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  • Paul Weyrich Warns Conservatives on Romney and Endorses Gingrich From the Grave

    01/29/2012 3:01:12 PM PST · by OneVike · 12 replies
    Politijim's Rants ^ | 1/28/12 | Politijim
    Q: Given his secular nature, given some of his personal difficulties in the past, is Newt Gingrich, in your view, suited to be President?Weyrich: Well, a lot of people have failings. The real question is not whether he has failed in the past. There is no man who lives who does not sin. The question is whether he has acknowledged these failings and intends to do something about them. So I don't consider him unfit for office because of what he's done. A lot of people would be disqualified were that the case. I think it's unfortunate. I think...
  • The Protocols of the Elders of Christendom?

    03/27/2010 11:00:49 PM PDT · by neverdem · 16 replies · 739+ views
    American Thinker ^ | March 28, 2010 | Alan Roebuck
    Theocracy-watcher Katherine Yurica calls it "the most immoral political program ever adopted by a political movement in this country." At Illuminati Conspiracy Archive, Paul and Phillip Collins say that it "echoes the revolutionary fervor of Robespierre's radical Jacobinism." The object of this fear and loathing? An obscure essay (now available only on web archives) titled "The Integration of Theory and Practice: A Program for the New Traditionalist Movement," written in 2001 by Eric Heubeck, a former associate of the late Paul Weyrich at the Free Congress Foundation. Not only has his essay been removed from Free Congress's website, but Heubeck...
  • Former Virginia Gov. James Gilmore to lead Free Congress Foundation (Paul Weyrich passed away)

    12/30/2009 5:03:05 PM PST · by HokieMom · 6 replies · 437+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Dec 29, 2009 | AP
    RICHMOND -- Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore is the new president and chief executive officer of the Free Congress Foundation, a conservative think tank based in Alexandria. Mr. Gilmore, a Republican, announced his appointment by the foundation's board of directors Monday. The Free Congress Foundation was founded by conservative activist Paul Weyrich, who died a year ago.
  • Letter to Conservatives by Paul M. Weyrich

    06/03/2009 7:11:55 PM PDT · by PetroniusMaximus · 17 replies · 801+ views
    nationalcenter.org ^ | February 16, 1999 | Paul M. Weyrich
    February 16, 1999Ms. Amy RidenourNational Center for Public Policy Research777 N. Capitol Street, NESuite 803Washington, D.C. 20002-4201Dear Ms. Ridenour:Late last year, I had the opportunity of speaking to the Conservative Leadership Conference on the state of the conservative movement. I've given similar talks in the past, and usually they have focused on the most recent election or our situation in Congress or something similar. This time, the thoughts I offered were very different, and frankly rather radical. The strong, positive response they brought forth -- which came as something of a surprise to me -- has led me to think...
  • IPTV needs to be the next step for conservative media

    05/08/2009 7:41:09 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 16 replies · 934+ views
    Let's face it folks, we have the liberal media on the ropes. Drive by newspapers are dying. liberal broadcasts are setting record lows. Liberal cable outlets are always claiming 2nd, 3rd, etc best to Fox. So what's the next step?
  • Just Screwing Around

    02/09/2009 1:09:46 AM PST · by MartinaMisc · 24 replies · 2,140+ views
    Human Events ^ | 2/9/09 | D. R. Tucker
    February 12, 1999 was the day social conservatism died in America. On that bitter day, President Bill Clinton was acquitted in his impeachment trial. The United States Senate determined that his perjury and obstruction of justice in the Monica Lewinsky scandal did not warrant his removal from office; the Senate’s view was shared by two-thirds of the American people. With that decision, traditional American morality bit the dust. Four days after Clinton’s acquittal, the late Paul Weyrich wrote an open letter to the American conservative movement in which he declared: Cultural Marxism is succeeding in its war against our culture....
  • (Christopher Ruddy): Paul Weyrich: RIP

