(Note from The Christian Left: We do not wish to demonize any of these people, nor do we hate them.  We have some serious problems with their actions and philosophies as they relate to the least of these in society.)

By Stephen D. Foster Jr.

America has enemies. Not just abroad, but within our shores as well. And our domestic enemies, as it turns out, are MORE dangerous and destructive than the terrorists could ever hope to be. Because while the terrorists want to destroy us, the following people and their organizations are doing far more damage.

1. Roger Ailes: The President of Fox News keeps the right-wing mouth piece biased and unbalanced. He literally proposed a right-wing news network as a propaganda tool to use during the Nixon Administration. And now, Fox News makes every effort to slander Democrats, lie to the public, and support conservative groups, activists and politicians at all costs.

Want to tell Ailes what you think of him? Feel free to contact Fox News Channel by mail, phone, or email.

FOX News Channel
1211 Avenue of the Americas, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10036
Phone: 212-301-3000
Web: www.foxnews.com

2. The Koch Brothers: Yes, there is more than one Koch brother, but rather than jotting down the same paragraph twice, it makes more sense to combine the two. Charles and David Koch are the owners of Koch Industries, a private oil and chemicals company. They have spent big money in elections and have pretty much bought and paid for all of Republicans that sit on the energy committee. They also have ties to The John Birch Society, of which their father was a founding member, and several other conservative think tanks and organizations including, Americans For Prosperity which David Koch leads as chairman, the Heritage Foundation, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), and the Cato Institute. They helped create and fund the Tea Party and have been very influential in the watering down of environmental laws and the destruction of unions. If you really want to see the scope of their influence look at what is happening in Wisconsin and in the U.S. House of Representatives.

I know you must be dying to contact Koch Industries to give them your opinion, so here’s how you can do that.

Koch Industries, Inc.
P.O. Box 2256
Wichita, KS 67201-2256


3. Dick Armey: His FreedomWorks organization helped to create the Tea Party and he has worked closely with the Koch brothers. Armey’s organization seeks to deregulate and tear down reform. He opposed health care reform and is largely responsible for hatred, paranoia and anti-government sentiments displayed at town halls during the health care debate.

400 North Capitol Street, NW,  Suite 765
Washington, DC 20001
Toll Free Phone: 1-888-564-6273
Local Phone: 202-783-3870
Fax: 202-942-7649

4. Tom Donohue: The US Chamber Of Commerce President gained a hell of a lot more power in the wake of the Citizens United ruling. The Chamber is the largest conservative lobbying group in the country. Representing big corporations more than small businesses, the Chamber opposed health care reform and Wall Street reform. The group is in favor of tearing down any and every law designed to protect the American worker. Donohue once stated that “there are legitimate values in outsourcing — not only jobs, but work….” and once told unemployed people in Ohio to “stop whining”. So, not only is he for deregulation, he supports job killing policies. That is a double dose of dangerous.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce
1615 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20062-2000
Main Number: 202-659-6000
Phone: 1-800-638-6582

5. Tony Perkins: Perkins is the President of the Family Research Council, a hate group according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. The Council opposes abortion for any reason, believes homosexuality should be against the law, believes in teaching “intelligent design” in schools, and believes global warming is a hoax. FRC was listed as a hate group after it falsely linked gay males to pedophilia. It basically lobbies the government to make laws that govern our personal and private lives. The Council is a Christian Right-wing organization that has a heavy influence on the Republican Party, hence all the abortion laws being proposed by them.

Family Research Council
801 G Street, NW
Washington DC 20001
Phone: 1-800-225-4008

6. Pat Robertson: Robertson founded the Christian Coalition in 1989 and claims to be non-partisan. The problem with this claim is that it’s a bunch of crap. The Christian Coalition passes out “voter guides” in churches and yet is granted tax exempt status. It clearly supports a conservative agenda and is associated with Christian fundamentalism. It is yet another group that believes that America should be a Christian state. They are a threat to the Constitution.

