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Schlafly's GOP Agenda (contents: 100% pure, unadulterated, kicka$$, conservatism))
The Eagle Forum ^ | 12/04/02 | Phylis Schlafly

Posted on 12/04/2002 11:50:11 AM PST by Dutchgirl

Congressional Agenda for 2003

Dec. 4, 2002

The clouds of election contests are behind us and a new Republican majority in both Houses of Congress will gather in January. It's time to reaffirm some basic Republican principles and move ahead with legislative implementation.

Principle #1. The American people, especially middle-class families, are overtaxed. Congress should accelerate and make permanent the tax cuts voted in 2001.

In particular, Congress should remedy the ridiculous and deceitful current law that eliminates the death tax in 2010 but reinstates it at high levels in 2011 and imposes a brand new tax on the heirs of the deceased called carryover basis. We don't want an epidemic of euthanasia in 2010.

Congress should abolish the Alternative Minimum Tax. And Congress should fulfill the Republican Platform promise to pass "legislation requiring a super-majority in both houses of Congress to raise taxes."

Principle #2. The chief problem with our health care system and its rising costs is the pervasive practice of "third party payment": i.e., the person receiving medical care has little or no control over how much is spent and for what purposes. Congress should pass genuine, workable Medical Savings Accounts, which were the alternative Republicans promised when they defeated Clinton's attempt to inflict us with universal government health care in 1994.

The time is ripe for individuals to retake control of their own health care spending. Even Dan Rather's CBS Evening News has been featuring the new breed of doctors who provide prompt and efficient medical care for cash while refusing payments by any government or private insurance.

Principle #3. Our government has the duty to protect the independence and sovereignty of the United States of America. The Senate should reject all United Nations treaties because they create committees of busybody foreigners to monitor U.S. compliance.

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) would force us to adopt the radical feminist agenda from abortion to textbook language revision. The Kyoto Protocol (Global Warming treaty) would force us to reduce our American standard of living by denying us the use of our own energy sources.

Neither is a Republican initiative: the former was signed by Jimmy Carter and the latter by Al Gore for Bill Clinton. We urge President Bush to unsign both treaties as he did to the Clinton-signed International Criminal Court Treaty.

Principle #4. Terrorism is primarily a problem of dangerous aliens coming into America because government policy allows them to violate and evade current laws, and because many laws and regulations encourage open-borders policies. America must make a choice: close our borders to people we suspect of intending to violate our laws OR put all law-abiding U.S. citizens under suspicion and allow government to curtail our civil liberties.

Congress should refuse to fund all plans to develop a national database that would integrate existing public and private databases containing personal information on American citizens. We don't want government monitoring our daily activities.

Congress should deny amnesty to illegal aliens and reject any revival of Section 245(i) amnesty because (as Senator Robert Byrd said) it is "sheer lunacy," and Congress should repeal Ted Kennedy's Diversity Visa Lottery immigrant program. Congress should deny visas to aliens from countries that sponsor terrorism, and order the State Department to terminate its ridiculous policy that mere advocacy of terrorism is not sufficient to deny a visa.

Congress should put a moratorium on the numbers of immigrants admitted until the Immigration and Naturalization Service puts into effect a system to find and track the thousands of aliens the Justice Department wants to question about terrorism. Congress should deport illegal aliens when caught; we don't want another John Lee Malvo.

Principle #5. It's time to put a stop to the era of federal judges legislating from the bench on social policy. The President should nominate and the Senate should confirm only judges who respect the U.S. Constitution as the source of their authority rather than their own political and social prejudices (e.g., against the Ten Commandments and the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag).

Principle #6. Republicans should remedy Majority Leader Tom Daschle's obstructionism in the Senate just adjourned. Both Houses should pass the legislation passed by the House in the last Congress but which Daschle refused to allow to come to a vote in the Senate, including a ban on partial-birth abortion, a ban on human cloning, the Child Custody Protection Act, and the proper definition of abstinence education for eligibility for federal funding.