    12/22/2008 2:07:55 PM PST · by Publius804 · 5 replies · 528+ views
    www.newsmax.com ^ | December 22, 2008 | Christopher Ruddy
    Paul Weyrich: RIP Paul Weyrich, a leader of the conservative movement, was laid to rest today in Fairfax,Va. Paul was not a household name. He was well known to many in Washington, certainly in Republican circles. For Newsmax readers, he was an old friend. Almost from the beginning, Paul has been a contributing “Pundit” in Newsmax’s online commentary section. When I heard of Paul’s passing last Thursday, I thought of Bill Buckley’s death this year. When Buckley passed in February, he was eulogized as the intellectual father of Reagan conservatism. If Bill Buckley was the intellectual godfather, Paul Weyrich was...
  • A Conservative Lion Passes

    12/19/2008 3:51:28 PM PST · by epow · 6 replies · 551+ views
    Salute to Paul Weyrich ^ | 12/19/08 | John Rossomando
    Paul Weyrich, Architect Of The American Right, Dies At 66 By John Rossomando, The Bulletin Published: Friday, December 19, 2008 Few people have had as great an impact on American politics as Paul M. Weyrich, 66, a Bulletin columnist who passed away at 1 a.m., Thursday morning at Fair Oaks Hospital In Fairfax, Va. after years of illness, not far from his Fairfax home. He is survived by his wife, Joyce; daughters, Dawn Ceol and Diana Pascoe; sons, Peter, Stephen and Andrew; and numerous grandchildren. He can best be described as having been the founder and architect of the modern...
  • A Personal Remembrance

    12/18/2008 1:37:15 PM PST · by CampusKing · 5 replies · 519+ views
    ALG News ^ | December 18th, 2008 | Carter Clews
    Paul Weyrich died this morning. For those who never knew Paul, let that serve as a prologue to a story I hope you’ll retell many times for countless years to come. To those who did know Paul, it will likely serve as the final chapter in a story that changed the way we all lived. For the better. Hopefully for eons to come.
  • Conservative Leader Paul Weyrich Dies; First to Lead Heritage

    12/18/2008 6:01:12 AM PST · by Corin Stormhands · 102 replies · 4,507+ views
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | 12/18/08 | Heritage Foundation Blog
    Conservative Leader Paul Weyrich Dies; First to Lead Heritage
  • Ethanol, A Terrible Fuel Alternative

    11/26/2008 6:37:38 AM PST · by IbJensen · 163 replies · 3,909+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | 11/26/2008 | Paul M. Weyrich
    The use of ethanol and other renewable fuels supposedly helps gasoline burn cleaner creating less pollution. It also reduces America's reliance upon foreign oil. Last Monday the Environmental Protection Agency increased the amount of renewable automobile fuels required to be sold in the United States next year from 7.8 percent to 10.2 percent of the 138.5 billion gallons of gasoline projected to be consumed. This mandate mainly directs that higher levels of ethanol be mixed with gasoline. The higher standard is required by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, a law that requires the increased use of renewable...
  • A National Plague of Unlawful Voting

    10/18/2008 6:38:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 674+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | October 17, 2008 | Paul Weyrich
    I have always disliked the "goo-goo" types. That stands for good government, the people who want everybody to vote. I don't want the uninformed to vote because either they will vote the familiar name or they will vote the way somebody tells them to vote. The goo-goo crowd must be in seventh heaven because in Indianapolis 105% of the voting age population is eligible to vote. Thanks to the so-called nonpartisan Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), a great many people who are dead, invented or just plain silly have registered. On FOX News one ACORN representative admitted...
  • Offshore Drilling Ban

    10/03/2008 3:51:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies · 361+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | October 3, 2008 | Paul Weyrich
    An important event occurred this week, though it went largely unnoticed because of the economic turmoil on Wall Street. On September 30 Congress allowed the 27-year-old ban on offshore oil drilling to expire. This is very good news for Americans and for our energy independence. Conversely, it should be bad news for the world's tyrants who profit enormously from our dependence upon their vast oil resources. One can hope that the expiration of this ban permanently ends the unnecessary and impractical Congressional regulation of our natural resources under the disingenuous guise of environmental protection. I should note here that we...
  • Tribute to Michael Phelps, an American Hero

