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President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel skirted the question of the city’s final boundaries under Israeli sovereignty, leaving them to be determined by final-status negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. His stance is in line with the Oslo Accords, to which both parties agreed amid fanfare and a White House lawn ceremony. 

But despite the Palestinians’ signatory acceptance of Jerusalem’s disputed status, their disregard for international law and diplomacy has consistently undermined peace efforts.

In addition to the terror group Hamas, which has sworn to destroy Israel, PA President Mahmoud Abbas’s disdain for the rule of law is not surprising. Reacting to President Trump’s statement, and no doubt stung by U.S. congressional support for the Taylor Force Act, Abbas declared all previous agreements null and void – perhaps forgetting they were already null and void due to Palestinian denial of Israel’s right to exist, and insistence on preposterous pre-conditions to “peace” talks. Is it any wonder that the official, PA fantasy maps, which plasters “Palestine” over the map of Israel, are routinely distributed to their media, educators, schoolchildren and terrorists? Militant Islam is the real replacement theology.

Abbas, who routinely distorts and denies Jewish history in Jerusalem to get his way, and has turned down offers for a two-state solution three times, learned well from his former mentor, Yasser Arafat. 

Shortly after Arafat signed the Oslo Accords, he placated the Muslim world by proclaiming the Oslo agreement was merely “the first step on the road to Jerusalem and jihad,” author Hirsch Goodman said; Arafat then compared the Oslo Accords to Mohammed’s 628 A.D. peace treaty with Koresh—once Mohammed gained enough power, he “slaughtered the Koresh tribe to the last person and conquered Mecca.”

Wise King Solomon warned in Proverbs: “When you sit down to eat with a ruler, consider carefully what is before you and put a knife to your throat if you are a man given to appetite.” Israel and America are considering carefully what is before them, and they are on the same page: it’s counterproductive to sit down with Palestinian “rulers” who desire neither peace nor two states, but who literally want to put a knife to Israel’s throat, while touting their own “right” to self-determination. Trump knows this, of course, as does the U.S. Congress, where the Taylor Force Act has strong bipartisan support. 

Palestinian leaders’ modus operandi indicates beyond the shadow of a doubt that handing over East Jerusalem to a terrorist entity who continuously prove they’ll never keep their end of the bargain would be a tragic mistake with deadly consequences for both Israelis and any Palestinians who sincerely desire peace and a chance for a normal life. 

If the Palestinian leaders really understood Israel—a vibrant democracy that supports the concept of self-determination and a state for its neighbors, it might dawn on them that bona fide negotiations would propel them at a faster pace to achieve their proclaimed goal. Of course, that presupposes that they really want to live side by side with Israel in peace. If that’s not true, then peace talks would be a sham anyway.

If Palestinians realized that real states require statesmanship, they would have had their state long ago. A statesman values negotiation; he perceives that successful diplomacy is not “my way or the highway” but rather, consensus. Bullying, saber rattling, rage, dire threats and violence—not Israel--are impeding the dream for peace which the Palestinian leaders claim to be seeking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

"And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.  And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.  For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord...” - Luke 2:8-11

 

 

I would like to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

We are reminded in this age of conflict and religious persecution that we are truly blessed to live in a land where we can still celebrate his birth and proclaim his name.

May God richly bless you and your family during this season of celebration and praise for the birth of our Savior.

And may God richly bless you throughout this coming year!

Sincerely,

Roberta Combs
President & CEO
Christian Coalition of America

 

 

Christian Coalition of America Applauds Passage of the Tax Bill 

Will Strengthen our Families and our Economy 

December 20, 2017 


WASHINGTON, D.C. --- The Christian Coalition of America applauds the work of conservatives in the United States Congress for passing H.R.1 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act today.  This tax bill will simplify an overly burdensome tax code and will save millions of families both time and money - welcome news during the holiday season.  The Christian Coalition of America also thanks Senators Gardner, Grassley, and Thune for their work to address the Base Erosion Anti-Abuse Tax (BEAT).  Because of their conservative leadership, American families will have greater access to a clean and secure future that will include American energy independence.  Furthermore, amending the BEAT provision protects nearly 100 billion dollars of economic development and more than 90,000 made-in-America jobs.

