‘It was important to make a statement’

Republican who voted against Boehner for speaker explains

Alex Pappas The Daily Caller 1/3/2013

Despite failing to take the speaker’s gavel away from John Boehner, one Republican who rebelled against his party’s leader during Thursday’s election said: “It was important to make a statement.”

“This is a matter of conscience,” Rep. Walter Jones, a North […]

When Wall Street Makes Crap Loans, It’s a Crisis; When DOE’s Steven Chu Does It, It’s Green Energy

Nick Gillespie Reason Magazine 3/15/2012

Via Instapundit linking to The Fiscal Times comes documentation of just what an easy grader Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Steven Chu really is. As you’ll recall, a while back the Nobel laureate cum bureaucrat was asked by Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.) to grade his performance at DOE. Chu’s humble […]

Congress Passes Bill Severely Curtailing First Amendment Liberties

Joe Wolverton, II The New American 01 March 2012

A bill has just passed the House and the Senate that criminalizes protests anywhere near the presence of a designated government official. On Monday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted nearly unanimously (388-3) in favor of H.R. 347, the Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act […]

National Concealed Carry Bill Passes House But Constitutionality, Privacy Issues Exist

National Concealed Carry Bill Passes House 272-154

Stearns-Shuler legislation would force states to recognize each other’s permits.

Neil W. McCabe Human Events 11/16/2011

A bill promising the most significant expansion of national gun rights since the current gun control regime began with the Handgun Control Act of 1968, passed the House 272 to 154 November […]

Two Congressmen, two statements about tonight’s Budget Control Act vote, and a President who plainly loathes the political system in which he serves

Boehner Debt-Ceiling Bill Barely Passes House 218-210; 22 GOP ‘No’ Votes

Robert Stacy McCain The Other McCain 7/29/2011

Statement from Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.) explaining his “no” vote:

I cannot in good conscience vote for a bill that puts the future of my grandchildren and of generations to come in jeopardy. While I respect my […]