    08/21/2008 6:45:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies · 337+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2008 | Paul Weyrich
    Every generation needs heroes. Young people especially need role models. How blessed we are that the role model of these Summer Olympics is Michael Phelps. Here is a young man who embodies self-discipline, hard work and goal orientation. It is not so much the world records he shattered. It is not only the number of medals he won. His whole outlook is to be celebrated. He has a commanding presence yet he is the boy next door. True, his endorsements will make him millions. Yet I dare say that is the furthest thing from his mind right now. As I...
  • Hard To Swallow

    08/01/2008 1:51:18 AM PDT · by MartinaMisc · 14 replies · 235+ views
    Human Events ^ | 8/1/08 | D. R. Tucker
    August 17, 1998 was the day conservatism began to die in America. On that day, President Clinton admitted in a nationally televised address that he engaged in an improper relationship with intern Monica Lewinsky—several months after declaring that such a relationship was fictional. “Indeed, I did have a relationship with Miss Lewinsky that was not appropriate,” Clinton confessed. “In fact, it was wrong. It constituted a critical lapse in judgment and a personal failure on my part for which I am solely and completely responsible.” It was a shameful moment for Clinton—yet the country didn’t seem to care. Only a...
  • What Makes an Excellent American College : Free Congress Foundation's Top Liberal Arts Colleges

    07/17/2008 8:34:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies · 417+ views
    Free Congress Foundation ^ | July 3, 2008 | Paul T. Yarbrough, J.D.
    Free Congress Foundation frequently is asked for a recommendation for good institutions of higher learning. Paul T. Yarbrough agreed to undertake a review of the best institutions in this country. He spent months acquiring catalogues, reviewing materials and asking questions. What follows is his exclusive report. We hope this will be an annual exercise. [SNIP] For our survival as a nation, to advance the cause of liberty and preserve what is left of our Judeo-Christian culture, faith and reason must infuse the life of an American college. There is no other way to achieve excellence. Do any institutions in our...
  • The Next High-Tech Threat to U.S. Security

    07/01/2008 10:12:56 AM PDT · by Victory111 · 54 replies · 219+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 7-1-08 | Paul M. Weyrich
    EMP is electromagnetic radiation from an explosion (especially a nuclear explosion). The worst of the pulse lasts for only a second but any unprotected electrical equipment - and anything connected to electrical cables, which act as giant lightning rods or antennas - are affected by it. If a nation with a nuclear bomb and the ability to explode it high above an American city were to do so, it would have a massive effect in all directions. Almost immediately all communications systems in the country would be disrupted completely. No radio. No television. No internet. Indeed no electricity at all....
  • Commendation, Not Condemnation-How Congress should have greeted President Bush's oil policy

    05/09/2008 5:22:51 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies · 102+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | May 09, 2008 | Paul M. Weyrich
    Last week President George W. Bush held a press conference on the current state of the economy and the high cost of energy. In it he made several important points. First, he noted that one reason gas prices are increasing is that global supply has not kept pace with the growing demand worldwide. Members of Congress, he noted, “have been vocal about foreign governments increasing their oil production; yet Congress has been just as vocal in opposition to efforts to expand our production here at home. They repeatedly blocked environmentally safe exploration in ANWR. The Department of Energy estimates that...
  • George W. Bush, "closet Catholic"

    04/13/2008 2:37:13 AM PDT · by a_chronic_whiner · 16 replies · 151+ views
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | April 12, 2008 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    A pal sent this my way: a fascinating piece on George Bush and Catholicism from the Religion News Service, reprinted in tomorrow's edition of the Washington Post: Shortly after Pope Benedict XVI's election in 2005, President Bush met with a small circle of advisers in the Oval Office. As some mentioned their own religious backgrounds, the president remarked that he had read one of the new pontiff's books about faith and culture in Western Europe. Save for one other soul, Bush was the only non-Catholic in the room. But his interest in the pope's writings was no surprise to those...
  • Conservative: Romney 'unacceptable' as VP

    04/07/2008 3:09:59 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 85 replies · 105+ views
    UPI ^ | April 06 2008 | United Press International
    WASHINGTON, April 6 (UPI) -- A group of conservatives has taken out an ad urging presumptive Republican U.S. presidential nominee John McCain not to tap Mitt Romney as his running mate. Paul Weyrich, co-founder of the Moral Majority, who once endorsed Romney, is among those calling on McCain to look beyond Romney, his former rival and past governor of Massachusetts, the Los Angeles Times reported. SNIP- In a newspaper ad, conservatives said Romney is "utterly unacceptable" as a vice presidential pick. The ad questions Romney's commitment to fight abortion and gay rights. "To be clear, we all welcome anyone who...
  • Letting Al-Qaeda Chat Away-Who's keeping the feds from wiretapping the next 9/11 terrorists?

