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Thursday
Sep182014

ALG - Demand Congress vote on war against Islamic State before November!

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Sept. 17, 2014

Dear Liberty Activist,

Click here to demand Congress vote on war against Islamic State before the November elections!

Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens recently issued the following statement urging both chambers of Congress to take up legislation on the White House's proposed war against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria:

"If the war against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is important enough for the U.S. to fight, then it is important enough for Congress to vote on. Obama cannot go to war unilaterally without Congress, yet that is precisely what his administration seeks to do in order to spare congressional Democrats a tough vote on the eve of the midterm elections. Last time we checked, constitutional provisions such as Congress' war-making powers can neither be suspended by presidential fiat nor for cynical, political calculations.

"This is a subversion of the Constitution of the highest order, and Congress must act immediately to preserve the separation of powers. There should be votes on Obama's war, whether it would pass or not. The people's representatives must have their say on when the nation goes to war, or else members of Congress of both parties will be complicit in this abdication of power."

You know what to do! Let's get on Rally Congress and urge your representatives and senators to vote on the war before they go home to campaign.

Obama thinks he can go to war whenever he feels like without Congress, and congressional Democrats would rather not vote on this at all. Why are Congressional leaders so anxious to put a war vote into the lame duck session, or to defer to Obama's claims that he somehow possesses authority to start wars that were never authorized?

Whether you support the action or not, you deserve to know where your representatives stand on such a momentous issue before you vote in November. Tell them you want a vote!

Keep fighting!

For Liberty,


Robert Romano
Senior Editor
Americans for Limited Government

Wednesday
Sep172014

ALG's Daily Grind - Finish the job!

 

 

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Sept. 12, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted. 

Finish the job
Failure to take decisive action against radical Islamists now only ensures that we will be building future memorials to other innocents who have fallen at the hands of these madmen and women, and that would demean the sacrifice of those commemorated at the Pentagon, in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and in New York City.

Obama still needs Congress to go to war into Syria
Congress never rescinded the authority to use military force in Iraq, it is true, but it has also never authorized war to be waged in Syria. Obama still needs to ask permission to go there. 

TheHill.com: Holder aide caught red-handed in IRS scandal, Issa says
The Justice Department coordinates with congressional Democrats on leaking information to media related to the IRS scandal.

 

Wednesday
Sep172014

ALG - Congress must hold up or down votes on war against Islamic State 

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Sept. 12, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement urging both chambers of Congress to take up legislation on the White House's proposed war against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria:

 

"If the war against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is important enough for the U.S. to fight, then it is important enough for Congress to vote on. Obama cannot go to war unilaterally without Congress, yet that is precisely what his administration seeks to do in order to spare congressional Democrats a tough vote on the eve of the midterm elections. Last time we checked, constitutional provisions such as Congress' war-making powers can neither be suspended by presidential fiat nor for cynical, political calculations.

 

"This is a subversion of the Constitution of the highest order, and Congress must act immediately to preserve the separation of powers. There should be votes on Obama's war, whether it would pass or not. The people's representatives must have their say on when the nation goes to war, or else members of Congress of both parties will be complicit in this abdication of power."

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/congress-must-hold-up-or-down-votes-on-war-against-islamic-state/

 

Attachments:

 

"Obama still needs Congress to go to war into Syria," By Robert Romano, senior editor, Americans for Limited Government, Sept. 12, 2014 at http://netrightdaily.com/2014/09/obama-still-needs-congress-go-war-syria/

 

"Obama's betrayal of the Constitution," By Bruce Ackerman, Yale Law School professor, Sept. 12, 2014 at http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/12/opinion/obamas-betrayal-of-the-constitution.html

 

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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
Sep022014

ALG's Daily Grind - Labor Day: Congress must take action to protect workers, not Big Labor 

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Sept. 1, 2014

Labor Day: Congress must take action to protect workers, not Big Labor
Congress must take action to protect American workers, not Big Labor. 

NLRB goes rogue against small business       
It is the National Labor Relations Board which has taken the most outlandish actions in their attempt to tip the balance toward primary Democratic Party funders in Big Labor. 

 

 

Wednesday
Aug272014

ALG's Daily Grind - Congress needs to spend more time away from D.C. 

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August 26, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds and cartoons granted.

Congress needs to spend more time away from D.C.
The next time someone complains that Congress spends so much time away from D.C.,  the answer is, fantastic, good thing they are home listening to the people.

Cartoon: Par for the course
As the world burns…

U.S. government releases predators against its own people
A new U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) plan expands the area for the Mexican grey wolf reintroduction. Watch out.

Fox News: IRS may have back up emails after all
It turns out the missing IRS emails are said to be stored on a backup server, but the Obama administration refuses to retrieve them