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  • Answering the John Birch Society Questions about Article V

    02/18/2014 1:39:08 PM PST · by Jacquerie · 60 replies
    Convention of States ^ | Michael Farris, JD, LLM
    The John Birch Society describes itself as a constitutionalist organization, yet it is highly critical of a very important component of the Constitution. The JBS does not like Article V’s provision that allows the States to unilaterally propose and ratify amendments to the Constitution. George Mason demanded that this provision be included in Article V because he correctly forecast the situation we face today. He predicted that Washington, D.C. would violate its constitutional limitations and the States would need to make adjustments to the constitutional text in order to rein in the abuse of power by the federal government. Current...
  • Socialists and Soros Fight for Article V Convention

    01/16/2014 4:59:35 PM PST · by Slyfox · 156 replies
    The New American ^ | January 15, 2014 | Joe Wolverton II
    Recently, The New American has reported on the efforts by radio talk show host Mark Levin and others to push for a constitutional convention (a convention of the states, in the parlance of the proponents). In his new book, Levin argues that such a convention is the last hope “to reform the federal government from its degenerate, bloated, imperial structure back to its (smaller) republican roots.” Unfortunately, many otherwise well-educated and well-meaning conservatives have succumbed to Levin’s siren song and they have gone so far as to deny the constitutionality of nullification and to insist that an Article V convention...
  • The Rise of the Neo-Birchers

    04/30/2013 7:07:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 128 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 30, 2013 | Paul Greenberg
    A cancer is eating away at a once Grand Old Party, and if the party doesn't wake up and take precautions, it may wind up only a shadow of its better self -- a hollowed-out refuge for haters and paranoids and the kind of ideological parasites that can reduce a major party to a minor one. The historian Richard Hofstadter spoke of a "paranoid style in American politics," and noted its "sense of heated exaggeration, suspiciousness, and conspiratorial fantasy." He called it "an old and recurrent phenomenon in our public life," one that it isn't confined to left or right....
  • Brian Terry’s Family Sues Over Botched “Fast and Furious” Operation

    12/18/2012 10:21:59 AM PST · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    The New American ^ | December 17, 2012 | Brian Koenig
    The family of slain Border Patrol agent Brian Terry is suing federal officials and a gun shop over the botched “Fast and Furious” gunrunning operation that remains a dark stain on the Obama administration’s disgraced Justice Department. Terry was shot and killed on December 14, 2010, during a firefight north of the Arizona-Mexico border between border agents and men who had crossed the southern border to rob a group of drug smugglers. Assault rifles obtained by a straw buyer for the gunrunning ring targeted in the Fast and Furious operation were found in the aftermath of the firefight. To add...
  • Gun-free Zones Called "Magnets for Mass Shooters"

    12/18/2012 10:16:07 AM PST · by Perseverando · 12 replies
    The New American ^ | December 17, 2012 | Jack Kenny
    Gun-free zones are invitations to mass murder, gun-rights advocates argued after a lone gunman's shooting rampage at the Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, Friday left 20 children and six adults dead. John Lott, author of the controversial 1999 bestseller More Guns, Less Crime, said in an interview with Newsmax.com Saturday it is no coincidence that mass shootings with multiple victims occur repeatedly in designated gun-free zones such as schools, shopping malls, and movie theaters. "The problem is, whether it is the Portland [Oregon] shooting earlier this week, or the Connecticut shooting Friday, or the Sikh temple attack in...
  • John Birch Society: Rick Perry Proposed Bi-National Health Insurance with Mexico

    09/05/2011 4:59:14 PM PDT · by Tempest · 166 replies
    The New American ^ | 05 September 2011 | Kelly Holt
    The article focused on Perry’s comments at a Border Summit speech in south Texas (8-22-01), days before the 9-11 attacks, about bi-national health insurance — Texas-funded coverage for both U.S. and Mexican border residents. The governor’s statement favored a study, required by the Legislature, about "the feasibility of bi-national health insurance.” The DMN continued, "Katherine Cesinger, spokeswoman for Perry’s campaign, downplayed the topic of bi-national health insurance. 'A bill was passed by the Legislature that authorized a study to look into this issue, which ultimately concluded there were numerous barriers to accomplishing that idea, and the Legislature took no further...
  • WikiLeaks Exposes North American Integration Plot