Christian Coalition of America
PO Box 37030
Washington, DC 20013-7030
Phone: 202-479-6900

7. Edwin Feulner, Jr.: Feulner is the President of the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank that took a leading role in the conservative movement during the 1980′s and continues to push conservative ideals today. The Foundation has strong ties to many Republican politicians, and many Heritage personnel members have gone on to serve in senior governmental roles. Not only does it stand by supply side economics and tax cuts for the rich and corporations which led to the current economic crisis, it also believes in a strong defense which has become more and more expensive. Heritage Foundation is also a part of the Koch Foundation Associate Program and is perhaps the most powerful public policy think tank on this list. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has taken money from the organization. It has far too much influence on American policy and that influence must be brought to an end.

The Heritage Foundation
214 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington DC 20002-4999
Phone: 202-546-4400

8. Arthur Thompson: Thompson leads the radical right-wing John Birch Society, which is yet another organization that has Koch family connections. Founded in 1958 by Robert Welch, Jr., the John Birch Society is an anti-communism group that has pretty much denounced every liberal person and policy as socialist. It opposes the Civil Rights Act, the United Nations, and believes in immigration reduction. It aims to dismantle the Federal Reserve System and wants to return to the gold standard. The group is a sponsor of CPAC and is no longer exiled from the mainstream. Another interesting fact is that Fred Koch, father of the aforementioned Koch brothers, was a founding member.

John Birch Society
770 N. Westhill Blvd
Appleton, Wisconsin 54914
Phone: 920-749-3780

9. Rupert Murdoch: Known as “the man who owns the news”, Murdoch controls a vast media empire around the world including Fox News, The New York Post, and the Wall Street Journal here in America. Advertising his media outlets as “fair and balanced” Murdoch and his News Corporation relentlessly push conservative talking points and provide campaign donations to many Republicans running for various positions. News Corporation now has to answer for hacking cell phones and impeding investigations. Long the mouthpiece for Republican propaganda, Murdoch is a threat to Freedom of the Press and the foundations that keep America free.

If you want to contact News Corporation and tell them what you think of them, here is their contact information.

News Corporation
1211 Avenue of Americas
New York, New York 10036
Phone: 212-852-7000
Web: www.newscorp.com

10. Grover Norquist: Norquist is an especially dangerous individual. In fact, at the moment, he has the most influence on Republican congressmen. Republicans in the House and Senate refuse to raise taxes on corporations and the wealthy and Norquist and his group, Americans For Tax Reform, have made sure Republicans continue to do so. 235 members of the House and 41 Senators signed the Norquist pledge to not raise taxes and now our economic future hangs in the balance. Norquist is basically calling the shots and holding America hostage on behalf of the rich. And he isn’t even an elected official.

More on Grover Norquist:
Grover Norquist, Wikipedia

Daily Kos: In his own non-words: Grover Norquist is a plutocrat
Norquist history 101

Americans for Tax Reform
722 12th Street, NW
Fourth Floor
Washington, DC 20005
Office: 202-785-0266
Fax: 202-785-026

11. David Bossie: Citizens United isn’t just a bad Supreme Court ruling. Citizens United is the conservative organization that the conservative majority of the Supreme Court ruled in favor of in 2008. Founded in 1988, located near Capitol Hill, and led by President and Chairman David Bossie, Citizens United’s goals include withdrawal from the United Nations, and defeat of campaign finance laws, among others. They also produce “documentaries” that serve the conservative agenda. The group is mostly a threat because of their fight to allow corporate ownership of elections. The Koch brothers, and many conservative think tanks and organizations have flooded elections with cash since the ruling. The Supreme Court decision alone is enough to put this dangerous organization and Bossie on the list.

