We have spent the last couple of weeks combing through our files on Cathie Adams. Ms. Adams headed the far-right Texas Eagle Forum for 16 years until her appointment as Texas Republican Party chair in October. She has had plenty to say over the years, much of it ranging from bizarre and kooky to vicious and truly offensive. We have already reported on some of that here and here. But we thought you’d like to see more pearls of wisdom from Ms. Adams — after all, she now heads the political party that controls every statewide elected office in Texas.
We’ll continue this series over the next week or so, but let’s start with Ms. Adams’ loathing for the United Nations and her warnings about “one world” government. Adams’ rhetoric has made her sound much like the wild-eyed fanatics who spent the 1990s shouting about the UN’s “black helicopters” and “jack-booted thugs” terrorizing Americans and destroying freedom. She mixes that strain of extremist paranoia with a hefty dose of “end times” theology as well.
“As American sovereignty fades into the sunset, world government is on the horizon. . . . Do you want your children to begin the 21st century reciting a pledge like this? “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United Nations, and to the One-World Government for which it stands; all nations equal, worshipping the earth, indivisible, with disarmament and economic redistribution for all.”
— “World Government vs. American Sovereignty,” Torch (Texas Eagle Forum’s monthly newsletter), November 1999
“The Bible tells us that in the end times there will be a world government headed by a world leader, called the anti-Christ, who will profess a world religion, but did you ever think you would live in the day when these things would come into being? That is exactly what the United Nations is doing behind the backs of most Americans.”
— Letter to Texas Eagle Forum activists, August 2000
“(T)hey have a plan to incrementally implement global government with the UN as the central manager of every life and all property in every nation enforced by a standing UN army.”
— “The Millennium Summit and It’s [sic] DECLARATION,” Torch, November 2000, talking about a UN meeting
“In the future, the anti-Christ will use the pleas for human rights, economic equity and a promise to ‘end all wars’ to found global government. . . . God is not the author of global government, the anti-Christ is, and the UN conspicuously manifests his warmongering spirit.”
— “Global ‘Climate Stock Exchange’ Would Redistribute Wealth,” Torch, January 1999
“The UN is a bellwether sign of the times. Since the Bible warns us to be ready and global events provide evidence that the Rapture of the Church is imminent, let us preach Jesus who was born, died and was buried then rose again, conquering death!”
— Letter to TEF activists, September 1998, in which Adams explains that the founding of the UN was the first in a series of events heralding the coming biblical apocalypse