Natalia Castro

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Natalia Castro

Legal loophole protects violent refugee who shot a cop

By Natalia Castro On June 13, 2016, Karrar Noaman Al Khammasi should have been deported. After violating the terms of his probation, this was the day an immigration judge determined Al Khammasi should no longer be in allowed to maintain his refugee status and live in his […]


New York’s Cuomo targets NRA with political lawsuit to block sale of insurance to those who use guns in self-defense

By Natalia Castro Operation Choke Point left a sour taste in conservatives’ mouth. Members of the constitutionally protected Second Amendment industry and their affiliates became targets of government aggression and overregulation for no reason besides helping Americans exercise their civil rights. While the federal implementation of this […]


More government employee misconduct, it is time to pass the MERIT Act

By Natalia Castro As scandals spill out, more and more members of Congress are realizing the importance of civil service reform. In the last two weeks, three more representatives have come out in support for the Modern, Employment, Reform, Improvement, and Transformation Act (MERIT Act) which will […]


Is this the straw that breaks the camel’s back?

By Natalia Castro Cities have banded together in recent weeks to launch a campaign against straws. The charge? Straws are sucking the life out of the environment. Lawmakers have started a campaign, the likes of which have not been seen since the war on drugs, to remove […]


Study: Liberal big cities most corrupt in the U.S.

By Natalia Castro Democrats have spent the entirety of the Trump Presidency claiming he is a corrupt agent in bed with Russia and while there is a presence of corruption in our system, it is not coming from the presidency. Across the U.S. there are corrupt local […]


Why are people still pushing a carbon tax?

By Natalia Castro Politicians are feeling the pressure to distance themselves from burdensome environmental policies that show little benefit while draining the economy. As political figures both in the United Stated and Canada, push against a carbon tax, one Florida representative has decided to move in the […]


MERIT Act passes out of committee, proceeds to House floor

By Natalia Castro The MERIT Act is finally moving forward. After a passing vote in the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, the MERIT Act will be moving onto the House floor in the coming weeks for a vote. Congress can take a major step in answering the people’s calls […]


MERIT Act picks up steam by getting a Senate version

By Natalia Castro U.S. Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.) has been leading the charge for civil service reform in the House for months. Now, members of the Senate have decided to jump on board to give the MERIT Act a real hope of passing before midterms, with Sen. […]


Proposed FCC rule change to reshape children’s television

  By Natalia Castro The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has been run by archaic laws for too long. KidVid rules that were implemented in the 1990’s, continue to restrict broadcasters’ ability to cater toward the needs of their clientele. What began as well-intentioned regulations to enhance televised […]


Pruitt might be gone, but the work of reining in the out of control EPA must continue

By Natalia Castro From his nomination to his resignation, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt was under constant attack by the left. Whether you believe the countless accusation the left threw at the Administrator or not, one thing is clear: just because Pruitt is gone, does […]


It looks like it is down to three. Which one will Trump pick?

By Natalia Castro President Trump is just days away from announcing his nominee for the open position on the Supreme Court. Following Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement announcement last month, Republicans and Democrats have been eager to determine who the President’s replacement pick will be. President Trump originally […]


The next Supreme Court Justice must uphold the principles of individual liberty

By Natalia Castro Each year on Independence Day, we celebrate the historic achievement our Founding Fathers made when they left an oppressive government to form a new country based around the principles of freedom. The Founding Fathers learned from the actions of their previous government and, after […]


On the 10th anniversary of the Heller decision, many states refuse to recognize the Second Amendment

By Natalia Castro Ten years ago, the Supreme Court ruled that every American has a basic right to defend themselves. D.C. v. Heller affirmed the constitutional right granted in the Second Amendment to keep and bear arms not just for the purpose of creating a militia but also for basic […]


It is time to Fire the Swamp!

By Natalia Castro Americans were ignited to head to the polls when President Donald Trump traveled the country in 2016 promising to “drain the swamp,” but the only group that can truly do this is the swamp itself in Congress.  Civil service reform rarely gets the media […]


Did an Obama Executive Order force the government to hire unqualified applicants?

By Natalia Castro Employees should be hired based on their ability to complete the tasks they have been assigned and nothing else. Yet under the Obama administration, hiring practices for the federal government were moved away from merit to fulfill goals irrelevant to the positions. Policies intended […]

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