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Former U.S. Rep. Chenoweth-Hage dies in Nevada car crash
lasvegassun.com ^ | October 02, 2006 | BRENDAN RILEY

Posted on 10/02/2006 4:58:17 PM PDT by lunarbicep

Former U.S. Rep. Helen Chenoweth-Hage died Monday in a car crash, her daughter said.

Chenoweth-Hage, a Republican who was elected to Congress from Idaho in 1994 and served through 2000, was 68. Her daughter, Meg Chenoweth Keenan, said Chenoweth-Hage was a passenger in the Monday morning crash near Tonopah, Nev. No one else was seriously injured in the one-car crash, she said.

Chenoweth had been married since 1999 to Wayne Hage, a Nevada rancher who came to epitomize Nevada's Sagebrush Rebellion as he battled for decades with the federal government over public lands and private property rights. He died in June at age 69.

Born in Topeka, Kan., Chenoweth-Hage grew up in Grants Pass, Ore. and attended Whitworth College in Spokane, Wash., before moving to the northern Idaho timber town of Orofino, where she worked at Northside Medical Center.

She became a well-known political name in the state when she moved to Boise in the 1970s, serving as the executive director of the Idaho Republican Party and becoming U.S. Rep. Steven Symms' chief of staff.

She ran for Congress against incumbent Democrat Larry LaRocco and gained national attention when she held "endangered salmon bakes," serving canned salmon and ridiculing the listing of Idaho salmon as an endangered species during fundraisers.

An advocate of smaller government and property rights, Chenoweth-Hage won the race and served a self-imposed three-term limit as a U.S. representative.


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To: patton

Ganz genau! I can't help but think that in someway, Helen did what she could to ensure that.


51 posted on 10/02/2006 7:26:32 PM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com)
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To: lunarbicep

I'm tempted to say "They finally got her."

But that would be crazy and paranoid, wouldn't it?


53 posted on 10/02/2006 7:40:20 PM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: Diverdogz
If you only knew the whole story you might forgive her. Life isn't just that simple.

And there really wasn't anyone else like her.
54 posted on 10/02/2006 7:47:23 PM PDT by Delphinium
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To: Delphinium

Great, next you are going to tell me that if we knew Clinton's whole story we might forgive him. After all, life isn't that simple.

But the reality is you sound like a democrat by trying to excuse the six year affair she had with a married man. (and the lies that she told before finally admitting it.)

Sorry, I'm feeling a little bit jaded towards ALL the members of congress right now.


55 posted on 10/02/2006 7:56:17 PM PDT by Diverdogz
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To: Diverdogz
Better be careful, there are alot of conservatives who adored Helen.

She has just died today and you want to start trouble on a thread with people who loved her?

Who are you to think you know all about it anyway?

This happened years ago, and she repented and turned her life to serve the Lord.

In that service that the Lord led her in she accomplished alot.

what can you say for yourself?

I haven't been perfect either, but I will still try to make a difference.
56 posted on 10/02/2006 8:06:04 PM PDT by Delphinium
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To: lunarbicep

Condolences to her family and friends.


57 posted on 10/02/2006 8:32:03 PM PDT by F.J. Mitchell (Clinton came close to killing all of our enemies, they damn near laughed themselves to death.)
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To: lunarbicep

What a sad day. We have a wanton slaughter of innocent life in Pennsylvania and the loss of a great American patriot lady in Nevada. Prayers for all involved.


58 posted on 10/02/2006 8:36:38 PM PDT by Colorado Buckeye (It's the culture stupid!)
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To: Delphinium

My original comment was intended more to slam the rest of the clowns we have in congress now.

No, she wasn't a saint, she was human with human successes and failures. The thought of dying in a car wreck is horrific and I'm disturbed to think that this beautiful woman was died such a violent death.

But I'm unimpressed by people 'turning to the Lord' after a scandal (especially a politician). Religion is the last refuge of a scoundrel.


59 posted on 10/02/2006 8:40:23 PM PDT by Diverdogz
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To: Diverdogz
We are all scoundrels. A Christian is a scoundrel saved by grace. All can be if they choose.
60 posted on 10/02/2006 8:46:45 PM PDT by F.J. Mitchell (Clinton came close to killing all of our enemies, they damn near laughed themselves to death.)
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To: lunarbicep

May God bless Helen and her family.