    03/18/2008 4:36:04 AM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies · 358+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | March 18, 2008 | Paul M. Weyrich
    Last Thursday night the House of Representatives met in a closed session to debate H.R. 3773, the FISA Amendments Act of 2008. It passed the House on Friday by a vote of 213-197. The bill is intended to update the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA) to resolve the problems modern electronic communication poses for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and other agencies which pursue international terrorist networks that seek to inflict harm upon the United States. It states that a “court order is not required for electronic surveillance directed at the acquisition...
  • McCain ad guru wants Obama win (and other damning information- Reform Institute)..

    02/13/2008 6:36:21 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 69 replies · 212+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | February 13, 2008 | Jerome R. Corsi
    John McCain's ad guru, Mark McKinnon, is on record with his admiration of Democratic front-runner Barack Obama, and has vowed to make no television commercials which would harm Obama's campaign. Paul Weyrich, president and CEO of Free Congress Foundation, said things might have been different if information such as the revelations about McKinnon and WND's report that McCain's foundation has been funded by billionaire George Soros since 2001 had been available earlier. "This validates everything that those of us who have reservations about McCain have been saying,” Weyrich said.
  • Conservative Icon Paul Weyrich Endorses Huckabee

    02/11/2008 1:32:10 PM PST · by gpapa · 72 replies · 95+ views
    Huckabee Campain via the Corner at National Review ^ | February 11, 2008 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    I believe that the voters in this Republican nomination contest—here in Virginia and across the country—deserve a real choice. And Governor Huckabee is clearly the conservative alternative. He is the best choice, and he is my choice. So I am voting for him on Tuesday, here in Virginia. I don’t buy the idea that John McCain is a true conservative. Nor do I buy the idea that Mike Huckabee should get out of this contest. The people in the Potomac area—Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. In addition, we have many important states coming up, including my home state...
  • The Coming Crisis of Big Government

    01/14/2008 7:37:25 PM PST · by neverdem · 6 replies · 92+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | January 14, 2008 | Paul Weyrich
    Conservatives may be surprised to hear that for over 50 years they have been successful in stopping the growth of big government. Going all the way to the early 1950s Federal spending has hovered in a fairly narrow band around 20% of GDP. But even that limited success is soon to be swamped by reality. For the Federal Government’s long-term projections show a radical change over the next 40 years, with Federal spending soaring close to 40% of GDP or more. This is due to our nation’s big entitlement programs – Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare. Counting state and local...
  • Swett Interview with Paul Weyrich on RighTalk Radio

    01/03/2008 9:36:11 AM PST · by abner · 17 replies · 124+ views
    Rightalk & To set the Record Straight ^ | December 28, 07 | Paul Weyrich
    Scott Swett interview by Paul Weyrich on RighTalk Radio, December 28, 2007 Weyrich: Back with The Right Hour on the RighTalk Radio Network. I'm Paul Weyrich, and with us now is Scott Swett, who has just written a book entitled, To Set The Record Straight: How Swift Boat Veterans, POWs and the New Media Defeated John Kerry. Swett is a former chairman of the Free Republic Network, and was very much involved with the entire controversy over the Swift Boat veterans in the 2004 elections. Scott, welcome to the program. Swett: Thank you very much, Paul. It's good to be...
  • Mitt Romney Backer Accuses Fred Thompson of Bribing Pro-Life Group

    11/15/2007 4:31:41 AM PST · by JRochelle · 67 replies · 113+ views
    LifeNews ^ | 11/14/2007 | Steven Ertelt
    Fred Thompson received the endorsement of the National Right to Life Committee on Tuesday and a surrogate for the campaign of Mitt Romney claimed Wednesday that it was motivated by money. Paul Weyrich, president of the Free Congress Foundation, says he can't find any other explanation. National Right to Life officials said Tuesday they backed Thompson because of his 100 percent voting record on pro-life issues, his willingness to back overturning Roe and the viability of his campaign. But Weyrich, a Romney backer, told the Washington Times the endorsement "makes no sense" and claimed the Thompson campaign bought off the...
  • Paul Weyrich gives Team Fred a massive opening