    05/26/2011 11:48:52 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 59 replies
    New American ^ | Monday, 02 May 2011 21:00 | Alex Newman
    As early as January of 2005, high-ranking officials were discussing the best way to sell the idea of North American “integration” to the public and policymakers while getting around national constitutions. The prospect of creating a monetary unit to replace national currencies was a hot topic as well. Some details of the schemes were exposed in a secret 2005 U.S. embassy cable from Ottawa signed by then-Ambassador Paul Cellucci. The document was released by WikiLeaks on April 28. But so far, it has barely attracted any attention in the United States, Canada, or Mexico beyond a few mentions in some...
  • Signs Point To Yes For Herman Cain Presidential Run

    03/16/2011 12:15:57 AM PDT · by pissant · 56 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall ^ | 3/15/11 | Katie Pavlich
    "My toe is no longer in the water, it's all the way up to my neck," Cain said. "I think I have a great chance of not only winning the nomination but the Presidency." That was the message in a conference call with the potential GOP presidential candidate Monday night, telling bloggers things are going really well as he continues his work with his presidential exploratory committee. Just weeks ago, Cain won the straw poll at the tea party American Policy Summit in Phoenix, easily beating big names like Ron Paul, Sarah Palin, Tim Pawlenty and Mitt Romney. However, Cain...
  • The Betrayal Of America 1991: 1 1/2 Hrs On Why START Treaty Will Be A Disaster

    12/16/2010 10:27:01 PM PST · by RINOS ARE RADICALS · 11 replies
    CSPAN ^ | October 11, 1991
    Charles Krauthammer, who thinks Russia is not a real threat and other so called experts like Colin Powell, explain why disaming from the enemy who is stronger than ever makes sense? No wonder Gorbachev is dying to have this passed. Wake up America!!
  • Palin takes shot at McCain camp for not defending her (RINO FIGHT!)

    07/22/2010 5:43:50 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 219 replies · 3+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-07-22 | Eric Zimmermann
    Though the post-election infighting between Sarah Palin and the McCain team has largely died down, the former Alaska governor took one more shot at her former running mate’s campaign on Thursday. In an interview with the Daily Caller, Palin said Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) camp didn’t do enough to defend her record when it came under attack. “To not have had the McCain campaign staff defend my record was an insurmountable challenge, because once a bell is rung, it’s impossible to un-ring,” Palin told the website.
  • Of Beck and the Birchers (is there an internecine warfare on the right?)

    06/28/2010 7:07:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | 06/27/2010 | Daniel Foster
    This Matthew Continetti  cover story — on Glenn Beck, Rick Santelli, and the Tea Party — from the latest Weekly Standard has recently been the locus of a bit of internecine warfare on the right.One of Beck's producers called it "intentionally misleading," a "collection of lies," and "a hit piece barely worthy of Media Matters." He also provided a toll-free number readers could use to cancel their subscriptions to TWS (while bizarrely claiming that he didn't support boycotts).Now, Beck and his associates have been known to avail themselves of the full emotive power of the English language to press home...
  • The NAFTA Superhighway Is Alive and Well

    04/20/2010 5:06:50 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 34 replies · 733+ views
    The New American ^ | April 14, 2010 | Kelly Holt
    On March 19, 2010, Jerome Corsi’s weekly financial strategies newsletter, "RedAlert," reported that Canada‘s Manitoba province is devoting a portion of its website to promoting Canada’s portion of the NAFTA Superhighway system, the Mid-Continent Trade Corridor. While interested parties, especially the State of Texas and many national publications, have downplayed or denied that plans even exist to build Superhighways from Mexico through Canada, our northern neighbors have gone full steam ahead with their plans to augment this system. The website displays a map showing the connection of the Mid-Continent Trade and Transportation Corridor with the much-vilified American NAFTA Superhighway (IH-35)...
  • McCain Proposes Indefinite Detention Without Trial for Citizens (MCCAIN ASSAULTS THE CONSTITUTION)

    04/18/2010 7:09:37 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 221 replies · 4,555+ views
    The New American ^ | 2010-04-18 | Thomas R. Eddlem
    Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) has introduced a bill that would allow the President to imprison an unlimited number of American citizens (as well as foreigners) indefinitely without trial. Known as The Enemy Belligerent Interrogation, Detention, and Prosecution Act of 2010, or S. 3081, the bill authorizes the President to deny a detainee a trial by jury simply by designating that person an “enemy belligerent.” The bill, which has eight cosponsors, explicitly names U.S. citizens as among those who can be detained indefinitely without trial: An individual, including a citizen of the United States, determined to be an unprivileged enemy belligerent...
  • Sarah Palin, Enigma (Supporters having serious doubts, McCain endorsement, Kittens have NO doubt)