Principle #7. The continuation of self-government depends on honest elections and an informed electorate. Congress should repeal the 1975 law that requires states to provide foreign-language ballots, amend the Motor Voter Law to permit states more latitude in cleaning up registration lists, and abolish provisional voting which amounts to same-day registration and makes post-election manipulation too easy.

This list is only a start. Stay tuned.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abortion; agenda; cedaw; healthcarereform; kyoto; motorvoter; partialbirth; schlafly; taxation; terrorism
cc: Trent Lott, Denny Hastert.
1 posted on 12/04/2002 11:50:11 AM PST by Dutchgirl
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To: Dutchgirl
"The clouds of election contests are behind us and a new Republican majority in both Houses of Congress will gather in January."

Wrong!

There is another Senate election this Saturday in Lousyana. More potential pain for Dim-0-RATS.

2 posted on 12/04/2002 12:00:16 PM PST by lormand
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To: Dutchgirl
I personally think those that get the most out of "THE TAXES I PAY" should be taxed at a highest rate based on the returned freebies you collect.
3 posted on 12/04/2002 12:04:53 PM PST by chachacha
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To: Dutchgirl
Schlafly's on the mark with everyone of these proposals, except I'd go one step further with the UN...I'd kick them out of here.
4 posted on 12/04/2002 12:06:40 PM PST by Reaganwuzthebest
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To: Dutchgirl
AMEN to all of that.
5 posted on 12/04/2002 12:07:57 PM PST by RAT Patrol
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To: Reaganwuzthebest
The UN would make an excellent Welfare Hotel for the Homeless.
6 posted on 12/04/2002 12:17:04 PM PST by Hermann the Cherusker
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To: Dutchgirl
To paraphrase the irreverent Bill Clinton - It's the spending, stupid. Tax cuts are irrelevant as long as govt spending continues to increase. Does anyone truly think the Republicans will decrease spending and reduce the size and scope of govt now that they control every branch?


7 posted on 12/04/2002 12:20:18 PM PST by JT_Lancer
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To: Dutchgirl
Phylis Schlafly hits another one out of the park.

She has been one of the best and most consistent conservative activist warriors in the GOP for the last generation---and while I don't always agree with her, she is still an American hero in my book.
8 posted on 12/04/2002 12:24:04 PM PST by EternalVigilance
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To: Dutchgirl
Schlafly (one of my hero's) bump.......I almost got to see her speak in Ithaca a couple weeks ago, but a huge traffic (not mine) accident caught me on the freeway for 2 hours that night. : (
9 posted on 12/04/2002 12:25:20 PM PST by nicmarlo
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To: Dutchgirl
BTTT
10 posted on 12/04/2002 12:42:28 PM PST by hattend
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To: Dutchgirl
This is it!!! She's the ONE!!!! Let's get her a membership at Augusta!!!! What a HOOT that would be!!!
11 posted on 12/04/2002 12:46:31 PM PST by conservaDave
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A Proud Eagle BUMP
12 posted on 12/04/2002 12:54:58 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: Dutchgirl
Unfortunately, Schafly is a lonely voice in the wilderness. I doubt Republicans will pay much attention to her excellent ideas, thereby guaranteeing another gradual GOP fade-out similiar to the years after the unprecedented 1994 Republican Revolution.

But don't worry. The drunken, wife-beating T-shirt wearing GOP will come back to their conservative spouses again in 2004 and beg for forgiveness.

13 posted on 12/04/2002 12:56:01 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Dutchgirl
Priniciples 1, 2, 4, 5 and 7 sound good to me. Just remember that #5 cuts both ways, ie. "pro-Ten Commandments."

Principle 6: politics as usual but let's get federal involvement out the schools and bring it back to the local level where it belongs, mkay?

Principle 3: blanket statements like this are just dumb and arrogant. I'm going to say something that's probably going to get me hammered here but: "The United Nations is a good thing. We need a world-wide dialogue and global resolutions to our problems." Does that sound crazy?

