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    Pope Francis Political Agenda?
    Speaking to the US Congress?

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    Does Congress understand that Pope Francis enthusiastically endorses a new U.N. document that promises to wipe out poverty by 2030 by reordering the world economy along the lines of socialist principles. The document, titled “Transforming Our World: 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,”

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    Does Congress understand that the U.N. plan calls for a centrally managed economy, more regulations of human activity, LESS FREEDOM.

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    “If the US Congress continues on this trajectory, we will lose everything that sustains any semblance of individual liberty and freedom,” “Someone else will decide what to manufacture, how much to make, who and how much an individual may purchase, and at what cost. Someone else will tell you where you can work, for how long, at what wage. Someone else will tell you where you can live, how big it will be, how many children you can have and where you will send them for indoctrination. There will be no private property rights, no ability to pass wealth to your children.”

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    FREEDOM IS NEVER MORE THAN ONE GENERATION AWAY FROM EXTINCTION. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.

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    Does the US Congress understand, that this might be, that generation?

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    If you are a concerned American Citizen?

    Perhaps, the America people should learn more from each other?
    Read more… Learn more.. And, disseminate more.

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    The Politics of Pope Francis
    www.wsj.com/…/the-politics-of-pope-francis-14428…
    The Wall Street Journal Sept. 21, 2015 7:17 p.m. ET
    POPE FRANCIS HAS OVERTLY EMBRACED THE CONTEMPORARY PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL AGENDA OF INCOME REDISTRIBUTION AND GOVERNMENT ECONOMIC CONTROL …

    Perhaps America and this pope can learn from each other.

    Pope Francis arrives Tuesday on his first visit to the United States, and the welcome event illustrates his unique and paradoxical appeal. The Argentine pope is being celebrated more for his embrace of progressive economics than for the Catholic Church’s moral teachings.
    Millions of American Catholics will of course welcome the pope as a spiritual messenger and the head of a religion of some 1.2 billion world-wide. As a pastoral shepherd he has set a Christian example that Americans of all faiths might emulate with his modest life-style and manifest concern for the poor and least powerful. His public American itinerary—to a Harlem school, a Philadelphia prison—reflects this pastoral mission. He is a man of God who avoids the ostentatious trappings of man.
    Yet the pope will also visit the White House and speak to Congress, and this is where his tour takes on an extra-religious resonance. Pope Francis has overtly embraced the contemporary progressive political agenda of income redistribution and government economic control to reduce climate change.
    Opinion Journal Video
    The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty Counsel Stephanie Barclay on whether the Pope will publicly support a lawsuit challenging ObamaCare’s contraceptive mandate. Photo credit: Getty Images.
    President Obama, who shares both ambitions, is therefore giving the pope the kind of hearty embrace we can’t imagine him giving to his predecessor Pope Benedict. Secular progressives who disdain the Catholic Church’s teaching on abortion, same-sex marriage and divorce are ignoring all of that catechistic unpleasantness and claiming the pope as an evangelist for their agenda. You might call them cafeteria progressives, after the old line about Catholics who are selective in which church teachings they follow.
    There is some risk for the pope and his church in this progressive bear hug. One is that the pope will come to be seen as a seeker of political popularity more than a speaker of hard and eternal truths. Another is that politicians may use the pope to serve their own political and cultural needs, as with the official White House guest list to meet the pope.
    The Journal reported last week that the Vatican was upset that the presence of prominent dissenters from Catholic teaching will make it appear that the pope endorses their views. We doubt the White House intended any offense, but the oversight reveals how little secular liberal elites understand about traditional religious mores. You can bet the protocol office would not make such a mistake with a Muslim cleric of similar importance.
    Our own hope for the papal visit is that he has a chance to better understand America and the capitalist roots of its prosperity. Like many Argentines of the left, Pope Francis seems given to suspicion about American wealth. But liberty and not coercion is the source of our strength and of the wealth that has lifted millions out of poverty.
    Cuba, where Francis arrived this weekend, has denied its people economic freedom—and religious freedom—for the six decades of its revolution and remains poor and unable to develop the “new technologies” that Pope Francis has said should be available for all.
    The U.S. has prospered by respecting property rights and relying on the voluntary decisions of individuals. The rule of law here means that unlike in countries such as Argentina, an American can build a large, successful business even if no one in the government likes him. And unlike in Argentina, capitalist success creates millions of jobs that allow men and women without political connections to support their families and live in dignity.
    In Washington, D.C., the pope will visit a homeless program run by Catholic Charities. But he should know that Catholic Charities can do its good work because of the contributions from lay Catholics who succeed in a capitalist economy. The pope may also be surprised to learn that individual Americans voluntarily do far more than any government to assist the world’s poor.
    A 2013 report from the Hudson Institute’s Center for Global Prosperity found that nearly $31 billion of annual U.S. government aid to developing countries was eclipsed by $39 billion of private charity, plus another $108 billion of private capital flows. Americans also sent more than $100 billion of remittances to the developing world, often from immigrants working in the U.S. Nobody goes to Cuba to earn money to support relatives in America.
    AS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE, Pope Francis is sometimes given to an almost Malthusian, anti-modern pessimism. In his recent encyclical, “Laudato Si,” Francis wrote that “the earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth.”
    Well, he should have seen East Germany before the fall of the Berlin Wall, or the air in Beijing today. Coercive governments are the worst befoulers of the environment. Democratic capitalism has created the wealth and electoral consent to clean the air and water, AND ONLY CONTINUED ECONOMIC GROWTH will create the resources to deal with climate change if it does become a serious threat to the Earth.
    Catholics understand that while the pope speaks for God on matters of faith and morals, his infallibility does not extend to his economics or environmentalism. We hope he enjoys his visit to the land of the free, and that the education goes both ways.
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    Pope Francis says that global warming is a fact and that a new global political authority is necessary in order to save humanity from utter …

