Excerpted from Howard Phillips Issues & Strategy Bulletin
of March 15, 2005
ALBERTO GONZALES PROMISES TO DEFEND ROE v. WADE
AS BUSH’S ATTORNEY-GENERAL
"Bush’s Attorney-General-designate, Alberto
Gonzales, one of his most trusted aides over the years, said the
following in his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary
Committee: ‘Thank you, Senator. Of course, the Supreme Court
has recognized a right of privacy in our Constitution, and in Roe
the court held that that right of privacy includes a woman’s right
to choose to have an abortion. A little over a decade ago, the
court, in Casey, had an opportunity to revisit that issue.
They made a – they declined to overturn Roe, and of course made
a new standard that any restriction that constituted an "undue
burden" on a woman’s right to choose could not be sustained.
My judgment is that the court has had an opportunity – ample
opportunities – to look at this issue. It has declined to do so.
And as far as I’m concerned, it (Roe versus Wade) is the
law of the land and I will enforce it.’ " Source: Thomas
Droleskey, Ph.D., The Remnant, 2/15/05, pp. 10, 11
BUSH’S NAVAL REDUCTION BUDGET IS VERY DANGEROUS
"President Bush’s plan for the Navy
calls for buying fewer ships, while China, a potential security hot
spot, is increasing and repositioning its fleet. It’s a
prospect that concerns some lawmakers. …
"The Pentagon says buying fewer ships than
previously planned won’t affect combat ability. Previous
budgets envisioned purchasing six Virginia-class attack submarines,
seven DD(X) destroyers and 10 San Antonio-class amphibious landing
ships through 2011."
DOWN FROM SIX TO THREE SUBMARINES, SEVEN TO FIVE
DESTROYERS, AND ONE LESS CARRIER
"The 2006 budget calls for three submarines,
five destroyers and nine landing ships. It also proposes eliminating
one of the Navy’s 12 aircraft carriers. … The budget calls for
buying fewer planes, ships and submarines in favor of spending more
RED CHINA ADDS, U.S SUBTRACTS
"Republicans and Democrats argued that
cutting back now could jeopardize the Navy’s long-term domination
of the seas, particularly in light of China’s military
" ‘I recognize that our naval fleet still
remains the most technologically advanced in the world. But the
decreasing number of ships being procured, particularly in the light
of the Chinese buildup, really concerns me,’ [Republican Sen.
Susan Collins] said.
" ‘Are you concerned about projections that
the Chinese fleet may well surpass the American fleet in terms of
numbers in just a decade’s time?’
" ‘Senator,’ [Defense Secretary] Rumsfeld
replied, ‘it is an issue that the department thinks about and is
concerned about and is attentive to.’ …
"China has invested heavily in its own
defense in the past few years. Prohibited from buying U.S. and
European arms under an embargo, Beijing purchased at least $13
billion worth of weapons from Russia between 1993 and 2003,
according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.
China’s arsenals now are stocked with Russian-made submarines,
destroyers, supersonic fighters and anti-ship missiles, as well as
weapons it increasingly is making on its own.
"CIA Director Porter Goss told the Senate
Intelligence Committee this week that China last year increased its
ballistic missile forces and rolled out several new submarines.
‘Improved Chinese capabilities threaten U.S. forces in the region,’
Goss said. … Rumsfeld has said, China is moving its naval vessels
farther from its shores.
"Rep. Randy Forbes, R-Va., told Rumsfeld
during a House Armed Services Committee hearing on Wednesday that he
recently returned from China with ‘a big concern’ about the U.S.
fleet after he witnessed China’s naval buildup.
" ‘We looked at their steel mills,’
Forbes said. ‘They’re throwing out steel as fast as you can
watch it; running it 24 hours a day.’ " Source: NewsMax.com
Excerpted from Howard Phillips Issues & Strategy Bulletin
of May 31, 2004
WHY DOES PRESIDENT BUSH USE YOUR TAX DOLLARS TO
FUND PRO-ABORTION ACTIVISTS?
