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How Dominionism Was Spread. Part 1.
A Covert Religious Political Theocracy, Under Many Names, is Hidden in Plain Sight.
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3} If anyone needs more background on Dominiomism, check one of my Moments here.
twitter.com/i/moments/9922…
4} Many wonder how the "Christian Conservatives" of the GOP today could support a President of such vileness & immoral character. Well, it's been a slow creep over the decades.
5} Approaching midnight, Oct.16, 1915 a Methodist preacher William Joseph Simmons climbed Stone Mountain in Georgia. They built an altar,set fire to a cross,took an oath of allegiance to the “Invisible Empire” and announced the revival of the Ku Klux Klan.
washingtonpost.com/news/retropoli…
6}"In 1954, the previously secular Pledge of Allegiance was amended to include the phrase “under God” for the first time, too. A similar slogan, “In God We Trust,” spread just as quickly. in 1956, the phrase became the nation’s first official motto." politico.com/magazine/story…
7}"GOP ideology, much of which is racist, sexist, and classist, has a network of millionaire and billionaire donors that have funded a vast right-wing think tanks, publications, websites, & indoctrination programs since the '50s that pump out propaganda." damemagazine.com/2017/10/10/wha…
8} ⬆️Thnx to @damemagazine Thread.
9} The politically conservative evangelical Movement we know now is rooted in the perpetuation of racial segregation,& its affiliation with the hard right fringes of the conservative movement in the late 1970s produced a mutant form of evangelicalism"
washingtonpost.com/posteverything…
10} The Powell Memo written in 1971,by a soon to be US Supreme Court Judge, had a role in inspiring the Heritage Foundation, the Manhattan Institute, the Cato Institute, Citizens for a Sound Economy, Accuracy in Academe, & other powerful organizations, with their focus being on
11} education, shifting values, and movement-building. Thnx to @katirank
reclaimdemocracy.org/powell_memo_le…
12} More than 100 million Americans now listen to Christian stations at least once a month, 43 percent more than five years ago, and, according to NRB president Frank Wright, Salem has spearheaded the trend. {From 2005, this number has since gone down.}
motherjones.com/politics/2005/…
13}How Dominionism Was Spread.
'The years 1982-'86 marked the period Pat Robertson & radio & televangelists urgently broadcast appeals that rallied Christian followers to accept a new political religion that would turn millions of Christians into an army of political operatives.
14} It was the period when the militant church raised itself from centuries of sleep & once again eyed power. At the time, most Americans were completely unaware of the militant agenda being preached on a daily basis across the breadth and width of America. Although it was called
15} “Christianity” it can barely be recognized as Christian. It in fact was and is a wolf parading in sheep’s clothing: It was and is a political scheme to take over the government of the United States and then turn that government into an aggressor nation that will forcibly
16} establish the United States as the ruling empire of the twenty-first century. It is subversive, seditious, secretive, and dangerous.
Today, Dominionists hide their agenda and have resorted to stealth; one investigator who has engaged in internet exchanges
with people who
17} identify themselves as religious conservatives said, “They cut and run if I mention the word 'Dominionism'." informationclearinghouse.info/article5646.htm
18} "There are two main expressions of Dominionism, each influential far beyond their foundational thinkers. Briefly, Christian Reconstructionism, founded by the late theologian R.J. Rushdoony (1916-2001) advances the idea that Christians must not only dominate society, but
19} institute and enforce Old Testament biblical law. Unlike the doctrines developed within specific denominations, Christian Reconstructionism has been a movement of ideas that transcends denominations and has influenced far more people than those who ever adopted the label.
20} One of the movement’s main contributions has been to provide a biblical rationale for political action for the Christian Right and a theory of government and public policy development." politicalresearch.org/2016/08/18/dom…
21} thnx @azquotes
22} Journalist Frederick Clarkson, who has written extensively on the subject, warned in 1994 that Dominionism “seeks to replace democracy with a theocratic elite that would govern by imposing their interpretation of ‘Biblical Law.’” He described the ulterior motive of
23} Dominionism is to eliminate “…labor unions, civil rights laws, and public schools.” Clarkson then describes the creation of new classes of citizens: “Women would be generally relegated to hearth and home. Insufficiently Christian men would be denied citizenship, perhaps
24} executed. So severe is this theocracy that it would extend capital punishment [to] blasphemy, heresy, adultery, and homosexuality.”
Joan Bokaer,the Director of Theocracy Watch, “In March 1986,I was on a speaking tour in Iowa &received a copy of the following memo;
25} [Pat] Robertson had distributed to the Iowa Republican County Caucus titled,

“How to Participate in a Political Party.” It read:

“Rule the world for God.

