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Tony Perkins   Robert J. Perry   Howard Phillips   Thomas L. Phillips   Burton Yale Pines   Robert M. Pittenger   Theda Oates  Plimpton   Larry W. Poland   William M. Polk   Robert Poole   Jim Powers   Lawrence D. "Larry" Pratt   Judge Paul  Pressler   Paul Pressler IV   James S. Price   Edgar Prince   Elsa Prince   Coy C. Privette   Penny Pullen


Tony Perkins - CNP 1996, 1998, current; elder, Emmanuel Christian Fellowship, Baton Rouge; director of marketing, Laa­Mar­Ka, Inc., chemical manufacturing company; former news director, WBTR­TV, Baton Rouge independent television station; candidate, Louisiana Legislature; past president, Louisiana Action Network; editor, Rest of the News, weekly fax publication; veteran, U.S. Marine Corps; former full­time deputy sheriff, former general manager, U.S. Department of State's Anti­Terrorism Assistance Program. 

Robert J. Perry - CNP Board of Governors 1982, Vice President Executive Committee,1984-85, member 1988; President of Perry-Houston Interests, Inc., a member of the Board of Directors of the Houston, Texas Chamber of Commerce; executive board Boy Scouts of America; former Citizen member, state banking board of Texas; member the Heritage Club.

Howard Phillips - CNP founding member, Board of Governors 1982, CNP Executive Committee 1984-85, 1988, 1994, 1996, member 1998; president and chairman, The Conservative Caucus Foundation 1, founder, The Conservative Caucus; chairman, U.S. Taxpayers Alliance; chairman, Tax Policy Institute; member, executive committee, United States Taxpayers Party, was its 1992 presidential nominee, now called The Constitution Party 2; author, The New Right at Harvard; Moscow's Challenge to U.S. Vital Interests in Southern Africa; and The Next Four Years; president, Policy Analysis, Inc., which provides consulting and publishes bi­monthly Howard Phillips Issues & Strategy Bulletin; headed the President's Council on Youth Opportunity and U.S. Office of Economic Opportunity in the Nixon administration; founding director, Young Americans for Freedom 3; former chairman, Republican Party of Boston; Howard Phillips gave the tribute at the 80th birthday of Rousas John Rushdoony, of Chalcedon,  an event  titled "The San Jose Conference of Christian Reconstruction.".

According to Covert Action Information Bulletin, Spring 1995,p. 28, re: the United States Taxpayers Party: "The National Committee of the USTP ...includes anti-Semites, white supremacists and neo-Nazis, who are active in the direct action anti-abortion movement, the armed wing of the Christian Patriot militia movement or both." 

David Shedlock, who is/was on the USTP committee, is/was communication director of Operation Rescue for Iowa. In November 1992, he led an anti-Semitic demonstration at the Temple B'nai Jeshrun in Des Moines. Dr. Herbert Remer, an abortion member of the synagogue's congregation..."

Randall Terry, founder of Operation Rescue, was/is on the USTP committee. A Christian Reconstructionist ...has written for Crosswinds, the journal ...of (COR)..."

[CNP's] Richard Viguerie....Rev. Michael Bray, a convicted clinic bomber...justifies the murder of abortion providers....Jeffrey Baker, was/is chair of the Florida USTP, declared as the Wisconsin convention, 'Abortionists should be put to death'...a member of the "10th Amendment Militia, Church Status," 

Dennis Peacocke's Coalition on Revival (COR) was co-founded and headed by Jay Grimstead. Jay Grimstead's COR Manifesto is the document which outlines COR's goals and objectives. The 135 Christian activists who signed the document in 1986 committed themselves to working for the realization of COR's goals "until the day we die." Those on the COR steering committee include other CNP members as well as recognized shepherding movement leaders such as Bob Mumford and Ern Baxter, as well as Jack Van Impe.  For Dennis Peacocke, Mumford, Doner See: Shepherding; Jay Grimstead

The Constitution Party 4: In 1992, the Party’s presidential candidate, Howard Phillips was on the ballot in 21 states with [CNP's] Albion Knight  Jr. as Phillip’s running mate. In 1995, the Party became the fifth political party to be formally recognized by the Federal Election Commission as a national political party.

