MRS. TAFT IS DEAD
In 1969 and 1970, when I was on the staff of Vice President
Ted Agnew, I encountered an aggressive, leftish woman, Julia
Vadala, who briefly served on the Vice President’s staff,
although in her official biography she never mentions that fact.
Subsequently, Julia married the great grandson of President
William Howard Taft – namely, William Howard Taft IV, and was
rewarded with a number of government and government-related
On Saturday, March 15, I attended the funeral of my friend,
Milton Copulos, a top energy expert who worked with my
colleague, Andy Messing, as President of the National Defense
Obama, Clinton & NAFTA |
March 11, 2008
RUSSERT, WILLIAMS, CLINTON, AND OBAMA – ALL
MISS THE POINT RE NAFTA
It was ludicrous to watch Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack
Hussein Obama sparring about the issue of NAFTA in their debate
at Cleveland State University on Tuesday evening, February 26.
Neither was willing to flatly say that he would extricate the
United States from NAFTA, and Hillary denied the easily proven
fact that she was one of its strong advocates during her
Neither the moderators nor the debaters mentioned the fact
that, under the U.S. Constitution, Congress shall "regulate
commerce with foreign nations". The founders intended that
Congress not be able to delegate its trade responsibilities to a
tri-national bureaucracy such as NAFTA.
Nor was it mentioned in the debate that NAFTA was not made
subject to Constitutional requirements that treaties be ratified
by a two-thirds vote of members of the U.S. Senate.
NAFTA was the precursor to the problems we now face with the
Trans-Texas Corridor (TTC), other NAFTA Superhighway proposals,
the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP), and the North
American Union (NAU).
Perhaps someday, individuals who understand and believe in
the Constitution of the United States will get to ask the
National Student Association |
March 10, 2008
WE MOURN THE PASSING OF VIC MILIONE
In 1961, I headed a campaign against the left-wing,
CIA-funded National Student Association. Its annual "Congress"
was being held in Madison, Wisconsin.
My activities went forward under the auspices of an entity
called "CRNSO", the Committee for a Responsible National Student
With the help of Kansas conservative Willard Garvey and my
friend, Scott Stanley, I was able to raise enough money to
facilitate the travel and lodging of several dozen young
conservatives, who traveled to Madison from places throughout
the United States to assist in our effort.
In order to make sure that there was no question about the
care and integrity with which the money we had raised was
handled, I placed the funds under the control of Victor Milione,
who was then the head of ISI (now called "Intercollegiate
Studies Institute", then having the name "Intercollegiate
Society of Individualists").
Sadly, William Rusher, then the publisher of National
Review, got control of the money and threatened me, saying
that, if I did not vote with his faction at the next Board
meeting of Young Americans for Freedom (YAF), I would never see
the outside of the motel room at the Madison Inn in Wisconsin.
All the bills at the hotel were my responsibility.
Faced with this threat, I reluctantly contacted William F.
Buckley, Jr., (at his fifth anniversary dinner in 1960 I had
been a principal speaker). I told Mr. Buckley that, unless the
money was wired to me within two hours, I would hold a press
conference disclosing how a superannuated conservative personage
was trying to blackmail me into supporting his side in an
internal dispute which was roiling the Board of Directors of
Young Americans for Freedom, an entity on whose board I had
served since YAF was founded in 1960.
Bill Buckley, with grace and alacrity, responded to my phone
call. The money arrived almost instantly. I paid the bill at the
Madison Inn and a few days later had the opportunity to vote
against Mr. Rusher at the YAF Board meeting on September 3,
The death of Victor Milione a few days ago recalled these
events to my mind.
WE MOURN ROBIN MOORE
Robin Moore was my friend – and a courageous patriot who
worked with me in aiding the anti-Soviet freedom fighters in
Angola. He passed away on Tuesday at 82 years of age; and was
the author of books including 'The French Connection' and 'The
Green Berets' He was also the co-author of the song, ‘The Ballad
of the Green Berets.'
A Courageous Conservative |
March 4, 2008
GOVERNOR EVAN MECHAM WAS A COURAGEOUS
My friend, Evan Mecham, was never very popular with the
liberals, and, in death, they continue to do all they can to
besmirch him and the good reputation he enjoyed with
conservatives in Arizona and throughout the United States. He
passed away ay 83 years of age on February 21.