    Pope Calls for New World Government

    www.zerohedge.com/…/pope-francis-calls-new-global-politic…
    Zero Hedge
    Jun 18, 2015 – The new UN agenda does not just address the environment – it also … BUT WHAT IS RAISING EYEBROWS IS THE POPE’S CALL FOR A NEW GLOBAL POLITICAL …

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    Hmmm….

    POPE FRANCIS is being celebrated more for his embrace of progressive economics than for the Catholic Church’s moral teachings?

    Pope Francis writes, “I would like to enter into dialogue with all people.” The Guardian called it “the most astonishing and perhaps the most AMBITIOUS papal document of the past 100 years.”
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    Just saying….
    A DESIRE FOR POWER, INFLUENCE, AND AUTHORITY IS EMBEDDED DEEPLY IN HUMAN NATURE. For many people, the very word “AMBITION” smacks of greed, corruption, or a win-at-all-cost mentality.

    AMBITION, if properly harnessed by good judgment and rooted IN AN APPRECIATION FOR THE BENEFITS OF CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLICANISM, could work to advance the public good.

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    We must know POPE FRANCIS,
    He is arguably the most popular man in the world, and his popularity continues to grow. With popularity comes power—power to influence, power to install, POWER TO PURSUE AMBITION—power that could ultimately affect the global financial system!

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    What do I know? I’m just a concerned American Grandmother.
    I know how to read. I know how to research online. I know how to document, copy, paste and disseminate critical information in cyberspace.
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    Pope Francis Calls For A New Global Political Authority To …

    www.zerohedge.com/news/…/popefranciscallsnewglobal-…
    Zero Hedge

    Jun 18, 2015 – Submitted by Michael Snyder via The End of The American Dream blog, Pope Francis says that global warming is a fact and that a new global …
    www.zerohedge.com/…/pope-francis-calls-new-global-politic…
    Zero Hedge
    Jun 18, 2015 – THE NEW UN AGENDA DOES NOT JUST ADDRESS THE ENVIRONMENT – it also … BUT WHAT IS RAISING EYEBROWS IS THE POPE’S CALL FOR A NEW GLOBAL POLITICAL …
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    INDEED, THE NEW UN AGENDA DOES NOT JUST ADDRESS THE ENVIRONMENT
    TRANSFORMING OUR WORLD: 2030 AGENDA FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
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    “Basically they are rebooting Agenda 21,” said Tom DeWeese, president and founder of the American Policy Center, and they are calling on the world’s most visible religious leader to promote the agenda.
    The U.N. 2030 Agenda includes 17 goals that aim for the re-ordering of all human activity.
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    As the choppy waters of September 2015 move ashore, all eyes will be on Pope Francis’ visit to the United States, jittery stock markets and signs in the heavens.
    Pope Francis is expected to enthusiastically endorse a new U.N. document that promises to wipe out poverty by 2030 by reordering the world economy along the lines of socialist principles. The document, titled “Transforming Our World: 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” also seeks to “strengthen universal peace” and usher in a new era of shared prosperity.

