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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The Most Dubious News Stories of 1998

Why Everything You Believe Is So, Is Not by Alan Caruba As we’re fond of saying around here at the National Anxiety Center, the good news is that the bad news is wrong. A look back at 1998 reveals that much of what we were told turned out to be as bogus as "I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Monica Lewinsky." That statement ranks right up there with the rantings and ravings of Al Gore, Jr. who, during 1998, proclaimed every natural event from forest fires to floods as proof that global warming was just around the corner. However, Nature did not want to cooperate with Gore because 1998 began with a horrendous ice storm that knocked out power from southeast Canada right down through New England and into New York State. Freezing rain fell for six days from January 4th through the 9th. The previous winter ...
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With China Perched On Both Ends of the Canal… Last Minute Drive to Keep U.S. Forces in Panama

Take Action! Sign our Panama Petition Congress was warned twenty years ago that American security interests would be placed in jeopardy if we gave away the Panama Canal. Those warnings have come back to haunt Congress and now there is a mad scramble to plug the hole before the December 31, 1999 deadline. That’s the day when the United States scuttles its bases and all U.S. military leaves the area, making Panama the proud owner of our Canal. Meanwhile, the corrupt politicians in Panama have had a field day, grabbing Communist Chinese money for leases on the two crucial ports on each end of the Canal. American officials say the bidding process was fixed in favor of the Chinese. Now U.S. military bases are up for sale and there is strong possibility that these too will fall into Chinese hands. There is grave possibility that Chinese missiles, built from stolen ...
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Why The Panama Canal Treaties are Illegal

In March of 1978, as President Jimmy Carter fought desperately to build support in Congress for his Panama Canal treaty that would transfer ownership from the United States to Panama, he ran into, what appeared to be, an insurmountable snag. The Senate was deeply troubled because the treaty contained no language to protect American defense interests, should trouble arise at the Canal, after Panama assumed ownership. Passage of the treaty appeared doomed, unless American security interests could be addressed. Carter turned to Arizona Senator Dennis DeConcini for a solution. The President suggested that DeConcini write a section for the treaty that would satisfy the Senate. Carter hadn’t counted on DeConcini writing such strong language to define in specific terms that the United States would use military force to protect its interests. But his language was just what the Senate needed to assure support and the strong statement was added to ...
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We Will Survive Y2K

Like most concerned Americans, I have been closely watching developments as the nation prepares for the transition that will take place on January 1, 2000. Will the computers that drive our society fail? Will we face a literal meltdown of life as we know it? Are we at the threshold of an economic depression? Will the government abort the Constitution and impose martial law? For a change of pace, here's some good news about Y2K! By itself, Y2K will be no more than a temporary bump in the road. It will not cause an economic meltdown. The power grid will not fail. The Constitution will not be abridged. Life will go one as usual after New Years Day 2000. Will Critical Systems Fail? Answer: No. What most predictions fail to take into account is the dramatic increase in effort that has taken place as the Y2K date draws near. There ...
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