Reinforcing the Commonwealth’s
Founding Principles
Renewing the Commonwealth’s
Future Promise

Welcome to the Commonwealth Policy Center

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.

Candidate Training CD


The Commonwealth Matters

The Commonwealth Matters is a half-hour weekly podcast that features interviews with state leaders and reaction on important and relevant issues. The program is aired in Bowling Green, Owensboro, Paducah, Mayfield, Ashland, Prestonsburg, and Hazard.

Richard Nelson has appeared on programs on Christian television stations all across Kentucky and is a regular host on WNKJ in Hopkinsville and a monthly guest on WRUS in Russellville.

Pastor Ron Hicks, of Henderson Memorial Baptist Church, is a regular contributor to The Commonwealth Matters as they consider social issues from a Biblical perspective.

Richard Nelson

Richard Nelson

Director Commonwealth Policy Center

From the Blog


Our First Amendment freedom of speech–the right to speak on political, social, and religious issues without fear of reprisal–is a freedom that we sometimes take for granted, especially younger generations. According to a recent survey by the Foundation for Individual...


According to a Pew Forum Survey a few years ago 76 percent of Kentuckians identify as Christians. Roughly half (49 percent) identify as evangelical. One of the challenges for many Kentuckians is how their personal faith relates to the culture around them. There's also...

Careful With Your Words

Have you ever said something that as soon as the words left your mouth you regretted saying it? It's likely happened to all of us at one time or another. Our words have tremendous power. They can build up or they can tear down. They can be used with a tone of love and...

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