“I join our millions of supporters nationwide to thank our conservative allies in the United States Congress who have demonstrated strength and courage to pass tax reform that will benefit American families,” said Christian Coalition of America President and CEO Roberta Combs.  “It is encouraging that a tax reform policy which strengthens our economy, our families, and our national security by promoting energy independence was positively received by so many members of Congress.” 

The Christian Coalition of America looks forward to H.R. 1 being signed by President Trump so that families will benefit in the new year.   

 

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Could it happen again? Many Jews and Israel supporters are taking a hard look at the disturbing signs of our times, and asking if there are parallels to 1930s Germany. How did so many Jews miss the warning signs of the Holocaust? How do we interpret similar trends today?

Once Adolf Hitler became chancellor in 1933, an “ascending grade of injustice, political reprisal, concentration camps, religious persecution … purges, obliteration of speech and press … and expropriation” commenced, said Bishop Peter Ireton in 1938. By 1941, escape routes were blocked.

Economic upheaval was an early sign. First World War reparations triggered hyperinflation. By 1936, Germany faced financial disaster. In 1937, Nazi leader Hermann Göring plotted to embezzle Jewish wealth to pay the deficit. Jews first had to declare their wealth. Göring used that database to impose steep taxes, and in 1938, he nationalized Jewish property.

Legal sabotage ensued as Hitler manipulated flaws in the Weimar Constitution. Article 48 specified that in an emergency, the president (a role Hitler usurped) could issue decrees without Reichstag (Parliament’s) approval. Since Article 48 failed to define “emergency,” it became a “back door” Hitler manipulated to take power legally, the BBC said.

Just one month after Hitler became chancellor on Jan. 30, 1933, a suspicious fire gutted the Reichstag building. The next day, using the fire as an excuse, the Nazis exploited Article 48 to suspend freedom of speech, press, assembly and association, privacy of communications, and the inviolability of the home from unlawful search and seizure. 

Article 76, which required a two-thirds majority to amend the Constitution, posed another obstacle to Nazi control. They used the fire and suspended Constitutional freedoms to place political opponents in new concentration camps before the vote to amend the Constitution. Thus, in March 1933, an emergency decree established absolute Nazi authority, bypassing the Constitution and enabling Hitler to rule by decree without legislation or Reichstag approval. And that’s not to mention the elephant in the room—anti-Semitism.

Unsettling signs today include escalating Islamist extremism and sharia strongholds in Western Europe, surging anti-Semitism, and the rise of ultra-right parties.  In America, U.S. Constitutional freedoms are under siege, including freedom of religion, speech, bearing arms, and the press. NSA and CIA leaks revealed unprecedented domestic surveillance without probable cause. Banking and tax regulations monitor citizens’ assets, including charitable donations, which often identify religious and political affiliation. Government entities have used this data to attack political opponents.

The Miami Herald reported a secret, emergency martial-law plan to “suspend the U.S. Constitution,” turn U.S. control over to FEMA, and “appoint military commanders to run state and local governments.” According to Geopolitical Monitor, FEMA has more than 800 detainment camps in the United States, allegedly built for detaining illegal immigrants, though they have not been used for that purpose.

A 2013 Army Reserves training presentation listed ultra-Orthodox Jews, evangelical Christians and Catholics alongside Hamas, al-Qaida, and other “religious extremists.” The Army denied prior knowledge of the event.

Several sources, one of whom received martial-law training in 2016 from a DHS-affiliated security company, said trainees were to go house-to-house and ask specific questions to determine if people are Jews or Christians, both of whom could be targeted as “domestic terrorists.” Security personnel were to impound any food in excess of a two-week supply per household.

It’s not a matter of whether a government is right or left, because the value of a Jewish—or any life—transcends political affiliation. In private conversations with law professor David Bernstein, Jewish organization professionals defined the “greatest threat to the security of the American Jewish community” as “changing demographics”— “a euphemism for a growing population of Arab migrants to the United States,” Bernstein said in The Washington Post. Yet liberal Jews do not express much concern about admitting large numbers of “refugees and immigrants from countries where extreme anti-Semitic sentiments are mundane.” 

