Articles by Laurie Higgins
David French Says Christian Trump Voters Owe America An Apology
By Laurie Higgins   |   01.25.21
Some IFI readers may remember attorney and evangelical Christian, David French, former writer for National Review whom many conservatives formerly admired. Not so much anymore. He spent much of the last four years trying to ensure that Donald Trump did not win a second term. Apparently, French plans to spend 2021 defending his own honor and urging Christians to repent of their sin of voting for a corrupt man—no, you silly people, not the corrupt Biden. In French’s view, voting for the morally corrupt, cognitively impaired, Chinese Communist colluder Joe Biden is a justifiable act for Christians.
Was Biden’s Inaugural Address the Best Ever?
By Laurie Higgins   |   01.22.21
With a thrill running up his leg, Chris exclaimed that Biden’s inaugural address was the bestest of the bestest inaugural speech he’s ever heard! No, not THAT Chris—not Chris Matthews. Chris Wallace said it was the best. He was wrong. It wasn’t the best inaugural speech ever. It was the BEST SPEECH period. I’m tearing up just thinking about how best it was.
The Shape of Things to Come in the Biden/Never-Trumper Dystopia
By Laurie Higgins   |   01.20.21
Good job, David French, Ed Stetzer, Christianity Today, Lincoln Project, and other assorted Never-Trumpers. The senile, morally corrupt President-Elect of the once great United States of America just nominated a delusional man with a cross-dressing fetish to be the assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services. Now decent people won’t be able to teach their young children about our president's cabinet. With Dr. Richard "Rachel" Devine's appointment will come Big Brother's prohibition of “misgendering” Devine. In other words, Big Brother and his minions will command all Americans to mis-sex the burly Dr. Devine. Not gonna do it. Wouldn’t be prudent.
Leftists Exploit Violence to Cancel Conservatives
By Laurie Higgins   |   01.18.21
This is how it's going down, my friends—the eradication of speech rights for conservatives, that is. The stage was set years ago when "hate speech" laws were passed.

The Left argues that any rhetoric that is or may be in any distant way at any time related to acts of violence should be banned. So, if I say that volitional homosexual acts and relationships are abhorrent to God as Scripture teaches, and a lone, crazed, alienated, Godless sociopath or a few hundred alienated fatherless, Godless anarchists—people who may or may not have read my words—commit acts of violence against homosexuals—my words should be banned....
Project Veritas’ Exposé of PBS Attorney’s Dark Heart
By Laurie Higgins   |   01.14.21
Those who have worked closely with leftists or who have been exposed to their beliefs in other ways know what evil lurks in the hearts of many of them. Yet, it’s still shocking to hear them express their views aloud....
Congress and Corporate Behemoths Collude with Tech Tyrants
By Laurie Higgins   |   01.13.21
Let’s join USA Today and Fox News for a short, illuminating stroll down memory lane: 2001: Following the Bush vs. Gore election in 2000, “Members of the Congressional House Black Caucus spent 20 minutes objecting as they sought to block Florida's 25 electoral votes” from being certified for George Bush.
Twitter, Facebook, Google, Apple, and Amazon Collude to Crush Conservatives
By Laurie Higgins   |   01.11.21
No matter what you think of Trump’s character or rhetoric (I’ve never been a fan of either), his presidency accomplished many great things for America, perhaps chief among them getting the left—especially Big Tech—to expose its purulent underbelly. The real power today rests in the delicate fingers of the tech Oligarchs sitting behind their screens moving walls to trap Americans in their prison-like mazes equipped with virtual solitary confinement cells and freedom-crushing language rules euphemistically called “community standards” and “policies.” Trump was the immovable force that stood for a brief moment in their way.
Freshman U.S. Representative Mary Miller Bullied by Deceitful Leftists and Abandoned by Cowardly Republicans
By Laurie Higgins   |   01.08.21
Another tempest is brewing in the Land of the Lost, formerly known as the Land of Lincoln. It all began when, in a speech to Moms for America, newly elected U.S. Representative Mary Miller quoted Hitler’s infamous assertion from Mein Kampf about the indoctrination of children. Miller said,

"If we win a few elections, we’re still going to be losing unless we win the hearts and minds of our children. This is the battle. Hitler was right on one thing. He said, 'Whoever has the youth has the future.'”

