Pew’s New Survey Gives Pro-Lifers Some Hope

Recently, the Pew Research Center released a report on a survey of US adults’ opinions on the morality of various issues relating to the unborn. As shown below, about half of the respondents believed abortion was morally wrong, but low percentages claimed embryonic stem cell research and the use of … [Read more...]

Maryland Repeals Capital Punishment: A Positive Step?

Last week, the Maryland legislature repealed capital punishment in favor of life sentences with no parole for the most heinous crimes. This repeal makes Maryland the eighteenth state to ban capital punishment. But for libertarians and other liberty advocates, what could be wrong with capital … [Read more...]

To Speak or Not to Speak about Abortion; That is the Question

During a Fox News interview last Sunday, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) suggested Republicans should “…leave the [abortion] issue alone, when we are in the kind of economic situation and, frankly, national security situation we're in.” It is true that the following issues are competing for Republicans’ … [Read more...]

Dragging Our High Heels: D.C. Drag Queen Race Attracts Thousands

"If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear." –George Orwell The Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets (HDCMS) hosted the 26th annual D.C. High Heel Race in Dupont earlier this month. The event benefited the HDCMS, which promotes small independent … [Read more...]

Arthur Brooks’ Moral Case for Free Enterprise

Some people argue that free enterprise hurts poor people by impeding their opportunities to gain wealth. For instance, according to Occupy Wall Street (OWS), corporations have “perpetuated inequality…in the workplace” and “consistently outsourced labor…to cut workers’ healthcare and pay.” If OWS’ … [Read more...]

Centro Tepeyac: Pro-Lifers’ First Amendment Martyr?

The First Amendment: Congress shall make no law...abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble... On February 2, 2010, the Montgomery County (Mo Co) Council in Maryland commanded Centro Tepeyac and other area pro-life centers to "post at least 1 … [Read more...]

Linking Economic Freedom and Moral Obedience

Most Americans vote according to economic considerations and not such social issues as protecting the unborn and marriage. The famous 1992 campaign slogan “It’s the economy, stupid!” still accurately describes most Americans’ voting habits. However, what most Americans fail to realize is that … [Read more...]