Gingrich spoke to a nearly full auditorium in the foothill community of Claremont, CA, which is located about 30 miles east of Los Angeles. He took unscreened questions from the crowd for about twenty minutes after his speech. The questioners, mostly college students, asked about such issues as health care legislation, women's role in politics, the "tea party" movement, and taxation. Near the end of questioning, a young woman asked Newt about a quote attributed to him in which he had stated that he 'is not a citizen of the world'.
He replied emphatically by stating that, although his words were controversial among some in his office, our rights as Americans come from a Creator and that "there is no world government". This view, though correct, is odd and seemingly disingenuous coming from Gingrich, an admitted member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a group whose known goal is the establishment of a world government. In response to another question regarding tea parties, Gingrich said that the victory of Republican Scott Brown for the U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts was fueled to a large degree by the tea party movement.
At the end of the event after approximately one hundred people had lined up for a book signing, Gingrich's previous remarks regarding world government served as a perfect transition for questions about the "new world order". After he signed the program at my request with the words "To Martin: No World Government - Your Friend, Newt", I took the rare opportunity to question an off-guard Gingrich, opening with an initial softball question:
Q. "A lot in the tea party movement have decried the loss of liberties associated with the call for increased security. Do you have any comments on that?
Gingrich: "Uh I think that we should focus our security effort on those who are truly dangerous and not use it to harass innocent Americans".
Q. "You were asked about world government and you said 'there is no world government'. What is your role in groups like the bohemian club, freemasonry, and that sort of thing, Council on Foreign Relations?
Gingrich: "I don't belong to the Bohemian Club, I have no role in freemasonry. And my primary activity in Council on Foreign Relations was on figuring out how to fight terrorism"
Q. "So you don't think there's gonna be a 'new world order' so to speak?"
Gingrich: "No. No"
Q. "What do you think about Ron Paul, Mr. Speaker?"
Gingrich: "Interesting guy".
Gingrich, who became visibly defensive and blinked rapidly while replying to the questions, started to walk away during my questioning with the aide of the small entourage of faculty and assistants who accompanied him. Despite walking offstage and not wanting to talk to me anymore, he made a point to wave to me directly as I filmed him walking outside leaving the auditorium.
When confronted in 2007 regarding U.S. government involvement in the attacks of 9/11/01, Gingrich replied "Anyone who believes 9/11 was not an enemy attack is insane." Alleged to be a high level freemason ,and a long acknowledged member of California's occultic bohemian grove, Gingrich admitted agreement with Democrats on the issue of alleged "global warming" in 2008, stating "we do agree our country must take action to address climate change."
Also in 2008, in one of his more outrageous statements regarding terrorism, Gingrich suggested the government allow attacks, saying "...it’s almost like they should every once in a while have allowed an attack to get through just to remind us."
In 2008, 'MASH' actor and anti-war activist Mike Farrell was questioned at the same venue regarding government's involvement in 9/11: Mike Farrell: 9/11 was not a government conspiracy . Video of Gingrich's Feb 3, 2010 remarks on freemasonry, bohemian grove, etc. can be seen below.