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 Chevron Gas | June 30, 2008 | Digg This

THE FIX IS IN

Members of my family have not purchased gasoline at Chevron stations since the 1980s.

Why? Because the Chevron Corporation has used its influence with the administrations of Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush to prop up the vicious Communist government of Angola Ė led by Marxist chieftain Jose Eduardo dos Santos.

Chevronís facilities in Cabinda province of Angola have been guarded by Fidel Castroís Cuban troops, and Chevron has been complicit in doing all it could to undercut the strength and aspirations of Dr. Jonas Savimbiís anti-Communist UNITA Freedom Fighters in Angola.

Indeed, Chevron had something to do with the murder of Savimbi by the George W. Bush administration when the President authorized the turnover of tracking technology to the Angolan Communists so they could ambush and murder Savimbi in 2002.

The Chevron board, has over, time included in its ranks GOP Secretary of State George Schultz, GOP Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, and assorted other Republican operatives. Indeed, they even named an oil tanker after Condi Rice.

Now another member of the Chevron board, General James Jones, is cozying up to presumptive Republican Presidential nominee, John McCain.

Recently, a front-page article in The Washington Post viciously defamed Jonas Savimbi. In response to the article, I sent the following letter to the editor of that newspaper:

Dear Sir:

The front page article by Michael D. Shear and Jeffrey H. Birnbaum in the May 22 edition of The Washington Post ignorantly and despicably characterizes Dr. Jonas Savimbi as a "brutal Angolan guerilla leader".

Dr. Savimbi was a trusted and faithful ally of the United States in its opposition to growing Soviet influence in southern Africa, even as the Marxist-Leninist regime in Luanda, Angola was guilty of the most heinous acts of unspeakable brutality against its political opponents, many of whom were castrated, maimed, and skewered by MPLA President Jose Eduardo dos Santos and his corrupt cohorts.

Birnbaum and Shear owe an apology to the people of Angola and the readers of The Washington Post.

They should be ashamed of themselves.

Sincerely,

Howard Phillips
President
The Conservative Caucus
Research, Analysis & Education Foundation


 Texans Gave Us a Victory | June 26, 2008 | Digg This

TEXANS HAVE GIVEN US A BIG VICTORY AGAINST THE NAFTA SUPERHIGHWAY

The Texas Department of Transportation (TDOT) has decided to recommend that the

I-69 project be developed using existing highway facilities instead of the proposed massive new Trans-Texas Corridor/NAFTA Superhighway.

Public outcry was cited as the main reason for this decision. TDOT received nearly 28,000 public comments on this issue, and some 12,000 Texans attended the 47 public hearings held earlier this year.

Texas Congressman Ron Paul says, "This is a major victory for the people of Texas and a reminder of what we can accomplish with civic involvement". Ö

"However, now is not the time to rest on our laurels. The bittersweet aspect of this victory is that we had to fight at all. We took time away from family and friends, doing other things, to attend these meetings, inform others, write letters, post signs and submit our complaints, and we should not have had to. Government should let us be, if we are peaceful citizens, harming no one. In a perfect world, government could be trusted to act in the best interests of the people without overwhelming pressure of this kind. This is not a perfect world. Constant pressure is needed to keep government in check, and we succeeded this time. But this will not be the last time citizen efforts and involvement will be required. We still face many unreasonable encroachments of big government today, from confiscatory, economy-strangling taxation to creeping disregard of the right of habeas corpus and other Constitutional rights, to thousands of nuisance bureaucratic regulations interfering with our every day lives. We have drifted far from what the founding fathers envisioned for this nation. Last week was just one victory towards getting back on the right path. We must continue to hold politiciansí feet to the Constitutional fire. If I had to guess, they will probably try to implement the NAFTA Superhighway again sometime in the future.

"It is a never-ending battle, but it must be fought, and can be won. I am proud to stand with my constituents in this fight, and in the other fights we have ahead of us." Source: Congressman Ron Paulís "Texas Straight Talk", 6/23/08


 U.S. Citizens Oppose the NAU | June 24, 2008 | Digg This

U.S. CITIZENS OPPOSE NORTH AMERICAN UNION

Americans oppose merging the United States, Mexico, and Canada into a North American Union (NAU) similar to the European Union, according to a poll conducted by The Conservative Caucus (TCC). Political leaders from the three governments have been working since 2005 through the "Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP)" to bring about what the Mexican government has called a "major integration" of North America.

All respondents opposed a North American Union.

Specific aspects of the NAU did little better at winning support. A common currency (to be called the Amero) was opposed by 99% and the building of a NAFTA Superhighway (beginning with construction of the Trans-Texas Corridor) received 100% opposition.

Those responding to the poll did not believe that President Bush has the Constitutional authority to carry out the creation of a North American Union (1% yes and 96% no) without Congressional approval. However, they also look unfavorably on Congressional action, with 98% saying they would be less likely to support a candidate who backs the North American Union (NAU) scheme.