“Give the impression that you are there to work for the party, not push an ideology.

“Hide your strength.
26} “Don’t flaunt your Christianity.
“Christians need to take leadership positions. Party officers control political parties and so it is very important that mature Christians have a majority of leadership positions whenever possible, God willing.”
informationclearinghouse.info/article5646.htm
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28} Many Current & Former Conservative Politicians are Dominionists. "Dominionism is the idea that regardless of theological view,means,or timetable,Christians are called by God 2 exercise dominion over every aspect of society by taking control of political&cultural institutions"
29} “Dominion has to do with control. Dominion has to do with rulership,” Wagner declared at an NAR conference in 2008. “Dominion has to do with authority and subduing, and it relates to society. In other words, what the values are in Heaven need to be made manifest here on earth
30} Dominion means being the head and not the tail. Dominion means ruling as kings. It says in Revelation Chapter 1:6 that He has made us kings and priests—and check the rest of that verse; it says for dominion. So we are kings for dominion." 3
politicalresearch.org/2016/08/18/dom…
31} Dominionists have gained extensive control of the Republican Party & the apparatus of government throughout the United States; they continue to operate secretly. Their agenda to undermine all government social programs that assist the poor, the sick, and the elderly is
32} ingeniously disguised under false labels that confuse voters. Nevertheless, as we shall see, Dominionism maintains the necessity of laissez-faire economics, requiring that people “look to God and not to government for help.
33} It is estimated that thirty-five million Americans (mid 90's) who call themselves Christian, adhere to Dominionism in the United States, but most of these people appear to be ignorant of the heretical nature of their beliefs & the seditious nature of their political goals.
34} So successfully have the televangelists & churches inculcated the idea of the existence of an outside “enemy,”which is attacking Christianity, millions of people have perceived themselves rightfully overthrowing an imaginary evil anti-Christian conspiratorial secular society.
35} When one examines the progress of its agenda, one sees that Dominionism has met its time table: the complete takeover of the American government was predicted to occur by 2004.[14] Unless the American people reject the GOP’s control of the government, Americans may find
36} themselves living in a theocracy that has already spelled out its intentions to change every aspect of American life including its cultural life, its Constitution and its laws. informationclearinghouse.info/article5646.htm
37} "There are untold numbers of dominionist and dominionism-influenced politicians and public officials at all levels of government and who even after leaving office, shape our political discourse. Roy Moore, the elected Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, has been a
38} rallying figure for dominionists of all stripes for the better part of two decades. Most recently, he has led efforts to exempt Alabama from federal court ordered compliance with marriage equality, citing his view of “God’s law.” Moore’s fellow Alabaman, Justice Tom Parker,
39} has been on the court since 2004, and has employed theocratic legal theorist John Eidsmoe as his chief of staff. Others at the top of recent American political life have included Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, Mike Huckabee, and Newt Gingrich.
40} Other prominent elected officials in the dominionist camp include Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R-TX), Gov. Sam Brownback (R-KS), Sen. James Lankford (R-OK), and Rep. Steve King (R-IA)."
politicalresearch.org/2016/08/18/dom…
41} thnx @YpsiGal
42} Thnx @FredClarkson . NYT reports the Family Research Council has activated its network of 15,000 churches, half of which have “culture impact ministries” to organize towards the fall elections. nyti.ms/2Hoa5Fy Here's more on how they do it: bit.ly/2Du8M5j
43} "The FRC often makes false claims about the LGBT community based on discredited research and junk science. The intention is to denigrate LGBT people as the organization battles against same-sex marriage, hate crime laws, anti-bullying programs & the repeal of the military’s
44} “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy."
The Family Research Council (FRC) emerged from a 1980 White House conference on families, James Dobson, founder of the religious right powerhouse Focus on the Family, leading ultimately to the creation of the FRC in 1983 under the initial
45} direction of Gerald Regnier (formerly of the Department of Health and Human Services). "
splcenter.org/fighting-hate/…
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47} Now, I can't go much farther without looking at the Koch Family. With their influence & money spent on right wing extremist political ideology for so long, it is just too big to ignore. The Kochs don't present themselves as overtly religious, I think they see the Covert
48} Dominionist Movement as a means to an end for their devious agenda, which appears to be a form of Authoritarian Free Market Ideology. All of this leads to Dark Money.
