No matter which side you are on with regard to the War on Terror, most everyone can agree that terrorists have no place in a civil society. That’s why I find it very troubling that Martin Heinrich, candidate for New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District, has a long history of accepting campaign funds from self-described EcoTerrorists.
If you’ve got some time watch this video of Earth First co-founder, Dave Foreman, taken eleven years ago.
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If you don’t have time, then just skip straight to the end around 10:30 in the video. These guys are out scary. Just read, Dave Foreman’s bio at Activistcash:
A former environmental lobbyist and Sierra Club board member who became disillusioned with the democratic process, Dave Forman founded the notorious “direct action” environmental organization Earth First! Foreman declared that “Earth First! is a warrior society,” and under his leadership the group has engaged in arson, violent assault, and vandalism of all kinds. Foreman is the author of Eco-Defense: A Field Guide to Monkey Wrenching. As the name suggests, the book is an instruction manual for illegal sabotage and how to get away with it. Foreman’s “Confessions of an Eco-Warrior” justifies his life of zealotry by stating: “We humans have become a disease — the Humanpox.”
Foreman pled guilty to conspiracy after he was accused of providing the funds to blow up power lines leading to and from a nuclear power plant. Foreman wrote a check to buy grenades. Foreman left Earth First! in 1989 and founded the Wildlands Project, which seeks to restrict human civilization to limited patches of the Earth and wall off the rest for nature to rule. From 1995 to 1998 he served on the Sierra Club’s board of directors. He is presently the publisher of Wild Earth, the periodical of the Wildlands Project.
Founder, Earth First!; Founder; Wildlands Project; Author, Eco-Defense: A Field Guide to Monkey Wrenching and Confessions of an Eco-Warrior
Everyone knows that Martin Heinrich is an environmentalist, but Earth First! is not just about preserving open space and being ecologically sensitive. These folks, with whom Martin Heinrich has a longstanding relationship, believe that the “human race is a disease” and they advocate terrorists acts against hard-working Americans.
Both Dave Foreman and his wife, Nancy Morton have financially supported Martin Heinrich since his run for the Albuquerque City Council. Nancy Morton has gone on to write him two checks already for his Congressional race.
Lest, you think Ms. Morton is not as radical as her husband watch this video, or better yet, go straight to the three minute mark and watch what happens to mill workers when somebody spikes a tree. Immediately following the mill supervisor’s explanation, Nancy Morton shows little concern for the mill employees, because in her own words they’re “guilty parties in the destruction of the forest.”
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I think Martin Heinrich has some explaining to do. On his website Heinrich ranks “protecting the environment” as one of his top issues. Does he also believe that folks that work in mills are “guilty”? Does he believe hard-working people in the construction industry are guilty? Would he sanction endangering the lives of oil workers who are trying to feed their families?
Just how far is Martin Heinrich willing to go to protect the environment? Apparently far enough to get EcoTerrorists Dave Foreman and Nancy Morton to open their wallets.