Morrison reports on Freedom 21 Conference
Tuesday, July 22, 2003
by Joyce Morrison
The Illinois Leader
OPINION -- The Freedom 21 annual conference held in Nashville, Tennesee,
this past weekend could not have been better. It was power packed
and filled with stories of success.
Iím going to detail more than usual - just for all my good friends
across the nation who wanted to attend but could not.
In fact, it has been a really great week. The greens are upset. The
League of Conservation Voters are screaming really loud about how
bad George Bush has been to them, and they are out to get him. Property
rights has scored a number of victories in Congress recently.
When you hear the greens cry, you know you just struck a nerve.
There were some outstanding stories relating to the achievements on
the side of the Constitutional First Amendment and the right to express
our opinions and free speech.
Greens and other radical socialist-leaning groups are finding it is
not "all about them." They are really in the minority but
scream loud and have lots of money to spread propaganda to make people
think there are a lot more out there than really are. Bullying is
their main tactic.
A lot of plain old hard working Americans are still out there, and
a sleeping giant is waking up - and getting ready to "roll."
Americaís people are understanding their freedoms are under attack
- not from a foreign enemy - but from within their own borders.
Citizens all across the country have had a battle with attacks on
their personal and property rights. Unless you have had your home
and work threatened, it is difficult to understand.
Rather than continue to take the abuse, threats, and hate mail that
come with these attacks, victims are turning these vile comments and
threats over to the FBI. An Alabama property rights group turned all
their hate mail and threats over to the FBI, their senators, representatives,
judges, and local police enforcement and have asked for police protection.
Officials had no idea of the blatant hate out there among some of
these groups and are cooperating with the offended victims. Earth
Liberation people have been extremely destructive recently.
Kay McClanahan and her 72-year-old husband from South Carolina were
physically injured because they wanted to speak at a local meeting
using their right to use the First Amendment. They were on the agenda,
given two minutes time to speak, and they were physically attacked.
Kay is still disabled from the attack. Not only has she had verbal
and physical attacks, these radicals killed her horse. They are a
danger and should be treated accordingly.
Kay is a forensic investigator and has received numerous awards. She
was the first woman in the forensic field to work with the law enforcement
in her state. "I will find them," Kay said about the cowardly
ones who killed her horse. All this has happened because "they"
want the McClanahanís property.
Exciting news. Paragon Foundation of Alamogordo, New Mexico, and Environmental
Conservation Organization (ECO) have joined forces. They will remain
separate in some aspects but have joined together as the Environmental
Conservation Organization. The Paragon Powerhouse and Eco-logic have
joined their publication and it is called Eco-Logic Powerhouse (firstname.lastname@example.org).
This new organization will bring great resources. Jay Zane Wally will
be out and about with the war wagon. He has the telecommunications
ability to get your story out to the nation. Joining these two groups
together has joined the East and the West and everything in between.
This organization hopes to be the glue for all the small local groups.
Wally said, "We have millions of people involved and it is exciting.
Donít miss your chance to get on board" (email@example.com).
Henry Lamb, Executive Vice President of the Environmental Conservation
Organization, has attended United Nations meetings around the world
and has contributed to the Freedom 21: Alternative to Agenda 21 campaign.
Lamb is one of the most brilliant leaders in exposing the agenda planned
for unsuspecting American citizens.
Lamb is a weekly columnist for World Net Daily and has established
numerous world changing groups. He is a sought after speaker (www.freedom.org).
Dr. Michael Coffman, CEO of Sovereignty International, author of Saviors
of the Earth and numerouis other books and videos, reported on the
World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa,
where he introduced Freedom 21: Alternative to Agenda 21.
Coffman is instrumental in keeping the United Nations Biodiversity
Treaty from being signed in the U.S. Even though it has not been ratified
and is not legal, it is being implemented - thanks to the Clinton
Also reporting on Johanneburg was David Rothbard, President of the
Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (C-FACT). David sponsored and
escorted college students to U.N. meetings in Europe and Africa and
helped organize the protests in Johannesburg that made international
news regarding Agenda 21 and the Freedom 21 alternative.
Both Coffman and Rothbard said there was a much more positive attitude
with the Bush administration representing the United States at the
United Nations. The Earth Charter, which was to be Agenda 21ís answer
to The Ten Commandments, apparently did not make the splash it was
expected to make although it is still to be watched (www.cfact.org).
Whatís Wrong with Education in America 2 was explained by Allen Quist,
a political science professor from the Maple River Education Coalition.
He illustrated how public education has become a tool for those who
seek to "dumb down" our nationís children. Allen is the
author of Fed Ed: The New Federal Curriculum and How Itís Enforced,
with a foreword by Phyllis Schlafly (www.EdWatch.org).
Another keynote favorite was Phyllis Shlafly, co-founder of Freedom
21. She is nationally renowned for her work. Following her stimulating
talk on the "truth behind the immigration problem," she
received a rousing standing ovation. Shlafly is known in Illinois
for her work helping to stop the Equal Rights Amendment but is nationally
know and is also the founder of Eagle Form, a national organization
The American Policy Center is a think tank in Washington, D.C. President
of APC, Tom DeWeese spoke on "Homeland Security vs. Individual
Freedom." DeWeese publishes the DeWeese Report. DeWeese said
"it is essential to know how these new laws and regulations affect
every American" (www.americanpolicy.org).
With DeWeese was Joan E. Peros, a geopolitical jounalist and professional
global media consultant from California. Peros had a tremendous amount
of information to share regarding the United Nations meetings she
Kent Snyder, Executive Director of Ron Paulís Liberty Committee (www.libertymatters.org)
and Mike Hardiman, author of "Washington Watch" and former
policy analyst for Resources Committee Chairman, Richard Pombo, brought
us up to date on what was happening in the 108th Congress. We really
feel fortunate to have these two young warriors on the front lines
on our behalf.
Wendell Cox from Illinois is one of the nationís foremost authorities
on Smart Growth.
He demonstrated many problems with the concept of "sustainable
communities" as promoted by Agenda 21. This is information everyone
needs to resist the "takeover" of your community.
Cox spends two months each year in Paris teaching. He has worked with
Los Angeles, Portland, Paris, Toronto and numerous large areas in
an effort to advise them with their transportation problems (www.publicpurpose.com).
A great report was presented regarding Agenda 21 in Santa Cruz, California,
and the control it is bringing to the residents. The takeover of Richland
County property in South Carolina by Smart Growth drew a lot of attention
as each state is beginning to see it coming to their communties all
across the nation.
Also, a forest report and the state of the forest fire conditions
this year was given by Montana resident, Clarice Ryan. A legislative
update regarding the problems faced by Illinois and property rights
issues in Alabama were among the state reports.
It is impossible to tell how many great exchanges took place and the
encouragement given to those fighting battles on the home front. Almost
every state was represented.
As people are becoming informed, they are anxious to get on board
to save America for the future of their families.
Tapes of the conference can be obtained from: Life in the Balance
Video Productions, 2640 Deadhorse Mountain Road, Fayetteville, AR
72701 Phone 479-582-3988.
Joyce Morrison lives in southern Illinois. She is a chapter leader
for Concerned Women for America and she and her husband, Gary, represent
the local Citizens for Private Property Rights. Joyce is Secretary
to the Board of Directors of Rural Restoration/ADOPT Mission, a national
farm ministry located in Sikeston.
She has become a nationally-recognized advocate for property rights.