by State Rep. Matthew Shea (WA-4th) I, like many people, believe that the Constitution is not a living document.Â The corollary to this principle is that if it is not living then it cannot die. However, the question of whether the Constitution is followed and enforced depends on you and me.Â We introduced the legislation…Details
As more and more of the important votes are being lost at the federal level, the fight will move to the state level and the question before our legislative leadership and the Governor will be about whether or not they will allow important statesâ€™ rights legislation to go forward.Details
There is so much frustration expressed by people when exploring the difficulties in reigning in Washington, D.C. and restoring a government which respects state sovereignty. This article explores the issues and proposes a plan to force our representatives to do our will.
First, we must recognize and understand the structure of government. The power within the legislative branch is not distributed equally among the legislators.Details
by Dr. Christopher Duncan
I thought so myself. That is until I found out that this bill died. It is called the Enumerated Powers Act, so named because it refers to the 10th Amendment which limits the federal government’s powers to things specifically enumerated in the Constitution.Details
by Rep Ron Paul
Recently Congress passed the American Housing Rescue and Foreclosure Prevention Act., also known as the Housing Bill.Â Its passage was lauded by many who are legitimately concerned about foreclosures and the housing market in our country’s economy.Â I was asked how I could vote against a bill to help American homeowners, but I found this bill to have more to do with helping big banks than helping average Americans.
The answer is that there is more to any bill than its name or the headlines surrounding it.Â If one only paid attention to bill titles, one could happily vote for almost any bill put to a vote on the floor.Â Titles do not tell the complete story of a bill’s provisions, and many titles are downright deceptive and come close to emotional blackmail of legislators.
But we cannot afford to be fooled by fancy titles.ÂDetails
by Rep Ron Paul
One Christmas tradition Congress could do without is the broken process of passing the annual Omnibus Spending Bill, which we recently did right before the holiday recess.
Every December Congress fights and argues over spending and never seems to be able to pass the necessary appropriations until the very last minute.Â There is panic and threats of government shut downs and reduction in essential services.Â And they always threaten the essential services, as if there is no waste they could possibly eliminate instead.ÂDetails