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Sunday
Sep072014

Brown For US Senate - SCOTT BROWN STATEMENT ON OBAMA EXECUTIVE AMNESTY DELAY 

MANCHESTER - Scott Brown released the following statement in response to President Obama's decision to delay executive action on immigration until after the election:
 
"President Obama's decision to delay executive action to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants until after the election is of little comfort to people like myself who believe in the rule of law. Make no mistake: President Obama plans to grant amnesty, it's just that he will cynically wait until after the election so as not to harm Senate Democrats like Jeanne Shaheen. On illegal immigration and so many other issues, Jeanne Shaheen stands with the President, as she has with his previous executive orders on amnesty. Senator Shaheen votes with President Obama 99% of the time. The people of New Hampshire have a choice: they can re-elect Senator Shaheen and send President Obama a blank check, or they can have a real check and balance by supporting me."

Tuesday
Sep022014

Rubens For US Senate - Rubens Demands Brown Retraction 

Brown advocates radical expansion of Obama executive order power

 

On Friday afternoon, after getting hit with criticism on his plan to strip citizenship from accused American terrorists, Scott Brown doubled-down.  In a recent report by John DiStaso of NH Journal, "Brown suggested that in the meantime, Obama should consider issuing an executive order revoking the citizenship of the American terrorists. 'He likes executive orders,' Brown said. 'This is one executive order that I’d agree with.'"

 

Jim Rubens, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, issued the following statement:

"I don't believe that there is a single Republican in the nation who favors giving President Obama more power to remove Constitutional rights by simply putting pen to paper.  Our nominee must demand a check on executive branch overreach, not someone who advocates giving Obama more power.

 

"According to FindLaw.com, 'Natural-born U.S. citizens may not have their citizenship revoked against their will'.

 

"I am sickened by the atrocities of ISIS.  As prescribed by Article III of the Constitution, any U.S. citizen who has materially aided ISIS should be tried for treason and sentenced to death.

 

"Scott Brown's advocacy of unconstitutionally expanded executive branch powers parallels his vote to extend the Patriot Act which strips innocent citizens of privacy and due process protections.

 

"It is the solemn responsibility of a U.S. Senator to exercise sober and mature judgment in matters of war and peace.  I encourage Scott Brown to reflect upon and retract his intemperate statement."

 

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For more background on citizenship, treason and punishment, please visit:

http://www.heritage.org/constitution/#!/articles/3/essays/120/punishment-of-treason

http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/part-I/chapter-115

http://immigration.findlaw.com/citizenship/can-your-u-s-citizenship-be-revoked-.html

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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