New Bill to Protect the Republic from Activist Judges Needs Co-Sponsors

August 15, 2006 By Tom DeWeese Activist judges have been a plague on American liberty for decades. Many of their rulings, based more on political agendas than the rule of law, are affecting individual states’ authority to their 10th Amendment right to republican rule and is a threat to liberty. For example, the Supreme Court has used its powers to, in effect, overturn the abortion laws of all 50 states. After the Roe V Wade decision, states under threat of further legal action were forced to rewrite their laws to fit the decision of the court; In Alabama, Judge Roy Moore was forced to remove the Ten Commandments from the State Supreme Court grounds because a Federal judge declared the monument to be unconstitutional. Now there is a looming danger that Federal judges with political agendas will use their bench powers to overturn voter-approved ballot measures and legislative efforts in ...
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Why We Must Advance the Principles of Freedom

By Tom DeWeese Freedom21 National Conference July 20, 2006 “Freedom.” It’s the most used, most misunderstood, most misused word in the English language. Every movement, every revolution, every special-interest campaign uses the word Freedom to explain their motives and to draw us in to their cause. Everybody wants freedom. We fight under the banner of “Live Free or Die.” But, no cause ever won a campaign or a war under the banner “be happy under tyranny.” But “Freedom” is also a word that can be used to enslave us. The word “Freedom,” in the wrong hands, with the wrong motives or agenda can be a butcher’s knife. What do you mean when you cry out for freedom? Che Guevara, the man who helped set up the brutal communist regime in Cuba, was called a Freedom Fighter. Mao Tse Tung was called a Freedom Fighter. “Free the masses,” cried Lenin. There ...
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If Bill Gates Doesn’t Want the Money, I’ll Take It!

June 26, 2006 By Tom DeWeese He might be a whiz at creating computer software, but beyond that, Bill Gates has proven time and again that he hasn’t got a clue about why and how a free market works. He constantly teams up with anti-free market types like the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) to produce “educational” programs that misdirect unsuspecting children with political propaganda. In 2002 he gave that group $600,000 worth of software to help the environmental radicals run their programs to block the drilling of American oil. Apparently Gates doesn’t understand that we need oil to create power to run computers. When the Justice Department filed an anti-trust suit against Gates, rather than stand up in defense of his company and openly defend his business practices that made his company so successful in a free market, Gates denied it all and turned his back on the very free ...
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Protecting the Republic from Federal Judges

June 8, 2006 By Tom DeWeese In California, a majority of voters supported a ballot measure to stop illegal aliens from receiving tax-funded services such as schools, hospital care and social services. A federal judge declared the measure null and void and forced policy over the legal wishes of the electorate. In Oregon, a majority of voters supported a ballot measure to require the government to compensate landowners when property was taken through environmental regulations. A federal judge declared the measure null and void and forced policy over the legal wishes of the electorate. In Alabama, Judge Roy Moore was forced to remove the Ten Commandments from the State Supreme Court grounds. A federal judge declared the monument unconstitutional, ignored the 10 Amendment and forced his will over the legal wishes of the electorate. The Supreme Court, the highest court in the land, forcibly overturned the abortion laws of all ...
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Surprise. Fidel Castro Acts Like a Communist!

April 13, 2006 By Tom DeWeese For fifty years the American left has promoted the image of Fidel Castro as a great humanitarian who has saved his people in a workers’ paradise. Here’s a fact: Fidel Castro is a communist. Period. Communists are not humanitarians. They are vile, brutal thugs who use their power to steal the rights and property of their people, forcing them to live in utter poverty and misery. One can look the world over and will not find a single communist regime that does not operate this way. And so does Fidel. But the propaganda campaign for the oldest living beast has gained momentum in the past few years, describing in glowing terms the harmonious life of the happy Cuban people, forced to struggle against the unfair American boycott of their beloved leader and his communist utopia. That’s the story coming out of the international news ...
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The Job is Not Finished Until the Red Chinese are out of Long Beach

April 3, 2006 By Tom DeWeese Americans were rightly outraged over the possibility of an Arab nation with ties to terrorists taking control of six major American ports. Protests from across the nation helped to squelch the deal. However, the job’s not finished. The Communist Chinese still control ports at Long Beach. Congressman Charlie Norwood, (R-GA) made a strong case for getting the Chinese out of the port of Long Beach when he noted that while Dubai has been a reliable partner for America in the War on Terror, Red Chinese officials have threatened invasion of America’s ally on Taiwan and nuclear war against the United States. Says Congressman Norwood, "We have a great deal more to fear from Red China that Dubai." One thing is perfectly clear. China is no friend of the United States. It has embarked on an aggressive agenda to overtake the United States by undermining ...
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The Truth About Conspiracy Theories

