Thursday, February 28, 2008

Eye On Hate Radio Live tonight at 9pm est.


Thursday Feb. 28

DLJ from Ones Peoples Project will be joining us tonight on Eye On Hate Radio at 9pm est.
We are going to be talking about the AmRen Conference that was help this past week-end in Virginia;

Step Up actions in Roanoke,VA,

Rot in Hell Award to William F Buckley;

Nikki and I will be discussing "Obama and the reaction from the racist right";

During the live Eye On Hate Radio broadcast you can leave questions and comments here: NiksNest

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Friday, February 22, 2008

Anti Racist Activist's Home Firebombed, Suspected Neo- Nazis

Eye On Hate Radio Note: We are trying to contact Calgary anti-racist activist Bonnie Collins for a possible interview. Will keep you posted on this story.

CALGARY, Alberta, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Police in Calgary, Alberta, suspect white supremacists are behind two fire-bombings this month in the city, the Calgary Sun reported Friday.

Both attacks involved Molotov cocktails being thrown at inhabited houses, Detective Brad Weinberger told the newspaper.

In the first incident, he said there were three people at home when the bomb smashed through a window, he said.

"There was no fire internally but the potential for huge damage and loss of life was there," the detective said.

Hours later, another home with a family of six at home was targeted, the report said. It struck a wall and burned a fence and patio furniture. One of the house's occupants, 29-year-old anti-racism activist Bonnie Collins said her work in standing up to white supremacists provoked the attack.

She said white-supremacist groups in the city have become more active and belligerent lately and have a rally planned for March 21, a demonstration she vowed to protest.

"They're getting stronger, they're showing their flags," she told the Sun. "There's a lot of kids drawn to it -- they're looking for something and they find acceptance with these groups."

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Is Domestic Violence Ever Justified ?

Feb 21 Eye On Hate Radio Network
Eye On Hate Radio LIVE Tonight Thursday Feb. 21 at 9pm est !
Is Domestic Violence Ever Justified ?
(Meet Deborah Leshkevich: teacher assistant, parent and wife.
Deborah Leshkevich was beaten and killed by hate,
this is her story)
Other Stories we will be talking about:
Gathering Storm in Roanoke,Virginia(DLJ from One Peoples Project will be joining us);
Why Eye On Hate Radio Took A Break For Two Months;
Nikki's Thoughts.
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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Two of Hal Turner's Supporters found DEAD !
Police find two dead in Hurley home
By John Sullivan
February 19, 2008

HURLEY— State investigators are looking into the unexplained deaths of two residents of a Morgan Hill Road home.

State police checked on the residence of James and Deborah Leshkevich around 11 a.m., after Deborah’s co-worker grew worried about her welfare. Police entered the home to find both James, 52, and Deborah, 55, dead in separate parts of the house.

Jame’s body was found in the attached garage, while Deborah was found in a bedroom, police said.

Leshkevich, who often posted anti-semetic or racist comments online, going by the names “Yankee James” or “Yankee Jim.” In November of 2005 he supported white supremacist Hal Turner’s protest trip to Kingston.

Leshkevich posted a rambling message on his own blog yesterday saying his wife was cheating on him.

State investigators are investigating the deaths as a murder-suicide, according to a news release. No further information about the investigation is presently available.

Monday, February 18, 2008

True or False: Neo-Nazis Out to Hurt Alleged FBI Informant from NJ ?


February 18, 2008 10:50 PM

On tonight's show we will be joined by Floyd Cochran to talk about the following;

Is alleged FBI Informant Hal Turner in danger of losing his life ?;

Bill White's latest cry for help;

Right-Wing Talk Radio : Dead or Alive ?;

Plus much more ...

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Monday, February 11, 2008









Sunday, February 10, 2008


Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2008 1:09 PM
Subject: [MW] PA - Pre-Dawn Raid, Home, 410 Guns (Radovich/Nazi-Themed
Patches, Swastikas)

Pre-dawn raid on Butler home hauls in 410 guns
By Jill King Greenwood and Bobby Kerlik
Friday, February 8, 2008

The guns inside the yellow house on Sixth Avenue in Butler covered
"every room, every floor, every surface," a federal agent said

"There are guns everywhere in that house," said Thomas Stankiewicz,
assistant special agent in charge of the Philadelphia field office of
the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
"Sorting this out will be a monumental task. It's going to take a long

Federal agents and local police said they seized 410 guns, most of them
loaded, and thousands of rounds of ammunition from the home of Curt
Radovich, 39, and charged him with illegally possessing and selling the
weapons. The take included about a dozen guns stashed in his purple
Plymouth Voyager, where officers found Nazi-themed patches, collector's
pins emblazoned with swastikas and flags.