Citizens United
1006 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, DC 20003
Office: (202) 547-5420
Fax: (202) 547-5421

12. Tim LaHaye and Kenneth Cribb: Once again, you’ll notice that two people occupy this spot. After some thought, I decided this was necessary to avoid repetition. Tim Lahaye founded, and Kenneth Cribb is the current President of, the Council for National Policy. The CNP is a conservative organization for social conservative activists. Described by The New York Times as a “little-known group of a few hundred of the most powerful conservatives in the country,” the organization is perhaps the most powerful group on this list. Members include many who are already on this list such as James Dobson, Pat Robertson, Tony Perkins, Phyllis Schlafly, and Edwin Feulner Jr. What makes this group particularly dangerous is that they support theocracy and Dominionism as national policy. They are also incredibly secretive and that’s scary all by itself.

CNP is apparently so secret that no address or phone number is available, so you’ll have to email them.
Website: http://www.cfnp.org/

13. Steven J. Law: Lawis President and CEO of American Crossroads, a conservative organization that has raised and spent tens of millions of dollars to defend and elect Republican candidates to federal office, and was very active in the 2010 U.S. midterm elections. Basically, Law and his group are listed because they have taken advantage of the Citizens United Supreme Court decision the most since the ruling. The Kochs and Karl Rove have connections with the group and are a major reason why the House is under GOP control.

American Crossroads
P.O. Box 34413
Washington, DC 20043
Phone: ( 202) 559-6428.

14. James Dobson: Dobson is the Family Talk radio personality and Family Research Council founder that contributes greatly to all the hate we see from conservatives. A frequent guest on Fox News, he is perhaps the most influential religious leader on the Christian-Right even though he has never been ordained. Dobson believes that women should only focus on mothering (and probably cooking too) and is totally against gay rights. He supports private schools and special tax privileges for religious schools. He opposes sex education and only supports abstinence as the only technique for pregnancy prevention. Dobson is on this list because he is the one that began all of the anti-gay, anti-women, and anti-education speeches that are now commonplace in the Republican Party. [Note from The Christian Left: This is the saddest entry for us.  Some of us used to really enjoy James Dobson.  It's unfortunate that he joined the extreme right. Maybe he'll see the light some day.]

Family Talk Radio

540 Elkton Drive
Suite 201
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Phone: 877-732-6825

15. Phyllis Schlafly: She is the only woman on this list. Undoubtedly, you may have thought that Michele Bachmann or Sarah Palin would be, but they are not. I consider Palin and Bachmann mere pawns compared to Schlafly. As founder and President of the Eagle Forum, Schlafly opposes feminism and equal rights for women. Eagle Forum promotes a pro-life, anti-gay, anti-sex education, and anti-vaccination agenda that has contributed to the current wave of social conservative extremism in the Republican Party. She believes women should remain in the home and that there is no such things as marital rape. She is certainly the most influential woman in right-wing activism and as such, the most dangerous one too.

Eagle Forum
PO Box 618
Alton, IL 62002
Phone: 618-462-5415
Fax: 618-462-8909

16. David Keene: Up to now David Keene led the American Conservative Union, which is the oldest operating conservative lobbying organization in the country. The ACU runs the event known as CPAC and spends money on lobbying and political campaigns. Keene is still the current President of the National Rifle Association. Which is also a strong lobbying group that is virtually an arm of the Republican Party that glorifies guns and believes that people should be able to carry guns anywhere they go, even near the President of the United States. Keene is mostly on this list because of the NRA. The NRA used to actually serve a valid purpose but has since become a pro-Republican political organization that has mixed guns and politics. It makes them a danger to the political process.

The American Conservative Union
1007 Cameron Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-836-8602
Fax: 703-836-8606

National Rifle Association of America
11250 Waples Mill Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: 1-800-672-3888

17. Tim Wildmon: Classified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, the American Family Association is headed by Tim Wildmon. AFA is just like every other conservative Christian group. It opposes abortion and gay rights, as well as other public policy goals such as deregulation of the oil industry and lobbying against the Employee Free Choice Act. The group has actively boycotted just about any business that disagrees with them. In the wake of the Virginia Tech shootings, the AFA released a video in which “God” tells a student that students were killed in schools because God isn’t allowed in schools anymore and blamed the shootings on abortion and lack of prayer in schools. AFA is against all other religions and has an obsession with Christmas, often boycotting companies that do not mention Christmas in their advertising. AFA is here on this list because they represent one of the biggest threats to intellectual and personal freedom in America.