Phillips proposed the name of  William Buckley's Young Americans for Freedom and served on its board of directors. Appointed many YAF members while acting director of the Office of Economic Opportunity under Richard Nixon. In 1975, Phillips founded The Conservative Caucus (TCC). TCC has an interlocking directorate (Phillips served on advisory board) with the United States Council for World Freedom (USCWF) of the World Anti-Communist League, a multinational network of Nazi war criminals, Latin American death squad leaders and North American neo-fascists. Officials of TCC were instrumental in the campaign to make death squads of Central America acceptable to American public in early 1980s and also allied with white supremacist elements in South Africa. As TCC national director, Phillips boasted, "we organize discontent" and "must prove our ability to get revenge on people who go against us."  5  TCC links  6 to the Catholic Tradition, Family & Property (TFP) 7 and many of the think tanks mentioned throughout these articles.

In 1976 Phillips, Paul Weyrich and Richard Viguerie attempted to take over the racist American Independent Party. At one time the AIP was part of the Populist Party of Willis Carlo, promoter of the theory that the Holocaust never happened. The Moral Majority story is that Robert Billings of the National Christian Action Committee who invited Falwell to a meeting with Howard Phillips, Richard Viguerie, Paul Weyrich and Ed McAteer who had by then set up the Religious Roundtable. They wanted Falwell to spearhead a visible Christian organization that could apply pressure to the GOP. 8  Phillips saw "a tremendous untapped resource among fundamentalists" and suggested the name Moral Majority as "a continuing effort to get together people of diverse faiths." 9 

Jesse Helms, ultraconservative Senator from North Carolina, was the driving force behind the formation of The Conservative Caucus (TCC). Helms, acting on a memo from his top political adviser, John Carbaugh, encouraged his staff member, Howard Phillips, to start the organization. Phillips worked with the direct mail wizard of the New Right, Richard Viguerie, in 1974 to form the organization. TCC's first field director was Ed McAteer.... Howard Phillips directed the Office of Economic Opportunity in the Nixon administration... Before founding TCC he was a part-time staff person for Senator Jesse Helms...Howard Phillips, along with Terry Dolan, founder of National Conservative Political Action Committee (NCPAC), direct mail king Richard Viguerie, and Paul Weyrich were known as "the movers and shakers" of the New Right in the early 1980s. The four worked together to coalesce the Christian Right over the abortion issue... Phillips is or was in 1989 on the advisory board of the World Anti-Communist League... Phillips was on the advisory board of Citizens Against The Catastrophic Health Tax Act (CATCHA), a group chaired by Richard Viguerie and spearheaded in congress by Rep. Mark Siljander... He was a member of the RAMBO coalition and assisted RAMBO with its boycott campaign against Chevron Corporation to protest its dealings with the Angolan government... The RAMBO coalition included the following groups from the extreme right: Young Americans for Freedom, Students for America, Freedom's Friends, The Conservative Caucus, Alpha 66, American Coalition for Traditional Values, Alive and Free, National Young Vietnamese for Freedom, and Nemesis... Phillips was a member of the advisory board of the U.S. branch of the World Anti-Communist League (WACL), the United States Council for World Freedom, and was on the board of directors of WACL. ... Phillips served on the 1988 board of Lewis Lehrman  's grassroots lobby, Citizens for America... Phillips helped Paul Weyrich and Jerry Falwell establish the Moral Majority. He was also involved in forming and was a member of the Council of 56 of the Religious Roundtable, a coalition of conservative business, military, political and religious leaders working to bring conservative biblical principles into public policy.....Conservative Caucus board member and funder is Richard Shoff, former Grand Kilgrapp of the Indiana Ku Klux Klan. 10   Footnotes 1-10

Thomas L. Phillips- CNP 1996, 1998; President ,CEO, Phillips Publishing International, Inc, 11 the largest newsletter publishing firm in the United States, publishes newsletters, magazines, books, directories and electronic information services; owner of three of the Conservative Movement’s most influential enterprises: Human Events 12, the Conservative Book Club, and Regnery Publishing; founder and vice chairman, Allegiance Bank, N.A.; member, World Presidents' Organization and the Chesapeake Presidents' Organization; board of overseers of the Institute of World Politics 13, whose director is CNP's John Lenczowski; board member the Claremont Institute 14, and the National Capital Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America; chairman of the Phillips Foundation 15, which also has CNP's Donald P. Hodel as a board member; Young America's for Freedom Foundation 16 Board of Directors; former member, Young Presidents' Organization; member, board of visitors, University of Maryland College of Journalism; board of directors, Junior Achievement of Metropolitan Washington; advisory board, the National Journalism Center; member, the Republican National Committee's Team 100; named "Publisher of the Year" in 1989 by the Newsletter Publishers Association

