We Can Liberate the Poor from Poverty in America, Forever

This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published on March 24, 2014 on Forbes.com.House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) cleared away the debris from failed federal poverty programs, leaving the field fertile for promising reforms, with his House Budget Committee Report on the 50th Anniversary of the War on Poverty. (The War on Poverty: 50 Years Later, House Budget Committee Report, March 3, 2014). Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), another leading possible GOP Presidential candidate for 2016, complemented Ryan's report with pathbreaking, sweeping, reform proposals, building on what has already proven to work in the real world.Ryan and Rubio are the only political leaders in [...]

2020-04-23T21:58:15-04:00Categories: Federalism, In the Courts, OPED|Tags: , , , |

America's Constitutional Crisis

This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published on February 21, 2014 on Forbes.com.President Obama famously has a pen and a phone. And if he had the same powers that Hugo Chavez had, that would be all he would need to impose Hugo Chavez's programs on America, unilaterally by decree. President Obama is telling us by his words, and his actions, that he thinks he has at least some of those powers. He is telling us by his words and his actions that he will not obey the law, and follow the Constitution he is sworn to uphold by his Presidential Oath of Office. That [...]

2020-04-23T21:58:15-04:00Categories: Federalism, OPED|

100 Years after Woodrow Wilson, Mark Levin Pens a Brilliant Response

This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published September 8, 2013 on Forbes.com.One hundred years ago, Woodrow Wilson was leading a counterrevolution against the Constitution. Unfortunately, he was doing it from the White House, as President of the United States. The more things change, the more they stay the same.Wilson was one of the early leaders of the so-called Progressive Movement, which was an open conspiracy against the Constitution from the start. Former President of Princeton University, he had the haughty attitude of superiority that marks so-called "Progressives" to this day. He was so sure he was so much smarter than the Founding Fathers, who [...]

2020-04-23T21:58:15-04:00Categories: Economic Liberty, Federalism, First Amendment, OPED|

Holder Does End-Run Around Congress on Federal Drug Laws

This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published August 12, 2013 on Breitbart.com.Attorney General Eric Holder has just announced an end-run around Congress and given the far left one of its priority action-items, announcing he will not prosecute drug crimes unconnected to gangs or violence. Ironically, he invoked the conservative principle of federalism to do it.Congress has enacted stiff penalties for various drug crimes, carrying mandatory minimum sentences. According to a leaked copy of his speech today at the American Bar Association (which is a solidly-liberal lawyers' organization, not any sort of official body for the legal profession), Holder will announce that he is [...]

2020-04-23T21:58:16-04:00Categories: Federalism, In the Courts, OPED|Tags: , , |

Holder Declares War on Texas, Ignores Supreme Court

This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published July 25, 2013 on Breitbart.com.Attorney General Eric Holder has launched a war against Texas, and in doing so is defying the Supreme Court of the United States. The imminent judicial beat-down of Holder highlights that this case is not about the rule of law and instead abuses the federal courts for political purposes to rile up the far left and demonize Republicans.The Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA) was enacted pursuant to the Constitution's Fifteenth Amendment, making it illegal to deny someone's voting rights due to race. Under VRA Section 2, if any government official violates [...]

2020-04-23T21:58:16-04:00Categories: Federalism, In the Courts, OPED|Tags: , , |
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