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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The Faith-Based Trojan Horse

April 8, 2003 By Tom DeWeese After fifty years of having their heads handed to them by the liberals, you would think conservatives would finally figure out the game. But they don’t. Liberals use conservative terms, indicating family values, limited government and religious faith to slip through legislation that engorges government and reduces liberty. And they are able to do it – almost every time – with the enthusiastic support of conservatives. * Sell the most intrusive federal education bill in history as "restoring local control with accountability," and conservatives rush to defend its virtues – even though it was written by Ted Kennedy. * Set up a massive billion dollar trust fund to provide the federal government with the means to condemn and grab private property and then add enough pork to entice any special interest group, then get a former Democrat and a turncoat Republican to sponsor it ...
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What Is The Republican Agenda?

By Tom DeWeese The Republicans regained control of the Senate and now hold all top positions in the federal government. The chest pounding has begun by Republican leadership and conservative pundits alike, as the death of liberalism is announced and the dawn of a new Conservative era is hailed. We’re promised lower taxes, more conservative judges, stronger defense, less abortion and… what? What is the Republican agenda? Should it not be to stand against anything that would increase the size, power or scope of the federal government? Are not those conservative, i.e. Republican principles? Republicans have promised for years that they would begin to roll back the awesome power of government, but complain that they have never had the chance to accomplish it because the Democrats controlled one or both Houses of Congress. Today they don’t. There is no one in sight to block the way. So, it’s time to ...
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What Is the Meaning of New Year’s?

New Year's makes the attainment of happiness more real and possible. December 23, 2002 By Scott McConnell The meaning of most holidays is clear: Valentine's Day celebrates romance; July Fourth, independence; Thanksgiving, productivity; Christmas, good will toward men. The meaning of New Year's Day—the world's most celebrated holiday—is not so clear. On this day, many people remember last year's achievements and failures and look forward to the promise of a new year, of a new beginning. But this celebration and reflection is the result of more than an accident of the calendar. New Year's has a deeper significance. What is it? On New Year's Day, when the singing, fireworks and champagne toasts are over, many of us become more serious about life. We take stock and plan new courses of action to better our lives. This is best seen in one of the most popular customs and the key to ...
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The New Tobacco

July 2, 2002 By Peyton Knight You’re fat. Oh, come on, you know it. You are one big lard-o along the lines of Tom Cruise and Russell Crowe. Well, maybe you’re not that "obese," but you’re certainly creeping into the "overweight" range of Cal Ripken Jr. and Michael Jordan. All of this according to the federal government’s Body Mass Index (BMI) scale, which has characterized the physiques of the aforementioned celebrities in terms usually reserved for the Rosie O’Donnells of the world. On the bright side, you’ll be happy to know that your ever-expanding waistline is not your fault. You are merely a victim of the savvy marketing of a sadistic food and beverage industry. One that preys on your weaknesses, and most unconscionably, your children’s weaknesses, to the degree that it’s all you can do to resist cramming one more Big Mac in your fat face. This obesity diagnosis ...
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Our Failed Congress

May 21, 2002 By Alan Caruba (from the June 2002 issue of The DeWeese Report) It seems to me that, not since the days that preceded the Civil War, has Congress been so filled with arrogant, ignorant, indolent, and sometimes outright traitorous poltroons bent upon the destruction of this great nation and the Constitution that is supposed to be the highest law of the land. Congress is filled with guilt-ridden millionaires who try to buy their way into Heaven by passing endless new social programs this nation cannot afford, absorbing more immigrants than we can assimilate, and doing nothing to guard our porous borders against our enemies. Congress has sold us out to the United Nations, signing on to endless treaties that suck the lifeblood of our sovereignty, our right to rule ourselves. They have sold out to the secret communists, the self-identified "environmentalists", who sit up nights devising new ...
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Funding Faith-Based Charities Is A Mistake

By Tom DeWeese As with many of President George W. Bush’s proposals, the intent may be pure, but the reality is unsound. So it is with his proposal to provide federal funds to “faith-based” charities. It is a sound and noble idea to open the door to these groups and ease their efforts in helping the needy and, at the same time, reduce government involvement. Anyone who has been a member of a church group or even a civic or service club over the past few decades is aware that it has become harder for these groups to get involved in charity work. Many tasks once regularly carried out by private groups were either taken over by the government or government regulations made the private efforts impossible. Church soup kitchens, charity housing and eye-wear programs are just a few of the noble causes that were once handled by private organizations, ...
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The American Prize

September 20, 2001 By Tom DeWeese "I can't imagine anything that would infuriate the Americans more. I fear all we have done is awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve." Those words were spoken by Admiral Yamamoto in World War II after the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. Our new enemy, the Islamic terrorists, will now learn---as he did---the incredible truth of those words. Our enemies believe that Americans care only for luxuries; that we are mostly corrupt and weak. That is why they attacked. They fail to understand what Americans prize above all else. Freedom! "What do you think is wrong about America?" Put that question to a hundred different Americans and you'll get a hundred different answers and that's what's right about America! We're free to criticize our government, our churches, our schools, and all of our social institutions. Americans always want to perfect ...
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RESOLVE!