Feb.10, 2000, "Thomas L. Phillips, Chairman of Phillips International Inc., today announced the launch of a $10 million Endowment Campaign for The Claremont Institute.  Phillips, who also serves as Chairman of the campaign....Institute President Larry Arnn [CNP], “This campaign takes the Institute to a new level, guaranteeing that the founding principles of America will be a permanent touchstone in the national debate of public issues.” ..." 17  Other Board members include CNP's Howard Ahmanson   Footnotes 11-17

Burton Yale Pines- CNP 1984, 1988; former Vice president, The Heritage Foundation 18 ; supervised domestic. foreign policy, defense and U.N. studies, the lecture series, Policy Review 19 and Asian Studies; Chairman, National Center for Public Policy  20; formerly an editor, Time magazine; chief of Times' East European Bureau; Deputy Chief of Time's Chicago Bureau; former vice-chairman, Center for Peace and Freedom 21, whose honorary chairman is Henry Kissinger; member of Free Congress Foundation; executive committee of the Institute of East-West Dynamics. SEE: UN Endorsement >

Paul Weyrich of Freedom Congress Foundation 22 wrote, "...thirty years later, we launched NET...National Empowerment Television. It was launched as a project of the Free Congress Foundation thanks to an initial grant from Elizabeth Lurie and the Brady Foundation. Everyone at Free Congress pulled together as I have never seen a group pull together to make something happen. One Burton Yale Pines deserved much credit for having made things happen in record time. We could not have signed on when we did without him..."

"Burton Pines of Heritage draws the following contrast with AEI [American Enterprise Institute]: AEI is like the big gun on an offshore battleship. We are the landing party. If they hadn't softened it up, we wouldn't have landed." 23 

1992 : "...The Heritage Foundation 24. hasn't changed position on the U.N... There's been a change in the U.N., " says Burton Yale Pines, vice president of the Heritage Foundation and longtime head of the U.N.-baiting U.N. Assessment Project.  "Everything the new Secretary General has done -- the appointment of Governor Thornburgh as Under Secretary General, and the composition of the East European delegations -- means that the U.N. is no longer a forum for world Bolshevism and anti-Americanism," Pines told me...

"Joseph Verner Reed...a former Chase Manhattan vice president, was made Ambassador to Morocco by Reagan in 1981, and now has the job of organizing the U.N.'s fiftieth-anniversary celebrations. Reed has also joined Burton Pines on the executive committee of the Institute of East-West Dynamics, which in its own way encapsulates the new relationship between the U.N. and Washington. A nonprofit organization set up to promote profit, it offers training in free-market economic principles to the "economies in transition" in Eastern Europe. The institute ... secured an initial $250,000 grant from the United Nations Development Program, having been referred there by the State Department.

U.N.D.P. is the world's largest multilateral development grant aid agency, .... this description in Barron's magazine by Christopher Whalen: "The so-called United Nations Development Programme seeks `development approaches that are ecologically sound, self-sustaining and equitable in their distribution of resources and opportunities,' meaning socialist by design and directed from the top down." Whalen, who works for The Whalen Company, a consulting firm, added, "A large number of senior UN officials are European Socialists, who still believe, despite the overwhelming weight of evidence to the contrary, that centralized economic control is getting a bum rap."

Whalen's blast might seem a bit ungrateful, given that his father, Richard Whalen, the head of The Whalen Company, is on the board of advisers of the Institute of East-West Dynamics. Father and son are listed as "public policy experts" by the Heritage Foundation.

The current sweetheart relationship between Heritage and the U.N. began last October, when a group of conservative Congressmen wrote to John Bolton, Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs, pointing out what sterling work the the Institute of East-West Dynamics is doing: "This private voluntary organization, with which you are familiar, is, in our opinion, at least as worthy a recipient of such funds as any other such U.N.-affiliated organizations." They asked him to grant the institute $2 million.

