Posts Tagged ‘Congress’

Fight, Don’t Sue

The House of Representatives should be focused on defending its own turf using its own powers, not on encouraging government by judiciary—which would do further and more lasting damage to the separation of powers.

The Weekly Standard, July 14, 2014
  • Will Congress Get Its Groove Back?

    Congress, having delegated far too much legislative authority to the executive, is now trying to delegate the responsibility of defending its constitutional powers to the judiciary.

    Library of Law and Liberty, June 27, 2014
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    Boehner Is Bringing a Whistle to a Gunfight

    The most powerful branch of government should not go running to the weakest branch when its powers are usurped by a lawless executive; rather, it should respect doctrines of standing, not try to transform the Court into a resolver of political controversies in the absence of proper cases, and use its own powers to defend its turf.

    National Review, June 28, 2014
  • Voters vs. Leaders

    As last week’s upset in Virginia shows, voters want GOP leaders to champion policies on behalf of the typical person on Main Street, not well-connected entities on Wall Street.

    The Weekly Standard, June 23, 2014
  • The EPA as Super-Legislature

    The EPA’s latest decrees are set to raise Americans’ energy prices while possibly increasing worldwide greenhouse gas emissions, but most troubling is the agency’s exercise of power that is plainly legislative in nature, despite the Constitution’s having vested all federal legislative power in Congress.

    National Review, June 2, 2014
  • How Big Government Destroys Democracy

    The bigger our government gets, the less it engages in the sort of transparent deliberation and debate that is the hallmark of representative democracy.

    The National Interest, March 5, 2014
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    The Deal to Reopen Government and Raise the Debt Limit

    Republicans aren’t the only ones who have something to worry about in the wake of the recently completed budget battle.

    The Weekly Standard, October 16, 2013
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    Roll It Back

    Despite liberals' absurd claim that Obamacare is irrevocable and that opposing it is untoward, the GOP should redouble its efforts to advance an alternative and repeal the wildly unpopular overhaul.

    The Weekly Standard, October 7, 2013
  • Never Surrender

    Opponents of Obamacare should never accept—let alone advance—the notion that, once its taxpayer-funded exchange subsidies start flowing, that spigot can never be turned off.

    The Weekly Standard, September 30, 2013
  • It’s the Law, Yes, and Most Americans Oppose It

    Three and a half years’ worth of polling has consistently shown overwhelmingly opposition to Obamacare—and, in America, the cool and deliberate sense of the community will prevail.

    National Review, September 30, 2013
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    The Park Police

    Is this an example of government of, by, and for the people?

    The Weekly Standard, October 9, 2013
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    Sen. Ron Johnson Rips Obamacare

    Senator Ron Johnson condemns the lawless Obamacare bailout for Congress.

    YouTube, August 14, 2013
  • Delay Is Better than Defund

    In considering whether to delay or defund Obamacare, Republicans should listen to the American people.

    The Weekly Standard, July 30, 2013
  • Capretta’s Must-Read Congressional Testimony

    It is becoming increasingly clear that the Obama administration’s unilateral delay of Obamacare’s employer mandate is inviting fraud at taxpayers’ expense.

    The Weekly Standard on July 10, 2013
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    What Conservatives Are For

    Senator Mike Lee discusses the conservative agenda at the Heritage Foundation and encourages conservatives to share their vision of community and liberty.

    YouTube, April 22, 2013