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50} The Grandfather of the Koch Bros, Hotze "Harry" Koch was born in the Netherlands, emigrated to the USA in 1888 & ended up in Quanah Texas, a Railroad Town. In 1897 he formed the Quanah Tribune-Chief newspaper & co-founded the Quanah, Acme and Pacific Railway. Koch used his
51} newspaper to promote this railroad as well as his libertarian political ideas. During the depression, he fiercely opposed Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal and wrote opinion pieces against trade unions, retirement pensions, and the regulation of banks. "Harry’s Koch's views,
52} on everything from the economy to the role of government in a democratic society have been passed on nearly unchanged through two generations, and are now being pushed by Charles and David Koch". In a 1934 editorial titled “Democracy’s Problem,”
53} Harry Koch rejected “mobocracy,”“tyranny of the majority,”. In other words; a contention that America was not intended to be a Democracy.-Olaf
exiledonline.com/the-birth-of-t…
54} Fred C. Koch the father of the Koch Brothers was born in Quanah,Texas,the town where his Dad,Harry had started building the Koch Empire. Fred was trained as a chemical engineer, attended Rice Institute in Houston, & and graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
55} (MIT) in 1922. He shortly after started an oil company & developed a thermal cracking process for crude oil. He spent many years in litigation over copyright infringement of this process, but managed to get a contract in 1929 with Soviet Union to build an Oil Refinery.
56} Thnx @JedGarren
57} He said doing business in Russia had made him a strong opponent of Communism, but not enough to Not Take the $5 million paid for the contract by the Soviets. The company also built installations in countries throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia. newyorker.com/magazine/2010/…
58} According to Mayer, Koch partnered with William Rhodes Davis to build the third-largest oil refinery serving the Third Reich, a project which was personally approved by Adolf Hitler. Having secured the family fortune,he,in 1940 created the Wood River Oil and Refining Company,
59} which later became known as Koch Industries.- thnx @mike_dutoit
npr.org/2016/01/19/463…
60} Fred Koch to the right, in the glasses.
Thnx @JedGarren
61} According to his son, David, his father "was a very conservative Republican and was not a fan of big government," was paranoid about communism & going on about a fundamental point of view that big government was bad, & impositions of government controls on our lives and
62} economic fortunes was not good." In 1958, Fred Koch became a founding member of the John Birch Society.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_C._K…
/1http://nymag.com/news/features/67285/index1.html
63} So with those beginnings, here is an idea of what has become of their Legacy under the 3rd Generation Koch Brothers. ⬇️
64} thnx @TaggartRehnn
65} The Kochs have tremendous wealth, most of it from the Oil Industry. Due to Citizens United, their donations through foundations to PAC's, etc, has created a Dark Money Problem. ⬇️
66}The "Donors Trust" RW Money Pooled. The Kochs, DeVos, ALEC, Heritage Foundation,NRA’s Freedom Action Foundation,the Cato Institute, the American Enterprise Institute, the Federalist Society,the Americans for Prosperity Foundation. Concern of Dark Money. motherjones.com/politics/2013/…
68} From @kathsstewart . Tax breaks, dark money, & a clear political agenda. My latest: When Is a Church Not a Church?
nytimes.com/2018/04/16/opi…
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70} At this point I can't ignore Citizens United. thnx to @RCdeWinter ⬇️
71} #CitizensUnited was and is the nail in the coffin to any pretense of #democracy. How do you think this #IllegitimateRegime was installed? #DarkMoney is the major culprit. Then there was the #Russian interference, #Hacking, #VoterSuppression and #Gerrymandering.
#PerfectStorm
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73} See @RCdeWinter Thread on Citizens United Here. ⬇️
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75} One cannot speak about Dark Money without mentioning the book by Jane Mayer; "Dark Money" Uncovers Hidden History of Billionaire Kochs. Here's a review by Bill Moyers. Likely a book we all should read.
billmoyers.com/story/a-must-r…
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77} The John Birch Society is a political group on the extreme right that emerged in the late 1950's. Fred C. Koch was one of his founders. They are fervently anti-Communist, anti-government, anti-Federal Reserve, anti-Public Education,etc.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Birc…
78} The John Birch Society, exiled by mainstream conservatives in the 1960's, faded from view in the 1980's is back, experiencing a resurgence since the election of Potus 45.
splcenter.org/fighting-hate/…
79} The John Birch Society specializes in Creating & Promoting Conspiracy Theories. Check out this Brilliant Thread by @Random_Neuro123 from someone who got out of "the cult". He presents all of the Birchers themes of ideas, of which many sound so familiar. ⬇️
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81} The most prominent proponent of conspiracy theories today, Alex Jones, on whose program Donald Trump appeared as a presidential candidate, routinely echoes longstanding John Birch Society assertions.
thoughtco.com/the-john-birch…
82} Thread. Very Informative.

