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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

Sex-selection abortion
February 16, 2018 by Staff
A government report out of India shows there are 63 million missing girls. No, they weren't kidnapped. They've been aborted simply because they were female. Males are more highly valued in India and it's leading to a gender imbalance that is becoming quite evident. This tragedy isn't unique to India. According to the United Nations Population Fund, 117 million women are "...
Legislation Dealing with Immorality
February 15, 2018 by Staff
Over 400 bills have been proposed in the Kentucky General Assembly this year and there's an interesting thread that runs through many of the high-profile bills. Here are a few issues they address: the opioid crisis, human trafficking, child abuse, revenge porn, sexual harassment, sexually transmitted disease education and and suicide prevention. You may notice a trend. The laws point to ...
Valentines Day
February 14, 2018 by Staff
Well men, if you haven't gotten chocolates and flowers for your wife, there's still time to do so. In case you forgot, it's Valentine’s Day today. Did you know that this holiday is named after an actual person who was persecuted by the Roman Emperor Claudius? Actually, there were three Valentines martyred for the faith. Even while its uncertain which Valentine we celebrate,...
Gambling to Save the Pension
February 13, 2018 by Staff
Kentucky's pension system is broken. So how should it be fixed? According to 13 Republican House members, casinos are the answer.  They're saying that all of the revenue would go to the state pension fund. Somehow we're made to believe that the pension crisis justifies this controversial bill. Never mind that casinos promise pie in the sky but deliver crumbs to the state'...
God is there in the Good and Bad
February 12, 2018 by Staff
Philadelphia is basking in its first Super Bowl victory and fans are rejoicing and celebrating. This contrasts with a very different emotion experienced by a Kentucky community gripped by tragedy. I'm talking about Marshall County, where 14 students were shot and two were killed by a fellow student. Yet, in the midst of the two very different events something similar is happening. Both e...
Gambling to Save the State Pension
February 12, 2018 by Richard Nelson
If enticement is inherent to gambling, then the lure of easy fixes to complex state problems is the curse of legislators. Such is the case with the latest proposal to amend the Kentucky Constitution to legalize casinos. The question posed by HB 229 is straightforward: "Are you in favor of amending the Kentucky Constitution to allow the General Assembly to permit casino gaming...
Changing the Culture
February 9, 2018 by Staff
Have you ever been discouraged over the news and felt helpless that there's nothing you can do to change things?  You may be just one person but there are things you can do. In fact, there are things each of us can do and it begins with small and deliberate decisions we make every day. Change begins by loving God and loving our neighbors. Change begins when we infuse our lives with ...
Revenge Porn Bill
February 8, 2018 by Staff
Some policy issues are tough to talk about in public. Pornography is one of those issues. It's the 800 pound gorilla in the room. But headlines dealing with porn confront us on a daily basis. The latest news is from the Kentucky State House which is seeking to criminalize what is known as “revenge porn.” This is the online posting of sexually explicit images without consent.&...

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