Wednesday, May 21, 2003
Anti-War, Anti-State, Anti-Leviathan, Anti-New World Order
Best of the Blog... On War
This is an archive of certain entries from University Blog. This second blog contains an archive of the posts from the original blog - from March 2003 and earlier - which relate to the issues of war and foreign policy. Please also visit the main blog, at http://uis.blogspot.com - That site is updated regularly.
Note: A few months ago, I also decided to use this top entry to provide some of the latest news and viewpoints on these current issues. My past war-related entries are still archived here, and can be viewed by scrolling down.
PEARL HARBOR: Did FDR Know?
OPPOSE the "DREAM" Act
Support RAND PAUL for U.S. Senate (R-KY)!!
A rare chance to get a true-blue constitutionalist conservative, in our nation's highest legislative body!
<---- Happier Days: When Republicans were more 'republican' - - - - <---- Come Home, Conservatives! - to the Antiwar Movement (Review by our friend Tom Woods, from the new TakiMag) [via The American Cause]
Also see the CATO Institute's Book Forum event || And blog commentary from Marginal Revolution and Clark Stooskbury
Support Congressman Walter Jones (R-NC)!! || Keeping up with Walter Jones
Pre-retirement speech - attacking the neocon leftist foreign policy vision
Iowa Straw Poll - Who will finish at the top?
An article on Dr. Ron Paul and the 2008 presidential race (endorsement not implied)
William K. Shearer, R.I.P.
I wish I had time, to blog like I used to... or even half as much as I used to. Back when my blogging was better, I was posting a lot (on my main weblog) on the issue of war and foreign policy. Because I wanted an archive of those entries published before the current war began, I started this secondary blog. However, this top post now serves as a place where I can post updates and links, about recent events.
If you look through those pre-war blog entries of mine, you can see that two of them mention William K. Shearer, a constititutionalist conservative writer, and former Chairman of the U.S. Taxpayers Party (now known as the Constitution Party).
He was first mentioned in my Nov. 19, 2002 entry, in which I linked to his thought-provoking column written in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks (addressed further below). And my famous listing of conservative columnists who opposed the Iraq War [which I remember caught the eye of antiwar conservative political activist Mark Dankof, who I just discovered now hosts a radio show - with podcast links] includes Mr. Shearer; that link went to another of his columns, which had been e-mailed to me by California constitutionalist Reed Heustis.
Mr. Shearer passed away on March 3rd of this year, in San Diego, at the age of 75. The postings here and here, at non-partisan, and non-ideologically aligned, websites, show that he meant a great deal to many people, and will be sorely missed.
This continues the trend I fearfully addressed in my birthday tribute to the [still-living!] Joseph Sobran (and my shocked reaction to the recently-deceased Jude Wanniski) about the fact that our nation, and our movement (of genuine conservatism) now seems to be losing its key figures. [I guess this makes sense somewhat, since it is called the "Old" Right.] But this further reinforces the points that myself, and people such as James Lawrence, Kris Wampler, Francisco Gonzalez, Michael Brendan Dougherty, Adam Fierro, Kevin DeAnna, Craig Burgers, Marcus Epstein, and our friends in Michigan and elsewhere (including D.C.!) have been making, about the importance of promoting traditionalist conservatism within the people of our generation - in opposition to the statist, neocon mindset that has been prevalent (though thankfully, not so much anymore, despite the article by our friend Mr. McCarthy - see the 7th paragraph of my latest blog entry).
Update (6/6/07): I guess I should have included Jared Chicoine, above!
Update (5/28/07): I just realized that the Old Right has actually collapsed once before, due in part to the passing of several of its key national leaders.
We were able to resurrect it though, after the Cold War ended... At the start of 1992, even Murray Rothbard proclaimed, "...the Old Right is suddenly back!", and actually rejoined the Republican Party, to support Pat Buchanan's energetic challenge to the incumbent GOP President. And, as I've written before, the Clinton Presidency caused many conservatives and leading Republicans to become anti-war and anti-state - including among the youth.
Some thought that traditionalist conservatism was dead again however, due to how poorly Pat Buchanan did, in his 2000 run for President. It was only a couple of years later however, that it began to re-emerge, and now, even some of the CRs and conservatives of my generation are being impacted by the traditionalist perspectives, not only on immigration, but on foreign policy as well (as alluded to above).
I guess this may be a somewhat reassuring sign, that even if a movement fades away, due to the passing of its major leaders, that it can be brought back.
Raj Peter Bhakta (antiwar Republican congressional candidate): Elephant news...
Update: Raj on the border ~ News video reports - - - - - - [TV Squad ] [ Times of India ] [ Daisy Cutter via Conservative Cat] [ Rhymes with Right ] - - - www.rajforcongress.com
John James Duncan, Antiwar Conservative: Go Congressman Duncan, Go!!
Congressional Speech from before the war began
Anti-war column from 1999
New: The Christian Conservative Who Opposed the Vietnam War
[also see here (journal article) and here, and this refreshing piece by conservative columnist Cal Thomas]
If you buy this bestseller through this link, I'll get a 'commission' credit from Amazon.com! If not State of Emergency, then purchase any other item through Amazon.com, using this link. Thank you!!
