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 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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A Vote to Censure Trump Threatens Free Speech of Every American

Fairfax, Va –  Senators Susan Collins (R- Maine) and Tim Kaine (D-Va) are discussing a potential censure resolution against former President Trump as it becomes increasingly clear that his second impeachment trial is likely to end in acquittal.Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning is opposed to both impeachment and censure of Trump. He issued the following statement in reaction:

“Susan Collins, who voted yesterday that she believes it is constitutional to impeach a former president, now wants to censure President Trump for his speech where he urged people to “peaceably and patriotically” to go to the Capitol to let people know what they think.

“Any move to censure President Trump for constitutionally protected and completely legitimate political speech would be disastrous.

“While some in Congress, and even many of Trump’s supporters, sometimes cringe at his rough and direct language, censuring President Trump would be tantamount to saying that political speech needs to have a Congressional Seal of Approval.  The First Amendment protection of political speech and assembly simply cannot be cancelled because some politicians feel threatened by it.  A vote for censure by the Senate would be a validation of the Silicon Valley tech titans allowing social justice warriors to determine what thought is suitable on their platforms.  Tech titans can get away with it to some extent, but Congress runs the risk of effectively “making a law” or at the least setting wobbly speech standards that could be applied to virtually every candidate for office at some time.

“To censure the former president would be to effectively give the speech police absolute power over the speech of every American. That would be monumentally stupid.”

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VirginiaVotesCount.org

National Popular Vote Would Shred Constitution

Don’t Let Californians Pick the President

Fairfax, Va. – Americans for Limited Government is running a statewide radio campaign in Virginia to protect the U.S. Constitution from an effort to subvert the will of Virginia voters in future presidential elections. The campaign began Jan. 25 on the John Fredericks radio show.

Lawmakers in Richmond have introduced legislation to force Virginia into a compact with other states that would give our electoral votes away to the presidential candidate deemed to have won the most votes nationally even if an overwhelming majority of Virginians voted against that candidate. Under the  The National Popular Vote (NPV) scheme, more populous areas would be choosing who Virginia’s electors support for president. For example, since the Chicago metropolitan area has more people than all of Virginia, the votes of an entire state could be negated by those of just one city.

“If you want your voice to matter, and if you want election integrity, we must defeat this scheme,” said Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government. “The NPV scheme would shred the Constitution, deprive Virginia of its voice in electing the president, and plunge the nation into an electoral crisis. Virginians need to let their state senators know that we do not want to throw our presidential votes away by joining the NPV compact.”

The NPV compact is so poorly constructed it risks causing an “electoral crisis.” There is no official “national popular vote” count. States that join the compact are supposed to accept vote totals from every other state even if they are disputed, inaccurate, incomplete, or the result of fraud or vote suppression.

The NPV compact passed Virginia’s House of Delegates earlier this year (HB 177), but the Senate’s Committee on Privileges and Elections wisely declined to pass it. It could still be considered in 2021 unless the committee votes to kill it in a meeting that will be this fall.

Americans for Limited Government has also established a take action page for Virginia residents to use to contact their state senators and delegates.

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Transcript of ad:

The radical left is trying to hold on to power forever. Their National Popular Vote effort would shred the Constitution, letting voters in California pick the president. Want election integrity, your vote to actually matter? Then the national popular vote must be stopped. Our Republic is at stake. Call your state senator at 833-617-1821 and tell them oppose a national popular vote. Paid for by Americans for Limited Government.

Guest Column: Roanoke Times guest column by Sean Parnell: Virginia’s electors should represent Virginia

Take Action to Oppose National Popular Vote Bill: https://www.votervoice.net/ALG/campaigns/79650/respond

To Take Action click here.

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ALG joins Sen. Lindsey Graham in warning impeachment will do ‘great damage’ to America

Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement joining Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) who issued a statement warning impeaching President Donald Trump “will do great damage to the institutions of government and could invite further violence at a time the President is calling for calm… [and] is an affront to any concept of due process and will further divide the country”:

“Americans for Limited Government 100 percent agrees with Sen. Lindsey Graham in his warning of the dangers of the House Democrat snap impeachment of President Donald Trump poses to America, which is being enabled by Republicans like House GOP Conference Chair Liz Cheney. Graham’s statement should be read by every American to understand the peril this puts our country in. The actions of House leadership threaten to create a permanent divide and officially end any chance of unifying the nation behind common principles. Is it possible this is what House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants?”

Graham On Impeachment Efforts

Jan. 13, 2021, WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement on the latest developments in efforts to impeach President Trump.

“Supporting the impeachment of President Trump under these circumstances will do great damage to the institutions of government and could invite further violence at a time the President is calling for calm.  If there was a time for America’s political leaders to bend a knee and ask for God’s counsel and guidance, it is now. The most important thing for leaders to do in times of crisis is to make things better, not worse.

“The process being used in the House to impeach President Trump is an affront to any concept of due process and will further divide the country. The President, who will be leaving office in less than a week, has committed to an orderly transfer of power, encouraging calm and rejecting violence.