Want to boycott AFA? Send them a “friendly” letter.

American Family Association
P.O. Box 3206
Tupelo, MS 38803

18. David Barton: Despite not having any history or law credentials David Barton passes himself off as an expert in early American history. Most of his claims have been disputed and written off as false by real historians. Barton’s organization is Wallbuilders, which seeks to destroy one the basic foundations of American life: the separation of church and state. Barton’s mission is to revise history in an effort to turn America into a Christian state with Biblical law instituted as the law of the land. He has also created false quotes to justify his claims. Barton is a danger to the history of America, the Constitution, and education.

PO Box 397
Aledo, TX 76008
Phone: 817-441-6044

19. Noble Ellington: American Legislative Exchange Council, also known as ALEC. The Council is basically a pay to play organization that carries the corporate agenda into state legislatures across the country. They work to end unions, end environmental and labor regulations, and end consumer protection laws. ALEC has been funded by the Koch brothers for two decades. The price for corporate participation is an ALEC membership fee of as much as $25,000. For that price, corporations are basically writing the legislation that you are currently seeing being proposed and implemented in Republican controlled states across the country.

American Legislative Exchange Council
1101 Vermont Ave. N.W., 11th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
Phone: 202-466-3800
Fax: 202-466-3801

20. Edward H. Crane: Crane is the founder and current leader of the Cato Institute. While they have supported some liberal policies and claim to abhor neo-conservatives, the Cato Institute does push many objectives that should make everyone cringe. Among the various policies that Cato supports, privatizing Social Security, abolishing the minimum wage, abolishing affirmative action, and some environmental regulations, are among them. Of course, it’s understandable why Cato holds these positions considering Charles Koch is chairman of the board and a major funding source. Even Rupert Murdoch had a place on the board at one point which connects the Kochs and the right-wing media.

Cato Institute
1000 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington D.C. 20001-5403
Phone: 202-842-0200
Fax: 202-842-3490

And there you have it. All of these people and their organizations pose a serious threat to the American people. They target women, senior citizens, minorities, homosexuals, non-Christians, and American workers. So which person or organization is the most dangerous to democracy? The common thread throughout the list is the Koch brothers. They have ties to many of the people and organizations on the list and share many of the same goals. If one were to remove the Koch brothers from the equation an important source of funding and leadership would be eliminated from the conservative sphere. The Koch brothers are by far the biggest threat to American values and institutions. The truly evil thing about this group is that NONE of them are elected by the people. Yet they have more power and influence over our elected officials and system of law and government, than we do.

Edited By: Alexis Atherton

Stephen Foster holds a Bachelor's Degree in History and Political Science from Missouri University of Science and Technology. He is a certified teacher in Pennsylvania and Missouri and enjoys performing historical research, debating, and writing. He lives in Missouri.

Article used by permission under Creative Commons License

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08/05/2011 17:12

Boy, you nailed this one! What a rogues' gallery!

Darla Witmer
08/05/2011 17:21

One has to wonder if we were to implement REAL lobbying reform if we couldn't eliminate the huge impact these organizations have on the political process!!! Funny how Republicans supported lobbying reform when they tried to limit the affects of the Sierra Club,Amnesty International,Wildlife Conservation,etc!!!

ilo madden
08/05/2011 17:31

Thanks for the information. I have been wondering who the dangerous people were. Remember the quote "when fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross"? Wish I could remember who said it. How prophetic! Now tell me what can I do with the information.

08/05/2011 19:00

"when fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross" Sinclair Lewis 1935 novel "It Can't Happen Here"

08/05/2011 20:24

Thank You, Aspeenat. Sounds like a book I need to read. There is a book, The Blue Pages, that lists corporations and individuals and and the amounts of money that they give to political parties. I am going to cross-check that with the list of "dangerous" people so I'll know where not to spend my money. It's a small gesture but it is something I can do. Peace.

