Why has so much power shifted from the legislative branch to the executive branch? Because members of Congress have decided to abdicate authority in order to avoid accountability. Less accountability makes re-election much easier.
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President Donald Trump’s divisive campaign rhetoric on immigration, along with the administration’s horrible rollout of his executive order, sparked protests across the country. That spark has been fanned and fueled into a raging flame. This is not what keeping the lamp of freedom burning bright is supposed to look like.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday night nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court, using the first prime-time address of his presidency to fulfill a campaign pledge to name a conservative to the high court.
History is filled with once thriving companies, communities and even countries that decided good enough was good enough. Today, the endless pursuit of maintaining the status quo of good enough works well for Washington politicians and insiders, but never ends well for hardworking Americans.
For those who have so readily pounced on The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for sending its famed Mormon Tabernacle Choir to sing at the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, there is a case to made for the choir’s appearance based on LDS history, doctrine and ethos.
Many people don’t quite understand the damage done to Israel by the U.S. abstention that permitted passage of a Security Council resolution condemning Israel over its settlements. The administration pretends this is nothing is but a restatement of longstanding U.S. opposition to settlements. Nonsense.
The U.N. General Assembly adopted 20 anti-Israel resolutions this year, while passing just four for the rest of the world – one for North Korea, one for Syria, one for Iran and one for Russia. A variety of U.N. agencies singled out Israel for rebuke.