| September 2006
| September 28,
TCC LEADS THE
FIGHT AGAINST SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS
connection with TCC’s leadership in the effort to defeat the George
Bush-Vicente Fox scheme to make illegal aliens who have returned to Mexico
eligible for U.S. Social Security benefits, I have been in contact with
Louisiana Congressman Jim McCrery, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Social
Security of the House Ways and Means Committee. Here follows Chairman
McCrery’s response to my communications:
Read Congressman McCrery's Letter to Howard
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Gov. Ed King
| September 21,
A FOND FAREWELL TO GOVERNOR KING
In 1978, I ran for the U.S. Senate from Massachusetts as a
As you are probably aware, my candidacy did not prevail, but
that of my ticket mate, Ed King, was successful, as King became the Governor
of Massachusetts, ousting Michael Dukakis in the Democratic primary.
King was a pro-life, anti-tax, conservative Governor who
backed President Reagan in 1980 and again in 1984.
King has died at the age of 81.
| September 18,
D.C. REPRESENTATION IN
CONGRESS IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL
Constitutional scholar Charles
Orndorff, who is the Administrative Vice Chairman of The Conservative
Caucus, has submitted some brilliant, irrefutable testimony on the
unconstitutionality of giving the District of Columbia representation in the
U.S. House of Representatives.
The testimony has been
submitted for the record to the Subcommittee on the Constitution of the U.S.
House Committee on the Judiciary.
Please read the complete
text of Mr. Orndorff’s testimony.
| September 15, 2006
MRS. JOHN B.
CONNALLY WAS A GREAT PERSON
September 1, Nellie Connally, the widow of former Texas Governor and U.S.
Treasury Secretary, John B. Connally, died at the age of 87.
It was my
great honor and privilege to be a guest of Governor and Mrs. Connally at
their home in Floresville, Texas in 1975 when I had the opportunity to
discuss with Governor Connally the possibility of his seeking the Presidency
as an independent candidate in 1976.
spent two days with me and a few of my colleagues and we discussed many
things, including the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Mrs. Connally was extremely gracious and a marvelous hostess. As is so
often the case, some rain fell into the life of Governor and Mrs. Connally,
but each of them was an individual of high character, intellect, and
Constitution Day Event
| September 13, 2006
SEE YOURSELF ON
Saturday, September 16, The Conservative Caucus, in cooperation with the U.
S. Taxpayers Alliance and The Conservative Caucus Foundation, is sponsoring
its Sixth Annual Commemoration of Constitution Day, featuring
speeches by Dr. John Eidsmoe, Constitutional expert Louis Ingram, and Eagle
Forum President Phyllis Schlafly.
been invited to broadcast the event. If you plan to come, be sure to tell
your relatives, friends, and coworkers so they can watch for you on C-SPAN.
This is an
event you won’t want to miss --- 1:00 to 5:00 P.M., Capitol Hilton Hotel at
the corner of K and 16th Street, N.W. in Washington, D.C.
sure to come. It is something you will always remember.
| September 12, 2006
COBURN-OBAMA BILL WILL HELP RALLY
TO ADVOCACY FUNDING
I was pleased to sign the coalition letter to
Senator Majority Leader Bill Frist demanding action on the Coburn-Obama bill
S.2590 to promote Federal funding accountability and transparency. A copy of
the letter to Majority Leader Frist follows:
September 6, 2006
An Open Letter to Majority Leader Frist: Bring S. 2590 to
the Floor for a Vote!
Dear Majority Leader Frist:
On behalf of the millions of taxpaying citizens represented
by the groups signed below, we strongly urge you to bring S. 2590, the
Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act, to the Senate floor for
a vote. The bill, sponsored by Senators Tom Coburn (R-OK) and Barack Obama
(D-IL), would direct the Office of Management and Budget to create a
publicly-available website that would list every entity receiving federal
financial assistance, such as grants or contracts, and the totals awarded
for each fiscal year. Such a website would entail very little cost and would
greatly increase transparency in the distribution of government funding. At
last, those who most deserve to know about this process – the American
people – would have a tool to examine and evaluate the federal government’s
funding decisions and priorities.
And yet, after being "hotlined" for unanimous
passage, the bill was suddenly derailed when a secret hold was placed,
indicating a Senator would object to it on the floor. After weeks of
investigation, ordinary citizens used phone calls and several websites to
narrow the holds down to Senators Ted Stevens (R-AK) and Robert Byrd (D-WV).
Both Senators then admitted publicly to the holds. And yet, Stevens has
renewed his hold and, along with an anonymous Democrat, stands in the way of
this common-sense legislation.
