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Wednesday
Aug192015

ALG - NTIA delays Internet giveaway 

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Aug. 18, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement in response to the decision by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to delay for one year the transition of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions administering the domain name system to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and global multistakeholders: 

"Rep. Sean Duffy and Sen. Ted Cruz's work to stop the Internet giveaway have been instrumental in creating this delay. Unfortunately, some leaders in Congress have been posturing that they oppose giving away the Internet while actually supporting it. 

"There is no 'right' way to create a global monopoly to administer the domain name system with ICANN at its center, with no competition or accountability, and perhaps most importantly, no First Amendment protections that the current U.S. contract by NTIA affords. No proposal presented thus far provides any judicial remedy in federal court should the domain name system ever be used to engage in censorship. Ceding the IANA functions is simply to dangerous in a world where not even the White House and Joint Chiefs of Staff are secure against hacks by Moscow and Beijing. 

"We applaud the delay, and urge Congress to take this decision out of the Obama administration's hands permanently. The last thing anyone should want is such a controversial decision that does not even serve U.S. interests or protect critical Internet freedoms coming in a lame duck administration. Better to leave this to the next president, whoever he or she may be." 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/ntia-delays-internet-giveaway/

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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.

Tuesday
Aug182015

ALG requests Clinton emails from China Ministry of State Security 

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Aug. 17, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government Foundation President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement upon posting a request to the China Ministry of State Security for Hillary Clinton's email records:

 

"Hillary Clinton has turned in a blank email server to the FBI in the ongoing investigation into whether classified information was improperly handled on that server. However, it has been reported that Beijing may have been intercepting her emails for years. Given that the Chinese government has an open records policy that sounds very much like the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, Americans for Limited Government Foundation has posted a records request seeking from the Minister of State Security the release of all of Hillary Clinton's emails from her private, non-governmental accounts.

 

"Naturally, we would assume that the Chinese would redact all classified information to avoid embarrassing former Secretary Clinton. It is our expectation that the government of China will meet their own 30-day window under Chinese law for fulfilling the request."

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/alg-requests-clinton-emails-from-china-ministry-of-state-security/ 

 

Attachments:

 

Records request to Minister of State Security, Beijing, China, August 17, 2015 at http://getliberty.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/China-Ministry-of-State-Security_FOIA_Clinton-Emails_08-17-15.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
Aug152015

ALG - EPA's Gina McCarthy should be fired for Western waterway mess 

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August 14, 2015

Permission to republish original op-eds granted.

EPA's Gina McCarthy should be fired for Western waterway mess
While McCarthy didn't personally bulldoze the dam herself, it is no surprise to those who have followed her Peter Principle-driven career that this would occur on her watch.

Will the great Obama Internet giveaway happen this year?
Congressional committees could be informed as soon as Sunday, August 16 by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration whether the Commerce Department will be relinquishing oversight of Internet Assigned Numbers Authority functions to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.

Evans-Pritchard: China cannot risk the global chaos of currency devaluation
"If China really is trying to drive down its currency in any meaningful way to gain trade advantage, the world faces an extremely dangerous moment."

Saturday
Aug082015

ALG - John Kasich's incredible $5 trillion surplus, huh? 

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August 7, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement questioning Gov. John Kasich's (R-Ohio) incredible contention that he achieved a $5 trillion surplus as House Budget Committee Chairman in the 1990s:

 

"John Kasich claims to have generated a magical $5 trillion surplus in his tenure as Budget Committee Chairman. Who's he kidding? First of all, the national debt in 2000 was $5.7 trillion. Why didn't we pay off the debt with that windfall? Second, a cursory review of the national debt shows it actually increased every year when Kasich was in charge of the budget, and has not decreased by a single dollar since 1957. What surplus? What's he talking about?

 

"To put the claim of a $5 trillion surplus into context, the total revenues of the U.S. government in 2014 was $3 trillion, an all-time high. No matter how you cut the numbers, there never was a $5 trillion surplus in a single year, in a 10-year period, or a 20-year period. You just can't make this stuff up.

 

While we wish Kasich's statement had been true, it is up to the press to find out what happened to the $5 trillion surplus, because if it was true, Fort Knox has been robbed in probably the greatest heist in history."

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/john-kasichs-incredible-5-trillion-surplus-huh/

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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
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.