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Mark Levin’s ‘Liberty’ Amendments: Legalizing Tyranny

Publius Huldah

For 100 years, the federal government has usurped powers not delegated to it in our Constitution. What should we do about it? Should we reclaim our existing Constitution and put an end to the usurpations? Or should we “modernize” the Constitution by delegating to the federal government the powers it has usurped – so as to legalize what is now unconstitutional?

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Balanced Budget Amendments (BBA) Gut Our Constitution And Don’t Reduce Spending

Publius Huldah

While well-intentioned, all existing versions of a balanced budget amendment take the focus off the Article 1 Section 8 constitutional spending of the federal government and assume the federal government can spend taxpayer money on whatever it wants so long as the budget is balanced. This guts the protections the founders built into the U.S. Constitution.

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Feckless House Republicans: Punt on Debt Ceiling, Power of Purse

Robert Romano

Last August, before a partial government shutdown occurred in the ill-fated attempt to defund Obamacare, House Republican leaders were reportedly urging their conference to just wait for the debt ceiling, that that would be the time to achieve some concessions. Apparently, what House leaders finally determined could be accomplished on the debt ceiling was in fact nothing.

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Constitutional Convention Bills Pass South Dakota Committee

Bob Ellis

Two of three bills scheduled to be heard in committee dealing with an Article V Constitutional Convention were passed by the South Dakota House State Affairs committee Friday. One called called for a convention to produce a balanced budget amendment, and the other was to limit the authority of convention delegates. The third was deferred until Monday.

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Balancing the Budget?

Publius Huldah

The stated purpose of Compact for America, Inc. is to get a balanced budget amendment (BBA) ratified. Here is their proposed BBA. State Legislators recently introduced it in Arizona. The gap between what this BBA pretends to do - and what it actually does - is enormous. It has nothing to do with “balancing the budget” – it is about slipping in a new national sales tax or value-added tax in addition to the existing federal income tax.

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How to Balance the Budget

Michael Peroutka

In a recent conversation, a member of Congress told me that he thought the original Constitution was flawed because it did not require a balanced federal budget. Therefore, he was in favor of a Balanced Budget Amendment and saw this as a way to limit the runaway spending of the Congress. I bring up this conversation as an example of what you might call "over-looking the obvious"—or "not being able to see the forest because all the trees are in the way.”

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How Democrats and Republicans Wasted Your Money in 2013

Bob Ellis

Liberals in both parties claim there is simply nothing left to cut from our oh-so-lean $3.45 TRILLION federal budget. Since "Republicans" are going along with effectively doing away with even the miniscule sequester cuts and spending even more of your money next year, it isn't just Democrats who are wasting your money, but also the "Republicans" you elected to hold the line on spending and the growth of government.

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Veterans Join: An Open Letter to Rep. Noem on the Ryan Budget Deal

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This is an open letter that will be sent to Congresswoman Noem from South Dakota veterans. If you are a South Dakota veteran and would like to be added to the list please comment here or contact Rich Hilgemman.

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Could Senate Republicans Filibuster Ryan-Murray Budget Deal?

Tom Toth

Senate Republicans have a decision to make. Last Thursday, the House of Representatives passed the budget agreement negotiated by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA). At this point, however, not enough republican senators have come out in support of the deal to ensure cloture and there are several reasons why there may end up not being enough.

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Did House Leadership Embrace the Budget Deal Before They Saw It?

Robert Romano

To criticize groups for attempting in a good faith manner to get information out to the American people in advance of a critical budget deal affecting the next two fiscal years when organizations, news outlets, and legislators had less than 48 hours to find out what was in it once announced — in violation of Republicans’ 2010 Pledge to America — is both unfair and misplaced. That obscure, objectionable provisions are being brought to light only after the fact is just the icing on the cake. And yes, it undermines the House’s credibility.

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He’s Not There!

Paula Dagnel

During the time of the early Church, when one believer would greet another, he would say “He is risen!” And the other believer would respond “He is risen, indeed!” I’d love to see that brought back to the present day; and if not every time we greet our fellow believer, at the very least, on this Easter weekend.

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If Jesus Came to America, What Would He Find?

David Pepe

If the Lord Jesus Christ came in our day (2014) to the "land of the "free", what would you expect the majority of Americans to do with Him?

"Satan before the Lord" by Corrado Giaquinto

What If Satan Is Real?

Dave Daubenmire

Do you believe in God? Most Americans do. Nearly 93% of Americans believe in some type of “higher power.” The United States has the highest population of self-identified Christians in the world, nearly 250 million. That is 78% of Americans who identify themselves as believers in the Christian God. But if 78% of Americans believe in the Christian God why do so few believe in the Devil?

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Bait, Hate & Switch

A.J. Castellitto

Less than a few prominent and influential organizations have been working very diligently to advance their power of persuasion. Most notable are SPLC (Southern Poverty Law Center) and RWW (RightWingWatch). Sure, they expose some legitimate hate groups, but lately it's been difficult to separate the haters from the baiters.

Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon being sworn in, January 8, 2013

T.W. Shannon: Rising Black Republican Star

Star Parker

Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon is used to establishing milestones. Became the first black Speaker of the Oklahoma House, and at the age of 34, became Oklahoma's youngest Speaker in history. Now T.W. Shannon is making new headlines. He has stepped down from his position as House speaker to run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Oklahoma Republican Senator Tom Coburn. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tex) has just joined Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), Dr. Ben Carson and Sarah Palin in endorsing Shannon.

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