"FRC [the Family Research Council] has
learned that three government agencies are promoting the abortion
industry at a conference this summer in Washington D.C. with you
and I picking up the tab. As another slap in the face to pro-life
Americans, the United States Agency for International Development
(USAID), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the
Center for Disease Control (CDC) are ‘platinum sponsors’ for
the ‘Youth and Health: Generation on the Edge’ conference,
featuring the International Planned Parenthood Federation, the
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and MTV. …
"[T]he government is rolling out the red
carpet for these groups and MTV to hold sessions on: ‘working with
a faith-based organization to improve adolescents’ access to
sexual and reproductive health services,’ sexual and reproductive
health for pre-adolescent girls, and ‘young people creating
animated films on sex and sexuality for use in schools and the
community.’ I wonder if MTV will have Janet Jackson speak to the
young people about modesty." Source: Tony Perkins, Washington
BUSH WILL SEND MORE DUAL-USE HIGH TECH TO RED
CHINA’S PEOPLE’S LIBERATION ARMY
On April 28, "Following a meeting in
Washington with Chinese Vice Premier Wu Yi, U.S. Commerce Secretary
Donald Evans promised to ease curbs on exports of computers and
other technologies that could be used in Chinese weapons systems,
reports Charles Smith in NewsMax.com. Smith warns that the
curbs could jeopardize U.S. and East Asian security because, as
stated in a February 2004 U.S. General Accounting Office [GAO]
report, China does not adhere to treaties it has signed on ‘dual
use’ equipment. According to the GAO, Beijing continues to violate
provisions, such as permitting inspections to verify that exported
equipment is not being used for military purposes." Source: Al
Santoli, China Reform Monitor, 5/13/04
BUSH PROPOSES AND SIGNS INTO LAW A $500
BILLION ONE-YEAR DEFICIT
The Debt to the Penny
Source: Public Debt at Treasury
"A liberal is someone who feels a great
debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money." G. Gordon
Source: NotableNewsNow@freecongress.org, 11/4/03
BIG GOVERNMENT BUSH PUSHES MASSIVE
EXPANSION OF FEDERAL LEVIATHAN
Table 1. Spending by
Percent Change in Real
Outlays in First Three Years
|Health & Human Services
|Housing & Urban Dev.
Sources: Budget of the
U.S. Government and Mid-Session Review for FY2004
"The administration recently released its mid-session review of the federal
budget for fiscal 2004, The new data reveal that discretionary outlays will rise a
stunning 16.9 percent in FY2003, having risen 13.1 percent in FY2002.
"[O]ne way to evaluate fiscal priorities is to compare budgets as originally
proposed by Reagan and Bush. In each of Bushs three budgets, he has proposed
increases in total federal outlays above baseline levels. In his FY2002 budget, he
asked for $43 billion over 10 years to reform education and $153 billion over
10 years to reform Medicare. He got his big education increase, and his FY2004
budget pushed up his Medicare request to $400 billion.
REAGAN TWENTY-TWO, BUSH ZERO
"Bush has not vetoed a single spending bill during his tenure in office. Instead,
he has signed every bill crossing his desk including huge education and farm subsidy
bills. By contrast, President Reagan vetoed 22 bills during his first three years in
"Bush has also benefited from a more favorable party arrangement in Congress
than Reagan. Although Republicans controlled the Senate during Reagans first
term, Democrats dominated the House. Bush has had a GOP-controlled House and Senate (with
the exception of the period from mid-2001 to the end of 2002).
has thus far shown no leadership on spending reform even though he enjoys strong
support from the majority in Congress." Source: Veronique de Rugy and Tad DeHaven,
Cato Institutes Tax & Budget Bulletin, August 2003
USAIDs PRO-SODOMY, PRO-PROMISCUITY
SUBSIDIES CONTINUED BY BUSH ADMINISTRATION
"For the past several years, USAID, run by the U.S. State Department, has
awarded multimillion dollar grants to promote homosexuality and promiscuity to teens
throughout Central and South America, and Africa.
"In USAID-funded programs throughout Central America, children and teens are
targeted with pamphlets and advertisements of colored and flavored condoms which depict
the faces of young boys and children as young as seven years of age (cf. Y, Como No
se Pasa, Fundacion Fomento en Salud, Honduras)."
AN ASSAULT ON CHRISTIAN MORALITY FUNDED
WITH YOUR TAXES
"USAID-funded condom billboards appear in newspapers and on billboards overseas,
in violation of local laws which require information about risks. In family planning
clinics throughout Central America and Africa, IUDs and Depo-Provera are promoted to teens
and women without adequate information about risks, in violation of informed consent
provisions of U.S. law. In Honduras, IUDs are provided to anemic women without
informed consent, and massive sterilization programs are promoted in government
WHY DOES BUSH FUND PRO-HOMO PROPAGANDA?
"In Honduras, a USAID manual titled, Speaking About Sexuality With Young People,
is aimed at getting boys and girls to acknowledge the existence of
homosexuality in the population.
"According to this USAID manual, promoted in schools throughout Honduras,
homosexuality fulfills an important role in the sexual socialization of youngsters.
