Open Letter To President Bush on the Signing of the REAL ID Act

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Number 319, May 15, 2005

"The End of America"

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As Alan Sherman once sang: "Hello young lovers, you're under arrest!" And as the People Who Think They Own The World continue to do their best to make everything illegal without first getting permission, that song comes to mind.

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Letters to the Editor
from EJ Totty, Frank Ney, Doug Heard, Adam J. Bernay, and Ron Beatty

Suppose You Were Fond of Books...
by L. Neil Smith
Suppose you were fond of books... You liked their leather bindings, their fancy endpapers, the way they speak to you of other times and places, the way they feel in your hand. You even liked the way they smell.

Open Letter To President Bush on the Signing of the REAL ID Act
by Bill St. Clair
Comrade Bushnev, Congratulations on signing the National ID into law. Now that all Americans are going to be tracked from birth to death in one huge database, I'm sure you'll be able to prevent anyone from doing anything you or your handlers don't like. Liberty was so messy!

The Yankee September 11th
by Jonathan David Morris
In 2001, a few weeks after 9/11, the New York Yankees lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks in one of the most exciting World Series in years. A lot of people rooted for the Yankees that year—a sentimental favorite. But, my, how times have changed.

Pulling the Rug Out
by Lady Liberty
In his 2004 campaign, and now in his first months of his second term of office, President George W. Bush is talking up his plans for Social Security. At the same time, politicians of every stripe are either defending the President's plans or castigating them. As is sadly all too typical with government, no matter how many viewpoints there may be, there seem to be none that are actually coming from any kind of a rational position.

A Police State?
by Ron Beatty
I have a feeling that I'm going to get a lot of negative reaction on this article, since so much of it is conjecture, based on a scant few facts available to the general public.

Galveston, Oy Galveston
by Charles Stone, Jr.
Such kvetching and wailing about the Social Security System. The Democrats are insisting that the Bush plan is racist, sexist, ageist, fiscally irresponsible, and a repudiation of the great Leftist icon, Franklin D. Roosevelt. The Republicans are sure they're not any of those things but they are so cowardly that they will not fight to make the changes.

The End of America—May 10, 2005
by Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership
On Tuesday, May 10, 2005, America became a true police state. Your U.S. senators voted—unanimously, with no discussion, and without even reading the bill—to create a national ID card.

Runaway Bride Lost in Junk Journalism
by Wendy McElroy
Veteran newsman Sam Donaldson announced it. Jennifer Wilbanks—the Runaway Bride—proved it. "Network news is dead."

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