61 posted on 10/02/2006 8:46:59 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: lunarbicep

Awful news. Just heard about this on Fox News.

She was one of my all-time favorites.


62 posted on 10/02/2006 9:05:42 PM PDT by B Knotts (Newt '08!)
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To: Delphinium

Helen had more class in her little finger than a thousand of her critics put together.


63 posted on 10/02/2006 9:16:09 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (What man doesn't know about God's creation is still enough to fill a universe...)
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To: Tax-chick

Sad news, especially since folks around Orofino are also grieving over the death Sunday of the grandaughter of the Clearwater Co. Central Committee Chairman.


64 posted on 10/02/2006 9:51:46 PM PDT by CIApilot
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To: lunarbicep

How terrible, may she RIP.


65 posted on 10/02/2006 9:54:35 PM PDT by ladyinred
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To: Carry_Okie; Issaquahking; Jeff Head
We sure could have benefitted from her having been a Californian. We got an invite to her wedding to Wayne and should have gone. What a wonderful human being. I admired her second only to Maggie Thatcher!!!

In just a few short years we lost some great leaders of the "Sage Brush Rebellion!" First Nye County Commissioner Dick Carver. Then Wayne Hage lost his wife to cancer, followed by Wayne himself in June. Now this...

66 posted on 10/02/2006 10:06:13 PM PDT by SierraWasp (To be fair, Bill Clinton did more than any other President to protect us from the Branch Davidians!)
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To: Jeff Head

I join in prayer for her loved ones!


67 posted on 10/02/2006 10:22:04 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Diverdogz
"Religion is the last refuge of a scoundrel."

If you'll be honest and think about it, innate in the nature of humans since the beginning of time is the compelling need to take comfort in the perception of a being, or force far more powerful than themselves.

I'm no bible thumper, but the people in churches are ALL sinners seeking redemption and forgiveness, be they whores, politicians and yes... even religious clerics, my FRiend. So don't try to play God and make judgements about our wonderful, patriotic, God fearing friend, Helen Chenoweth-Hage!!!

Save that for the real habitually criminal prigs in our society, PLEASE!!!

68 posted on 10/02/2006 10:30:08 PM PDT by SierraWasp (To be fair, Bill Clinton did more than any other President to protect us from the Branch Davidians!)
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To: Jeff Head; B4Ranch; tubebender; Pete-R-Bilt; Grampa Dave; NormsRevenge; Eaker
Another great patriot returns home to the arms of our Savior and her loved ones who have gone before. Rest in Peace dear patriot, and may God rest your eternal soul!

sigh.

Thanks for the ping Jeff.

69 posted on 10/03/2006 12:29:58 AM PDT by glock rocks ( What does a Marine sniper feel when he shoots a terrorist? ... Recoil.)
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To: lunarbicep

Prayers for her family. How very sad.


70 posted on 10/03/2006 12:31:49 AM PDT by 1035rep
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To: ladyinred; Jeff Head; Carry_Okie

Where once two peerless patriots lived, we mourn, but Heaven rejoices, for these are two of God's most special children, together again, never to be parted. "Once upon a time, the world was sweeter than we knew; everything was ours, how happy we were then..." - from the song Once Upon A Time, words by Lee Adams; music by Charles Strouse. Helen was a dear, dear friend, as was Wayne. The torches they carried are now carried on by those of us still here. We will not let them down!


71 posted on 10/03/2006 3:59:01 AM PDT by PropertyRightsResearch.org (http://www.PropertyRightsResearch.org (please visit today!))
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To: Jeff Head

I'm betting despite a fleeting where's my seatbelt thought, there was a whole lot of baby protection going on. I'd also like to know the driving experience of someone named Yelena. Obviously at 24, not enough, not that it matters now, but just for the info.


72 posted on 10/03/2006 3:59:07 AM PDT by wita (truthspeaks@freerepublic.com)
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To: DoughtyOne
Separated at birth?

73 posted on 10/03/2006 4:09:41 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: glock rocks; marsh2; forester; editor-surveyor; Grampa Dave
The very best of the Class of 94
Rest in Peace Helen.