We should all be gravely concerned about what may happen if a dictator under the banner of some “-ism” insinuates himself into power. The mechanisms and precedents are already in place.  If these indicators signal ultimate danger to Diaspora Jews, or if any are sitting on the fence, they should consider coming home to Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East—and the only safe haven from the anti-Semitism engulfing the world. There is no better time to make Aliyah.

Dear Friend,

Fourteen years after the first settlers dedicated America to God on the sands of Cape Henry, Virginia on April 29, 1607, the Pilgrims at Plymouth, Massachusetts celebrated America’s first Thanksgiving in 1621. They wanted to express their thankfulness and their appreciation to their Creator.

Most Americans see Thanksgiving Day as an expression of their faith and of their gratefulness to God for all of the blessings He has bestowed upon them and upon the United States of America.

As we celebrate Thanksgiving, Psalms 100:4 tells us that we need to: “Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise: be thankful unto Him, and bless His name.”  Let us remember this passage as we gather together with family and friends surrounded by an abundance of riches and blessings which God has given to us.

The Staff and I want to thank you for your support and we wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!

Sincerely,

Roberta Combs, President and CEO
Christian Coalition of America

In the Outback Steakhouse recipe "Bloomin’ Onion,” an onion’s layers are peeled back like flower petals, revealing its center. Likewise, to expose the core of the United Nations’ agenda, it must be peeled back, layer by layer.

This onion’s outer “skin” comprises official U.N. documents, reports, literature and press releases. Some sound positive on their face, even utopian. UNESCO’s motto, for instance, is: “Building peace in the minds of men and women.” This seems in line with last year’s General Assembly Resolution 71/61 on the UN’s role in regional and global disarmament: “To maintain international peace and security and… bring about by peaceful means, in conformity with …justice and international law…settlement of international disputes...as enshrined in the Charter.”

But beneath the vague, high-sounding words, the United Nations and its agencies harbor a hidden agenda. To decipher the difference between what it says and what it does, peel further. 

A Disarming Disarmament Agenda

Let’s proceed with the layer beneath the skin. Resolution 71/61 emphasizes ‘multilateral enforcement’ of disarmament as “the key to global peace and harmony”; and, “The United Nations must play the central role” to enforce “arms regulation, nonproliferation and disarmament …under strict international control.” In U.N. speak, globalism—not nationalism—is the “core principle” of its disarmament policy. This resolution is just one example of the UN’s war against sovereign nations, and it has severe implications for Israel and other Western democracies’ sovereignty and defense. 

Burrowing deeper, the UN blew a golden opportunity to showcase its global prowess and prove its self-proclaimed authority as world arbiter of peace during Israel’s previous conflicts with the PLO and Hezbollah in Lebanon. Writing for the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, Maj.-Gen. (res) Yaakov Amidror recalled how U.N. Secretary-General U Thant endorsed Egyptian President Nasser’s request and withdrew U.N. Emergency Forces from Sinai. Nasser replaced them with Egyptian military divisions, helping spark the Six-Day War. 

Later, the U.N. Interim Force in Lebanon failed to prevent PLO terrorists from firing on Israel, but it adeptly “interfered with IDF operations.” When Hezbollah attacked Israel from Lebanon, UNIFIL was “more prone to intervene against Israeli self-defense operations” than against “Hezbollah aggression,” he said. Though some chalk up U.N. peacekeeping as “ineffective,” its neutrality is suspect. For 13 years, Hezbollah has violated U.N. Security Council resolutions daily “under the noses of U.N. peacekeepers,” said CNS News’ Patrick Goodenough. U.S. taxpayers shoulder nearly 28.5 percent of the U.N. peacekeeping budget, he said.

Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

According to former policy analyst Thomas G. Gulick, since 1975, the UN has supported “armed warfare,” with millions of dollars in direct funding and aid to mostly Marxist guerrilla and terrorist groups. Some received U.N. recognition and other perks. The PLO, for example, not only controlled UNRWA refugee camps in Lebanon, but turned them into ‘military bastions.”

