First Freedom Leadership Conference Award to be accompanied by a call for firing from government and criminal investigation
IRS Acting Commissioner Steven Miller has been nominated for the May “Saul Alinsky Smear Conservatives” Award after it was revealed this week that the Internal Revenue Service has been targeting conservative and TEA Party organizations and stalling approval for years of their tax exempt status.
The IRS actions under this and the past IRS Commissioner have as a result, successfully diminished or outright removed the influence of many conservatives from political debate and discourse in the United States.
The purpose of the Saul Alinsky Conservative Smear of the Month Award is to recognize those on the left who have used the Alinsky tactic of smearing and demonizing conservatives for the purpose of eliminating their credibility in the political process in America, ruining their effectiveness and terrorizing their supporters.
The May 15 Freedom Leadership Conference, this month sponsored by Gun Owners of America with keynote remarks by their Executive Director, Larry Pratt, will announce the award at their Northern Virginia conference. The conference is in its 14th year but started monthly in late 2012 for members only in northern Virginia.
David Denholm, President of the Public Service Research Council, will announce the award. Nominations will be considered, discussed and decided at the Conference’s Leadership Council which meets over dinner with the keynote speaker, from 5 to 7 PM, before the conference begins at 7 PM with coffee and dessert.
Comment and suggestions for this month’s award and future awards may be made to LeftSmear@FreedomLeadershipConference.org. Those interested in making application to join the Conference, which admits members only each month, may write RSVP@FreedomLeadershipConference.org.
The constant demonizing and smearing of conservatives finally resulted in a backlash when the Freedom Leadership Conference began to recognize the worst examples of such filthy debate tactics.
In using such tactics, the left and private institutions violate one of the highest laws, as found in the 10 Commandments, thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor, in order to accomplish their political goal of diminishing the influence of, or outright removing an enemy from political discourse so they can win more political victories unimpeded by opposition.
In other words, rather than a free debate between two sides and open discourse which benefits a free people, the Alinsky tactics of smearing and demonizing, hurts the American people by removing one side from the discussion, and therefore eliminating one side’s facts and arguments from the process. This strikes at the very heart of self governing of and by the people.
But when the government participates in this tactic of silencing one side as the IRS has done, they are violating not only the highest law, but on a more mortal plane, they are criminally violating the 1st Amendment rights of an entire group of Americans.
This subversion of freedom is insidious and contemptible when it is done by private institutions because it puts the foundations of freedom in jeopardy. But at worst, it is illegal and reminiscent of the tactics of Nazi Germany and Stalinist Russia when it is done by our government, which is strictly forbidden from such suppression of the incumbent government’s critics. At best, this is very literally an assault on the rule of law in America, for the purpose of protecting the incumbent government.
Senators including Marco Rubio, John Cornyn, Orrin Hatch and others, have noted that unlike others who wish to attack conservatives and even silence them, the Internal Revenue Service has the power to destroy individuals they target.
Because no IRS Commissioner can escape responsibility and say it was not his business to curb such abuse of power of his agency, Senator Cornyn has called on the incumbent Commissioner Steven Miller to resign, and has urged a criminal investigation into how this government official, his predecessor and others within the IRS have violated criminal law and how they should be prosecuted. Those who have in past years gone on public record denying that any such targeting of conservative organizations and others critical of the federal government of Barack Obama, should be investigated and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
Congressman John Boehner has said the issue isn’t about who is going to resign, but “who is going to jail over this scandal.”
For example, Senator Cornyn identifies former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman, who testified in the past and who “categorically denied that any type of targeting (of conservatives) was in fact taking place.” (Speech of Cornyn, here).
We strongly endorse calls by Senator Cornyn, Congressman Bohner and others for the U.S. Congress to conduct hearing and launch its own investigation of the misuse of power by the federal government of Barack Obama.
The next month’s Freedom Leadership Conference will be sponsored by US Intelligence Council and Understanding the Threat with remarks by former FBI agent and counter terrorism expert John Guandolo. New member applications are encouraged at RSVP@FreedomLeadershipConference.org.
Conference Sponsor Gun Owners of America does “great damage” to Obama effort says NY Times
Larry Pratt will blast the new campaign by the Obama Administration to curtail gun ownership and gun owners rights in America as the keynote speaker at the Freedom Leadership Conference on Wednesday, May 15 in Northern Virginia, sponsored by Gun Owners of America (GOA). Pratt is GOA Executive Director, and has been a frequent guest on national TV and radio talk shows, especially in the past several months.
In recognition of their effectiveness, the New York Times complained “Gun Owners of America (has) spent the months since Newtown doing tremendous damage, insisting that expanded background checks will lead to a gun registry.”
Congressman Steve Stockman echoed the sentiment of conservatives when he responded, “it’s quite a compliment when the New York Times thinks that you are doing tremendous damage”
Congressman Stockmen went on to report the bad news: “the Obama Administration is trying to unilaterally undo… the ‘damage’ that all of us inflicted together.
Larry Pratt’s keynote remarks on Wednesday will help focus attention on how the Obama Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, have drafted new regulations which would eliminate all federal privacy laws and make doctors report their patients who are gun owners.
There will be no court order, no hearing and no right to defend your constitutional rights. If the Obama Administration has its way, a simple message from any doctor to the federal government and poof, our 2nd amendment right to keep and bear arms is just eliminated.
Already on the chopping block for having their rights eliminated is any military veteran who sees a psychiatrist. Already, over 165,000 military veterans have lost their gun rights because they made the mistake of seeing a Veterans Administration shrink – and that is Clinton-era regulations.
What has already happened to military veterans is already starting to happen to civilians. New York recently passed the safe-sounding SAFE Act, and unilateral seizure of private gun owners weapons is already underway.
There are already reports of guns being seized just for “seeing a therapist for anxiety” and being “prescribed an anxiety drug.”
This is the future for all Americans – we will literally have “big brother is watching you” take place and fully empowered to take your guns away without even a hearing or “due process of law.”