Bolton, an Ed Meese [CNP] disciple who led the campaign to withdraw U.S. membership from UNESCO, had no problem with the request...he congratulated U.N.D.P.'s administrator William Draper 3rd for making the "initial contribution" of $250,000 to the institute...The key figure in all this is the president of the Institute of East-West Dynamics, Pedro Sanjuan, an American who has retired as Director of Political Affairs for the U.N. A former director of the conservative American Enterprise Institute's Hemispheric Center 25, Sanjuan was appointed Assistant Secretary of State for Insular Affairs by Reagan, after which he was given a job at the U.N. during Jeane Kirkpatrick's memorable time as U.S. ambassador...

"...he spent a lot of time in Washington, allegedly putting out fires with the Heritage Foundation, for [former Secretary General] Perez de Cuellar," adding, however, "it's funny, he always seemed to have a can of kerosene and a box of matches when he went." Sanjuan fulfills the almost obligatory qualification of disparaging U.N.D.P., which, he says in a recent article for the International Freedom Foundation journal laissez-faire, "seems to be a falling prey to the predominance of ideology over pragmatism." Sanjuan, a charming and plausible person, steered a resolution through the General Assembly of the U.N. last October that endorsed the work of the Institute of East-West Dynamics. He persuaded Eastern Europeans to propose it, and it passed without a the end of February Pedro Sanjuan retired from the U.N. -- and for many months the address and phone number for the Institute of East-West Dynamics had been his home in Westchester County, New York. When the organization is up and running he expects to be paid $85,000 a year for his services...

"...chairman of the institute is the Democrat Angier Biddle Duke, who was U.S. Ambassaor to El Salvador at a time when the United States was not noted for its restraining influence on the death squads. Duke was a member of PRODEMCA, which, The Washington Post reported in 1986, funded contra-associated groups in Nicaragua and helped pay for ads supporting Reagan's bid to fund military and "nonlethal" aid to the contras...on the advisory board is [CNP's] Duncan Sellars , chairman of the International Freedom Foundation...Sellars told The Nation, "The institute will fill a gap the U.N. has not filled hitherto. It will teach market methods, market economics. It's good to see groups like Pedro's channeling the U.N. in the right direction, especially if it takes funds that would otherwise be used to support traditional U.N.D.P. policies. U.N.D.P. does promote the `third way,' mixed economies. I don't think Pedro would, and I certainly wouldn't countenance that. The institute will balance that `third way' approach...On March 8 the institute, with its new badge of respectability, co-sponsored with the Heritage Foundation a conference at the U.N. to advise the new Baltic delegations on how they could best use the U.N. Billed as speakers were Duke, Sanjuan, and Burton Yale Pines....A session on how to use the media was addressed by Amity Shlaes, who wrote an article last October in The Wall Street Journal attacking U.N.D.P. because its budget "largely ignores East Europe's economic progress." She ended her speech by quoting Christopher Gacek, who at the time watched the U.N. for the Heritage Foundation but is currently with the American Enterprise Institute 26: "The danger now is that the U.N. is a rudderless place, and that it will remain rudderless." Gacek is also on the advisory board of the Institute of East-West Dynamics..." 27  Footnotes 18-27

Robert M. Pittenger- CNP 1984-85, 1988, 1996; Chairman, Mark 1 Communications, Inc.; Former special assistant to Bill Bright, president of Campus Crusade; Former executive director, STEP Foundation; Former director, Here's Life $1 Billion Campaign.

"Strategies to Eliminate Poverty" (STEP) was ...formed to alleviate poverty through private sector funding and volunteerism...!  According to the Christian Inquirer, Nelson Bunker Hunt  "kicked off" the STEP Program in November of 1981, with a $1 million contribution. Those attending the April 1982 meeting in Dallas, besides the previously mentioned Dr William Bill Bright, Murchison, and Hunt, were: Dallas Cowboy Coach Tom Landry, Television evangelists Jim Baker, [and CNP's]  James Robison and  Pat Robertson, (Holly) Coors;  Dallas businesswoman [Late] Mary C. Crowley, and the Rev. E.V. Hill  - keynote speaker at the meeting and president of STEP. 28   Footnotes 28

Theda Oates Plimpton -CNP 1996; retired; formerly worked in retailing and construction; vice president and board member, Women's Lobby, Inc., Sacramento, Ca.

