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Debate: Army Appropriations Bill (1878)—Part V

Debate: Army Appropriations Bill (1878)—Part V

American Debate Following the nation-wide riots in 1877, Congress debates appropriating money for the Army. Rep. William Kimmel (D., Maryland) argues for funding the militia, Rep. Herman L. Humphrey (R., Wisconson) for funding the Army. To determine the question whether a standing army such as any we are likely to have in this [...]

Debate: Army Appropriations Bill (1878)—Part IV

Debate: Army Appropriations Bill (1878)—Part IV

American Debate Following the nation-wide riots in 1877, Congress debates appropriating money for the Army. Rep. William Kimmel (D., Maryland) argues for funding the militia, Rep. Herman L. Humphrey (R., Wisconson) for funding the Army. I offer the following amendment: Provided, That from and after the passage of this act it shall not be [...]

Debate: Army Appropriations Bill (1878)—Part I

Debate: Army Appropriations Bill (1878)—Part I

American Debate Following the nation-wide riots in 1877, Congress debates appropriating money for the Army. Rep. William Kimmel (D., Maryland) argues for funding the militia, Rep. Herman L. Humphrey (R., Wisconson) for funding the Army. Let us see by the broad light of history how fatal standing armies have been to liberty, and profiting [...]

Congress Makes History by Cutting Spending

Congress Makes History by Cutting Spending

PAUL G. KENGOR, CENTER FOR VISION AND VALUES I recently attended a political event where a Republican congressman was making a re-election pitch. It was the usual stump speech. But one thing he said especially struck me. “This Congress has cut spending—yes, actually cut spending—each of the last two years,” he asserted. “And how rare [...]

Federalist Papers No. 61, Alexander Hamilton

Federalist Papers No. 61, Alexander Hamilton

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY: MAJOR WORKS Tuesday, February 26, 1788 Concerning the Power of Congress to Regulate the Election of Members (Continued) THE more candid opposers of the provision respecting elections, contained in the plan of the convention, when pressed in argument, will sometimes concede the propriety of that provision; [...]

Federalist Papers No. 60, Alexander Hamilton

Federalist Papers No. 60, Alexander Hamilton

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY: MAJOR WORKS Saturday, February 23, 1788 Concerning the Power of Congress to Regulate the Election of Members (continued) WE HAVE seen, that an uncontrollable power over the elections to the federal government could not, without hazard, be committed to the State legislatures. Let us now see, what would be [...]

First Session of Continental Congress was opened with prayer

First Session of Continental Congress was opened with prayer

American Minute with Bill Federer SEPTEMBER 7, 1774, the First Session of the Continental Congress was opened with prayer in Carpenter's Hall, Philadelphia. Threatened by the most powerful monarch in the world, Britain's King George III, America's founding fathers heard Rev. Jacob Duche' begin by reading Psalm 35, the Anglican Book of Common [...]

Federalist Papers No. 59, Alexander Hamilton

Federalist Papers No. 59, Alexander Hamilton

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY: MAJOR WORKS Friday, 22 February 1788 Concerning the Power of Congress to Regulate the Election of Members THE natural order of the subject leads us to consider, in this place, that provision of the Constitution which authorizes the national legislature to regulate, in the last resort, the election of [...]

Close the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Program

Close the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Program

NICOLE KAEDING, CATO INSTITUTE The Government Accountability Office’s annual duplication report is out. This year, the report highlights 30 ways that the federal government can save money. One way is to terminate the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing (ATVM) program, which provides government-subsidized loans to companies that make [...]

Two Ways to Hurt Women in the Workplace

Two Ways to Hurt Women in the Workplace

AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Today is “Equal Pay Day” for those who believe that The Man is keeping women down. Convincing people that injustice is taking place is a great way to push your policy agenda—and that’s where “Equal Pay Day” comes from. It’s the left’s claim that women in America are paid only about 77 cents on the [...]

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