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Congress Must Defund Sanctuary Cities and Other Bad Policies

Congress Must Defund Sanctuary Cities and Other Bad Policies

The ink has barely dried on President Donald Trump’s executive order denying federal funds to sanctuary cities that refuse to enforce U.S. immigration law, and liberal mayors like New York City’s Bill de Blasio are already promising to sue in federal court to get the federal tax dollars they believe they are entitled to.

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Source: Americans for Limited Government

Congress Should Unify Around Article One

In the wake of a bitter 2016 presidential battle and its acrimonious aftermath a critical question now confronts us: How do we govern a federal government many believe has become ungovernable?

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Should We End the Filibuster?

Should We End the Filibuster?

The New Deal, Great Society, and the first two years of the Obama administration that brought the health care law, the so-called “stimulus,” and Dodd-Frank were all enacted after Democrats had won the White House, House, and a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate.

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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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The Duty to Obstruct

The Duty to Obstruct

Obstructing policies that dramatically expand the size and scope of government is not only the right thing to do, it is the duty of elected officials who swear an oath to protect our nation and uphold the Constitution. Our entire constitutional system of government depends upon a minority vigorously using every tool at their disposal to prevent laws that they believe are bad for the country from taking hold.

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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Democrats Threaten End of Filibuster

Is this the beginning of the end of the filibuster? If Senate Republicans object to a series of upcoming nominations this month, “Democrats plan to threaten to use the impasse to change the Senate rules,” eliminating the filibuster, reports the New York Times. But is Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) really willing to sacrifice the 96-year-old filibuster embodied in Senate Rule XXII just to fill some nominations?

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Economic Freedom Scorecard Released

Economic Freedom Scorecard Released

The Club for Growth has released their 2012 Congressional Scorecard. In case you aren’t familiar with the Club for Growth, they are one of the organizations most demonized by the Left in America. Their mission is to promote economic freedom and by extension economic growth in our country. It is a well-known (except on the Left) and well-documented truth that economic freedom produces economic growth and prosperity for all segments of a society. How did your senators and representatives do?

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Forget Guns…How About More ‘Congress Control’? Part 2

Forget Guns…How About More ‘Congress Control’? Part 2

In Part 1 of this essay I noted that members of Congress are legally bound – not to mention morally, ethically – to abide by, support and defend the U.S. Constitution, and that they are not living up to that oath. Clearly some politicians naturally would like to return to the “rule of men” and abandon the rule of law; well, then, let them call a Constitutional Convention and strike down the Second Amendment! That way, there would be no confusion about where each politician stands on this issue.

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US Constitution

Forget Guns…How About More ‘Congress Control’?

Western Civilization introduced the concepts of representative democracy and the “rule of law,” which ensures that everyone’s rights and freedoms are protected equally, regardless of wealth, power, race, etc. The U.S. Constitution ensures those concepts are reinforced and applied. This system of government resulted in the U.S. having the greatest freedoms, the most material prosperity and the greatest military might the world has ever known.

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Congressional Scorecard on International Religious Freedom Released

Congressional Scorecard on International Religious Freedom Released

The Venn Institute released the final International Religious Freedom (IRF) Scorecard grading all federal legislators on their prioritization of international religious freedom during the 112th Congress (2011-2012). Scored items include votes, sponsorship, and co-sponsorship of bills, resolutions, and letters that support IRF.

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