big government

The Beltway Party, Left and Right, vs. Rand Paul

Hamilton, Breitbart

The establishment left fears Paul because he is an enemy of big government, and the establishment right fears Paul because he is an enemy of their big government--their big government, that is, of social-issue regulation, surveillance, and foreign wars. 

BigBiz Lobby Takes on TeaParty Over Common Core

Stephanie Simon, Politico

A coalition including the Business Roundtable and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will launch a national advertising blitz Sunday targeted at Republicans skeptical about the standards. Spots promoting the Common Core will air on Fox News and other conservative outlets.

GOP Leader Goes After Conservative Hensarling

MJ Lee, Zachary Warmbrodt, & Jon Prior, Politico

The GOP leadership goes to Politico to trash a conservative -- Jeb Hensarling, who is attempting to make a difference on spending and the growth of government. These leaks appear to be coming from Eric Cantor's operatives. It is Cantor who wants to be speaker, and it is Cantor who defends these programs.

Sasse, Osborn Hit Obama Hard in Neb. Sen. GOP Primary Debate

Frances Martel, Breitbart

The four candidates vying for the GOP nomination in the race to replace Sen. Ben Nelson took to the stage to debate issues from Obamacare to immigration to a proposed "war tax." The four candidates have different ideas for how to fix problems, but the goal remained the same: eliminate big gov't.

GOP House Passes Big Gov't Energy Bill

Daniel Horowitz, Red State

The reason many of us don’t trust the current crop of Repubs. to actually downsize existing fed. programs is because they often agree to create new government interventions into the private sector. Case in point: this week’s obscure vote to create a new program within the DOE.

Washington's Pack of Pretenders

Tom Blumer, PJMedia

Preserving and expanding the government's (and their) power.

Tea Party Still Needed to Prevent GOP Lurch Toward Big Gov't

Philip Klein, Washington Examiner

If Tea Party activists are unable to make clear policy demands, then GOP pres. candidates will hire the same old GOP advisers who'll use tired old proposals. A more pragmatic Tea Party movement is still the best hope for limited gov't supporters who want to prevent the GOP from going back to its Bush-era embrace of big gov't.

Crony Agriculture

Lori Sanders, American Conservative

Failing to reform the farm bill left taxpayers out in the cold.

Eric Cantor Earns an Opponent - Dave Brat

It's the Primaries, stupid! Eric Cantor long ago abandoned whatever principles he may have had when first elected and any pretense of serving in Congress to advance conservative governance. Cantor is all about maintaining the power of the GOP establishment, that's the opposite of what we are looking for in a conservative leader. To learn more about Dave Brat or volunteer or contribute to his campaign go to DaveBratForCongress.com  

Exec. Tyranny: The Problem's Bigger Than Obama

Bruce Thornton, Front Page Magazine

Obama is just the extreme version of a widespread belief among many in both parties that an enormous, intrusive federal regulatory and redistributionist regime is necessary for “solving problems” that in fact are best left to individuals and state and local government.

Chris Christie Scandal Shows the Danger of Big Government, No Matter Which Party is in Charge

Following the abuses of power by President Obama, Chris Christie's "Bridge-gate"  demonstrates why we need limited government. It’s why we need smaller government. It’s why we need all kinds of safeguards to keep government locked in its cage and tethered to its post  – and why the out-of-control government we have now in America (at all levels) is so dangerous.

The GOP Civil War Is Coming To Your Next Primary Election

The Big Business – Big Government Axis of the Republican establishment has identified their political enemy, and it is us. It is time limited government constitutional conservatives recognized the threat and got serious about organizing a counterattack using our grassroots strength and their hypocrisy against them.

Conservatives Pick Biggest Winner of 2013

Ted Cruz topped the biggest winners of 2013 list because he almost singlehandedly re-energized the Tea Party movement and became the model for a new crop of boat-rocking limited government constitutional candidates who are bent on challenging the Republican establishment and finishing the work the Tea Party started in 2009 and 2010.

Conservatives Pick Biggest Losers of 2013

CHQ readers have spoken and, next to President Obama, they overwhelmingly chose establishment Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner as CHQ’s Biggest Loser of 2013.

Re-Branding the Republican Party

John Fonte, National Review Online

It is time to reexamine the relationship between big business and the American center-right. Can the GOP be re-branded from the party of big business to the party of the little guy? 

Viguerie: Thank God for Barack Obama

ConservativeHQ Chairman Richard Viguerie has a Thanksgiving message for Tea Partiers everywhere: give thanks, for unto us, an extreme liberal was given. 

Restore Constitutional Republicanism

Michael Zimmerman, Carroll County Times (MD)

Mark Levin’s latest book, “The Liberty Amendments,” may hold the potential of transforming our nation’s politics and government on an epic scale. “I undertook this project not because I believe the Constitution, as originally structured is outdated and outmoded, thereby requiring modernization through amendments, but because of the opposite – the necessity and urgency of restoring constitu

Barack Obama: Institutionalizing Incompetence and Lying

There was a time when we conservatives might have applauded a government too incompetent to do its job on the theory that such a government would be less inclined to bother us – under Obama the exact opposite has proved true. If the Obama years have proven anything it is that an incompetent government is the most dangerous kind of government there is.

Palin Warns Against Church of Big Gov

Tony Lee, Breitbart

Sarah Palin blasted the "scrooges" waging a "war on Christmas" and their "zealot-like" faith in an "arrogant" church of big gov't run by the supposed best and brightest that has only caused "irreparable harm" to America.