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The State Department's Spending Spree

The United States State Department is on an art spending spree.

First, it spent $1 million for a granite statue at the London Embassy. It is modern art. It looks like a stack of bricks.

Now it has spent $400,000 for a statue of a camel that will be sent to the Embassy in Pakistan. Is this really necessary? I mean, a camel?   Read more »

at Apr 18, 2014 10:16 AM
       

Congressman Farenthold Introduces “Contempt Act” to Prohibit Taxpayer-Funded Salaries for Government Officials Found in Contempt of Congress

Last week I officially introduced H.R. 4447, the “Contempt Act.” H.R. 4447 would simply prohibit any federal employee who is found in contempt of Congress from receiving his or her salary. More specifically, the bill would officially direct the employer of any officer or employee of the federal government who is in contempt of Congress to not pay compensation to the officer or employee while he or she remains in contempt.   Read more »

at Apr 17, 2014 1:08 PM
       

Senator Cornyn Demands Answers on DOJ’s Proposed Firearm Tracking Technology

Eric HolderI sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder demanding answers about the Department of Justice’s exploration of “smart gun” technology. Earlier this month, the Attorney General testified before the House of Representatives that DOJ is looking into new technologies that could raise constitutional concerns, including requiring firearms to contain biometric equipment that could store or transmit the personal identifying information of American citizens.   Read more »

at Apr 17, 2014 9:12 AM
       

Military High-Tech deployed to speeders

Imagine what the government can do with technology. Government can track your speed, and now it can give you this warning, if you are speeding!

The LRAD systems weigh from 15 to 320 pounds (6.8 to 145.1 kg) and can emit sound in a 30° beam at 2.5 kHz.   Read more »

at Apr 16, 2014 4:35 PM
       

If Unconstitutional Republicanism Triumphs, The Constitutional Standard Is History

I recently posted about what I think is a practical and necessary prescription for campaigning, pursuing, and unifying all Republicans. It is hardly a novel ambition, but has become ever more so in the popular culture, only nominal in the Democrat party, and unfortunately quite endangered in the Republican Party. I modified those comments and asked for another posting days later. I hoped to generate more comments

at Apr 16, 2014 9:59 AM
       

States: Time to Man Up to a Lawless Federal Government

When leaders in your Federal Government:

1) consistently violate the law

2) show a complete disregard for the Constitution and Bill of Rights

3) Refuse to answer We the People who question their actions in Congressional hearings   Read more »

at Apr 15, 2014 12:46 PM
       

Lois Lerner, You're So Smug!

Remember Lois Lerner? Yeah, the lady who was at the head of the IRS and the one who allegedly started targeting Tea Party and Conservative groups from having tax-exempt status in hopes to halt their progress in raising up conservative candidates and taking issues to the streets.   Read more »

at Apr 11, 2014 8:42 AM
       

Congressman Neugebauer Votes for Plan to Balance Budget

I released the following statement after the House passed Rep. Paul Ryan’s 2015 budget proposal, the Path to Prosperity. The budget cuts spending by $5.1 trillion over time, and balances in ten years.

Our country can’t go on spending more than we take in. That’s not fair to American families who work hard to balance their own budgets and pay their taxes. We owe it to them to make responsible decisions.   Read more »

at Apr 10, 2014 5:22 PM
       

Who Says The Left is the Party Of Science?

Most recently, Mother Jones produced a study by the Union of Concerned Scientists that if you were a Fox listener, you were misinformed on climate change because we all know that man is responsible for climate change and the world is about to go into overdrive in a heat wave. The problem with this survey is that the latest studies have repudiated much of the alarmist charges about climate change, and it is Mother Jones and the Union of Concerned Scientists who are wrong.

at Apr 10, 2014 9:56 AM
       

Texas Patriots PAC makes recommendations in Texas Senate District 4 race

Texas Patriots PAC makes recommendations in Senate District 4 Race

(The Woodlands, Texas) –Texas Patriots PAC, a non-partisan Tea Party organization dedicated to the election of candidates who share their core values of constitutionally

at Apr 9, 2014 11:16 AM
       

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