More recently, Nahum Bedein’s 2013 documentary exposed UNRWA’s “Camp Jihad,” where young Palestinians learn the “right” of return: to retake villages that no longer exist, now part of Israel. “We teach the children the culture of nakba,” a teacher explains. “Every team is named for a village they left. This will remain embedded in the memory of every child.”

Teachers: “You want to return to Haifa?” Campers: “Yes!” “Jaffa?” “Yes!” “Nazareth? Acre?” “Yes!”  “With Allah’s help and our own strength, we will wage war,” a camper proclaims, “and with education and jihad we will return.” UNRWA finances this summer camp—its slogan: “Peace starts here.” A new U.N. resolution pushed by the Palestinians and their allies would force U.S. taxpayers to fund UNRWA, according to The New York Post’s Benny Avni. 

But U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley is demanding the UN enforce its own resolutions and mandate, and is mulling cuts to U.S. peacekeeping support. Former U.S. Ambassador John Bolton said America's U.N. contributions should be voluntary, not assessed by U.N. budget committees, Avni reported. Such actions are gravely needed. 

 

 

In 2004, an alert Maryland police officer saw an Islamic woman in an SUV videotaping a bridge’s support structures. He arrested the driver, Ismail Elbarasse—a Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood operative. An FBI raid on Elbarasse's home unearthed a trove of Islamic doctrinal books and key Muslim Brotherhood documents—which became evidence in the largest terrorism-financing trial in U.S. history.  

Islam’s books are “the real bomb,” Muslim reformer Islam al-Behery said. Its ideology is “its blueprint” for world domination. A document from the Elbarasse raid outlines the Muslim Brotherhood’s phased plan to destroy Western civilization from within:

Phase One:  Secret establishment of leadership.

Phase Two:  Gradual public profile by infiltrating government, the judiciary, finance, intelligence, police, prisons, military, education and religious institutions. 

Phase Three: Escalation prior to conflict and confrontation with rulers using mass media.

Phase Four:  Publically confront the government using political pressure. Weapons training domestically and overseas in anticipation of zero-hour.

Phase Five:   Seize power to establish the Islamic state.

 

Other documents outline the plan to replace the U.S. Constitution with sharia (Islamic law). Sharia is based on the Quran and other Islamic writings. Moderates see it a spiritual struggle, or outwardly observe it for fear of reprisal. But for radicals, sharia is the legal and political foundation for jihad and global rule, a power play to force Islam on the world. The D.C.-based Center for Security Policy calls it a “totalitarian ideology” controlling all legal, political, military, economic and social life. No other laws or governments may coexist with sharia. It’s primarily political, not religious; though in America it masks itself as a religion to manipulate the First Amendment as a front for seditious activity. 

The Quran requires all Muslims to wage jihad (holy war) against infidels (non-Muslims). Jihad calls for multiple stages and platforms—violent and pre-violent. An Elbarasse memorandum calls the pre-violent “settlement process” in North America “civilization jihad” to destroy the Western way of life. In jihad’s final, violent stage, non-Muslims convert or die. Though jihad is obvious in North America and Europe, it’s not limited to the West.

The phased plan is a template for radical Muslim subjugation. Indonesia, a secular, mostly moderate Muslim-majority democracy, is a case in point. Its motto, “Unity in Diversity” reflects its six religions and 300 ethnicities. Though religious parties’ gains in national elections have been paltry, locally elected lslamists passed more than 400 sharia ordinances, according to economist.com. Christian incumbent Basuki Tjahaja “Ahok” Purnama lost a recent governor’s race when radical Islamists told Muslim voters that Islam forbids voting for Christians. A video of Ahok’s rebuttal was edited to appear he was insulting the Quran. Charged with blasphemy, he lost the election and was sentenced to jail. 

Ahok’s conviction—accompanied by violent rallies and death threats--shows the chilling influence on pluralism by “hardline Islamism that the government and judiciary are reluctant to oppose,” said Time reporter Nicola Smith. In Indonesia, radical Islamists have advanced their plan for global dominance to Phase Four.