Larry W. Poland- CNP 1996, 1998; founder, Chairman and CEO, Mastermedia International, Inc, 29 "a ministry to the top leadership of film and television in Hollywood and New York, and one which seeks to keep Christian believers informed of the spiritual dynamics inside media" ; which has 'Key Man Groups'; past director of the Agape Movement, an international volunteer service organization under Campus Crusade for Christ, Intl.; founded WMCU-FM, the first Christian radio station in Miami, Florida, and was executive producer of the world's largest traveling mixed media production, World Thrust; an ordained minister, lecturer, conference speaker, consultant, and writer. He has authored numerous articles in national periodicals and six books, Spirit Power, Rise to Conquer, The Last Temptation of Hollywood, The Coming Persecution, Master Key, and a novel, 2084; founded Associates in Media, a ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ International to leaders in film and television. He hosts a short radio feature, The Mediator, which is aired daily.  Footnotes 29

William M. Polk - CNP Board of Governors 1982, member 1984, 1988; partner, John Graham and Company; former Speaker of the Washington State House of Representatives in 1981; former House Minority leader; member of the Board of Directors of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) 30 with many other CNP members.

American Legislative Exchange Council, (ALEC): Established in 1973 by Paul Weyrich of the Free Congress Foundation's Coalition for Constitutional Liberties, among others, ALEC's purpose is to reach out to state office holders. In the words of ALEC's former executive director, Sam Brunelli:

"ALEC's goal is to ensure that these state legislators are so well informed, so well armed, that they can set the terms of the public policy debate, that they can change the agenda, that they can lead. This is the infrastructure that will reclaim the states for our movement."

ALEC has the financial support of more than 200 corporations including Coors now Castle Rock Foundation, Scaife's Family and Allegheny Foundation, Amway, IBM, Ford, Philip Morris, Exxon, Texaco and Shell Oil. William Bennett, [CNP's] Jack Kemp, [CNP's] John H. Sununu, and George Bush have all addressed ALEC sessions in recent years. 32   Footnotes 30-32

Robert W. Poole-CNP 1984-85; Founder (1978) and former President and current trustee, Reason Foundation 33, now director of transportation policy  for the Reason Public Policy Institute. 34 (policy research division);  In 1992, he served as a board member of the Vice President's Space Policy Advisory Board; worked several years for a large aerospace firm, followed by seven years working public safety and criminal justice issues with state and municipal governments under the auspices of several research firms; publisher, Reason Magazine  35(current affairs commentary division); Reason receives it's funding from such Foundations and Corporations as, Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, Earhart Foundation, Charles G. Koch Foundation, Lilly Endowment, Inc., The Roe Foundation, Scaife Family Foundation,  Sarah Scaife Foundation, Playboy Enterprises and many more. 36  Footnotes 33-36

Jim Powers- CNP 1988, 1996, 1998; executive director, Family and Marriage Resources; former field staff, Campus Crusade for Christ, Intl.

Lawrence D. "Larry" Pratt- CNP 1984-85, 1988, 1996, 1998; president of Gun Owners of America GOA 37 , Pratt co-founded in 1975 with CNP's H. L. Richardson; president, English First 38;president, United States Border Control (USBC); is/was chairman American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) Alumni Committee 39, founded by Paul Weyrich ; Co-chair of Pat Buchanan's 1996 campaign; published, Armed People Victorious, in 1990 and was editor of a book, Safeguarding Liberty: The Constitution & Militias, 1995; Pratt is/was a national committee member of Howard Phillips' USTP; executive vice president of the Gun Owners Foundation; former executive director of the American Conservative Union 40 ; Secretary, Council for Inter-American Security [numerous CNP members]. Majority Leader CNP's Richard Armey, sits on the advisory board of a Pratt organization; Pratt heads the group Gun Owners for Buchanan.

Pratt addressed the 1992 "Christian Men's Meeting," organized by  Christian Identity racist, Pete Peters. Other featured speakers included former Ku Klux Klan leader and Aryan Nation official Louis Beam and Aryan Nations Founder Richard Butler.  He gave a speech at the 1993 Jubilation Conference in Sacramento, California, an annual gathering of far-rightists' sponsored by the anti-Semitic publisher of Jubilee, the flagship tabloid of the Christian Identity movement.  41 

"...on repeated occasions, Pratt spoke at meetings and on cable television programs as the invited guest of Pete Peters, a leader of the pseudo-religion known as Christian Identity. Christian Identity preaches that Jews are the offspring of Satan and that blacks are a "pre-Adamic" race of subhumans created before Adam and Eve. At a 1992 meeting, Pratt stood by as Peters raged against "Talmudic filth." (Pratt has also been a guest on the anti-Semitic Liberty Lobby's "Radio Free America.") ... In his 1990 book, Armed People Victorious, he urged the United States to adopt a system of civil defense patrols like the one imposed on the population of Guatemala by its military bosses. "It is time that the United States return to reliance on an armed people," he wrote. "There is no acceptable alternative."..." 42 

