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The Commonwealth Policy Center (CPC) is dedicated to preserving the bedrock values of life, marriage and fiscal responsibility in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. It affirms as stated in the Kentucky Constitution that our civil, political and religious liberties come from God. To that end, it seeks to educate the general public, work for sound public policies, and influence elections on behalf of conservative candidates.

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Opinion & Blog

Facts are Integral to Responsible Public Policy
March 23, 2018 by Staff
Facts are central to responsible public policy formation. Absent facts, public policy rests on shifting sands of emotion, personal preference, and special interest. Lead with facts, land on good policy. Ignore facts, end up with bad policy. Consider the emotion swirling around the debate over the state's pension crisis. According to the Pegasus Institute, there's been a truth deficit...
Free Speech at Kentucky Colleges SB 237
March 22, 2018 by Staff
We value free speech in this nation so much that we've made it a priority and protected i...
Restrict Home Schoolers? HB 574
March 21, 2018 by Staff
Kentucky is considered a homeschool friendly state where parents have maximum freedom to teach their kids. But if one legislator has his way, state-mandated testing and...
Poker and Blackjack Redefined HB 433
March 20, 2018 by Staff
There's a bill in the KY legislature that would redefine poker and blackjack as games of skill and says the law shall not consider them as games of chance. Of course, this is a clever way to legitimize casino games without calling it gambling. But can you really change the meaning of long understood words without consequences? If you say black but actually mean white, the terms are confu...
Student Protests
March 19, 2018 by Staff
Barbarians at our University Gates
March 16, 2018 by Staff
A remarkable tide of intolerance is increasing at the institution that claims tolerance and civility. I'm talking about our universities. A panel discussion on gender at Portland University was interrupted by protesters who tried to shut it down and dismantle the sound system. At Lewis and Clark University, author Christina Hoff Summers was shut down by angry protesters who took over the...
A Lesson Learned
March 16, 2018 by Brandon Porter
Thousands of students walked out of schools across Kentucky and around the United States on Wednesday, March 14, 2018.  Some of the students walked out to promote stricter laws related to guns, others want increased security in schools, while others are calling for improved help for those suffering from mental illness.  As the protests are being analyzed through many lenses, variou...
LGBT Intolerance
March 15, 2018 by Staff
A survey by GLAAD shows that public attitude toward LGBT Causes is declining. Glenn Stanton says: "If you don't believe that Caitlyn Jenner is a woman, you're the worst kind of hateful. If you think a child deserves a mother and a father, you are a bigot. If you think a gender-dysphoric boy should not be treated as a girl, you're evil. If you think a man sho...

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