14 posted on 12/04/2002 12:56:40 PM PST by CapedCrusader
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To: Dutchgirl
Only trouble is dashole & the demons still have the votes to filibuster.
15 posted on 12/04/2002 1:00:34 PM PST by johnb838
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To: Dutchgirl
Great post!

I read Ann Coulter's book Slander and she revealed how smart Phyllis Schlafly really is, which is seldom if ever made known in the press. She usaully is maligned in as an extreme right winger.

She has degrees from Havard, graduating very high in her class, as well as accomplishing many other academic and professional achievements while raising a family.

There is no comparsion be Phyllis Schlafly and the left's Gloria Steiman as far as brains, achievements, etc.

16 posted on 12/04/2002 1:09:10 PM PST by NEWwoman
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To: CapedCrusader
Principle 3: blanket statements like this are just dumb and arrogant. I'm going to say something that's probably going to get me hammered here but: "The United Nations is a good thing. We need a world-wide dialogue and global resolutions to our problems." Does that sound crazy?

Why is it a good thing? What specific good has it done the U.S.? How are we prevented from having dialogue without it?

Principle 3 reads as follows: Our government has the duty to protect the independence and sovereignty of the United States of America. The Senate should reject all United Nations treaties because they create committees of busybody foreigners to monitor U.S. compliance. Which of those sentences do you believe is incorrect?

17 posted on 12/04/2002 1:10:44 PM PST by workerbee
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To: EternalVigilance
"Phylis Schlafly hits another one out of the park.

She has been one of the best and most consistent conservative activist warriors in the GOP for the last generation---and while I don't always agree with her, she is still an American hero in my book. "

I agree. She is a true role model for the American conservative. How she maintains the energy, I'll never know!
18 posted on 12/04/2002 1:17:49 PM PST by alwaysconservative
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To: CapedCrusader
Principle 3: blanket statements like this are just dumb and arrogant. I'm going to say something that's probably going to get me hammered here but: "The United Nations is a good thing. We need a world-wide dialogue and global resolutions to our problems." Does that sound crazy?

Yes it does, but not for the reasons you apparently think.

The debating society you laud isn't what the UN is all about nor is it the danger Ms. Schlafley cites (although if Saddam completes a WOD and smuggles it out of the country while Kofi sweetheart dithers, you will start to realize how dangerous an organization it is). Her concern is multilateral treaties that become supreme law of the land and then have managing secretariats of paid activists that define their terms and applications AFTER ratification. If you want to know where many of the property rights abuses pursuant to the Endangered Species Act or Clean Water Act originated (that have harmed both humans and nature), you need look no further than the UN. UN bureaucrats are now publishing documents specifying land use in the US, the manner of our children's education, gay rights, abortion rights, rights of "migratory peoples"...

You clearly have a lot to learn about the UN. Its true purpose is racketeering and organized crime at the expense of your rights and liberties. Best you had get started with your education.

19 posted on 12/04/2002 1:25:16 PM PST by Carry_Okie
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To: workerbee
Let's start with "busybody". We don't live in a vacuum.
20 posted on 12/04/2002 1:28:57 PM PST by CapedCrusader
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To: Carry_Okie
Thanks. I'll look into this website when I have the time and school myself on your position.

But at first blush, I'll say that "soveriegnty" doesn't mean the unbridled right of the might to run roughshod over the wishes and best interests of the other people on this planet. But maybe I'm too idealistic.

21 posted on 12/04/2002 1:32:44 PM PST by CapedCrusader
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
But don't worry. The drunken, wife beating T-shirt wearing GOP will come back to their conservative spouses again in 2004 and beg for forgiveness....


