CHIPLEY — Volunteers with the Lyndon LaRouche Political Action Committee were in Chipley on Monday calling for the impeachment of President Barack Obama, the passage HR 129, and selling memberships to the PAC.
Frank Mathis, a LaRouche PAC representative from New Jersey, said they were touring the Panhandle. “This is where (U.S. Representatives) Jeff Miller and Steve Southerland are,” Mathis said. “In 2011, Miller said he would not support restoring the Glass-Steagall Act. We want to know what he thinks now.”
Mathis said the Glass-Steagall Act was enacted in the 30s and protected banks and bank customers, but it was overturned in 1999 by President Bill Clinton and a Republican Congress.
The group’s platform supports reinstating the Glass-Steagall Act, which limited commercial banks’ investment activities. HR 129, if approved, will bring that back and protect Americans, Mathis said.
“That paved the way for the meltdown in 2007,” Mathis said.
“Lyndon LaRouche and LaRouche PAC are what stand between you and an otherwise inevitable collapse of civilization,”the PAC’s website states.
LaRouche was a presidential candidate eight times between 1976 to 2004, running once for his own U.S. Labor Party and campaigning seven times for the Democratic Party nomination, according to Wikipedia. He was sentenced to 15 years' imprisonment in 1988 for conspiracy to commit mail fraud and tax code violations, and was released in 1994 on parole.
LaRouche was also controversial for his alleged connections with the Ku Klux Klan.
Volunteers have stationing themselves in front of post offices and state Department of Motor Vehicle offices to rally support to impeach President Barack Obama and pass HR 129.
Monday in Chipley, the PAC was taking money from new members. “We need to spread out the organization’s support,” Mathis said. “I’m from New Jersey, and there isn’t much support or awareness of what we do. We’re trying to get the message out.”
The organization is very polarizing, acknowledged Angela Vullo, a LaRouche PAC representative in Washington, D.C.
“We’re attacking Obama and the controllers of Obama out of London,” Vullo said in a telephone interview.
Signs with Obama sporting a Hitler mustache in particular have been at almost every local station. Obama is an advocate of Great Britain and Wall Street, and not the American people, Vullo said.
“What we’re expecting under Obama and the British Empire is (for them) to impose a world dictatorship for depopulation,” she said.
Obama is creating a nation whose people can’t survive by rescuing insolvent banks at the people's expense, Vullo said.
“The people that support us suspect that Obama and the government are not on their side,” Vullo said. “The people who don’t support us are in denial.”
“Glass-Steagall is a bill that will keep the bankrupt banks out of the pockets of the people,”she said.
The PAC’s other platforms include establishing a credit system and building the North American Water & Power Alliance (NAWAPA), a continental water management system.
“Most people get involved in single issues,” Vullo said. “You have to fight on principle. You have to defend the Constitution of the U.S. against the empire.”
HALIFAX MEDIA’S LAUREN DELGADO CONTRIBUTED TO THIS REPORT.