83} "The John Birch Society gave birth to the (CNP) Council for National Policy."
84} The Council for National Policy,{CNP}; a secretive organization that has been pushing political policy and is covertly working in the GOP, White House, & Administration. Its Rhetoric is Dominionist Dogma.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2016…
84} From 2016 How Dominionists Gained Control Of The Trump Campaign
thnx @truthseekingiam
huffingtonpost.com/entry/dominion…
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86} These Covert Domininists are "OK" with the Russian Interference & it has been shown,aided in it through Data Harvesting & spreading Russian Disinformation. However the Greatest & Immediate threat is a CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION of States. An effort to rewrite the Constitution.
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88} 🚨There are now 29 States signed onto this, which means only 5 more are required.
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90}“You have the power to bypass the president,Congress,the Supreme Court to throttle down the federal government to get it out of our lives and to get it back to what the Founders intended. Anything is possible.”
“Every constitutional right and protection would be up for grabs.”
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94) Charles Kesler, at an event held at The Heritage Foundation, is cooking up the idea that there is more than one Constitution. He speaks of defeating the Liberal Constitution,or it could lead to Succession or War. BEWARE. rationalwiki.org/wiki/Heritage_…
rightwingwatch.org/post/conservat…
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96) This next Tweet from @Tentoads4truth shows a link to Sean Hannity, The Heritage Foundation, The Kochs, & how Sean Hannity is a Propaganda Agent for Fox Propaganda Machine.
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98) This next Tweet thanks to @chris_koci contains 19 pages from The Heritage Foundation (another Koch organization) on their Mandate for Leadership Policy Recommendations. This spells the intent Very Clearly.
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100) In this next Tweet by the Amazing @jennycohn1 ,is a thread that covers the CNP, with lists of members & biographies, CNP & the Koch Brothers links to voting machines, Russians, and more.
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102} ⬆️This is important. Kelly Anne Conway, Steve Bannon, Mike Pence, Richard Rebecka Mercer are members of the CNP. A few of the links from the Mercer Camp intersecting The Kochs.,
Here's what the CNP want to do with Education. ⬇️
103} In the following Thread from @juliabhaber ,is a Report from the CNP; regarding their plans for Education. It's 5 pages of Screen Shots. It's their ''Education Reform Report''.
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105) CHILLING: This is why we’ve been trying to warn the USA about Betsy DeVos – Destroying the wall between church & state.
eclectablog.com/2017/02/chilli…
106) From @TheRynheart
‘Charles Koch’s disturbing high school economics project teaches ‘sacrificing lives for profits’’

‘Corporations routinely sacrifice the lives of some of their customers to increase profits, and we are all better off because they do.’

I’m speechless.
108) Thnx to @TheRynheart
A Koch-linked group paid Coulter, Spencer and Shapiro to give on-campus hate speeches.

Then another of their groups campaigns to outlaw campus protest.

