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REINS Act: No Major Regulations without Congressional Approval
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REINS Act: No Major Regulations without Congressional Approval

Our Founding Fathers clearly understood that concentrated power is a threat to individual liberty. As a result, they created a system of checks and balances to ensure that no single branch of government has absolute power. John Adams stated that “it is by balancing each of these powers against the other two that the efforts in human nature toward tyranny can alone be checked and restrained, and any degree of freedom preserved in the Constitution.”

09/23/2010
FreedomWorks Letter to Senate: Cosponsor REINS Act S.3826
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FreedomWorks Letter to Senate: Cosponsor REINS Act S.3826

Dear Senator,On behalf of over a million FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to cosponsor S. 3826, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act (REINS Act). Introduced by Senator DeMint (R-SC), this legislation would help restore the checks and balances on power between the branches of the federal government that are so vital to the protection of our liberties.

09/23/2010
FreedomWorks Letter to House: Cosponsor REINS Act H.R. 3765
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FreedomWorks Letter to House: Cosponsor REINS Act H.R. 3765

Dear Representative, On behalf of over a million FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to cosponsor H.R. 3765, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2009 (REINS Act). Introduced by Rep. Geoff Davis (R-KY), this legislation would help restore the checks and balances on power between the branches of the federal government that are so vital to the protection of our liberties.

09/23/2010
The Federal Reserve's Increased Efforts to Hide Bailout Records
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The Federal Reserve's Increased Efforts to Hide Bailout Records

On Friday, Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke gave a speech claiming that the economy is finally headed on the right track. He stated at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s annual economic symposium that "despite this recent slowing, however, it is reasonable to expect some pickup in growth in 2011 and in subsequent years."

08/30/2010
Philadelphia’s Government Imposes Restrictions and Fees on Blogs
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Philadelphia’s Government Imposes Restrictions and Fees on Blogs

Like many cities across the nation, Philadelphia faces a budget crisis due to massive overspending by lawmakers on wasteful projects. In order to make up for their $179 million shortfall, Philadelphia’s government has proposed everything from steep soda taxes to property tax increases.

08/24/2010
Licensing Restrictions Shut Down Little Girl’s Lemonade Stand
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Licensing Restrictions Shut Down Little Girl’s Lemonade Stand

During the hot summer months, it’s practically an American tradition for children to set up lemonade stands in their neighborhood. The children learn valuable skills on how to run a business while earning some extra summer cash. A few years ago, the image of bureaucrats forcibly shutting down innocent lemonade stands may have been satire. Not anymore.

08/10/2010
New Regulation Threatens Mining Industry
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New Regulation Threatens Mining Industry

Congress has introduced a resolution entitled “The Miners Safety & Health Act of 2010” that threatens to devastate the mining industry. This legislation creates burdensome new regulations and begins a government takeover of mine management. Defeating this legislation is essential to preserving the industry and the market forces that drive it.

07/22/2010
No Wine Shall Be Served Before Its Time--
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No Wine Shall Be Served Before Its Time--

Click here for a .pdf version of the paper.   No Wine Shall Be Served Before Its Time— At Least Not Without Wholesalers Taking a Cut

07/21/2010
Key Vote "No" H.R. 4173: Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
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Key Vote "No" H.R. 4173: Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act

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07/14/2010
Wall St. plans payback for reg reform
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Wall St. plans payback for reg reform

Democracy and Power 114:  The Power Players                                

07/09/2010

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