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Wednesday
Jan062016

ALG - Obama should look in mirror on gun enforcement 

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Jan. 5, 2016, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement in response to the announced executive action by the Obama administration on firearms:

"If Obama's contention is that he is merely enforcing the law as written with his so-called executive action on firearms, and that he believes doing so can prevent more shootings, then Obama must be admitting that his apparent failure to enforce existing law makes him culpable for gun-related murders. Of course, Obama should enforce existing laws. He's the President after all.

"Unfortunately, Obama's record is of declining enforcement actions against illegal firearm dealers with only his Justice Department only generating about 200 convictions a year of illegal unlicensed gun sales. There is no loophole that prevents federal law enforcement officials from going after illegal unlicensed gun trafficking, otherwise, there would not be any convictions at all. Obama should urge the Department of Justice to aggressively investigate and prosecute real gun trafficking crimes involving real criminals and stop the politicized rhetoric against law-abiding gun owners.

"What is even more distressing is that while Obama blames law-abiding gun owners for violence, he hypocritically is releasing tens of thousands of felons from federal prisons, increasing the risk of repeated crimes. It would seem that with his tepid prosecution record and his felon release program that all Obama needs to do to find out who's at fault is look in the mirror."

To view online: http://getliberty.org/obama-should-look-in-mirror-on-gun-enforcement/

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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
Dec172015

US REP. FRANK GUINTA & HOUSE DEMAND WHITE HOUSE STRATEGY TO COMBAT ISIS ONLINE

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House of Representatives yesterday passed theCombat Terrorist Use of Social Media Act of 2015, ordering the Obama Administration to produce a full report of terrorist organizations’ social media tactics and a strategy to combat them within 90 days.

 

    Rep. Frank Guinta (NH01) voted for the bill a day after the State Departmentadmitted to ABC News that “something went wrong” with its vetting of Tashfeen Malik, an ISIS adherent who passed a background check, before killing 14 Americans in San Bernardino this month – despite the Pakistani national’s calls to Islamic jihad online.

 

   “It’s shocking that unofficial federal policy prohibits immigration agentsfrom checking a visa applicant’s social media statements,” said the Congressman.“Public information would be an obvious place to look for warning signs.”

    

    “This kind of malpractice casts serious doubt on the Administration’s ability to screen thousands of refugees,” said Rep. Guinta, who voted for theAmerican SAFE Act last month to halt a Syrian refugee program, until proper safeguards are in place, and theTerrorist Travel Prevention Act, more recently, to tighten loose border agreements with visa waiver partners, mostly European countries, where as many as 5,000 citizens could have ISIS links.

 

   “I’m even more convinced we need to slow down and take a hard look at our government’s resources and capabilities,”he said. “A committed and sophisticated enemy is searching for any possible weakness to penetrate our defenses, while political correctness seems to be eroding them.”

 

       ABC News reports that Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson refused to end an informal prohibition, even as federal officers warned that terrorists could be slipping through lax social media screening. Today’s legislation requires the Administration to evaluate online radicalization, recruitment, results, and to present a counter-strategy.

 

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Sunday
Dec132015

ALG - Did Obama open the door for the San Bernadino killers? 

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Dec. 11, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans forLimited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement inresponse to formerDHS terrorism investigator and whistleblower Philip Haney's allegations that theObama administration deliberately shuttered an investigation that might havethwarted the San Bernadino mass murder because he was told the investigationswere problematic because they were into Islamic groups:

"Former DHS terrorism investigator andwhistleblower Philip Haney has made startling allegations that the Obamaadministration deliberately shuttered an investigation that might have thwartedthe San Bernadino mass murder — because he was told the investigations wereproblematic because they were into Islamic groups. Had Haney's investigationbeen allowed to continue, he maintains it might have resulted in a blocking ofthe San Bernadino fiancée visa because of the couple's relationship with aradical mosque.

"The Obama administration may bedeliberately blinding our intelligence agencies' capacity to properly vet visaapplications or to pursue domestic leads in terrorism investigations if thoseinvestigations focus on Islamic centers. Since when do law enforcement andintelligence agencies skip over religious motivations for murders in pursuingleads? They're supposed to follow evidence and intelligence wherever it leads,not deny the obvious link between Islam and the killers because of politicalcorrectness. There is no First Amendment protection against investigatingreligiously motivated attacks. If this policy is widespread, it might helpexplain why Western intelligence agencies have been blind to the latest wave ofattacks.

"This comes as the San Bernadinoneighbors were afraid to say something even though they saw something, for fearof being labeled bigots. Political correctness is getting people killed, andthose who urge law enforcement and intelligence not to focus on the religioninvolved with these repeated attacks are playing a very dangerous game indeed."

To view online: http://getliberty.org/did-obama-open-the-door-for-the-san-bernadino-killers/

Attachments:

"Whistleblower: DHS Pulled Plug onSurveillance That Could've ID'ed CA Terrorists," The Kelly File, Dec. 10, 2015at http://insider.foxnews.com/2015/12/10/whistleblower-says-he-could-have-prevented-ca-attack-if-government-didnt-cut-funding

Interview Availability: Please contact Americans for LimitedGovernment at 703-383-0880 ext. 106 or at media@limitgov.orgto arrange an interview with ALG experts including ALG President Rick Manning.

 

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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
Dec102015

ALG - Stop Obama agenda with omnibus spending bill

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Dec. 9, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement urging Republican congressional leaders to include as many policy riders that limit the size and scope of government as possible in the omnibus spending bill for the remainder of fiscal year 2016:

"The omnibus spending bill for the remainder of fiscal year 2016 presents an historic opportunity for Congress to rein in the Obama agenda for 10 of the last 13 months of his presidency. Republican leaders and conservatives in Congress can accomplish that by usingtheir power of the purse to defund some parts of the President's agenda. While Obama has promised to use his pen and his phone to complete the fundamental transformation of America, Congress can use the Constitution to stop him."

To view online: http://getliberty.org/stop-obama-agenda-with-omnibus-spending-bill-alg-urges/

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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
Dec032015

CEI Today: Obama's climate treaty agenda, a labor union subsidy, a solar company's antitrust lawsuit, and more

Thursday, December 3, 2015
In the News Today

 

OBAMA'S CLIMATE TREATY AGENDA - MARLO LEWIS

Senate EPW White Paper: Essential Background on the Obama Administration’s Climate Treaty Agenda

The White Paper puts the international community on notice that Obama’s negotiating position is a greenhouse of cards.  > Read more

> Interview Marlo Lewis

 

LABOR UNION 'OFFICIAL TIME' - TREY KOVACS

 

Official Time and Criminal Misconduct by Federal Employees
 

With under two weeks until Congress must pass an omnibus spending bill to avoid a government shutdown, one policy that should be on the chopping block is union official time, a practice that allows federal employees to conduct union business, instead of their public duties, on the taxpayers’ dime. > Read more


> Interview Trey Kovacs
 

A SOLAR COMPANY'S ANTITRUST LAWSUIT  - WILLIAM YEATMAN

SolarCity’s Bizarro Suit Proceeds in Federal Court


SolarCity, a solar panel merchant, filed a whopper of a complaint in federal court alleging that it had suffered antitrust violations at the hands of the Salt River Project, an Arizona electricity provider. But were it not for government tilting the market in their favor at the expense of conventional energy sources, SolarCity and its ilk would not exist. > Read more

> Interview William Yeatman

 

 

    

 

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