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Saturday
Aug302014

Rubens For US Senate - Brown Calls for Obama to Issue Executive Order Removing Citizenship  

Our system of government is set up so that our representatives in Congress can debate and approve legislation that the President proposes.  President Obama, having had no success moving his agenda in Congress, has repeatedly utilized executive orders to get around this Constitutional process.

I know you agree that this approach is unacceptable and a threat to our democracy.  Scott Brown does not agree.  Today he suggested that Obama should consider issuing an executive order revoking citizenship of Americans that we believe may be helping terrorists, stating "this is one executive order that I'd agree with".

 

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 believed to be aiding terrorists.  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.

Make no mistake, anyone found to be aiding terrorists 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.

 
Wednesday
Aug202014

Brown For US Senate - SCOTT BROWN: OBAMA’S PROPOSED EXECUTIVE AMNESTY IS WRONG 

MANCHESTER - Today, Scott Brown issued the following statement regarding discussions of President Obama’s “executive amnesty”:

 
“Unilateral presidential action that would extend amnesty to millions of people in this country illegally is not the way to fix our broken immigration system. President Obama would merely be creating another incentive for people to cross our borders in violation of the law. Instead, in the midst of an ongoing wave of people coming here illegally, we should be focused on securing the border and enforcing existing law. This is a major difference I have with my opponent, Senator Shaheen, who supports President Obama and his policies. Of course, we welcome legal immigration, but we must say no to illegal immigration that undermines the rule of law and our sovereignty as a nation."
 
Yesterday, the New York Times reported on Obama’s executive amnesty, noting that, “When President Obama announced in June that he planned to bypass congressional gridlock and overhaul the nation’s immigration system on his own, he did so in a most public way: a speech in the White House Rose Garden. Since then, the process of drafting what will likely be the only significant immigration changes of his presidency — and his most consequential use of executive power — has been conducted almost entirely behind closed doors, where lobbyists and interest groups invited to the White House are making their case out of public view.”
Monday
Aug182014

CEI Today: New Obama executive orders + regulations, Thomas the Tank Engine, and more 

Monday, August 18, 2014
In the News Today

 


Red Tapeworm 2014: The Government Accountability Office Reports More Regulations in Obama Era

 

The Congressional Review Act gives Congress a 60 legislative day window in which to review a major rule and, if desired, pass such a resolution of disapproval. Despite the issuance of thousands of rules since the act’s passage, including many dozens of major rules, only one has been rejected: the Labor Department’s rule on workplace repetitive-motion injuries in early 2001. > Read more


> Interview Wayne Crews
 


NEW OBAMA EXECUTIVE ORDER - HANS BADER

Executive Order Pressures Employers to Capitulate to Baseless Demands and Meritless Claims

A July 31 executive order from President Obama, E.O. 13,673, will make it very costly for employers to challenge dubious allegations of wrongdoing against them, if they are government contractors (which employ a quarter of the American workforce). It will allow trial lawyers to extort larger settlements from companies, and enable bureaucratic agencies to extract costly settlements over conduct that may have been perfectly legal.
> Read more

> Interview Hans Bader


HONEYBEES - ANGELA LOGOMASINI


Honeybee Population in Decline—Or Not?

If you read the news about honeybee survival, it’s all very confusing. Some sources sound the alarm by pointing out that the number of honeybee hives has dropped significantly in recent decades. Others say just the opposite: There are more hives today than ever before. Which is it? Actually, both. > Read more

> Interview Angela Logomasini

 

 

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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.

Friday
Aug012014

Lambert For Congress - Lambert Opposes Executive Amnesty; Calls on Congress to Delay Recess 

Nashua – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives failed to act on H.R. 5272, a bill prohibiting President Obama from exercising executive amnesty under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. In response, 2nd Congressional District candidate Gary Lambert released the following statement:

 

“The United States is country of laws; no one person is above the law,” said Lambert. “That’s why I deeply disappointed by the House’s inaction today. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program has been improperly used to encourage illegal immigration across our southern border. President Obama’s unilateral attempt to grant amnesty is wrong, it is illegal, and it must be stopped.”

 

“We must secure the border using boots on the ground, fencing in appropriate areas, and aerial assets such as drones and we must do it now. I call on Congress to postpone their month-long August vacation, stay in Washington to do their jobs, and pass legislation securing the border once and for all. The American people deserve better than a do-nothing Congress who leaves town without doing their job in the midstof a crisis.

 

 

Background:

 

H.R. 5272 prohibits the federal government from 1) expanding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which has effectively granted temporary legal status to certain unlawful aliens who came to the U.S. before age 16; 2) authorizing new deferred action for any class of aliens; or 3) newly authorizing any alien to work in the U.S. if he or she was not lawfully admitted into the U.S. and is not lawfully present.