DeWeese Offers New President and Congress a “Liberty Wish List”

While children worked on their last minute gift lists for Santa, Tom DeWeese, wrote his "Liberty Wish List" for President-elect George W. Bush and the 107th Congress. A complete review and reversal of executive orders issued by President Clinton and previous administrations that run counter to the mandates of the US Constitution. An energy policy that utilizes the vast reserves of oil, coal and natural gas that exist throughout the U.S., reducing our dependency on foreign imports. The reversal of the designations of National Monuments made during the Clinton years. Passage of the American Land Sovereignty Protection Act (S. 3146) to insure that neither the United Nations or any other international organization can exercise any jurisdiction over the US landmass, its forests, deserts, national monuments and historic sites. The rejection of any United Nations claims of jurisdiction over US citizens via its World Court. The absolute right of Congress to ...
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“Let The B. S. Flow…”

March 4, 2001 The price of first-class postage stamps will rise to 37 cents on June 30th. In fiscal 2001, the post office lost a whopping $1.68 billion, despite grabbing $3 billion in increased revenue from two previous rate increases. Justification for the increase is that the poor post office, we’re told, took a beating from an 8% decrease in letter volume after the September 11th terrorist attack. Not only is the Postal Service planning to raise $6 billion more with the new rate increase, but it is also seeking a massive $5 billion bailout from taxpayers. Americans should be asking if the post office needs another increase. What efforts has it made during hard times to cut costs? Has it enforced a hiring freeze? Has it asked (as some airlines have done) for workers to take pay cuts or reduced hours to help save costs? Has it begun an ...
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What We Need is a ‘Partisan’ GOP

By Tom DeWeese The Republicans won the November 7th election and now control both the White House and the Congress, the latter by a small margin, but even in horse races, you can still win by a nose. In addition, the Republican Party has more Governors. By any calculation, it is the majority political party. So why doesn't it act like one? Republicans, who are always accused of being partisan have fought hard to protect the electoral process from a candidate and a party that demonstrated it was willing to say and do anything to overthrow the results of the election to continue its control of the White House. Now the Republican agenda for the 107th Congress must be to wage an all out war to advance the conservative issues that gave it the control of Congress. They must begin to actually represent the views of those who gave it ...
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A Primer on the Electoral College

By Tom DeWeese It is no surprise that Hillary Clinton's first act as a U.S. Senator is an attempt to abolish the Electoral College. Her central philosophy of government is the displacement of the roots of power from individual Americans to the central government. She is an advocate of "Common-ism," the new global face of Communism, suggesting that the popular vote promotes an agenda of "social equality" or "social democracy." She would have us believe that the rule of law must take a back seat to "fairness" and the "needs of the people." The abolishment of the Electoral College would, in fact, establish an election tyranny giving control of the government to the massive population centers of the nation's northeastern sector and the area around Los Angeles. If these sections of the nation were to control the election of our nation's leaders the voice of the ranchers and farmers of ...
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…And They Call the Right Hate Mongers?

Perhaps you remember Paul Begala. He’s the former Clinton White House official who now serves as the liberal side of the MSNBC cable network news program “Equal Time.” His conservative counterpart is none other than Oliver North. However, Begala is better known for his infamous line about Bill Clinton’s excessive use of the executive order pen. Upon one occasion Begala was heard to say, “stroke of the pen, law of the land…kinda cool.” So it should come as no surprise that Begala can spout such self-righteous clap trap almost at will. And so he did on November 13th in an article written for the MSNBC web site entitled “Banana Republicans.” In the article Begala writes, “As they did during the right-wing lynch mob’s attempt to impeach our president, the American people are showing their usual good judgment… So pay no attention to the hot-air boys who are trying to railroad ...
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Bill Clinton Hates The American Flag