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    ‘Mega’ Agenda 21 resurrected with pope’s help

    www.wnd.com/…/mega-agenda-21-resurrected-with-pop…
    WorldNetDaily
    Aug 31, 2015 – He has been a reporter and editor at several suburban newspapers in the … Pope Francis is the 266th pope, and he will arrive in the U.S. to meet with … The document, titled “Transforming Our World: 2030 Agenda for …. The 29-page document will be up for a vote of the General Assembly at the Sept. 25-27 …

    Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2015/08/mega-agenda-21-resurrected-with-popes-help/#mmvXx8UcrVDFgwfA.99

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    Pope Francis’ Call to Action Goes Beyond the Environment …

    www.nytimes.com/…/ross-douthat-popefranciscall-t…

    The New York Times

    Jun 20, 2015 – IN Pope Francis‘ sprawling new encyclical, “Laudato Si’,” there are … It’s a document calling for global action, even a “new world political authority,” that’s drenched in frank contempt for the existing global leadership class.

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    Much More Than an Economic Plan – theTrumpet.com

    https://www.thetrumpet.com/…/economy/much-…
    The Philadelphia Trumpet
    Much More Than an Economic Plan. From the March 2014 Trumpet Print Edition ». The pope wants to radically transform the global financial system, and he’s …


  • Reagan and Pacific Legal Foundation

    Reagan and Pacific Legal Foundation

    PACIFIC LEGAL FOUNDATION (PLF) was founded in Sacramento as America’s first freedom-based public interest legal organization. Drawing inspiration from then-GOVERNOR RONALD REAGAN, several members of his senior staff left public service to establish PLF.

    After GOVERNOR RONALD REAGAN overhauled California’s lax welfare system to make it more efficient and effective, he observed that there were a lot of so-called “SPECIAL INTEREST” FOUNDATIONS – usually funded by tax dollars – ready to step forward to sue on behalf of individuals who demanded government entitlements.

    Reagan and his close advisor, Ed Meese, asked themselves:

    WHY ISN’T THERE ANYONE WHO REPRESENTS THE PUBLIC INTEREST OF TAXPAYERS

     and other Americans in efficient, limited constitutional government?

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    RONAL REGAN QUOTATIONS ( added for historical emphasis)

    RONALD REGAN WAS THE GOVERNOR OF CALIF. 1967 TO 1975

    FREEDOM IS NEVER MORE THAN ONE GENERATION AWAY FROM EXTINCTION.

    We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same,

     OR ONE DAY WE WILL SPEND OUR SUNSET YEARS TELLING OUR CHILDREN AND OUR CHILDREN’S CHILDREN WHAT IT WAS ONCE LIKE IN THE UNITED STATES WHERE MEN WERE FREE.”

     “IF WE LOSE FREEDOM HERE, THERE IS NO PLACE TO ESCAPE TO. THIS IS THE LAST STAND ON EARTH.”

    “YOU AND I HAVE A RENDEZVOUS WITH DESTINY. WE WILL PRESERVE FOR OUR CHILDREN this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness.

    IF WE FAIL, AT LEAST LET OUR CHILDREN AND OUR CHILDREN’S CHILDREN SAY OF US WE JUSTIFIED OUR BRIEF MOMENT HERE. WE DID ALL THAT COULD BE DONE.”

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    WHEN PACIFIC LEGAL FOUNDATION, WAS FOUNDED  ON MARCH 5, 1973

     “FREEDOM” IN AMERICA FOUND NEW MEANING

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    Back to PLF…

    Shortly after came their answer – THE FOUNDING OF PACIFIC LEGAL FOUNDATION BY MEMBERS OF RONALD REAGAN’S SENIOR STAFF.

     “ON MARCH 5, 1973 GOVERNMENT REGULATORS FOUND A FOE; MAINSTREAM AMERICANS FOUND A FRIEND; FREEDOM IN AMERICA FOUND NEW MEANING.