    11/14/2007 4:30:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 138 replies · 584+ views
    The Politico ^ | November 14, 2007 | Jonathan Martin
    Responding to the National Right to Life Committee's endorsement of Fred Thompson, Paul Weyrich suggested that Thompson's backers greased some palms. "I think in all probability the Thompson people were engaged with the National Right to Life people in financial dealing," Weyrich told the Washington Times. That's a pretty tough charge and almost certainly not what Romney's campaign wanted their big social conservative "get" to suggest (at least not publicly). Sensing opportunity to win more points from their own big "get" (the group's nod) Thompson communications director Todd Harris unloaded: "Gov. Romney is new to the pro-life movement and his...
  • A Scathing, and Evidence-Free, Accusation Against NRTL (Paul Weyrich the Mad Mittwit)

    11/14/2007 1:37:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 139 replies · 197+ views
    The National Review ^ | November 14, 2007 | Jim Geraghty
    Today’s Washington Times has a bit of an eye-opening comment, high in its story of the reaction to the National Right to Life Committee’s endorsement of Fred Thompson. Paul M. Weyrich, president of the Free Congress Foundation, said the endorsement "makes no sense," and speculated that it had been motivated by money. "I think in all probability the Thompson people were engaged with the National Right to Life people in financial dealing," said Mr. Weyrich, who has endorsed former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for the Republican nomination. "In the past, the Republican Party has funded National Right to Life, and...
  • Pro-life Thompson nod splits coterie (Romney supporter has hissyfit)

    11/14/2007 7:18:30 AM PST · by JRochelle · 376 replies · 295+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/14/2007 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Some pro-life advocates were astonished by the National Right to Life Committee's endorsement of Republican presidential hopeful Fred Thompson yesterday — a move they say puts politics over principle. Paul M. Weyrich, president of the Free Congress Foundation, said the endorsement "makes no sense," and speculated that it had been motivated by money. "I think in all probability the Thompson people were engaged with the National Right to Life people in financial dealing," said Mr. Weyrich, who has endorsed former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for the Republican nomination. "In the past, the Republican Party has funded National Right to Life,...
  • Paul Weyrich Comes Unglued

    11/14/2007 8:45:14 AM PST · by jaybeegee · 118 replies · 270+ views
    RedState ^ | Erik
    I feel comfortable saying, based on conversations with NRLC members, that Jim Bopp's attack on Sam Brownback did not help the Romney team with the NRLC. Paul Weyrich coming unglued and accusing Thompson of bribing NRLC for their endorsement is really not going to help Romney at the grassroots level. Weyrich can say what he wants, but (a) it's not true and (b) it's not helpful. I would suggest that if they don't think Thompson is a threat, the Romney camp might not want to get bogged down on this. The latest poll numbers in Iowa and South Carolina are...
  • The Kingmaker’s New Subject (Pat Robertson's Rudy endorsement)

    11/11/2007 6:07:42 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies · 306+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Nov 19, 2007 Issue | Michael Gerson
    There is an old hymn written by Fanny Crosby, sung at generations of camp meetings, which exclaims: "Crown Him! Crown Him! Prophet, and Priest, and King!" Since the emergence of evangelicalism as a cultural force in the 1950s, three approaches to politics, represented by three personalities, have emerged. They are the prophet, the priest and the kingmaker. The prophet has been psychologist James Dobson, who dispenses child-rearing advice on the radio from his Colorado ministry, Focus on the Family. On family issues, Dobson's counsel is moderate and broadly appealing. On politics, his tone sharpens. He rails against compromise on social-conservative...
  • Paul Weyrich Convinced Mitt Romney "has sincerely converted" to pro-life side