Louis Beam and Aryan Nations Founder Richard Butler. - "...the writings of an actual Ku Klux Klan "historian" are testament to the truly hateful nature of the Klan, past and present. The author is Louis Ray Beam, Jr., one-time Grand Dragon of the Texas chapter of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, and a Vietnam veteran. Widely revered in modern neo-Nazi and white supremacist circles, Beam is a close associate of many Canadian racist leaders and he is regarded as an expert in Klan lore, or klancraft. For that reason, Beam was invited by the Canadian Aryan Nations leader to testify at a 1991 Alberta Human Rights Commission Board of Inquiry into a cross-burning...In his notorious 1983 book, Essays of a Klansman, Beam provided a twisted account of the Southerners' response to the Reconstruction Acts: "Backing the negroes were the scalawags, local whites who often as draft dodgers had avoided service in the Confederate Army...Allied with the scalawags were the well as Semitic Jews, who descended on the South like a plague of locusts...Out of the darkness that was the Reconstruction appeared the white-hooded and robed men of the Ku Klux Klan. Like Cavalier Knights for King Arthur's Round Table, they rode forth to right the wrongs of oppression and defend the helpless...." 43 

"...1992...Pastor Richard Girnt Butler, the head of the Church of Jesus Christ Christian Aryan Nations...In a widely circulated pamphlet penned by the pastor a decade earlier, Jews are described as "the adversary of our race and God."...Butler believes that the Jews were the murderers of Jesus Christ, the authors of the international banking system and, most significantly, the direct descendants of the biblical Cain, who had been fathered by the Devil. The Jews, ipso facto, are the spawn of Satan. In Pastor Richard Butler's view, the Jews have a lot to answer for..." 44 

"...The 1984 Aryan Nations congress had attracted a substantial number of Canadians...a lecture by Jack Mohr, a retired U.S. Army colonel. Mohr was a former John Birch Society leader; on this day he was speaking on behalf of the Christian Patriots Defense League, a group that advocated the establishment of armed bands of white Christian citizens..." 45  

An offshoot of Aryan Nations is called the Crown Commonwealth League of Rights [CCLR] which adherents believe that the mantle of leadership rests on the "people of Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand and the United States." [British Israelism] The CCLR was "co-ordinating body for a massive worldwide network of professional Holocaust deniers, racists and Hitler freaks." The CCLR is an umbrella group whose charter members include the Canadian League of Rights, the British League of Rights, the Australian League of Rights, and the New Zealand League of Rights. It's members think of their organization as a conservative think-tank. Publicly they disavow any connection to violent extremists such as the Aryan Nations. The CCLR's international affiliates include the neo-Nazi Liberty Lobby in the United States, South Korea's World Anti-Communist League [WACL, Moon's, of which many CNP members are directly or indirectly involved] and the pro-apartheid National Forum in South Africa. Jack Mohr spoke at the CCLR 1983 international conference held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. 46  

See: A Little “Identity” Crisis ~ British Israelism; The British Israel /Christian Identity Connection; Racism, eugenics >CNP's  Thomas F. Ellis  Jesse Helms Carter Wrenn; J. Peter Grace; etc.

 The Council for Inter-American Security (CIS) is a rightist outfit that played a pivotal role formulating Washington's program for counter-revolutionary war and mass murder in Central America during the 1980s. Larry Pratt, was a central figure within the CIS hierarchy as was Patrick Buchanan; Pratt was secretary to the group while Buchanan functioned as an organizational director ..." 47  CNP"s Bouchey heads CIS and numerous CNP members are involved in the organization. 48 