And, once it becomes that easy to ignore our second amendment rights guaranteed under the Constitution and its Bill of Rights what will happen to our other rights?
This Wednesday Larry Pratt will focus on the defense of the 2nd amendment in his keynote remarks to this monthly Freedom Leadership Conference. But more important, Pratt will show why all Americans should stand together to defend the very idea of keeping the government constrained from violating our constitutional rights (see recent article at their website, HERE).
This promises to be one of the most exciting meetings of the past year in the new monthly series of Freedom Leadership Conference. While his remarks will be posted on this website (video link to youtube and full text of remarks) it is best to actually be at the conference to both lend support and to meet and greet Larry Pratt, and thank him for the “damage” he and GOA have done to the Obama assault on our freedoms.
For those who wish to attend as a Provisional Member of the Conference at 7 PM you may write RSVP@FreedomLeadershipConference.org. The Conference begins with a half hour coffee and dessert social and adjourns at 9 PM.
New Conference Provisional Members pay no dues and upon approval of their application may attend one or more meetings before deciding if they wish to become full members (for which there are also no dues). A modest $5 voluntary donation is requested at the door to pay meeting expenses. Gun Owners of America, as this month’s conference sponsor, has chosen to pay for an “upgrade” meeting location.
For those who are already members of the Freedom Leadership Conference, they are invited to participate in the Leadership Council dinner with the keynote speaker, Larry Pratt, at 5 PM, but an RSVP is required. Those members may use the invitation response already sent to them or may write to RSVP@FreedomLeadershipConference.org to reserve their spot at dinner (and to inquire of the location if they have misplaced what was already sent to them).
There are still two open spots for conservative, patriotic or defense organizations to sponsor one of the monthly Freedom Leadership Conferences for 2012. There is no fee or other financial obligation or requirement for sponsor organizations. Please write to us if you are interested.
The Freedom Leadership Conference (FLC) has given its “Saul Alinsky Smear of the Month Award” for April to Peter Bergen of CNN for suggesting immediately after the Boston Marathon bombings that the act was possibly the work of “right wing extremists” (see 1 page news release HERE).
The award was announced by David Denholm at the Conference’s April meeting in Fairfax, Virginia. Denholm, one of the conservative movement’s leading experts on Saul Alinsky and the “Rules for Radicals,” took note of Alinsky’s Eighth Rule for Power Tactics, “Keep the pressure on with different tactics and actions, and utilize all events of the period for your purposes.”
The Freedom Leadership Conference contends that for Bergen to use the Boston Marathon bombing tragedy to further the liberal media’s crusade against conservatives is a perfect example of the use of Alinsky tactics and is deserving of the Alinsky Smear of the Month Award. Bergen has been sent a colorful certificate commemorating his achievement.
Denholm, Public Service Research Foundation President, has spoken at nearly every conference since it went monthly in late 2012, on “Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals” and announced the first award at a previous conference for Piers Morgan after his rude treatment of his guest, Larry Pratt of Gun Owners of America, set to speak at the May 15 FLC.
Each monthly meeting of the Freedom Leadership Conference (FLC) is sponsored by a different conservative group. The April meeting was sponsored by Secure America Alliance, with attorney Gilbert K. Davis speaking on “The Obama War Against Seniors.”
Davis is very popular among conservatives after his work for Paula Jones, and his 9-0 victory at the Supreme Court, an indictment (impeachment) against the sitting President, and the disbarment of Bill Clinton as an attorney by the Arkansas Bar Association.
Davis’ remarks at the conference were entitled, “The Obama War on Seniors: A comprehensive but short review of how Seniors face a world of pain because of the Presidency of Barack Obama.”
The full text of Gilbert K. Davis’ remarks (and past speakers) is HERE Obama, By Attorney Gilbert K. Davis, Fairfax, VA.
The Wednesday, May 15 Conference will be sponsored by Gun Owners of America with Executive Director Larry Pratt as speaker. Pratt will be given the “Alinsky” award certificate earned by Piers Morgan to give him next time he is a guest on his CNN show.
FLC is in its 14th year, starting as an annual event on the west coast before moving east and becoming a monthly event.
Nominations and comments about the “Saul Alinsky Leftist Smear of the Month” award may be made by email to LeftSmear@FreedomLeadershipConference.org. David Denholm will usually announce the award winner at each monthly function.
Each monthly meeting begins with a coffee and dessert reception at 7 PM, and is preceded by a 5 PM dinner meeting of the Conference leadership with the keynote speaker.
Only members and those whose application for Provisional Membership has been approved are invited to attend the meetings (and given the location). There are no dues or attendance requirements for either Provisional Members or Members but there is a strict requirement for participants to have been a “volunteer conservative” in some way (with their time or donations) to be approved.
There are two open dates for the balance of 2013 for conservative cause sponsors and inquires are welcome at RSVP@FreedomLeadershipConference.org.
Senate and House respond, demand answers from Obama after Conference sponsored by GrasstopsUSA
Christopher Carmouche’s demand (full text HERE, video HERE) at the February Freedom Leadership Conference for more questions to be answered by the Obama Administration after the murder last September 11 of four Americans, including the Ambassador, is finally being addressed by Congress, most recently in yesterday’s hearings in the House of Representatives with three whistleblowers giving searing testimony contradicting the “party line” coming out of the Obama White House and the State Department of now departed Hillary Clinton.
Conference Event Coordinator Richard Buck (left) and Richard Conn (right) present “Honorary Membership” Certificate to Christopher Carmouche after his remarks at the February Freedom Leadership Conference sponsored by Grasstops USA, where he is President.
Tom Cranmer, Vice Chairman of the Fairfax County Taxpayer Alliance, once again addresses the conference.
Larry Liu addresses the conference about the September 11, 2013 conference where he will be the keynote speaker and will speak for the conference sponsor on that date, U.S. Intelligence Council, at a private screening of the new movie, Free China: The Courage to Believe (about the persecution by Communist China of his Falun Gong religious sect).