Radovich was taken from the house he shares with his wife and two
teenage daughters during the 6 a.m. raid. He was released on a $10,000
unsecured bond following a hearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge Amy
Downtown, on charges of dealing in firearms without a license, selling
weapons to a felon and possessing a firearm as a felon.

He and his attorney declined to comment.

The guns ranged from high-powered rifles to pistols.

Stankiewicz said the raid was the culmination of an undercover sting by
the ATF, state police, Westmoreland County District Attorney's Office
detectives and Greensburg police. Investigators believe Radovich bought
the weapons at gun shows, flea markets and on the Internet. He likely
found buyers in the same places, police said.

According to an affidavit, Radovich met with a confidential informant
and two undercover officers at a Greensburg hotel and brought handguns
in a white plastic bag. The informant told Radovich he was a convicted
felon and not allowed to have guns, but Radovich sold him a 9 mm pistol
for $365, investigators said. An undercover officer bought a
Mauser for $225.

Radovich told the men he buys weapons at gun shows and paperwork isn't
priority, the affidavit said. At second and third meetings, he sold the
informant and undercover officers more guns -- each time telling the
he had plenty of guns, the affidavit said.

Agents believe Radovich was selling guns from his home for years,
Stankiewicz said. He seemed "very surprised" when agents showed up,
Stankiewicz said.

More than a dozen ATF agents spent hours cataloging weapons and boxes
ammunition. They will try to determine whether the guns were reported
stolen, where he bought them and whether they've been used in crimes,
Stankiewicz said.

"He's kept no records and no paperwork and hasn't checked the
backgrounds of who he was selling these weapons to," Stankiewicz said.
"He had no regard for the law at all."

Court records show Radovich was convicted of aggravated assault in
Butler County in 1991, a felony offense making it illegal for him to
carry a firearm.

Neighbors along the narrow street of single-family homes said they
didn't know Radovich or his family well, and were surprised to learn he
had so many weapons.

Radovich faces a preliminary hearing Tuesday.

Friday, February 08, 2008


Being transgendered in our society can be tough on a child. In this article, we find that children as young as five are becoming aware are their gender indentity. It is, indeed, good to know that there are groups out there like TransYouthFamily Advocates to provide support and representation.

Boy wants to return to school as a girl

written by: Nelson Garcia , Reporter created: 2/7/2008 6:14:17 PM
Last updated: 2/8/2008 11:19:29 AM

HIGHLANDS RANCH – The issue of being transgender usually pops up with students in high school. However, a 2nd grade boy wants to dress as a girl and be addressed with a girl's name.

"As a public school system, our calling is to educate all kids no matter where they come from, what their background is, beliefs, values, it doesn't matter," said Whei Wong, Douglas County Schools spokesperson.

Wong says the staff at one of Douglas County's schools is preparing to accommodate the student and answer questions other students might have. In order to protect the child as much as possible, 9NEWS has chosen not to reveal his school or other names that might identify the child.

"I see this as being a very difficult situation to explain to my daughter to explain why someone would not want to be the gender they were born with," said Dave M.

His daughter will be in the same class as the student.

The student had attended this same school in years prior, but had left to go to classes in another district for about two years. The transgender student will be returning to what is the child's home school. Dave M. thinks classmates will recognize the change.

"I do think that there's going to be an acknowledgement that 'Why are you in a dress this year when you were in pants last year?'" said Dave M.

Wong says teachers are planning to address the student by name instead of using he or she. The child will not use the regular boys or girls bathroom. Instead, two unisex bathrooms in the building will be made available. The school is handing out packets to parents who have questions. The packets contain information about people who are transgender.

"I think it is unusual," said Wong. "It's something we haven't had discussions about before. It's something that we haven't maybe really had to think about before, but now we will."