Youngsters today have to recognize the existence of male and female
TEN-YEAR-OLD CHILDREN ARE MENTALLY
"In a section of the manual titled Talking About Sexuality With
Youngsters, teachers are encouraged to ask ten-year-old children: If you have
never had sex with a person of the same sex, how do you know if you would prefer it?
Homosexuals such as Oscar Wilde are promoted as heroes, and photos of transvestites are
provided to children."
A BIPARTISAN RAPE OF THE INNOCENT
"The manual is part of USAIDs AIDSCAP program, implemented in over 30
developing countries by highly funded population control groups including Family Health
"FHI is one of USAIDs oldest and most highly funded population control
NGOs. According to USAID, FHI improves reproductive health among people
ten to 24 years old (HIV/AIDS Partnerships, USAID, Global Health Bureau). FHI
also promotes programs designed to provide lubricants for men who have sex with other men
(HIV/AIDS Interventions With Men Who Have Sex With Men, Family Health
BUSH AND CONGRESS HAVE FUNDED FHI
THEY CAN STOP IT
"Most people would agree that promoting homosexuality and distributing graphic
sexual material to children as young as ten years old is wrong. Most taxpayers would be
alarmed to know that U.S. funds are paying for these programs. But FHI has been
aggressively promoting sexual material, including material on homosexuality, to children
"In 2001, FHI received $85 million from USAID to promote sex education to
children and teens (USAID Award to FHI Promotes Youth Reproductive Health,
Family Health International, October 2, 2001). FHIs program, titled YouthNet,
provides IUDs, contraceptive pills, and Depo-Provera to children as young as ten years old
in developing nations. Post-abortion care (a euphemism for manual vacuum abortion) is also
available to children."
NEW WORLD ORDER AGENDA IS DERIVED FROM
KARL MARXS HATRED OF WESTERN CHRISTIAN CIVILIZATION
"USAIDs YouthNet program is designed to destroy genuine faith-based
abstinence initiatives, and integrate programs for teens and children into
already-existing adult HIV/AIDS/Sexual and Reproductive Health programs throughout the
world. Where genuine faith-based groups strive to promote abstinence to teens, FHI seeks
to go beyond traditional childrens religious education to address sexual
behaviors explicitly (Faith-Based Programs for Youth, Family Health
International, 2003)." Source: Steven W. Mosher, The Wanderer, 8/14/03, p. 9
BUSH INCLUDES PSYCHIATRIC
COUNSELING AND DRUG SUBSIDIES IN HIS SOCIALIZED MEDICINE AGENDA
Action Item: Call/write/email your
Congressman and Senators, opposing Mental Health Parity.
Joel Skousen writes (World Affairs Brief, 5/3/02) that "In
another move destined to vastly increase Americans use of psychotropic drugs
like Ritalin and Prozac, President George Bush has announced his support for the
concept of a mandated Mental Health Parity law. Currently, even with huge increases in the
use of these drugs, which supposedly suppress hyper, erratic or depressed behavior, there
is considerable resistance to their use mainly because they are not covered by
YOUR TAXES AND YOUR MEDICAL COSTS
"This type of law would mandate that private insurers
accept claims for mental health as well as physical health. Broadly defined, as
mental health practitioners demand, mental health can encompass almost anything. It is
a Pandoras box which will lead to huge increases in the cost of insurance, which
when passed on to company benefit plans, will undoubtedly leave less money available for
legitimate physical ailments. Proponents counter that costs have not risen in states
that have passed mental health parity insurance laws on their own but they fail to
mention that this happens because states cut back on other benefit programs in
anticipation of the increases in costs due to mental health coverage. Like any other form
of broadly defined and distributed benefit, once people learn they can tap professional
services (at someone elses expense) for every emotional and mental aberration they
experience, costs will exponentially increase creating a demand for other
draconian legislative edicts later on.
A BRAVE NEW WORLD
BUSHS DRUG WAR ON AMERICA
"Of greater concern to those of [us] who recognize the existence
of conscience, is the knowledge that psychotropic drugs suppress that central portion of
the brain which picks up the subtle signals of conscience. As a result, people on
psychotropic drugs become desensitized to that key source of divine guidance and warning
which helps guard against actions and attitudes that lead to mental problems, and which
prompts people to do what is right. This desensitization is dangerous to a persons
spiritual health, as spiritual evil can induce increased melancholy and resistance to
beneficial change. It is no wonder that there is a high correlation between
suicide and the long-term use, or sudden disuse, of these mind-altering drugs. If
you or your children are on these drugs, get off of them as soon as possible, being
careful to guard against their powerful after-effects. It seems that the only ones
fighting this battle on ideological grounds are those parents whose children have been
victims of the damaging effects of these drugs a growing lobby. The rest of us need
to get on the bandwagon too."
