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A True Blue Congress

by Worth Loving

March 14, 2019

Without a doubt, life, family, and religious freedom are under an unprecedented all-out assault in our nation. Many left-leaning states are following New York’s lead and further undermining the right to life. Others are embracing various aspects of the radical transgender agenda by forcing it on schools, businesses, and non-profit organizations. And, the fundamental building block of any successful society—the family—is under vicious attack from all fronts.

Despite that reality, Congress is actually more pro-life, pro-family, and pro-religious freedom than ever before. Each year, FRC Action releases our congressional scorecard, grading members of Congress on how they vote on a number of bills, nominations, and resolutions related to our core issues of faith, family, and freedom. Members who score 100 percent are named our “True Blue” members and invited to receive an award at our annual reception on Capitol Hill. Our most recent scorecard included votes on the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, judicial nominees, and Planned Parenthood, among others.

This year, we set a record for the most True Blue members of Congress ever. A record 276 members of the House and the Senate received a True Blue award for their 100 percent rating on our congressional scorecard. That’s over half of Congress that stands 100 percent for life, family, and religious freedom! On February 28, many of these members joined us at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington, D.C. for our annual True Blue reception. Each member had the chance to receive an award and speak with our president, Tony Perkins. FRC Action staff also had the opportunity to talk to each member and thank them for standing with us on the foundational values of life, family, and religious freedom.

At a time when life, family, and religious freedom are being ferociously attacked, it’s refreshing to see so many members of Congress who are 100 percent committed to standing with us and fighting every day for the unborn, the family, and the persecuted. This is further evidence that our election efforts each year are paying off! Check out our scorecard to see if your members of Congress support faith, family, and freedom. If not, contact them and tell them to start standing for our shared values right away. Also, check out our Twitter page to see what our True Blue members had to say about the work of FRC Action and about standing for life, family, and religious liberty at such an important time in our nation’s history.

Constitutionalism of John Kasich

by Rob Schwarzwalder

August 31, 2015

I’ve said the (Supreme) Court has ruled and ‎I said we’ll accept it.” These were the words of Ohio Gov. John Kasich at last night’s GOP presidential debate concerning the recent Supreme Court decision on same-sex “marriage.” This statement is wrong in so many ways. The Supreme Court has no constitutional authority to create rights or, through the judicial process, enact law or eviscerate the Tenth Amendment. That’s what it did in its recent ruling on homosexual unions. Do we just accept it? We did not “accept” Dred Scott or Plessy v. Ferguson‎. We do not accept Roe v. Wade (or do you, Gov. Kasich? Your reasoning last night implies you do). For the sake of children who need a mom and a dad and for the sake of the culture they will inhabit and later shape, conservatives do not accept Obergefell. The Supreme Court is a judicial body - it calls balls and strikes according to its rule book, the Constitution. At least that’s what the “rule book” that constitutes the Court itself says. Those who sit on the highest bench are not a despotism of nine.  Gov. Kasich’s desire to get social contention behind us shows either a profound ignorance of the cultural, religious, and political nexus located in the same-sex marriage/gay “rights” battle or a sweet but naive interest in ameliorating a conflict that is hardly over. And his view of the Court’s role is, if taken at face value, not just troubling but dangerous for the continuance of constitutional government.

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by Matt Carpenter (Aug. 6, 2019)

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