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Wednesday
Jul292015

ALG - House Republicans request hearing on H.R. 1995 to prohibit Obama HUD neighborhood rezoning rule 

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July 28, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government board member Bill Wilson today issued the following statement joining 18 House Republicans who in a letter urged the House Judiciary Committee to commence hearings on H.R. 1995, "The Local Zoning and Property Rights Protection Act of 2015," which would prohibit the Department of Housing and Urban Development from implementing a rule, "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing":

 

"The radical HUD plan to condition federal funding on rezoning neighborhoods to achieve a subjective and punitive set of quotas is a utopian pipe dream, and a federal attempt to usurp local zoning authority. We urge the House Judiciary Committee to take up H.R. 1995, and to require political partisans at HUD to justify this raw power grab. This has nothing to do with individual cases of housing discrimination, which have been illegal for over 40 years. Like the IRS abuse of power targeting people who disagree with them, the Obama appointees are using the power of government to harm communities that do not vote or act as Obama and his allies think they should. It is social engineering, nothing more."

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/house-republicans-request-hearing-on-h-r-1995-to-prohibit-obama-hud-neighborhood-rezoning-rule/

 

Attachments:

 

Hearing Request Letter, July 28, 2015, sent by Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) and 17 House Republicans at http://getliberty.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/07-28-15-hearing-request-letter-on-H-R-1995.pdf

 

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Americans for Limited Government is a non-partisan, nationwide network committed to advancing free market reforms, private property rights and core American liberties. For more information on ALG please visit our website at www.GetLiberty.org.

Saturday
Jul252015

ALG - Urge U.S. Congress to stop Obama's HUD rule to redraw your neighborhood! 

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July 24, 2015

Dear Liberty Activist,

Click here to sign the petition to urge Congress to stop Obama's HUD rule to redraw your neighborhood!

President Barack Obama has hatched scheme to place "affordable housing" in neighborhoods across America that the government says are "too rich."

The Obama Administration is already collecting race data on neighborhoods across the country.  This man wants to rezone the entire country so that neighborhoods are more "fair" and "diverse."

Please sign the National Petition to Stop Obama-zoning immediately.

And then please forward this email to everyone you know who doesn't want federal bureaucrats coming into their neighborhoods and destroying property values.

Obama-zoning is yet another one of this Administration's social justice schemes.  It one more attempt to remake America and cut the American middle class down to size.

Make no mistake about it, Obama-zoning will affect YOU. 

Unless you live in a very poor and crime- ridden inner city, federal bureaucrats will soon survey your neighborhood to evaluate if it is sufficiently fair and diverse.

Very few members of Congress are doing anything to stop this madness.  That's why Americans for Limited Government is leading the charge to stop Obama-zoning now, before it is too late.

And our very first task is to bombard Congress with petitions against this insanity.

Just click here to sign the national petition.  And then beg everyone you know to do the same.

We need to get Congress off its rear end and fight Obama on this.  We need to get talk radio sounding the alarm.

We need conservatives in every single state to take a stand against Obama zoning NOW.

According the New York Post, "Obama's racial bean counters are furiously mining data on their health, home loans, credit cards, places of work, neighborhoods, even how their kids are disciplined in school — all to document "inequalities" between minorities and whites."

The Department of Housing and Urban Development will then use this data to dictate and replan local neighborhoods.

Local zoning laws will be voided.  Property values will be crushed.

If you own a house this could ruin you. 

Please sign the petition.  Please ask everyone you know to sign, too.

This really is urgent.  Barack Obama isn't fooling around.

Just go here.  Now.  Please!.

Sincerely,


Rick Manning
President
Americans for Limited Government

Tuesday
Jul212015

ALG urges Senate to reject Iran nuke deal 

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July 20, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government today issued the following statement urging the U.S. Senate to take up the Iran nuclear deal as a treaty and defeat it:

 

"President Obama has failed to abide by the terms of the Corker Iran bill in delivering the Iran nuclear accord. The legislation was limited to lifting certain sanctions related to Iran's nuclear agreements, not lifting sanctions on missiles and other weapons activities as the deal does. In the meantime, all Obama believes he has all he needs with the vote at the United Nations Security Council to authorize the deal.