David Denholm speaks about the “Saul Alinsky Leftist Smearing Conservatives” monthly award series.
John Medaris of Exit-Advantage Realty in Fairfax, VA has been a strong supporter of the Freedom Leadership Conference and has also spoken at all of the monthly conferences since late 2012.
(The next meeting features Larry Pratt, President of Gun Owners of America, which is the Conference sponsor on Wed., May 15, 2013 at 7 PM – write to RSVP@FreedomLeadershipConference if you want to attend). http://gunowners.org/
The U.S. Senate voted to refuse cloture to shut down Republican demands led by U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) which echo many of the demands of GrasstopsUSA articulated by their President, Christopher Carmouche, in his keynote remarks at the Wednesday Conference sponsored by the grassroots conservative organization.
Within 24 hours of the Carmouche Conference speech (full text HERE, video HERE), the U.S. Senate voted to refuse cloture to shut down Republican demands for answers from the Obama Administration, led by U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC).
Conservative Senators backed the demands for answers to the questions raised by Christopher Carmouche in his keynote remarks at the Wednesday, February 13 Conference sponsored by his grassroots conservative organization, Grasstops USA.
The argument between conservative Senators who echo the demands at the Freedom Leadership Conference continued on the “non-mainstream” Sunday TV talk shows, ie. , Fox TV News, demanding answers while the Administration continued to claim it was all just politics by Republicans.
The stalled nomination of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has already resulted in the President yielding by answering one of the many unanswered question as to how four Americans died during a 7 hour battle in Libya while their calls for help were ignored by a nearby U.S. Aircraft Carrier and by other nearby U.S. Forces which could have responded within one hour of the attack.
After a variety of Administration officials answered the call to testify under oath before the Congress – including (at last after all the stalling) outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton – it became very clear that no one was going to explain why the President and his U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice lied in telling the American people that the attack was in reaction to a youtube video that nobody said they’d even watched.
Nor has anyone suggested why this was said. No one has confirmed what Ambassador Rice said, nor denounced it.
However, after the U.S. Senate refused to shut off the Republican led filibuster blocking confirmation of Secretary of Defense designate Chuck Hagel, some questions were finally answered almost immediately (in less than 24 hours).
President Obama has now admitted that he made no phone calls to any Libyan leader on the night of the Benghazi attack of 9/11, after he admitted he had been briefed within one hour about the attack.
In fact, it appears that after one discussion initiated by Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, the President took or made no other phone calls, including no followup calls to check on the safety of the Americans under attack to Panetta nor any calls whatsoever that eveniong to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
And there are no answers to the question as to why did the FBI interview the survivors of the Benghazi attack many months ago – well after the attack – but they still refuse to allow Senators to see the transcript of those interviews or allow them to be called before the Senate (which could also be done in secret session).
House of Representatives Gets into the Act
Yesterday the Government Oversight & Reform Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives followed up on the start made by the U.S. Senate by holding a hearing with testimony from three “whistleblowers” who confirmed many of the suspicions voiced by the Grasstops USA President, Christopher Carmouche, at the February Freedom Leadership Conference.
The Obama Administration made three different major mistakes on Benghazi, concerning the events surrounding the death of the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, and three American heroes who rescued dozens of fellow Americans and died as heroes trying to rescue the U.S. Ambassador.
The Obama Administration and the then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s mistakes were: (1) they refused calls to improve security for the endangered U.S. mission in Libya, they did not send help during the seven hours of battle that killed four Americans and finally, they lied about their mistakes in a coverup after.
Saul Alinsky Smearing Conservatives Award
The Freedom Leadership Conference series also has a monthly “Saul Alinsky Leftist Smearing Conservatives Award,” named after the hardcore leftist whose books and Chicago instruction course taught how to “demonize” conservatives rather than debate them. Barack Obama was one of his Instructors.
2013 “Alinsky” Award recipients so far include CNN’s Piers Morgan for his personal insults to conservative Larry Pratt of Gun Owners of America who appeared on his TV talk show. Pratt is the guest of honor and will delivery the keynote remarks at the May 15, 2013 Freedom Leadership Conference, sponsored by his Gun Owners of America (which he serves as Executive Director).
A second “Saul Alinsky Smearing Conservatives” award was recently given by the Conference to Peter Bergen, also of CNN, for suggesting immediately after the Boston Marathon Bombings that the Act was possibly the work of “right wing extremists.”
David Denholm, Public Service Research Foundation President, has spoken at nearly every conference since it went monthly in late 2012, on “Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals” and announced the first two awards at previous conferences.
The final decision is made by David Denholm and the Conference Board.
Free China: The Courage to Believe
Larry Liu, A representative from New Tang Dynasty TV, also spoke at this February Freedom Leadership Conference about the new movie they have made about the Communist Chinese persecution of the Falun Gong spiritual discipline in movie.
Falun Gong is derived from Buddhism but attempted to avoid conflict with the Communist authorities by emphasizing benign values and exercise. But after surpassing the membership size of the Communist Party in China, they have been persecuted, tortured and imprisoned. Their new movie documents this.
United States Intelligence Council, whose Program Director Richard Buck doubles as the Conference Event Coordinator, said that tentative agreement was reached at the Conference Leadership dinner discussion with Larry Liu to show a private screening of the new movie, Free China: The Courage to Believe. Liu joined the dinner meeting of the Leadership Council before the conference began and was then invited to make impromptu remarks about the movie at the Conference itself.
Dr. Roger Canfield, author or co-author of two books published by USIC which reached 1 million circulation, and a more recent book documenting how the American “new left” helped the Communists win in Vietnam (see Americong) originally referred the Falun Gong representative to USIC and the Conference, and will be invited to address the conference by video (most likely Skype).
The tentative date for the private screening of Free China: The Courage to Believe, is scheduled for 9/11/13 at the Freedom Leadership Conference to be sponsored by USIC in northern Virginia.
