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American Crazy Quilt: Posse Comitatus

American Crazy Quilt: Posse Comitatus

By Diane Alden The NewsMax Years #39 Still ON TARGET: September 26, 2000 The history of Posse Comitatus goes back into America's English past. Under King Alfred the Great, who assumed the chief warlord status in Britain in 871, the constabulary of the shire, or shire-reeve, eventually became known as the sheriff. It was his duty to [...]

George W. Bush, Meet ‘Twelve O’Clock High’

George W. Bush, Meet ‘Twelve O’Clock High’

By Diane Alden The NewsMax Years #38 Still ON TARGET: September 15, 2000 OK, Beltway Republicans, stop crying in your beer over the poll numbers. Go rent or buy a movie that you and the Republican candidate need to see, to assimilate, and most of all to emulate. The movie is the wonderful 1949 classic war movie "Twelve O'Clock High." Of [...]

Worrywarts, Black Helicopters and Trust

Worrywarts, Black Helicopters and Trust

By Diane Alden The NewsMax Years #37 Still ON TARGET: September 12, 2000 Do the worrywarts overstate the case? Do the folks in the bars and cafes in rural America fret about black helicopters or the U.N. camping out in national parks merely to break the monotony? Does this fundamental mistrust of government and the misuse of federal power [...]

To Alter and Abolish—Secession Movements on the Move

To Alter and Abolish—Secession Movements on the Move

By Diane Alden The NewsMax Years #36 Still ON TARGET: September 05, 2000 "Whenever a government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it." (Declaration of Independence) What do Walter Williams, Joseph Sobran, Lew Rockwell, Murray Rothbard and Ron Paul have in common? Besides being very [...]

Jiving Sugar Daddies and the Woman’s Vote

Jiving Sugar Daddies and the Woman’s Vote

By Diane Alden The NewsMax Years #35 Still ON TARGET: August 28, 2000 As Professor Higgins maintained in the classic "My Fair Lady": "Why can't a woman think like a man?" Higgins understood nothing about how women's psyches or thought patterns work. He never came to grips with the fact that the deliberations of most women are filtered [...]

Christmas Past—Christmas Present

Christmas Past—Christmas Present

By Diane Alden The NewsMax Years #34 Still ON TARGET: Christmas 2000 Americans have a Christmas legacy. I know for a fact this legacy lives today in towns and rural areas all over these United States. In this country today, Americans are quietly feeding the hungry and clothing the naked. Some unfortunates may fall through the cracks, but [...]

The Old Totalitarianism vs. the New Deceitful Kind

The Old Totalitarianism vs. the New Deceitful Kind

By Diane Alden The NewsMax Years #33 Still ON TARGET: October 20, 2000 Gus Hall, Arvo Kusta Halberg, was born in Virginia, Minnesota, in 1910, one of 10 children of Finnish immigrants. His father was a union organizer who headed the local chapter of the Communist Party. Minnesota's Mesaba Iron Range has plenty of good things, including [...]

Simple Gifts: Saints and Strangers

Simple Gifts: Saints and Strangers

By Diane Alden The NewsMax Years #32 Still ON TARGET: November 20, 2001 There is a Quaker song I have loved since I first heard it sung by the Brigham Young University choir. That song is "Simple Gifts." At this Thanksgiving time I am grateful for the simple gifts, of course, but I am just as grateful for those that are not so simple. [...]

Shiva, Destroyer of Worlds vs. The Stewards of the Darby

Shiva, Destroyer of Worlds vs. The Stewards of the Darby

by Diane Alden The NewsMax Years #31 Still ON TARGET: August 18,  2000 It is called by many names, including sustained development, eminent domain, ecosystem management, biodiversity, or whatever term du jour collectivists are using at the moment. By whatever name it is called, however, it is still a pagan utopian dream rooted in the [...]

Bragging About Cherry Picking

Bragging About Cherry Picking

American Gumbo with Diane Alden I get a kick out of the business punditry and most politicians who defend and tout the new trade agreements with various nations including Columbia. What made me spew coffee through my nose was when one apologist bragged about the increase of cherry production in the U.S. and the selling of our cherries to [...]

