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Proposition 31: A little history

Back in the 1940s, Sen. Joe McCarthy, Cleon Skousen and others warned us of the infiltration of our government, at all levels, by members of the Communist party with the intent of overthrowing the United States. In 1953, the California state Legislature enacted government code Section 1027.5 (along with related code 1028.1 regarding schools) that states:

(b)This worldwide revolutionary movement is predicated upon and it is designed and intended to carry into execution the basic precepts of communism as expounded by Marx, Lenin and Stalin.

(e)There is a clear and present danger, which the Legislature of the state of California finds is great and imminent.(

In 2008, Senate Bill 1322 was introduced to repeal both codes, and it passed. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed that bill, which means it still stands today. This is important to know.

Prop. 31 inserts Agenda 21 language into our California Constitution.

What does this have to do with Proposition 31? Prop. 31 is a blatant communist move that if history is forgotten, could easily get enough votes to pass.

Who’s backing Prop. 31? This is a project of Nicolas Berggruen and California Forward. And here’s a bit of history about them:

Berggruen, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Pacific Council on International Policy, created a group called The NBI 21st Century Council. The council’s mission statement is: The NBI 21st Century Council is a forum for dialogue and action on issues of global governance that recognizes the radical power shift underway in geopolitics reflected in the rise of the G-20 as the key governing body of globalization.

The group picks up where the Bilderberg group and the Trilateral Commission leave off. It’s composed of former states people who have had lots of political experience but no longer have the “constraints of politics” and global thinkers in the areas of economics and genomics. They are “reshaping society.” The group is “forward looking.”

From California Forward’s website: California Forward is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working to bring government closer to the people and move the state in the right direction — forward.

One of the members on the leadership council is a woman named Sunne Wright McPeak. She has served as a Contra Costa County Supervisor and as president of the California State Association of Counties. She also has been president and chief executive officer of the Bay Area Economic Forum, which is a public-private partnership between the Bay Area Council and the Association of Bay Area Governments. To top that, she was president and chief executive officer of the Bay Area Council. She also has some great experience from serving as the secretary of the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency under Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Now if this doesn’t mean anything to you, I suggest you research One Bay Area, which she was deeply involved with. It is a perfect example of the “regional government” envisioned for all of us in this country and is one of the primary goals of Prop. 31. What is regional government? In a nutshell, it is the complete absence of all local government.

Note that both of these groups like the word “forward.” The word “forward” has a long association with Marxism and Communism. It has been used many times in Communist movements around the world.

Just a little more history and I think the picture will be clear. The world communism movement that we have been warned about for so many years was planned very, very long ago. In 1992, a tool that was designed to push it ‘forward’ faster was created. It’s called Agenda 21. So if you’re hearing about the agenda for the 21st century these days, or as it’s also called, “sustainable development,” you are hearing about the world communism movement in action.

If you hear the words “prosperous economy, a quality environment and community equity,” together or alone, that is Agenda 21. These are known as the three E’s — economy, environment and equity.

Prop. 31 inserts Agenda 21 language into our California Constitution. You will see the three E’s in five places. You will also see much promotion of regionalism and redistribution of wealth, which are also components of Agenda 21. Tom Donnelly said it well in his article “Prop. 31: The devil is in the details” — “This is not just a step in the wrong direction; it is a monumental leap toward destroying a free market and cementing socialism into our Constitution.”

Please read it — and vote no. (

Jean Gerard lives in Nevada City.

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