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. 22, No. 12, June 12

Death Tax Isn't Dead
ITEM: The Christian Science Monitor for May 1, 2006, reported: Tax disputes don't often turn so clearly into moral issues. Usually, legislators make tax choices along the lines of Jean Baptiste Colbert, a 17th-century finance minister...
Endangering the Minutemen: Credible Reports Indicate That the U.S. Government Is Spying on Border Volunteers Such as the Minutemen, and Passing the Intelligence on to the Mexican Government
"While Minuteman civilian patrols are keeping an eye out for illegal border crossers," reported the Ontario, California-based Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, "the U.S. Border Patrol is keeping an eye out for Minutemen--and telling the Mexican government...
Freedom Filmmaker: After Decades in the Music and Motion Picture Industry, Aaron Russo Found His Calling as a Full-Time Activist for Freedom
One of Aaron Russo's "few regrets" in life, he confided during a lengthy interview with THE NEW AMERICAN, was his impetuous decision not to pursue a career in Major League Baseball. "I was drafted by the Yankees right out of high school," he recalls....
Italian Election Stolen by Communists?
Giorgio Napolitano, usually described as a "former communist," was elected by the Italian parliament on May 10 to serve as Italy's president, the first communist to win the largely ceremonial post. The first and most important act that he performed...
Lights, Camera-Activism! Set to Debut in Theaters in July, the Documentary America: From Freedom to Fascism Recounts How Our Governmental Is Abandoning the Constitutional Framework of Liberty
Twelve-year-old Ricky Miller wasn't expecting anything dramatic when he answered the door one Saturday morning. His father Scotty Miller had just gotten into the shower. His sister Jennifer was just waking up from a slumber party with some teenage...
Looking for Help on the Border: Those Who Claim That the Federal Government Lacks the Resources to Secure Our Borders Should Consider the Enormous Human and Economic Resources Allocated Elsewhere
"First, the United States must secure its borders," declared President Bush, in his May 15 televised address to the nation on immigration. He continued: "This is a basic responsibility of a sovereign nation. It is also an urgent requirement of our...
Mexico's Immigration Double Standard
"If Arnold Schwarzenegger had migrated to Mexico instead of the United States, he couldn't be a governor. If Argentina native Sergio Villanueva, firefighter hero of the Sept. 11 attacks, had moved to Tecate instead of New York, he wouldn't have been...
Overrun with New "Citizens": If the Bush-Kennedy Immigration Plan in the Senate Is Enacted, the United States Could Be Flooded with More Than 200 Million New Legal Immigrants in the Next 20 Years!
The first part of President Bush's televised May 15 immigration speech was carefully crafted to appease his conservative base, which he has alienated with his open-borders policies. Hence, the address was front-loaded with references to sovereignty...
President Assumes Arbitrary Power
The U.S. Constitution, that dusty old document many have heard of but don't know much about, creates three separate branches of government and establishes the powers each shall have. The legislative branch, the most important, is granted the sole power...
Selling His Brand of Salvation: The Novel the Da Vinci Code Not Only Attacks the Basic Tenets of Christianity but Promotes a Religious Outlook Based on Free Sex
Before Dan Brown penned his fictional work, The Da Vinci Code, most of the world was happily ignorant of his existence. Having written other books few people had read or even heard of, he hit upon the idea that has made him a phenomenally wealthy man....
What Makes a Nation? Nations Are Not Simply Political Communities Contained within Geographical Borders. They Are Expressions of a Shared Culture, Language, and Political Principle, That Unite Citizens in a Common Bond
The de facto obliteration of our southern border, facilitated largely by cheap-labor advocates, global elites, and vote-seeking politicians, raises many questions about the concept of nationhood. Americans are waking up to the unpleasant fact that...