Return America to Greatness

America's destiny depends on the advocacy of its citizenry to defend and promote the ideals that made America the greatest nation in history. American Encore is dedicated to helping our nation and its leaders rise to the test and to confront these challenges. We will defend freedom; promote free markets; work to expand economic opportunity and make the case for the American ideals of liberty and democracy, both at home and abroad.

Today the Supreme Court ruled in two major cases pertinent to the preservation of First Amendment rights. In Harris v. Quinn , the court ruled that public sector unions may not force those that are not full public employees or members of their union to pay dues, often used for political purposes...
President Obama, addressing a townhall-style crowd in Minneapolis today made the claim that “by pretty much every measure, the economy is doing better than when I first took office.” This bold assertion should raise some serious eyebrows, beyond those wondering why the president is still wasting...
After years of anemic economic growth following the largest financial crisis since the Great Depression, the economy actually shrank by almost 3 percent last quarter according to a Department of Commerce report released today. This is the largest contraction of the economy since the technical end...
Today the Supreme Court handed down a decision regarding the EPA’s recent efforts to limit the emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs). The ruling essentially bars the Enviromental Protection Agency (EPA) from unilaterally rewriting federal law to make its climate change related regulations more...
Today I went back to listen to President Reagan’s Farewell Address on January 11, 1989. He said: Finally, there is a great tradition of warnings in Presidential farewells, and I've got one that's been on my mind for some time. But oddly enough it starts with one of the things I'm proudest of in the...
In 2000 I was standing in for my boss at the time, then-representative John Shadegg (R., Ariz.), as I spoke to an AP Government class in Phoenix. It was the first time I had visited a high-school class on his behalf, but I had my spiel ready. I knew exactly how to kick it off: Raise your hand if...

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