The New American

A biweekly news magazine of Constitutional politics in the United States. Articles include expert analysis of current events, editorial commentary, free-market economics, history, and culture. Published by the John Birch Society.

Articles from Vol. 18, No. 15, July 29

Aid to Russia, Africa. (Insider Report)
The foreign aid gravy train rolls on, thanks to Bush's "compassionate conservatism," globalist-style. Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill returned recently from a fact-finding junket in Africa, in which rock star Bono, vocalist for the Irish band U2,...
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Constitutional Trojan Horse: Seemingly Innocuous Constitutional Amendments -- Designed to Appeal to Good, Patriotic Americans -- Contain Hidden Dangers That Would Greatly Harm Our Republic. (the Law)
The familiar story of the Trojan horse offers an apt metaphor for ongoing efforts to amend the U.S. Constitution. Virgil's Aeneid relates how the Greeks used the gift of a giant horse to gain access to the fortified city of Troy and conquer it from...
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Contradictory Classroom Coercion. (the Last Word)
In Newdow v. Congress, the Ninth Circuit Court's notorious anti-Pledge of Allegiance decision, the court posed as the guardian of a parent's right to protect his child from classroom coercion. Like all organs dominated by the liberal elite, that...
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Correction, Please!
Snake-oil Salesman ITEM: Senator Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) is rekindling the health-care battle, enthused Thomas Oliphant of the Boston Globe on June 23rd. The senator "has returned to the overall struggle," said the columnist. "Kennedy's comprehensive...
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Father of the American Revolution: Pious, Principled, and Passionate for Liberty, Samuel Adams Championed the Cause of Independence with His Unique Ability to Communicate, Motivate, and Organize. (History: Greatness of the Founders)
Shortly after the Declaration of Independence had been ratified by the 13 independent colonies, the British routed American forces on Long Island and Manhattan Island in New York. The British commander, Admiral Lord Howe, called for a conference...
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First Europe, Now Africa. (Insider Report)
On July 8th, African heads of state gathered in Durban, South Africa, to create the new African Union (AU), a pan-African organization modeled after the European Union and designed to achieve the same outcome. UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, a...
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Former Cop Cleared. (Exercising the Right)
Shortly after 4 a.m. on April 21st of this year, retired NYPD police officer Luke Blake walked to his car after a meeting of the motorcycle club to which he belongs. As he was about to unlock the driver's side door, he was approached by a young...
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One Nation under God: The Supremacy of God as Creator, Lawgiver, and Source of Individual Rights Is at the Center of Our Nation's Vision of Liberty under Law. (Cover Story: Pledge of Allegiance)
The late, great comedian Red Skelton once remarked on national TV, concerning the Pledge of Allegiance, "Since I was a small boy ... two words have been added to the Pledge ...: 'under God.' Wouldn't it be a pity if someone said 'That is a prayer,'...
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One Nation under the State? Intended by Its Socialist Composer to Advance the Worship of the State, the Pledge of Allegiance Was Revised by Patriots into a Concise Statement of the Ideals of Americanism. (Cover Story: Pledge of Allegiance)
Militant atheist Michael Newdow "never had a problem reciting the Pledge of Allegiance when he was in elementary school," observed the June 30th San Francisco Chronicle. "He just didn't want to repeat the words 'under God.'" The lawsuit filed by...
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Peacekeepers and Prostitutes. (Insider Report)
UN-occupied Bosnia, in addition to being an international terrorist haven, has also become notorious for its prominence in the Balkan sex trade, reported the June 30th Sunday Herald of London. "There is absolutely no dispute that the sex traffic...
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Russian Nuclear Assistance to Iran. (Insider Report)
"As Aeroflot Flight 515 from Moscow begins its predawn descent into Teheran, the group of middle-aged Russian experts on board begins to fill out landing cards for Iran," begins a June 21st Christian Science Monitor report. "Pulling out dog-eared,...
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Support Your Local Police. (the Goodness of America)
On May 2 1st, 11 seniors at Central Catholic High School in Toledo, Ohio, were eating lunch in the school's parking lot when, at about 1:15 p.m., they heard someone yell, "That guy just robbed the bank." A branch of the National City Bank was across...
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Unrequited Honesty. (the Goodness of America)
The Long Center is a recreation, education, and athletic complex in Clearwater, Florida. The center regularly hosts youth camps sponsored by the leisure services division of the city of Safety Harbor, including Totally Teen religious-oriented camps....
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U.S. Opposition to ICC a Sham? (Insider Report)
On July 10th, the UN Security Council gave its member states the opportunity to criticize the U.S. stance on the International Criminal Court (ICC). The controversy over America's reluctance to embrace the flawed and dangerous global court intensified...
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Worth Repeating
Almighty God, Who has given us this good land for our heritage; We humbly beseech Thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of Thy favor and glad to do Thy will. Bless our land with honorable ministry, sound learning, and pure manners....
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