    11/09/2007 6:02:11 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 208 replies · 66+ views
    LifeSite News ^ | 11/07/07 | Meg Jalsevac
    WASHINGTON, DC, November 7, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Mitt Romney's campaign for President received a major shot in the arm on Monday in the form of an official endorsement from well-known conservative leader and chairman of the Free Congress Foundation, Paul Weyrich.  Despite a lingering uncertainty for many conservatives about Romney's authentic conservative persona due to his notorious 'flip-flopping' in recent years, Weyrich's endorsement joins a growing number of similar Romney endorsements from other notable conservative leaders. Weyrich is the founder of the Heritage Foundation and current chairman of the Free Congress Foundation.  He is considered a major leader by...
  • Paul Weyrich Talks About Why He Endorsed Romney - And Not the Others

    11/06/2007 2:08:50 PM PST · by Spiff · 126 replies · 251+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 6 November 2007 | Jim Geraghty
    Paul Weyrich Talks About Why He Endorsed Romney - And Not the OthersNational Review Online Jim Geraghty 6 November 2007 I spoke to Paul Weyrich, chairman of the Free Congress Foundation and a founder of the Heritage Foundation and the Moral Majority, about his endorsement of Mitt Romney. “I felt it would come down to a contest between Giuliani and Romney,” Weyrich said. “I don’t want Giuliani as the nominee because a lot of our values voters will defect... I know the same argument is made about Romney, but eventually, I think those voters can be brought around. There...
  • Weyrich: I Want to Stop Giuliani

    11/06/2007 10:42:42 AM PST · by logician2u · 145 replies · 273+ views
    Newsmax ^ | November 5, 2007 | Phil Brennan
    Paul Weyrich, one of the nation’s most influential conservative leaders, says he is out to prevent Rudy Giuliani from winning the Republican nomination for president — and predicts the religious right will unite behind any GOP candidate except Rudy. In an exclusive interview with Newsmax.com, Weyrich also predicts Republicans face a “disaster” in the Senate in next year’s elections, says Hillary Clinton would be the easiest Democratic candidate to defeat, and charges that the Bush administration’s Iraq policy has been a “mistake” from the beginning. Weyrich is no stranger to speaking his mind. As Chairman and CEO of the Washington-based...
  • CBN News: Romney Scores Major Endorsement - Weyrich

    11/05/2007 1:17:00 PM PST · by Bosco · 147 replies · 77+ views
    CBN News ^ | 11/5/2007 | David Brody
    This is a big one folks. In a Brody File exclusive, we've found out that Paul Weyrich, the former co-founder of The Moral Majority has endorsed Mitt Romney for President. The Brody File has the press release. Read below: Today, Paul Weyrich, Chairman and CEO of the Free Congress Research and Education Foundation, announced his support for Governor Mitt Romney and his campaign to be our country's next President. Paul Weyrich is one of the premier leaders in the conservative movement, having founded the Heritage Foundation and the American Legislative Exchange Council. "As he travels across the country, Governor Romney...
  • Possibly the Final Push for the Law of the Sea Treaty

    10/30/2007 3:11:41 PM PDT · by Baladas · 17 replies · 103+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | October 30, 2007 | Paul Weyrich
    The Law of the Sea Treaty (“LOST” to opponents, “UNCLOS” to supporters) is up for a vote in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee this Thursday, November 1. The State Department pushed this treaty in 1981 when Ronald Reagan was President. He rejected it, primarily because of Part XI of the Treaty, which regulates minerals on the seabed outside any sovereign state's territorial waters. It establishes an International Seabed Authority (ISA) to authorize seabed exploration and mining and collect and distribute the seabed mining royalty. President Reagan strongly objected to the provisions of Part XI, saying that they were unfavorable to...
  • Election 2008: Thompson's Slow Start

    09/15/2007 5:46:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies · 1,094+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Sept. 24, 2007 issue | Holly Bailey
    For months, social conservatives have viewed Fred Thompson as a Reaganesque savior in a dreary field of GOP presidential hopefuls. But the former Tennessee senator's early days on the campaign trail have left some prominent evangelicals underwhelmed. "I'm personally not that impressed," says Paul Weyrich, a veteran strategist who cofounded the Moral Majority. One sticking point: Thompson's stance on a same-sex marriage ban. On the trail, he has declined to endorse a constitutional amendment blocking gay marriage, instead backing a broader amendment that would bar states from imposing their laws on other states. "The [marriage ban] approach has been tried...
  • The Thompson Campaign