....and be forgiven. And then the whole abusive cycle will begin again. And on and on and on and on and........
22 posted on 12/04/2002 1:33:24 PM PST by ricpic
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To: CapedCrusader
We need a world-wide dialogue and global resolutions to our problems

What problems in particular are we not truly able to handle on our own or with "dialog" with like minded(ie) "democratic and freedom loving" nations?
The UN is the worst form of democracy, when countries like the Sudan, which uses the euphemism "abduction" for the sale of christian women and children into slavery- actually sits on the UN Human Rights Council! Why the UN? why not dialog with NATO, the WTO, G8 or other loose affiliation that does not presume to chastise the US for its sovereignty?

If your son or daughter were in the military, would you EVER, under any circumstances, trust the UN to deploy OUR troops? If so, please state the circumstances and describe the actions that the UN has taken- in the last decade, to have won your esteem?

23 posted on 12/04/2002 2:11:43 PM PST by Dutchgirl
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To: CapedCrusader
Your view of the UN is what it was intended to be, and was initially sold as. This is like most liberal programs, they have "good intentions".

What you have to look at is the results. The UN has become a group of brutal dictators who prop up other brutal dictators and who constantly seek ways to drain the riches of our successful free society.

24 posted on 12/04/2002 2:17:47 PM PST by MrB
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To: JT_Lancer
I have to say that Bushies "non-cut" of wages for federal employees-- stopping their 18% across the board raise-- is a step in the right direction. The plan to competitively bid and out-source portions of the bureaucracy is another winner. It makes it that much easier to end a progam by cancelling a contract in someone's district, rather than dealing with nationalised unions. I don't mind a few bones thrown to appointees, if the end result is the shrinkage of our government in every area but the military.

If competive bidding is open to religious organizations, then we don't need an office of faith based initiatives. (The Salvation Army pretty much serves as the probation arm of the State of Florida, and we are mighty pleased with the arrangement.)

If vouchers become the wave of the future, we will see the end of the power of teachers unions, and a huge shrinkage of Federal funding for education.

Of course it depends on people holding their elected officials to account...which is another reason I like Eagle Forum. I suspect that somewhere on next weeks list will be tort reform. Beautiful words, I think I'll type them again.
tort reform

25 posted on 12/04/2002 2:31:25 PM PST by Dutchgirl
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Anybody on the horizon to defeat Finegold?
26 posted on 12/04/2002 2:37:14 PM PST by CPT Clay
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To: CPT Clay
Paul Ryan could beat him, but wont commit to running against the liberal idiot.
27 posted on 12/04/2002 2:48:55 PM PST by myself6
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To: Dutchgirl
Hunger, over-population, industrialization and pollution, to start.

I agree there are egregious flaws, but its the only global court we've got, and it's really not that old. The "global community" in itself is just a baby. Obviously, we need generations to continually work on these problems and rectify injustices.

I just get tired hearing "abandon the UN" and other woefully myopic isolationist hoo-ha.

And, yes, I would trust the UN to deploy my son or daughter. Bosnia, for instance. And I would expect our troops to adhere to the same standard of conduct set for other countries' troops.

28 posted on 12/04/2002 2:49:26 PM PST by CapedCrusader
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To: MrB
Point me to the evidence, MrB.
29 posted on 12/04/2002 2:50:18 PM PST by CapedCrusader
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To: CapedCrusader
Should I rip this guy apart our would someone else enjoy doing it?

Caped Crusader, I really hope you can back up you platitudes.

hehe.


30 posted on 12/04/2002 2:56:19 PM PST by myself6
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To: Hermann the Cherusker
The UN would make an excellent Welfare Hotel for the Homeless.

That would be an improvement considering it's currently a lunatic asylum.

31 posted on 12/04/2002 3:20:12 PM PST by Reaganwuzthebest
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To: myself6
Debate and bring it on, myself6. That is if you have the chops.

Do you advocate expelling the US out of the UN and vice versa? If so, why? Evidence, por favor.

I do not and have "backed up my platitudes" with principled belief.