Family Therapist Larry Curry hopes the child and the child's parents are seeing a counselor just to be safe.

"I am very concerned because with the guidelines in place, this is a very early age," said Curry. "I don't know too many parents who are equipped to answer that kind of question or deal with it without some other support."

Kim Pearson says the family is getting support. She is the executive director of a national organization called TransYouth Family Advocates. The group has been working with the family and Douglas County Schools.

"Initially there was a lot of resistance," said Pearson. "Now, their position is they want this child to be safe in their school."

Pearson says their group is working with an increasing number of families nationwide who have elementary age transgender kids.

"We know that families are more comfortable talking about this," she said. "There was no place for parents to go."

Pearson says children as young as 5 years old are realizing their true gender identity and her group wants to help parents who may be resisting the acceptance of this.

"Parents are likely to think this it's a phase, but how long do phases last?" said Pearson. "With these kids, it's something that's very consistent."

That thought is not comforting to Dave M., who believes his daughter is not ready to think about the issue of being transgender.

"I don't think a (2nd) grader does have the rationale to decide this life-altering choice," said Dave M.

He is also unhappy with the way the school is handling this. The district has been preparing for the child's return to this school for months. Dave M. thinks other parents should have been made aware of this sooner.

"I just find it ironic that they can dictate the dress style of children to make sure they don't wear inappropriate clothing, but they have no controls in place for someone wearing transgender clothing," said Dave M.

Curry says parents like Dave M. should not bring the issue up to their students until they ask. However, he says parents should be ready to answer tough questions from the student's fellow third graders.

"I think reassuring them and letting them know that they'll be alright. Their classmate is alright," said Curry. "This is something their classmate has chosen to do. It is not contagious."

Pearson says the most important thing is to make sure the transgender student does not become the target of bullying or verbal abuse which can lead to suicide.

"These children are at high-risk," said Pearson. "Our number one goal is to keep kids safe."

Wong says mental health professionals will be available if students, staff, or parents have any concerns at all. She says the district views this as just another diversity issue and hopes everyone can accept and respect the student's wishes.

"Our staff has been briefed and trained to look for concerns," said Wong.

The family of the transgender student did not want to comment.

(Editor's note: 9NEWS was orginially told, and reported the student was in 3rd grade. We have since been told the student is in 2nd grade.)

Monday, February 04, 2008





*The Desperate Racist Extremists

*Who Out-Shocks Hal Turner?

*Who Deserves Our Attention?

*Why Is Bill White Being Deluged With Subpoenas? (If you believe)

*My Wish For Super Tuesday

*A Message For Crocodile Dundee – AKA Jimbo.


Friday, February 01, 2008

Jewish Roots of The American Constitution

Every once in awhile, I run across an essay or an opinion article that is just begging to be discussed and promulgated. Today I ran across a blogger who is trying to negate the idea of a secular Constitution. Now, I am just about sick to death of these fundamentalists refuse to acquiesce to the separation of church and state and want to remake this country into a solely Christian entity. However, given the make-up of those who frequent the comment area here, I would love to hear your thoughts on this essay:

Although many of the framers of the American Constitution were not devout [Jews], their political mentality was shaped in universities whose curriculum was based very much on Jewish ideas. Accordingly, this essay will be divided into two parts. The first part will show how Judaism, in particular the Five Books of Moses, influenced higher education in 17th and 18th century America. The second part will examine the institutions prescribed in the American Constitution and show their roots in Jewish laws and principles.

A. Historical Background[1]

1. No nation has been more profoundly influenced by the “Old Testament” than America. Many of America’s early statesmen and educators were schooled in Hebraic civilization. The second president of the United States, John Adams, a Harvard graduate, had this to say of the Jewish people:

The Jews have done more to civilize men than any other nation…. They are the most glorious Nation that ever inhabited the earth. The Romans and their Empire were but a bauble in comparison to the Jews. They have given religion to three-quarters of the Globe and have influenced the affairs of Mankind more, and more happily than any other Nation, ancient or modern.[2]

2. The curriculum at Harvard, like those of other early American colleges and universities, was designed by learned and liberal men of “Old Testament” persuasion. Harvard president Increase Mather (1685-1701) was an ardent Hebraist (as were his predecessors, Henry Dunster and Charles Chauncey). Mather’s writings contain numerous quotations from the Talmud as well as from the works of Saadia Gaon, Rashi, Maimonides and other classic Jewish commentators.

