By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman

If Senator McConnell won’t use the votes he has in the Senate, and Speaker Boehner won’t use the majority he has in the House to stop Obama’s illegal and unconstitutional executive amnesty, then they should get out of the way and let conservatives organize the opposition and unite Republicans to use all the tools the Constitution gives them to rein-in a lawless President.

Federal officers and employees have both the obligation to disobey an illegal and unconstitutional order and a legal right to protection from retribution if they do. We should support and encourage them keep their oath to protect and defend the Constitution, and honor and support those who do.

Steve Deace, a nationally-syndicated talk show host and author of the new book, “Rules for Patriots: How Conservatives Can Win Again,” has some sage advice for Republicans. “Forget what your consultants tell you is politically possible. You’re up against an opponent who doesn’t care about possible, let alone legal.”  

This is a constitutional fight to the finish, and it can only go one of two ways. If the Republican leadership caves in then Congress and the Republican Party become irrelevent. The only way to retain the relevance of Congress as an institution of constitutional government, and the relevance of the Republican Party, is for Republican leaders to use every tool the Constitution bestows upon Congress to fight and win the battle against Obama’s executive amnesty.

A Senate GOP aide told Breitbart News that chaos would spread across Washington if Obama announces executive amnesty and the House passes an omnibus with no language blocking it. "There will be no Senate vote, because conservatives will burn down the Capitol," said the aide. He was, of course, speaking figuratively, but there's nothing figurative about the message conservatives have for Capitol Hill Republican leaders: Fight Or Be Complicit. CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE and SENATORS at 1-866-220-0044 TELL THEM TO STOP OBAMA'S UNCONSTITUTIONAL AMNESTY #FightOrBeComplicit

Senator Ted Cruz, in an op-ed in Politico, made the case that the dispute over executive amnesty is not between President Obama and Republicans in Congress; it is a dispute between President Obama and the American People, and in such disputes the power of We the People must be paramount. SIGN and SHARE OUR PETITION TO STOP OBAMA'S EXECUTIVE AMNESTY!

Sources say Obama is set to unveil his executive actions on amnesty for illegals this week. UPDATE: Obama will announce his executive actions on immigration in a prime-time address to the nation on Thurs. night at 8pm ET. CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE and SENATORS at 1-866-220-0044 (Capitol Switchboard) NOW! TELL THEM TO STOP OBAMA'S UNCONSTITUTIONAL ACT! #FightOrBeComplicit

CHQ Exclusives

Federal officers and employees have both the obligation to disobey an illegal and unconstitutional order and a legal right to protection from retribution if they do. We should support and encourage them keep their oath to protect and defend the Constitution, and honor and support those who do.

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman

If Senator McConnell won’t use the votes he has in the Senate, and Speaker Boehner won’t use the majority he has in the House to stop Obama’s illegal and unconstitutional executive amnesty, then they should get out of the way and let conservatives organize the opposition and unite Republicans to use all the tools the Constitution gives them to rein-in a lawless President.

Steve Deace, a nationally-syndicated talk show host and author of the new book, “Rules for Patriots: How Conservatives Can Win Again,” has some sage advice for Republicans. “Forget what your consultants tell you is politically possible. You’re up against an opponent who doesn’t care about possible, let alone legal.”  

This is a constitutional fight to the finish, and it can only go one of two ways. If the Republican leadership caves in then Congress and the Republican Party become irrelevent. The only way to retain the relevance of Congress as an institution of constitutional government, and the relevance of the Republican Party, is for Republican leaders to use every tool the Constitution bestows upon Congress to fight and win the battle against Obama’s executive amnesty.

A Senate GOP aide told Breitbart News that chaos would spread across Washington if Obama announces executive amnesty and the House passes an omnibus with no language blocking it. "There will be no Senate vote, because conservatives will burn down the Capitol," said the aide. He was, of course, speaking figuratively, but there's nothing figurative about the message conservatives have for Capitol Hill Republican leaders: Fight Or Be Complicit. CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE and SENATORS at 1-866-220-0044 TELL THEM TO STOP OBAMA'S UNCONSTITUTIONAL AMNESTY #FightOrBeComplicit

Senator Ted Cruz, in an op-ed in Politico, made the case that the dispute over executive amnesty is not between President Obama and Republicans in Congress; it is a dispute between President Obama and the American People, and in such disputes the power of We the People must be paramount. SIGN and SHARE OUR PETITION TO STOP OBAMA'S EXECUTIVE AMNESTY!

Sources say Obama is set to unveil his executive actions on amnesty for illegals this week. UPDATE: Obama will announce his executive actions on immigration in a prime-time address to the nation on Thurs. night at 8pm ET. CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE and SENATORS at 1-866-220-0044 (Capitol Switchboard) NOW! TELL THEM TO STOP OBAMA'S UNCONSTITUTIONAL ACT! #FightOrBeComplicit

Behind the chortling laughter that accompanies Jonathan Gruber’s boasts about taking advantage of the “stupidity” of average Americans there hides a darker and even uglier truth – there are thousands of little Jonathan Grubers embedded in every state, city and town across America.

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman

Yesterday conservatives honored Barry Goldwater and celebrated the fact that, despite Goldwater's epic 1964 defeat, the members of the “Stop Goldwater” movement are largely forgotten, while the organizations founded by the people that Barry Goldwater inspired, including the Viguerie Company and ConservativeHQ.com, remain vigorous and growing.  

We should celebrate a quarter century after the collapse of communism.  The events of 1989 represent a massive increase in liberty, a fantastic triumph of the human spirit.  With so little bloodshed everyday people ousted a gaggle of tyrannies.  They have given hope for future generations, and themselves, that freedom can emerge against seemingly impossible odds.

