Can we Repeal the Spying Measures Embedded in the Omnibus Bill?

  Conservative Congressman Justin Amash (R-MI) has been fighting for our liberty since the day he entered Congress. His most difficult battles have been against his own party’s decision to support unconstitutional government spying on innocent Americans in the name of “protecting” us from the terrorists. Recently, Amash has been forced back onto the warpath after Congress decided to pass the horrible Omnibus Bill funding many of the most egregious liberal hobby horses around (like Planned Read more […]

Will Congress Finally Kill the Government’s Immoral Use of Civil Asset Forfeiture

Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu and GOP Rep. Justin Amash just teamed up Wednesday to introduce a bill into the House with the goal of eliminating the Drug Enforcement Administration’s controversial marijuana enforcement program. The DEA uses the Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Program to fund law enforcement agencies across the country, with the caveat that the money is earmarked for destroying cannabis cultivation sites. What Lieu and Amash’s bill does is block any federal funds from Read more […]

Conservative Justin Amash Explains His Vote Against the Keystone XL Pipeline

Michigan Republican Rep. Justin Amash was the only Republican in either the House or Senate to vote against approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. Why’d he do it? Amash says that while he supports the pipeline, the bill contained “cronyist” elements. “The latest ‪#‎KXL‬ bill combines the cronyism of previous bills—specially exempting one private company from the laws and regulations that apply to all other companies—with new, unrelated sections empowering the EPA and the federal Read more […]

Amash Reveals How Congressional Intelligence Committees Are Executive Branch Puppets Rather Than Oversight

It gets especially good at 5:33 (thanks to the antiwar blog for pointing this out). Justin Amash spoke at the Cato Institute this week and tried to explain to us outsiders what really goes on with the intelligence committees of Congress. While some conservatives have gotten in the habit of reflexively siding with executive power, the Constitution sets limits on how far that can go. So does Conservative principle. If people can be entrusted with unaccountable power then why even bother with Read more […]

What We’re Reading August 5, 2013

What We’re Reading August 5, 2013 We hope you’re having a great day wherever you are and that the news we dig up for you this morning helps you navigate the day more efficiently! It’s a busy world out there, and you don’t have a ton of free time to be doing Internet searches for the most important items of the day… lucky for you, we do. We drink gallons of coffee in an effort to stay awake long enough to scour the far reaches of the world wide web in an effort to bring you the most important, Read more […]

What We’re Reading August 3, 2013

We hope you’re having a great day wherever you are and that the news we dig up for you this morning helps you navigate the day more efficiently! It’s a busy world out there, and you don’t have a ton of free time to be doing Internet searches for the most important items of the day… lucky for you, we do. We drink gallons of coffee in an effort to stay awake long enough to scour the far reaches of the world wide web in an effort to bring you the most important, useful and useless information Read more […]

What If The XKeyscore Had Been Revealed Before The Vote On The Amash Amendment?

Justin Amash led a near-revolution on the floor of the House last week by bringing up an amendment to vote on defunding one of NSA’s programs to spy on the American people. It would have passed if only seven more Representatives had voted in favor of it. Boehner, who always tries to abstain from votes as Speaker of the House, actually voted against the amendment. That tells us how close the House was to joining Amash’s rebellion—Boehner wasn’t sure that he had secured enough votes to kill Read more […]

House NSA Disgrace

I recognize that I am in a minority here, but I think it’s important for us to discuss. The House recently voted on Representative Justin Amash’s bill that would have severely curbed the NSA’s program for spying on Americans. While we as Republicans are generally known as the Party of “Strength” both militarily and politically, I don’t think opposing the NSA spying program limits our governments effectiveness. Rep. Amash’s amendment “which would be attached to the Pentagon’s Read more […]

What We’re Reading July 25, 2013

We hope you’re having a great Thursday wherever you are and that the news we dig up for you this morning helps you navigate the day more efficiently! It’s a busy world out there, and you don’t have a ton of free time to be doing Internet searches for the most important items of the day… lucky for you, we do. We drink gallons of coffee in an effort to stay awake long enough to scour the far reaches of the world wide web in an effort to bring you the most important, useful and useless information Read more […]

What We’re Reading July 17, 2013

Good morning! Here’s what we’re reading Wednesday, July 17, 2013. The House will vote on delaying key aspects of the Obamacare legislation today, here’s hoping they can get this past the House and the Senate! Panama seizes Cuban arms and sugar headed to North Korea. The Cubans say the weapons are obsolete and were headed to North Korea for repair. The Panamanians wondered why, if this were true, the weapons seem to be hidden by the shipment of sugar. Justin Amash (R-MI) has introduced Read more […]

Karl Rove Attacks Fellow Republican

In June, Karl Rove was speaking at the Aspen Ideas Festival when he made a comment that is now shocking the conservative world: “The most liberal Republican is Justin Amash of Michigan. Far more liberal than any other Republican… And why? Because he is a 100 percent, purist libertarian… and if it’s not entirely perfect, ‘I’m voting with [House Minority Leader] Nancy Pelosi.’” This comes as quite a shock to Amash and his supporters whose disdain for the liberal policies of the Read more […]

If You Think Congress Is Resisting Executive Usurpation, Think Again: Indefinite Detention Re-Affirmed

If you are like me you’ve been watching the battle over Obama’s unwarranted domestic spying with a sense of hope and joy as scandal after scandal breaks out. Benghazi, quite unexpectedly, suddenly resurged into view, and then came the news of the AP phone records grabbed by the Department of Justice. And it kept going. We discovered that a Fox News reporter had been named as a criminal co-conspirator for the deeply sinful and traitorous crime of journalism in order to justify a lengthy time of Read more […]