The U.S. Constitution is clear on spending: collect taxes to pay for debts, borrow money on U.S. credit when needed. It’s also clear on who is to declare war. So when Congress and the office of the President have created massive debt over the past several decades stemming from funding agencies and programs outside the powers granted to them, as well as authorizing undeclared wars, the more astute will concede that this is unconstitutional. Some conservative groups claim that this situation can be corrected by changing the Constitution. However, why would we move ahead with changing the Constitution if it's already not being followed on purpose?
President’s Day is a day of remembrance and celebration. The day is actually George Washington’s Birthday Observed, but it was renamed to include Abraham Lincoln. While not everyone agrees with all of their actions, both presidents should be commended for their leadership of our nation. Being the commander-in-chief to head the government of the United States is not an easy feat, yet their striving to hit high standards is noteworthy. We look today to give these great men some more recognition.
On February 7, 2017, Congressman Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) introduced H.R. 899, a bill to abolish the unconstitutional Department of Education (also known as the ED), which was originally organized by President Jimmy Carter when he signed the Department of Education Organization Act on October 17, 1979. Rep. Massie's bill, which is only one sentence long, states, "The Department of Education shall terminate on December 31, 2018."
Now is the time to End Fed Ed! Legislation was introduced in Congress last week by Representative Thomas Massie to shut down the unconstitutional U.S. Department of Education. Massie kept it as simple as possible with a single sentence for the bill, H.R. 899, “The Department of Education shall terminate on December 31, 2018.” Article I Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution provides a list of what the federal government is allowed to do and education is not included. Education belongs to the states; let’s turn it back over to them!
The U.S. Supreme Court has been short Justice Antonin Scalia since February 2016, now President Trump has nominated “originalist” federal Judge Neil Gorsuch to replace him. Scalia, the longest serving member of the high court, was pro-Constitution and firmly stood against a Constitutional Convention. Similarly, Judge Gorsuch believes that judges need to look to the actual text of the Constitution for their guide. Gorsuch, in his nomination speech, called the U.S. Constitution the “greatest charter of human liberties.”
On this day, 226 years ago, 39 of the original 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document they’d been debating during the summer of 1787.
Please phone and email your representative and senators now in opposition to approval of the TPP in the lame-duck session.
In the wake of the Orlando shootings, Democrats are calling for prohibiting gun purchases for those on the no-fly list.
In light of the inspiring Brexit vote to get the UK out of the EU, let's support #Amexit to Get US Out! of the UN.
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Executive Committee Dinner Presentations, Santa Ana, CA