The poll was conducted by mail during early 2008 with about 25,000 responses.

The Conservative Caucus (TCC) is a grass roots action organization, formed in 1974. It was active in defeating the SALT II Treaty, repealing the Catastrophic Coverage Act, blocking the Clinton health-care takeover, and impeaching President Clinton.


 Ireland Defeats the EU | June 23, 2008 | Digg This

HOW THE IRISH THWARTED THE EUROCRATS

Congratulations to the people of Ireland who voted to preserve a measure of their independence from the increasingly centralized and powerful European Union (EU).

In a referendum held yesterday [June 12], Irish citizens voted to reject the so-called Lisbon Treaty which was another "power grab" by the New World Order politicians, theoreticians, and bureaucrats who want to achieve greater control of the citizens of the EUís 27-member nations.

Ireland was the only country in which a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty was permitted. The EU leadership realized, I am sure, that had referenda been held elsewhere, the Lisbon Treaty would have been rejected by voters in many of the 27 EU countries.

Whatís happening in the United States is similar to what has been happening in Europe. As in those countries where no referendum was held, the people of the United States and their elected representatives in Congress have been denied a say in the steps being taken by George Bush and his counterparts in Mexico and Canada to merge the American Republic into a North American Union (NAU).


 Conservative Roundtable Guests | June 20, 2008 | Digg This

CONSERVATIVE ROUNDTABLE ON 122 STATIONS

Our three guests on May 13 in separate editions of Conservative Roundtable were (a) Larry Pratt, Executive Director of Gun Owners of America, (b) Virginia Delegate Bob Marshall, who is running a solid campaign for the Republican nomination to the U.S. Senate from Virginia, and (c) Rachel Mills, Press Secretary to Congressman Ron Paul, who discussed in detail the "We the People Act", H.R. 300.


 Take the NAU Pledge | June 19, 2008 | Digg This

TCC SUPPORTERS WANT CANDIDATES TO TAKE THE PLEDGE

The latest results from a survey accompanying the May edition of TCCís Memberís Message were as follows:

1. Should each candidate for President of the United States pledge to protect our nationís independence and to oppose the North American Union?

Yes 98.9%

No 0.3%

Undecided 0.8%

2. Are you likely or unlikely to vote for a candidate who refuses to take this pledge?

Likely 8.8%

Unlikely 88.4%

Undecided 2.8%


 Capitol Hill Hack Attack | June 18, 2008 | Digg This

CHICOMS SPY ON CONGRESS

"Yesterday morning, Congressmen Frank Wolf and Chris Smith revealed that their computers had been hacked by Communist China (Bloomberg, Voice of America, and the Washington Examiner). In Wolf's case, it was his office computers; in Smith's case, the office that was hit belonged to the Human Rights subcommittee of the House Int'l Relations Committee (Smith chaired the subcommittee when the hack attack occurred two years ago). I am pleased to say that the blogosphere has been all over this one. Fellow CFBA members Makina (Between Heaven and Earth and Boycott 2008) and Joshua (One Free Korea) pounced, and the latter's title was particularly apropos. That said, I fear the reason for the hacks has not been given the attention it deserves.

"Communist China was not interested in military information, national security secrets, or industrial espionage targets (although it's fairly clear from this that anyone who is interested in such things may have a much easier time lifting them from the legislative branch than the executive one). They wanted information on exiled dissidents here in the U.S. Take a look at the consequence Wolf discussed (VOA):

"Pressed on the extent to which individuals were compromised by the attack or placed in jeopardy, Wolf had this response: "Yes, they [China] have sent public security police to an individual in Fairfax County [Virginia]," he said. "They photographed her house. She was wise enough to get their license plate. I had the FBI run the license plate, and yes they were Chinese officials in Fairfax County."

"In other words, the hacking was part of the overarching Communist plot to silence and intimidate anti-Communist exiles outside Communist China - part and parcel with the espionage/intimidation network exposed in Canada three years ago and the ongoing Battle of Flushing between Falun Gong practitioners and Communist-instigated mobs (the Epoch Times has the latest from "the front").

"With this new (or, to be more precise, more recently revealed) reality in mind, we can come to certain conclusions:

"1. The Chinese Communist Party clearly considers exiled dissidents to be a threat at least on par with the United States or any other major power - and perhaps the regime sees the exiles as a greater threat.

"2. Given that both American political party establishments are drinking the "engagement" Kool-Aid, it must be the reaction at home to these exiles that bothers the regime so much (in particular the contradictions between the image the Party projects and the brutal reality - see the Epoch Times, Newsmax, and the Washington Times for more on this).