Bill Clinton just can’t stop messing with the American flag. In the September issue of The DeWeese Report (Volume 6, Number 9) I reported that Clinton aides had removed American flags from several public schools rooms in Thurmont, Maryland in an ignorant attempt to prevent offending Israeli and Palestinian delegates at the Camp David Middle East peace talks in July. Now comes the report that Clinton may have ordered U.S. Navy officials to change a two-hundred-year-old regulation that says no flag will fly higher than the American flag on a navy vessel. Clinton, in making preparations to visit Communist China and Communist Vietnam, apparently has agreed to make the American flag subservient to the communist flags. In a last-minute compromise with the Red Chinese, Clinton has reportedly agreed to have both the American and the Communist flag fly at even heights over the U.S. navy ship that bears the president ...
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Danger in the Final Days of Bill Clinton

By Peyton Knight, Associate Editor Father Time has finally accomplished what two elections, numerous scandals, and public outrage failed to do—remove Bill Clinton from office. On January 20th of next year, our new president will be sworn in, a new era will dawn, and William Jefferson Clinton will fall victim to the term limit. As Americans await this changing of the guard, complacency sets in. Complacency in Congress, as our elected representatives prepare for their dealings with a new President. Complacency in the general public, as they anticipate a new era of leadership. Yet what of the two and a half months between now and Inauguration Day? After all, Clinton is still President and he still assumes all subsequent powers. Will he simply ride out the remainder of his term, relaxing in his final days at the White House? Not on your life. This is the most dangerous time of ...
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In the Streets!

By Alan Caruba The real action at the GOP convention in Philadelphia will be in the streets. It will be there where the protesters are, where the inevitable clash with police will occur, where the wails of those taken to detention will be heard. The real questions will be who organized these protesters, who trained them, who funded them, and what, exactly, are they protesting? If they are protesting multinational corporations, the ruining of the earth’s environment, the movement of jobs to other nations, you can be sure you are listening to the Socialist play book from which they are all reading. You will be listening—at a time of unparalleled prosperity in this nation—to the whining of failed dreams of world domination, failed economic theories, a failed understanding of true liberty, true freedom; the opportunity to either succeed or fail. Among the protesters will be AFL-CIO unionists perhaps unwittingly acting ...
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Taking Liberty

By Alan Caruba It is occasions like the Fourth of July that afford us the opportunity to remind ourselves why it is good to be an American. We have the oldest functioning Constitution and, like Ben Franklin said of the Republic, you have it, if you can keep it. The Constitution is very much under attack these days and greatly ignored by legislators in Congress who do not seem to have either read it or, having done so, do not understand that "shall make no laws" means exactly what it says when it comes to insuring the freedoms guaranteed by that great instrument of government. Back in 1973, Hammond Map Company published "The Travel Atlas of Scenic America." I wrote the section entitled "1776 Revisited." I was thinking about it when pondering what I wanted to write as we celebrate the birth of liberty and recalled the first lines. "We ...
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DeWeese Predicts Republican Landslide

Washington, DC – Tom DeWeese, president of the American Policy Center, predicts a Republican landslide in November’s elections. The Center is a grassroots, activist think thank. It publishes a monthly newsletter, The DeWeese Report. In the June issue of The DeWeese Report, he writes, “it is possible that Gore could be on his way to the worst landslide defeat since Nixon crushed McGovern in 1972.” DeWeese factors five reasons for his predictions, the first of which is that “the Democrats are not showing signs of enthusiasm for the Gore campaign.” DeWeese notes next that Clinton fatigue may be growing “as more revelations prove the Republican impeachment charges were true. Today, a majority of Americans now say they favor the impeachment.” “Gores personal scandals continue to surface, particularly those concerning illegal fund raising practices,” says DeWeese. “As a result, his attempts to position himself as the campaign finance reform candidate has ...
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Election 2000 Predictions… If, Maybe, Possibly… Is A Republican Land Slide In The Cards?