    On that day, PACIFIC LEGAL FOUNDATION WAS ESTABLISHED turning the voices that wouldn’t be heard into the voices that couldn’t be silenced.”

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    “Special Interest” Foundations  (added for historical documentation)

    FOLLOW THE MONEY….IN 1996, THE W. K. KELLOGG’S FOUNDATION? HELD $7.6 BILLION IN ASSETS, PLACING IT AT AS THE SECOND LARGEST PRIVATE FOUNDATION IN THE UNITED STATES.

    ONE CANNOT BEGIN TO ARTICULATE THE POLITICAL, social and philanthropic INFLUENCE THE “SPECIAL INTEREST”  FOUNDATION HAS HAD on modern civilization.

    The  mission of the W. K. Kellogg’s Foundation? Advancing the common good

    Description: enable the organization to achieve its mission of advancing the common good through leading, strengthening and mobilizing the nonprofit sector by providing general operating support.

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    Ronald Regan  quote,I’ve never been able to understand why a Republican contributor is a “fat cat” and a democratic contributor of the same amount  of money is called a “a public spirited philanthropist”

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    Back to PLF….

    PACIFIC LEGAL FOUNDATION is privileged to have some of the best and brightest constitutional lawyers on our staff. They have brought scores of precedent-setting cases to court, including seven case victories in the U.S. Supreme Court.

    From a few cases representing clients in California during its infancy, PLF’s legal program has grown in size and scope to become truly national, handling hundreds of cases in dozens of states.

    Today, PLF stands as the nation’s sentry for freedom — strong, resolute and committed to the principles established by our nation’s Founding Fathers and embraced by Ronald Reagan — that Americans are granted sacred, inalienable rights of life, liberty and private property, and that they must never be surrendered or compromised to arbitrary government actions.

    The real power behind PLF is you!

    There are literally thousands of reasons for PLF’s years of success — the number of freedom-loving Americans who generously give to PLF so that we can protect our Constitution, and litigate for limited government, property rights, free enterprise, and a balanced approach to environmental regulations.

    As we celebrate PLF’s long-running  and successful history, we honor and celebrate citizens like you for whom THE GIFT OF FREEDOM IS THE MOST PRECIOUS GIFT OF ALL.

    Thank you,

    ROBIN L. RIVETT
    President

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    I’d been considering a post on my website …

    “WHAT GOT THEM STARTED?”

    WHAT GOT YOU STARTED? ( AS one single individual? ON one single issue? )

    Good reading and good reporting MUST INCLUDE

    WHO? WHAT? WHEN? WHERE? AND WHY?

    Behind My Back | Who is Protecting “We the People?”

    www.behindmyback.org/2014/03/12/who-is-protecting-we-the-people/

    Mar 12, 2014 – This is a timely legal question, with a very short answer. … There are literally thousands of reasons for PLF’s years of success — the number of …

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    I did report..  I screwed up …….I did not include the History of….

    WHO, GOVERNOR RONALD REAGAN….

    WHAT “HE” did…WHEN “HE” did it… WHERE “HE” did it…WHY “HE” did it…

    THERE ARE LITERALLY THOUSANDS OF REASONS FOR PLF’S YEARS OF SUCCESS

    And, I left out the most important reason, THE ONE SINGLE INDIVIDUAL that got it started.

    WHAT GOT GOVERNOR RONALD REAGAN STARTED?

    THE HANDWRITING ON THE WALL?

    said to mean that there are clear signs  that something will fail or no longer exist

    Idiom, handwriting on the wall, a premonition, portent, or clear indication, especially of failure or disaster

     Definition the handwriting on the wall definition. A phrase recalling an Old Testament story about Daniel. While a king was holding the Jews captive in the foreign land of Babylon, in the sixth century b.c., a mysterious hand appeared, writing on the wall of the king’s palace.

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    Another chapter in the book of revelations by Pearl Revere

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    So, I am still considering a post on my website …

    “WHAT GOT THEM STARTED?”

    “WHAT GOT YOU STARTED?” ( AS one single individual? ON one single issue?)

    YOU MUST INCLUDE WHO? WHAT? WHEN? WHERE? AND WHY?

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    And, I am still asking this question.

    WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO GET “YOU” STARTED?