    09/13/2007 4:34:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 89 replies · 1,093+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | September 13, 2007 | Paul Weyrich
    At last Fred D. Thompson is in the race. He skipped the Republican debate in New Hampshire in favor of an appearance on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Did he make a mistake? I believe he did. New Hampshire voters like their politics retail. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is leading because of the time he has spent there. Same for Iowa, whose caucuses are first, as to which Thompson has four months to catch up. The entry of Thompson helps former Mayor Rudolph "Rudy" Giuliani. Thompson splits the conservative vote between Romney, Senator John S. McCain, III and...
  • Karl Rove, Who Means What He Says

    08/23/2007 4:51:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies · 434+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2007 | Paul Weyrich
    do not believe it necessary to amend the Constitution frequently but there are times when an amendment is justified. One such amendment should prohibit politicians from using the phrase "I'm going back to my home state to be with my family." Usually this is code for "I have a difficult, unpredictable election coming up and it would be an embarrassment to lose as an incumbent, so I have decided to retire." Such was the case earlier this month when a well-known Member of Congress announced her retirement. But in spite of my dislike of the phrase, there are a few...
  • Harry Reid, Unions and Secret Ballots

    06/25/2007 12:47:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies · 606+ views
    The National Ledger ^ | June 25, 2007 | Paul M. Weyrich
    Jun 25, 2007 One of the most sacred rights Americans enjoy and have enjoyed from the earliest days of our Republic is the secret ballot. With minor exceptions over the years, when one casts a vote privacy is assured. Many states have laws that prohibit politics 100 feet from the sidewalk to the voting booth. Each law varies and people often try to take advantage of those laws, which is why most states permit poll-watchers, often hired by political parties. If a voter encounters someone breaking the law, the voter may approach a poll-watcher to alert the police. I mention...
  • Fred Thompson, the Man For 'A Desperate Hour'

    06/04/2007 9:15:15 AM PDT · by jacknhoo · 41 replies · 1,338+ views
    CNS News ^ | June 04, 2007 | By Paul M. Weyrich
    Thompson critics cite how Sen. John Glenn, D-Ohio, ran circles around him during the hearings about money laundering to the Chinese during the Clinton Administration. True enough. But like Reagan I kept a daily journal. Whereas I was mentioned just twice in Reagan's journal, Reagan was mentioned many, many times in my journal. Among those references was my disappointment that Reagan failed to take advantage of many domestic issue opportunities. So in that sense "Saint Ron" and "Saint Fred" are alike. And: Those who make Reagan's legacy a myth, as if his wife Nancy were writing the script, forget that...
  • Conservatives NEED to Unify for 2008 (Some might have to suck it up or salute President Clinton II)

    01/10/2007 9:02:13 PM PST · by Right-Wing Champion · 87 replies · 1,115+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | January 10, 2007 | Paul M. Weyrich
    There are times I am so frustrated I want to scream. Such was the case this past week. I was in a gathering of around 20 well-educated and informed conservatives. The topic turned to the Presidential election. Mind you, I had written months ago that we had best find a candidate who agreed with us and then back him to the hilt. If we did so we might be able to move that candidate to the top tier. It has not happened. Moreover, exactly what I predicted would happen has taken place. Some of our group is in every camp....
  • "What's at Stake/2006 Vote?" Live 1am e Friday/ Weyrich,Fund,Gizzi,Novak,O'Bierne/RIGHTALK.com!

    08/25/2006 9:24:48 AM PDT · by Bob J · 1 replies · 697+ views
    Rightalk.com ^ | 8-25-06 | Bob J
    What's at Stake in the 2006 Vote?Join Paul Weyrich as he hosts this panel with guests John Fund, John Gizzi, Robert Novak & Kate O'Beirne. Today on The Right Hour at 1:05pm ET, only at Rightalk.com!
  • Media Not Reporting President Bush's Recent Accomplishments

    08/07/2006 4:45:02 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 12 replies · 552+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | Sat 08-06-06 | Paul Weyrich
    Some media, especially talk radio, is sympathetic to conservatives. However, much important news is unreported. For example, President George W. Bush during the month of July did many things which pleased social conservatives. For example, the White House managed to get through both houses of Congress the Broadcast Decency Act. The president held a ceremony at the White House when the bill was signed. It took courage to push this bill through. The broadcasters, large and small, were against it. The bill greatly increases the fines for obscenity, for frontal nudity and all sorts of things that offend a decency...
  • A 2006 Democratic Sweep and a Precursor to 2008?

