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The Commonwealth Policy Center (CPC) is dedicated to preserving the bedrock values of life, marriage and fiscal responsibility in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. It affirms as stated in the Kentucky Constitution that our civil, political and religious liberties come from God. To that end, it seeks to educate the general public, work for sound public policies, and influence elections on behalf of conservative candidates.

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Opinion & Blog

Barbarians at our University Gates
March 16, 2018 by Staff
A remarkable tide of intolerance is increasing at the institution that claims tolerance and civility. I'm talking about our universities. A panel discussion on gender at Portland University was interrupted by protesters who tried to shut it down and dismantle the sound system. At Lewis and Clark University, author Christina Hoff Summers was shut down by angry protesters who took over the...
A Lesson Learned
March 16, 2018 by Brandon Porter
Thousands of students walked out of schools across Kentucky and around the United States on Wednesday, March 14, 2018.  Some of the students walked out to promote stricter laws related to guns, others want increased security in schools, while others are calling for improved help for those suffering from mental illness.  As the protests are being analyzed through many lenses, variou...
LGBT Intolerance
March 15, 2018 by Staff
A survey by GLAAD shows that public attitude toward LGBT Causes is declining. Glenn Stanton says: "If you don't believe that Caitlyn Jenner is a woman, you're the worst kind of hateful. If you think a child deserves a mother and a father, you are a bigot. If you think a gender-dysphoric boy should not be treated as a girl, you're evil. If you think a man sho...
Pro-life Kentucky
March 14, 2018 by Staff
There are few pieces of legislation as life-altering and impactful as those bills that protect innocent human life. And this General Assembly session has seen its share of such proposals. There's a bill to restrict chemical abortions. One would ban abortions after 11 weeks and stop dismemberment abortions. Another would ban the targeting of unborn children with Downs Syndrome. Now, a few...
To Stop Violence, Bring Dad into the picture
March 13, 2018 by Staff
In the wake of school shootings there is a call to restrict gun access. But does this really get to the heart of the problem? Most mass shootings are perpetrated by young males without a father in their lives. Author Warren Farrell said “Without dads as role models, boys’ testosterone is not well channeled. The boy experiences a sense of purposelessness, a lack of boundary enforc...
Without Remorse
March 12, 2018 by Staff
Gabe Parker was described as cold, callous and “shockingly calm” in an interview with Kentucky State Police after he was apprehended for killing two of his classmates and wounding 14 others at Marshall County High School. The 16-year old red-headed kid with glasses looks boyish and harmless but his merciless actions betrayed something that went terribly wrong in his soul. Parker ...
White House Hosts Opioid Summit
March 9, 2018 by Staff
Top leaders from across the country convened at the White House last week for an opioid summit and talked about ways to combat the deadly scourge which claimed more than 42,000 lives in 2016.That's an average of 115 deaths every day. The conference covered various aspects of the crisis including prevention, treatment, recovery, and law enforcement. President Trump said his priority will ...
Foster Care Reform on the Way
March 8, 2018 by Staff
Kentucky has too many kids in foster care. In fact, there are 8600 kids who aren't in permanent homes. That's why the state legislature made major changes to streamline the adoption process. The bill relieves social workers of burdensome paper work and forces the state to act quicker on behalf of children. Grandparents who are caring for grandchildren are given more rights in court a...

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