3. Yale University president Ezra Stiles readily discoursed with visiting rabbinical authorities on the Mishna and Talmud. At his first public commencement at Yale (1781), Stiles delivered an oration on Hebrew literature written originally in Hebrew. Hebrew and the study of Hebraic laws and institutions were an integral part of Yale’s as well as of Harvard’s curriculum.

4. Much the same may be said of King’s College (later Columbia University), William and Mary, Rutgers, Princeton, Dartmouth, and Brown University. Hebrew learning was then deemed a basic element of liberal education. Samuel Johnson, first president of King’s College (1754-1763), expressed the intellectual attitude of his age when he referred to Hebrew as “essential to a gentleman’s education.”

5. This attitude was not merely academic. On May 31, 1775, almost on the eve of the American Revolution, Harvard president Samuel Langdon, addressing the Congress of Massachusetts Bay, declared: “Every nation, when able and agreed, has a right to set up over itself any form of government which to it may appear most conducive to its common welfare. The civil polity of Israel is doubtless an excellent general model” (emphasis added).

6. The Higher Law doctrine of the Declaration of Independence is rooted in the Torah, which proclaims “The Laws of Nature and Nature’s God,” and appeals to the “Supreme Judge” and “Providence.” Even though Jefferson, the principal author of the Declaration, was no admirer of the Hebrew Bible, he nonetheless framed the Declaration with a view to galvanizing a bible-reading public in support of the American Revolution.

7. During the colonial and constitution-making period, the Americans, especially the Puritans, adopted and adapted various Hebraic laws for their own governance. The legislation of New Haven, for example, was based on the premise that “the judicial laws of God, as they were delivered by Moses, and as they are a fence to the moral law, being neither … ceremonial, nor ha[ving] any reference to Canaan, shall … generally bind all offenders, till they be branched out into particulars hereafter.” Thirty-eight of seventy-nine statutes in the New Haven Code of 1665 derived their authority from the Hebrew Bible. The laws of Massachusetts were based on the same premise.

8. The fifteen Capital Laws of New England included the “Seven Noahide Laws” of the Torah, or what may be termed the seven universal laws of morality. Six prohibit idolatry, blasphemy, murder, robbery, adultery, and eating flesh from a living animal, while the seventh requires the establishment of courts of justice. Such courts are obviously essential to any society based on the primacy of reason or persuasion rather than passion or intimidation.

9. The seven universal laws of morality (together with their particular branches) comprised a “genial orthodoxy.” This genial orthodoxy transcends whatever social or economic distinctions exist among men: it holds all men equal before the law. By so doing it places constraints on governors and governors alike and thereby habituated Americans to the rule of law. As a further consequence, this ancient Hebraic orthodoxy dissolved or subordinated many ethnic differences among immigrants in the new world. It moderated the demands of various groups, helped coordinate their diverse interests and talents, and thereby contributed to America’s growth and prosperity.

10. Now, without minimizing the influence of such philosophers as Locke and Montesquieu on the framers of the American Constitution, I believe America may rightly be deemed the first and only nation that was explicitly founded on the Seven Noahide Laws of the Torah. Indeed, the legislation of the several states comprising the Federal Union embodied these laws—including the prohibitions against blasphemy and adultery—well into the nineteenth century. It should also be noted that the constitutions of eleven of the original thirteen states made provision for religious education. Some even had religious qualifications for office.

11. Strange as it may seem, the Seven Noahide Laws were recently and explicitly incorporated in Public Law 102-14, which established March 26, 1991 as “Education Day”! What presumably saves this Congressional joint resolution from violating the First Amendment is its silence about the Hebraic origin of the Noahide code. Here I must digress for a moment and say a word about the First Amendment.

12. The First Amendment states that, “Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion …” This clause is now misunderstood. It was intended not to prevent Congress from enacting laws supportive of religion, but to prohibit Congress from establishing a state or national religion. In his “Farewell Address,” George Washington declared:

Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, Religion and morality are indispensable supports…. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that National morality can prevail in the exclusion of religious principle.

