“But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned;

if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity;

but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand."

Ezekiel 33:6


"A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a troubled fountain, and a corrupt spring."

Proverbs 25:26

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Tell Your Representatives to Cosponsor the REINS Act

"The price of Liberty is eternal vigilance." - Thomas Jefferson
Tell Your Representatives to Cosponsor the REINS Act
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil, is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

—The Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act has been introduced in both houses. Geoff Davis (R-KY) has introduced the REINS Act as H.R. 10 in the House of Representatives. In the Senate, Rand Paul has introduced the REINS Act as S.299.


—The REINS Act requires a vote in Congress on any “major” regulations issued by the Executive Branch before it could be enforced on the American people.
—Every year, the executive branch issues thousands of new rules and regulations. Those rules that impose at least $100 million of annual compliance cost are considered “Major Rules.” In 2010, federal agencies issued 95 Major Rules. The REINS Act would respect the checks and balances carefully established in the Constitution by requiring Congress to approve such rules.
—As our Founding Fathers understood, it is dangerous for any branch of government to have unchecked power. In Federalist 51, James Madison acknowledged that checks and balances are “necessary to control the abuses of government.” In article 1, section 7 of the Constitution, the process of creating a new law is outlined and clearly gives that power to the legislative branch. Today, unelected bureaucrats in the Executive Branch repeatedly disregard these limits by enacting new rules without the approval of Congress.

--A CNN poll found that the majority of Americans believe that the federal government has become so large that it imposes a threat against citizens’ rights. We cannot allow the American people to be potentially harmed by regulations that have not been subjected to the proper constitutional lawmaking process—a vote by their elected representatives.
—The REINS Act would restore accountability and protect citizens’ rights by giving elected officials a voice in all major regulations issued. It is unjustified that unelected bureaucrats can impose substantial costs on individuals and businesses without approval from the people’s representatives. We must ensure the Founding Fathers’ vision for America by not allowing one branch of government to become overly powerful.
Letter in Support of Rep. Geoff Davis' REINS Act: http://www.freedomworks.org/publications/key-vote-yes-on-reins-act-hr-3765

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