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The Commonwealth Policy Center (CPC) is dedicated to preserving the bedrock values of life, religious liberty, 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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Government Must Protect Human Dignity, Even in Jail

Critics claim that the civil rights of prisoners in the Louisville Metro prison are being violated. One investigation called the prison “woefully inadequate” for keeping inmates safe. They point to the latest prisoner who died from a drug overdose. Altogether, 16...

Colleges Losing their Way

The University of Tennessee will offer a course on the intersectionality of “race, sexuality, and feminism” in Taylor Swift’s songs. There are similar courses at other universities. Russell Sage College in New York announced a new voice modification program for...

Utah Sues TikTok Over the Exploitation of Children

According to Utah’s Governor and Attorney General, children are able to post sexualized performances on TikTok LIVE in exchange for payment from adults. So Utah is taking the popular social media giant to court. Their lawsuit contends that TikTok has not sufficiently...

Latest Opinion Pieces

2024 GOP Primary Election Swayed Socially Conservative

Beshear’s approval rating of 63 percent remains among the highest in the nation. But he has yet to defend his policy positions to the voters. The strong challenge by Daniel Cameron will likely draw down the reservoir of goodwill toward Beshear. Whether he has enough to buoy him to another four year term will be decided on November 7.

A Conflict of Commitments: When Theology Meets U.K. Basketball

Two weeks ago, CPC’s daily radio program The Commonwealth Minute featured a story on Mark Pope, the new Men’s Basketball Coach at the University of Kentucky. Our commentary was intended to be a positive reflection on the moral framework Pope will bring to the program. As a player and coach at other universities, and in recent days as he has begun his new role, Pope has demonstrated a strong and selfless character. The Minute was intended to highlight those achievements and express optimism about the future of Kentucky Basketball, one of the most prominent institutions in our commonwealth.

Red Heifers, Conspiracies, and Hope for Middle East Peace

Hamas’ terroristic assault on Israel appears to have been triggered by more than deep hatred for the Jewish state. Many believe that Israel is plotting to destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque and rebuild the Jewish temple in its place. According to a recent story from CBS News, a group of evangelical Christians and orthodox Jews have cooperated to import red Angus heifers from Texas into the Jewish state. Their motivations are theological: they believe that Biblical prophecy foretells the arrival of these heifers as the first presage of the rebuilding of the Jewish temple, and inaugurates the Second Coming of Christ.