From Obamatrade to SCOTUScare: Can a New President Fix DC?

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In a period of just 24 hours, two staggering things happened. Yesterday the legislative branch gave the executive branch extra-constitutional powers on trade, effectively allowing the administration to steamroll any effort to stop at least three upcoming secret trade bills.

Today the judicial branch effectively bypassed the legislative branch to rewrite health care law and give the executive branch unconstitutional powers.

We the people gave Republicans the Senate on their promise that they would stand up to President Obama and stop his overreaching agenda. Not only have they repeatedly broken this promise, they have actually collaborated with him on legislation that most Americans simply don’t want–like Obamatrade.

As the Framers of the American Constitution knew all too well, separation of powers is critical in order to prevent tyranny. However, today we have a ruling class in Washington that is undeterred by this governing principle.

Instead the judicial, legislative, and executive…

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Inside the Fight for a Convention of States

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Our friends at OUTSET Magazine have a great update on the movement to call an Article V convention, including several interviews with leaders at Convention of States Project and how the organizations is attracting millennials to the cause.

Red Millennial has endorsed Convention of States Project as the constitutional solution to a runaway federal government. COS Project was co-founded by Michael Farris, Chancellor of Patrick Henry College, and Mark Meckler of Tea Party Patriots.

OUTSET reports:

The Project is working through state legislators in a revolutionary way to call for an Article V convention with the purpose of limiting the size, scope, and jurisdiction of the federal government.

While there are many ideas for specific amendments, most agree to three things they would like to see the convention pass: a balanced budget amendment, term limits for Federal offices (including federal judges), and limits to the government’s power and jurisdiction.

“What’s missing…

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Ted Cruz’s Support for Obamatrade Raises Eyebrows

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Those who follow politics know that where Ted Cruz goes, Mike Lee follows and vice versa. Both are junior Senators who were elected with the support of the Tea Party, and both are thorns in the side of the establishment and President Obama.

Which is why it was so surprising that the two took a different course on one of the most controversial bills of the year. TPA (Trade Promotion Authority) is a six-year plan to give the executive branch the ability to “fast-track” trade deals.

The bill was debated for almost two months before it passed through the Senate last month. Only five Republican Senators voted against it, including Jeff Sessions, presidential candidate Rand Paul, and Mike Lee.

However, Ted Cruz split with his long-time ally to vote in favor of “fast-track.” Now Cruz finds himself having to answer for that decision as he seeks the Republican nomination for…

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