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Friday
Nov212014

ALG's Daily Grind - The Limp Duck Congress? 

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Nov. 21, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds and cartoons granted.

The Limp Duck Congress?
Remember the good ole days of late October, 2014? Those were the days when House Republicans were rallying the troops in opposition to Executive Amnesty promising if only they were elected they could save the Constitution from a Barack Obama intent on ripping it to shreds. Now, less than three weeks after their historic election, the House leaders have another message… Never mind.

Obama's "Free Bird" Session
President Obama's lame duck free bird session officially begins when Republicans take control of both Congressional chambers in December, and he isn't wasting any time to force his no-consequences agenda on the American public who voted against it barely two weeks ago.

How the Fed Got Huge
Before he became chair of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke agreed with the free market economist Milton Friedman that central bank policy played a key role in making the Great Depression the most severe in U.S. history.

Friday
Nov142014

ALG urges House approval of Keystone XL pipeline 

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Nov. 13, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement urging passage of H.R. 5682 offered by Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) that would permit "TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, L.P. [to] construct, connect, operate, and maintain the pipeline and cross-border facilities" of the Keystone XL pipeline:

 

"The House led by Rep. Bill Cassidy is to be praised for taking the lead on finally approving the Keystone XL pipeline. Americans for Limited Government urges every member to support this common sense legislation and get it moving to the Senate.

 

"Everything we ever needed to know about the Obama administration has been learned in its obstruction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Why hasn't it been approved by the Obama State Department? Not because there is anything exceptional about this pipeline. There already is another Keystone pipeline from Alberta  operated by TransCanada that already delivers about 590,000 barrels of oil a day. The new pipeline would simply add another 500,000 barrels a day to the mix.

 

"This is just one more example of executive branch discretion run amuck. Where Obama's allegiance to green ideology trumps all considerations of policy that will help lead to North American energy independence. Obama is acting in somebody's interest, it's just not the American people's."

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/alg-urges-house-approval-of-keystone-xl-pipeline/

 

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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
Nov132014

ALG's Daily Grind - Obama skips Congress on 'net neutrality' 

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Nov. 12, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds and cartoons granted.

Obama skips Congress on 'net neutrality'
Obama: "The Federal Communications Commission is an independent agency, and ultimately this decision is theirs alone."  

Cartoon: Remission
The 2014 test results are in for Uncle Sam.

Advice for the newly elected
Write down the three reasons why you ran for Congress on a card, laminate it and put it on your bathroom mirror.

Video: Ted Cruz declares the 'era of Obama lawlessness is over'
In the following featured video from our friends at the Conservative Firing Line, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) declares that the era of Obama lawlessness is over.

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.

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