Then there’s Iran, whose visceral anti-Semitism and poisonous Ideology infuses jihad and sharia, but with a twist. The late Ayatollah Khomeini, and his successor, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, sidestepped Shi’a belief that the Mahdi (12th Imam), a quasi-messianic figure, must return before waging jihad, and adopted an ideology promoting a senior Shiite cleric to theocratic political power over Shiites worldwide. Khomeini offered himself as successor to the 12 Imams, thus “inherit[ing] the mantle of leadership directly from Muhammad,” said expert Clare Lopez. 

Khomeini inserted his doctrine into the 1989 constitution, in which the regime’s objective is global conquest under sharia rule and nuclear dominance is a surefire path to achieve that goal.

Iran and its proxies not only menace Israel’s existence and portend regional upheaval; the “bomb” of Islamist ideology threatens the lives and freedoms of every sovereign nation in the world. 

I’d like to talk about the Palestinians—apart from the question of statehood. One should be provoked to compassion for the Palestinian people, because they are being destroyed by lies and strong delusion. Their leaders cause their young men to err by dangling the lie of beautiful virgins waiting to award them in paradise for the “honor” of murder or violence—and their own bloody and terrifying deaths. The Palestinians are destroying with their own hands those who in other circumstances could have been their brightest, bravest and most valiant young men—to lies.

Then there are lies about money: Instead of seeding $693 million in aid for 2017 toward needed infrastructure, education, and shoring up social and medical services, the Palestinian government will funnel roughly half—$334 million—to pay “salaries” to jailed or released terrorists and suicide bombers’ families. That’s not to mention the charges against PA President Mahmoud Abbas and his sons for corruption and misuse of public funds, or his jealously guarding his successorship to preserve his son’s business empires—a form of deception that deprives his people of governmental accountability. These examples are hard evidence that many in the current government have little compassion for their own people.

Political lies, many outlandish—are also rampant. According to Palestinian Media Watch, libels include: Israel steals organs from Palestinians; Israel seeks rule from the Euphrates to the Nile; Israel murdered Arafat (Abbas and rival Mohammed Dahlan accused each other of the same crime).

Instead of using schools to build strong academic foundations that encourage creative thought and expression, to give their children hope and a future, they enforce learning by rote with an inflammatory mix of distorted history and geography, false claims, propaganda, and incitement to violence. For example, a review of new UNWRA textbooks shows that “for the next generation of Palestinian kids, there is no Israel, it doesn’t exist,” Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Simon Wiesenthal Center associate dean told The Algemeiner. Instead of training young men to solve societal problems, they major in Stone Throwing and Kitchen Daggers 101, while their young women are traumatized by violence at home.

The Palestinians well understand the Temple Mount’s long, rich Jewish history. That’s why they go to great efforts to sabotage or destroy Jewish artifacts and other archeological evidence. That’s why they claim the Temple Mount is “in danger” of being restored to its original owner—Israel (see 2 Sam. 18-25; 2 Chron. 3:1).

If a terrorist with Israeli blood on his hands survives, he is promoted to leadership, calcifying the self-destructive cycle—just as terrorist Saleh al-Arouri was recently appointed deputy head of Hamas’ political bureau. Future leaders, who under other circumstances might have the potential to excel, and live normal, fulfilling lives, are caught in the vicious cycle. 

If a child learns that the “right” way to deal with a disagreeable situation is by lying or turning violent, how will he cope with any disagreement? Palestinian violence is already turning inward to shred its own society. “People have forgotten the meaning of tolerance and resort to shooting to solve any small problem,” an Arab told Ynet News during a spike in Arab vs. Arab violence.

What can one expect when a people’s basic tenets of worship and law condone lies and deception? According to Quran 8:39, Muslims have a "divinely sanctioned" right to deceive, until "all religion belongs to Allah"–-that is, until they take their global caliphate by force. While Islamic ideology normally channels lying and deception toward non-Muslims, habitual lying and deceit seems to have seeped into relationships with their fellows. 