This unprecedented flurry of "outside the Beltway"
action from across the political spectrum suggests that support for this
bill is strong among the general public. Advocates from all ideological
points of view share the common notion that transparency of and public
access to government information is vital to the health of our political
system. Through letters such as this one, over 110 groups – of all
ideological persuasions – have conveyed to the Senate their strong support
for this measure.
Citizens should no longer be forced to navigate the
confusing labyrinth of bureaucracy just to find out how their tax dollars
are spent. Furthermore, internal conflicts and parliamentary maneuvers
should not prevent the passage of a bill with such widespread support.
Americans of all political stripes have spoken with a unified voice in favor
of transparency and accountability. Now, they call upon you to bring S. 2590
to the Senate floor for a vote as soon as possible.
We thank you for your public commitments to bring this bill
to the floor and want to work with you to ensure this important legislation
receives a straightforward vote when the Senate reconvenes.
The Conservative Caucus, Inc
this coalition letter with complete list of all signers
Your Financial Support
| September 11, 2006
a nice note from my friend, John Chalfant, author of the book, “America — A
Call To Greatness”. Here is what John had to say:
“I pray your
financial plight will soon reverse. I think you may be a victim of
blindness by your underwriters. By that I mean, you and TCC are a lethal
weapon for our cause….the kind of weapon people about to lose their freedoms
pray for. It isn’t so much a matter of intelligent decision by your
supporters to NOT support you. It’s an unwillingness of them to face the
gravity of America’s perils and thus to recognize TCC as the weapon it is.”
| September 8, 2006
ME AT CONSTITUTION DAY COMMEMORATION
I hope you
will join me on Saturday, September 16, from 1:00 to 5:00 P.M. at the
Capitol Hilton Hotel (1001 16th Street, N.W.) in Washington, D.C.
for our Sixth Annual Commemoration of Constitution Day.
Admission is free and the program is excellent. It will feature remarks by
Louis Ingram, Esq. on his new book, “A Politically Incorrect Guide to the
Constitution”, Dr. John Eidsmoe on the relevance of the Ten Commandments to
every aspect of American law and jurisprudence, and TCC Administrative Vice
Chairman Charles Orndorff concerning the unconstitutionality of Congressman
Tom Davis’s proposal to give D.C. representation in Congress.
featured speaker, Phyllis Schlafly, will receive the 2006 Andrew Jackson “Champion
of Liberty” Award.
limited. So please confirm your participation with Helen Gombert at
by e-mail. You can also fax a confirmation to TCC at 703-281-4108.
A gift of
$2,500 will qualify you as a
of Constitution Day, $1,000 makes you a
and you can be a
of the Constitution
for a $100 contribution to The Conservative Caucus.
| September 5, 2006
Please accept our
invitation to the
Celebrating September 17, 1787 when the
Constitution of the United States was adopted.
Limited seating so
to reserve your
seat by calling 703-938-9626.
Dear Friend of the Constitution:
I hope you can join me in
Washington, DC on September 16 to commemorate the two hundred eighteenth
anniversary of the completion of the Convention that gave us our U.S.
There is no admission fee, but,
because attendance will be limited by the size of the room, we must know as
soon as possible whether you plan to attend.
TCC is sponsoring Constitution
Day for the sixth consecutive year, in cooperation with The Conservative
Caucus Foundation and the U.S. Taxpayers Alliance.
Beginning at 1:00 P.M. at
the Capitol Hilton Hotel, at 16th and K St, NW, and continuing until
5:00 P.M., you will have the opportunity to learn more about the
Constitution from several knowledgeable, compelling speakers.
I know that you and I share a
love and respect for the Constitution, and that we each want Constitution
Day to have a powerful impact.
That is why I hope you will
support this event with a donation of $25, $50, $100 or more. In fact, if
you can send $1,000, you will be listed as a Sponsor in the Constitution Day
TCC cannot afford to lose money
on this event. We need to receive enough donations, designated for
Constitution Day, to pay the full cost.
That is why I am asking you to
help with a donation of $25, $50, $100, or even a Sponsor’s fee of $1,000 to
make TCC’s Constitution Day possible.
Whether or not you provide
financial support, I hope you will be able to attend on September 16. Since
we will have to stop accepting reservations once we expect a full room, be
sure to let me know as soon as possible, so that I can have your name added
to the attendance list.
P.S. If you contribute $100 or
more, you will be listed in the program as a "Friend of the Constitution",
and a $1,000 gift makes you a Sponsor.
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