08/06/2011 01:13

Comment from this blog posted on Reddit.com:

It leaves out so many people.

Paul Singer http://thinkprogress.org/2010/11/10/sam-alito-republican-fundraiser/

U.S. Chamber of Commerce board member and former Allied Capital CEO William Walton. http://thinkprogress.org/2010/11/10/sam-alito-republican-fundraiser/

Peter Peterson - The thing about Wall Streeters is that no matter how much money you give them, they always want more. Now they are using their political power and control over the media to attack Social Security. This effort is being led by billionaire investment banker Peter Peterson. http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/11/10-2

Old-line anticommunists from the Cuban-American community including Otto Reich and CIA propagandist Walter Raymond Jr. http://www.consortiumnews.com/2010/120910.html

Gregory Boyce, Peabody Coal CEO Misdeeds: Along with his Board and shareholders, surely one of the most malignant men of the 21st century. Boyce's mission in life is to see that the world burns as much coal as possible, in spite of scientists' warnings that this path is already heating the planet and destroying life. Pays lobbyists to fight regulation of coal plants' emissions of cancer-causing mercury, sulfur dioxide, and nitrous oxide. http://www.alternet.org/environment/149120/5_awards_for_the_world's_most_heinous_climate_villains/?page=entire

Tony Hayward, former BP CEO Misdeeds: Prior to the Deepwater Horizon explosion, he presided over furious maintenance and safety cost cutting efforts, leading to higher profits, despite internal warnings. "Managed" the expanding oil plumes by claiming that only 1,000 barrels a day were escaping, later modified to 5,000 barrels a day. Hayward was perfectly aware that the actual figure was closer to 50,000 barrels.http://www.alternet.org/environment/149120/5_awards_for_the_world's_most_heinous_climate_villains/?page=entire

David Lesar, Halliburton CEO Misdeeds: Oversees a company whose missions are to bribe politicians, screw taxpayers, and subcontract work to the lowest, most incompetent bidder. Faulty work by subsidiary KBR in Iraq led to the electrocution of US soldiers while they were taking showers. Charged $45 a case for Coca Cola in Iraq and $100 for a load of laundry. Halliburton knowingly used faulty cement on the Deepwater Horizon, which was a major cause of the explosion, but such is their juice in DC that even Obama is still handing them no bid contracts, even though they moved their headquarters to Dubai. http://www.alternet.org/environment/149120/5_awards_for_the_world's_most_heinous_climate_villains/?page=entire

Major GOP donor Phil Anschutz, who owns the Washington Examiner. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0211/48624.html#ixzz1CtqP3SpN

The DeVos Family: Meet the Super-Wealthy Right-Wingers Working With the Religious Right to Kill Public Education http://www.alternet.org/teaparty/150868/the_devos_family%3A_meet_the_super-wealthy_right-wingers_working_with_the_religious_right_to_kill_public_education/?page=entire

08/06/2011 01:36

Wow I like what was written in this page. This is real good information.

08/06/2011 12:22

regarding #12
Their contact info is listed publicly on their website registration. Here is a link to view it:

Sharon Stock Feren
08/07/2011 16:02

I know some Bible Belt Republicans and I am related to some Bible Belt Republicans........and, their beliefs and actions turn my stomach!

08/09/2011 03:27

The Right could make a list as valid as the Left. Face it, both parties are bad. Look at the choices we are given.

08/09/2011 07:15

It's interesting that the Left is the ones publishing an enemies list. What about Rush Limbaugh? His influence and particular brand of logic, not to mention his future-casting, such as the hope that Obama fails before he did some harm to the country - which he obviously has done - would put him right up there.

08/09/2011 07:36

This writer is of the mind that governments being necessary in the messed up world that IS, we should be sensibly liberal in establishing policies that are generous to ALL PEOPLE. Conservatism tends to divide the People into deserving/nondeserving groups mediated over by the Uber qualified ruling elites which come off from both generous and stingy perspectives just enough to keep up the vitriol. System left and right are tasked with frustrating the unity to make government actually work. Examples of Left system orgs is the aforementioned SPLC which works feverishly with Zio dollars donated by the same political swingers as the stingy groups profiled in the article. Polarization is the time worn tactic that assures another political cycle of degeneration into political madness. A pox of both these "houses". The political "Game" of left-right, conservative-liberal is "played" by pro diversity anti unity money bought attack dog thinktanks from a to z.