In spite of the fact that polls now show the race neck and neck between Al Gore and George W. Bush, it is possible that Gore could be on his way to the worst landslide defeat since Nixon crushed McGovern in 1972. Consider these facts: 1. Democrats are not showing signs of enthusiasm for the Gore campaign. In spite of the spirited challenge by former Senator Bill Bradley, just ten percent of eligible Democrat voters turned out in the primaries. 2. Clinton fatigue may be growing as more revelations prove the Republican impeachment charges were true. Today, a majority of Americans now say they favor impeachment. Republican members of the House Impeachment team, once thought to have committed political suicide, now lead in their re-election races. Americans are growing tired of the constant air of scandal surrounding the Clinton/Gore Administration. 3. Gore’s personal scandals continue to surface, particularly those concerning ...
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Clinton’s Death Toll Rising

By Peyton Knight Chalk up another victim to the vindictive wrath of Bill Clinton. The same man who has run roughshod over his family, the U.S. legal system and our Constitution in his unending pursuit of personal gratification, has done it again. But this time, the death count seems to pile higher than ever. Who knows if we’ll ever recover. Recently, the White House announced that gun manufacturer, Smith and Wesson, had "voluntarily" agreed to a rash of government restrictions and regulations in exchange for the withdrawal of over 40 lawsuits filed against the firm by various cities and local governments, as well as the withdrawal of Clinton’s own threat to sue. Over 40 government lawsuits against a company that hasn’t committed a single crime. Lawsuits that infamous trial lawyer, John Coale, gushed, "The legal fees alone are enough to bankrupt the industry." So how can it be "voluntary" if ...
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To Be a Liberal Today You Have to Believe…

That trial lawyers are selfless heroes, but doctors are overpaid; That the AIDS virus is spread by a lack of funding; That global temperatures are affected more by Yuppies driving SUV’s than by cyclical, documented changes in the brilliance of the sun; That guns in the hands of law-abiding Americans are more of a threat than nuclear weapons in the hands of the Red Chinese; That businesses create oppression and governments create prosperity; That self-esteem is more important than doing anything to earn it; That there was no art before federal funding; That the NRA is bad, because it stands up for certain parts of the Constitution, but the ACLU is good, because it stands up for certain parts of the Constitution; That taxes are too low, but ATM fees are too high; That Harriet Tubman, Cesar Chavez and Gloria Steinam are more important to an understanding of American history ...
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Shafting the Father of Our Country

In the beginning there was a holiday declared by individual states to celebrate the birthday of Abraham Lincoln each February 12th. In addition, there was a federal holiday on February 22nd to commemorate the birth of our first president, George Washington. Then came the meddling from the great fathers in Washington, D.C. who wanted to give the nation’s grand bureaucracy yet another three day weekend from the toils of labor. And so it came to pass that the federal holiday would be celebrated on the third Monday of each February. And the legislation was specific – the new federal holiday would be called "Washington’s Birthday." But for one year only, in the 1970’s, President Richard Nixon decided to call the annual celebration "President’s Day." The name, unfortunately stuck for ever more. Now the nation’s memory has been erased. School children don’t readily know the actual birthday of the "Father of ...
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The Liberty Agenda!

American Policy Center Offers Agenda for New Century With the coming of a new century, the American Policy Center is offering an agenda to preserve the liberties many Americans take for granted. In doing so, it has identified ten current threats to liberty. "Many Americans are concerned, as the century ends, that liberty, as defined by the U.S. Constitution, remains under attack at home and around the world," says its president, Tom DeWeese. "They are right." The Debasement of the US Presidency. There is no way to assess the harm done to the office of the Presidency by its current occupant. Only the re-establishment of its dignity and integrity will permit the U.S. to offer real leadership to the world. The Panama Canal. The loss of U.S. control over the Panama Canal represents a grave threat to the nation and both North and South American continents. Its effective control by ...
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Jerry’s “Magic” Lesson

