CHQ - Election of Fred Upton as Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee Would be a Slap in the Face to Conservatives and Tea Partiers

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Richard Viguerie: Election of Fred Upton as Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee Would be a Slap in the Face to Conservatives and Tea Partiers
CHQ -- Viguerie writes that electing Fred Upton as Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee would be a slap in the face to the conservatives and Tea Partiers. "Republican members of Congress have been given a chance to re-establish the GOP as the party of limited government and fiscal responsibility. But the election of Fred Upton would signal a return to the disastrous big government policies of George W. Bush, Dennis Hastert, Tom DeLay, and Bill Frist," Viguerie said.

A warning from 99 years ago:  A 'gradual depreciation' of our rights
American Thinker
--Mark Fitzgibbons writes about Justice Joseph McKenna's dissent in a 1911 Supreme Court case, Wilson v. United States, which warned of the process by which government has gradually chipped away at our constitutional rights.

Senator-elect Rand Paul is writing a book on limited government and fiscalresponsibility
Bluegrass Politics
-- Paul's book, The Tea Party Goes to Washington, which is due out in February, is about the need "to bring the U.S. government more in line with the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, to stop spending money the country doesn't have, to balance the budget, and to reduce the size of the government."

Democratic Congressman thinks local earmarks are his principal duty -- Washington Examiner

Sen. Dick Lugar is not worried about a Tea Party challenge -- The Hill

Time for National Public Radio (NPR) to cut the taxpayer cord -- Boston Herald

Social issues on the backburner in new Congress? -- Real Clear Politics

Gallup Poll: Who should have the most influence on governmental policy in 2011? -- USA Today

Moderate GOP senators use lame-duck session to start 2012 campaigns -- The Hill

Many believe the federal government is operating outside of constitutional limitations -- Rasmussen Reports

Two conservative groups endorse Montana candidate for Congress in 2012 election -- Politico

Revolts grow at grassroots over airport screenings -- Washington Times


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Sincerely,

Richard Viguerie
Chairman
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