Incidentally, the theme of Washington’s Farewell Address is national unity. National unity, he believed, requires national morality, a precondition of which is religion. Religion and morality counter man’s natural inclination to self-indulgence and his tendency to be preoccupied with the immediate gratification of his own desires. Religion and morality foster self-restraint and consideration of others. Far more than secular humanism, religion inspires men with reverence, with deference to wisdom, with concern for posterity. But these ideas are Jewish ideas, rooted in the Seven Noahide Laws.

B. The Institutions Prescribed by the American Constitution
1. The House of Representatives represents 435 districts of the United States, where the people of each district elect one person to represent their views and interests. The idea of district elections is implicit in the Torah. “Select for yourselves men who are wise, understanding, and known to your tribes and I will appoint them as your leaders” (Deut. 1:13). The word “election” obviously comes from the word “elect,” and the “elect” means men of high intellectual and moral character.

a. Exodus 18:19 states: “… seek out from among all the people men with leadership ability, God-fearing men–men of truth who hate injustice.” Similar qualifications are prescribed in the original constitutions Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. This is what the word “election” means. It is not a democratic but an aristocratic term!

b. So, each tribe must select the best men to be their representatives. Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch comments that “each tribe (shevet) is to choose out of its own midst men whose character can only be known by their lives [hence whose character] is known only to those who have associated with them.” This is the biblical source of residential requirements for Representatives and Senators in the United States. Also, what is here called a shevet was called a district after the Second Temple.[3]

c. Moreover, the idea of district elections conforms to the Jewish law of “agency” (Kiddushin 59a). This law synthesizes the “delegate” and “trustee” concept of representation prevalent in the non-Jewish democratic world. Whereas the delegate concept binds a representative to the instructions of his constituents, the trustee concept allows him to judge whether adherence to these instructions, when additional knowledge or new circumstances intervene, will harm his constituents’ immediate and/or long-term interests.

d. Finally, it is a principle of Jewish law that “No legislation should be imposed on the public unless the majority can conform to it” (Avoda Zara 36a). This obviously requires legislators to consider or consult the opinions of their constituents. Hence representative democracy can be readily assimilated to Judaism simply by adding that representatives must be “men who are wise, and understanding.” This would make for a “high-toned” or aristocratic democracy, or a universal aristocracy. (Bear in mind that Israel is supposed to be a “Nation of Kohanim,” meaning a nation of noblemen.)

2. The Senate. The Senate represents the 50 states of the Federal Union; it therefore represents the Federal principle. But the idea of federalism goes back to the Torah and the twelve tribes. Each tribe had its own distinct identity, its own governor and its own judicial system.

3. The Presidency. Unlike Israel, which has a Plural Executive or Cabinet consisting of a prime minister and other ministers representing different political parties in the Knesset, the United States has a Unitary Executive, namely, the President. Of course the President has a Cabinet, but its members cannot hold any other office and they are wholly responsible to the President, not to any political party.

a. Now it so happens that a Unitary Executive is a Torah principle! Thus, when Moses told Joshua to consult the elders when he was about to lead the Jews across the Jordan, God countermanded Moses: there can only be one leader in a generation. And if you look at tractate Sanhedrin 8a, you will see that Jewish law opposes collective leadership. Nor is this all.

b. Just as a President of the United States must be a native-born American and not a naturalized citizen, so a king of Israel must be born of a Jewish mother and not a ger or convert.

4. The Supreme Court. Just as the American Supreme Court is the final interpreter of the American Constitution, so the Great Sanhedrin is the final interpreter of the Jewish Constitution, the Torah.

So we see that the original American Constitution was very much rooted in Torah Judaism.

[1] This section of this essay is based on Abraham Katsh, The Biblical Heritage of American Democracy (New York: KTAV, 1977).

[2] Cited in Pathways to the Torah (Jerusalem: Aish HaTorah Publications, 1988), p. A6.2.

[3] For a detailed analysis of Israel’s political system, see Paul Eidelberg, Jewish Statesmanship: Lest Israel Fall (Ariel Center for Policy Research 2000; University Press of America, 2002).

Written by Prof. Paul Eidelberg, founder and president of the Foundation for Constitutional Democracy.