It is anticipated that the movie screening will be available for anyone who is interested (instead of the usual private conference for members and provisional members only). To be placed on the invitation list, write RSVP@FreedomLeadershipConference.org (please indicate: interest in complimentary provisional membership, or in the movie only).
Now with a monthly schedule in its 14th year, the Freedom Leadership Conference has had 58 conservative cause sponsor organizations and publications after first being called the “Western Conservative Conference on the West Coast, before moving east (this includes the next two months of scheduled conferences).
Recent Conference Sponsors
Recent Freedom Leadership Conference sponsors include Religious Freedom Coalition, which sponsored their President, William Murray, to speak on January 9, and United States Intelligence Council, which sponsored Philippines Legislator Herbert Borja to speak at the Tysons Corner Marriott Courtyard on December 5.
The Fairfax County Taxpayers Alliance provided its own President, Arthur Purves, as the keynote speaker at the March Conference. FCTA First President Tom Cranmer is also a founding member of the new monthly Freedom Leadership Conference, where he has been both a speaker and a moderator at most functions since late 2012.
Previous to these recent conferences, the Freedom Leadership Conference had been an annual event, with the most recent one sponsored by American Border Control on November 11, 2011. Started 14 years ago, the conference was originally a several days long affair with up to 40 conservative cause groups and publications sponsoring panels and speakers in one weekend in southern California.
The Freedom Leadership Conference is still seeking several more sponsors for the last several open dates of 2011 (write: EventCoordinator@FreedomLeadershipConference.org.
Recent conferences have included a “Lightning Round” where members and provisional members may address the conference for one minute about any recommendation they wish to make for how to influence public policy, educate our fellow Americans about our philosophy or about candidates for office they support. Between 5 and 7 speakers have availed of this opportunity at recent meetings.
Speakers for the “One Minute Lightning Round” are chosen on a first come first served basis – either by advance email or if there are any remaining slots then at the conference itself. You may write to RSVP@FreedomLeadershipConference.org to request a one minute speaking slot.
How to get an invitation to the Conference
A private conference, only members and provisional members are admitted to attend FLC and only after they have sent an advance RSVP to respond to the invitation they have been sent. There are no dues or required donation or fee for admission (although a $5 donation is requested at the door, and those already accepted as Members may be invited to the Leadership Council dinner with the keynote speaker).
A new category of “Subscriber” to the Conference has been created to allow for those who may simply wish to be kept informed but do not wish to attend in person. A Conference Subscriber” will be sent email bulletins to announce each blog post such as when we place the full text of the remarks of the keynote speaker and video recordings of speakers on the website, plus announcements of future meetings (date, sponsor, topic, speaker but not location – the latter being provided only to those who are approved as Provisional or full conference members). To be listed as a “subscriber” and be sent email bulletins when new posts are placed on this website, ask at RSVP@FreedomLeadershipConference.org.
2013 Monthly Conference Agenda
5/15/13 Gun Owners of America (Keynote: Larry Pratt) (venue confirmed)
6/12/13 UnderstandingTheThreat.com & U.S. Intelligence Council (John Guandolo)(venue confirmed)
7/17/13 American Border Control (Topic: Illegal Immigration)(venue confirmed)
8/21/13 Available (venue confirmed)
9/11/13 U.S. Intelligence Council (China CyberThreat & Movie, Free China: The Courage to Believe)
10/17/13 Thomas Jefferson Institute (Keynote: Michael Thompson)(venue confirmed)
11/12/13 Uniformed Services League (Topic: Save our Servicemen Rally)(venue reserved)
12/5/13 Available (sponsor, exact date & venue to be selected)
To learn how you can make application to be a member of Freedom Leadership Conference and be invited to attend future conferences please write RSVP@FreedomLeadershipConference.org. You may also inquire about your organization being a sponsor of the two remaining open dates for 2013.
David Sirota of the leftist online website Salon has been nominated for the Wednesday, April 24 “Saul Alinsky Leftist Smear of the Month Award” after writing “Let’s hope Boston Marathon Bomber is a white American.”
(It is still not too late to reserve a seat at the members only conference this evening at 7 PM, starts with a coffee and desert social, see below)
Sirota was worried that if the bomber turns out to be a “Muslim and/or a foreigner from the developing world” then conservatives might use that against his beloved President Barack Obama to block their plan to liberalize immigration reform, impose more national defense spending cuts, end war, stop global warming, etc.
Other contenders for this month’s award, to be announced by noted “Alinsky Lecturer” David Denholm, include CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer, who speculated on a link between Patriots Day and the motive behind the bombings.
David Denholm has given monthly talks on Saul Alinsky methods at most of the monthly Freedom Leadership Conferences since late 2012. He serves as President of the Public Service Research Foundation and is considered one of the founders of the modern day American conservative movement.
Another contender for the April “Alinsky Smearing Conservatives” award is NBC News reporter Luke Russert, who speculated that the 1993 Waco siege, which also occurred on Patriots Day, may have inspired a rightwing terrorist attack in Boston last week.
New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof would have pulled ahead of his competitors for this month’s “Saul Alinsky Leftist Smear of the Month” Award except that he later apologized for his tweet last Monday, where he said “Explosion is a reminder that ATF needs a director. Shame on Senate Republicans for blocking apptment.”
The Daily Caller posted an especially outstanding article on this subject, HERE,
Sirota remains the frontrunner for the award because as the Daily Caller illustrates, he has a better track record of trashing conservatives with below the belt, nasty and despicable hits.
In December, “in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre” Sirota said “a new profiling system should be established to monitor mentally-ill individuals, but that Republicans would not support that effort because it would mean profiling white men.”
Sirota’s Salon article uses blistering radical left attack dog language and accusations against America of a double standard, to criticize any notion of a war on terrorism.
Sirota’s concern is that if the Boston Bomber turned out to be a Muslim from a foreign country (as it turned out to be the case), then this would be used by conservatives to attack the full range of leftist policy goals such as “immigration reform” (ie. liberalizing American immigration law.”