January 10, 2006 By Tom DeWeese What is a conspiracy theory? There seems to be a lot of them because every time I write about another government program or policy, the denials begin as someone starts smirking "conspiracy theory" and calling me a fringe wacko. It’s getting tiresome. Another name they like to throw around is racist if I happen to write something about government programs designed to take my money to give to someone else. "Racist." And if I happen to question environmental policy, then I’m a lackey of big business who wants to pave the earth. The term they use for radicals like me is the "astro turf crowd." To sum it all up, apparently, I’m a fringe radical, racist whacko who wants to destroy the earth. Wow. It’s got to be a heavy burden having someone like me lurking in society. I’m sure there are lots of ...
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Major Changes Coming to Freedom21.com

December 9, 2005 By Tom DeWeese There is some exciting news concerning the Freedom21.com Internet site. First, let me tell you in all honesty, I have never been happy with the quality of the Freedom21.com site. That’s why, for the second time, I have decided to rip it up and rebuild. That work has been going on over the past month. Now, by early next week, you will be able to see a brand new site. You will find that Freedom21.com is now much faster and easier to use. And it has many new features. Of course we still have the Action Alerts and the Commentaries sections. The News page has been expanded. More breaking news. I still have the CNS News.com ticker for up to the minute developments. I have also added four new elements to the News page. You can now link into the blog of libertarian writer ...
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The Real Disease is Called Government

May 16, 2005 By Tom DeWeese The DeWeese Report has reported many times of the outrageous campaign to control what we eat. Obesity has become the tobacco of the day as trial lawyers line up to file class action suits to make restaurants responsible if you get fat. Schools have rushed to empty anything good out of the school cafeteria while practically force-feeding tofu to our poor, oppressed kids. Obesity has been ranked as the number two preventable death, right behind smoking. The nation is in a panic. Americans are too fat, moan the food police. The government has to do something, cries the herd. Now comes a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), that a mistake was made in the estimates on obesity-related deaths. It seems that the original estimate of 365,000 per year ...
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The Endangered Species Act: Thirty years of Endangering People and Animals is Enough

March 21, 2005 By Peyton Knight Animals and humans have suffered the menace of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) for three long decades. During this span, over 1,300 species have been listed as threatened or endangered under the Act’s guidelines. According the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the ESA is responsible for recovering a mere ten of them. That amounts to a pitiful recovery rate of less than one percent. When you take into account credible studies that show these ten recoveries had little or nothing to do with the ESA, the "success" rate plummets to zero. Saving zero of over 1,300 species is hard work and sacrifice under the Endangered Species Act. After all, you don’t achieve a zero percent success rate without breaking a few eggs. When the Northern Spotted Owl was listed under the ESA in 1990, tens of thousands of Americans in the Pacific Northwest lost ...
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A Declaration of War

March 15, 2005 A front-lines communiqué From Tom DeWeese I have been an activist for the cause of freedom for 37 years. I have always worked to preserve and defend the ideals of our Founding Fathers, including individual liberty, limited government, and free markets. I have worked both inside and outside of political parties and as an activist in the grassroots. I have suffered defeat and celebrated a few victories. Throughout the battles I have always been the optimist, urging on battle-weary troops, believing that in the end the fight for right will win. However, in November of last year, I watched with horror while the lame duck session of the 108th Congress passed one assault on liberty after another; bills that we had fought to derail during the regular session. First, Congress passed a 3,000-page bill, which most Representatives didn’t even read, to implement a national identification card and ...
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What Makes Us Tick?

February 7, 2005 By Tom DeWeese Our nation, indeed our world has become much polarized in the right/left spectrum. People now are categorized in one camp or the other based on certain ideas. We live in a world of sound bites. For example, today, if you attack the irrationality of the actions of the United Nations, you’re a "black helicopter kook." If you support the idea that government should stay out of your bedroom you’re anarcho-lefty. There is confusion. The sound bites and instant labeling boxes us in and keeps us apart. If the shouting were to calm down, perhaps we might all find that the left and the right have some very common ideas. For example, recently I received an email from a reader named Stuart, a Canadian. In his message Stuart said, "I’m a lefty and often look around for what it is that makes conservatives tick. So ...
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The Election Monitoring Circus Leaves Town

November 5, 2004 By Peyton Knight The 2004 presidential election has come and gone with nary a hitch. The problems that mired the 2000 election, some of them real but most of them fabricated, were practically nonexistent this go-around. Of course, there were a few blips and minor kinks that surfaced, but we can rest assured that these too will be corrected. Why? Because our electoral system is a certified thing of beauty. It places accountability at the local level, thereby empowering citizens to effectively police themselves and solve any unique problems that only they can diagnose. Score another one for our Founding Fathers. The only dissenters, it seems, are those from the unprecedented team of international monitors that invaded this year’s electoral proceedings. Foreign monitors from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and the lefty protest group, Global Exchange, patrolled polling stations in several states. According ...
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5th Annual Freedom21 Conference Highlights Struggle to Protect Freedom

