A Black-Robed Counterrevolution
By Robert Knight   |   04.18.18
Federal judges sit on the bench for life and can either uphold the law or rule like tyrants. This puts judicial appointments right near the top of the most important things a president can do. The newest U.S. Supreme Court...
Mike Pompeo Faces Cory Booker’s Inquisition
By Laurie Higgins   |   04.12.18
Thursday, we witnessed again an arrogant Leftist lawmaker demonstrate his disregard for constitutional principles—specifically for the First Amendment’s religious protections and the prohibition of a religious test for holding office. In the U.S. Senate inquisition confirmation hearing for Secretary of...
The ERA Harms Our Unborn Children
03.26.18
The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA – Bill #SJRCA 4) is a poorly worded proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would restrict all laws and practices that make any distinctions based on gender or sex.    While we believe in equal opportunity for men and women, we also recognize that there are situations where we must make distinctions based on our biological differences such as providing privacy through separate bathrooms and locker rooms.  If the ERA becomes fully ratified, men and women could not be treated differently, even if the different treatment is due to physical differences.
The First Amendment Is In Far Greater Danger Than The Second
03.06.18
Our nation’s elites are waging war on the American people, wielding the institutions they’ve spent several decades capturing to punish those who disagree with their preferred positions and to deny them the ability to speak publicly, all in an effort to stifle free and open debate. And no, this isn’t a George Orwell novel — this is the United States of America.
Federal Family-Planning Program to Prioritize Faith-Based Clinics
By Charlie Butts   |   03.03.18
The Trump administration has made a decision to protect women's health – along with the health of their pre-born babies – and serve them better. This new grant program (under the Title X family planning program) has $260 million available to grantees that do not perform abortions.
Time to ABOLISH the Federal Gasoline Tax
02.16.18
One need not be a flaming states’ rights advocate to understand that something as local in nature as surface transportation can be dealt with more efficiently and effectively on the state and local levels. Which is why, if Trump wants to make America’s infrastructure great again, he should return the gas tax revenue and responsibility of transportation to the states rather than increasing the federal debt and pumping more money into the insane system that indirectly controls every pothole from Washington D.C., distorts proper planning and decision-making, and prevents local communities from debating their priorities.
Need Motivation for Reining in Government? Visit the Debt Clock
By Robert Knight   |   02.13.18
Well, it’s not breaking news, but it’s worth noting as President Donald Trump and Congress spar over spending that the national federal debt exceeds $20,000,000,000,000 and is rising by the minute. We’re using zeroes here instead of spelling out “trillion”...
Judiciary Grabs Power While Executive & Legislative Branches Snooze
By John Biver   |   01.30.18
The judicial branch at both the state and federal level continues to overstep their authority by meddling in the affairs of the legislative and executive branches. And the audacity of judges appears to be increasing. Just two weeks ago the...
Forget Climate Change, Defend America!
01.27.18
George Orwell, call your office. In what Huffington Post‘s Alexander Kaufman called “an Orwellian rhetorical shift away from a scientific reality,” the Department of Defense “scrubbed its latest National Defense Strategy of all references to climate change.” In all likelihood, Orwell would call the 30-year campaign for climate alarmism—with all its oxymoronic appeals to “scientific consensus,” its sleight-of-hand temperature data homogenizations, its revisions of past data to exaggerate apparent warming, its exaggeration and fabrication and suppression and loss of data, its intimidation of dissent and corruption of peer review—Orwellian.
Expanding 529 Plans to K-12 Private School Tuition and Homeschool Expenses
By John Biver   |   12.11.17
As Congress moves the tax reform legislation into a Conference Committee, the U.S. Senate version of the bill has an amendment that is not in the U.S. House bill. U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (r-TX) explains what this language is at...
Remember Those Who Secure Freedom
11.11.17
In John 15:12-13 Jesus says, “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” Whether it is a husband protecting his wife, a mother protecting her children, or a friend protecting another friend, being willing to die for someone because of your love for them is a noble cause. On Veterans Day we have the opportunity to recognize the men and women who put their lives on the line for their family, neighbors, and fellow Americans.
‘Trillions of Dollars Are at Stake’: It is a Battle Over ‘The Future Wealth of the United States’
By John Biver   |   11.04.17
Is that headline dramatic enough for you? Since writing the four part series focusing on trade and manufacturing jobs (one, two, three, four), Jim Dicks at American Thinker added some interesting political information to the mix. Steve Bannon, Jim Dicks...
International Trade: Plenty of Destruction, Not Enough Creative
By John Biver   |   11.03.17
“Creative destruction” is a common phrase used in economics. One simple example that’s in the news a lot lately, is the phenomenon of Amazon.com. Since it launched in 1994, countless small books stores have been put out of business, and...
The Debate: Free Trade, Fair Trade, Balanced Trade
By John Biver   |   10.30.17
Last time we heard from Illinoisans John Westberg and Steve Rauschenberger, two knowledgeable voices when it comes to the topic of manufacturing in the United States. An article earlier this year by American Thinker’s Thomas Lifson titled, “Free Trade, Fair...
Seeking Solutions: John Westberg’s ‘New Hope for America’
By John Biver   |   10.24.17
In the last article, we outlined John Horvat’s argument that America’s economy cannot be solved merely by bringing back jobs from overseas, but rather, “America faces a grave moral crisis that needs to be addressed.” Then we introduced former manufacturing company owner John Westberg, who not only understands our county’s moral challenge, but also has some ideas on how we can bolster American manufacturing and improve our country’s trade position...
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