    01/25/2010 9:45:18 AM PST · by FrankRep · 301 replies · 4,924+ views
    The New American ^ | 25 January 2010 | Bob Adelmann
    When Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin announced her support for three prominent Republicans, her Facebook statement entitled “Ride the Tide with Commonsense Candidates” resounded with laudibles such as supporting those who offer “commonsense government,” and those “who promise to fight FOR the people and AGAINST politics as usual.” by Bob Adelmann SOURCE:http://www.thenewamerican.com/index.php/usnews/politics/2806-sarah-palin-enigma
  • John Birch Society and Mormon Prophecies about the US Constitution

    01/10/2010 12:47:27 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 123 replies · 2,813+ views
    Evangel Magazine (?) | 2002 | Dennis A. Wright
    "...G. Vance Smith, a committed Mormon, now leads the Society. Vance Smith is systematically removing people from leadership positions within the John Birch Society and replacing them with Mormons. One gathers that Smith does not feel that he is accountable to the membership concerning his reasons for the replacement of longtime leadership. There seems to be no accountability factor. Longtime Birchers are leaving the Society en masse. There seems to be a major concern that the Society is fast becoming a puppet for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. One document that I received suggests that Smith's course...
  • Free Republic Founder Joins Boycott Of CPAC

    12/21/2009 12:14:29 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 300 replies · 14,222+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 12-21-09
    The founder of the website "Free Republic", Jim Robinson, has joined a growing boycott of the CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) due to a homosexual activist group sponsoring the event. GOProud, a group that advocates same-sex "marriage," a repeal of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, and "expanding access to domestic partner benefits" for homosexuals, is listed as a sponsor of the event at CPAC's website. Mr. Robinson has joined a number of conservative activists including Liberty University Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr., Liberty Counsel founder and chairman Mat Staver, and Gary Glenn, president of the American Family Association of...
  • Are the Tea Parties about to be co-opted?

    09/30/2009 4:44:44 PM PDT · by taildragger · 40 replies · 1,768+ views
    09/30/2009 | taildragger
    I was listening to Hugh Hewitt tonight. He had on a group "Contract From America". The folks from the organization mentioned a split with a gent named Williams and what made my hair stand on end was their desire to make the movement "mainstream". I thought those of us with a Tea Party mentality are the mainstream of American Life, as we define it. My gut feel and I hope I am wrong, I smell a RINO cabal. Tell me I a wrong......
  • It's a Jungle Out There

    02/28/2002 2:48:47 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 1 replies · 490+ views
    Financial Sense ^ | Monday, February 18, 2002 | J. R. Nyquist
    The world is full of bad people doing bad things. There are regimes that persecute Christians, Buddhists and others. There are double-crossing generals, arms and drug traffickers, treacherous diplomats and false fronts. There are double agents and blackmailed politicians. There is blood in the streets, revolution, war and hatred in today's world. You wouldn't know it from looking out a suburban window in America. But beyond our borders things aren't nice. People are suffering. On Feb. 11 FoxNews.com reported that Chinese authorities were cracking down on Christian churches that operate outside government control. Nearly 24,000 Christians have recently been arrested ...
  • Ron Paul Speaks at Aaron Russo Memorial Service

    09/09/2007 9:19:10 PM PDT · by NapkinUser · 46 replies · 1,725+ views
    Ron Paul 2008 ^ | September 09, 2007 | Kent Synder
    <p>Congressman Ron Paul spoke at the memorial service for Aaron Russo Friday morning in West Hollywood, California.</p> <p>Mr. Russo had a long and accomplished career in the entertainment industry and was a leading advocate in the freedom movement. He was one of the first public figures to endorse Dr. Paul for president in January of this year.</p>
  • Protester removed from Fred Thompson event

    07/25/2007 1:34:43 PM PDT · by Jokelahoma · 322 replies · 5,473+ views
    CNN Political Ticker ^ | 07/25/07 | Steve Brusk
    HOUSTON, Texas (CNN) – A woman screaming “you’re not a real conservative, sir” was removed by police from a welcoming reception for likely GOP presidential candidate Fred Thompson Wednesday morning. A second protester was also taken from the room. Houston police officers escorted the woman — as well as a man — from the hangar at Hobby Airport, where Thompson was shaking hands with a crowd of supporters. They were not arrested. The woman questioned Thompson as he talked to reporters. She asked him why he was a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and noted that the organization...
  • NYT: Ron Paul for President... of the 'Wackos'? [Birchers, Israel-Haters, etc.]