08/09/2011 08:32

Oh, I love the smell of apostasy in the morning! All you right-wing fools are so mine!

08/09/2011 10:24

What do you think of a man who lives of the support of others, works only 24 hours a week for $222,419 a year salary,and has a "chief of staff" making $131,549 for a 31 hour work week. A government parasite??? No, I would call him Grover Norquist. See the American for Tax Reform's IRS Form 990 (page 7) at:


08/09/2011 11:31

When are people going to wake-up and realize that the conservative-liberal dichotomy is simply "planned opposition" hegelian dialectic BS to achieve a desired outcome. You are all appeasing the dialectic for the same old game plan and desired outcome, which is ENSLAVEMENT.

Unless the God-given right to won property is secured and enforced, we will continue to live as rabble and peasants at the whim of the elite.

Clean up time
08/09/2011 11:46

Just because some doesnt agree with global warming as it is pushed upon us doesnt make someone dangerous, unless there is a global warming agenda 21...

read wattsupwiththat.com

08/09/2011 12:48

Iraq invasion was for Israel based on the neocon ‘A Clean Break’ agenda:

One can simply read pages 110-112 of Dr. Stephen Sniegoski’s ‘The Transparent Cabal’ book (http://tinyurl.com/thetransparentcabal) about how the neocons pushed US into Iraq for Israel via their advocates such as John McCain as well.

USS Liberty survivor Phil Tourney with guest James Morris and caller Dr. Stephen Sniegoski of http://tinyurl.com/thetransparencabal discussed John McCain and how he pushed the neocon war for Israel agenda (http://tinyurl.com/cleanbreak) and how he and his Father helped to cover up Israel’s treacherous attack on the USS Liberty (http://tinyurl.com/USSLiberty) and how he doesn’t oppose Israeli torture of Palestinians either as seen in recently released ’Miral’ film (http://tinyurl.com/miralfilm) as well - click down to audio mp3 audio file at following link to listen:


08/09/2011 14:31

My word. The comments here really do prove the problem. Not one substantive criticism, but a lot of hate speech against a post that simply points out who's funding and encouraging and justifying such behavior.

Clearly, it's had an effect over 30 odd years. Clearly, there are a lot of hateful people who call themselves Christian.

"Shake the dust from your feet."

08/09/2011 14:33

A: Mark

Q: Name five people on this page who mindlessly repeat what someone else told them...

08/09/2011 14:35

In reference to helping the needy and downtrodden - I don't believe that it is the governments responsiblility to pay for all of those who have made poor choices in life that led to their siutations. I don't believe that Jesus expected that of the government of his time either. Give unto Ceasar what is Ceasars'. I think that he wanted the people to help the less fortunate (you and I). Private charity and religious charity - not government charity. Why do liberals expect so much from the government? What happened to accountability? I have no problem helping the needy and less fortunate but I do have a problem with helping the needy people who refuse to work or have habits that keep them where they are (drugs,gambling ect.)I will make the decision on who I want to help and when not just dole out money to anybody with a hand out. Name another country that gives more than ours. It's not even close. We are a generous nation and the liberals want way too many handouts. Their policies are totally unsustainable and unrealistic.

Tony Fanabla
08/09/2011 14:59

Oh and Barney Frank is a saint? Come on!
Congress on both sides is useless and you Know it.

Independent Voter
08/09/2011 16:08

Christian Left,
Thank you for this article. Not so much for the article itself, but it really seems to have hit a sore spot with those on the Right. Not only that, it's brought out the worst in them. It, quite simply, is making it much easier for me to decided which way to vote next year. I've no plan to align myself with their kind of hatred, vitriol and low-brow thinking.


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