Under the auspices of CIS, Larry Pratt helped found and was the president of a racist, anti-immigration outfit, English First, which address is the same address as Pratt's GOA.. Officers of Pratt's group are also leaders of the alarmist, United States Border Control (USBC). The Denver-based, North-South Institute (NSI) is a non-profit arm of the Council for Inter-American Security. NSI vice president and director, Lt. General Gordon Sumner, also a CIS director as we have seen, is an officer of USBC and NSI. Recommended links on the English First 49 website include one to the English-Speaking Union of the United States -- a super-elite society which was formed by the Cecil Rhodes-Milner Round Table Group. [CNP's] John Stoos, the former Western representative for English First and the former executive director of the Gun Owners of California, has also been an adviser to the California chapter of the powerful Christian Coalition - which is headed by the Rev. Pat Robertson, managed by the charismatic Ralph Reed...English First is actually a subsidiary of another Pratt entity, the Family Foundation. Both are run from the same office suite in Virginia that GOA calls home. Pratt founded the Family Foundation as a Virginia nonprofit corporation in 1980 after he was already GOA's executive director. By 1987, the Family Foundation had a 13-member advisory board of state and federal legislators, including Armey. (Armey has been listed on GOA letterheads as an advisory board member. 50 

Council for Inter-American Security...[which] served both as an intelligence conduit from "private" sources such as the American Security Council and CAUSA, and as an informal employment agency which provided analysts to the Reagan administration at the inception of Washington's murderous counter-insurgency wars in Central America. As CIS secretary, Larry Pratt was a well-placed "asset" in his own right, serving as a link between the public policy/research arms of the organization, the interventionist wing of the theocratic Christian Right and as an "informal" public relations spokesperson for Washington's Central American agenda via Gun Owners of America and the CIS-affiliated, North- South Institute. But in order to fully appreciate the sinister nature of the Council for Inter-American Security, Pratt's involvement and his broader links to international fascist networks, there is another organization, also little explored by "mainstream" media, which deserves our attention, the World Anti-Communist League.

[CIS] functioned in a dual-capacity; as an alarmist "public policy institute" and as a domestic spy ring, a "privatized" version of the FBI's infamous COINTELPRO operations. Having staked-out Latin America as their geopolitical niche, CIS targeted Central America solidarity activists, progressive clergy, and the Salvadoran exile community. The group gathered intelligence and disseminated disinformation, funneling data on foreign policy opponents to the FBI and the intelligence service of the Salvadoran death squad state...In 1980, they published the influential A New Inter-American Policy for the Eighties, generally known as the "Santa Fe Document."

Pratt would use his skills as a propagandist and his position as president of Gun Owners of America, to launch a new campaign - to make English the official language of the United States..." 51  

American Legislative Exchange Council, (ALEC): Established in 1973 by Paul Weyrich  of the Free Congress Foundation's Coalition for Constitutional Liberties, among others, ALEC's purpose is to reach out to state office holders. In the words of ALEC's former executive director, Sam Brunelli:

"ALEC's goal is to ensure that these state legislators are so well informed, so well armed, that they can set the terms of the public policy debate, that they can change the agenda, that they can lead. This is the infrastructure that will reclaim the states for our movement."

ALEC has the financial support of more than 200 corporations including Coors now Castle Rock Foundation, Scaife's Family and Allegheny Foundation, Amway, IBM, Ford, Philip Morris, Exxon, Texaco and Shell Oil. William Bennett, [CNP's] Jack Kemp, [CNP's] John H. Sununu, and George Bush have all addressed ALEC sessions in recent years. 53  Footnotes 37-53

Judge Paul Pressler  - CNP President Executive Committee 1988-90, member 1984, 1996, 1998;  justice, Texas Court of Appeals, retired; former member, Texas Legislature; practiced law for 12 years at Vinson and Elkins; appointed District Judge, 1970; appointed Justice, Texas Court of Appeals, 1978; active in conservative movement in the Southern Baptist Convention; board member, KHCB (Christian radio); member, Texas Philosophical Society; Southern Baptist Convention, Boys Country, Salvation Army; Phillips Exeter Academy; graduate, Princeton University. 

Member of National Religious Broadcasters Board of Directors, current or past> See: The 2005 National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) Convention With Focus On Mel Gibson's The Passion Recut and also see: The 2005 National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) Convention With Focus On Michael Rood

Paul Pressler IV- CNP 1998; member, Second Baptist Church of Houston; Graduate, the Briarwood School; attended, Houston Baptist University; employed by the Brookwood Community; messenger to various Texas and Southern Baptist Conventions; delegate, Senate District and State Republican Convention.

James S. Price - CNP Board of Governors 1996, member 1988, 1998;  director, Logoi, Inc, Investment Advisors of Key Biscayne, Inc.; financial advisor.

