With great power comes great responsibility.
It’s an adage that cuts to the heart of how we believe influential people or organizations ought to behave. Even if popularized by the Spider-Man comic books and movies, its merits are widely recognizable even for those who do not consider themselves fans of superhero stories.
As Big Tech exercises powers scarcely dreamed of by the heads of… Read more »
In less than two short years, unified Democrat control of the Federal Government has diminished our country in ways that would astound even a pessimist.
Inflation has risen to levels not seen in forty years. Gas prices hit record highs earlier this year. More than two million illegal immigrants have been encountered at the southern border this fiscal year before it has even ended, not… Read more »
Americans have long been skeptical of monarchs. We still celebrate July 4 each year, marking the adoption of the Declaration of Independence which catalogued our grievances against Britain’s King George III. We celebrate George Washington precisely because he chose to be a president who retired after two terms rather than a king. Presidents throughout our history who were seen as… Read more »
Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after the Supreme Court ruled in West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that the EPA went beyond its lawful regulatory authority in the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan:
“The Supreme Court today reaffirmed one of the fundamentals of our constitutional structure: the legislature writes the laws. The… Read more »
As the Supreme Court term draws to an end, it releases decisions on the cases it has heard. These decisions can have far-reaching effects in American life.
Several of the decisions released in the final days of this term affirmed important constitutional rights and principles. They deserve to be commended for upholding the vision of our Founding Fathers of a government of limited powers… Read more »
Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization:
“Roe v. Wade was a constitutional error that has produced decades of tragedy. The Supreme Court got the law right today in Dobbs. The Court has returned to the individual states the ability to make their own decisions on this issue. Our task… Read more »
In times of crisis, Americans look to the president of the United States for leadership.
If we do so now, however, we would only see a president and administration who have been neglectful of solving the real problems facing our country or actively made them worse.
No president has governed over a more severe crisis at the southern border. April 2022 saw the most illegal crossings in… Read more »
A leaked draft opinion has turned attention to the Supreme Court’s upcoming ruling in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case.
Based on the draft opinion, it appears that a majority of the Court is ready to reverse its ruling in Roe v. Wade, the 1973 case that struck down restrictions on abortion across the country.
As a strong supporter of the right to life, I would… Read more »
A primary responsibility of Congress is oversight of the executive branch. For any administration, but especially the Biden Administration, that means a lot of questions to ask.
In contrast to the number of questions, the opportunities to ask them have been few. The appearance of U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra before the House Energy and Commerce… Read more »
The Constitution vests the president with the power to appoint justices to the Supreme Court “by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate.”
As a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, I do not have a vote on President Biden’s nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, but I believe the Senate should not vote to confirm her.
My objections to this… Read more »