We know that more government is a bad thing. As the federal government increases its power, the first thing that’s hit–aside from our Constitutional liberties–is our bank accounts.
The less the government spends, the better. That’s why our man Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky was opposed to the GOP’s recent budget. He proudly voted it down, knowing it would add over $5 billion to our deficit.
With the release of Congress’s new tax bill, however, Massie–and liberty conservatives–have something to be happy about.
“I am going to vote for this,” Massie said smiling. “This is a new experience for me to be excited about a bill…”
“I can go home and tell my constituents unequivocally this bill is better than the status quo,” Massie said. “I couldn’t do that with health care. The health care bill was slapdash. There wasn’t a tenth of the thought and planning in the health care bill that there is in this tax bill. The health care bill? I called it a kidney stone because all we wanted to do was pass it.” [Source: CNN]
Massie is one of few conservatives in D.C. that truly believes in limited government and limited spending. And his votes speak to that. He wants what the rest of us around the country want: let Americans keep more of their money.
Listen, we know that taxation is theft in the plainest of terms. Why should the government be allowed to take so much from hard-working Americans? While we might ... continue reading »
Recent, highly-publicized shootings have empowered the liberal media to once again go after our gun rights. Democrats in Washington always try to take the easy way out. When something terrible happens, they look for the simplest, least effective answer. Instead of, obviously, looking at the real sources of violence.
Liberals in D.C. have tried to use the recent horrible tragedy in Las Vegas to push for greater gun control. While fighting to erode our Second Amendment rights have always been a losing battle for the left, they frequently look to find new ways to limit Americans’ access to firearms.
The latest push by Democratic lawmakers has been to try to ban bump stock devices. According to reports, the Las Vegas shooter used one of these modification. In response to this attack on the Second Amendment, the NRA urged the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives to weigh in on the matter. This would give this bureau greater power to regulate our freedoms, more than even Congress or the White House.
Representative Thomas Massie, is not happy about that.
The Republican leader of the Congressional Second Amendment Caucus blasted the National Rifle Association’s stance on how the federal government should deal with “bump stocks,” and said it’s a recipe for the Trump administration to search for new gun restrictions in the law where there are none.
“I think it’s a horrible idea, to ask the ATF to contort existing law,” Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., told the Washington Examiner on Thursday. ... continue reading »
2020 isn’t a random year or a conveniently selected date. In addition to the growing impact conservative and liberty-leaning state majorities have had on policy, legislative control in 2010 helped ensure congressional districts were favorably drawn to our allies. Realizing that control of the states not only has a strong impact on individual voters but, once every ten years, also impacts the federal map has led the left to exponentially increase their state level efforts. This blatant attempt to take back state legislatures for the purpose of securing a congressional majority and a larger federal government must be stopped.
Strong state investments are crucial to policy-oriented progress at both the state and federal levels. We must continue to effectively invest in our state infrastructures as well as state based policy initiatives in order to ensure that we build a strong bench of future federal candidates, have a strong impact on state level legislation, and prevent the ten-year growth of an ever-larger federal government through strategic redistricting. As the progressive left begins to increase its state level spending many of our allies and organizations will have to contend with resources and opponents they haven’t previously faced and they aren’t equipped to defeat. By efficiently providing these allies with the support, strategy, and infrastructure necessary to grow we will be able to help push back against a state-based progressive agenda.