Thanks for the Ping Glock
74 posted on 10/03/2006 6:52:20 AM PDT by tubebender (Growing old is mandatory...Growing up is optional)
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To: tubebender

Helen was a great lady and definiterly best in her Class.


75 posted on 10/03/2006 7:34:56 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (SWIFT BOOT MURTHA!)
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To: Jeff Head; Doug Fiedor; forest; SLB; logos

Thanks for the heads up Jeff.

God bless this champion of liberty. She will be sorely missed.


76 posted on 10/03/2006 7:39:12 AM PDT by the irate magistrate
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To: lunarbicep
from Idaho Statesman...

The other occupants — daughter-in-law Yelena Hage, 24, and 5-month-old grandson, Bryan Hage — also were ejected but were not seriously injured. Gonzalez said Chenoweth-Hage, 68, was holding the baby and wasn’t wearing a seatbelt.

Not too bright!

77 posted on 10/03/2006 8:19:53 AM PDT by patriot_wes (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem - may they prosper who love thee...Ps 122:6)
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To: EternalVigilance
It just shows who he comes from.

I heard so many comments about how Bill Sali must carry on.

Remember it was the Spirit of God that Helen had that inspired so many. We have that same Spirit.

I have so many precious memories of Helen and I going down the highway praying for Gods inspiration as she traveled to give another speech after another. She would be so worn out from campaigning, but relied on the Lord

Once she lost her written speech just before she got up in front of a huge croud at a football game. She gave the most inspirational speech I ever heard her give. The people there loved her so much.
78 posted on 10/03/2006 8:56:56 AM PDT by Delphinium
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To: oh8eleven

LOL. Wierd Science to be sure...


79 posted on 10/03/2006 9:16:26 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Victory will never be achieved while defining Conservatism downward, and forsaking it's heritage.)
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To: mad_as_he$$

Without a doubt Helen was one of the finest ladies I ever met. She was right up at the top of the group. Strongly patriotic, loving, caring and concerned about darn near everyone. A great friend is gone.


80 posted on 10/03/2006 10:01:29 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Illegal immigration Control and US Border Security - The jobs George W. Bush refuses to do.)
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To: lunarbicep

She was a unique politician that spoke the truth as she saw it. I first paid attention to who she was when DC was "invaded" by a couple of beaver. They were summarily dispatched with nary a murmur of protest from a single solitary environmental group. She alone voiced her concern with this hypocrisy, even our own Wyoming representatives kept quiet.
I am so sorry for her family, and I hope none of them ever ride without a seatbelt again. I am sure she and Wayne are happy together again.


81 posted on 10/03/2006 11:12:29 AM PDT by midwyf (Wyoming Native. Environmentalism is a religion too.)
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To: glock rocks; Jeff Head; tubebender; Pete-R-Bilt; Grampa Dave; NormsRevenge; Eaker
This is the Helen Hage that I knew.


Our Illegal War
by Congressman Helen Chenoweth

Congress must reclaim its authority


Vol. 15, No. 09
April 26, 1999


When the order was given for American military personnel to attack Yugoslavia, it was not issued following a declaration of war from Congress. Nor was the order given by the President as a means of repelling a sudden attack on America by a foreign aggressor, or as a measure intended to rescue Americans abroad from unexpected peril. In fact, the order to attack Yugoslavia didn't even follow the pattern set in Korea and Vietnam, in which our nation was committed to protracted foreign wars through unilateral presidential action. On March 23rd, the order to commence hostilities was given to an American general by a Spanish Marxist — NATO Secretary-General Javier Solana.

"I have just directed the Supreme Allied Commander of Europe, General [Wesley] Clark, to initiate air operations in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia," announced Solana, who insisted that the attack "is intended to support the political aims of the international community." Congress played no role in defining those political aims, which means that the American people — in whose name Congress is empowered to act — were not permitted to play any role in the decision to commit our nation to war.

In the run-up to our war with Yugoslavia, Congress was permitted by its leaders to carry out an impotent charade of debate. On March 11th, the House approved a non-binding resolution endorsing the use of American troops to enforce a peace agreement between the Yugoslav regime of Slobodan Milosevic and secessionist leaders in Yugoslavia's Kosovo province. On March 23rd, just hours before Solana issued the order to begin the bombing, the Senate approved a resolution supporting the military campaign. But Clinton Administration officials, including the President, had by that time made it clear that while they sought approval of the military action from Congress, they did not consider it necessary for Congress to authorize the military strike on Yugoslavia.

