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ALG - 'Read the bill' Republicans fail to read Pacific trade treaty ahead of vote 


May 8, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today urged every Senator to read the current version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership prior to voting on granting President Barack Obama trade promotion authority on it, in light of reports that most members have not read it yet:


"Breitbart's Matt Boyle story about the failure of most of the Republican Senators who are considering voting on fast tracking the Trans-Pacific Partnership to take the time to read the treaty is eye opening and disheartening. The same political party that ridiculed former Speaker Nancy Pelosi's 'you have to pass it to find out what's in it' Obamacare statement is now ignorantly plunging ahead with legislation that will expedite passage of a treaty that the president calls the "most progressive trade deal" in history.


"These 'read the bill' Republicans apparently would prefer to remain clueless. This failure to do their basic job of getting informed about a treaty that contains 'living agreement' language which could finish Obama's intended fundamental transformation of America is startling. Only members of Congress can read the Trans-Pacific Partnership prior to Obama's signature on fast track. Given the Senate's scheduled vote on cloture on Tuesday, it is irresponsibly dangerous for any Senator to vote for fast tracking a treaty they have failed to read and understand."


To view online:




"Only Two Republicans Admit They Actually Read Secret Obama Trade Deal—Both Unsupportive," By Matthew Boyle, May 8, 2015 at


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CEI Today: Executive overreach, Apple Pay, beyond Gruber, online gambling, and more 

Friday, Nov. 21, 2014
In the News Today



President Obama's Executive Overreach Compounded by Regulatory Dark Matter

As far as the president’s pen and phone is concerned, the vehicle most regulatory in impact appears not to be executive orders (with major exceptions like a minimum wage requirement for federal contractors and the impending far-reaching order on immigration policy), but instead presidential Memoranda. Congress needs to keep a closer eye on all these. > Read more

> Interview Wayne Crews



CNBC: Why retailers are wrong on Apple Pay


if the large retailers succeed in shutting down Apple Pay, you might see the war in your wallet end with its credit cards disappearing. And the worst effects will fall on those who cannot afford an iPhone. If this battle is lost, the war could go further. Currently, American regulations do not cover credit cards, but could be extended to them, as in the EU.  > Read more

> Interview Iain Murray


 Beyond Gruber: How HHS Flip-Flopped on Federal Exchange Subsidies

A growing body of contemporaneous evidence shows that even many Obama administration officials believed just the opposite—that subsidies would only be made available on state-established exchanges. >
Read more

> Interview Scot Vorse


Coalition Opposes Online Gambling Ban

While RAWA supporters contend that this legislation is a simple fix to 53 year old Wire Act legislation on sports betting, RAWA attempts to apply federal sports betting regulations to online gambling – even though this legislation was created decades before the invention of the internet.
> View the coalition letter

> Interview Michelle Minton



CEI Report on Crowdfunding Urges Congress, Reg
ulators to End ‘Millionaires Only’ Rules for Investment
This week, during Global Entrepreneurship Week, the Competitive Enterprise Institute released a new report on how regulation threatens entrepreneurs and their abilities to start businesses, create jobs, and bring new products to market. > Read more

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Mark Will-Weber, author of Mint Juleps with Teddy Roosevelt: The Complete History of Presidential Drinking.
Jay Richards, co-author of The Hobbit Party: The Vision of Freedom That Tolkien Got, and the West Forgot.


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


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:




"Obama still needs Congress to go to war into Syria," By Robert Romano, senior editor, Americans for Limited Government, Sept. 12, 2014 at


"Obama's betrayal of the Constitution," By Bruce Ackerman, Yale Law School professor, Sept. 12, 2014 at



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


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, '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."




For more background on citizenship, treason and punishment, please visit:!/articles/3/essays/120/punishment-of-treason


ALG's Daily Grind - Obama's lawlessness will cost Democrats a landslide defeat in November 


July 29, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds and cartoons granted.

Obama's lawlessness will cost Democrats a landslide defeat in November
Phone lines on Capitol Hill have been overrun with livid voters, beside themselves and cynically unsurprised that Barack Obama is preparing yet another executive action that suspends the nation's immigration laws.

Cartoon: Border Crisis

America's bright energy future
The International Energy Agency (IEA) projects that next year, the United States will surpass Saudi Arabia and Russia to become the world's largest oil producer.

Controlling the past
"Obamacare has required its partisans to ignore reality."