"3. If the cadres are this determined to keep tabs on Chinese dissident exiled across the ocean, what are they doing in the island democracy just across the Formosa Strait (something the leaders of said island democracy might want to keep in mind as they resume talks with the cadres - CNN, Central News Agency via Epoch Times, Washington Post, and Washington Times)?

"The larger point is this: for the Chinese Communist Party, the only concern is maintaining power. Nothing else - not China's national interest, not regional harmony, not the wishes of the Chinese people - matters to them. Whatever is an obstacle - as large as the United States and as small as dissidents who seek shelter there - must be watched, restricted, contained, and eventually neutralized." Source: D. J. McGuire, China e-Lobby, 6/12/08


 Flag Day | June 17, 2008 | Digg This

Honor Our Liberties on Flag Day

In honor of Flag Day, letís remember some of the founding principles of our great nation and resolve to never let them slip away in a North American Union.

Religious Liberty. From the Pilgrims to generations of later settlers, escape from the religious oppression in Europe brought true freedom to worship God and to express His message to others.

Freedom of Speech. In spite of McCain-Feingold, the specter of a resurrected "fairness doctrine" and a thousand other assaults on free speech, Americans still have greater freedom of speech than citizens of other most nations. My commentaries would earn me a jail cell or a firing squad if I were a citizen of China, for example.

The Second Amendment. In America our Founders made it very clear that the right to keep and bear arms was necessary for the preservation of our freedom.

Iím sure you could greatly add to this list, and I encourage you to share your observations with me on what our flag, our independence, and indeed, what America means to you and your family.

For all our blessings, the fight is not over, and continually increasing threats to all our liberties are rapidly eroding what our forefathers shed blood to build and preserve. I know I can count on you to keep up the fight, and to recruit your friends to join as well.

Please fly our flag proudly, salute the brave men who safeguard our independence and helped secure our liberties, and pass the true meaning of America to each new generation, so our proud flag will still be waving over free Americans generations hence.


 Ron Paul Rally | June 16, 2008 | Digg This

JOIN ME AT THE RON PAUL RALLY

I would like to invite you to join me at the Ron Paul Revolution March and Rally, on July 12 at the U.S. Capitol where I will share the podium with the Honorable Ron Paul and other distinguished speakers.

I will be speaking about the dangers of the North American Union and how you can take effective action to block the merger of the United States with Mexico and Canada. Please forward this invitation to your friends and plan to arrive on July 10 or 11th, if you can, for there will be two days of Congressional lobbying training and time for visiting the offices of your Senators and Congressman.

Congressman Virgil Goodeís H.C.R. 40, the resolution against the North American Union and the NAFTA Superhighway, has 43 cosponsors at present. If everyone will take the time to visit the offices of their Congressman and Senators, we can increase the numbers of House cosponsors and gain a Senate sponsor and cosponsors.

I hope to see you at the Capitol on July 12.

Rally information:

www.revolutionmarch.com


 Citizens Oppose NAU | June 11, 2008 | Digg This

U.S. CITIZENS OPPOSE NORTH AMERICAN UNION (NAU)

Americans oppose merging the United States, Mexico, and Canada into a North American Union (NAU) similar to the European Union (EU), according to a poll conducted by The Conservative Caucus (TCC). Political leaders from the three governments have been working since 2005 through the "Security and Prosperity Partnership" (SPP) to bring about what the Mexican government has called a "major integration" of North America.

All respondents opposed a North American Union (NAU).

Specific aspects of the NAU did little better at winning support. A common currency (to be called the Amero) was opposed by 98% and the building of a NAFTA Superhighway (beginning with construction of the Trans-Texas Corridor) received 96% opposition.

Those responding to the poll did not believe that President Bush has the Constitutional authority to carry out the creation of a North American Union (8% yes and 92% no) without Congressional approval. However, they also look unfavorably on Congressional action, with 96% saying they would be less likely to support a candidate who backs the North American Union (NAU) scheme.

The poll was conducted by mail during the fall with about 4,000 responses.

The Conservative Caucus (TCC) is a grass-roots public policy action organization, formed in 1974. It was active in defeating the SALT II Treaty, repealing the Catastrophic Coverage Act, blocking the Clinton health-care takeover, and impeaching President Clinton.


 The Washington Times | June 6, 2008 | Digg This

"WASHINGTON TIMES" TURNS LEFT

The Washington Times has a new editor who has destroyed much of that which made the Times worth reading.

John Solomon, an exile from The Washington Post, according to the Post "issued a memo banning what he says were Ďarchaicí terms used by the paper, such as Ďhomosexualí and Ďillegal aliens.í " (see Post article)

Also missing from what was historically a prime position on page 2 is the Mallard Fillmore cartoon which, by itself, formerly made the Times worth reading.

The so-called "new look" of the Times is a big step backward for conservatives.


