And the Nominee is ...
LFF Commentary | July 2018

Last night, President Donald Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. Louisiana Family Forum (LFF) President, Gene Mills, reminds us that under the U.S. Constitution, the judicial branch of government does not make policy. Unfortunately, the U.S. Supreme Court has taken on this role for decades. Our nation was never intended to be an oligarchy of justices rewriting the Constitution and legislating from the bench. It’s just plain civics.

Mills states, "I am hopeful that, with this nomination, the highest Court in the land will lead the way for all federal courts to return to the purpose intended by our founders – to uphold the text of the Constitution and say what the law is, not what it should be."

Judge Kavanaugh’s record indicates that he would be a justice who would look to the text of the Constitution and rule accordingly. Already, those who want an activist judiciary that makes law have started a campaign to attack Kavanaugh. We need to set aside speculation and focus on the nominee’s legal credentials and judicial philosophy. This is a moment for civility, not mean-spirited attacks.

National Review calls Kavanaugh a worthy pick. While ADF does not take a position on the merits of Supreme Court nominees, Michael Farris, President of Alliance Defending Freedom gives us a quick rundown about Judge Kavanaugh. Finally, Family Research Council President, Tony Perkins, welcomes Kavanaugh as the Supreme Court pick. You can also click here to read Kavanaugh's SCOTUS profile.

 

A Summer Challenge!
With a World View!
LFF Commentary | July 2018

2018 LFF Summer Challenge

Team LFF has been very busy so far this year with 45 wins at the state legislature, 3 of which were huge victories: passing a ban on abortion after 15 weeks, protecting campus free speech, and stopping the Harrah’s casino contract extension deal.  Rest assured, we have no plans of slowing down. Our team left it all on the field as we made your voice known loud and clear at the State Capitol. But, we need your help to keep fighting the good fight. We have launched our Summer Challenge so that we can refill our reservoirs and continue seeing these victories throughout the year and into 2019! To do this, we need to raise $25,000 in new support this summer. We are forever grateful for each of you sharing in LFF’s mission and we ask that you consider making a tax-deductible gift to LFF today!

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Speaking of the Legislature
Jeremy Alford - BR Business Report | July 2018

The legislature held forth from Baton Rouge for five consecutive months this calendar year, from February 19 to June 24. Throughout the Memorial Day and Easter holidays and as most families were taking summer vacations, Louisiana’s senators and representatives holed up inside the Capitol for three special sessions and one regular session.

It wasn’t exactly hard labor, but it wasn’t a cakewalk, either. There were brief breaks taken between each session, amounting to 29 policymaking-free days. The other 96 days in question were another issue, which Rep. Kenny Cox, D-Natchitoches, summed up quite nicely back in February, during the opening days of 2018’s first session.

“Last time I checked, we broke — like broke-broke,” Cox said during a budget debate, directing his comments to Matthew Block, the governor’s executive counsel.

Block responded, “We’re working on that.”

And work the Capitol class did. The atmosphere made lawmakers, lobbyists, reporters, press flacks, department hands, pages, consultants and everyone else in the Capitol’s orbit a cranky, impatient and increasingly skeptical mess.

Continue reading to find out what several others had to say!

 

So, You Think You Are Tolerant?
Prager U | July 2018

Are you tolerant? You probably think so. But who is tolerant in America today? Is it those on the left, or those on the right?

Tolerance is a word we hear a lot these days. So, let’s define it.

Tolerance is “the ability to live with people whose opinions and behavior you don’t agree with.” That’s essentially how Oxford defines it, how Merriam-Webster defines it, and how we, as a society, have always defined it.

Whatever differences we have, tolerating others’ opinions is a prerequisite to a functioning and free society.

Here’s the thing: those who only tolerate people they agree with or like… aren’t actually tolerant.

 
 
"Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!"—George Washington
 

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