PRESERVING RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

The ‘Compromised Three’ Failed Their Constituents

The House of Representatives, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), passed the so-called Equality Act on May 17, 2019. The vote was 236-173. This misguided bill would compromise religious freedom in an effort to perpetuate lies about homosexuality and transgenderism. Eight House Republicans crossed party lines to support the bill. Sadly, three of those Republicans—now known…

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Government Employees Have A Choice

Back in June, the Supreme Court of the United States decided the case of Janus v. AFSCME. In Janus, the Court “barred public-sector labor unions from forcing non-members to pay agency fees.” The decision was a win for social conservatives because it will deprive public-sector labor unions of a significant amount of funds; given that public-sector unions in New…

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Universal Health Care Becomes Campaign Issue

Cynthia Nixon, the left-wing actress and activist challenging Gov. Andrew Cuomo in this year’s Democratic gubernatorial primary, supports a so-called universal health care bill. Unfortunately, Nixon isn’t the only person who supports this bad idea. In fact, the New York State Assembly has passed a universal health care bill every year since 2015 (thankfully, the State Senate…

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Social Conservatives Shouldn’t Have To Hold Their Noses In Senate Election

Sen. Kathy Marchione (R-Halfmoon) recently announced that she would not seek re-election this fall. Sen. Marchione was first elected to represent New York’s 43rd Senate District (which includes Columbia County and portions of Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Washington Counties) in 2012. At that time, then-Saratoga County Clerk Marchione challenged Sen. Roy McDonald in a hard-fought Republican…

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What Would A Senate Democratic Majority Leader Mean For Social Issues?

Recently, it was reported that the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC)—which has been in existence in the New York State Senate since 2011—was reuniting with the rest of the Senate Democratic Conference. Thus far, it appears that the reunification is taking effect. For Democrats, reunification is not the goal; it is merely a step toward the goal. The…

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President Trump’s religious freedom order offers welcome shift in tone

Do you believe in freedom? Most Americans would answer this question “yes.” After all, the desire to be free from an oppressive monarch led to the American Revolution, and liberty is one of the “unalienable rights” mentioned in the Declaration of Independence. In recent years, however, many Americans have grown alarmed by government’s infringements upon…

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Voting Is A Stewardship of Our Liberty

Election Day 2016 is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. In addition to voting for the next President of the United States, eligible voters will elect 34 Members of the U.S. Senate and all 435 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Here in New York, voters will choose one U.S. Senator,…

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