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    Why Religious Liberty Is Important for Institutions

    Obamacare’s anti-conscience mandate has raised many questions about freedom. One of them is whether religious liberty is only for individuals or also for institutions. America’s founders thought that the Constitution’s “first freedom” is for both, a view backed up by the U.S. Supreme Court as well as numerous federal and … More

    Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rallies: Oppose HHS Mandate

    Today, thousands of Americans gathered peacefully at over 140 capitols, government buildings and historical sites across the United States to protest the government’s latest attempt to trample on religious freedom. The Stand up for Religious Freedom rallies seen around the nation today gave individuals in these communities the opportunity to … More

    Obamacare Fails To Empower People

    This year marks the 35th anniversary of a small but extremely influential book: To Empower People, by Peter Berger and Richard John Neuhaus. If you’ve ever heard the term “mediating institutions,” this is the book that made it (more) popular. In their 45-page treatise, Berger and Neuhaus argue that a healthy nation relies on local … More

    Is Anti-Conscience Mandate Dragging Down Obama's Approval Rating?

    Journalists and pundits are chalking up President Obama’s plummeting approval rating to the high cost of gasoline. No doubt that’s having an impact. But there’s another important factor to consider: Obama’s decision to trample on the religious liberty of Americans. Since the Department of Health and Human Services announced its … More

    Obamacare Knows Best?

    In a recent Wall Street Journal article, Scott Gottlieb, a physician and resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, highlights how one group, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), will have power over what Americans’ health care plans will and will not include. Under Obamacare, the recommendations made … More

    Morning Bell: The Calls for Liberty Have Not Been Silenced

    Call it what you want — a circus, a sideshow, or just plain old political rhetoric — but for the past week America has watched the media elite and some in Washington bend over backward to turn attention away from an issue that is fundamental to the future of this … More

    Setting Biden Straight on Obamacare's Anti-Conscience Mandate

    Vice President Biden didn’t get the story quite straight. As the Obama Administration reels from the backlash for Obamacare’s anti-conscience mandate that forces religious employers to provide coverage and pay for abortion-inducing drugs, Biden yesterday set out to convince America that the Administration has a “new” version of the mandate … More

    Rep. Sandy Adams Takes on NLRB, Seeks to Safeguard Employees' Privacy

    U.S. Rep. Sandy Adams (R-FL) is taking aim at a possible rule from the National Labor Relations Board that she believes infringes on the constitutional freedoms of American workers. Speaking at Heritage’s Bloggers Briefing, Adams explained why she introduced the Keeping Employees Emails and Phones Secure Act. She said the … More

    Thousands More Oppose Obamacare Mandate's Religious Liberty Violations

    More than 2,500 Christian leaders have signed a letter opposing Obamcare’s anti-conscience mandate. The letter’s release adds to the most recent furor over the rule’s blatant violation of religious liberty and decries the mandate’s coercion of religious employers to subsidize abortion-inducing drugs, contraceptives, and sterilization regardless of moral or religious … More

    Opposition to Anti-Conscience Mandate Continues

    In Obamacare’s collision course with Americans’ freedom, one of the first casualties is religious liberty. Despite the Administration’s obfuscating press comments, the finalized preventive services mandate changed nothing from the interim rule. It put into law the requirement that many religious employers violate their deeply held beliefs by paying for … More