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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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Planned Parenthood Closes in Nashville
December 17, 2018 by Staff
Nashville's last remaining abortion clinic has closed. Planned Parenthood of Tennessee and Nort...
Giving the Right Things
December 14, 2018 by Staff
The National Retail Federation, projects holiday retail sales in November and December will be between $717.45 billion to $720.89 billion That's a lot of cookie dough! Giving gifts are part of the Christmas tradition but when our spending gets out of hand, we can easily lose sight of what Christmas is about. Instead of mindless purchasing, why not donate to a charitable organization...
Will More Gambling Solve Kentucky's Problems?
December 13, 2018 by Staff
The 2019 legislative session is just weeks away and a couple of bills proposed to solve Kentucky's financial problems.  State Rep. Dennis Keene has introduced a bill to legalize wagering on professional and college sports. State Senator Julian Carroll introduced a similar bill in the Senate. But consider that compared to other states Kentucky doesn't rank as well as other states...
Deadly Camp Fire
December 12, 2018 by Staff
Paradise, California has been nearly destroyed. The deadliest fire in California history took 85 lives, destroyed 14,000 homes and structures and left 153,336 acres of woodland charred. Paradise became a picture of hell on earth. The heat and flames, acrid smoke and destruction left in the fire's wake was a kind of evil most only see in the movies. Some are quick to blame global climate ...
Christmas Isn't Merry for Everyone
December 11, 2018 by Staff
The picture of Christmas is one of good cheer: family and friends surrounding a dinner table, presents being exchanged— good feelings all around. But this isn't the case for everyone. Some will have no families to celebrate with and others have such painful family memories that such gatherings, if they happen at all, are difficult. There might even be someone missing at this year&#...
Fairness in Somerset?
December 10, 2018 by Staff
The Eastern Kentucky city of Somerset is updating its human rights ordinance to elevate sexual orientation and gender identity to civil right status. The goal is to protect those in the LGBT community from unjust discrimination. They're called fairness laws but the application of the law is often unfair and has been used to criminalize religious convictions about human sexuality.  S...
Paducah Repeals Profanity Law
December 7, 2018 by Staff
Public profanity seems to be on the rise but if you're living in the West Kentucky City of Paducah, you may be hearing more of it. That's because the Paducah City Commission is repealing a 50-year old law that restricts profanity within the city. This is on the heals of a Kentucky Supreme Court ruling from February 2017 that says government can't, "restrict expression becaus...
Climate Change Report
December 6, 2018 by Staff
13 federal government agencies released a report with dire warnings about climate change. The report concludes that extreme hot weather is getting more common, and cold weather more rare; That sea levels will continue to rise and that forest fires will intensify. Climate change has been a contentious issue which raises questions and tempers. How much is caused by mankind? And how much occurs...

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