Sports Gambling Bill Passes Committee

Gambling expansion has been pushed for decades but now it has widespread bi-partisan support. HB 137 would legalize betting on college and pro-sports. It would also legalize online poker through the Kentucky lottery. The bill passed out of committee last week and...

Legislation Could Limit Faith-Based Counselors

The Kentucky state legislature is considering a bill banning conversion therapy. This is a controversial technique where counselors employ abusive practices to force change on those struggling with various sexual orientations.  The bills prohibit state licensed...

U.S. Senate Holds Impeachment Trial

The impeachment trial of Pres. Trump is underway. It’s only the third time in our history that a president has been impeached. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell believes its more a political maneuver by Democrats than a fact-based case against the president....

Methodist Schism

The United Methodist church is facing a split. The denomination has argued amongst itself for years regarding the ordination of homosexuals and affirmation of homosexual marriage. On January 3, United Methodist Church leaders proposed to divide the denomination into...

Sanctuary Cities Bill

The Kentucky State Senate’s number one bill is to ban sanctuary cities in the Commonwealth. This is in response to some larger cities and states that refuse to work with federal officials to uphold immigration policies. SB 1 requires any Kentucky city or law...

Roe v. Wade

Today, is the 47th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v Wade decision. In 1973, the court legalized abortion on demand for any reason all the way through the ninth month of pregnancy. Critics call Roe v Wade a ruling without legal precedent that has...

CPC’s 2020 Bill Watch

The Commonwealth Policy Center had the privilage of working on two of the pro-life pieces of legislation passed in the last legislative session. In 2020, CPC is going to target the following pieces of legislation as we work alongside the KY House and Senate: ☑ Pass...

Kentucky Child Abuse Ranks #1

In 2019, Kentucky ranked number one in child abuse reports in the nation. According to a report by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Children’s Bureau “Child Maltreatment 2017,” the commonwealth reported 22 out of every 1,000 children are abused. This...

Bevin’s Pardons Addressed

When former Gov. Matt Bevin pardoned and commuted sentences for hundreds of Kentuckians he created a firestorm. Details of a few cases involving murder and child sexual assault were especially egregious. Now, several Kentucky lawmakers have responded to the pardons by...

Nick Sandman Vindicated

Remember the news reports of the Northern Kentucky student who was supposedly taunting a native American at a rally in Washington D.C. last year? Well, not only was the accusation against Covington Catholic student Nick Sandman untrue, it ended up costing CNN for...

University of Kansas Offers Controversial Course

The conservative college watchdog organization Campus Reform brings attention to what’s going on at our institutions of higher learning, particularly when it comes to wasteful spending, questionable course offerings, or unfair treatment in the classroom. They...

Second Amendment Wave Sweeps Commonwealth

An interesting phenomenon is sweeping the Commonwealth. It’s a move by local governments to pass resolutions affirming Second Amendment rights of citizens to keep and bear arms. The Trigg County Fiscal Court was one of the latest county governments to approve...

Kentucky Constitutional officers Inaugurated

Last week, Kentucky’s constitutional officers were sworn into office. Gov. Andy Beshear kicked off the event and struck a conciliatory tone. He talked about elevating respect and civility. He also referenced the Golden Rule and the second great commandment to...

THE LEFT’S CAMPAIGN OF INTIMIDATION

The other day I received a postcard that said the Commonwealth Policy Center was on a website called Who’s Funding Hate? The California-based group called Unite Here essentially says you’re a hate group if you believe that marriage is between a man and woman. So it...

AOC’S NEW POVERTY-FIGHTING PROGRAM

New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is proposing new poverty-fighting programs which include an expansion of Medicaid to illegal immigrants. Her plan is called “A Just Society,” and it would increase the federal poverty line and expand benefits to include...

CHANGING DEFINITION OF WOMAN?

The Oxford Dictionary is being challenged to change the definition of woman. An online petition is being circulated that is pressuring Oxford Dictionary to broaden the definition of woman. Signatories want Oxford University Press to “eliminate all phrases and...

GENDER EXTREMISM

There’s a new term today: gender extremism. This is an ideology that teaches that human beings can change their gender at will and that society must agree with a person’s extreme choices. The conflict is over forcing the rest of society to agree and accommodate an...

SHOULD THE BIBLE BE TAUGHT IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS?

In 2017, a bill passed the legislature that allowed teaching the Bible as an elective course. It’s been argued that the Bible is the single most influential book upon Western civilization. And in order for young people to understand our foundations, they must...

Politics isn’t Everything

French philosopher Jacques Ellul warned about making everything political. He called this the “political illusion”—the belief that most of our problems are political and therefore require political solutions. Truth is, not everything is political, nor does it have a...

SUGGESTIONS FOR A BETTER NEW YEAR

The beginning of a New Year is a great time to take inventory on the last year and ask yourself how you can make the upcoming year even better. Here are a few suggestions: Love more. Complain less. Don’t blame but rather ask: “how can I help?” or...