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Ending Pork Barrel Spending By Ending Earmarks

Article I of the U.S. Constitution lists Congress’s enumerated powers, and then concludes with a final provision specifying that Congress has the power “to make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.”

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Bringing Back Impoundment to Defund Endless Wars

The Constitution vests in Congress the power to appropriate funds. U.S. CONST. Art. I, Section 9, cl. 7. This provision clearly limits the amount of money the Executive Branch may expend each year, but it raises an interesting question: Does the amount of money appropriated operate only a cap on expenditures, or does it carry with it the requirement that the money be spent, making it both a floor and a cap on spending?

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SCOTUS Strikes Down Affirmative Action In Landmark Decision

As of June 29, 2023, the use of racial preferences by colleges and universities as a component of their admissions process, known as Affirmative Action, is prohibited. The landmark decision, released by the Supreme Court (SCOTUS), was published in a 228-page opinion that resolves two companion cases, both brought by “Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA),” a nonprofit organization, regarding the constitutionality of Affirmative Action.

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Using The Holman Rule To Defund Leftist Programs And Rogue Bureaucrats

One of the many benefits of the members of The House Freedom Caucus having challenged Kevin McCarthy for Speaker was incorporating The Holman Rule into the House Rules for the 118th Congress (2023-2025). Very few have heard of The Holman rule, and even fewer could explain what it is, but this Rule could prove to be one of the most useful tools for House Republicans to defund terrible government programs and personnel.

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Time to Defund Foreign Aid

As of this writing, the national debt is approaching $32 Trillion. The actual number is about $31,912,753,000,000, but it is hard to be more specific as the amount of debt grows so fast, you cannot even discern the actual number at any point.

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Time to Defund the ATF

For decades, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF) has acted in a lawless fashion, including engaging in acts of violence against American citizens. For most of its existence, ATF was situated in the U.S. Department of the Treasury because federal control of alcohol and tobacco centered on the collection of federal excise taxes.

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Let’s Defund “Transgender” Genital Mutilation

One of the most astonishing signs of the moral collapse of the West is its embrace of the fantasy that a person can change his or her sex.  It is one thing for this delusion to affect children through what is often called “social contagion,” a phenomenon brilliantly described by Abigail Shrier in her book Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters (Regnery: 2021).

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Let’s Defund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Who would have ever thought that creating and funding a massive government-owned media conglomerate to “create a more informed public” would be a good idea? Well, that was President Lyndon B. Johnson. He created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) in 1967 as part of his Great Society. After that, the monster grew.

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