Lying is not the exclusive domain of Muslims—but its danger lies in systematic practice. And certainly, lies and deception are an unstable foundation for any government, let alone a potential state.  

By contrast, consider the attributes of G-d for both Jews and Christians: He extols truth, and withholds life and blessings to “whoever loves and practices a lie.”

President Donald Trump blocked a recent State Department effort to force Israel to return $75 million in military aid, the department’s most recent attempt to erode the U.S.-Israel military alliance. State’s demand was shocking, but it shouldn’t be surprising. 

Rex Tillerson's State Department has been embroiled in a power struggle with the White House, thwarting its efforts to remove Obama holdovers - and Trump nominees from filling open staff positions. 

But long before Obama appointees clogged Trump's efforts to drain the swamp, previous administrations dealt with State Department undertow. Generally conflicts between DOS and the White House, Congress and the courts, are turf wars over who controls foreign policy.  This dynamic has plagued several administrations - and impacted U.S. relations with Israel.

Anti-Semitism has lurked in State’s corridors for decades, and under the guise of diplomacy, has used subversive or covert tactics to manipulate foreign policy. Despite pressure from his State Department, Herbert Hoover defended the concept of a Jewish state; and under Franklin D. Roosevelt, DOS-mandated immigration policy “severely limited” German Jewish immigration during the Holocaust, and visas for Jewish refugees in Vichy France, according to Rafael Medoff, founding director of the David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies. Harry S. Truman stood against his State Department by supporting Israel’s establishment in 1948—while behind his back an undersecretary threatened to “foment anti-Semitism that could destroy the fledgling Jewish government’s support base in the U.S.” unless Zionist leaders caved to his demands, Medoff said.

The State Department is still working to undermine and intimidate Israel. Recently, it hosted the U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations, an umbrella of American Muslim groups such as the anti-Israel, pro-BDS, American Muslims for Palestine. The meeting’s announcement on AMP’s website expressed “concern” about “Israel's denial of religious rights for Muslims and Christians.” Israel is the sole country in the Middle East that protects the rights of all religions—Muslims, Christians, Jews and Druze. USCMO secretary general Oussama Jammal remarked the group was encouraged by “the constructive dialogue at the State Department.”

The Center for Security Policy warned in 2015 that USCMO leads the Islamic Movement in the United States “in pursuit of Civilization Jihad.” Jammal, who has a track record of seeking out strategic relationships with the U.S. government on behalf of the Muslim Brotherhood, is connected to Saul Alinsky’s Industrial Areas Foundation, a Marxist-Leninist organization “dedicated to revolution in America,” CSP said.  Another nip at Israel’s heels is the just-released State Department 2016 Country Reports on Terrorism. The report blames Israel for Palestinian terrorism against Israelis, citing the Palestinians’ “lack of hope” in the peace process. Tillerson’s report whitewashes Palestinian Authority leaders’ incitement of violence and financial support for terrorists. It also defines PA calls for terrorism and violence against Israelis as "rare,” and says the PA leadership “does not generally tolerate it.” 

In response, Rep. Peter Roskam, co-chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus, sent a letter to Tillerson noting “harmful mischaracterizations” in the report that impair the peace process. “To effectively combat terrorism,” he wrote, the United States must “accurately characterize its root cause—the PA leadership … and clarify … Palestinian support for terrorism as the leading impediment to Israeli-Palestinian peace."

In a strike against the heart of its own republic, a senior State Department contracting officer tried to silence two security contractors disturbed by deteriorating security at the U.S. Embassy in Libya prior to the tragic 2012 attack, a recent Fox News report revealed. The officer also asked the contractors to publically agree with State that “guards should not be armed at U.S. embassies” and “they weren't required in Benghazi.” Those responsible for the lapses and cover-up in Libya are still in place, the contractors said.

The State Department has more than 300 embassies, consulates and diplomatic missions around the world. In a healthy democracy that’s not under siege, this would be an indicator of positive national influence through diplomacy. But in a government divided against itself, it’s dangerous—not only for the U.S.-Israel alliance, but also for the future of American foreign policy.

