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    Morning Bell: Reasons for Conservatives to Be Thankful

    There are plenty of things to be thankful for this week, and this year as well. Yes, after our country’s recent elections, big government remains the rule here in the United States and throughout the West. Yet the language used by the candidates (both talked of reducing federal spending and … More

    Anti-Conscience Mandate Halted Against Second Family-Owned Business

    A second federal district court has granted a preliminary injunction halting enforcement of Obamacare’s conscience-crushing contraception mandate. Late Wednesday, Michigan Federal District Court Judge Robert H. Cleland ruled in favor of family-owned lawn and supply store Weingartz Supply Company and its owner, Daniel Weingartz. Colorado District Court Judge John L. … More

    A Frightful Halloween for Religious Liberty

    There’s something frightful brewing in courtrooms across the country this week. In federal courts today and tomorrow, the Obama Administration’s Department of Justice (DOJ) will be arguing against the right of two business owners and one Christian college to operate and serve in accordance with their deeply held beliefs. As … More

    Backward on Women’s Dignity

    “We have made woman a sex creature,” complained a psychiatrist at the Margaret Sanger clinic, according to Betty Friedan’s 1963 book The Feminist Mystique. A half-century later, a new Obama ad proudly likens voting for the first time to a young woman losing her virginity. You’ve come a long way, … More

    A Debate on Religious Liberty in America (VIDEO)

    Religious freedom is one of the core principles on which America’s system of government is founded, with a historical groundwork that predates the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. The First Amendment to the Constitution states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting … More

    Obama's Remarks to the U.N. Were Damaging to Free Speech

    On Tuesday, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson characterized free speech not as a fundamental right, but as a “privilege” given to us by the U.N. Specifically, he referred to “the freedom of speech, the freedom of expression” as a: gift given to us by the [Universal] Declaration of Human Rights, but … More

    Are Religious Institutions and Individuals Being Treated Like Second-Class Citizens?

    Religious freedom is one of the core principles on which the American system of government is based. The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” In a 1789 letter to the United Baptists … More

    The Right to View Even Ridiculous and Offensive YouTube Videos

    Censorship of the Internet is one of the distinguishing features of autocratic governments from China to Cuba. Is this the direction the U.S. government might be moving? It’s too early to tell, but the Obama Administration’s unusual request to Google to “review” the offending “Innocence of Muslims” movie trailer is … More

    Limits on Free Speech? A Dangerous Message

    Diplomats abroad represent the government of the United States. They must, therefore, speak with tact, but also with honesty. After all, most of the people they’re speaking to have no firsthand experience with the U.S. Our diplomats are teaching foreigners about America. In fact, the “primary purpose of United States … More

    Judge Issues Preliminary Injunction on Behalf of Business Owner in HHS Mandate Fight

    Colorado federal District Court Judge and Carter appointee John L. Kane granted a preliminary injunction Friday on behalf of Hercules Industries in Newland v. Sebelius. The injunction secured by Newland’s attorneys at the Alliance Defending Freedom is the first to be ordered by a federal court judge in litigation surrounding … More