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Wednesday
Dec162015

ALG - Ongoing omnibus negotiations offer glimmer of hope 

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Dec. 15, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americansfor Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the followingstatement commenting on the ongoingnegotiations over the omnibus spending bill for the remainder of Fiscal Year2016:

"The fact that Congress is stillnegotiating the omnibus on a number of policy riders provides a glimmer of hopethat what is reportedly a disastrous funding of President Obama's entireenvironmental, foreign policy, and economic agenda may have some small victorieslimiting the size and scope of the government included.

"Americans for Limited Government haslaid out over the course of the last six months a pathway for Congress usingits constitutional power of the purse to rein in the Obama administration on aseries of less controversial but still vitally important issues.

"It is our hope that congressionalRepublicans don't completely walk away from the limited government premise oftheir party, exchanging it for the embrace of special interest lobbyists. It isour commitment that any piece of the omnibus worthy of praise will be singledout as a small victory."

To view online: http://getliberty.org/ongoing-omnibus-negotiations-offer-glimmer-of-hope/

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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.

Sunday
Dec132015

ALG - Did Obama open the door for the San Bernadino killers? 

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Dec. 11, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans forLimited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement inresponse to formerDHS terrorism investigator and whistleblower Philip Haney's allegations that theObama administration deliberately shuttered an investigation that might havethwarted the San Bernadino mass murder because he was told the investigationswere problematic because they were into Islamic groups:

"Former DHS terrorism investigator andwhistleblower Philip Haney has made startling allegations that the Obamaadministration deliberately shuttered an investigation that might have thwartedthe San Bernadino mass murder — because he was told the investigations wereproblematic because they were into Islamic groups. Had Haney's investigationbeen allowed to continue, he maintains it might have resulted in a blocking ofthe San Bernadino fiancée visa because of the couple's relationship with aradical mosque.

"The Obama administration may bedeliberately blinding our intelligence agencies' capacity to properly vet visaapplications or to pursue domestic leads in terrorism investigations if thoseinvestigations focus on Islamic centers. Since when do law enforcement andintelligence agencies skip over religious motivations for murders in pursuingleads? They're supposed to follow evidence and intelligence wherever it leads,not deny the obvious link between Islam and the killers because of politicalcorrectness. There is no First Amendment protection against investigatingreligiously motivated attacks. If this policy is widespread, it might helpexplain why Western intelligence agencies have been blind to the latest wave ofattacks.

"This comes as the San Bernadinoneighbors were afraid to say something even though they saw something, for fearof being labeled bigots. Political correctness is getting people killed, andthose who urge law enforcement and intelligence not to focus on the religioninvolved with these repeated attacks are playing a very dangerous game indeed."

To view online: http://getliberty.org/did-obama-open-the-door-for-the-san-bernadino-killers/

Attachments:

"Whistleblower: DHS Pulled Plug onSurveillance That Could've ID'ed CA Terrorists," The Kelly File, Dec. 10, 2015at http://insider.foxnews.com/2015/12/10/whistleblower-says-he-could-have-prevented-ca-attack-if-government-didnt-cut-funding

Interview Availability: Please contact Americans for LimitedGovernment at 703-383-0880 ext. 106 or at media@limitgov.orgto arrange an interview with ALG experts including ALG President Rick Manning.

 

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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
Dec112015

ALG praises 76 members of Congress who voted against education reauthorization 

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Dec. 10, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americansfor Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the followingstatement praising 12senators that voted no on the all-important cloture vote and 64 U.S. representativesthat voted against reauthorization of theElementary Secondary Education Act:

"We thank the 76 members of Congress whovoted against the continued nationalization of our state and local educationsystem, a one size fits all, standardized approach that has failed our childrenfor more than 50 years. Rather than putting funds directly in the hands oflocal school boards, the federal approach to education directs how the monieswill be spent, and on what, an approach that limits outcomes and restrictschoices for parents. The fact that Congress continues to accept failure becauseof the inertia that develops around a periodic reauthorization of an otherwisepermanent program is unacceptable, and calls into question the entire processthat produces it and other federal programs that run of their own accord.

"We rightly expect more of our childrenwhen they are in school, to think creatively, and parents have a right toexpect that Congress should put their kids ahead of the failed federalbureaucracy.  Thank you to the 64 Memberswho stood up for our nation's kids futures and against the failed federaleducation philosophy that has been reauthorized by Congress."

To view online: http://getliberty.org/alg-praises-76-members-of-congress-who-voted-against-education-reauthorization/

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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
Dec112015

ALG - House freshman class asserts Congress' Article One constitutional prerogatives 

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Dec. 10, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans forLimited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statementpraising U.S. Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.) and the freshman class of the 114thHouse of Representatives for establishingthe Article One project as a priority to reassert Congress' constitutional prerogatives,including the power of the purse:

"Reasserting Congress' constitutional prerogativesincluding the power of the purse has been a long-held belief by Americans forLimited Government and today the Representative Ken Buck-led House Republicanfreshman class affirmed that principle by establishing an Article One projectas a class priority.

"It is noteworthy that the newest Housemembers have taken this step after spending their first year watching how theHouse of Representatives has failed to jealously guard its constitutional powerof the purse against usurpation by the Senate and the Executive Branch. It isencouraging that they are taking this first step toward using their collectivevoices on this issue that is critical to the future of representativedemocracy.

"Representative Ken Buck, the freshmanclass president, deserves praise for his efforts to lead the freshman class inthis action. Notably, Buck penned aletter earlier this week signed by about 11 of his colleagues urging thedefunding of a number of President Obama's most egregious initiatives.  Itis this kind of thoughtful, aggressive foresight on how Congress can rein inthe President's pen and phone that I hope will be on display through Buck's newfreshman class project."

To view online: http://getliberty.org/house-freshman-class-asserts-congress-article-one-constitutional-prerogatives/

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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.

Thursday
Dec102015

ALG - Stop Obama agenda with omnibus spending bill

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Dec. 9, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement urging Republican congressional leaders to include as many policy riders that limit the size and scope of government as possible in the omnibus spending bill for the remainder of fiscal year 2016:

"The omnibus spending bill for the remainder of fiscal year 2016 presents an historic opportunity for Congress to rein in the Obama agenda for 10 of the last 13 months of his presidency. Republican leaders and conservatives in Congress can accomplish that by usingtheir power of the purse to defund some parts of the President's agenda. While Obama has promised to use his pen and his phone to complete the fundamental transformation of America, Congress can use the Constitution to stop him."

To view online: http://getliberty.org/stop-obama-agenda-with-omnibus-spending-bill-alg-urges/

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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.