The NSA Is the Executive Branch’s Political Tool

Awhile back Mark Horne pointed out that if our masters really needed the NSA for terrorism they wouldn’t be using its illegal spy powers for industrial espionage. Indeed, learning about NSA misbehavior cost Boeing business in Brazil. The recent scandal of the NSA spying on Congress demonstrates the same lesson. Representative Mark Meadows of North Carolina writes at the Washington Examiner (emphasis added), According to recent reports, the Obama administration condoned the spying on of senior Read more […]

House Committee: No Funding for New Gun Control

The House Appropriations Committee has warned the Department of Justice that it has no plans to approve funds for President Obama’s latest gun control schemes. House Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies subcommittee Chairman Rep. John Culberson wrote in a terse letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch that any executive orders on gun control should not be paid for out of already approved funding. “I want to express the committee’s expectation that the Department of Justice will Read more […]

A President is not a King and States Must Make Sure of It

Our nation’s first president, George Washington, under the newly formed Constitution in 1789, found himself in an uncomfortable position.  As the nation’s first Chief Executive and Commander-in-Chief he knew the delicate ground between strength and tyranny. Fearing any comparison to the monarchal government from which America had just been liberated, Washington took care to avoid any physical or symbolic references to European monarchs.  When the Senate proposed that he be called by the Read more […]

Congress Will Do Nothing about Obama’s Unconstitutional Gun Legislation

We have had plenty of time to be ready for Barack Obama’s executive orders. So what is Congress’ plan? Virtually nothing. The gun issue comes up 19 seconds into the video. Representative Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) says that Barack Obama’s executive orders are unconstitutional. So what will Congress do? They will litigate. As the discussion explains well, Congress can’t count on the courts and, even if the judges follow the Constitution, it will take a long time for the courts to finally Read more […]

Dare We Hope the Courts will Defeat Climate Change in 2016?

The Hill reports that 2016 will be a year of court fights against the Obama Administration: “Obama’s climate agenda on trial.” A slate of major environmental rules rolled out by the Obama administration in 2015 will face serious challenges in the new year, as opponents look to beat back the president’s ambitious policies — a core piece of his legacy. In the lead-up to the landmark Paris climate talks in December — an event that yielded a first-of-its-kind global agreement to cut carbon Read more […]

2015 Was a Productive Year for the Lawmaker-in-Chief

The Constitution gives Congress the authority to make laws. That’s proof the Constitution is a dead letter. Back in January, Mark Horne wrote that Obama was setting records in the amount of regulations he was issuing. Now, The Hill reports, “Study: 2015 was record year for federal regulation.” 2015 was a record-setting year for the Federal Register, according to numbers the Competitive Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., released Wednesday. This year’s daily publication of the federal government’s Read more […]

Wouldn’t a Second Political Party Be Nice, Franklin Graham?

With Republicans in control of both the House and Senate, the expectancy of civilized, ethical Americans was that Congress would eliminate funding for the abominable child-murdering organization Planned Parenthood in 2016. Some members in the GOP threatened to shut down the government if that wasn’t done. Rather than shutting off the unconstitutional spigot of federal funding to a private sector organization that sells infant baby parts to the highest bidder, Planned Parenthood was given Read more […]

Ominous News about the Every Student Succeeds Act

When I posted about the Every Student Succeed Act, I was somewhat skeptical, but I followed what the Wall Street Journal reported, calling it “a baby step in the right direction.” I assumed Lamar Alexander was being somewhat accurate. “We have an opportunity today to vote to reverse the trend toward a national school board,” said Sen. Lamar Alexander (R., Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Health and Education Committee and chief architect of the bill, along with Sen. Patty Murray (D., Wash.). Read more […]

Rand Paul: Congress Passed the 1.1-Trillion-Dollar Budget without Reading It

Here is Paul Ryan implicitly admitting the budget process wasn’t done the way the Founding Fathers intended but swearing Congress will change their ways next year. Paul Ryan failed to mention that Congress passed an anti-Fourth-Amendment bill to empower more spying on the American people. The spending bill was obviously a collaboration of Republicans and Democrats against the American people. The best you can say is that many Republicans voted for the bill without reading it. According Read more […]

Congress Loses Climate Change because The Won’t Use the Power of the Purse

I can’t express adequately my contempt for Republicans who drove us deeper in debt to fund Obama’s (and their own) pet projects. Promising no government shutdown gave all the power to Obama. Here is just one example: The Hill reports, “Obama vetoes GOP push to kill climate rules.” President Obama has vetoed a pair of measures by congressional Republicans that would have overturned the main pillars of his landmark climate change rules for power plants. The decision was widely expected, and Obama Read more […]

Christmas comes Early for Planned Parenthood and Santa Clause is the GOP

The $1.1 trillion spending bill has been approved by Congress. To get an idea of how evil this is, here’s a headline from The Hill: “Planned Parenthood unscathed in spending bill.” Planned Parenthood is praising Democrats in Congress after the spending bill released early Wednesday morning spared the organization from cuts.  As expected, the spending bill does not defund Planned Parenthood, a clear deal-breaker for Democrats, but the absence of spending cuts is still noteworthy given the intensity Read more […]

“No Child Left Behind” Is History

I suppose this is a baby step in the right direction. From the Wall Street Journal: “U.S. Senate Votes to Replace ‘No Child Left Behind’ Law.” The Senate on Wednesday voted to replace the 13-year-old No Child Left Behind law, returning to the states significant powers to determine how poorly performing schools should be improved and curbing the authority of the secretary of education. The Senate in a 85-12 vote cleared legislation that will guide about $26 billion federal in spending annually Read more […]