Government Overreach

Republican lawmakers are fuming over a bombshell report overnight that the U.S. government airlifted the equivalent of $400 million to Iran this past January – as four detained Americans were released by Tehran – and say the...
The Constitution and Civil Justice Subcommittee held a hearing Wednesday to examine legislation to protect free speech. H.R.
Almost 3 years have passed since Edward Snowden revealed the extent of surveillance that was occurring on U.S. citizens. Edward Snowden is no patriot. However, the alarming information about the NSA’s abuse of power he...
Wednesday, the House Appropriations Committee adopted an amendment, authored by Representative Steven Palazzo (MS-04) and I, during consideration of the fiscal year 2017 Interior and Environment bill, which prevents the...
Why do a number of my fellow conservatives – or those posing as conservatives – believe that an Article V Convention of the states call to amend the Constitution will solve the present Constitutional crisis?The U.S....
The topic of a “constitutional convention,” or more properly an amendments convention, convened by the states under Article V of the Constitution, is hotly disputed among people who want to limit government. Is it the only...
I have always believed that the biggest threat to our country is a big, unchecked federal government. After nearly eight years of this president, we have seen laws such as the Dodd-Frank Act take power away from Americans...
We began March by honoring Texas Independence Day and the fall of the Alamo. Reading about Texas history is one of my favorite past times. It’s what makes us unique as Texans. It’s what makes us proud. The history of our...
As his administration comes to a close, there’s one legacy that Barack Obama is not talking about, and that’s the fact that he is the $20 trillion man. In just seven short years, our national debt has nearly doubled from...
Today I issued the following statement in response to the President’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget plan:
I delivered a speech at The Heritage Foundation calling on Congress to keep the Internet free and prevent President Obama’s dangerous Internet giveaway.
Some time ago, I wrote an article in an effort to inform readers about how their tax dollars are being spent on improvement projects in and around the Galleria area.
I released the following statement regarding the Article I Task Force’s bold agenda to restore the balance of powers and reassert Congress’ unique constitutional role.
I’m not kidding. My neighbor’s business, which we all loved, was shut down.Was she selling heroin?Was she selling explosives?Was she even selling raw milk?No.Chicken salad.
Although COS would have one believe that a constitutional convention is a “different creature entirely” from an Article V convention or “convention of the states,” as they call it, this is simply not true.
The Supreme Court of the United States heard the historical case of United States v. Texas, on Monday, regarding executive overreach. People all over the country are interested in this case, but only a handful of...
In the spirit of transparency, we find out yet another clandestine data-grabbing project that the Leftist bureaucrats don’t want discussed. It’s called Operation StingRay, and it’s allows the FBI to use fake communications...
California federal judge’s decision to mandate that Apple create new technology to give the FBI backdoor access to iPhones.
It’s the biggest tech case of the year, and maybe the decade. Taking place in a California federal court, the case pits Apple against the U.S. government over control of the iPhone, with terrorism and privacy as the backdrop...
he New York Times ran an op-ed last week extolling the virtues of a carbon tax by trying to poo-poo the idea that a tax on carbon emissions (which are produced by burning fossil fuels like coal, oil, and natural gas during...

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