A few senators seemed to understand the constitutional implications of these actions. Senator Don Nickles (R-OK) pointed out, "If we start a massive bombing campaign, we're going to war." Senator Ted Stevens (R-AK) described the prospect of waging an undeclared aggressive war upon Yugoslavia as "a precedent I don't want to be involved in." Even more pointed were the comments of Senator Pete Domenici (R-NM). "I say shame on the President," declared Domenici, momentarily forgetting that Bill Clinton has repeatedly demonstrated that he is incapable of shame. "If this is such an important matter, why couldn't [the President] trust the United States Senate and United States House and ask us whether we concur?"

In order to appreciate the depth of the Administration's deception regarding the war over Kosovo, it is necessary to understand that the war was "authorized" by NATO long before the bombing began on March 24th. The day after the war began, the London Telegraph reported that General Clark, NATO's supreme military commander, "received his activation order for hostilities last October. The order was the official moment when authority over the forces to be used was transferred to him from the top brass of the member countries supplying them. The supreme commander does not need new permission from politicians or diplomats whenever he wishes to change tactics, or increase or scale back operations." (Emphasis added.)

At 1:43 P.M. Eastern Standard Time on March 24th, with American bombers en route to Yugoslavia and just minutes before the first explosions were reported on the ground in Kosovo, White House spokesman Joe Lockhart explicitly admitted that the power to take our nation into war had been surrendered to a foreign official — namely, the NATO Secretary-General. Lockhart was asked by correspondent Helen Thomas, "Who gives the green light on this now? Is it the President himself, or the Supreme Commander of NATO...?" Lockhart replied, "The Supreme Commander of NATO acts on the authority of the political leaders of the NATO countries, and he has that authority."

In brief, the power to declare war in Kosovo was exercised by NATO Secretary-General Solana; the power to make war was given to NATO's Supreme Commander; the President of the United States played the role of "selling" the war to the public, and Congress was tacitly told that its duty was to rubber-stamp the decision to take our nation into war, and to authorize payment of the resulting expenses.

"No power but Congress can declare war," observed Daniel Webster in 1846, "but what is the value of this constitutional provision, if the President of his own authority may make such military movements as must bring on war?" The Administration's actions in committing our country to enforce, through military action, diplomatic initiatives in Kosovo presented Congress with a fait accompli. The only recourse left to Congress was to defund military deployments to which the Administration had previously committed our country — but the political will for that is not evident. Unfortunately, the majority in both houses of Congress have abdicated their responsibility and have acquiesced in the usurpation of their powers. The passivity of the House in allowing Bill Clinton to carry out an illegal war is particularly galling in light of the fact that the same body impeached him last December for much less serious crimes.

Under the Constitution, explained Alexander Hamilton, "It is the province and duty of the Executive to preserve to the Nation the blessings of peace. The Legislature alone can interrupt those blessings, by placing the Nation in a state of War." By surrendering to a series of executive usurpations (those of Bill Clinton being the most brazen), Congress has abandoned the separation of powers and embraced in its place a version of fuhrerprinzip — the "leader principle" — in which Congress meekly endorses the decisions of an imperial "commander-in-chief."

"Kings had always been involving and impoverishing their people in wars, pretending generally, if not always, that the good of the people was the object," wrote Abraham Lincoln in 1848. The royal war-making prerogative, which permitted one man to commit his country to war, was regarded by our Founding Fathers "to be the most oppressive of all Kingly oppressions," Lincoln explained. For this reason, the statesmen who gathered at the Constitutional Convention of 1787 "resolved to so frame the Constitution that no one man should hold the power of bringing this oppression upon us."

James Madison's notes on the Convention record the care with which the Founders assigned the power to declare war to the legislative branch. This was done, as George Mason of Virginia noted, for the purpose of "clogging rather than facilitating war." At the initiative of Madison and Elbridge Gerry, the original language authorizing Congress to "make" war was changed to the power to "declare" war, thereby (in Madison's words) "leaving to the Executive the power to repel sudden attacks."