 

"Our nation's foreign policy cannot be run out of the United Nations. Without a positive vote in Congress for his deal, Obama shows his outright contempt for Congress and the Constitution. The Senate should bring the Iran deal up under the Treaty Clause of the Constitution and reject it. It is time to restore constitutional government, and stop giving Iran a legal basis to continue enriching uranium for weapons."

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/alg-urges-senate-to-reject-iran-nuke-deal/

 

Attachments:

 

"Congress Must Ditch the Corker Bill and Treat the Iran Deal as Either a Treaty or Proposed Legislation to be Voted Up or Down," By Andrew C. McCarthy, July 20, 2015 at http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/421349/congress-must-ditch-corker-bill-and-treat-iran-deal-either-treaty-or-proposed

 

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Americans for Limited Government is a non-partisan, nationwide network committed to advancing free market reforms, private property rights and core American liberties. For more information on ALG please visit our website at www.GetLiberty.org.

Wednesday
Jul152015

ALG - Iran nuke deal makes war more likely

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July 14, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement condemning the Iran nuclear deal:

 

"Congressional Republicans tied their own hands in any upcoming attempt to stop the Iran nuclear deal earlier this year when they chose to pass legislation by Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) that turned the normal treaty ratification process on its head by requiring a veto override of two-thirds votes in both houses in order to stop the deal rather than the Constitutionally required two-thirds majority in the Senate for ratification.  By creating this much more difficult bar for rejection, Congress inadvertently allowed President Obama to negotiate away any real pretense that Iran will be stopped from getting the bomb, because he no longer feared Senate rejection.

 

"This concern is being realized around the world as nobody believes that this deal will stop Iran from getting nuclear weapons. Saudi diplomats are already saying that the deal green lights initiating their own nuclear programs, not for peaceful energy, but for military weapons. Israel has condemned the deal. What does it say when our top allies in the region think this is a bad deal, and that there is now a nuclear arms race in the Middle East?

 

"The Obama Iranian deal makes proliferation in the region inevitable and, as a result, war more likely, not less. Nuclear non-proliferation, U.S. interests, and our allies interests have all suffered a severe setback today. It makes it much more likely that we will have a nuclear terrorist attack on U.S. soil, and that we will face a new reality as Iranian allies like Venezuela become nuclear threats. The world is less safe, and if Congress fails to defeat this deal, they will have nobody but themselves to blame.  After all, with the Corker bill, they ignored warnings from Senator Tom Cotton and effectively made disapproving the deal a near impossibility."

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/iran-nuke-deal-makes-war-more-likely/  

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Americans for Limited Government is a non-partisan, nationwide network committed to advancing free market reforms, private property rights and core American liberties. For more information on ALG please visit our website at www.GetLiberty.org.

Friday
Jul102015

ALG - Buck amendment passes, defunds payments to third party groups from settlements 

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July 9, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement praising the House of Representatives for passing an amendment by Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.) that will defund any settlements from being used to make any payments to third party groups:

 

"The Buck amendment defunds the Department of Interior and any of its agencies from requiring mandatory donations to radical environmentalist, third party groups as a part of any settlement agreement the department enters into. This taxpayer funding of the environmental left is outrageous and Ken Buck's stepping forward to put an end to it is both courageous and commendable."

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/buck-amendment-passes-defunds-payments-to-third-party-groups-from-settlements/

 

Attachments:

 

At the end of the bill (before the short title), insert the following:

 

SEC. ll. None of the funds made available in this Act may be used to pay the salaries and expenses of personnel or any other entity to negotiate or conclude a settlement with the Federal Government that includes terms requiring the defendant to donate or contribute funds to an organization or individual.

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Americans for Limited Government is a non-partisan, nationwide network committed to advancing free market reforms, private property rights and core American liberties. For more information on ALG please visit our website at www.GetLiberty.org.