 Constitution Party Convention | June 5, 2008 | Digg This

CHUCK BALDWIN PREVAILED "3 TO 1" AT CPNCíS NATIONAL CONVENTION

In an address to the delegates attending the National Convention of the Constitution Party held in Kansas City, Missouri, April 23-27, I warned that a choice had to be made between preserving the Constitution Party or converting it to a neo-con party, which would be the case should Alan Keyes become the nominee, in view of the positions he has adopted in favor of a 30% national sales tax, a military draft, a permanent presence in the Middle East, the expansion of NATO, more foreign aid, and continuing U.S. participation in the United Nations.

I argued that Dr. Chuck Baldwinís candidacy was principle-driven, not ego- driven. I further pointed out that Dr. Baldwin, who had been CPNCís Vice Presidential nominee in 2004, had joined the CPNC five years ago, whereas Dr. Keyes, if he had joined the party at all, did so within the last several days.

Dr. Baldwin, I observed, is not a perpetual office seeker, moving from state to state, but rather a persistent proponent of the principles on which the party was founded.

Dr. Baldwinís disgust with the policies of George W. Bush led him to leave the GOP years ago and not to linger until less than two weeks prior to the opening of our convention.

Those who support Dr. Baldwin know that he is not motivated by personal ambition but by servant leadership.

I emphasized the close relationship that Dr. Baldwin developed with Congressman Ron Paul as an active supporter of the Paul Presidential campaign, while, at the same time, Ambassador Keyes consistently criticized Ron Paulís positions on the issues and his candidacy.

I made the point that, if the CPNCís principles are excluded from the 2008 campaign, they could be lost to history. I also observed that for too long American conservatives have had as their objective losing as slowly as possible. They have lived so long on crumbs from the Republican table that they think it is caviar.

Since 1968, the Republicans have been capturing the Presidency by campaigning as the anti-liberal party, but, in office, they have been a party which has consolidated and expanded the Marxist agenda of Lyndon Johnsonís "Great Society".

When the Republicans control the White House, there are two liberal parties and, without the CPNC, no conservative party. The fact is that the Republican Party is a house divided against itself. The workers oppose Planned Parenthood, "safe sodomy", high taxes, and the New World Order, but the leaders favor all of the above. Our votes are wasted only when we give them to someone who is leading the country away from what we believe. The CPNC, our platform, and our candidates are committed to restoring America to its Biblical and Constitutional premises.

It is time to reject the politics of surrender on the installment plan and to join in offering the American people a "vision of victory", not another decade of despair, depression, and defeat. As George Washington said at the Constitution Convention in 1787, "If to please the people we offer what we ourselves disbelieve how then may we afterward defend our work? Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest may repair the event is in the hand of God".

I concluded that we ought now summon to our banner all who would join us to battle for the reconstruction of the American Republic and the restoration of these United States to our Biblical and Constitutional heritage of liberty and freedom under, not from, the laws of God.


 What is Winning? | June 4, 2008 | Digg This

WHAT IS WINNING?

Carmen Pate interviewed me on May 7 for about 30 minutes on "Point of View", the nationally syndicated radio talk program launched years ago by my late friend Marlin Maddox.

In our discussion, we talked about the work of The Conservative Caucus in opposition to George Bushís North American Union (NAU) and, responding to a listenerís inquiry who complained that support for a Constitution Party nominee would prevent us from winning, I asked him what he meant.

Did we win when George Bush expanded funding for foreign aid, for the United Nations, for Planned Parenthood, for the homosexual movement, or for a host of other unconstitutional activities?

Did we win when President Bush advanced policies which undercut the privacy guarantees of the Fourth Amendment?

Did we win when the Bush Administration expanded the Federal role in education or when it pushed the McCain-Kennedy amnesty bill?

I observed that, very often, when there is a Democratic President, Republican members of Congress behave in a far more principled way than when a Republican occupies the White House.


 Obama's Comment | June 3, 2008 | Digg This

CREATING A BEGGAR NATION

Remember when American leaders were proud to call America the "greatest nation in history," "the last best hope of mankind"; and proclaimed that our "can-do" spirit built the best of everything and sent men to the moon?

Fast forward to: "We canít drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times Ė and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK."

Senator Obamaís infamous statement shows some leaders plan to reduce America to a beggar nation, begging for scraps of food and energy, instead of leading the world in producing food and energy.

This is an outrage! Since when do we need to beg other nations for permission to eat? To drive? To live? Does Obama propose to enforce this by rationing?

Perhaps this is the "change" the Senator has been promising.


 Bill Dickinson | June 2, 2008 | Digg This

BILL DICKINSON WAS A SUPERIOR MEMBER OF CONGRESS

One of my best friends and strongest supporters when I was Director of the U.S. Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) trying to close down LBJís "Great Society" was Congressman Bill Dickinson of Alabama who died recently.
 


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