Rule of Law

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    How Civilizations Collapse — Is U.S. Next?

    Civilizations cannot expect to survive widespread disregard for the rule of law.

    Investor's Business Daily, May 6, 2015
  • A Contrived Controversy

    During this administration, there have been numerous egregious and unprecedented violations of the constitutional separation of powers, but Republican senators’ informative letter to Iran is not remotely one of them.

    The Weekly Standard, March 23, 2015
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    Speaker Boehner Gets It Right on DHS Funding

    House Republican leadership is starting to sound serious about using Congress’s power of the purse to fight President Obama’s lawless violations of the constitutional separation of powers.

    Hot Air, February 15, 2015
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    Don’t Give Up the Fight

    Congressional Republicans should step up their efforts to rein in Obama’s lawless executive amnesty, not just because it is bad policy, but because it threatens the Constitutional order that is the foundation of our republic.

    National Review, January 19, 2015
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    Judicial Restraint Is Right

    Judicial activism—as opposed to judicial action that is clearly compelled by the Constitution or laws—involves judges substituting their own will for the rule of law, in violation of the separation of powers, the Constitution, and republicanism.

    National Review, January 15, 2015
  • How to Rebuke a President

    Formally censuring President Obama would complement and strengthen efforts to use the power of the purse to stop his lawless actions, which “would destroy our system of government” should they become the norm.

    The Weekly Standard, December 1, 2014
  • A Case for Self-Restraint

    In the face of President Obama’s rampant lawlessness, the GOP should nominate a 2016 candidate who is committed to upholding the rule of law, the separation of powers, and the Constitution.

    Washington Post, November 28, 2014
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    Congress Has Options to Answer Obama’s Dishonest Executive Amnesty

    President Obama has employed numerous falsehoods to justify his unlawful amnesty, and Congress should exercise its constitutionally granted powers to check his abuses and usurpations.

    The Hill, November 28, 2014
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    WSJ to Congress: Cede the Power of the Purse

    The claim that Congress should never force a battle over funding the government, that it must always give the president the funding he insists upon—even for unconstitutional purposes—amounts to a claim that Congress should hand off the power of the purse.

    The Weekly Standard, December 5, 2014
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    Obama’s Illogic on Executive Lawlessness—and Congress’s Response

    Our system of government cannot work if the president violates his duty to faithfully execute the laws, so Congress—the branch with the greatest powers of self-defense—must defend its turf and hence the Constitution.

    The Weekly Standard, November 25, 2014
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    Washington, Lincoln, Obama Codemn Obama

    The nation’s two greatest statesman and its current president have all decried the sorts of lawless actions that President Obama has now undertaken, warning that such actions are incompatible with the Constitution, the presidential oath of office, and republican government.

    The Weekly Standard, November 21, 2014
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    Want to Shut Down Obama on Immigration? Here’s How

    The smart play for Republicans who care about defending the Constitution is to pass a short-term continuing resolution and, in January, pass two bills: one that funds everything but Citizenship and Immigration Services; another that funds that agency while denying funding for President Obama’s lawless actions.

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    Fight the Power Grab

    No policy preference is as important as the lawful adherence to our form of government.

    National Review, November 17, 2014
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    The Great Immigration Betrayal

    In a move that will undermine our republican forms, President Obama is set to trample on the Constitution, the separation of powers, and the rule of law, in plain defiance of Article I’s exclusive grant of federal legislative power to Congress.

    New York Times, November 16, 2014