In an April 2, 1798 letter to Thomas Jefferson, Madison further elucidated the reasoning behind this careful assignment of powers. "The constitution supposes, what the History of all [governments] demonstrates, that the [executive] is the branch of power most interested in war, and most prone to it. It has accordingly, with studied care, vested the question of war in the legislature."

Alexander Hamilton, who favored a strong Executive branch, observed in The Federalist, No. 69: "The President is to be commander-in-chief of the army and navy of the United States. In this respect, his authority would nominally be the same with that of the king of Great Britain, but in substance much inferior to it." (Emphasis added.) Where the power of the English king "extends to the declaring of war and to the raising and regulating of fleets and armies," Hamilton explained, the authority of the U.S. President "amounts to nothing more than the supreme command and direction of the land and naval forces, as first general and admiral" after the declaration of war has been issued by Congress.

The text of the Constitution itself (Article II, Section 2) specifies, "The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States...." In other words, "Commander in Chief" describes a specific and limited role played by the President. Rather than Congress having a Commander in Chief before which it must prostrate itself, it has in the President an executive it may entrust with delegated war-making authority.

It bears repeating that in the Kosovo war, the role of commander in chief, by the Administration's own admission, has been assigned to NATO's Supreme Commander, who exercises (in Hamilton's words) "the supreme command and direction of the land and naval forces" called into service by Secretary-General Solana. Perhaps, given Mr. Clinton's own history of "loathing" for the military, personal cowardice, and bottomless corruption, it is of benefit to the morale of American servicemen fighting in Yugoslavia to know that it is General Clark who serves as their commander in chief. Nevertheless, this arrangement gravely undermines the constitutional mechanisms designed to protect our liberties and national sovereignty.

In my remarks to the House of Representatives during the March 11th debate, I reminded my colleagues that nothing in the laws or the Constitution suggests that a determination by the United Nations Security Council or by the North Atlantic Council (NATO's governing political body) is a substitute for a congressional declaration of war. Furthermore, by making war on a sovereign nation, NATO acted in violation of both its own charter and that of the United Nations.

The North Atlantic Treaty states that NATO will "refrain in [its] international relations from the threat or use of force in any manner inconsistent with the purposes of the United Nations." The document specifies that NATO was created to defend "the territorial integrity, political independence or security" of its members in exercising the right of "collective self-defense recognized by Article 51 of the Charter of the United Nations." Whatever one thinks of the actions of the Milosevic regime in suppressing a secessionist movement within its own borders, it must be admitted that the Yugoslav regime did nothing to threaten the "integrity, political independence or security" of NATO members. Thus NATO's attack on that regime violated the alliance's founding treaty.

Furthermore, NATO's commitment to act in harmony with "the purposes of the United Nations" requires that the alliance be bound by the UN Charter. Article 2, section 7 of the UN Charter states, "Nothing contained in the present Charter shall authorize the United Nations to intervene in matters which are essentially within the domestic jurisdiction of any state"; the suppression of Kosovo's ethnic Albanian secessionist movement is clearly within Yugoslavia's domestic jurisdiction.

Under the precedent set in the Kosovo war, America may find itself committed to military intervention in ethnic conflicts around the world. Should we attack Turkey to protect the Kurds, who chafe under Turkish rule? Should we go to war with China in support of independence-minded Tibet? Will U.S. planes attack Sri Lanka in defense of Tamil separatists, or bomb targets in India on behalf of Muslims in Kashmir? The logic of the Kosovo precedent dictates that U.S. troops can be committed to war, without congressional sanction, anywhere in the world where atrocities are captured by the camera lens.

The war on Yugoslavia, we must remember, was brought about by NATO's demand that Milosevic consent to the foreign occupation of his country by an international army, which would enforce the terms of an agreement intended to grant "autonomy" to ethnic Albanian rebels. When Milosevic refused to permit the occupation, NATO threatened to bomb his country, and ultimately carried out that threat. Once again, the Clinton Administration has been devastatingly candid about key facts. On February 10th, in testimony before the Committee on International Relations, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Pickering confirmed that Kosovo is part of Yugoslavia's sovereign territory, and that an attack upon Yugoslavia waged because of Milosevic's refusal to allow foreign intervention would be nothing less than an act of war.