The Freedom Leadership Conference shows what a prophet David Sirota turned out to be, scheduling two last minute speakers to specifically address “Will Liberalizing Immigration Produce More Boston Bombers” with Richard Conn, and author and first generation American, Dr. Ileana Johnson addressing “Illegals No, New Americans & Exceptionalism Yes” at the Wednesday, 4/24 conference.
At press time the morning of the conference, there is no word as to whether the conference keynote speaker, Gil Davis, will blame the Boston Marathon Bombers for anything in his remarks, “The Obama War On Seniors, A Comprehensive but Short Review of how Seniors face a world of pain because of the Presidency of Barack Obama”
To express your opinion about who this months’ award should go to, or to nominate someone for next month’s Saul Alinsky Leftist Smearing Conservative Award, you may write to LeftSmear@FreedomLeadershipConference.org.
To request information on how you can attend this evening’s Freedom Leadership Conference, which is this month sponsored by Secure America Alliance, you may write to RSVP@FreedomLeadershipConference.org.
The Conference is a private, members only monthly conference since late 2012, meeting in northern Virginia at or near Tysons Corner. With nearly 60 conservative cause organizations having been sponsors during the 14 years of the conference, the late 2012 change included having one conference sponsor each month.
The May 15 conference will be sponsored by Gun Owners of America with their Executive Director, Larry Pratt, as the keynote speaker.
To become a Conference Provisional Member, applicants are asked to indicate their agreement with a statement of purpose which includes reference to the Conservative Statement of Principles called “The Thurmont Statement.”
In addition, Provisional Member applicants must indicate how they have been a conservative volunteer (either as a donor or an activist) in the past, pledge they will continue, and agree to abide by the conference rules.
Once someone has attended a meeting they may then decide if they wish to continue as a regular member and be entitled to attend future monthly conference meetings. There also an option for regular members to become members of the Conference Leadership Council and have dinner each month with the keynote speaker just before the conference begins.
There are no membership dues or fees but a voluntary donation of $5 is requested at the door of each monthly meeting from those already approved as Provisional (temporary) members, entitling them to attend one meeting to “check it out.” Only regular (and provisional) members are given the meeting location and an option to attend any of the monthly meetings (for which an RSVP is required each time).
Conference organizers advise that attorney Gil Davis, who will deliver the keynote remarks, has such a powerful summary of specifics in his documenting the Obama War on Seniors, that he has been asked to revise and extend his remarks beyond the 14 minutes which is normally allocated to sponsors each month.
Davis, admired by conservatives across America for his work for Paula Jones against Bill Clinton (which led to the Clinton impeachment and disbarment by the Arkansas Bar Association for lying under oath, will have his remarks segmented and released in several different shorter videos and posted on this website within the next month. The entire remarks will be posted as text in this space.
Gil Davis, who became very popular with conservatives across America because of his work for Paula Corbin Jones versus President Bill Clinton, will be the keynote speaker at the Freedom Leadership Conference on Wednesday evening, April 24 in Northern Virginia.
Founded 14 years ago on the west coast, the Freedom Leadership Conference has been meeting monthly in Northern Virginia since late 2012, with a different conservative cause organization as the new sponsor each month.
Gil Davis will be speaking out against the “War on Seniors” in behalf of this month’s sponsor, Secure America Alliance. Ronald Wilcox, SAA Executive Director, reminds conservatives that Gil Davis’ largely uncompensated work for Paula Jones, won him a rare 9 to 0 victory before the Supreme Court and directly led to the impeachment (ie. indictment) of President Clinton and his disbarment by his peers of the Arkansas Bar Association for lying under oath during the battle.
Examples of “the war on seniors” which will be addressed by Secure America Alliance speakers – Gil Davis plus panelists to be announced – includes:
*the terrible effect of Obamacare on seniors;
*cuts in Medicaid and medicare by Barack Obama and his allies;
*how over spending causes inflation which hurts seniors living on fixed income, more than any other segment of society;
*how federal policy causes banks to give near zero interest rates to punish savings, hurting seniors more than anyone else;
*inheritance “death tax” which especially targets senior citizens;
*how government over-spending and policies towards savings, private companies and especially banks, devastate the value of real estate which seniors have spent their entire time investing in and paying off their mortgages.
*the “totalization” agreement signed with Mexico to give illegal aliens faster vesting rights than Americans in the U.S. Social Security even after they broke US law and then returned to Mexico – threatening to bankrupt the already underfunded Social Security Trust Fund and leave senior citizens with no retirement funds.
*other policies which hurt senior citizens such as the future “death panels” predicted by Sarah Palin and conservatives during the ObamaCare debate.
In addition to Gil Davis we will also have several other speakers participating in a panel discussion on Barack Obama’s War on seniors at the April 24 conference sponsored by Secure America Alliance. The Secure America Alliance has invited several different organizations active on these topics to join in the panel discussion (write: ExecutiveDirector@SecureAmericaAlliance.org).
One of the original founding sponsors of this now monthly Freedom Leadership Council 14 years ago, the Legal Affairs Council, had provided the first $5,000 donation check to help defray some of Gil Davis legal work so many years ago.
When they later learned that so much of Gil’s legal bills had never been paid, LAC arranged for Gil Davis to be given the first “Freedom Legal Defender Award” at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. Gil’s acceptance remarks at that conference caused many to urge him to run for Virginia Attorney General later that year.
As a former Prosecutor, Gil Davis prosecuted the 1st Airplane Hijacking case, and the first high level Nixon Administration official during the Watergate era. As a defense attorney, he secured the largest award for damages in Kentucky history against Bethlehem Steel. He has tried cases in 20 states and the District of Columbia and spoken before conservative audiences including against Obamacare in the past year.