Extraordinary manipulation.
pbs.org/newshour/natio…
109) Thnx to
Does media honestly not think the American people deserve to understand?? Here's their 'Bible Study' on racism. Keep in mind this Ministry is sponsored/attended by #Pence, #Pruitt, #DeVos, #Pompeo, #Axar, #Perry,#Perdue, #Carson, #Acosta capmin.org/the-remedy-for…
110) Another one regarding the content of ''Bible Study'', as the White House.
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112) Betsy DeVos doesn't like Public Schooling, but she's big into Home Schooling & so are many 'evangelicals', Christian Nationalists, extreme alt/right members, and their ''ilk''.
113) Dominionism Behind the Scenes
The Home School Legal Defense Association
Michael Farris, the first president of HSLDA, helped write the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA, often used to defend businesses who refuse to serve same-sex couples) in 1993. Farris is now the
114) President of the Alliance Defending Freedom, a Southern Poverty Law Center-designated hate group, and is working closely with the current administration, including Sessions and Pence. In 2017, Betsy DeVos was the first education secretary to ever meet with HSLDA one-on-one,
115) and they’re confident that DeVos will respect their wishes to keep government money out of homeschooling ,& any regulatory strings that might come with it. Through their daughter organization,Generation Joshua,& the many state-level PACs that they’ve sponsored or encouraged.
116) The Home School Legal Defense Association has fomented a culture of suspicion and wild conspiracy theories that may put children in danger.
theestablishment.co/meet-hslda-the…
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118) Thnx to @planetscape
A wealth of information in regards to Defending the Constitution of the USA & maintaining the Separation between Church & State, can be found here:
A Wiki: bit.ly/2jQIkaj
Defendusconstitution: saveourconstitution.info
119) Thnx to @jennycohn1 As explained in this article, the #Kochs and #ALEC are behind the push for an Article V Convention of States aka Constitutional Convention to amend the US Constitution by adding a “Balanced Budget Amendment.”
billmoyers.com/story/kochs-to…
120} The influence of the Kochs should never be understated. Thnx to @fubar2infinity for the next images & text.
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124} Thnx to @4x8x12 .
The Koch Government: These 44 Trump Officials Have Close Ties to Right-Wing Billionaire Brothers - Corporate Presidency corporatepresidency.org/koch/ ------ I think it worth being familiar with these folks by name.
125} Thnx to @jennycohn1 Tim Phillips, president of the Koch-funded Tea Party astroturf group, Americans for Prosperity. Phillips has deep ties to Ralph Reed, former executive director of the Rev. Pat Robertson's Christian Coalition.
alternet.org/story/150622/t…
126} Mike Pence is unique as he is one who intersects with the Mercers through "being hand picked " by Paul Manafort, a long associate of Roger Stone. Also, Mike Pence's Brother has a company that builds engines for the Russian Military. Pence is also funded heavily by the Kochs.
127} This next tweet by @Khanoisseur is incredibly comprehensive in illustrating the relationship btwn Mike Pence & the Koch Brothers.
128}
129} I just had to dig up some more on Mike Pence. Here's a few more pieces of information about him.
130} Thnx to {@ hardhouz13}, from July 15th 2017
131} Besides calling his wife, "Mother",Mike Pence also calls her the "Prayer Warrior" of the family. In the 1990's he used campaign funds for personal use. He was a Radio Host for 7 years. "While in office His agenda was so radical that exactly zero of Pence's bills became law."
132} Thnx to {@ windyweather57}
rollingstone.com/politics/featu…
133} Very insightful list of ten things one should know about Mike Pence.
Thnx to {@ FriendEden100}
businessinsider.com/mike-pence-bel…
134}Exceptional Thread by @PersuasivePR in regards to Mike Pence(from the Koch Camp)&the significant connections & sited timelines between Paul Manafort,&Mike Flyn (from the Mercer Camp),getting Pence in as VP,the Big Problems for Pence because of Flyn. Thnx to @ equalandallied1
136} (Back to the Kochs) "The Koch Brothers are plotting a right-wing takeover of America’s judicial system." Potus 45 is making their dreams come true, albeit but slowly.
salon.com/2018/02/05/the…
137} A fascinating article & interview with Nancy MacLean, who authored an intellectual biography of James McGill Buchanan a Libertarian who influenced Charles Koch &others; to this day. Buchanan was opposed Desegregation & for decades created a new warped vision for America.⬇️
139} Thnx to @ TheRynheart . A piece regarding James McGill Buchanan,the Tennesseeborn Nobel laureate economist who has influenced so many on the extreme right, including Charles Koch. An Excerpt from the Article from the book; Democracy in Chains by Duke historian Nancy MacLean.

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141) "It is worth noting that Dominionism has also long-resonated with, and helped to develop contemporary White nationalism, neo-confederate ideology and White supremacism." politicalresearch.org/tag/dominionis…
142) The 'Religious Right' was built on opposition to the Civil Rights Movement.
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143} ''There's a growing divide in 'Evangelical' Christianity and it has a lot to do with race.''
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