly deceive the elect by methods
and systematic plans, which involves political activity and
networking with unbelievers, rather than the focus of
spiritual and Biblical obedience, which all Christians are
called to. Some of the CNP members are overtly "Christian"
which, according to some, is used as a cover to deceive the gullible.
Some would suggest they have
the "form of godliness" and are somewhat
"ministers of righteousness", but deny the true
power thereof by a carefully contrived doctrine based on the
worlds ideas, which
assiduously avoids the Scriptures which would expose their
works for what they are. Through their individual
organizations' propaganda, they
may provoke visceral reactions from Christians to fight, become
angry, to get involved in the political arena, to join and
support their organizations through many monetary
contributions which is seen by some as making "merchandise of the
saints." That is not to say that those involved are also
not sincere Christians or sincere in what they believe. But
being sincere does not necessarily mean being Biblically sound
or obedient. Many are so focused on what they call 'the
culture war', that they miss the spiritual battle we are to be
actually involved in.
any Christian really believe that someone who loves Jesus
Christ will knowingly join with and have the same beliefs or
goals as a Nazi, a Mormon or a follower of Sun Myung Moon--who
believes himself to be Messiah. I don't believe any would
intentionally. But many do under the guise of politics, being
conservative or family minded, and fighting the culture war.
The culture is part of the world and cannot
be "reclaimed" with the Lord's blessing as many of the CNP members proclaim
through their respective organizations. This is one of the wiles of Satan to
divert Christians from their true mission which is to walk in
love....to walk worthy of their calling as small lamps in a
dark world, holding forth the word of life (not reforming and
transforming that which cannot be changed.) 1 John
2:15,16 , Romans 3:9-10 , Galatians 3:22, Luke 16:15
Group Watch:CNP >http://www.pir.org/gw/cnp.txt
Please note: The Institute
for First Amendment Studies
operated from 1989 to 2001 as a progressive pro-democracy
research group, tracking Christian right activities. The IFAS published a newsletter called "Freedom Writer.". (http://www.buildingequality.us/ifas/)(http://www.buildingequality.us/ifas/fw/index.html)
The Florida chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of White
People, a white supremacist organization, also sponsors a page called Institute
for First Amendment Studies (http://www.naawpflch.org/index/studies.html)>.
The page contains broken links to the IFAS former website.
Behind Closed Doors Who is the Council for National Policy
and What Are They Up To? And Why Don't They Want You to Know
by Jeremy Leaming and Rob Boston
Behind Closed Doors Who is the Council for National Policy
and What Are They Up To? And Why Don't They Want You to Know
by Jeremy Leaming and Rob Boston]
12. www.ifas.org/cnp/index.html rules>
13. Source: www.berkshire.net/~ifas/cnp/nomination.html
14. www.ifas.org/cnp/index.html what members say http://www.berkshire.net/~ifas/cnp/members.html
15. CFRBlythe >http://www.mega.nu:8080/ampp/roundtable/CFRBlythe.html
18. Coleman, Committee of 300
The Council for
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