    08/03/2006 5:57:25 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 75 replies · 1,915+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 4 August 2006 | Paul Weyrich
    Daily I am asked my opinion as to whether the Democrats are going to take over the Congress this autumn. I put the question to a dozen or so colleagues at a luncheon last week in the Capitol. Most of those who were counted believed that the GOP would hang on to both houses but by the narrowest of margins. That would resemble Congress after the 2000 election, when Speaker J. Dennis Hastert hung on to his job by a five-vote margin and the Senate was in Republican hands only by virtue of Vice President Richard G. Cheney's having broken...
  • President Bush's Recent Accomplishments Underreported

    08/03/2006 11:03:26 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 7 replies · 736+ views
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 8-3-06 | Paul M. Weyrich - Commentary
    President Bush's Recent Accomplishments Underreported By Paul M. Weyrich CNSNews.com Commentary August 03, 2006 Some media, especially talk radio, is sympathetic to conservatives. However, much important news is unreported. For example, President George W. Bush during the month of July did many things which pleased social conservatives. For example, the White House managed to get through both Houses of Congress the Broadcast Decency Act. The President held a ceremony at the White House when the bill was signed. It took courage to push this bill through. The broadcasters, large and small, were against it. The bill greatly increases the fines...
  • Faith is a right, not a theocracy, Senator Schumer

    07/26/2006 1:57:34 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 41 replies · 1,012+ views
    renewamerica.us ^ | July 24, 2006 | Paul Weyrich
    I have noticed that the more liberals think they are going to get back power the worse our radical friends reveal themselves. The reverse is also true. For instance, when President Richard M. Nixon was about to take the Presidential oath of office following the close election of 1968, Senators who had pounded on him mercilessly during the campaign suddenly had a different view and began referring to Nixon as a "peace maker." One particular Senator, J. William Fulbright (D-AK), suddenly believed Nixon was open-minded and had great potential to bring the divided nation together. It is beginning to look...
  • McCain, Giuliani or Who? GOP 2008 Uncertainty

    07/20/2006 6:55:57 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 137 replies · 1,346+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | July 19, 2006 | Paul M. Weyrich
    Arizona Senator John S. McCain, III is everywhere. He virtually lives at NBC. If not there how about CNN. And talk shows. And late night shows. Oh, how the media loves him. A maverick who came close in 2000, he is looking to make one more run at the Presidency. And at the same moment, former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani says he is thinking very seriously about running for President. Rudy, too, is loved by the media. How many times have you heard "America's Mayor" in introducing him. He is available to any network at the drop of a...
  • Tom DeLay: A Friend and a Courageous Leader

    06/21/2006 9:00:53 PM PDT · by Coastal · 12 replies · 420+ views
    The National Ledger ^ | 6-21-06 | Paul M. Weyrich
    It was a sad day for some of us last week when the ablest Majority Leader to have held that office in the Republican House of Representatives spent his last day in Congress. I have known Tom DeLay for 22 years. One day my good friend Houston builder Bob Perry called me and said there was someone he wanted me to meet. This fellow Tom DeLay, Perry said, was a businessman, not a lawyer, and stood for the right things in the legislature.
  • Prayers for Paul Weyrich

    04/16/2006 5:05:54 PM PDT · by pravknight · 79 replies · 3,264+ views
    I am asking for all Freepers to keep Paul Weyrich in your prayers. I am a personal friend of Mr. Weyrich's from Holy Transfiguration Melkite Church in McLean,VA, and his wife Joyce has told me that Paul has been in the hospital for the past week undergoing tests. He is diabetic, and an infection of some kind developed in his upper body that required him to receive a blood transfusion. Mrs. Weyrich said he has beens severely anemic, and that condition was severe enough to require the blood transfusion early last week. Paul is a beloved member of our parish...