Edgar Prince -[d.1995] CNP Vice-President 1988, Executive Committee 1994, member 1984; founded Prince Corporation, a major supplier to the automotive industry; former secretary of the board, Gospel Films, Gospel Film's Board Chairman was Richard M. DeVos;  

The Bible Gateway 54  "Gospel Communications International (GCI) is host and founder of the Gospel Communications Network (, a strategic alliance of online ministries." "...Dedicated by the Gospel Films board to the memory of Ed Prince [CNP], our late Board member, Gospelcom is an unprecedented alliance of over 200 national and international Christian ministry organizations Network...." 55 

"...The idea was presented to Gospel Films President Billy Zeoli [CNP], who quickly caught the vision and had the team present the plan to the Gospel Films Board of Directors. The Board, under the chairmanship of Richard M. DeVos [CNP], also saw the great potential for ministry in this new medium. Leading the charge for GCI Board support of the plan was then board secretary Edgar D. Prince.  Footnotes 54-55

Elsa Prince - CNP Board of Governors 1996, 1998;  Family Research Council Board of Directors; Focus on the Family Board of Directors;  member of Calvin College's board of trustees; Two major gifts totaling $20 million financed the construction of a new center for communication arts and sciences and a new conference center at Calvin College...The money, split between the Richard and Helen DeVos Foundation and the Edgar and Elsa Prince Foundation, represents the two largest donations in the history of the Christian liberal-arts college. 56 ;

In 1997, helped to provide funding for a new headquarters for the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C.; "RE. Family Research Council, "... By 2000, that number had quintupled to over 100 employees and the group had moved into a brand-new multi-story office on the edge of Washington’s Chinatown. (The building was erected with money from Dick DeVos [son of Amway co-founder Richard DeVos], the conservative Michi­gan-based Amway millionaire, his wife Betsy DeVos, former chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party, and Betsy’s mother, Elsa Prince.) 57 ; supporter of School vouchers, giving $200,000 to "Kid's First, Yes"...Between 1994 and 1997, according to federal tax records, DeVos, Prince and Amway foundations contributed more than $1.5 million to Teach Michigan, the Michigan Family Forum and the Mackinac Center, all of which are declared members of the Kids First! Yes! Coalition. 58 Footnotes 56-58

Coy C. Privette- CNP 1996, 1998; Trustee, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Inc. 59 "  The Board of Trustees consists of thirty members who are elected by the Southern Baptist Convention and are charged with the control and governance of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Inc.; steering committee 60, Dan Heimbach for Congress, who, January 1989 to February 1991 served President George Bush at the White House as Associate Director for Domestic Policy and Deputy Executive Secretary of the Domestic Policy Council.;  Footnotes 59-60

Penny Pullen- CNP 1984, 1988, 1996, 1998; President, Life Advocacy Resource Project, a 501(c)(4) research and strategy development organization which counsels pro-life candidates in strategic rhetoric to project confidence in pro-life as a winning stand; editor and publisher, Capitalert: News from Springfield for Those Who Pray; board member, Project Reality (formerly known as Project Respect); former executive director, Illinois Family Institute; former director, Legal Service Corporation; former member, President Reagan's Commission on HIV/MDS Epidemic; former member, National Council on Educational Research and Improvement; former board member, American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) 61; Illinois Republican National Committeewoman, 1984- 1988; delegate, Republican National Convention, 1984; recipient, two awards from Freed Foundation at Valley Forge and leadership awards from Eagle Forum and Coalition for Peace Through Strength.

American Legislative Exchange Council, (ALEC): Established in 1973 by Paul Weyrich  of the Free Congress Foundation's Coalition for Constitutional Liberties, among others, ALEC's purpose is to reach out to state office holders. In the words of ALEC's former executive director, Sam Brunelli:

"ALEC's goal is to ensure that these state legislators are so well informed, so well armed, that they can set the terms of the public policy debate, that they can change the agenda, that they can lead. This is the infrastructure that will reclaim the states for our movement."

ALEC has the financial support of more than 200 corporations including Coors now Castle Rock Foundation, Scaife's Family and Allegheny Foundation, Amway, IBM, Ford, Philip Morris, Exxon, Texaco and Shell Oil. William Bennett, [CNP's] Jack Kemp, [CNP's] John H. Sununu, and George Bush have all addressed ALEC sessions in recent years. 63  Footnotes 61-63



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