When Kevin McCarthy and Chris Christie talk about “compromise” what they are really talking about is growing government at a slightly slower pace than it would grow if Obama had a Democratic majority on Capitol Hill. That is not what handed Republicans back the majority.

Social Security and Medicare already consume 41 percent of the federal budget. In fiscal year 2014 the government ran a deficit of $483.35 billion. This means that the United States will be borrowing billions more from the Chinese to pay benefits to illegal aliens who, by their Obama-granted claim on Social Security and Medicare benefits, will also rapidly advance the bankruptcy of the two programs. SIGN and SHARE OUR PETITION TO STOP OBAMA'S EXECUTIVE AMNESTY!

Front Page Headlines

  • Scott Wong, The Hill

    John Boehner vowed that the House will act to stop Obama's exec. actions on immigration. "We're working with our members & looking at the options that are available to us, but I will say to you, the House will, in fact, act."

  • Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

    Hal Rogers, who says R's can’t block funding because the US Citizenship & Immigration Services involved operates on fees. Laura Ingraham said that's dishonest. “The clever people on Cap. Hill could figure this one out in a better way than just ‘Throw Up Your Hands, Hal.’ 

  • Neil Munro, Daily Caller

    Illegal immigrants will receive huge payments from American taxpayers under rules now being imposed by Obama’s unilateral amnesty.

  • Neil Munro, Daily Caller

    Obama's plans will distribute five million work permits to illegal immigrants, and also create a new inflow of foreign college graduates for prestigious salaried jobs, according to press reports.

  • Mark Davis, TownHall

    The Obama speech was not even a defining moment. It was a roadblock that needs to be worked around so that we can craft legislation that people can actually support, and that a much better president can actually sign.

  • Tony Lee, Breitbart

    Sarah Palin blasted  Obama for endangering the country and screwing American workers--U.S.-born and legal immigrants--of all backgrounds with his executive amnesty for illegal immigrants. 

  • Rebecca Shabad, The Hill

    It would be “impossible" to defund Obama’s exec. actions on immigration through a gov't spending bill, the House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers said. The comm. said the primary agency responsible for implementing Obama's actions is funded entirely by user fees. 

  • Jess Bravin, Wall Street Journal

    Republicans counter that Obama plans to go further than predecessors in molding immigration policy, effectively rewriting immigration laws without action from Congress and violating the Constitution.

  • Michael J. Mishak, Associated Press

    Jeb Bush has been one of the country’s most vocal supporters of Common Core. That puts him at odds with the conservative activists any GOP presidential hopeful would need to win the nomination.

  • Katie Pavlich, TownHall

    Newly uncovered documents show former DOJ Holder flack Tracy Schmaler talking to the White House about "out of control" investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson. Attkisson was covering Operation Fast and Furious for CBS News at the time.

  • Justin Sink, The Hill

    Obama decided to move ahead with exec. action on immigration partially because Speaker John Boehner wouldn’t commit to holding a vote on reform legislation in the new Congress, a spokesman said.

  • Amber Phillips, Las Vegas Sun

    Hardy is focused on how he can use his blend of Tea Party conservatism and pragmatic libertarianism to lift gov't's burden on Nevadans. "I'm about as far right as you can get on the issues. But I'm a realist," he added. 

  • Washington Free Beacon Staff

    Former White House spokesman Jay Carney admitted on CNN that President Obama did indeed flip-flop on executive amnesty.

  • Robert Tracinski, The Federalist

    Obama is building a system in which everything depends on executive power. What’s Obama’s historical legacy if everything he does can be undone via executive order? Look at the bind he has put his party in.

  • Erick Erickson, Red State

    The GOP just won a wave election but have chosen to surrender before the fight starts. McConnell’s insistence that the GOP won’t shut down the gov't was all Obama needed to go ahead with amnesty.

  • Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

    Conservatives say that GOP leaders, including Boehner and McConnell, will be “complicit” in Obama’s exec. amnesty if they don’t pull out all the stops to block him. They warn that chaos is certain if that’s how it goes down, though they’d much rather have GOP leaders fight with them. 

  • Paul Bremmer, WND

    Obama’s exec. amnesty represents a Fort Sumter-type moment, says Phyllis Schlafly. “With Pearl Harbor, we knew what was happening,” she said. But Fort Sumter, where the opening shots of the Civil War were fired, represented the beginning of a ruinous conflict.

  • Jamie Weinstein, Daily Caller

    What Gruber said repeatedly on the lecture circuit confirms what we know from reporting: Obama said whatever he had to in order to garner support for his signature domestic policy, truth be damned. 

  • Greg Campbell, Tea Party News Network

    Ronald Reagan & George H.W. Bush only used their power to expand laws recently passed by Congress, not to impose new laws. What Obama's doing would go far beyond his predecessors’ actions. And they wouldn't be rooted in any recently passed law. 

  • Megan R. Wilson, The Hill

    Steve Stombres & Kyle Nevins, who served as top lieutenants to former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, are teaming up with John O’Neill, an ex-aide to Trent Lott, to form a new lobbying group, Harbinger Strategies.

  • Lucy McCalmont, Politico
    Rep. Michele Bachmann says exec. actions on immigration will lead to a flood of “illiterate” Dem. voters. “The social cost will be profound on the U.S. taxpayer: millions of unskilled, illiterate, foreign nationals coming into the U.S. who can’t speak the English language."
  • Katie Pavlich, TownHall

    A new NBC poll shows Latinos don't overwhelmingly support Obama's decision to thwart Congress on amnesty through exec. action. Nearly half of Americans disapprove of his action. Latinos are divided, with 43% supporting the action and 37% opposing it.