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A government that is big enough to give you everything you want
is powerful enough to take everything you have.
Thomas Jefferson

Our government is supposed to be of the people, by the people and for the people. Is it? Most would say no. So why are we today so far away from representative government as embodied in the Constitution? The answer is at once both simple and frightening...because we let it. Too few citizens care enough to get involved, and the less we are involved, the more intrusive government becomes. Thomas Jefferson wrote, "The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground." Without eternal vigilance, freedom will be lost.

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In addition, the links below provide excellent information about voting records, special interests, grassroots action, legislation, and more!

The Federal Budget in Pictures
An intriguing look at spending, revenue, debt, deficit, and entitlements.

The National Debt Clock
See the debt, deficit, spending totals, gross domestic product, and much more in real time. You'll be amazed at how fast our debt is increasing because Congress doesn't care about living within its means.. If American families did what they're doing, we'd be bankrupt, and probably in jail.

Project Vote Smart
Researches, tracks and provides independent factual information on over 13,000 candidates and elected officials. Voting records, campaign issue positions, performance evaluations by special interests, campaign contributions, backgrounds, previous experience and contact information are available. It allows citizens to monitor and supervise elected officials, and to compare campaign promises with their actual job performance once in office.

Concerned Women for America (CWA)
CWA is the nation's largest public policy women's organization with a rich 29-year history of helping our members across the country bring Biblical principles into all levels of public policy. They focus on six core issues where they can have the greatest impact. At its root, each of these issues is a battle over worldviews. The mission of CWA is to protect and promote Biblical values among all citizens - first through prayer, then education, and finally by influencing our society - thereby reversing the decline in moral values in our nation.

Discover the Networks
Discover the Networks is a guide to the networks of the liberals. This site is a "Guide to the Political Left." It identifies the individuals and organizations that make up the left and also the institutions that fund and sustain it; it maps the paths through which the left exerts its influence on the larger body politic; it defines the left's (often hidden) programmatic agendas and it provides an understanding of its history and ideas.

Judicial Watch
Judicial Watch, Inc., a non-partisan, non-profit conservative foundation based in Washington, D.C., was established to serve as an ethical and legal "watchdog" over our government and judicial systems to promote needed political and legal reform. Current cases, press releases, articles, newsletter, media clips, etc.

American Conservative Union
Provides previous House and Senate votes, vote analysis, current congressional ratings, legislative alerts,current issues and more. You can also contact your Congressmen and Senators. ACU's purpose is to effectively communicate and advance the goals and principles of conservatism by supporting capitalism, the doctrine of original intent of the framers of the Constitution, traditional moral values and a strong national defense.

Eagle Forum
Current legislation, action alerts, historical documents, executive orders, legislators votes and current issues. Also has a congressional scorecard so you can see how your representatives voted. Eagle Forum's mission is to enable conservative and pro-family men and women to participate in the process of self-government and public policy making so that America will continue to be a land of individual liberty, respect for family integrity, public and private virtue, and private enterprise. Also get email alerts

Concerned Women for America
Find out about current legislation and how it will affect you. The largest public policy women's organization in the nation dedicated to protecting the family.

Citizens Against Government Waste
Publications (Pig Book, Prime Cuts and others), politician ratings, government spending evaluation, policy forums to highlight the worst offenses, current issues, legislation and how to contact your representative. A 600,000 member, private, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to educating Americans about the waste, mismanagement, and inefficiency in the federal government.

Competitive Enterprise Institute
Current issues, competition and regulation policy, environmental policy, economic policy and a free market legal program. The Competitive Enterprise Institute is a nonprofit public policy organization dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government. They believe that consumers are best helped not by government regulation but by being allowed to make their own choices in a free marketplace.


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Executive Branch
White House
Official site.

Library of Congress
Federal departments, agencies, boards and commissions.

Legislative Branch
Library of Congress
Legislation, Congressional Record, committee information, committee hearing schedules, legislative process, historical documents, House and Senate directories, searchable information about the US Congress and the legislative process. Search bills, by topic , bill number, or title. Search through and read the text of the Congressional Record for the 104th, 105th, and 106th Congresses. Search and find committee reports by topic or committee name.


US House of Representatives
Official site. Find out who your Representative is and get phone, address and e-mail and search bills.

US Senate
Official site. Find out who your Senators are and get phone, address and e-mail and search bills.

Federal Election Commission
In 1975, Congress created the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to administer and enforce the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) - the statute that governs the financing of federal elections. The duties of the FEC, which is an independent regulatory agency, are to disclose campaign finance information, to enforce the provisions of the law such as the limits and prohibitions on contributions, and to oversee the public funding of Presidential elections. Excellent information about elections. Guide to candidates, committees and more.

Judicial Branch
Federal Courts
Understanding the federal courts, frequently asked questions, publications, directories, press releases, and links to the 11 federal circuit courts.

State and Local Governments
Library of Congress
State and local government links, including governors, judicial, legislative contacts, legislation, departments, agencies, boards, commissions, counties and cities.

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