    07/20/2007 4:27:18 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 615 replies · 8,302+ views
    Editor and Publisher.com ^ | 07/20/07 | E&P Staff
    NEW YORK A feature piece in this coming Sunday's New York Times Magazine on Republican candidate for president, Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, portrays his followers as including a wild mix of "wackos" on both ends of the political spectrum. Paul, a libertarian, has been gaining media and public attention of late. The cover line reads: "A Genuine Radical for President." The headline inside: "The Antiwar, Anti-Abortion, Anti-Drug-Enforcement-Administration, Anti-medicare Candidacy of Dr. Ron Paul." The article closes with the author, Christopher Caldwell, attending a Ron Paul Meetup in Pasadena. The co-host, Connie Ruffley of United Republicans of California, admits she...
  • Ron Paul for President -- Of the 'Wackos'?

    07/22/2007 3:22:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 1,066+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | July 20, 2007
    A feature piece in this coming Sunday's New York Times Magazine on Republican candidate for president, Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, portrays his followers as including a wild mix of "wackos" on both ends of the political spectrum. Paul, a libertarian, has been gaining media and public attention of late. The cover line reads: "A Genuine Radical for President." The headline inside: "The Antiwar, Anti-Abortion, Anti-Drug-Enforcement-Administration, Anti-medicare Candidacy of Dr. Ron Paul." The article closes with the author, Christopher Caldwell, attending a Ron Paul Meetup in Pasadena. The co-host, Connie Ruffley of United Republicans of California, admits she once was...
  • With John Birch Society, it's the same old drill

    03/22/2006 7:26:16 AM PST · by sinkspur · 175 replies · 3,071+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 3/22/2006 | Steve Blow
    Who says time travel isn't possible? I got a bona fide '60s flashback last week when I attended a meeting of the John Birch Society. Remember them? Frankly, I was astonished to learn the Birch Society still exists. Shouldn't it have crumbled along with the Berlin Wall? For those too young to remember, the Birch Society was one of many groups fighting the global menace of communism. But of all the patriots standing foursquare against communism, the Birchers were always the ones in tin-foil hats. Or so it seemed. Bless their hearts, they were sort of the kooky cousins of...
  • Bring 'Em Home! [Right-Wing Peacenik Alert]

    12/23/2005 9:52:42 PM PST · by Fiji Hill · 8 replies · 919+ views
    The New American ^ | January 9, 2006 | William Norman Grigg
    The Iraq War is an unconstitutional, unjustifiable conflict devouring innocent lives and abetting the growth of an increasingly lawless leviathan state. It must be ended -- now. Twenty-one-year-old Matthew Holley, born in Idaho and raised in Chula Vista, California, was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq on November 15. A three-time AAU Karate champion and accomplished artist, Holley followed in his father's footsteps by enlisting in the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne. "It made me very proud that he actually wanted to be like his dad," recalled Holley's father, John, at the young soldier's December 2 funeral. Matthew got...
  • DFU SONG: Camelot (Wayne Madsen calls us white supremacists, Birchers, etc)

    07/26/2005 2:21:40 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 12 replies · 725+ views
    DFU SONGS | 7-2005 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
  • Putin: Ally or Terrorist? (Russian FSB/KGB Real Culprits Behind "Chechen Terrorism")

    09/21/2004 8:24:29 PM PDT · by GIJoel · 664 replies · 11,270+ views
    The New American ^ | February 2002 | William Jasper
    Putin: Ally or Terrorist? by William F. Jasper Counting Vladimir Putin as an ally against terrorism ignores his career in the murderous KGB/FSB and his ongoing support for terrorist regimes and organizations. ‘‘Lena Goncharuk, aged 38, said that she was the only one to survive out of a group of six who were ordered out of the cellar where they had been hiding and shot at point blank range. Resting in her hospital bed, her voice barely rising above a whisper, she said she had survived only by pretending to be dead." So reported Paul Wood from the Chechen border...