July 8, 2004 Freedom of religion, property rights, the United Nations, rights of gun owners, attacks on national sovereignty, on education, and the Constitution, will be among the issues featured during the fifth annual Freedom21 Conference to be held July 21-24 in Reno, Nevada. "As Americans have demonstrated a steady preference for the protection of Constitutional freedoms since the days of Barry Goldwater’s bid for the presidency, culminating in the election of Ronald Reagan and Bush41 and Bush43, the rise of popular conservative talk radio personalities, it has been the efforts of the movement’s leaders that have galvanized public opinion," says Henry Lamb of Sovereignty International, an organizer of the conference. "This annual event brings together those leaders for four days of discussion regarding the current status of these issues." On Wednesday, July 21, the conference will begin with an address by Judge Roy Moore whose monument featuring the Ten ...
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I Feel Like I’m Fixin’ to Throw Up

July 6, 2004 Tom DeWeese I’m a baby boomer and that’s a curse. You see I’m stuck with the idiots from the sixties till my dying day as they whine and moan about injustice and mentally dwell forever in the days of tie-die shirts, incense, and free love. The news media, now controlled by baby boomers, keep the myth alive that everyone from that era got high and protested in the streets disgorging their revolution to enforce a "new America." They were revolting all right. The very sight of them turned my stomach. The truth is that those who perpetrated the anti-war protests didn’t really care about the Vietnam War except for how it affected their draft status. They had no compassion for the pro-freedom forces in South Vietnam who were sacrificing everything to try and stop the takeover of their part of that country by a very brutal communist ...
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Is Bush a Conservative?

February 9, 2004 By Tom DeWeese The great problem affecting Americans these days is a mixture of apathy and anger over the growing realization that nothing they say or do matters. It is a growing sense of hopelessness as government spirals out of control and beyond their reach. What they see is a White House that (1) wants to loan $1.2 billion to the United Nations to renovate its headquarters in New York, (2) that signed agreements with India to accelerate the export of jobs, (3) that has proposed that Mexicans, here illegally, who take jobs from Americans, be granted a status that will lead to amnesty, (4) that has signed off on a profligate Medicare prescription drug plan that balloons this massive social program, (5) that offered a budget so packed with pork it promises an ever-growing deficit, and (6) that thinks it is the federal government’s job to ...
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What Part Of “Illegal” Don’t Americans Understand?

January 28, 2004 By Tom DeWeese Which side one takes in the great debate over illegal immigration policy is a matter of values. Do you treasure a strong, independent United States of America as the beacon of freedom in the world? Are you proud to live in a nation where personal liberty and free choice led to the creation of the highest standard of living and the best medical care in history? Do you believe in the free enterprise system? Do you believe in the rule of law, based on the Constitution, as the only way to protect your natural rights? Do you believe that the United States is unique among any other nation or system on earth? If you hold these ideals as truth, then there is only one solution to illegal immigration. It must be stopped. None of the factors that distinguish the United States from all others ...
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Principle Before Party

December 24, 2003 By Tom DeWeese Fifty years ago the modern movement to defend the principles of liberty, outlined in the United States Constitution, began. That was when conservatives and libertarians began to stand up to those who advocated government as the answer to the basic questions of life, as opposed to individual responsibility. The new conservatives advocated individual freedom, free markets, entrepreneurship, and limited government intervention into the everyday lives of American families. At the time, the Republican Party was the best vehicle for promoting the ideals of the new movement. It was the party of Robert Taft and, later, Jesse Helms and Ronald Reagan. It was the Party that preached the gospel of limited government and the Judeo/Christian ideals that are the foundation of Western Culture. The problem was the Republican Party was also the home of Nelson Rockefeller and the Eastern Establishment elite who advocated their own ...
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New Conservative Magazine Declares Independence from GOP

Conservative Battleline Online To Speak For Limited Government Conservatives Against Big Government Right December 15, 2003 Alexandria, VA - Donald Devine, a vice chairman of the American Conservative Union Foundation, announced the publication of a new online conservative journal of opinion to be called ConservativeBattleline, located at conservativebattleline.com. Current features include: the Republican Party as the new welfare state party, the limits of the Bush plans for democracy in Iraq, the culture wars, the GOP sell out on Medicare and critiques of National Review, The Weekly Standard and The Wall Street Journal, among others. "The $7 trillion unfunded liability of the new Medicare prescription drug bill created by a Republican Congress and signed by President George Bush this week is the straw that breaks the camel's back, as it is the largest expansion of non-defense discretionary spending since the Great Society. We are forced to act," Devine explained. "I had ...
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The Illusion of National Security

September 4, 2003 By Tom DeWeese No one, after 911, can doubt that our national and our personal safety has been attacked by Islamic fanatics bent on imposing their religion via "jihad" or holy war. Our government has been energized. Not since Lyndon Johnson's "Great Society" have the forces of Big Brother been so excited. They have a mission. They have a plan. They have programs. They have regulations. All desperately needed, says the government, to fight terrorism. As free Americans, however, we must ask ourselves some serious questions. Are the tactics being implemented here at home necessary? Are they effective in fighting terrorism? Are our liberties being protected? Is there a separate agenda being pursued? Why has virtually no effective action been taken to truly secure our borders, allowing an estimated 350,000 people to illegally invade our nation every year? Why has little been done to find and deport ...
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