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  Meeting with Ron Paul | January 14, 2011 | Digg This

On January 5, I attended The Willard Hotel Eagles Nest Lounge reception celebrating the 2010 victories of Senator-elect Rand Paul and Congressman Ron Paul.

I had a good chance to chat with Ron Paul, during which I encouraged him to again seek the Presidency, and congratulated him on the fact that he now has an oversight role with respect to the Fed. I observed that his 2008 campaign aroused millions of Americans to recognize the problems being caused by the unconstitutional Fed.

  Letter to The Speaker | January 7, 2011 | Digg This

January 7, 2011

Hon. John Boehner
Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
H-204 U.S. Capitol
Washington, D.C. 20515

Dear Mr. Speaker:

Congratulations on the approval of rules which end the practice of giving the delegate of the District of Columbia a vote in the Committee of the Whole. This change recognizes that the Constitution grants representation in Congress only to the states, and not to any other entity.

I hope that you will also stand firmly against any legislation proposing to give the District representation in the House of Representatives or to make it a state. Both of these have had support in past Congresses, yet both clearly violate the Constitution. By beginning the 112th Congress with a reading of the Constitution, you have indicated your intention to faithfully abide by that document. I look forward to helping you fulfill this goal.


Howard Phillips

The Conservative Caucus, Inc.

  Restoring the Constitution | January 6, 2011 | Digg This


The leaders of the new Congress are to be applauded for creating a mandatory rule that those who introduce bills must prove the Constitutionality of the proposed legislation. All members of Congress take the oath to uphold the Constitution, and by requiring members to prove a bill is Constitutional, we have taken a small but important step to restoring Constitutional government.


The new rule will be a new paragraph of clause 7 of rule XII:

"(c) A bill or joint resolution may not be introduced unless the sponsor has submitted for printing in the Congressional Record a statement citing as specifically as practicable the power or powers granted to Congress in the Constitution to enact the bill or joint resolution. The statement shall appear in a portion of the Record designated for that purpose and be made publicly available in electronic form by the Clerk."


When a Member presents a bill or joint resolution for introduction and referral (when it is dropped in the "hopper"), the bill must be accompanied by a separate sheet of paper citing the constitutional authority to enact the proposed bill or joint resolution. Below is the suggested format for the citation:

___________ Member Signature:____________________

(Bill Number)


Pursuant to clause 7 of Rule XII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the following statement is submitted regarding the specific powers granted to Congress in the Constitution to enact the accompanying bill or joint resolution.

_____________________________   _____________________________.

The blanks are to be filled in by the sponsor. Below are five illustrative examples of citations of constitutional authority:

The constitutional authority on which this bill rests is the power of Congress to make rules for the government and regulation of the land and naval forces, as enumerated in Article I, Section 8, Clause 14 of the United States Constitution.

This bill is enacted pursuant to Section 2 of Amendment XV of the United States Constitution.

This bill is enacted pursuant to the power granted to Congress under Article I, Section 8, Clause 3 of the United States Constitution.

The Congress enacts this bill pursuant to Clause 1 of Section 8 of Article I of the United States Constitution and Amendment XVI of the United States Constitution.

This bill makes specific changes to existing law in a manner that returns power to the States and to the people, in accordance with Amendment X of the United States Constitution.

  Repeal ObamaCare Website | Digg This


For further information: contact:


Charles Orndorff: 703-938-9626

Americans 'Send Them a Message' to Repeal ObamaCare!

The Conservative Caucus (TCC) launched the "Pledge to Repeal ObamaCare" campaign at Americans are urged to visit and print the Pledge to Repeal ObamaCare and get their Senators, Representative and candidates for the House and Senate to sign the pledge.

Howard Phillips, TCC’s Chairman, announced the campaign and the launch of, "This is a vital step in repealing Obama’s Socialist medicine scheme, to help keep the pressure on members of Congress to resist the influence of special interests and liberals in both parties who will be lobbying to avoid repealing ObamaCare.

Make no mistake, there are many powerful individuals and companies who will quickly learn how to profit from health care rationing and other elements of Socialist medicine; they will fight efforts by Americans to repeal this dangerous scheme."

Mr. Phillips invited Americans to pass the word to their friends; "As concerned citizens, your action and that of your friends can make the difference, and I invite you to visit now and send ‘them’ a message."

In conclusion, Mr. Phillips noted the effectiveness of videoing pledge signing and deliveries, "Under the scrutiny of a video camera, you may find members of Congress and candidates more willing to be courageous and sign the pledge to repeal ObamaCare, than in the quiet of their office with special interests looking over their shoulder."

The Conservative Caucus (TCC) is a grass roots action organization, formed in 1974. It was active in opposing the ObamaCare bill, defeating the SALT II Treaty, repealing the Catastrophic Coverage Act, blocking the Clinton health-care takeover, and impeaching President Clinton.

Watch the video: Here's HOW to Stop Obamacare Socialized Medicine

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  Home Schooling  | Digg This

Recently I was asked "If you were going to homeschool your own children today, what curriculum and method would you choose?".

I am, in fact, helping to homeschool four of my grandchildren, and my method is very simple: a) I share life experiences with them, b) I give them books to read which I think are of particular value and importance, c) I ask them to write reports on each of those books, d) I emphasize vocabulary and grammar, et cetera. So far, each of them is doing very well on their College Board tests and college admissions.

My youngest son, Sam, was homeschooled, even while he resided in his mother’s womb, and he was accepted at every college to which he applied, including Hampden-Sydney, William and Mary, Virginia Military Institute, Christendom College, and The Citadel. In most cases, he was offered scholarships.

We had no fixed curriculum, but we made sure he was well versed in the Constitution, the Bible, current events, history, et cetera.

You also ask "If you were going to invest in career education today, where would you place a bet on demand for the future? What skills would you develop in order to be a viable worker in the economy of the future?".

My answer is very simple. There will always be a demand for integrity, energy, as well as verbal and written communication skills.

Good men are hard to find, and they usually will have no problem whatsoever in finding suitable opportunities.

Thanks for asking.
Howard Phillips

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