September 12, 2001 By Tom DeWeese America is a different place today. That’s good. Because we need to be. Many of our citizens were beginning to forget why America is special. When asked where our wealth and high standard of living came from, many would simply shrug their shoulders and say, "was is not always so?" Many Americans may have forgotten (or never were taught) that such a wonderful life has a price – eternal vigilance. It means we revere our history and understand how we got to be the greatest nation on earth. It means we stand for our liberties. It means we fight back when attacked. It means we accept no substitute for the right to live as we wish. The right to live, free of fear from government oppression; free to travel; free to associate with whom we choose; speak what we wish – as individuals is ...
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Bipartisanship is a Liberal Trap

May 8, 2001 Republicans seem to fall for it every time. They tell us that they just want to do the honorable thing. The Congress is evenly divided, they say, so we have to work with the other side. First – Congress is not evenly divided – Republicans have the majority of votes in both houses. Second – Democrats have no intention of working with Republicans, unless Republicans change their agenda to match that of the Democrats. Need proof? Read it in their own words. THE HYPOCRISY OF THE LIBERALS "The issues that Al Gore and Joe Lieberman ran on, strengthening education, protecting Social Security and Medicare, adding a prescription drug benefit to Medicare, passing a real patient’s bill of rights and using our current prosperity wisely and responsibly. These are the issues that will dominate the next Congress." -Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD) December 14, 2000 "But while ...
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The Dollars and Sense Answer to Black Reparations

By Tom DeWeese Over the weekend of Friday, February 2nd, a National Reparations Convention was held in Chicago to draft a plan to see payment for blacks today based on the belief that the nation owes the present generation for the slavery imposed more than a century ago. Historian and Ebony magazine editor, Lerone Bennett, Jr., says, "We're not talking about a sentimental argument. We're talking about the fact that America owes us some money." The racism peddlers apparently know no bounds in what is becoming a growth industry. Its leaders like Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and Randall Robinson are having a great year. According to them, racism is everywhere. When a few dumb people in Florida couldn't figure out how to use the same voting machines that had been used successfully for years by thousands of others, racism was the charge. When the Attorney General-designate, John Ashcroft, fought against ...
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Behind the Quebec Demonstrations

April 24, 2001 By Tom DeWeese While George W. Bush and other world leaders went about their business to create a free trade zone throughout North and South America, the media focused on the demonstrators in the streets. Having achieved their attention-getting goal, they left before the Quebec conference ended. It is apparent from comments by George W. Bush that he is unclear as to who these demonstrators were. He called the demonstrators "isolationists." In fact, they are rabid environmentalists and unionists who see these summits as an opportunity to infect these trade pacts with their radical environmental ideologies. At the same time, labor unions use the opportunity to push for the stifling of labor practices in other nations. This one-two punch of environmentalism and labor demands would sound the death knell of free trade anywhere. These conferences, however, are not about free trade. One doesn't need a truck trailer ...
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The First Session of the 107th Congress… The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

By Peyton Knight, Associate Editor Out with the old, in with the new. On January 24th of next year, the first session of the 107th Congress will convene. When the dust settled over Election 2000, Republicans maintained their advantage over the Democrats in the House of Representatives by the count 220 seats to 211 seats (there are two Independent Representatives and two elections still undecided as of this writing). It also appears that Republicans will maintain a slim 51 to 49 majority in the Senate (as of this writing, incumbent Senator Slade Gorton (R-WA) is leading his rival by 5,168 votes—although he has not been officially declared the winner). Much can be determined by viewing the national results of the congressional elections. Most obviously, die-hard Clinton apologists are now trying to discern what type of cleanser is best suited to remove those oh-so-tough egg stains from their faces. Their dire ...
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Time for a Reality Check on America’s China Policy

April 16, 2001 By Tom DeWeese and Peyton Knight Just as Neville Chamberlain should not have been surprised when Adolf Hitler broke his dubious promise for "peace in our time," nor should America be surprised by the recent actions of Communist China. Pundits and politicians alike, when describing our tactful dealings with China, are quick to remind their audiences that today’s China is a "centuries old civilization" rich in tradition and ancient religious discipline. A Confucian civilization that is still upset over wrongdoings during the European colonization period. Such a view is wrong. The China we are confronted with today is nothing like the pre-nineteenth century nation to which is commonly referred. Since the reign of Mao Tse-tung began in 1949, Communist China, much to the dismay, torture and death of its own citizens, has been governed by tyrannical thugs, thirsty to expand their dictatorial regime and unrelenting in their ...
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Election Rejection

By Alan Caruba Al Gore has confirmed what those of us who have come to loath the Clinton-Gore administration have known for too long now. It's not about what is best for the nation, it is about holding onto the power entrusted to them at any cost. This is why Gore and the Democratic Party will put us all through hell when he knows and we know he has lost. It doesn't matter whether he losses by one vote. He's lost. Reversing that decision made by one half of the one half of eligible voters who even bothered to show up at the polls is the goal of Gore and the Democratic Party. The people and the electoral process be damned. Even Nixon had the good grace to concede to John F. Kennedy, knowing that the votes out of Chicago and Illinois represented a lot of dead people. Gore has ...
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