Defending the Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government, & the American Constitution
Saturday November 29th 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 Goodlatte, what is the value of strictly observing even bad laws until they are repealed?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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The War on Poverty After 50 Years

The War on Poverty After 50 Years

ROBERT RECTOR, RACHEL SHEFFIELD, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Abstract In his January 1964 State of the Union address, President Lyndon Johnson proclaimed, “This administration today, here and now, declares unconditional war on poverty in America.” In the 50 years since that time, U.S. taxpayers have spent over $22 trillion on anti-poverty [...]

The Unfinished Work of Welfare Reform

The Unfinished Work of Welfare Reform

Robert Rector ROBERT RECTOR, JENNIFER A. MARSHALL, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Among the public-policy achievements of the past two decades, welfare reform may simultaneously be the best known and least understood. It is now remembered as a bipartisan triumph that ended “welfare as we know it,” to use President Clinton’s phrase, transforming [...]

Welfare Spending at All-Time High…and Growing

Welfare Spending at All-Time High…and Growing

Robert Rector, Rachel Sheffeld, Heritage Foundation Welfare spending has hit a stunning, all-time high. A new Congressional Research Service report confirms what research here at The Heritage Foundation has shown: The government’s means-tested welfare programs now cost taxpayers roughly $1 trillion a year. (This figure does not include either [...]

Obama’s End Run on Welfare Reform, Part Two: Dismantling Workfare

Obama’s End Run on Welfare Reform, Part Two: Dismantling Workfare

Robert Rector ROBERT RECTOR, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Abstract: Work requirements formed the foundation of the welfare reform law of 1996. However, in July, the Obama Administration issued a directive declaring that states no longer need comply with the law’s work standards. Contrary to media reports, the Obama Administration is not merely [...]

Gutting Workfare at Taxpayer Expense

Gutting Workfare at Taxpayer Expense

Robert Rector ROBERT RECTOR, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Liberals in the House of Representatives voted unsuccessfully to jettison the federal work requirements established in the 1996 welfare reform law. Even worse, as the losing side of the 250-164 vote late Thursday , they actually voted to increase the national debt to accomplish [...]

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