Tag: Congress

Students Keep Aim True against Gun Violence

After the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting massacre, students organized against gun violence. And their aim is true and clear. They are now on a summer barnstorming tour of the country to speak for sensible gun control and to register young people to vote.

US Senate Greasing Skids for Next Bank Crash

After the severe bank crash of 2008, in order to guard against future such crashes, Congress passed the Dodd-Frank law, which enacted regulations that the Senate would now weaken. The CBO says the “Bank Lobbyist Act” raises the risk of a banking system crash.

The House Serfdom Caucus

What claim does the House Freedom Caucus have to the word “freedom?” Measured against FDR’s four freedoms, the word “serfdom” seems more fitting.
FDR: In the future days, which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms.
The first is freedom of speech and expression – everywhere in the world.
The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way – everywhere in the world.
The third is freedom from want – which, translated into world terms, means economic understandings which will secure to every nation a healthy peacetime life for its inhabitants-everywhere in the world.
The fourth is freedom from fear – which, translated into world terms, means a world-wide reduction of armaments to such a point and in such a thorough fashion that no nation will be in a position to commit an act of physical aggression against any neighbor–anywhere in the world.