this is not an article. It’s a collection of bread-crumbs leading to the logical conclusion that we are in a Crusade that began with Reagan, greatly expanded under both Bush’s, and will likely explode under Trump.  

(click the links in blue to read the sources)

1) From the Southern Poverty Law Center, August 31:

Revealed: Conway, Bannon Members of Secretive Group

The CNP is an intensely secretive and shadowy group of what The New York Times once described as “the most powerful conservatives in the country.” It is so tight-lipped that it tells people not to admit their membership or even name the group. Revealing when or where the group meets, or what it discusses, is also forbidden.

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2)  Wikipedia: Council for National Policy

  • It has been described by The New York Times as “a little-known club of a few hundred of the most powerful conservatives in the country,”
  • Nation magazine has called it a secretive organization that “networks wealthy right-wing donors together with top conservative operatives to plan long-term movement strategy.”[2]
  • It was founded in 1981 by Tim LaHaye
  • It has over 600 members !

3) HuffPost, September 1:  How Dominionists Gained Control Of The Trump Campaign

4) Ralph Reed, CEO of the PR firm Century Strategies, who coordinated the connection between CNP and The Tea Party

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5) “Sith Lords of the Ultra Right” – the CNP Report at The Center for Media and Democracy

6) NYU Media Policy Professor Mark Crispin Miller called CNP:  highly secretive… theocratic organization — what they want is basically religious rule

7) “Judeo-Christian, capitalist, nationalist. A Global Tea Party Movement with a 500-year future”: This Is How Steve Bannon Sees The Entire World

8) Leaked Document of the CNP Membership, at Southern Poverty Law Center

Council for National Policy Membership Directory

All your favorite creeps are members: Kellyanne Conway, Betsy DeVos, Steve Bannon, General Michael Flynn, Joseph Farah, Steve Forbes, Frank Gaffney, Zuhdi Jasser, John Ashcroft, David Keene (NRA, Republican Presidential campaigner), Oliver North, Erik Prince (BlackWater), Wayne LaPierre (NRA), Jack Abramoff (Casino Jack felon), Grover Norquist, Neil Patel (Daily Caller), Paige Patterson (Southern Baptist wingnut), Tony Perkins (KKK, politician, Family Research Council), Ralph Reed, Rick Santorum, John Bolton, Pat Robertson, Gary Bauer, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Weyrich, L. Brent Bozell, Louis Bremer (Bain Capital), Floyd Brown (Citizens United, WesternJournalism.com), Cullen Davis (the Texas oil billionaire/murderer), Sarah Palin, 

The CNP , ALEC, and The Heritage Foundation are credited with putting George W. Bush and Dick Cheney in the White House.  Ted Cruz was the candidate officially endorsed by CNP in 2016.

Closely affiliated groups: The Heritage Foundation, The Moral Majority, The John Birch Society, Liberty University, Foundation for Democracy in Iran(the Bomb Iran lobby), 

The group’s founder, Tim LaHaye, was the author of the Left Behind series

Speakers have included: Michele Bachmann, Dinesh D’Souza,

9) The Immediate Agenda: revealed through their child program: the Conservative Action Project

  1. Articles from Right Wing Watch

  2. The Memos from Conservative Action Project

  3. Policies include:
    1. shredding the Paris Climate Agreement
    2. blocking Syrian refugees
    3. blocking Obama’s SCOTUS nominee
    4. blocking any lame-duck session
    5. fighting political-donor disclosure (anti-transparency)
    6. austerity against Puerto Rico, including eliminating minimum wage
    7. blocking internet sales tax
    8. defunding Planned Parenthood
    9. reversing the Iran Deal
    10. expanding intellectual “property rights”
    11. repealing Affordable Care Act
    12. repealing marriage equality
    13. pushing charter schools, vouchers, and busting unions
    14. war and more war
    15. rolling-back Voting Rights
    16. War on Islam – as reported by WND, one of their own “news” sites
      1. view from their web page:  “Sharia:  The Threat to America”

10) Political Research Associates: Archive of Articles on CNP

11) via founding member J. Peter Grace, a connection to Nazis via Operation Paperclip, its origins in the radical John Birch Society, which has been revived through CPAC

  1. J. Peter Grace at SourceWatch
  2. John Birch Society
  3. CPAC – Conservative Political Action Conference

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