Providing for the Common Defense: The First Duty of the 'Super Committee' Print
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Written by Travis Korson   
Monday, 03 October 2011 12:26
Cordially Invites you to:
Providing for the Common Defense:
The First Duty of the 'Super Committee'
Wednesday, October 5th from 3:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m.
at
Congressional Meeting Room North, CVC 268, Capitol Visitor Center
1st Street, SE and East Capitol Street, NE
Washington, DC 20515
Panel Participants Include
Representative Mike Conaway (TX-11)
Representative J. Randy Forbes (VA-4)
Representative Trent Franks (AZ-2)
Representative Doug Lamborn (CO-5)
Rear Admiral Jim Carey, Chairman, Flag & General Officers' Network
Lt. General Jack Klimp, President, National Association of Uniformed Services
Frank J. Gaffney, Jr., President, Center for Security Policy
Scott Cooper, V.A. Tea Party Federation
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The congressional ‘super committee’ that emerged from the extraordinary debt ceiling legislation adopted by Congress last August faces the daunting mandate of reigning in federal spending that many argue is a symptom of a government that has far exceeded the bounds established for it by the Constitution.  While this charge to enforce the Framer’s intent should be commended, its methods may in fact bring about an equally unconstitutional result; that is, the failure to “Provide for the Common Defense.”

Today the “Coalition for the Common Defense,” announces its “Statement of Principles,” which, at its core, rejects the false choice between military strength and economic health. We hope you can join us as we begin this effort to return the nation’s defense to its constitutionally proper place as the preeminent responsibility of the federal government.  The presentations will be followed by a Q&A session.