Congress needs to stop Biden blundering into war in Syria

 Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement in response to President Joe Biden’s bombing Syria without Congressional authorization:

“It is striking that just over a month after Joe Biden became president he has already begun a bombing campaign focused on Syria. Obviously attacks on U.S. troops must be met with proportional force, and yet, the U.S. has been operating Syria for over a decade without any authorization from Congress. It is time for Congress to at least pretend to be a part of the foreign policy process, by demanding that President Biden make his case for engaging in acts of war.

“It has almost been 20 years since 9/11, and former President Trump’s negotiated Abraham Accords were on a pathway to providing a valid regional plan for an exit strategy. President Biden’s undermining of these accords through negating trade concessions to the United Arab Emirates, and releasing intelligence reports designed to threaten the Saudi government are reckless, and destabilize the region. It is time for the Biden administration to outline its Middle East strategy to Congress and the American people, before the administration’s actions become unexamined and undiscussed American policy.

“This is why the Constitution requires Congress to declare war, and it’s time for members to assert this responsibility, so we don’t blunder into another generation of American blood being spilt without a clear purpose and exit strategy. To force President Biden’s hand, Congress should not authorize any additional emergency war funding, and use the power of the purse to end this endless war.”

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House Democrats Chart Un-American Course with Calls to Silence Political Opposition

Fairfax, Va. – In response to a hearing today in the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology Rick Manning, president of Americans for Limited Government, issued the following statement:

“What we heard in this hearing should trouble every American. Our nation was founded on the belief that a free and independent press is the greatest defense against government tyranny. By demanding private companies censor media outlets they disagree with, House Democrats are threatening the fundamental precept of the First Amendment that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press…” These politicians are undermining our foundational freedoms in the most profound way. It is shocking to see elected officials in America embrace the tactics of authoritarian regimes such as those of the Chinese Communist Party of China, Iran and North Korea.

“This is an abuse of power and every American should publicly denounce the Democrat’s censorship campaign aimed at silencing all political opposition. Freedom-loving Americans everywhere are afraid of being canceled on social media and even losing their jobs because of this destructive woke culture.

“For the past four years, establishment media outlets such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, NBC News, and on and on have reported on the false narrative of Russian collusion. Should they all be deplatformed? The answer is a resounding, ‘No.’ It is not the government’s role to silence free speech, even when it is consistently and egregiously wrong like these major outlets have proven to be time and again.

“Like the Founding Fathers, I trust the American people are smart enough to see through the fake news and determine what is true. And in this case, it is clear House Democrats are pursuing a dangerous, un-American course that will destroy our freedoms.”

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Biden hypocrisy on full display in handling of Kerry Affair

Manning: Kerry clearly violated Logan Act, must be fired and prosecuted

Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement urging President Joe Biden to fire John Kerry and for the Justice Department to investigate Kerry for secretly negotiating with the Iranian government in 2018:

“John Kerry secretly negotiated with the Iranian government in 2018 in a bid to undermine U.S. policy and sanctions against Tehran, and at a minimum President Joe Biden should fire him.

“According former FBI agent Peter Strzok’s hand-written notes from the Jan. 5, 2017 Oval Office meeting in the Obama White House, then-Vice President Biden called for prosecuting Gen. Michael Flynn under the Logan Act for allegedly negotiating with Russia while serving as the incoming National Security Advisor during the Trump transition in 2016.

“As a private citizen with no official government authority, Kerry engaged in secret, unauthorized negotiations with Iran while President Trump was in office and should be investigated by the FBI.  It is reported that Kerry sought to undermine U.S. interests in sensitive international negotiations – a clear violation of the Logan Act. If Gen. Flynn could be investigated by the Muller special prosecutor team for his legal contact under the guise of a potential Logan Act violation, then Kerry should have the full weight of law thrown at him for doing substantial damage to U.S. foreign policy.

“Americans already believe we have a two-tiered justice system, one for favored political elites, and another for the rest of Americans. If Biden is unwilling to fire and prosecute Kerry, it further divides our country.”

Rush Limbaugh was an American institution who will be missed

Feb. 17, 2021, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government Rick Manning today issued the following statement honoring the life of the late Rush Limbaugh:

“Our condolences go out to Rush Limbaugh’s family and loved ones at this time of his passing. Rush Limbaugh was a great American who incredibly battled through cancer to continue fighting for liberty and limited government to his last breath. Rush was an inspiration to us all and an American institution. He will be sorely missed by those left behind, and it is our job now to try to fill the huge void that he has left.”

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The internet is a better place with Parler relaunching

Feb. 15, 2021, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issue the following statement praising the announced relaunch of Parler.com saying:

“This is a great step toward providing a counterbalance to the Silicon Valley techno-fascists who are intent on stopping any speech that they don’t like. Over the many weeks since Parler was taken down by a combination of Apple, Google and Amazon to the applause of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, America has witnessed a brazen collaboration by tech giants to stop mainstream voices from objecting to their radical, extremist agenda.  Facebook took down actor Kevin Sorbo’s page this weekend for the sin of posting honest and funny critiques of Biden policies.  Twitter is de-platforming people so fast that it is impossible to keep up and YouTube is running a virtual jihad against content that has the audacity to not toe their collectivist ideology.

“Parler allows all sides to be heard and doesn’t block those who follow a group like Americans for Limited Government (@limitgov) from seeing our content. This allows people to decide what voices they want to read and not some anonymous, Silicon Valley twit.  The Internet is a better place with free and open conversations and discussions, and Parler’s return is good news indeed for America.”