The April 24 Freedom Leadership Conference is for members only but you may attend as a temporary “Provisional Member” by first writing to RSVP@FreedomLeadershhipConference.org. Only those who indicate that they are “volunteer conservatives” – either as a past donor or by volunteering time for the cause – and who clearly state that they are in agreement with the Conference Statement of Purpose and agree to abide by the Conference Rules are accepted (see conference brochure/PDF here). FLC is particularly looking for “full spectrum” conservatives or those who show strong interest in working with those who are in a collegial atmosphere.
For those who have already attended one meeting or are members of the Conference, a simple RSVP is requested to confirm your attendance on April 24.
And, Gil Davis will be the guest of honor at a dinner with the Conference’s Leadership Council at 5 PM just prior to the conference start at 7 PM. Those who are already approved members are eligible to attend and become a part of the Leadership Council by paying for their own dinner and making a donation for conference expenses (and to pay the speaker’s dinner) of $20. Those who attend the conference at 7 PM are asked to make a voluntary donation of $5 to help pay for coffee, desert and other conference expenses.
In addition to the keynote remarks of Gil Davis on “Barack Obama’s War on Seniors” there will also be a panel discussion with additional speakers on the same topic, plus other conservatives in an agenda that each month begins with a 7 to 7:30 PM coffee & desert social and then adjourns at 9 PM.
Each month’s keynote speaker has their remarks placed on this conference website (both video and text).
The Administration of President Barack Obama will be charged with systematic military voter disenfranchisement by the Uniformed Services League at the Freedom Leadership Conference on Wednesday, 3/27.
A spokesman for the unabashedly pro-military and pro-veteran organization will make the charges in a formal statement to be made at the conservative conference, originally founded 14 years ago as an annual event and now meeting monthly in Northern Virginia since late 2012.
“Why is the Obama Administration disenfranchising military voters, causing the lowest vote turnout among military voters in recent history,” the Uniformed Services League will ask at the members only Freedom Leadership Conference.
The U.S. Election Assistance Commission has reported that in the 2008 election while 62% of Americans were voting, a mere 5.5 percent of eligible military voters cast ballots.
Other reports from the conference state of Virginia, plus North Carolina and Ohio, put the recent vote turnout among military voters as low as two percent of eligible voters.
A survey by the Overseas Vote Foundation revealed that 22 percent of military overseas voters never received their requested absentee ballot. An additional 10 percent received their ballot less than seven days before the election. Many military voters simply have no way to cast a ballot for their own U.S. Senators, Congressman, President and their state and local elected officials, making a mockery of the old American Revolutionary War slogan, “taxation without representation is slavery.”
The Wednesday Freedom Leadership Conference will feature keynote remarks by Arthur Purves, President of the Fairfax County Taxpayer Association, to explain how higher tax rates stifle business and lower the standard of living of Virginians and Americans.
Additional speakers drawn from the ranks of outstanding conservative leaders in northern Virginia will be announced at the conference, a private, members only gathering for conservative volunteer activists and donors.
Past speakers at the conference have included the architect of the original Reagan revolution, the late Lyn Nofziger, the legendary Rep. Bob “B-1 Bomber” Dornan, the outstanding anti-illegal alien spokesman Rep. Robert K. Dornan, and a “who’s who” of conservative spokesmen drawn from the 58 different conservative cause organizations which have been conference sponsors over the past 14 years.
Memberships are approved for those who establish how they have been active, volunteer conservatives in the past, how they anticipate continuing into the future, and that they are in general agreement with the Conference statement of purpose and agree to abide by the conference rules.
The private nature of the monthly conference meetings respects the wishes of some who wish to provide support for the conservative cause, meet other like-minded conservatives, while not being publicly identified as conservative activists. The meeting format also allows for more robust discussion in a collegial atmosphere among those who are committed conservatives.
The April 24 Freedom Leadership Conference will be sponsored at an upgraded restaurant location by Secure America Alliance to discuss “The War on Seniors.”
Gun Owners of America will provide its Executive Director, a frequent guest on TV cable and radio shows, Larry Pratt, on May 15, also at an upgraded location thanks to the support of that date’s sponsor. A conservative sponsor is being sought for the June 12 Conference.
Other dates for 2012 are already reserved by various other conservative cause organizations.
The United States Intelligence Council will feature a spokesman from the Falun Gong spiritual discipline which is being persecuted by Communist China, and a movie on that topic plus keynote remarks on how Communist China is planning for a surprise “Cyber-War Attack” on the U.S. American Border Control will weigh in on the illegal immigration debate just as the U.S. Senate and House will be considering legislation this summer.
A “Save our Soldiers” (SOS) Rally is planned for the day after Veterans Day, November 12, by the Uniformed Services League.
Inquiries are welcomed from conservative cause groups who wish to avail of the opportunity to showcase their issue for 30 minutes at the conference, for which there is no fee in 2013. Most of the previous year’s 58 sponsor organizations have paid $2,000 towards conference expenses for a similar time slot in past years.
There is time in each month’s conference for brief remarks, in addition to the half hour reserved for the main sponsor organization, for conservative spokesmen, leaders and activists. Make inquiry at EventCoordinator@FreedomLeadershipConference.org.
The largest tax increase in Virginia history will be the focus of the March 27 Freedom Leadership Conference in Northern Virginia, to be sponsored by The Fairfax County Taxpayers Alliance (FCTA)
The tax increase passed through the General Assembly with the support of Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and GOP House Speaker William Howell, will bring in $880 million a year in taxes, “surpassing the $442 million per year increase in 1986 and $680 million per year increase in 2004” according to conservative Tony Lee of Brietbart.com.
In fact, the actual cost to taxpayers is not the $880 million cited, but is $1.13 billion per year in tax increases” as documented by conservatives.
Angry conservatives will have the opportunity to hear the President of the Fairfax County Taxpayers Alliance (FCTA), who will directly address the subject of tax increases and how they impact on transportation, education and most of all the economy.
