SAVING THE REPUBLIC?
By Kelleigh Nelson
May 11, 2010
A while back a good friend called me and asked me if I’d signed the Manhattan Declaration. I told her that I had seen it, but made it a habit of signing nothing on the web inasmuch as one’s name could be used and the balance of what you signed could be changed and/or your name and address could be collected for future letters requesting donations. At any rate, it got me to thinking about all the things I’d seen on the web that were allegedly efforts to save the Republic, but in reality, were worthless and a total waste of time as well as money and simply “feel good” efforts. Let’s take a look at two of these and see who is really behind them.
A.K. Chesterton once said, “The proper study of political mankind is the study of power elites, without which nothing that happens could be understood.” Thus, the reason for this article.
The Manhattan Declaration
The Manhattan Declaration was drafted and signed in Oct/Nov 2009. It was originally conceived by three men: Timothy George, Robert George, and Chuck Colson (Catholics and Evangelicals together). This is the old dialectical process at work again in utilizing unity and setting aside theological and doctrinal differences to find common ground.
Timothy George is the Founding Dean of Beeson Divinity School, which belongs to the Rockefeller-funded Association of Theological Schools. He serves as executive editor for Christianity Today (Billy Graham). He is a Founding Fellow of the Research Institute of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC). The ERLC is an NGO (non-governmental organization) of the United Nations. He is a Calvinist who dialogues with the Roman Catholic Church.
Robert George, (Council on Foreign Relations member) who poses as a conservative Christian while serving UNESCO and the CFR’s agenda, has found common ground with Dr. Al Mohler who also poses as a conservative Christian and who also serves the UN agenda.
As an aside, Karl Rove, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, and Newt Gingrich think highly of Robert George. Glenn Beck, of Fox News is a big Robert George fan and introduces him as ‘one of the biggest brains in America’ or on one broadcast, ‘Superman of the Earth.’ Glenn has never criticized George’s membership in the CFR, probably because his boss, Rupert Murdoch is also a CFR member.
Among the signers of the document are, Dr. R. Albert Mohler, President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary,(who heads two UN-NGOs) Chuck Colson (on the drafting committee), Prison Fellowship International, a UN-NGO; Don Wildmon of American Family Association, a UN-NGO; James Dobson of Focus on the Family, a UN-NGO; Tony Perkins of Family Research Council, a UN-NGO; and representatives from the United Methodist Church, UN-NGO; as well as Roman Catholic Bishops and organizations, and the Holy See has non-member State Permanent Observer status at the United Nations. An NGO is a non-governmental organization. For a full list of religious organization signers.