Further investigation by the House Ways and Means Committee into the IRS scandal reveals that the Obama administration’s Treasury Department and former IRS official Lois Lerner conspired to create new 501(c)(4) regulations to restrict the activity of conservative groups.

 Many of the talking points put out by the con-con movement can be easily dismissed.

On January 16, 1995, the Utah legislature became the first in the nation to pass a Resolution of Participation in the Conference of the States proposed by Utah Governor Mike Leavitt. Representative J. Reese Hunter, a fifth-term Republican, voted for the resolution, but is now urging lawmakers in other states to oppose it. Dr. Hunter was interviewed for The New American by Robert W. Lee.

This article originally appeared in the June 12, 1995 issue of The New American.

Support for a Conference of the States was defeated in large part by efforts of The John Birch Society, resulting in an impressive turn-around in what is likely but the first skirmish in a long, drawn-out conflict.

Utah Governor Mike Leavitt is subtly calling for a constitutional convention by using the deceptive moniker "Conference of the States."

Despite our decades-long backward slide toward despotism, the Constitution remains intact and provides a beacon of hope for restoring the Republic.

The CVS Caremark drugstore chain announced it will discontinue tobacco sales later this year — a decision praised by President Obama as advancing his anti-smoking agenda.

The punitive new IRS rules meant to attack Tea Partiers are likely to force conservative groups to do what they should have done all along: forgo applying for tax-exempt status altogether.

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia made headlines nationwide this week after bluntly telling law students at the University of Hawaii that internment camps to detain Americans would eventually return. 

Though both Republicans and Democrats have backed crony capitalism with tax dollars, the Democratic Party has been a more reliable supporter of crony capitalism than the Republican Party.

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