Missouri's 7th District, U.S. House of Representatives




Congressional Issues 2012
Conspiracy or Consensus?

Is there a grand conspiracy of a few powerful "Insiders" to create a "New World Order?"

The John Birch Society has been criticized for believing in a "communist conspiracy" to take over the world. Other critics of the government are often accused of believing in "conspiracy theories." The more they criticize inefficiency and gross blunders, the more plausible it seems that they believe these "mistakes" are deliberate: a "conspiracy."

Some have suggested that we should talk instead about a "consensus." Many people in government and in government think tanks simply see things the same way, from the same perspective. They are agreed that the United States of America should be abolished and "the anarchy of nations" replaced with a one-world government. Not a "conspiracy," just an "agreement," a "consensus of opinion," birds of a feather flocking together. 

The very word "secrecy" is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it. Even today, there is little value in opposing the threat of a closed society by imitating its arbitrary restrictions. Even today, there is little value in insuring the survival of our nation if our traditions do not survive with it. And there is very grave danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment.

It requires a change in outlook, a change in tactics, a change in missions--by the government, by the people, by every businessman or labor leader, and by every newspaper. For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence--on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations. Its preparations are concealed, not published. Its mistakes are buried, not headlined. Its dissenters are silenced, not praised. No expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed, no secret is revealed.

Without debate, without criticism, no Administration and no country can succeed-and no republic can survive. That is why the Athenian law-maker Solon decreed it a crime for any citizen to shrink from controversy. And that is why our press was protected by the First Amendment--the only business in America specifically protected by the Constitution--not primarily to amuse and entertain, not to emphasize the trivial and the sentimental, not to simply "give the public what it wants"--but to inform, to arouse, to reflect, to state our dangers and our opportunities, to indicate our crises and our choices, to lead, mold, educate and sometimes even anger public opinion.

This means greater coverage and analysis of international news--for it is no longer far away and foreign but close at hand and local. It means greater attention to improved understanding of the news as well as improved transmission. And it means, finally, that government at all levels, must meet its obligation to provide you with the fullest possible information outside the narrowest limits of national security--and we intend to do it.

John F. Kennedy, "The President and the Press," Address Before the American Newspaper Publishers Association, New York City. April 27th, 1961.

Another way to look at the problem is to remember that no conspiracy succeeds without willing co-conspirators; in this case tens or even hundreds of millions of willing co-conspirators. The problem is not "conspiracy," on this view, the problem is "conformity."

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. {2} And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
(Romans 12:1-2)

This is the problem with "secular democracy." It leads to conformism.

America's Founding Fathers created a Christian Republic, not a secular democracy. America's Founding Fathers strongly abhorred the idea of democracy. You can read their scathing criticisms of democracy here:

Most people today think America is supposed to be a democracy, but that's completely wrong. Many of these same people believe America was Founded by deists and atheists, and that is also completely wrong. Not a single "deist" or atheist signed the Constitution; they were all Christians, and even if a couple of them had doubts about the deity of Christ, none of them believed the government they created could be separate from God. Any government that will not be "under God" is a government that thinks it is God.

Is it the fault of an all-powerful conspiracy that so many millions of Americans don't know the difference between a Christian Republic and a secular democracy? Most people pick up their ideas like they do the flu or measles.

This is an important point. America's Founding Fathers very strongly believed that we had to be a nation "under God," or we would not succeed. Most people today do not understand the importance of our national duty to acknowledge God and obey Him:

It doesn't take a strong, powerful, omnipotent "conspiracy" of wealthy, highly-educated, people in high places in government to lead us into tyranny. It only takes mass conformity to bad ideas.

The Conspiracy Theory of History Revisited by Murray N. Rothbard

Follow the Follower

Jim Edwards says Earl Nightingale described it best when he said most people play “Follow the Follower.” People blindly following the person in front of them … who follows the person in front of them … and there’s no leader at the front, just an endless line of followers … doing the same old thing … the same old way.

The problem is not conspiracy, but a conformity of ignorance.