32 posted on 12/04/2002 3:27:45 PM PST by CapedCrusader
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To: CapedCrusader
Hunger, over-population, industrialization and pollution, to start

On 9/11, Harry Belafonte was on "Today", expressing his displeasure with the US for not sending a representative to the UN conference on "racism." Racism, according to the UN, is what America practices by not engaging in dialogue regarding "reparations" to descendants of slaves in the US. "Racism" according to the UN, has nothing to do with the modern day enslavement of christians, or the murder of millions in Rwanda, because these are/were crimes perpetrated by black people on black people.

The UN is morally bankrupt. They have turned a blind eye to genocide to avoid antagonizing petty dictators.

America is no longer committed to a "World Court", thank God for Bush, having the back bone to refuse to sign on to a litigious nightmare.

It is interesting that you believe that the UN, which has proven to be a cesspool of mismanagement and fraud, is the organization best equipped to deal with these problems.

The political response to "over-population" is the one child policy of China. The political response to hunger has been to appease the war lords who feed their armies with UN supplies (Taliban). The problems of industrialization and pollution are actually the same. Emerging nations sacrifice the environment for quick profit and jobs. Being green is a luxury that most third world countries cannot yet afford. The solution, as we are beginning to see in South America, is more industry, to create more wealth so that once the most urgent priority, survival, is taken care of, resources can be conserved. But that is an economic solution, not a political one, and therefore it cannot be embraced by the UN marxists.

as for Bosnia. USA Today, not a conservative publication, described our involvement this way:

NATO in Bosnia: NATO is responsible for patrolling the no-fly zone over Bosnia, designed to stop an air war. NATO airstrikes have been called when U.N. commanders on the ground, their civilian chief and NATO commanders agree on them. On Wednesday, U.N. Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali delegated his authority to the U.N. commander in former Yugoslavia, meaning military men will now decide whether to engage in more vigorous air strikes. (mine) US troops are under Nato, not UN command.)

Originally, U.N. peacekeepers were to go to former Yugoslavia to patrol the truce in Croatia. By summer of 1992, their role had broadened to include ensuring humanitarian aid deliveries to millions of needy, especially in Bosnia. Since then, the Security Council has passed about 70 vague and often conflicting resolutions governing the peacekeepers' mission across former Yugoslavia. The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees has been the principle deliverer of aid on which millions depend in Bosnia, Croatia and Serbia.

I work with severla Bosnian refugees. They described the corruption of the UN seen first hand. They were assisted out by Catholic Charities.

33 posted on 12/04/2002 3:41:30 PM PST by Dutchgirl
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To: nicmarlo
You missed a treat not getting to hear her. I did when she came to Memphis a few years ago. Boy did she sock it to them in a NO nonsense way.
34 posted on 12/04/2002 3:49:51 PM PST by GailA
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To: Dutchgirl
You bring up good points, Dutchgirl. My only point is my belief that abandoning the only world court will do us (and the world) more harm than good. Fight corruption at the UN? Absopositively. But let's not throw out the baby with the bathwater. 'Tis my only point.

35 posted on 12/04/2002 3:54:18 PM PST by CapedCrusader
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To: Dutchgirl
I've long considered Phyllis Schlafly to be a clear thinking, rational, fearless conservative...able to debate rings around the "rats".

We need to hear more from her.
36 posted on 12/04/2002 4:18:30 PM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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To: Dutchgirl
Phyllis has been a voice of reason for many years. She is one of the reasons I became a conservative. Her views deserve more attention from the Republican party.
37 posted on 12/04/2002 4:52:14 PM PST by janetgreen
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To: CapedCrusader
the u.s. does not need the u.n., we do need a vehicle to moderate the actions of the rest of the lunatic world... by taking pre-emptive strikes on supporters of terrorism in the name of preventing WOMD from being deployed, if the u.s. were out of the u.n. those nut jobs would vote to strike us to end our raping and destroying the environment... they would not win... but they would try now that a precedent has been set...
38 posted on 12/04/2002 4:54:51 PM PST by teeman8r
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To: Dutchgirl
the new breed of doctors who provide prompt and efficient medical care for cash while refusing payments by any government or private insurance.

Glad to hear it.

