Articles By: Robert Romano

From Americans for Limited Government

Why are Republicans Forfeiting Treaty Power?

According to Article II, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution, “[The president] shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur…” But what we see today out of Washington, D.C. has almost no resemblance to that constitutional construct. There is no treaty process any more. It is self-evident.

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American Kings and Queens

American Kings and Queens

The candidacies of Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush may be the ultimate test of whether or not lineage trumps substance. Because, there is little question they would not even be contenders but for their last names.

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ATF Director Out After Shooting Blanks

ATF Director Out After Shooting Blanks

The news broke on Friday that the controversial head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms resigned in the wake of his causing the Administration headaches they don’t need by issuing a regulation that eliminated an almost thirty-year exemption for a type of ammunition used in competitive shooting.

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After Iowa, N.H., and S.C., Who Cares?

After Iowa, N.H., and S.C., Who Cares?

Since the advent of the Iowa caucuses in 1972 and the South Carolina primary in 1980, the “first in the nation” political contests, including the New Hampshire primary which dates back to 1916, have had an uncanny knack of declaring who the nominee for President will eventually be, particularly on the Republican side of the aisle.

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When Judges Loathe the American Flag

When Judges Loathe the American Flag

Portsmouth, Virginia Sheriff Bill Watson received an American flag made from a fire hose as a gift from the Portsmouth Fire Department. The flag included a blue line in the middle in support of law enforcement and emergency personnel. Watson, whose office is on the first floor of the Portsmouth Judicial Building wanted to display the flag in the lobby of the building.

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Lindsey Graham’s Premature Military Coup

Lindsey Graham’s Premature Military Coup

“Here is the first thing I would do if I were President of the United States. I wouldn’t let Congress leave town until we fix this. I would literally use the military to keep them in if I had to. We’re not leaving town until we restore these defense cuts. We are not leaving town until we restore the intel cuts.” That was presidential hopeful Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) speaking at a New Hampshire event.

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Niccolo Machiavelli

A Warning from the Past and the Prince

True corruption occurs when politics only serves private or narrow interests far beyond reach, and power is concentrated into the hands of a few, and so the people only concern themselves with their private lives. This is when the people and their representatives no longer have any means of wielding true power, and thus become disconnected from the process. Is Congress on the outside, looking in?

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Does Congress Even Matter Anymore?

Does Congress Even Matter Anymore?

Congress is no longer an effective check on the Executive Branch. It is a radical assessment. Not one reached lightly, but it also happens to be true. What else can one make of President Barack Obama’s most recent usurpation of Congress’ constitutional powers, arbitrarily changing federal law and granting millions of illegal immigrants amnesty, and then Congress after a brief fit voting overwhelmingly to grant him the funds to carry it out?

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Why Even Have a Congress?

Why Even Have a Congress?

“Why even have a Congress?” That was Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning’s question on the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) 3-2 vote in favor of new so-called “net neutrality” regulations.

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Pro-amnesty march in Los Angeles (Photo credit: Jonathan McIntosh)

Republicans May NEED Amnesty if They Don’t Stop Amnesty

House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) will find himself “on very thin ice” if he relies primarily on House Democrat votes to pass a Department of Homeland Security funding bill from the Senate.

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