It is a remarkable spectacle to see the Clinton Administration and NATO taking over from the Soviet Union the role of sponsoring "wars of national liberation." More remarkable still, and even more unsettling, is the fact that the beneficiary in the case of Kosovo — the so-called Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) — is a collection of Maoist drug-peddlers and terrorists who have been armed by Iran and provided with training and support by Saudi terrorist financier Osama bin Ladin, who is the world's most notorious sponsor of international terrorism.

When Bill Clinton, in an earlier crime against the Constitution, unilaterally launched missile strikes on Afghanistan and Sudan, he claimed that his target was the terrorist network operated by bin Ladin. However, in Kosovo, Bill Clinton has committed America's military might to the support of bin Ladin's Balkan allies, and the policy of the Clinton Administration seeks the creation of a Balkan outpost for bin Ladin's terrorist network.

THE NEW AMERICAN was the first national publication in this country to document the KLA's narco-terrorist background ("Diving into the Kosovo Quagmire," March 15th issue), and I made this magazine's findings available to many of my colleagues on Capitol Hill. Although few U.S. publications have looked into the KLA's role in international narco-terrorism, the Times of London for March 24th, in a story published just before NATO commenced airstrikes upon Yugoslavia, reported that the KLA, in "the judgment of senior police officers across Europe," is "a Marxist-led force funded by dubious sources, including drug money." Police forces in three Western European countries, together with Europol, "are separately investigating growing evidence that drug money is funding the KLA's leap from obscurity to power," continued the report.

A report filed on the same day by Steve Rodan of the World Tribune described how an "autonomous" Kosovo under KLA control could serve as a springboard for Iranian sponsored terrorism throughout Europe and beyond. According to Western European security experts, wrote Rodan, "Iran, Saudi Arabia and some of their terrorist beneficiaries have exploited the fighting to establish a sphere of influence that spans from Greece to the Austrian border." NATO's willingness to go to war on behalf of Muslim ethnic Albanians in Kosovo could ignite insurrections across Europe, to which the KLA's terrorist sponsors would eagerly lend support. "The concern of European strategists is that an Iranian sphere of influence would do greater damage to such Western countries as Britain, France and Germany," reported Rodan. "France has about two million Muslims, most of them poor and alienated. Britain has about 1.5 million." A European diplomat told Rodan, "Once these minorities feel that they can obtain the support of NATO, we could see flare-ups everywhere."

We could see "flare-ups" within our own nation as well — and the Kosovo precedent would justify military intervention by the "international community" to settle such conflicts within our own borders. Consider the case of the southwestern United States, a region referred to as "Aztlan," the mythical homeland of the Aztecs, by such militant groups as the "Brown Berets." Aztlan radicals have announced their intention to conduct la reconquista — the re-conquest — of that region through unrestrained illegal immigration, as well as subversion and violence. It is not difficult to foresee a future scenario in which the "international community" authorizes the use of military force in support of "autonomy" for Aztlan, in the same way that the war in Yugoslavia was launched in support of "autonomy" for an Albanian Muslim-dominated Kosovo.

Had Congress performed its constitutional duty, all of these facts would have been rigorously examined before our nation found itself committed to an illegal war in Yugoslavia. We would have demanded that the President make his best case to the people's representatives in a formal request for a declaration of war. This would have given us the opportunity to require that he defend an alliance with drug-dealing Marxists bent upon promoting terrorism throughout Europe. Had Congress been willing to exercise a check on presidential ambitions by withholding funds for the envisioned military deployment, we would have learned, in a timely fashion, about the unconstitutional arrangement through which the power to declare war was delegated to a Spanish Marxist, and the power to make war was assigned to NATO's military commander. Had we acted with statesman-like deliberation, we would have soberly discussed and contemplated the implications of the Kosovo precedent for our nation's future.

It was our duty to do all of this before deciding whether or not to interrupt "the blessings of peace … by placing the Nation in a State of War." Instead, Congress submitted to the usurpations of a corrupt, impeached President, and made itself complicit in his crimes against our Constitution and our national sovereignty.

Congress can reclaim the powers it has surrendered. Indeed it must, if our descent into tyranny and the erosion of our sovereignty are to be arrested. But this will not happen until a critical mass of public understanding is reached, and informed pressure is brought to bear. The actions of an imperial President can, as Lincoln warned, "bring this oppression upon us" — but only if, through our indifference, we allow those malign designs to flourish.

