Defending the Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government, & the American Constitution
Sunday November 23rd 2014

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S.E.M., Vol. 1, No. 6


The President's Duty to Faithfully Execute the Law. According to Art. II, Sect. 3 of the Constitution, what is the President's duty? According to Lincoln, what does a man trample on, when he tramples on the law? According to Rep. Goodlatte, what is the value of strictly observing even bad laws until they are repealed? In a republic, why else, in your opinion, is obedience to laws put in place according to the process outlined in the Constitution, regardless of our personal opinions, important, if not vital?

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Regulation: Killing Opportunity

Regulation: Killing Opportunity

JAMES L. GATTUSO AND DIANE KATZ, HERITAGE FOUNDATION During its first five years, the Obama Administration aggressively exploited regulation to get its way. Issuing 157 new major rules at a cost to Americans approaching $73 billion annually, this Administration is very likely the most regulatory in U.S. history. And there are many more [...]

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, [...]

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