by Tom DeWeese The new national guilt trip is volunteerism. School kids are being forced to "volunteer" in soup kitchens and homeless shelters as "part of their learning experience." Bill Clinton, George Bush and Jimmy Carter took over a Philadelphia ghetto last year, brooms in hand. Retired General Colin Powell is leading a national volunteer effort. Americans are being told they must end their selfish ways and "get involved." But is the guilt trip based on any facts? Are Americans really just selfish, self-centered materialists who need a government cattle prod to force them to show they care about their fellow citizens? Was anyone watching a common American event unfold on television and in communities nation-wide this past Labor Day? Quietly, with very little fanfare, The Muscular Dystrophy Association's Labor Day Telethon again broke all records and raised millions for its cause from "volunteers." The money rolled in from individual ...
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There Simply Is No Limit to the Stupidity of Elected Officials!

The Mayor of San Francisco is considering a plan to give portable credit card machines to homeless panhandlers so they can accept hand-outs from credit cards. Oh the convenience of such charity. The bum puts out his machine, and without even slowing your pace, you can whip out the ol’ Visa card and swipe it through his portable machine. In fact, to save time, you can just let the bum pick the amount you want to give. I’m not making this up. Last month, San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown said he is considering a proposal (dubbed the "Benevolending Box Program") that would give homeless beggars battery-powered machines to allow then to accept credit card donations. Under the plan, the panhandlers would get 20% of the donations they collect - with the rest going to the city’s homeless shelters. Taxpayers would pay for the cost of the program. Mayor Brown, the ...
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Name That Country …

709,000 regular (active duty) service personnel; 293,000 reserve troops; Eight standing army divisions; 20 air force and naval air wings with 2,000 combat aircraft; 232 strategic bombers; 13 strategic ballistic missile submarines with 3,114 nuclear warheads on 232 missiles; 500 ICBMs with 1,950 warheads; Four aircraft carriers; 121 surface combat ships and submarines; Plus all the support bases, shipyards and logistical assets needed to sustain such a naval force. IS THIS COUNTRY RUSSIA? RED CHINA? GREAT BRITAIN? USA? GIVE UP? Well, don’t feel bad if you are unable to identify this global superpower, because it no longer exists. It has vanished. These are the American military forces that have disappeared since the 1992 presidential election of Bill Clinton. ( And now the Cruise Missiles are gone too.) ...
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“When the birthday of Washington shall be forgotten, liberty will have perished from the earth”

President James Buchanan "December 14, 1999 marks the 200th anniversary of the death of George Washington, America's first and without question our most important President... It is appropriate that as America prepares to enter the 21st Century, we restore the celebration and commemoration of the birthday of the one man, George Washington, who most personifies our nation's enduring ideals." (excerpt from news release from Congressman Roscoe Bartlett). Bartlett's release goes on to say, "George Washington's birthday is already a national holiday. There is a terrible and inaccurate misconception that it was changed to "President's Day." Let 1999 be the last year this misconception continues to prevail." Bartlett announced that he will be leading an effort in the Congress to restore recognition of the federal holiday which falls on the third Monday of February as "George Washington's Birthday. An even better idea would be to eliminate the federal "Monday holiday" and ...
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Microsoft is Fighting the Wrong Battle

The company is losing its antitrust case--but only because it is afraid to by Edwin A. Locke Apparently convinced of the hopelessness of victory in the antitrust suit against Microsoft, Bill Gates is now seeking an out-of-court settlement with the Justice Dept. Gates is right to conclude that Microsoft is losing in court--but not for the reason he believes. Microsoft is losing, not because its case is weak, but because its moral confidence in its own position is lacking. The company has been afraid to defend the justice of its actions. Instead, throughout the trial, Microsoft has been appeasing the government by conceding all issues of principle and simultaneously denying obvious facts. Microsoft witnesses have denied: that Microsoft slashed prices or gave away some products in order to beat its competitors; that it offered economic inducements to persuade other companies to promote its products rather than those of its rivals; ...
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