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She taught me never to expect any politician to do more than is demanded of them by their voting base.

82 posted on 10/03/2006 6:36:19 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Illegal immigration Control and US Border Security - The jobs George W. Bush refuses to do.)
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To: B4Ranch
It is a remarkable spectacle to see the Clinton Administration and NATO taking over from the Soviet Union the role of sponsoring "wars of national liberation." More remarkable still, and even more unsettling, is the fact that the beneficiary in the case of Kosovo — the so-called Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) — is a collection of Maoist drug-peddlers and terrorists who have been armed by Iran and provided with training and support by Saudi terrorist financier Osama bin Ladin, who is the world's most notorious sponsor of international terrorism.

When Bill Clinton, in an earlier crime against the Constitution, unilaterally launched missile strikes on Afghanistan and Sudan, he claimed that his target was the terrorist network operated by bin Ladin. However, in Kosovo, Bill Clinton has committed America's military might to the support of bin Ladin's Balkan allies, and the policy of the Clinton Administration seeks the creation of a Balkan outpost for bin Ladin's terrorist network.

Are we still in Kosovo

83 posted on 10/03/2006 7:17:44 PM PDT by tubebender (Growing old is mandatory...Growing up is optional)
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To: tubebender; B4Ranch
Are we still in Kosovo

must be an oversight. shhhh. be vewy vewy quiet... I'm hunting tewwowists.

84 posted on 10/03/2006 7:29:42 PM PDT by glock rocks ( What does a Marine sniper feel when he shoots a terrorist? ... Recoil.)
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To: glock rocks

Memorial service for Helen Chenoweth-Hage, addresses for cards, flowers



The memorial service for Helen Chenoweth Hage will be held at 2:00 p.m. MDT, Monday, October 9, 2006, at Capital Christian Center, 2760 East Fairview, Meridian, Idaho 83642, at the corner of Meridian Street and Fairview Avenue, Meridian, Idaho. Pastor Ken Wilde 208-888-1060

Flowers should be sent to: Capital Christian Center, 2760 East Fairview, Meridian, Idaho 83642. 208-888-1060

The funeral will be private and will be at the ranch thereafter.



Cards may be sent to Helen and Wayne's families:





Wayne, Yelena and Bryan Hage - Pine Creek Ranch

P.O. Box 115

Tonopah, NV 89049



Ruthe [Hage] and Jace Agee and family

525 Ashcraft Drive

Spring Creek, NV 89815



Margaret [Hage] and Dan Byfield and family

P.O. Box 1207

Taylor, TX 76574



Michael Chenoweth (Helen's son)

6914 West Irving Lane

Boise, ID 83704



Meg [Chenoweth] and John Keenan and family

6914 West Irving Lane

Boise, ID 83704



Ramona [Hage] and Jeff Morrison and family

9732 State Route 445, #305

Sparks, NV 89436



Laura [Hage] and David Perkins and family

12430 West Lexus Court

Boise, ID 83713


It is hoped that all information above is accurate. Any errors are inadvertent.

Please keep this family in your prayers.


85 posted on 10/03/2006 10:32:49 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Illegal immigration Control and US Border Security - The jobs George W. Bush refuses to do.)
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To: B4Ranch

I knew Wayne for several years. He was a speaker at many of the conferences I hosted or attended. I only met Helen three times, but she was such an impressive lady. I still have a button that says "Chenoweth's Champions" on it from an ESA hearing in Fresno. It is so sad to have lost these two vibrant voices for private property rights.


86 posted on 10/04/2006 12:53:09 AM PDT by marsh2
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To: eleni121
...anyone have any details about this crash? No one else injured and she is the only one dead...?

Article does raise an interesting question... Article states that she was a *passenger*, and the only fatality in a one-car crash. So, who was driving?

the infowarrior

87 posted on 10/04/2006 2:13:22 AM PDT by infowarrior (The GOP runs the US, the Dems run their mouths... Freeper HardStarboard)
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To: B4Ranch; gubamyster; hedgetrimmer; All
We should have been paying more attention to the good congresslady.