After the remarks of FCTA President, Arthur Purves, as the keynote speaker at the March monthly meeting of the Freedom Leadership Conference, attendees will be given the chance to vote in a secret ballot to indicate how angry they are with Governor Bob McDonnell.
McDonnell campaigned for election in 2009 saying he had “no plans to raise taxes.” Those words made conservatives angry. His campaign responded to the outcry by saying “Bob McConnell will not raise taxes as governor. Virginians know Bob McDonnell, and they know where he stands. They know he keeps his word…”
The secret ballot will be tabulated and results immediately announced at the Conference – very simply, on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the most angry you can get with an elected official, how angry are you with Governor McConnell and Republicans who voted for his proposed tax increase?
Before we ever allow politicians to increase taxes we should always first ask, what are they doing with all the extra money they’ve been collecting recently, says FCTA.
And most critically, should government at local, state and national level get more of our taxpayer money to spend, or less?
As politicians at all level of government from President Barack Obama on down battle over these questions, the March 27 Freedom Leadership Conference will go beyond the question of McDonnell and the new GOP tax increase to focus on the question of whether citizens are and should be happy, or displeased, with how the money we pay as taxes is being used, especially the extra $19 billion collected by Virginia recently.
The monthly Freedom Leadership Conference is a private, members only conference but the keynote speakers’ remarks are placed as both text and video on the Conference website and the video at youtube each month after the function has ended. For those who are already members they will need to reserve their place with limited seating.
For those interested in attending the March 27 (or future monthly) conferences you may write to ask how to apply for a complimentary, Provisional (temporary) Membership, which entitles you to attend one meeting. Write to RSVP@FreedomLeadershipConference.org.
FCTA President Arthur Purves – like the keynote speakers before him at this now monthly conference starting in late 2012, will be the guest of honor at a dinner of the Conference Leadership Council before the function. He will then be presented an “Honorary Membership” and a “Freedom Leadership Award” for his leadership defending and advancing the conservative cause and freedom.
Purves notes that politicians routinely clamor for more money to spend as but Virginia politicians have especially been appealing to commuters tired of gridlock and traffic, making it appear that the only way to cut back on the aggravating traffic jams that clog Virginia roads is to raise taxes so they have the money to improve the roads.
But in recent years, notes Purves, Virginia’s budget has increased by 89% while the commonwealth’s population only increased 14% in the same time period (FY2000 to FY2012). That added up to a $19 billion increase.
$2 billion of that extra money already went to transportation – an increase of 73% from the recent past, from $2.8 billion in spending to $4.8 billion spending. Another $6 billion of that increased tax collections went to education – an 84% increase in spending from $7.1 billion to $13 billion. Additional increases of $7 billion for individual and Family services (primary Medicaid) boosted this category by 114% from $6.4 billion to $13.7 billion. And to remind you, these increases compare to population growth during the same period of only 14%.
So if tax collections went up by 89% but population went up by only 14% – and you hear a politician tell you that they haven’t raised taxes, ask him if he would kindly return the extra $19 billion they got out of Virginia taxpayers between FY2000 and FY2012.
This is the message of Arthur Purves and the Fairfax County Taxpayers Alliance (FCTA), delivered by him and his Vice President, Tom Cranmer and their leaders and members to politicians. It is the message we will hear at the March 27 FCTA sponsored conference in Northern Virginia.
Cranmer is also a Founding Member of the Freedom Leadership Conference, where he is considered one of the senior members of the conservative movement, having been a member (with his wife Linda) of Young Americans for Freedom in the early 1960’s and stalwart part of the cause ever since. Cranmer has also spoken and/or been a moderator of each conference since the new monthly meeting format was adopted in late 2012.
Those interested in hearing this presentation by Arthur Purvis may inquire about Conference membership at RSVP@FreedomLeadershipConference.org. Those who are already members must reserve their seat in advance. Only members and provisional members are permitted to RSVP to confirm their attendance at the conference and on March 27, to vote on the recent McDonnell tax increase.
The schedule of future conference follows (note that there are still SPONSOR/Speaker opportunities – the conference does not charge any fee for such sponsorship).
Christopher Carmouche of GrasstopsUSA to summarize unanswered Benghazi questions on Wed. 2/13
We have now heard from many of the major Administration officials under oath in Congressional testimony and from Barack Obama and U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice before the media on the disaster in Benghazi, Libya.
Four Americans including an American Ambassador were murdered by terrorists, America was again humiliated, and now Christopher Carmouche of Grasstops USA is going to summarize at the Freedom Leadership Conference what we still do not know: Who lied while Americans died?
The Freedom Leadership Conference is now in its 14th year and has changed to a private monthly meeting format for members only in Northern Virginia, with a new sponsor organization and keynote speaker each month.
David Denholm, President of Public Service Research Foundation, will announce the first of the new ‘Saul Alinsky Leftist Smear of the Month’ awards at the Freedom Leadership Conference on Wed., February 13.
“Nominations for the first ‘award’ so far include Piers Morgan, who constantly belittled his guest on his CNN TV show, Larry Pratt of Gun Owners of America. Morgan regularly demonizes conservatives on his CNN TV show using personal attack and insult. His sexual innuendo was so insulting that former U.S. Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell, promoting her new book, walked out in the middle of her interview with him.
“A second ‘Alinsky’ award nomination has been made of Karl Rove, who has attacked conservatives recently, and attempts to arrogate to himself the new role of “gatekeeper” for the GOP, attacking conservative candidates for U.S. Senate and House in GOP primaries instead of letting GOP primary voters choose their own candidates without his intervention.
Rove’s decision to attack conservative candidates in primaries is so controversial that he was forced to create a new splinter organization from his American Crossroads rather than offend conservative donors who support his “super PAC.” Taking a leaf out of the Alinsky “Rules for Radicals” book where his followers are urged to hide their true colors, Karl “Saul Alinsky” Rove named his new “super” PAC, the “Conservative Victory Fund.”
