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Thursday
Feb062014

ALG - Perez hoisted on racial disparate impact petard

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Feb. 6, 2014, Fairfax, Va.--Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement in response to allegations by the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 12 that the Obama-run Department of Labor has engaged in racial discrimination in their internal promotion policies dating back to 2009:

"It is the ultimate irony that Labor Secretary Thomas Perez is facing a union crisis at the Department he leads that is largely based upon racial discrimination claims built around the discredited disparate impact theory that he has long sought to impose on private employers. 

"The racism claim from Labor's public employee union local is based upon statistical analysis of job promotions rather than a critical look at the comparative candidates who were being considered.  Under Perez's own enforcement of the law while at the Justice Department, the merits of individual candidates don't matter, the only guideline for racial discrimination is if the correct proportion of each race and gender are represented.  Now, he faces a complaint that accuses his predecessor and many of his subordinates in the Department with being branded with the scarlet R of racist due to their promotion practices. 

"Now Perez and Obama himself are being hoisted on the very petard they have been using as a cudgel against private employers."

To view online: http://getliberty.org/perez-hoisted-on-racial-disparate-impact-petard/ 

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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
Jan092014

ALG's Daily Grind - Obama's income inequality problem 

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Jan. 8, 2014

Obama's income inequality problem
So long as there is money, there will be an economy composed of relatively free individuals making individual decisions about how to spend their money. As a result of this freedom to choose how to spend money, some people will make more money than others.

True facts about ocean radiation and the Fukushima disaster
Even with the new groundwater leaks, the available evidence still tells me I can eat fish from the West Coast, Hawaii, and Alaska.

Mehrens: Senate should reject race-baiter Adegbile from Civil Rights post
"Adegbile is best known as the man who headed the NAACP Legal Defense Fund's voluntary racial assault on the integrity of a dead Philadelphia police office in a quest to get his murderer off of death row." 

Cooke: Owning up to the Obamacare lies
"Those who have elected to keep close tabs on the reactions to Obamacare's blotchy rollout will presumably have noticed that it has been marked by admissions of guilt. The latest such confession comes from The New Republic's Noam Scheiber, who bluntly conceded yesterday that 'Obamacare actually paves the way toward single payer.'"

Wednesday
Jan082014

ALG - Senate should reject race-baiter Adegbile from Civil Rights post

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Jan. 7, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement urging Senate rejection of Debo Adegbile as the next Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division:

"The Senate should reject Debo Adegbile from being confirmed as the next Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division.

"Adegdile is best known as the man who headed the NAACP Legal Defense Fund's voluntary racial assault on the integrity of a dead Philadelphia police office in a quest to get his murderer off of death row. 

"The attack on the character of the dead, defenseless officer was so egregious that the Fraternal Order of Police has come out against the nomination writing:

'We are aware of the tried and true shield behind which activists of Adegbile's ilk are wont to hide – that everyone is entitled to a defense; but surely you would agree that a defense should not be based upon falsely disparaging and savaging the good name and reputation of a lifeless police officer.  Certainly any legal scholar can see the injustice and absence of ethics in this cynical race-baiting approach to our legal system.'

"Adegbile has also supported Equal Employment Opportunity Commission efforts to prevent the usage of criminal background checks to screen potential new hires.  As the head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Office, Adegbile would be in a position to bring legal action against employers who engaged in the commonsense practice of ensuring that convicted thieves weren't hired to oversee inventory or rapists weren't serving as parking attendants.

"The nomination of Adegbile is an affront to the concept of moving toward a non-racial society, and he should be rejected on a bi-partisan basis by the United States Senate."

To view online: http://getliberty.org/senate-should-reject-race-baiter-adegbile-from-civil-rights-post/

 

Attachments:

Nominee Alert for Debo Adegbile, Americans for Limited Government, Jan. 7, 2014 at http://getliberty.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Debo-Adegbile-NomineeAlert-January-2014.pdf

Letter of Opposition to Debo Adegbile, National Fraternal Order of Police, Jan. 6, 2014 at http://getliberty.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/FOP-Opposition-to-Adegbile-Nomination.pdf

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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.

Tuesday
Dec032013

ALG's Daily Grind - Obama expands war on political speech 

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Dec. 2, 2013

Obama expands war on political speech
New IRS rule targeting 501(c)4 organizations: Limitations will be imposed not simply on advocacy for or against a candidate for public office, but on any communication that even mentions a public official who happens to be a candidate, even if the communication occurred years ago.

The case against progress
For those who see human existence as a long march of progress it might be unsettling to think that some of our biggest achievements do not improve who we are as people.

Black Friday: Lessons from Walmart
The ultimate lesson from Walmart is that people want jobs, not handouts, despite what union bosses might have you believe.

Fund: Background checks as the new racism
"Senator John Cornyn (R., Texas) grilled Kathleen Sebelius, the Health and Human Services secretary, about why the 45,000 'navigators' who assist people in signing up for Obamacare aren't required to undergo a criminal-background check, even though they handle sensitive personal information."

Wednesday
Oct162013

CEI - Hearing Today Examines Conduct of National Park Service During Shutdown

CEI Expert Myron Ebell Will Testify at House Oversight/Natural Resources Joint Hearing

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 — Today at 9:30 a.m., the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and the House Natural Resources Committee will hold a joint hearing to examine the National Park Service's implementation of the government shutdown. Myron Ebell, director of the Center for Energy & Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, will testify at the hearing.

Last week, CEI filed several Freedom of Information Act requests seeking records pertaining to the unprecedented closings of public- and private-managed open air parks and memorials during the shutdown. During the 1995-96 government shutdown, the Vietnam Memorial and other tourist destinations remained accessible. Now, as controversial barricades continue to block access to federal monuments, many people want to know who made the decision to close open-air spaces this time—and why.

"The National Park Service has closed facilities, such as the World War Two Memorial, that are more expensive to close than to leave open," said Myron Ebell. "It has closed facilities, such as the Claude Moore Colonial Farm, that the agency neither funds nor operates. These petty, mean-spirited actions are instances of the Obama Administration’s habitual misuse of authority to score political points at the expense of the American people."

The hearing will be streamed live on the House Oversight Committee's website. It will also be covered by C-SPAN.


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