The unseemly legislative conduct (the Founders would have called it â€œcorruptionâ€) leading up to the vote have communicated even to those previously not paying attention that federal politicians are now absolutely, utterly out of control. The majority in Congress has rendered it perfectly clear that there is no constitutional or legal restriction they will not violate.
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If government would stick only to what it was authorized to do, and leave the rest to the people, most of our economic problems would resolve themselves.
The media, Congress, and the American public all seem to have accepted something that is patently untrue: namely, that foreign policy is the domain of the president and not Congress. This is absolutely not the case and directly contrary to what our founding fathers wanted.
Ron Paul: “A limited, constitutional government would not tempt special interests to buy the politicians who wield power.”
Writes Ron Paul: “Congress created the Federal Reserve, yet it had no constitutional authority to do so.”
We’re experiencing a fundamental shift in national priorities – in the form of a rapid and pervasive expansion of government power over the private sector of the economy.
With the nation in the midst of an economic crisis, many groups and individuals are questioning the massive spending and so-called economic stimulus bills recently passed by Congress. This includes bailouts and appropriations known as earmarks and pork-barrel spending. Since the constitutionality of federal spending is never part of the debate, we need to re-visit Congressâ€™ power to tax and spend.
If asked, who has the final say in our government on the meaning of the Constitution, most people would say, the Supreme Court, but it this right?
The whole purpose of the Constitution is, was, and has been to define the government, to impose restraints on the government, and to guarantee personal freedoms.
by Walter E. Williams Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis warned, “The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in the insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding.” The freedom of individuals from compulsion or coercion never was, and is not now, the normal state of human affairs. The normal state for the ordinary [...]
by Rep Ron Paul With news this week that Congress is poised to consider a new stimulus package, I am forced to again ask a question that seems silly in Washington:Â How will we pay for this? While a few Members of Congress have raised the issue, it certainly was not the primary concern of [...]
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