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ASHCROFT ENDORSES BRADY BILL
Larry Pratt, Executive Director of Gun Owners of America, asks "If
the Bush Administration is so gung-ho for gun rights, why are they going against an
overwhelming majority of the American people and the Airline Pilots Association by
opposing the right of pilots to have firearms and to serve as the last line of defense in
the battle against terrorism in the skies?
"And why is Attorney General Ashcroft backpedaling on the remarks he made that the
Second Amendment was intended to protect the right of individuals, not just militias, to
keep and bear arms?
"In a recent interview on Larry King, John Ashcroft said Reasonable
regulations regarding the ownership of weapons are appropriate and [the Brady
restrictions] are reasonable regulations, and theyre to be defended [by the Bush
"The Administration also stated that our individual gun rights are subject
to reasonable restrictions designed to prevent possession by unfit persons
or to restrict possession of firearms that are particularly suited to criminal misuse.
"So who are unfit persons? Airline Pilots? Teachers? Residents of
Washington, D.C.? Right now, all three groups of people are, apparently, unfit to carry
firearms for their self-defense.
"I hate to say it but I am beginning to question the depth of support this
Administration really has for our gun rights." [Undated]
GWBs "PROJECT SAFE
NEIGHBORHOODS" IS AN UNCONSTITUTIONAL ASSAULT ON THE 2d AMENDMENT
"As Project Safe Neighborhoods, the centerpiece of
President Bushs crime fighting program, comes into effect, a new study from the Cato
Institute finds that it is unconstitutional, wreaks havoc on federal courts, allows
prosecutorial mischief affecting the racial composition of juries, and will likely lead to
a mindless zero tolerance policy for technical infractions of gun laws.
The report also shows that Second Amendment rights groups, including the National Rifle
Association, are wrong to support the plan."
FEDERAL PROSECUTION OF STATE AND
LOCAL GUN POSSESSION CRIMES EXPANDS BUREAUCRATS POWER TO HARASS
"Like its prototype, Virginias Project Exile, Project Safe
Neighborhoods will channel gun-possession crimes that would ordinarily be prosecuted at
the state level into the federal system. In addition to federalizing gun crimes,
Project Safe Neighborhoods acts as a prosecution-stimulus package, funding the placement
of over 700 new prosecutors (113 federal, 600 state) who will do nothing but pursue gun
law violations full-time."
"In There Goes the Neighborhood: The Bush-Ashcroft Plan to "Help"
Localities Fight Gun Crime, attorney Gene Healy explains that the federal
government has no authority to enact the type of criminal statutes used by the program.
Although the president has promised to make respect for federalism a priority in his
administration, Healy says Bushs initiatives suggest that, where it counts,
political expediency will trump respect for federalism.
"By rewarding prosecutors for the number of gun convictions attained, Project
Safe Neighborhoods creates an incentive structure that will lead to a proliferation of
technical-violation indictments regardless of their merit, Healy writes. Such
convictions include the sentencing of a rehabilitated felon to 15 years for possession of
a single bullet."
LOCAL INFRACTIONS PROSECUTED IN
"Safe Neighborhoods also threatens the constitutional guarantee of
equal protection by allowing prosecutors to select their preferred forum federal or
state on the basis of the racial composition of the respective jury pools, Healy
writes. In Richmond, Virginia, where project exile was first implemented, the
jury pool for the state-level circuit court is approximately 75 percent
African-American, he writes. In contrast, the jury pool for the Eastern
District of Virginia [is] only about 10 percent African-American. "
NRA GAVE $125,000 TO PROJECT EXILE
"While the desire to tackle the problem of violent crime without
adding to gun laws already on the books is laudable, Healy argues, gun rights groups
are misguided to support Projects Exile and Safe Neighborhoods going as far as
contributing $125,000 to Exile in the NRAs case.
" NRA officials such as Wayne LaPierre and Charlton Heston repeatedly
assailed President Bill Clinton for failing to enforce federal firearms statutes, without
ever explaining why such cases should be brought in federal court, Healy writes.
The supporters of federalizing gun crime lack even a compelling policy rationale
let alone constitutional grounds for ignoring the distinction between local
and interstate matters. " Source: Cato News Release Policy Analysis no.
5/28/02, Gene Healy, attorney and senior editor
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