The Naivete and Arrogance of Compelling Democracy

The Naivete and Arrogance of Compelling Democracy

American Gumbo with Diane Alden Bringing democracy and Kentucky Fried Chicken to people who neither want it or know what to do with it when they are offered it - is naive and arrogant. Samuel Huntingtron the late Harvard don wrote in Clash of Civilizations ..."The idea is advanced that the spread of Western consumption patterns and popular [...]

A Costly Grace

A Costly Grace

by Diane Alden The NewsMax Years #30 Still ON TARGET: August 12,  2000 Since the selection of Senator Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., as running mate for Al Gore, it has become acceptable in the mainstream press to talk about religion, and even the "G" word may be mentioned without a TV pundit or talking head having a rhetorical heart attack [...]

Republicans are Bad, But Democrats are Worse

Republicans are Bad, But Democrats are Worse

by Diane Alden The NewsMax Years #29 Still ON TARGET: August 04,  2000 The reason I will vote for Republicans this fall is because the alternative is not only worse, it is dangerous. Perhaps that is not a principled stand, but it is the best I can do. Since the country cannot survive four years of Al Gore and the consequences he would [...]

A Run for the Border

A Run for the Border

by Diane Alden The NewsMax Years #28 Still ON TARGET: July 30, 2000 Every year 900,000 legal immigrants are allowed into the United States. Many of them have critical technological skills, which corporate America and government need because not enough Americans graduate in technical and scientific fields. A bill stalled in Congress, held up [...]

Shameless Compromisers

Shameless Compromisers

by Diane Alden The NewsMax Years #27 Still ON TARGET: July 20, 2000 Not long ago liberal journalist Anthony Lewis asked, "Does Clinton want to be remembered as the one who sold out our civil liberties?" One could also pose the question, "Do the Democrats in Congress and some Republicans make this sellout possible?" Recently, Senator Don [...]

Conspiracy of Dunces

Conspiracy of Dunces

by Diane Alden The NewsMax Years #26 Still ON TARGET: July 12, 2000 Part 2 It is difficult to think of Bill Clinton as part of the elite, but he is. Most people in government, academia, foundations and large corporations are. They move easily in and out of the agencies and institutions that rule us or shape policy or opinion. They [...]

Pratt House Conspiracy or Just Power Hungry Elites?

Pratt House Conspiracy or Just Power Hungry Elites?

by Diane Alden The NewsMax Years #25 Still ON TARGET: July 06, 2000 Part 1 Remember back in high school there was always that certain group of kids universally known as the "in" crowd. The rest of the denizens in the teen-age hell halls were usually a subgroup with a theme. There was the artsy crowd, the nerds, the greasers, the dweebs, [...]

‘Braveheart’ Catholics and the New World Order

‘Braveheart’ Catholics and the New World Order

by Diane Alden The NewsMax Years #24 Still ON TARGET: June 28, 2000 They say you shouldn't discuss religion or politics. Since when have I ever run from either topic? I have been all kinds of Catholic: devout, apathetic, disheartened, divorced, disenfranchised, disgusted, back slid and back again. I get disgusted and disappointed in my [...]

Sons of the Middle Border: Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton

Sons of the Middle Border: Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton

Diane Alden The NewsMax Years #24 Still ON TARGET: June 20, 2000 I don't usually watch PBS, but it was showing an excellent biography on Ronald Reagan. This one included observations by everyone from his rebellious daughter, Patty, to his more serious daughter, Maureen, and of course Nancy and Ron Jr. Members of his cabinet, advisers and [...]

Fire Storm in the West

Fire Storm in the West

By Diane Alden The NewsMax Years #24 Still ON TARGET: June 14, 2000 When I was a kid the West was a mystical place to me. A land of cowboys and Indians, of mountains and roaring rivers, and sunsets seen from the back of a horse. Perhaps it was one too many Roy Rogers and John Wayne matinees at the Plaza theater. Maybe it was the love of [...]

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