Courts

Diane Robertson Monday morning in the west, we awoke to the good news that the Supreme Court actually sided with Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood!! These companies and other companies that can show “closely held” religious beliefs can opt out of the HHS contraceptive mandate. A...

Kristi Kane     What are two rights of everyone living in the United States? Freedom of expression, freedom of speech, freedom of     assembly, freedom to petition the government,        freedom to     worship, the right to bear arms. What do we show loyalty to when we...

Roseann Salanitri on June 25, 2014 in Faith & Family,   Last year I wrote an article entitled “Resurrecting Sodom”[i]. In it I chronicled seven events in our nation’s history that I believed were leading us down a path that would end at Sodom’s front door. The advent of Common Core...

Diane Robertson We live in an age of entitlement. People believe they are owed things by the government or others. Unfortunately, we live in an age where the government typically agrees with this attitude of entitlement. Regardless of the desires and convictions of anyone else, many...

Diane Robertson President Obama announced plans Monday to sign an executive order that would add homosexuality and transgender as a protected class for the employees of federal contractors. With ENDA stalled in the House, the President decided to act unilaterally to make this part of the law....

Kristi Kane Two weeks ago, I wrote my first blog on Civics 101.  It consisted of the first 25 questions (out of 100), for the “Civics flash cards for the naturalization test.” In today’s blog, you will be quizzed on questions 26-50.  People who would like...

Rebecca Mallory Do you think Alice Cooper was forewarning us about Common Core with that annoying song, incessantly repeated every May by school kids across the fruited plain? I wonder how our parents would have reacted when they yelled at us to, "Turn that horrid music...

Diane Robertson Just how far will government and government agencies go to enforce complete acceptance of gay marriage from everyone? The story of the Washington State based florist, Barronelle Stutzman illustrates the measures taken to enforce someone to accept and participate in gay marriage. In March of...

Diane Robertson Last June the Supreme Court made two rulings on same sex marriage : United States  v. Windsor (DOMA) , and  Hollingsworth v. Perry (Proposition 8). In the case of DOMA, the Supreme Court ruled that the US government could not withhold federal benefits from...

Kristi Kane The United States is a melting pot. I learned that years ago in United States History class. We have immigrants from just about every country in the world. Most are from Europe (like my ancestors), some are from Africa, some from Central and South...