Rule of Law

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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

    Sessions Outlines Plan to Stop Obama’s ‘Amnesty’

    As Senator Jeff Sessions argues, Congress should pass legislation barring President Obama from spending the money he needs to carry out his planned extralegal decree of amnesty for illegal immigrants.

    WND, November 7, 2014
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    Voters Trust Republicans to Stop Obama—Will the GOP Listen?

    Rather than tying the hands of the newly elected Congress and emboldening President Obama as he weighs further lawlessness, the lame-duck Congress should agree to no more than a short-term continuing resolution to fund the government into January.

    National Review, November 5, 2014
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    A Constitutional Congress?

    With the president increasingly viewing himself as untethered from constitutional constraints, here are five ideas to help Congress reestablish its rightful place in our constitutional structure.

    The Weekly Standard, October 27, 2014
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    To Govern Is to Defend the Constitution

    There is no more central act of governing than defending our founding charter.

    The Weekly Standard, November 19, 2014
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    Senators Urge House to Stop Taxpayer Bailout of Insurance Companies

    Fourteen Republican senators are urging the House to protect Congress’s power of the purse and keep President Obama from unlawfully bailing out insurance companies who lose money under Obamacare.

    The Daily Signal, October 8, 2014
  • Ted Cruz: Boehner’s Immigration Plan Will Not Solve Border Crisis

    Bills introduced by Sen. Cruz and Rep. Blackburn would help stop President Obama’s extraordinary efforts to nullify federal immigration laws—by banning his administration from printing work permits for people who aren’t legally authorized to be in the United States.

    Breitbart, July 29, 2014
  • Legalization by Edict

    If President Obama unilaterally and lawlessly grants amnesty and work permits for 5-6 million illegal immigrants, it “could well be the most extreme act of executive overreach ever attempted by an American president in peacetime.”

    National Review Online, July 29, 2014
  • The Obamacare-IRS Nexus

    The IRS was originally planning to follow the plain text of the law on Obamacare—until President Obama’s political appointees intervened.

    Wall Street Journal, July 24, 2014