The political world came unhinged.
Nancy Pelosi and Emmanuel Cleaver Womentally Unhinged
By Laurie Higgins   |   01.05.21
Womaniacal House Speaker Nancy Pelosi—another Democrat leader with compromised cognitive abilities and no moral principles—has womanaged to womangle her first day of the new congressional session.
“NO ETHNIC SELF-IDENTIFICATION!”–Command Leftists to Hilaria Baldwin
By Laurie Higgins   |   12.31.20
For those who missed last week’s celebrity news, a surprising years-long deception by Hilaria Baldwin, the diversely flexible young wife of angry, sanctimonious actor Alec Baldwin, was exposed. For years, she claimed she was from Mallorca, Spain and that her name is “Hilaria.” She also affected a Spanish accent, once pretending to forget the English word “cucumber” in a television appearance. As of this writing, she continues to claim she moved to the United States when she was 19.
Pastors and Prelates, Fly Away Home, Your House is on Fire, Your Children All Gone…
By Laurie Higgins   |   12.29.20
I was once interviewed on a radio program on the topic was “same-sex marriage.” The other guest was a 22-year-old friend of the host. The young woman was a Christian and recent graduate of Howard University’s nursing program. During the...
A Conversation with Pastor Douglas Wilson [Full Interview]
By Laurie Higgins   |   12.26.20
IFI was honored to have theologian, pastor, and courageous truth-teller Doug Wilson speak at our September banquet, after which he continued his critique of culture in an interview with Pastor Derek Buikema of the Orland Park Christian Reformed Church. Pastor...
A Conversation with Professor Anthony Esolen [Full Interview]
By Laurie Higgins   |   12.26.20
IFI was honored to have English professor Anthony Esolen as one of our esteemed speakers at our banquet in September 2015. Professor Esolen spoke eloquently, soberly, and politically incorrectly about the state of American culture—or lack thereof. Following the banquet...
Leftists See Orwell’s Novel 1984 As a Blueprint for Progress
By Laurie Higgins   |   12.21.20
One of the many remarkable aspects of this time in America is that all the forces of oppression about which George Orwell warned in his novel 1984 are present and growing, and many of the oppressors can’t see it. Ironically, many of the oppressors view themselves as paragons of virtue when, in reality, they’re paragons of virtue-signaling, which constitutes a performative cloak of invisibility that conceals totalitarianism.
Why Many Americans Want to Secede (pssst, look at the Bidens)
By Laurie Higgins   |   12.16.20
“Progressives” are variously amused, baffled, or outraged by talks percolating around the Internet about secession, viewing it as not only impracticable but also wacky. If, however, leftists would take just a few moments from their narcissistic, navel-gazing search for their authentic selves, which often involve strange sexual preoccupations, to really listen to conservatives, maybe they could understand why many conservatives no longer want to live under the progressively tyrannical rule of “progressives” who self-identify as open-minded, tolerant, and compassionate even as they seek to destroy fundamental rights and institutions.
Laurie Higgins
Cultural Affairs Writer
Laurie Higgins

Laurie Higgins became the Illinois Family Institute’s Cultural Affairs Writer in the fall of 2008. Prior to working for the IFI, Laurie worked full-time for eight years in Deerfield High School’s writing center in Deerfield, Illinois.

Her cultural commentaries have been carried on a number of pro-family websites nationally and internationally, and Laurie has appeared on numerous radio programs across the country. In addition, Laurie has spoken at the Council for National Policy and educational conferences sponsored by the Constitutional Coalition.

She has been married to her husband for forty-four years, and they have four grown children and nine grandchildren.

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