" We could see "flare-ups" within our own nation as well — and the Kosovo precedent would justify military intervention by the "international community" to settle such conflicts within our own borders. Consider the case of the southwestern United States, a region referred to as "Aztlan," the mythical homeland of the Aztecs, by such militant groups as the "Brown Berets." Aztlan radicals have announced their intention to conduct la reconquista — the re-conquest — of that region through unrestrained illegal immigration, as well as subversion and violence. It is not difficult to foresee a future scenario in which the "international community" authorizes the use of military force in support of "autonomy" for Aztlan, in the same way that the war in Yugoslavia was launched in support of "autonomy" for an Albanian Muslim-dominated Kosovo.

88 posted on 10/04/2006 10:10:20 AM PDT by WatchingInAmazement ("Nothing is more expensive than cheap labor," prof. Vernon Briggs, labor economist Cornell Un.)
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To: infowarrior

Paranoia sneaks in when Dems are in the grips of viciousness and hatred. So.....

I would really like to know more about Congresswoman's Chenoweth's fatal "accident"


89 posted on 10/04/2006 10:54:17 AM PDT by eleni121 ("Show me just what Mohammed brought:: evil and inhumanity")
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To: eleni121

According to the obit I saw, she was the only one not wearing a seat belt.


90 posted on 10/04/2006 10:56:10 AM PDT by linda_22003
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To: linda_22003

According to the obit I saw, she was the only one not wearing a seat belt.




OK. I wonder why...Who was driving? Chances are---a simple accident. Suspicion arises however when so much hatred abounds among the Left.


91 posted on 10/04/2006 10:59:13 AM PDT by eleni121 ("Show me just what Mohammed brought:: evil and inhumanity")
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To: eleni121

Her daughter in law.


92 posted on 10/04/2006 11:08:08 AM PDT by linda_22003
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To: eleni121

I'm not aware that her daughter in law was a leftie, or hated her. You may have more reasons for your suspicions, however.


93 posted on 10/04/2006 11:08:49 AM PDT by linda_22003
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To: linda_22003

I suppose suspicion comes with living in a state where Hitlery Clinton was elected senator..and a nation that has been victimized by democrats.


94 posted on 10/04/2006 12:41:15 PM PDT by eleni121 ("Show me just what Mohammed brought:: evil and inhumanity")
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To: eleni121

Apparently there wasn't even another vehicle involved in this accident; the driver moved too far to one side, overcorrected, and flipped her vehicle.

Unless, of course, Hillary had planted super-strong magnets along that stretch of road...... (gasp!)


95 posted on 10/04/2006 2:04:59 PM PDT by linda_22003
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To: WatchingInAmazement

Helen was always thinking about 'what if' the government wanted to do ........... How would they do it?

Needless to say that she didn't trust them.


96 posted on 10/04/2006 2:30:26 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Illegal immigration Control and US Border Security - The jobs George W. Bush refuses to do.)
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To: linda_22003
Thanks for your apparent description of the event. But you obviously misread my concern. I never said that hillary was driving (does she even know how to drive?) the car or anywhere in the environs...but so what? Perhaps you haven't heard...People like the BJs and Soros crowd use their minions to do their dirty tricks. Conservatives must question and not just swallow things whole like you apparently do.

Now that you got you've satisfied your need to chuckle...there are far more serious matters afoot.
97 posted on 10/04/2006 2:33:25 PM PDT by eleni121 ("Show me just what Mohammed brought:: evil and inhumanity")
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To: eleni121; linda_22003

Yelena is not a Leftie and she most certainly didn't hate Helen! Helen was holding Yelenas baby in her arms when the accident happened.


98 posted on 10/04/2006 2:35:46 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Illegal immigration Control and US Border Security - The jobs George W. Bush refuses to do.)
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To: eleni121

Okay, I'm going to just back away slowly, since you seem to actually believe what you're saying.


99 posted on 10/04/2006 3:05:54 PM PDT by linda_22003
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To: linda_22003

I'm going to just back away slowly,




Whatever makes you tick----Hint: It's apparent to me that a remedial ed reading course is in your future.


100 posted on 10/04/2006 3:50:09 PM PDT by eleni121 ("Show me just what Mohammed brought:: evil and inhumanity")
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