We don't have to blame the world's problems on a "conspiracy." Better to blame "democracy." God commands us to stop following the followers:

You shall not follow a majority in wrongdoing; when you bear witness in a lawsuit, you shall not side with the majority so as to pervert justice;
(Exodus 23:2) 

People who believe in secular democracy are doomed. They practice abortion, killing off their posterity. Powerful "conspirators" like Hillary Clinton claim to get guidance from Eleanor Roosevelt! Such people have no future. But we prolong their present if we follow them and the multitude that votes for them.

When you come into the land that the LORD your God is giving you, you must not learn to imitate the abhorrent practices of those nations. {10}  No one shall be found among you who makes a son or daughter pass through fire, or who practices divination, or is a soothsayer, or an augur, or a sorcerer, {11} or one who casts spells, or who consults ghosts or spirits, or who seeks oracles from the dead. {12} For whoever does these things is abhorrent to the LORD; it is because of such abhorrent practices that the LORD your God is driving them out before you. {13} You must remain completely loyal to the LORD your God. {14} Although these nations that you are about to dispossess do give heed to soothsayers and diviners, as for you, the LORD your God does not permit you to do so.
(Deuteronomy 18:9-14) 

People like the Clintons or any others that we might think are powerful conspirators constantly have their fingers in the air, taking polls of public opinion. They also read books of "scholars" and "philosophers" who say that Christianity is old-fashioned and Global Government is "inevitable." All these conspirators are cowards, following each other, conforming to each other's back-patting and encouragement to rebel against God. They have no leader, no moral compass, and there really is no secret "conspiracy" of a few, they just all agree that they don't want to be "under God."

It is proper to speak of this ignorant rebellion as a "conspiracy." But we must remember that this conspiracy has no future.

(Psalm 2)  Why do the nations conspire, and the peoples plot in vain? {2} The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD and his anointed, saying, {3} "Let us burst their bonds asunder, and cast their cords from us." {4} He who sits in the heavens laughs; the LORD has them in derision. {5} Then he will speak to them in his wrath, and terrify them in his fury, saying, {6} "I have set my king on Zion, my holy hill." {7} I will tell of the decree of the LORD: He said to me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. {8}  Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. {9}  Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; Thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel. {10}  Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth. {11}  Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. {12}  Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, and ye perish from the way, when His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in Him.

(Jeremiah 11:9-10) And the LORD said unto me, A conspiracy is found among the men of Judah, and among the inhabitants of Jerusalem. {10} They are turned back to the iniquities of their forefathers, which refused to hear my words; and they went after other gods to serve them: the house of Israel and the house of Judah have broken my covenant which I made with their fathers.

(Isaiah 8:12-13) Do not call conspiracy all that this people calls conspiracy, and do not fear what it fears, or be in dread. {13} But the LORD of hosts, him you shall regard as holy; let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.

Even mainstream news sources, such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Christian Science Monitor, have all described a collusion among the most powerful people in government -- people that that are at war with the political and religious principles of the Signers of the Constitution -- a collusion that differs very little from a "conspiracy." The difference between an intellectual consensus and a conspiracy is that conspirators seek and obtain power to implement their vision; in this case, political power.

Conspiracy: Where's the Proof? | The New American
Two Cheers for Conspiracy Theories | LiberaLaw:

But no matter how clever those who oppose the principles of "Liberty Under God," or how much political power they obtain, in the long run, their conspiracies will not succeed.

The Doom of the Open Conspiracy

Americans two, three, or four generations from now will not be locked in "The New World Order." They will have many options.

Conspiracy: A Biblical View
by Gary North

1.  The Reality of Conspiracies
2.  The People's Will
3.  The Conspiracy's Theology
4.  Two Kinds of Conspiracy
5.  Court Historians
6.  Maverick "Insider" Historians
7.  The Shift in the Climate of Opinion
8.  Replacing Evil With Good
Appendix: Monitoring the Elite's Public Faces

Full text of NONE DARE CALL IT CONSPIRACY, by Gary Allen with Larry Abraham (1971)

Extremism in the Pursuit of Historical Truth 

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