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. 19, No. 17, August 25

A True Hero
In late July, Private Jessica Lynch returned to her home in Elizabeth, West Virginia. Arriving in a Black Hawk helicopter, Private Lynch was greeted by a large and enthusiastic crowd, which included Governor Bob Wise. Lynch, declared Governor Wise,...
Brother Jonathan: Connecticut Governor Jonathan Trumbull Sr. Held Nothing Back in Supporting the War for Independence. George Washington Ranked Him "Among the First of Patriots"
After the Battles of Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts' pro-British military Governor Thomas Gage wrote to Connecticut Governor Jonathan Trumbull seeking assistance against the patriots. But Gates did not get the desired answer. Trumbull replied...
Cat Burglar's Lives Run Out
In 1997, David Washington was convicted for a series of aggravated burglaries in Memphis, Tennessee, and sentenced to 20 years in state prison. Washington was, however, released last February. He soon returned to his life of crime. On March 11th...
Commissar Wolfowitz
Most Americans care little what label is used to describe the guerrillas responsible for daily attacks on U.S. troops in Iraq. For Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, however, this detail is far from trivial. Visiting Baghdad in late July, he...
Defending the Cross
State law prohibits Pennsylvania's government school teachers and certain other professional school employees from wearing religious garb in the classroom. The policy is also incorporated in the state's school code. Brenda Nichol of Glen Campbell...
Drugging Our Kids: Despite the Dangers Posed by Drugs Such as Ritalin, Some Schools Are Threatening Parents with Child Abuse Charges If They Refuse to Drug Their Children
Shaina Dunkle was a bright, energetic 10-year-old girl when she died in a pediatrician's office in Bradford, Pennsylvania, in February 2001. A little more than a half-hour earlier, she had collapsed in the school library. Shaina had a of asthma and...
Ending the Nightmare
How can the nightmare described by Dr. Baughman be ended? The most obvious remedy is to deprive schools of the ability to force parents to drug their children. In recent years, the states of Connecticut, Minnesota, Virginia, Illinois, Colorado, and...
Ends and Means
Last March, before the fall of Saddam Hussein's despotic regime, Iraqi military officials paraded five captured U.S. soldiers in front of television cameras. This indignity was immediately denounced by Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, who correctly...
Globalizing the Court
In late July and early August, Supreme Court Justices Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Anthony Kennedy, and Clarence Thomas met "with European judges to discuss the new European Constitution," reported the Legal Times. "And most of those five justices...
Government Toxicity
ITEM: New U.S. Environmental Protection Agency pollution regulations are going into effect next spring, reported the Kentucky Post for July 18th. Regulators won't know what action to take in some cases until December, said the Post, "when the U.S....
Harboring the Enemy: While Federal Officials Focus Security Measures on Al-Qaeda and American Citizens, Communist Chinese Assets Have Free Run of Our Ports, Universities, and Defense Facilities
China's Trojan Horses: Red Chinese Soldiers, Sailors, Students, Scientists and Spies Openly Occupy America's Homeland, by Dr. Roger Canfield, Sacramento, California: Military Magazine, 2002, 207 pages, paperback. Available for $15.00 plus shipping...
Pro-Lifers Prevail
During the summer of 2002, the Waco-McLennan County Public Library System in Texas signed a "memorandum of understanding" with Planned Parenthood of Central Texas (PPCT) authorizing the pro-abortion organization to use the library's cataloging system...
Stumbling Blocks for Big Brother: The Defense Department's Total Information Awareness Program, under Sustained Attack for the Past Year, Has Suffered Several Recent Setbacks
Score a few points for freedom fighters in the ongoing battle against the total surveillance state. The Defense Department's Total Information Awareness (TIA) program, under sustained attack for the past year, has suffered several recent setbacks....
Totalitarian Medicine. the Invention of the ADHD Epidemic and the Forced Drugging of Schoolchildren Summon Memories of the Soviet Union
Whatever the rationale, forcing people, particularly children, to take dangerous psychotropic drugs is a totalitarian practice. The use of state-imposed psychiatric treatment--including the forcible administration of mind-altering drugs--was one of...
War on the Constitution: The Continuity of Government Commission Is Pushing a Scam to Subvert Constitutional Government and Concentrate Power in the Hands of an Unelected, Unaccountable Elite
It's September 11, 2001, and passengers aboard United Airlines Flight 93 have learned that their Boeing 757 has been hijacked. They also have learned, from desperate cell phone conversations With loved ones, about the terrorist crashing of jetliners...
Who's Attacking the Constitution? Citing the Threat of Terrorism, a Cabal of Influential Saboteurs Is Proposing Assorted Amendments That Would Destroy Our Constitutional Checks and Balances
The Continuity of Government Commission (COG) has burst onto the scene with great fanfare. Virtually unknown a year ago, its reports and press conferences now command headlines and the rapt attention of major news networks. In record time, it has launched...