the Court re-wrote the Constitution from the bench and handed Congress almost unlimited power to tax and spend so long as it cites the general welfare provision as the constitutional authority for the legislation.
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Writes Ron Paul: “The men who led the American Revolution and drafted the Constitution understood that people flourish best under conditions of freedom”
by Rep Ron Paul President Obama signed an executive order last week continuing the faith-based initiatives program created by former President Bush.Â When the program was created, I warned that giving taxpayer money to private religious organizations would eventually lead to political control and manipulation of them.Â This week has provided some evidence that this [...]
On a daily basis, the federal government oversteps its authority – it’s domestic and foreign policies are almost entirely filled with activities that the founding fathers would’ve resisted to the death.But yet, we just sit and watch.
by Rep Ron Paul Recently Congress sent the latest Farm Bill to the president. The bill features brand new federal programs, expansion of existing subsidies, more food stamps and more foreign food aid. This bill hits the taxpayer hard, while at the same time ensuring food prices will remain elevated. The president vetoed the bill, [...]
Reader commentary from A. Linder When I write my congressman or senator and ask them to please stop sending money to foreign governments, they write back to me as though I do not know what I am talking about. They “know” what is best for this country and believe the foreign expenditures are justified. Then, [...]
by Rep Ron Paul Congress is poised to pass the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) authorizing up to $50 million in unconstitutional foreign aid.Â The bill passed out of the Foreign Affairs Committee with a bipartisan agreement to nearly double the President’s requested amount. It is always distressing to see officials in our [...]
Guest Commentary by David Smith Let me ask you a couple of questions.Â First, which demographic segment has the best voting record?Â Meaning, of any age group, which group votes more regularly than any other? Old people, right?Â Retirees, seniorsâ€¦old people.Â No offense intended. So if you wanted to propose a government entitlement program and [...]
President Bushâ€™s Faith-Based Initiative has reached the Supreme Court. As reported in the Christian Science Monitor: President Bush’s faith-based initiative is a signature program of his administration. But not all Americans share the president’s belief that the government should work in close partnership with religious organizations willing to perform nonreligious public services, like running homeless [...]