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Friday
Nov142014

ALG - Obama planned executive amnesty sets up constitutional crisis 

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Nov. 13, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement reacting to a leaked 10-part plan to grant amnesty to 4.5 million illegal immigrant adults with U.S.-born children

"President Obama's leaked plan to usurp congressional authority over immigration should put to an end all talk about a long term omnibus funding bill.  Obama's intent to wave a wand and create amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants in the wake of the November repudiation of this policy is an affront to the consent of the governed. Speaker Boehner and Leader McConnell must swiftly and forcefully tie the President's hands using the power of the purse in the December continuing resolution. If the President chooses to shut down the government in order to benefit illegal aliens then so be it. 

"Even though there are those in Congress who might agree with the concept of providing legalization alternatives for those who have jumped the line, it is simply unacceptable to allow this President to dismantle the constitutional separation of powers in an effort to transform America. Obama is setting up a constitutional crisis." 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/obama-planned-executive-amnesty-sets-up-constitutional-crisis/

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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
Nov112014

ALG - If Obama wants 'net neutrality,' he should go to Congress 

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Nov. 10, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement against attempts by President Obama to persuade the Federal Communications Commission to regulate broadband Internet providers as "common carriers" under the Communications Act of 1934: 

"One of the most disturbing aspects of the Obama administration has been its repeated abuse of executive authority, seizing lawmaking powers otherwise held by Congress. Federal courts have repeatedly ruled that so-called net neutrality — treating Internet broadband as a common carrier under the Communications Act of 1934 — exceeds congressional authority. Rather than taking this as a cue to petition Congress to change the law, Obama is once again pushing the Federal Communications Commission to regulate the Internet as Congress never intended. 

"If Obama wants so-called net neutrality rules, that is, to change the law, he should go to the nation's sole lawmaking institution: Congress."

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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
Oct282014

ALG urges Majority Leader McCarthy to rethink government funding strategy 

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Oct. 27, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government president Nathan Mehrens reacted today to a news report that House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy hopes to pass a long-term funding bill for the federal government during the lame duck session.

 

"While we appreciate Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's intent to avoid a funding fight in early 2015, allowing the Democratic-controlled Senate to dictate government funding terms even after they have likely been defeated is a mistake. 

 

"President Obama has made it clear that he will continue to push the boundaries of constitutional lawlessness through regulations and executive orders, and the power of the purse is one of the only powers Congress has to rein in a rogue Executive.  Throwing away this power to stop the most misguided of Obama's initiatives through the defunding process, cedes the only realistic tool this Congress has to check the President's excesses, and would negate the mandate of the people to halt the lawlessness of this Administration.

 

"Over the past four years, major advances toward fiscal sanity have been made through the government funding process and giving away the only legislative tool that the President respects is to declare defeat before the new Congress is even seated. 

 

"It is our hope that Majority Leader McCarthy will consider this trial balloon popped and instruct appropriators to work with the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and other authorizing committees to identify the most egregious excesses and put a plan in place to defund those activities.  Americans for Limited Government has been active in identifying these abuses and dangerous policies, and will be continuing to inform Congress about them.

 

"Over the past four years, the only major advances toward fiscal sanity have been made through the government funding process and to throw away the only legislative tool that the President respects is to declare defeat before the new Congress is even seated." 

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/alg-urges-majority-leader-mccarthy-to-rethink-government-funding-strategy/

 

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
Oct252014

ALG - Gohmert: 'Congress isn't going to turn this country around, you are.' 

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Oct. 24, 2014

Dear Liberty Activist,

Click here to watch Rep. Louie Gohmert's (R-Texas) plea to you to vote on November 4, and share with your friends and family!

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The November 4 midterm elections are rapidly approaching and Louie Gohmert asked that we send you his urgent video message to you to remind you that there is too much at stake to sit on the sidelines this year.

Washington, D.C. is failing under President Obama's leadership, and only you can do something about it on November 4.

As Gohmert suggests in the video, "Congress isn't going to turn this country around, the people of this country are going to have to get this country back on track. And that will only happen when good, law-abiding, God-fearing Americans come out and vote."

Please take the time to watch this video and share it with your friends and family on Facebook and elsewhere. It's the only way to stop Obama's lawlessness.

And keep fighting!

For Liberty,


Robert Romano
Senior Editor
Americans for Limited Government

Friday
Oct242014

ALG' Daily Grind - New Hampshire's Shaheen no friend to Press Freedom 

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Oct. 24, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

New Hampshire's Shaheen no friend to Press Freedom
Senator Jeanne Shaheen's campaign is keeping conservative reporters from attending their "open to the media" events.

'Let them have cash'
Mark Blyth and Eric Lonergan boldly propose to do what no central bank has done before: Just print money and give it to people.

A.F. Branco's 2015 Comically Incorrect wall calendar
The perfect gift this Christmas season.

Why is Obama fighting a war on carbon energy?
First came coal. Why oil and natural gas need to watch out.