Rove campaigned to stop Ronald Reagan from winning the GOP nomination for President in 1980 but now claims that he was in charge of the Texas campaign for Reagan for President that year, a claim disputed by Tom Pauken and other Reaganites who campaigned for Reagan’s nomination in Texas.
To express your opinion on who should “win” a Saul Alinsky Leftist Smear of the Month Award or to nominate someone for this month or next month write to LeftSmear@FreedomLeadershipConference.org.
The Freedom Leadership Conference provides a video and text of remarks on this website after each monthly conference, along with a report on future conferences, nominees for the “Alinsky’ report and of course, who wins. To become a member and be invited to the Wednesday, 2/13 conference (and future conferences) write to request a complimentary “Provisional Membership” (temporary) at RSVP@FreedomLeadershipConference.org. A modest $5 donation is requested at the door to help pay for each conference, which begins at 7 pm with a coffee and desert half hour “social” and adjourns with another 30 minute coffee, 9 to 9:30 PM.
The Conference still has several open dates in 2013 for conservative organizations who wish to sponsor that month, where they are given 30 minutes of the evening agenda including 14 minutes that will be videotaped for placement on youtube and the conference website. To request information on sponsorship write EventCoordinator@FreedomLeadershipConference.org.
First Alinsky Award winner to be announced at Feb. 13, 2013 Freedom Leadership Conference in Northern Virginia
Should Karl Rove or Piers Morgan get the first “Saul Alinsky Leftist Smear of the Month” award at this Wednesday Conference?
The founder of a new super PAC created to stop conservatives from winning Republican nominations to run for U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives in the 2014 off-year elections has been nominated to receive the first “Saul Alinsky leftist Smear of the Month” award at the Freedom Leadership Conference in Northern Virginia this Wednesday, February 13.
Karl Rove earned the nomination because of his recently announced plan to use liberal donors’ money to thwart conservatives by smearing them during primaries, enabling the more liberal candidate to win those races. His plan is so controversial that he was forced to split off and form an “offshoot” (ie. splinter) group, from his American Crossroads “super” PAC – the so-called “Conservative Victory Fund.” A spokesman for the new group has admitted to media sources that many (perhaps most we hasten to add) of their donors refuse to contribute to an organization dedicated to attacking conservatives in GOP primaries.
Last week, Piers Morgan was nominated for the “Alinsky Award” because of his constant smear of conservatives on CNN, especially his recent name-calling, rude treatment and interruptions of his guest Larry Pratt, Executive Director of Gun Owners of America (GOA). Pratt will speak at the May 15 Freedom Leadership Conference sponsored by his Gun Owners of America.
The nomination of Piers Morgan was announced in this space last week, see earlier article HERE.
The Wednesday, February 13 conference is being sponsored by GrasstopsUSA, which will provide its own President for keynote remarks entitled “Benghazi vs Watergate: What Difference Does it Make?” – see earlier announcement HERE.
Karl Rove’s recent announcement of his new “super PAC” is aimed at making sure more liberal candidates are the GOP nominees for Senate and House as the campaigns kick off next year. The GOP needs six Senate seats to take away control of the U.S. Senate seat from Obama ally Senator Harry Reid.
Leaders of the Freedom Leadership Conference note that there is nothing new in what Karl Rove is proposing, with the usual arguments that liberals always use being treated in the media as a great new idea: they say we need more liberal GOP nominees in order to win, and that if GOP primary voters keep choosing conservatives, then we will never win.
“They said that about Ronald Reagan too, right up until he won a landslide election – and Karl Rove was in the forefront of those people saying this in 1976 and again in 1980. As Chairman of the College Republican national committee he never failed to support the more liberal candidate available in any GOP primary including against Ronald Reagan.”
Karl Rove is now in the news expressing his concern that GOP primary voters have been making a big mistake voting for conservative nominees for Senate and Congress. But that is what liberal Republicans and their news media allies have always said, all the way back to when they sabotaged GOP Presidential nominee Barry Goldwater for President in 1964.
Liberals have always tried to smear conservatives in GOP primaries, and then after their more liberal candidate loses, they have sabotaged the conservative GOP nominee. Dressing up the same tired old rhetoric with the new name “Conservative Victory Project” and calling the same old smear campaigns the new name this week, “vetting of candidates” changes nothing.
Karl Rove’s American Crossroads emerged as the biggest spending “super PAC of during the 2012 election campaign, but 98% of their candidates lost. We can see why he would be frustrated. But spending enormous sums of campaign money smearing conservatives is hardly going to improve their lousy track record.
And most critically, any candidate supported by Karl Rove and his allies should be the LAST candidate any conservative would ever support.
Despite the popular choice of Karl Rove, Piers Morgan remains a serious contender for the “honor” of winning the first “Saul Alinsky Leftist Smear of the Month” award at the February 13 Freedom Leadership Conference.
The new monthly award is named after the leftist Saul Alinsky, who detailed tactics to beat conservatives in his book, Rules for Radicals.
Those Alinsky tactics notably included his recommendation to smear and demonize conservatives rather than discuss issues. These tactics were taught by Instructors such as Barack Obama at his Alinsky Institute in Chicago. Hillary Clinton wrote a college term paper about those tactics – which were employed by her and her boyfriend Bill Clinton as leftist leaders campaigning for radical McGovern for President in 1972.
Freedom Leadership Conference, originally formed as the Western Conservative Conference and held annually, has had 58 conservative cause organizations and publications as co-sponsors over those years.
Private Conference meetings are now held monthly in Northern Virginia since 2012 for members and provisional members only. If you are already a member or provisional member you may write to hold a seat for you at the conference.
If you wish to be considered for membership you may write to request an application at RSVP@FreedomLeadershipConference.org.
“David Denholm, President of Public Service Research Foundation, will announce the first of the new ‘Saul Alinsky Leftist Smear of the Month awards at the Freedom Leadership Conference this Wednesday. A founding member of the new monthly conference series, David has spoken at each of the monthly functions since they started in 2012.