To restore limited government, fiscal responsibility, and accountable representation through citizen activism and education, in order to preserve the Constitution for the United States of America.
“If men … give up any essential natural right, the eternal law of reason and the great end of society, would absolutely vacate such renunciation; the right to freedom being the gift of God Almighty, it is not in the power of Man to alienate this gift, and voluntarily become a slave.”
Samuel Adams, Rights of the Colonists, 1772
LETTER: McMillin Says RFRA Protects Rights Of All Hoosiers
A letter submitted by Indiana State Rep. Jud McMillin (R-Brookville)
At the Statehouse, often times we have passionate conversations and intense debates. We also receive input from countless Hoosiers about the legislation being discussed, which is great –as our citizen Legislature needs as much input as possible. However, in order for this institution to function, it is important that people receive accurate information on which to base their opinions on.
Recently, Senate Enrolled Act 101, known as the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), was passed by the General Assembly and signed into law by the governor. Almost immediately after this bill was first introduced, misinformation clouded both sides of this issue, suffocating the truth. This distortion of facts works to divide rather than unite us, and regrettably, can even prevent good public policy from passing. That is why, I would like to take this opportunity to clear up some of the confusion surrounding this legislation and provide some clarity on what this law will do and alternatively, what it will not doc. But first, it is important to know a little background about RFRA. Continue reading
GOP Measure Would Allow States To Opt Out of EPA Power-Plant Rule
Washinton Examiner BY Zack Colman | March 24, 2015 | 12:40 PM
“We’re hoping for a vote this week, but nothing is locked in,” Portman spokeswoman Caitlin…
Senate Republicans are pushing a budget amendment that would allow states to opt out of a proposed emissions rule for existing power plants.
Under the measure from Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, which was filed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., state governors or legislatures could choose not to comply with the proposed Environmental Protection Agency regulation if they determine the policy would cause economic harm to low or fixed-income families, introduce electric reliability problems and a handful of other reasons. continue reading
Proposed Student Data Privacy Bill Does Little To Protect Privacy (update)
By Valerie Strauss March 23
Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) is one of the sponsors of the new House student data privacy bill. (David Zalubowski/AP)
(Update: legislators did not introduce legislation on Monday as planned).
Two U.S. legislators are set to introduce a bill in the House that they say is aimed at limiting the way education technology companies can use data that they collect about students from kindergarten through the 12th grade. It’s called the Student Digital Privacy and Parental Rights Act, and its chief sponsors say it is meant to address a growing concern among students, parents and educators about the use of the oceans of data being collected about America’s young people. But a new analysis of the legislation, which you can read below, concludes that it doesn’t do much to protect the privacy continue reading
Protection of Religious Freedom Passes Indiana House
American Family Association of Indiana; March 23, 2015
Good news from the Indiana legislature! The Indiana House just passed Senate Bill 101 with an even larger number of votes than it had last week during consideration of floor amendments.
SB 101 is a protection of religious freedom, freedom of conscience and religious practice bill for people of all faiths, from government hostility. It elevates our religious liberties continue readin
It Happened in March
This month, we wanted to hi-light two March “firsts” from American history that center on presidential appointments.
On March 22, 1790, Thomas Jefferson began serving as America’s first Secretary of State under the Constitution. This appointment had been made by President George Washington and approved by the U. S. Senate continue reading
Because of Amnesty, the IRS Will Now Perform a Special Favor for Illegals that Will Cost You Big Time
American Prosperity News Network
Just like like the God-awful Affordable Care Act, Obama’s Executive Order to give millions of illegals amnesty is packed full of hidden surprises. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen only recently told Congress illegals would not be getting refunds. But in what seems to be an unexpected “change of mind,” he informed Congress the opposite is true. continue reading
The Conservative Problem With the Latest Version of No Child Left Behind
This week, the House of Representatives will vote on an ambitious rewrite of the No Child Left Behind Act, which is the most far-reaching K-12 federal education law ever created. continue reading
ACTION ALERT: STOP HR 5
Parents Against Common Core
U. S. Congressional Leadership Is Bull-Rushing Through HR5, the 600 Page Reauthorization of No Child Left Behind (rebranded the “Student Success Act”)
The House votes this week. Call your Representative and call the Speaker of the House and tell them to vote “NO” on HR 5! 202-224-3121.
Below are just a few of the problems.
1. HR5 Denigrates Parental Rights and Seizes State Sovereignty continue reading
Governor Pence takes a stand for freedom and local control of education
Heather Crossin • February 18, 2015 • Hoosiers Against Common Core
Last week, Governor Pence took a stand for restoring freedom and local control to Indiana schools, when he chose to publicly support Senator Schneider’s “Freedom in Testing” bill, SB470. continue reading
Who Should We Trust, Parents or the State?
American Family Association of Indiana February 23, 2015; 9:00 a.m
There is a disturbing bill concerning vaccination policy in the Indiana House of Representatives. House Bill 1359 passed the Health Committee last week. It is unacceptable as written. Continue reading
Muslim Brotherhood Makes Major Move INSIDE the United States
Conservative Tribune – January 16, 2015
There may be a chilling political movement happening within the United States. A recent report indicates that radical-leaning Islamic groups may be planning to use America’s own political system to push the country toward a takeover by Shariah law. The respected financial news source Investor’s Business Daily revealed that the Muslim Brotherhood is working to build a political party and organize Muslims to influence U.S. elections. Continue reading
It All Rests With This Generation
By Homeland Chief Jay Johnson
The recent six page memo concerning immigration by Homeland Chief Jay Johnson needs to be thoroughly evaluated. The memo grants amnesty to any illegal alien who has been here as of January 1, 2014. So it’s not just the five million no faults the president talked about in his executive order speech. It’s absolutely everybody who has been in this country illegally from 1986 to January 1, 2014. There is no way to know for certain just how many millions are here illegally. It could be 15, 20 or 30 million. The border has been wide open for 29 years so there’s no telling how many. Continue Reading