Expressing what appears to be a widespread delusion among America's elected representatives, GOP Congressman Tim Walberg of Michigan repeatedly claimed in a discussion last week that Congress can do whatever it wants provided there are enough votes to pass it. Despite taking an oath to the U.S. Constitution, which places strict limits on the power of both Congress and the federal government, the Republican lawmaker sounded largely unfamiliar with those restraints. And unfortunately for the American people, Walberg is actually among the more Constitution-friendly lawmakers in a Congress that has been lawlessly running wild for decades now.
The latest Congressional Budget Office report is grim, and offers no solutions to the burgeoning national debt crisis.
On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a pro-life measure supporting conscience protections for doctors and healthcare providers by a vote of 245 to 182. The measure would allow churches and other entities to sue the federal government for violating the Weldon Amendment, which prevents states from discriminating against institutions or health entities that do not provide for or refer abortions.
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Another legislator, Congresswoman Corrine Brown, who is being brought to account for various misdeeds, has lots of company, unfortunately.
More government "oversight" is the last thing Puerto Rico needs, but that's what it is getting to aid its financial woes. What it needs instead is less government, not more.
These two are not just one-off examples of political corruption, but instead represent the debased culture that returns them and their cohorts to office year after year.
Faced with continued opposition from liberty-minded U.S. senators against a White House-backed global tax regime that shreds what remains of financial privacy, establishment Republican leaders in Congress are working overtime to get Obama's schemes approved. Obama himself has been on the warpath, too, blasting Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) last month for his “quirky” opposition to obliterating the U.S. Constitution's Fourth Amendment protections for privacy rights. When that failed, Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) joined the fray, sending a letter to fellow lawmakers urging them to help get Obama's schemes approved as quickly as possible.
The media reported that the sit-in had something to do with legislation to curb terrorist violence. The media got it wrong.
McCain and Cruz are fighting again — this time over whether to register women for the draft. The dispute is a symptom of using the National Defense Authorization Act to advance the growth of government, instead of simply to provide for the national defense.