When a three-legged stool becomes a two-legged one, it falls over. There is a near-infinite list of very good reasons the founders designed our government structure with three arguably opposing bodies. Those would be the executive, legislative, and judicial branches. They're supposed to serve as checks and balances against each other, but power-hungry legislators would love nothing more than to control the judicial system — here's why that's a very bad idea.
State senators in Oklahoma are taking their oaths to protect the Constitution and their state citizens seriously and encouraging the U.S. Congress to do the same. The two Republican lawmakers have filed legislation that would strengthen state statutes while encouraging federal legislators to pass photo ID and paper ballot laws.
Elections officials in Virginia are trying to set the record straight, after absentee ballot applications with incorrect information were mailed to more than half a million residents in the Commonwealth. The confusing mailers were sent by an organization known as 'The Center For Voter Information', which identifies itself as "non-partisan and non-profit" on its website.
Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) pushed the Obama White House to help Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) in getting the federal government to back off a Medicare fraud criminal scheme.
This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published December 26, 2013 on Forbes.com.
President Obama told us in his December 4 economic coming out speech on inequality, which the Huffington Post called the most important speech of his Presidency, “But we know that people’s frustrations run deeper than these most recent political battles. Their frustration is rooted in their own daily battles – to make ends meet, to pay for college, buy a home, save for retirement. It’s rooted in the nagging sense that no matter how hard they work, the deck is stacked against them. And it is rooted […]
This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published January 5, 2014 on The Washington Times website.
One bad thing about our media-mad age is that it’s difficult to keep up with all the lies we’re being told by our government. The good news is that falsehoods don’t have the legs they once had.
Remember when Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper was asked by Sen. Ron Wyden, Oregon Democrat, during a hearing on March 12, 2013, “Does the NSA collect any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans?” Mr. Clapper answered, “No […]
This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published October 27, 2013 on The Washington Times website.
Imagine that it was Sept. 12, 2001, and you opened your newspaper, gazed in horror at the many photos of unspeakable carnage at the World Trade Center’s twin towers, and found this story: The American Civil Liberties Union today urged the Justice Department to probe the surveillance of Muslim Americans by the New York City Police Department.
Fast forward to this past week, and you could have read it for real. The ACLU is upset that New York City police, who lost 23 officers when Muslim extremists […]
This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published April 26, 2013 on Breitbart.com.
Updating our earlier report:
Details are emerging that when U.S. Magistrate Judge Marianne Bowler read Dzhokhar Tsarnaev his Miranda rights, she went to his hospital room accompanied by a federal public defender (meaning taxpayer-funded) and an assistant U.S. attorney from the Massachusetts prosecutor’s office.
Reports say the FBI was only partway through questioning Tsarnaev to get intelligence to determine who else was involved in the plot and how broad it was. The FBI told federal lawmakers in classified briefings this week they were “stunned” […]