Director, Commonwealth Policy Center

A state representative from Louisville is calling on the Kentucky legislature to repeal  a bill that California is protesting. The Kentucky General Assembly passed a law upholding religious freedom for public school students. The law affirms the First Amendment freedoms, but State. Rep. Attica Scott says Kentucky should repeal it in order to avoid economic retaliation from California. Truth is, our state legislators should stand up to California. Kentucky shouldn't be bullied by other states that don’t respect First Amendment principles. California may try to hurt us economically by withholding travel dollars. This means that each of us must do some soul-searching and ask how much do we value our principles? Bottom line: there are some things that are non-negotiable. Freedom of association and religious freedom are two of those things.