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Saturday
Nov152014

ALG's Daily Grind - Obama: A nation of laws no more 

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Nov. 14, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

Obama: A nation of laws no more
Obama on executive amnesty in 2013: "If, in fact, I could solve all these problems without passing laws in Congress then I would do so. But we're also a nation of laws." What a difference a year can make.  

Congress considers Keystone XL as Louisiana hangs in balance
While most political pundits are predicting Landrieu's political demise, Senate Democrats are desperate to retain the seat.  They are so desperate that they plan to bring up a vote on the Senate floor on legislation directing that the Keystone XL pipeline be completed.

Crabtree: Conservatives push short-term spending bill as way to defund 'amnesty'
"Do I want Speaker Boehner and Leader McConnell sitting down with Harry Reid to hash out a deal or standing toe-to-toe with Obama next year? I prefer the latter." 

  

Nov. 14, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

Obama: A nation of laws no more
Obama on executive amnesty in 2013: "If, in fact, I could solve all these problems without passing laws in Congress then I would do so. But we're also a nation of laws." What a difference a year can make.

Congress considers Keystone XL as Louisiana hangs in balance
While most political pundits are predicting Landrieu's political demise, Senate Democrats are desperate to retain the seat.  They are so desperate that they plan to bring up a vote on the Senate floor on legislation directing that the Keystone XL pipeline be completed.

Crabtree: Conservatives push short-term spending bill as way to defund 'amnesty'
"Do I want Speaker Boehner and Leader McConnell sitting down with Harry Reid to hash out a deal or standing toe-to-toe with Obama next year? I prefer the latter."

 

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.

Monday
Sep152014

ALG's Daily Grind - House Republicans push to make subprime, higher risk lending easier? 

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Sept. 15, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

House Republicans push to make subprime, higher risk lending easier?
Legislation eliminates independent appraisals for higher risk mortgages. But aren't those the ones where an honest valuation is the most important?

Is Congress going to mess up TV?
It is not all that surprising that a retiring Senate Committee chairman would be grasping in the last days in power for one last legacy achievement, but it is shocking when the ranking member seems intent on helping him achieve it.

Don't give up America's economic and competitive advantage
Clinton on climate change: "This is the most consequential, urgent, sweeping collection of challenges we face as a nation and a world."

Ackerman: Obama's betrayal of the Constitution
"It's preposterous to suggest that a congressional vote 13 years ago can be used to legalize new bombings in Syria and additional (noncombat) forces in Iraq."

 

Saturday
Aug302014

Rubens For US Senate - Brown Citizen-Stripping Proposal A Flagrant Attack on Constitutional Liberty 

The rise of barbaric enemies like ISIS makes it critically important that we do everything within our power to protect our citizens.  During times like these good intentions can lead to stripping away of personal liberties.

 

That is exactly what Scott Brown proposed this morning, calling for the stripping of citizenship from Americans.  This is not a new proposal, in fact it was introduced in 2010 and 2012 in Congress.  Both times, it was very quickly determined that they so egregiously violated the Constitution, they never even made it to a vote.

 

There are many reasons it violates the Constitution including only requiring that the violation was "more likely to happen than not" and the vague definition of "engaging in hostilities against American or its allies" which could be broad enough to include donating books to a school in Afghanistan.  The Supreme Court has long recognized that the constitutional right of citizenship cannot be taken away unless a person obtained it illegally or voluntarily renounced American citizenship,

 

This is a reaction based on fear and anger rather than smart counter-terrorism policy.  A recent example of this was when Scott Brown voted for the Patriot Act.  The Patriot Act has allowed the government to spy on our e-mails and phone conversations and has done nothing to reduce the threat of terrorism.

 

Anyone found to be aiding terrorist should be brought to swift justice.  Our system already allows for that without the stripping away of Constitutional rights of the citizens we are trying to protect.

Sunday
Jul272014

Watchdog - Citizen goes extra mile for justice