Attachments:

“The purge has begun. Cancel culture is going to be worse than ever as the social tyranny rises.” By Robert Romano, Jan. 8, 2021 at https://dailytorch.com/2021/01/the-purge-has-begun-cancel-culture-is-going-to-be-worse-than-ever-as-the-social-tyranny-rises/

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House Impeachment Managers Violated Official Code of Conduct

Democrats managing Trump impeachment trial guilty of gross violations of House ethics rules

Fairfax, Va. – Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government, sent a letter today to the House Committee on Ethics calling for an investigation into the conduct of the Democrats managing the Trump impeachment trial in the Senate. Manning said it is clear that the House Members who produced and played a Feb. 9 video during the trial violated House Ethics Rules and “may be subject to discipline for the dissemination by electronic means, including by social media, of any image, video, or audio file that has been distorted or manipulated with the intent to mislead the public.”

In the letter, Manning wrote, “The intent of the edited video is to persuade the Senate that Trump was inciting violence by playing clips of the speech, interspersed with rioting at the U.S. Capitol building. But it takes many of these quotes out of context to deliberately misconstrue their meaning.”

Manning is calling for an investigation into the conduct of the House impeachment managers including Democrat Representatives Jamie Raskin (MD), Diana DeGette (CO), David Cicilline (RI), Joaquin Castro (TX), Eric Swalwell (CA), Ted Lieu (CA), Stacey Plaskett (U.S. Virgin Islands), Madeleine Dean (PA), and Joe Neguse (CO).

To read full letter click here.

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Biden Wrong to Consider Restricting Travel to Florida

Covid numbers show this is not about saving lives, it’s about power

Fairfax, Va.According to the Associated Press, the Biden administration is considering imposing domestic travel restrictions, including on Florida, citing concerns of coronavirus mutations.

Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning had the following reaction:

“Florida has a dramatically lower Covid death rate than states such as New York and New Jersey. In fact, Florida’s Covid death is below the national average.  What’s more, the top five states with people who have had Covid are California, Texas, Florida, New York, and Illinois, which just so happen to be the five most populous states in the country. Of those states, New York and California and Illinois are for basically economically closed, while Texas and Florida are open. The Covid outcomes in Texas and Florida are significantly better than their closed counterparts.

“If the current occupant of the Oval Office wants to follow the science, he should issue an executive order demanding that all of the closed states reopen, as it is clear that destroying a state’s economy has nothing to do with saving lives and everything to do with power.

“Of course, if he did that, he’d be admitting that his predecessor was right and that the ‘dark winter’ that he predicted doesn’t have to come.”

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Time to end Covid emergency orders

All gubernatorial emergency orders should be canceled and instead be presented to the legislatures for their approval

Fairfax, Va. –  The cold reality is setting in that the Covid virus is no longer a short term  emergency, but an ongoing problem.  Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning is urging state lawmakers to take a leadership role in addressing Covid and to stop deferring to executive orders from governors. He issued the following statement:

“State emergency orders are supposed to be for short time events where the legislature is unavailable to meet to consider appropriate alternatives. They are not an excuse for state executives to become mini-dictators. Most state legislatures either are in session or will be in session in the weeks ahead and as a result all gubernatorial emergency orders should be canceled and instead be presented to the legislatures for their approval. It is unconscionable for governors to cut elected state representatives out of the decision-making process. It is time to recognize that Covid is no longer an emergency and instead should be treated as an on-going problem which should be incorporated into normal spending and budget calculations.”

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Senate Democrats refuse to reopen schools even after teachers vaccinated

Feb. 5, 2021, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement in response to the Senate rejecting on a 50-50 vote an amendment by Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) that would have blocked emergency Covid relief funds to schools that refuse to reopen even after teachers have been vaccinated:

“It is inexcusable for Senate Democrats to endorse the government sanctioned child abuse by local teachers unions who refuse to teach under any circumstances.  The fact that Senate Democrats refused to deny federal monies to schools which refuse to reopen even though the teachers have been vaccinated is an admission that when it comes to public education, Democrats believe that the needs of children are the lowest priority.”

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Senate must adopt Sen. Rubio’s amendment to reopen schools

American taxpayers should not reward school systems that refuse to do their jobs.

Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement urging the U.S. Senate to adopt an amendment by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) that would block $170 billion of stimulus funds for schools unless they reopen by April 30:

“Failure to vote in favor of the Rubio amendment is anti-child. The ugly truth is that every day public schools remain closed, children including those with disabilities are denied the rehabilitative education they are promised under federal law, with lifetime consequences. Young children are denied the building blocks for reading, writing and arithmetic that are essential during their formative years while their brains are sponges. And high schoolers are unable to meet their academic needs to smoothly move on to college.

“It is imperative that schools which remain closed, denying children a public education, are not rewarded with any more stimulus money without being compelled to reopen. The science is clear, as the CDC has stated, that reopening schools is safe even without vaccines. By April 30, teachers who want a vaccination should have received a vaccination based on their place in the priority list.

“American taxpayers should not reward school systems that refuse to do their jobs, hurting those who are dependent on the public system for their education the most.  A vote for the Rubio amendment is a vote for the future, and Americans for Limited Government urges a yes vote.”

Attachments:

“Sen. Rubio amendment would block schools from stimulus funding if they refuse to reopen by April 30,” by Robert Romano at https://dailytorch.com/2021/02/sen-rubio-amendment-would-block-schools-from-stimulus-funding-if-they-refuse-to-reopen-by-april-30/

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