For more than five years, I have been battling to stay alive in the State in which I live. My adversary has not been the mafia, but the Commonwealth of Virginia. The occasion was my publishing the American Christian Messenger, founded in 1972, in the summer of 72 issue, titled the Red State of Virginia. I revealed for the first time that the famed Byrd machine, which maintained iron control over the people of Virginia for many years, was actually the Rothschild-Byrd Machine. In December, 1893, Toni Martin, a railroad lawyer representing Jacob Schiff of Kuhn Loeb and Company, the American branch of the House of Rothschild, ran for the U.S. Senate from Virginia. He was predicted to lose against the popular Fitzhugh Lee, but Kuhn Loeb bought ten members of the Democratic Caucus of the Virginia Assembly for the sum of one thousand dollars each. They then switched their votes from Lee to Martin, who won the Senate seat.
Two young men from Martinsburg, VA were launching their careers at that time. They were long time friends, Harry Byrd and Lewis Lichtenstein Strauss.