Defending the Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government, & the American Constitution
Friday October 24th 2014

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October 06, 2014


Federalist 62. Madison reminds us that the election of U.S. Senators by their respective state legislatures secured state rights or authority. In your opinion, how might a return to this vital constitutional principle become a key element in empowering a push back against federal intrusion into powers our heaven inspired Constitution clearly retained as jurisdictionally belonging to state & local governments, to families & individuals, to private businesses, churches, & charities?


‘Diane Katz’

U.S. Export–Import Bank: Corporate Welfare on the Backs of Taxpayers

U.S. Export–Import Bank: Corporate Welfare on the Backs of Taxpayers

DIANE KATZ, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Congress will soon debate the fate of the U.S. Export–Import Bank (Ex–Im), which doles out financing to favored corporations and credit to foreign governments. Proponents claim that such taxpayer bankrolling creates jobs and fills “gaps” in private financing. In fact, the bank is a conduit for corporate [...]

Red Tape Rising: Five Years of Regulatory Expansion

Red Tape Rising: Five Years of Regulatory Expansion

JAMES L. GATTUSO, DIANE KATZ, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Abstract The Obama Administration is aggressively exploiting regulation to achieve its policy agenda, issuing 157 new major rules at a cost to Americans approaching $73 billion annually. In 2013 alone, the Administration imposed 26 new major rules. Although slightly below President Obama’s [...]

Dodd–Frank Mortgage Rules Unleash Predatory Regulators

Dodd–Frank Mortgage Rules Unleash Predatory Regulators

DIANE KATZ, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Abstract Radical new regulation of mortgage financing will take effect on January 10, 2014. Washington’s hastily crafted response to the financial crisis is built on the belief that the housing bubble and subsequent crash were the fault of unscrupulous mortgage lenders who took advantage of naive, [...]

The 10 Worst Regulations of 2012

The 10 Worst Regulations of 2012

Diane Katz DIANE KATZ AND JAMES L. GATTUSO, HERITAGE FOUNDATION During 2012, virtually every aspect of American life, from caloric intake to dishwasher efficiency, was subjected to government meddling. Most of these rules increase the cost of living, others hinder job creation, and many erode freedom. Not all regulations are unwarranted, [...]

Administration Ignores Law, Delays Exposing New Regulations

Administration Ignores Law, Delays Exposing New Regulations

DIANE KATZ, HERITAGE FOUNDATION After three years of hyper-regulation, the Obama Administration has noticeably slowed its rulemaking in recent months. A variety of major rules have been parked in prolonged “review” by the White House, while the regulatory agenda required by statute has failed to materialize—twice. This flouting of the law [...]

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