Visit the new Patrick J. Buchanan website, from our friends at For the Cause!
Support Congressman John Hostettler for Re-election!!
Iraq draining National Guard
US post-war planning for Iraq almost non-existent [Washington Post item] [Washington Times article]
Will Cheney be out in '06??
* Senator Bruno *
NY Senate Majority Leader (R): 'Get the Troops Out of There'
GOP partisans are not pleased...
Buy Bruce Bartlett's Book!! *Why he wrote it* [latest coverage]
Black History Month: Charles Evers (civil rights leader & brother of Medgar Evers)... We knew [from before] that he is a conservative and prominent Republican, but did you know that he's also anti-war?
An Anti-War Republican from Mississippi
Raj Peter Bhakta... for U.S. Congress!?
New: From NewsMax.com, March 9 - Ex-'Apprentice' Running for Congress
Recent additions to the blogroll: Conservative leader Dan Flynn, award-winning journalist J.H. Huebert, traditional conservative Steve's 'absit invidia,' and Aussie Tim Gillin.
Latest News and Views...
Entry for Wednesday, March 26, 2003
Well, Spring Break is over, and school has begun again. And so has the war. I had been wanting to post updates about the war, but this is the first time that I am blogging since it began last Wednesday (March 19th).
I definitely wanted to say some things about the start of this war. It is important now that all of us - whether we have supported the idea of going to war with Iraq, or whether we have opposed it - stand behind our brave and heroic troops 100%, and pray for their security, their fortitude and faith, and their safe and speedy return after a successful mission abroad.
Below are some online resources with ways in which you can help support our troops:
Operation Military Pride
(Adopt a Soldier - Send Care Packages)
USO Care Packages
Send a virtual 'Thank You' card!
Operation Dear Abby
Locate the VA facility nearest you... Now is the time to volunteer.
More information on how you can support our troops is available here from DefenseWatch (Soldiers for the Truth).
Entry for Monday, March 10, 2003
Before I left for the convention (see my last entry), I was going to post some of the following:
In a comment post on Owen Courreges' blog, I wrote something about the differing views of college conservatives and Republicans with respect to a war with Iraq. (See the comments here by scrolling down to the bottom of the list.) Adrianne Truett shared on that discussion board that the conservatives at Harvard were also divided on this issue; she provided a link to The Harvard Salient, their "semi-conservative" student newspaper. After those comment posts, Owen posted an entry entitled "Taking on the anti-war Right" - it contains a response to this article by Salient editor Gladden J. Pappin.
Here are some viewpoints on war from college conservatives (and other non-leftists):
Weapons of Mass Deception - How the Gov't Scares Us Into War, Bill Barnwell [Barnwell archives]
White House Spins Axis of Evil, Stephen Beale [Beale archives]
A Crash Course for College Conservatives, Daniel McCarthy (2002 article) [McCarthy archives]
Remember, We're in a War, Rachel Anne Fajardo (2001 article) [Fajardo archives]
An Argument Against the Coming Iraq War, Kevin Vallier
Letter to a Middle-Aged Neocon, Marcus Epstein [Epstein archives] - new!
The Illegitimacy of the Second Gulf War, Pieter Friedrich [Friedrich home page] - new!
From the Front, Mike Ewens
An Open Letter to President Bush, Jeremy Loscheider
New article by Bill Barnwell: The Battle for Geopolitical Domination
(Bill is a well-known college conservative, and was one of the founders of ThePotatoe.com and MarxWatch.com.)
NOTE: As I have said in previous posts: External links to articles and web pages from this blog are intended for reference and debate purposes only; I am not necessarily endorsing or agreeing with the viewpoints and the content of web pages that are linked to from this site. (In some cases, I haven't even had a chance to read through all of the pages.)
More on Republicans
I had earlier come across this news report about Jack Walters, the Chairman of the Republican Party of Boone County, Missouri. I especially liked this quote at the end of the article:
Boone County GOP Chairman under fire for anti-war stance [also posted here]
"Not everybody who is opposed to the war is over on the left wing. It goes beyond the loony left and the usual suspects. There's a broad spectrum of opposition."
- William Samuels, former GOP committee member
The other day, I found out that Mr. Walters is resigning his position as Boone County GOP Chairman in protest of the potential Iraq war. His statement of resignation has been posted on the web. And there is even an online petition that Democrats.com has started to correspond with this: Republicans Against War in Iraq. I don't think I'm going to sign, since it's at a Democratic site; it already has 54 signatures, though...
Update: A Letter to the Editor for Mr. Walters on this issue.
And speaking of war and resignations, the latest post at Hoosier Review is an interesting comment about this subject.
More on these issues, and other topics, will be posted soon. For now, good luck to all who have mid-terms this week...
This is a good column that I had missed. I wish I had noticed it earlier, since it is by Tom Roeser, a well-known and distinguished Illinois conservative with his own radio show.
Chicago Sun-Times, March 15th: Warmongers have hijacked the GOP
And here is something from Washington University in St. Louis, home of college conservatives who are in tune with the Old Right:
Photos and coverage: Conservative/libertarian students rally against war...
Also check out the website of a student organization at www.foranewliberty.com... I don't agree with some of their stances, but it looks like a cool group.