This mammoth organization endangers the democratic process by collaborating with a Deep State—reminiscent of dictatorships with democratic facades. By breaching public trust with secrecy, veiled threats and disregard of human life—including its own—it demonstrates moral compromise and disregard for the democratic process. Unless the Trump Administration can rein it this rogue department, it endangers America and puts our allies at risk. Trump must unclog and drain the swamp before another debacle—or tragedy—occurs.

 

 

On the road to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s brave new world economy, democratic educational systems are speed bumps. To remove these obstacles, UNESCO has devised a compulsory global education scheme that exploits and politicizes how and what the next generation will learn—thus molding compliant “global citizens.” 

UNESCO’s Constitution describes one of its primary roles as spreading knowledge to the world, and giving a “fresh impulse to education.” But there’s a sting—UNESCO’s state-controlled, global education plan is subservient to its overarching aim for world monetary control—the New International Economic Order or NIEO. 

The NIEO “sacrifices education” to redistributing developed, industrial nations’ wealth and resources to underdeveloped nations, said former policy advisor Thomas G. Gulick.  The new monetary system is a planned, socialist world economy under the jurisdiction of a U.N. economic “superagency.” U.S. and Western industrial nations would finance this “global welfare state.” In short, Gulick said, “NIEO appears to be UNESCO’s hidden agenda.”

 

Education to sustain the NIEO  

This agenda has been long in the making. In the ’70s, Director General Amadou-Mahtar M’Bow targeted UNESCO’s education and social science sectors as the “main focus” to achieve the NIEO. Thus, politicization gradually permeated all UNESCO sectors, Gulick said.

The NEIO was established in 1974 by a U.N. General Assembly resolution. Though updated in 2011, “not very much” changed, said professors Vinod Aggarwal and Steve Weber for the Harvard Business Review; “NIEO demands … are almost exactly the same as Supachai Panitchpakdi, head of UNCTAD, [called] for” in 2012—a global financial system to benefit the poor. 

 

The prickly issue of sovereignty 

The NIEO rejects all sovereignty but its own. Presenting the “roadmap for global education” in 2015, Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova said: “We…entrust UNESCO …to lead … the Education agenda ….to reach our ambitious goal by 2030.” Within this framework, “globalized schools worldwide must reshape children’s values to create “global citizens.” 

The UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development describes children and youth as “critical agents of change” to implement “the new global order.”  To this end, teacher trainees study NIEO, human rights, and situational-ethics lessons plans; the latter asserts decisions should be based on circumstances, not fixed principles. It rejects absolute moral principles such as G-d, or good and evil— ruling out most precepts of Judaism and Christianity. 

 

Indoctrinating Young Minds: Scientific Humanism 

Starting in the early ’70s, UNESCO books and publications explored the idea of a new educational order based on scientific humanism. This view rejects all religious beliefs in a divine person or creed; it was slammed as “the breeding ground of intolerance,” by educational psychologist W. D. Wall.  

In brief, UNESCO educational literature advises parents not to teach their children religious moral principles, which Wall labels “moral indoctrination.” This goes hand in hand with UN advocacy of mandatory sex education for children, beginning in pre-kindergarten. 

 

Eroding moral foundations 

According to a previous Fox News report, the UN recommends that children 5 to 8 be taught about gender violence and self-touch satisfaction. By 9, they'll learn about aphrodisiacs, homophobia, transphobia and abuse of power; at 12, contraception, and by age 15, “safe” abortions. Thus, the state usurps parents’ rights to teach their children about moral choices and sex.

 

‘Dry rot in academia’ 

What’s happening on U.S. campuses is a microcosm of UNESCO’s threat facing the world. Economist Thomas Sowell sounded the alarm on “the intellectual and moral dry rot” that spreads wherever “the groupthink of the left substitutes for education.”

Exposing students to different viewpoints was once thought a valuable part of education; “but that was before academia – and the education system – became a monopoly of the political left,” he said. Regardless of whose views become a monopoly, education—and our children—suffer. Reducing Western democracies’ support to an organization committed to the destruction of their economies and education is surely part of the remedy.