"No people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffused and Virtue is preserved. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauched in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders." --Samuel Adams

Sunday, November 30, 2003

Congress Spending Money Like 'Drunken Sailor'
Associated Press
Congress is throwing away astonishing amounts, "spending money like a drunken sailor," and President Bush shares the blame because he is not using his veto power, Republican Sen. John McCain told "FOX News Sunday." McCain, an avid critic of spending for lawmakers' pet projects in their districts and states, said the president's reluctance to veto legislation makes it harder for congressional negotiators to kill such spending...
Regulatory Incrementalism: Government's Hidden Agenda
by Keith Allison
I’ve spent many years documenting government corruption, and when time allowed, I often pondered the circumstance that fueled officialdom’s lack of support for constitutional law. I always felt there had to be some controlling factor beyond the inherent greed of most politicians, but for years I was unable to quantify a logical reason for their lack of constitutional ethics; however, I believe I’ve discovered what that factor is. By examining the purported purpose of government's regulatory system, I believe it’s possible to shed light upon a condition I had not considered...

Saturday, November 29, 2003

Declines in Environmental Protection
National Resources Defense Council
The past three years have seen more than 200 major rollbacks of America's environmental laws, weakening the protection of our country's air, water, public lands and wildlife. The NRDC has gathered a wealth of information.

Friday, November 28, 2003

How to Destroy America
by Frosty Wooldridge
...It reminded me of George Orwell’s book, ‘1984’. In that story, three slogans are engraved in the Ministry of Truth building: “War is peace,” “Freedom is slavery,” and “Ignorance is strength.” I sat there as one of the most patriotic Americans I know, Governor Lamm, walked back to his seat. It dawned on everyone at the conference that our nation and the future of this great democracy, is deeply in trouble and worsening fast. If we don’t get this immigration monster stopped within three years, it will rage like a California wildfire and destroy everything in its path, especially the American Dream.

Thursday, November 27, 2003

Dear American Soldier in Iraq
A Thanksgiving Letter
by Dennis Prager
...Iraq is the battleground for civilization. That is why our enemies are throwing everything they can at you. If you help create the first free and tolerant Arab country in the heart of Islam, they are doomed. If we fail in Iraq, we are doomed. Our enemies know this. We need to know this...
A Patriot's Thanksgiving
by Mark Alexander
...The celebration we now popularly regard as "The First Thanksgiving" was the Pilgrims' three-day feast celebrated in early November of 1621. Thanksgiving alone among American religious holidays derives in the main from Puritan observances. Christmas, Easter and saints' days trace to origins in other Christian faiths, and although all these festive celebrations have developed an essentially American stamp, Thanksgiving alone is the quintessentially American holiday...

Monday, November 24, 2003

Latin America: Racial Revolt in the Making
by Strategic Forecasting, Inc.
Racially based popular revolts among poor indigenous and peasant groups are spreading throughout Latin America. Four South American presidents have been toppled in the past four years, and more forced regime changes are likely in the coming months, endangering U.S. economic and security interests in several countries...
The Unnoticed Alignment: Iran and the United States in Iraq
by Dr. George Friedman
...What is most notable is that, though there has been no secrecy involved, the partnership has emerged completely below the global media's radar...

Sunday, November 23, 2003

Fuel Additive Hot Point in Energy Bill
by Richard Simon
The sweeping energy bill coming before Congress this week would limit the liability of manufacturers of a gasoline additive blamed for fouling water supplies and give the companies up to $2 billion in federal aid, according to details of the Republican-drafted bill released yesterday...

Monday, November 17, 2003

No Blacks, Hispanics, Catholics Or Evangelicals Allowed
by Judson Cox
...The disturbing reality is, if Martin Luther King, Jr. were alive today, if he had a legal background and if President Bush were to nominate him to the judiciary, Senate democrats would block his nomination due to his religious belief and the "color of his skin" as opposed to "the content of his character."
The Age of Liberty
by William Safire
With a strong sense of history, George W. Bush last week made the case for "a forward strategy" of idealism in American foreign policy. He dared to place his Big Idea — what has become the central theme and purpose of his presidency — in the direct line of aspirations expressed by three of the past century's most far-seeing and controversial U.S. presidents...
Does America Have the Will to Tough It Out in Iraq?
by Bill O'Reilly
...Mr. Bush must be held accountable for the Iraq action, of course, but right now the country's future is the overriding issue. If the terrorists win in Iraq, they will come here. You can bank on it.
No 'Cronyism' in Iraq
by Steven Kelman
There has been a series of allegations and innuendos recently to the effect that government contracts for work in Iraq and Afghanistan are being awarded in an atmosphere redolent with the "stench of political favoritism and cronyism," to use the description in a report put out by the Center for Public Integrity on campaign contributions by companies doing work in those two countries...

Saturday, November 08, 2003

A Troubling Double Standard
by Michael Medved
When a wife leaves her husband to begin a relationship with another man, she is never hailed as a heroine or role model. But somehow when a woman abandons her marriage for another woman, it is an entirely different matter.

Friday, November 07, 2003

CBS Caves
by Bill O'Reilly
...Most of the powerful people who work in journalism and entertainment have no clue about you. And they don't care. You're simply dollar signs to them. And more importantly, they regard you as not smart enough to make significant judgments...

Sunday, November 02, 2003

The Martyrdom of Terri Schiavo: Resisting the Ministers of Death
by Fr. Johannes L. Jacobse
...Fyodor Dostoevsky once remarked that the abandonment of faith in God would render man susceptible to all forms of ideology, most of it dangerous and destructive. Alexander Solzhenitsyn sounded the same warning in “A World Split Apart” when he said that the abandonment of any reference to God in the Judeo/Christian West would favor man as the touchstone of all truth and value. This development (better described as a spiritual regression) would open the door to barbarism. The advocates fighting for Terri’s death are the apostles of this new barbarism....