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Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida declared that his state will not provide sanctuary for foreigners in the United States illegally. The Daily Caller reported that the governor promised to sign such a measure when he was campaigning against defeated opponent Andrew Gillum. He fulfilled the promise on Friday when he signed a bill that requires …

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When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Christian baker Jack Phillips (Masterpiece Cakeshop), fellow Christians hoped the decision would also protect other Christian business owners who don’t want to provide services for homosexual “weddings.” But the court narrowly tailored the decision to apply only to Phillips, whom they contended had been treated unfairly …

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After a Christian university rejected a conservative student’s request that Star Parker speak to the students about abortion, Star, the founder and president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, publicly commented on the matter. Hayley Tschetter founded a chapter of Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) at the University of Northwestern-St. Paul (UNW), and …

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We are living in a time of increasing domestic tension. Some of it stems from the presidency of Donald Trump. Another part of it is various advocacy groups on both sides of the political spectrum demanding one cause or another. But nearly totally ignored is how growing government control over our lives, along with the …

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The Mueller Report blowout turned into a bust. What are liberals doing with all that Trump-hate now? We hear the words “impeach” here and there, but the liberal party doesn’t seem to have the heart for it. They sling enough insults, and they love investigating President Donald Trump or anyone connected with him. And they …

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[BCN editor’s update: Jury awards bakery maximum punitive damages, in addition to $11.2 million in compensatory damages.] For those who despair that the rule of law in America is being crushed by liberal fake news, we have encouraging news out of Ohio. A jury has ruled that Oberlin College, one of the nation’s most left-wing …

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Texas governor Greg Abbott recently signed a bill into law to protect the free speech rights of students on college campuses. He also signed a measure that bars city and county governments from funding abortion providers like Planned Parenthood or affiliates. The new law, which goes into effect on September 1, “specifically prevents local governments …

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Black voters had little use for Bernie Sanders when he sought the presidency in 2016. In the South Carolina primary, exit polls showed him winning only 14% of the black vote, while 86% went to Hillary Clinton. The Vermont socialist knows he must up his game with this constituency to have any chance of winning …

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Some deem President Donald Trump so contemptible that it’s morally acceptable, even required, to suspend ordinary rules of civility toward him. I’m not saying Trump should be off limits; no one is, and certainly not the president of the United States. But it’s ironic that the very people who sanctimoniously condemn him for his supposed …

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Governor of Texas Greg Abbott seeks to protect the right of Americans to dissent. He’s prepared to sign a bill into law to protect Christian-owned businesses like Chick-fil-A from government discrimination and penalties for upholding their religious beliefs in how they run their businesses. Sources report that the governor recently signed into law a bill …

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By Donald J. Boudreaux

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By Walter Williams

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By Rev. Derek McCoy, Published in the Heritage Foundation’s Culture Index 2017

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By Tim Bradley

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By Ken Blackwell

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By Thomas Sowell

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By Virginia Walden Ford

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by Thomas Sowell

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Surely murder is a serious subject, which ought to be examined seriously. Instead, it is almost always examined politically in the context of gun control controversies, with stock arguments on both sides that have remained the same for decades. And most of those arguments are irrelevant to the central question: Do tighter gun control laws reduce the murder rate?

That is not an esoteric question, nor one for which no empirical evidence is available. Think about it. We have 50 states, each with its own gun control laws, and many of those laws have gotten either tighter or looser over the years. There must be tons of data that could indicate whether murder rates went up or down when either of these things happened.

But have you ever heard any...

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January 16, 2018 | Star Parker | Syndicated Nationally by Creators


Black women constitute 6 percent of our population, yet they account for 35 percent of abortions. How can Democrats possibly be serving this community by supporting and encouraging this disaster?

This year, as every year, I will be joining the hundreds of thousands who will be arriving in Washington, D.C., for the March for Life. March for Life notes the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, Jan. 22, 1973, which legalized abortion on demand in our country.
The event has taken place every year since 1973 and will continue to take place every year until this disastrous and destructive decision is reversed.
Those who come to Washington express the breadth and depth of the resolve they hold for enshrining respect for the sanctity of life as part of our national culture.
They often brave the hostile elements of winter in our nation's capital. And have also braved many different political climates.
Fortunately, this year, the pro-life political climate has dramatically improved.
Operation Rescue, one the nation's leading activist pro-life Christian organizations, has named President Donald Trump its Pro-Life Person of the Year.
Last October, the House passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. This legislation prohibits abortion after 20 weeks, the point at which it's estimated that the unborn child can feel pain.
Trump has indicated that he is ready to sign the bill into law. In order for this to happen, it must pass the Senate. However, there is considerable doubt that Majority Leader Mitch McConnell can muster the necessary 60 votes, particularly now that the Republican count in the Senate is down to 51.
Nevertheless, the push should be made in the Senate, and there are indications that the vote will take place.
Today's political landscape is characterized by increased partisan polarization, and abortion is no exception.
According to a 2017 Gallup poll, 71 percent of Democrats self-identify as "pro-choice" compared with 36 percent of Republicans — a difference of 35 percentage points. Sixteen years ago, in 2001, the gap between Democrats and Republicans on this issue was 26 points. The 71 percent "pro-choice" figure among Democrats in 2017 was the highest it's been in the last 17 years.
The nation's highest abortion rates are among black and Hispanics, both of whom vote disproportionately for Democrats. So, as in other areas, these minority communities are not getting the leadership they need in the Democratic politicians they vote for.
It's why Republicans should push for floor votes on abortion. It provides an opportunity to push Democrats and raise awareness among their constituents about this issue.
Black women constitute 6 percent of our population, yet they account for 35 percent of abortions. How can Democrats possibly be serving this community by supporting and encouraging this disaster?
It's vital for blacks, and for all Americans, to understand that abortion is not an issue that can be viewed in isolation. Lack of respect for the sanctity of life spills over into other critical areas of human behavior.
Thus it is no accident that the years since the Roe v. Wade decision have been years in which the American family has collapsed.
In 1960, 73 percent of all children were living with two parents in a first marriage. By 2014, this was down to 46 percent.
In 2014, 54 percent of black children were living with a single parent. Seventy-one percent of black babies were born to unwed mothers in 2014 compared with 40 percent in 1960.
Research is overwhelming regarding the centrality of a healthy family structure to success in life. There is little question that the deep issues in black communities today tie to family collapse.
And at the core of that collapse is the absence of reverence for the sanctity of life.
There is no issue more central to our national moral, physical and fiscal health than abortion. And the partisan implications are clear.
Republicans must help lead blacks and Hispanics out of the darkness in which the Democratic Party is holding them hostage.

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By Ryan Scott Bomberger

What is feminism? If you asked people on the street, the most common response is “equality.” Yet at the darkened heart of today’s faux feminism, there is no equality because it is violently hostile to Life. You can dress it up in all the pink banners, euphemisms, and #ShoutYourAbortion tweetfests that you’d like, but the truth can’t be hashtagged over. Without Life, there is no equality.

How many times must we go around this human value merry-go-round? You can’t diminish and destroy any part of the human family and expect humanity to rise. Fannie Lou Hamer understood this. It was why she was so “sick and tired of being sick and tired.” She fought against a society that claimed “land of...

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