“The House impeachment process seeks to legitimize a snap impeachment totally void of due process. No hearings. No witnesses. It is a rushed process that, over time, will become a threat to future presidents. As to Senate leadership, I fear they are making the problem worse, not better. 

“The last thing the country needs is an impeachment trial of a president who is leaving office in one week. 

“Democrats have already impeached the President once over a matter which was not worthy of that process.  Now they seek to do it again, believing that this effort will wash for history the fact that the first impeachment was based on the thinnest of pretenses: a phone call with the leader of Ukraine. Impeachment should never be a ‘do-over,’ but that is what Democrats are seeking to do today.   

“To my Republican colleagues who legitimize this process, you are doing great damage not only to the country, the future of the presidency, but also to the party. The millions who have supported President Trump and his agenda should not be demonized because of the despicable actions of a seditious mob. The individuals who participated in the storming of the Capitol should be met with the full force of the law. They should and will be held accountable.”

https://www.wspa.com/news/politics/sen-lindsey-graham-comments-on-efforts-to-impeach-pres-trump/

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End Court Packing Threat

Support Keep Nine Constitutional Amendment

Fairfax, Va. – Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning issued the following statement in support of a constitutional amendment to protect the U.S. Supreme Court from a court packing threat from Democrats.

“Congressional Democrats have promised to pack the Supreme Court if they take control and Joe Biden’s fraud-ridden election stands.  Senate stalwarts like Ted Cruz, Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue are leading the charge to end this threat by amending the U.S. Constitution to specify that the number of Supreme Court Justices will be nine, ending the court packing threat once and for all.

“While Washington, D.C. is roiled in political uncertainty, incoming Arizona state representative Jake Hoffman has taken the bull by the horns by introducing a resolution calling for Congress to pass this constitutional amendment.  Hoffman, a rising star in conservative, constitutional political circles has gotten the support of virtually every state representative and state senator, including the Speaker of the House, Senate President, House Majority Leader, Majority Whip, Speaker pro tem, Senate President pro tem, and Senate Majority Leader.

“Packing the Supreme Court is the exact kind of power play America can expect should Democrats take control of the Senate with Joe Biden in the White House. And on January 5, the state of Georgia will decide whether Chuck Schumer’s court packing dream will become a reality when they elect not one, but two U.S. Senators in a run-off election.  Americans for Limited Government stands firmly in favor of Georgia Senators Loeffler and Perdue’s re-election and urges Congress to have the courage to vote for the rightfully elected Trump slates.

“Incoming Arizona state House member Jake Hoffman has courageously led the way in this fundamental battle to preserve an independent judicial branch of government.  It is time for other state legislators around the country to introduce and bring forward the same resolutions through their capitols, so Congress can see that America is demanding that they end their threat to pack the Court.”

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Texas lawsuit challenging 2020 election results

Texas Lawsuit challenging 2020 election results

 

 

ALG in Arizona Fighting for Election Integrity

Government only has legitimacy when it is formed through the consent of the governed.

Fairfax, Va. – Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today joined more than two dozen Members and Members-Elect of the Arizona Legislature in the courtyard of the State Capitol demanding election integrity.  Manning issued the following statement:

“I am honored to be joining more than twenty Arizona state legislators who are fighting to ensure that the state’s voters are represented in the Electoral College by electors supporting the presidential candidate who won the race.  With Maricopa County in need of a full, honest audit, Gov. Ducey should take steps to delay the naming of electors until the outcome is absolutely certain. Americans should applaud these courageous legislators who are fighting to ensure that only legal votes were counted correctly.  The government only has legitimacy when it is formed through the consent of the governed.  I am proud to stand with them today.

I call on every American who wants free and fair elections in the future, to join with these Arizona lawmakers in demanding a full, honest election audit.”

Click here to take action by sending a note to lawmakers in key battleground states urging them to keep up the fight for honest elections!

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Republicans must stop Pelosi’s steal of House seats in Iowa and New York

Dec. 4, 2020, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement in response to attempts to overturn the outcomes of the Iowa 3rd Congressional District and New York’s 22nd Congressional Districts:

“It is outrageous that Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats are attempting to steal Republican-won House seats in Iowa and New York by refusing to seat the duly elected winners, Mariannette Miller-Meeks and Claudia Tenney. This is not the first time that Democrats have stolen seats in the House with the most notorious example being the 8th Congressional District in Indiana in 1984. But the simple fact is that the House of Representatives will be ungovernable for Pelosi without stealing those two seats, with only 222 Democrats currently. Pelosi has already been publicly berated by surviving members representing moderate to conservative districts for providing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her squad too much power. Now, AOC appears to have at least six total members who can impose their will on the House simply by refusing to pass any rule or bill that is not radical enough. Pelosi’s attempted two-seat steal is designed to provide her a cushion against AOC, and Republicans in Congress cannot let her get away with it.”

Attachments:

When The Dems Stole a House Seat in 1984, Los Angeles Times, May 11, 1997 at https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1997-05-11-mn-57795-story.html

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