Federal Trade Commission Overreach Ripe for SCOTUS Scrutiny

Aug. 31, 2022, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement in response to Supreme Court likely challenging the aggressive expansion and power grabs of the FTC.

“The Federal Trade Commission under Joe Biden’s radical appointees has made a point to overturning internal rules of action and aggressively expanding its power.  In the wake of the Supreme Court’s West Virginia v. EPA case which curtailed the agency’s ability dramatically expand environmental laws beyond any reasonable congressional grant of power, the FTC’s power grab may be next on the chopping block.  The FTC faces a likely challenge to a part of their claimed authority to internally litigate cases effectively dictating their outcome at the Supreme Court in the Axon v. FTC case.

The administrative state has become a hotbed of government expansion over the years, and the FTC’s radical expansion of the federal government’s reach should serve as a cautionary tale for members of the United States Senate who vote to confirm members of little known quasi-governmental entities which have extraordinary control over the free enterprise system.  The nation can no longer afford the GOP acceptance of whoever President Biden appoints to positions of power.  In fact, you cannot claim to be a limited government Senator and vote for appointees who seek to rip apart the fabric of our nation.  It is our sincere hope that the Biden FTC serves as a constant reminder that the left has abandoned the comity of bi-partisanship needed to ensure legitimacy of an unelected administrative body’s actions, and Republicans are elected by their constituents to protect them from wayward regulators.

And in the meantime, let’s hope that the FTC feels the pointy legal sword for their blatant attempts at partisan, corporate score settling when they are forced to defend their positions before the highest court in the land in what can only be hoped is the near future.


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Resounding Victory for Election Integrity

Decision affirms a state’s basic right to set its voter rules to ensure election security

Fairfax, Va. – Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning released the following statement on United States Supreme Court Brnovich vs. DNC ruling:

“Expect a renewed, desperate effort by Democrats in the House and Senate to destroy the chain-of-custody for ballots in the wake of today’s Supreme Court Brnovich v. DNC decision.

“The Court held by a 6-3 margin that the state of Arizona did not have discriminatory intent, nor did its policy of disqualifying votes cast outside of a person’s precinct and the prohibition on ballot harvesting  have a disproportionate impact on racial minorities.

“This decision affirms a state’s basic right to set its voter rules to ensure election security and that the one-person-one-vote principle is upheld. It should be cheered across America as an affirmation that cheating will not be institutionalized so long as Congress is stopped from passing far-left election laws that attack voter identification, chain-of-custody, and accurate counting of election results. This is a victory but Americans must continue fighting to ensure that Congress does not overturn it.”

  • In Brnovich v. DNC, Democrats are asking the Supreme Court to transform the plain language of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, which forbids election laws that discriminate on the basis of race, into a blank check that would allow for courts to strike down ordinary election laws without limit.
  • The impetus behind this request are two common-sense, race-neutral Arizona laws: Arizona’s ban on ballot harvesting prevents bad actors with malicious intent from coercing voters or altering ballots, and its law requiring voters to vote in the correct precinct allows for the efficient administration of Arizona’s elections.

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