39 posted on 12/04/2002 4:58:31 PM PST by Lizavetta
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To: CapedCrusader
Fight corruption at the UN?

The UN is built on corruption. The UN is incompatible with anything other than corruption and could not survive without it. The UN is the guilty conscience of the modern western world that has always been ashamed of its successes to the point of self destruction..

40 posted on 12/04/2002 5:04:38 PM PST by Texasforever
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To: Texasforever
Says you.
41 posted on 12/04/2002 5:28:09 PM PST by CapedCrusader
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To: Dutchgirl
This agenda should be cast in gold. However, Phylis Schlafly is further evidence 'America's best' are only good enough to stand on the sidelines.
42 posted on 12/04/2002 5:34:29 PM PST by F16Fighter
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To: Dutchgirl
This great lady will be a featured speaker at CPAC.

I am going to CPAC, if I have to walk!!!!!
43 posted on 12/04/2002 6:01:32 PM PST by CyberAnt
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To: CapedCrusader
Sorry for the long pause, had a major crises pop up on the network that demanded my attention. ( I really despise telco )


Lets talk about the "World court"...


The foundation of this country is the Constitution. The Constitution sets up a limited federal government that has checks and balances on power. It gives the ELECTED officials in the legislative body the power to create laws that do not contradict the constitution itself. It gives the elected and appointed ( appointed by ELECTED officals) officials in the judicial branch the power to enforce the laws created by the ELECTED officials in the legislative branch and signed by the executive branch. All this in an attempt to regulate the power that federal government can wield over the soverign citizens of the union of states.

The "world court" destroys this concept. The "world court" is not bound by our constitution and the founding principles of this nation. It enforces laws created by people that are not bound to our constitution and elected by the citizens of the states. It power is NOT checked and balanced. It is EVERYTHING that the founders of this country despised and feared.

The World court is unconstitutional so therfore the US cannot be part of it and the citizens of the states cannot be under its jurisdiction. If the other nations wish to submit themselves to this autocracy, let them have it.
44 posted on 12/05/2002 7:50:38 AM PST by myself6
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To: CapedCrusader
We need a world-wide dialogue and global resolutions to our problems." Does that sound crazy?

The only thing crazy is WE don't need it THEY need it for THEIR problems..

45 posted on 12/05/2002 8:01:11 AM PST by lewislynn
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To: CapedCrusader
Well?

You asked me to bring it on...
Ive given you a taste of the "chops"...

Typical liberal.

46 posted on 12/05/2002 12:45:51 PM PST by myself6
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To: myself6; CPT Clay; afraidfortherepublic; WIMom; steveegg
If Ryan has a ghost of a chance of beating Feingold he better start now. The only other scenario that might work would be if Tommy Thompson came back and ran against him. (Although I would be curious to get folks' opinions on whether McCallum, Sensenbrenner or other pubbies could win)

Whatever happens, the WI GOP better back their nominee to the hilt- I still feel either Neumann or Bob Welch could have beat Feingold if they'd had more support from their party. Instead, the RINOS in WI allowed them to be demonized as "extremists."

47 posted on 12/05/2002 12:55:31 PM PST by mafree
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
The drunken, wife-beating T-shirt wearing GOP will come back to their conservative spouses again in 2004 and beg for forgiveness.

Huh????

48 posted on 12/05/2002 1:08:31 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: mafree
If Ryan has a ghost of a chance of beating Feingold he better start now...

Feingold's finance reform Bill has just been discredited by the courts in Hawaii. We should make a big deal of his move against Freedom of Speech.

49 posted on 12/05/2002 1:10:25 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic; Extremely Extreme Extremist
Translation (E3, did I get this right?):

Those RINOs out there, who realize that we've got nowhere else to go, will continue the cycle of pretending to like us conservatives every election, knowing that without us, they can't win; then when we give the keys to government to them, they'll take every opportunity to pass the major parts of the DemonRAT platform.

50 posted on 12/05/2002 1:38:59 PM PST by steveegg
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