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Tuesday
Sep092014

ALG - Senate Democrats to take up First Amendment bastardization 

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Sept. 8, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement in opposition to S.J. Res. 19 offered by Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) that would repeal and replace the First Amendment, currently up for debate in the U.S. Senate: 

"Senate Democrats are taking up legislation that would abolish the freedom of speech under the First Amendment, and in the process empower Congress and the states to regulate the amount of money that may be spent in elections. If passed, the net result will simply be less speech against incumbent politicians, hardly a free and democratic outcome. Why would Congress want to restrict access to information about opposition candidates during election time? This is fascism, pure and simple. 

"In the meantime, Democrats seek to carve out an exception for mainstream media outlets including broadcasting stations, newspapers, magazines, and other periodical publications by saying nothing in the amendment will be construed to abridge the freedom of the press. The trouble here is that the freedom of the press is not an institutional right retained by some amorphous press corps, but a right of individuals to print what they like. 

"This bastardization of the First Amendment must not be allowed to pass. Every single Senator should block cloture, and defend every American's right to the freedom of speech and of the press. It's hard enough to oust incumbent, entrenched, establishment politicians. They do not need the force of law to squelch opposition, and it is sickening they would even try."

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/senate-democrats-to-take-up-first-amendment-bastardization/

 

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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
Sep092014

ALG - Fascism in the First Amendment? 

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Sept. 9, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds and cartoons granted.

Fascism in the First Amendment?
Democrats propose to repeal and replace free speech in elections.

Cartoon: Reality Check

Pearlstein is right, time to end corporate welfare
Washington Post's Steven Pearlstein: "If the government has no place insuring export loans, then surely it also has no place providing subsidized crop insurance to farmers." Good point.

Gross: Radical shift of power proposed at ICANN putting govts in primary decision making role
"Why ICANN would voluntarily choose to empower non-democratic governments with an even greater say over global Internet policies as this bylaws change would do is anyone's guess."

Friday
Sep052014

ALG - Labor force exodus continues 

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Sept. 5, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement on the latest jobs numbers:

 

"In the midst of what Obama continues to claim is an improving economy, in August only 80,000 fewer people were unemployed than in the previous month.  Of those, 64,000 gave up on trying to get a job entirely and are no longer counted, with only 16,000 actually getting a job.  Incredibly the unemployment rate went down in spite of this disastrously bad employment report because all together 268,000 fewer Americans were counted as being in the labor force at all.  If our nation's economy continues along this path we will reach full employment because no one is actually being counted as being in the labor force."

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/labor-force-exodus-continues/

 

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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
Aug292014

ALG - IBD: Holder forces Bank of America to pay off left-wing community organizers 

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August 28, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement blasting part of the $17 billion settlement between Bank of America and the Justice Department that requires leftover funds to be given to the Interest on Lawyers' Trust Account, NeighborWorks of America, La Raza, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America, Operation Hope, and the Mutual Housing Association of New York (an ACORN off-shoot), as revealed by Investor's Business Daily:

 

"During the financial crisis, federal regulators supported Bank of America's rescue of the bankrupt Countrywide, and now we know why. It ultimately gave the government a foothold to go after the larger Bank of America, and then to redirect the shakedown funds to community organizers that contributed to the financial crisis by coercing low-income, Community Reinvestment Act loans from financial institutions engaged in mergers.

 

"Congress needs to act to stop Eric Holder's Justice Department from compelling this transfer, with similar shakedowns having occurred in the Citibank and JP Morgan Chase settlements.   One thing is clear, the President and Attorney General never miss an opportunity to funnel government-extorted funds to their favorite community organizers."

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/ibd-holder-forces-bank-of-america-to-pay-off-left-wing-community-organizers/

 

Interview Availability: Please contact Americans for Limited Government at (202)744-4427 or at media@limitgov.org to arrange an interview with ALG experts including ALG President Nathan Mehrens.

 

 

 

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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
Aug022014

ALG - Border supplemental fails to stop Obama executive amnesty 

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August 1, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement urging rejection of H.R. 5230 as modified, the $694 million border supplemental that does not include the riders necessary to block more executive actions from the Obama administration to grant amnesty: 

"House leadership is once again pushing its border supplemental through without including the necessary riders that will stop the White House from taking more arbitrary executive actions that might suspend deportations, grant legal status to millions presently here illegally, excuse visa overstays, or even grant refugee status. This is a missed opportunity to fully deal with the problems on the border and in our local communities.  And fails to address the root cause of the current crisis: Obama's flagrant disregard for the rule of law." 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/border-supplemental-fails-to-stop-obama-executive-amnesty/

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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.