North Carolina Hammers Back: You Can’t Touch This Law

Apr 19, 2016 by

by Tony Perkins, FRC: It’s amazing with technology like ours that people still refuse to take a few minutes to read for themselves a bill like North Carolina’s. With the facts just a click away, there’s no excuse for the liberal media to continue misrepresenting H.B. 2. Yet that’s exactly what they’re doing — almost a month after Governor Pat McCrory (R-N.C.) signed the bill into law. Unfortunately, the truth about the measure — that it gives...

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Democratic Civilisation or Judicial Supremacy?

Mar 30, 2016 by

by David Green, Civitas: How should our laws be made and where does final power lie? This question has grown increasingly salient in recent years as the judiciary has pitted itself against Parliament in a series of harmful and absurd rulings. Many of these confrontations have revolved around the Human Rights Act, but far more is at stake. Under our constitution, the legal sovereignty of Parliament ensures that the people themselves are the ultimate political sovereign. When members of the...

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It shouldn’t be a crime to be a bad parent

Mar 16, 2016 by

By Jon Holbrook, Spiked online: The criminal law is powerful: breach it and you can lose your liberty. In a parenting context: breach it and your children can also be taken into care. So, it is a cardinal principle of a free society that criminal law is restricted to dealing only with behaviour that should properly be criminalised. Yet by expanding the offence of child cruelty to embrace emotional harm, the UK government’s so-called Cinderella Law will criminalise many aspects of normal family...

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Head of Christian charity warns of ‘looming disaster’ due to ageing populations and low birth rates

Jan 9, 2016 by

By Ruth Gledhill, Christian Today: The head of a leading Christian charity has warned of “looming disaster” in Europe due to ageing populations and a low birth rate. Nola Leach of Care was speaking to Christian Today after it was revealed that a scheme that allows members of the public to petition for new EU laws could be abandoned, because the public keeps asking for the wrong sorts of laws. The European Citizens’ Initiative is to be reviewed after a petition for a law to...

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EU initiative to allow the public to put forward petitions for new laws to be reviewed after campaign to oppose gay marriage received one million signatures

Jan 8, 2016 by

By John Stevens, Mailonline: A scheme allowing the public to put forward new EU laws is being reviewed after a campaign to define marriage as between a man and a woman. The European Citizens’ Initiative was supposed to boost democracy by forcing the European Commission to examine proposals that were backed by more than a million signatures. But Brussels officials have been accused of failing to recognise the whole point of the scheme after they complained the public were proposing the wrong...

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Why I want Wednesday’s Spending Review to have families at its heart

Nov 23, 2015 by

By David Burrowes MP, Conservative Home: Back in June, I wrote a piece for Conservative Home arguing that family policy must be the litmus test of success for this Government. The Conservative Party is the only party that truly recognises that a strong society needs strong families, not a strong state. The Government showed its clear intent when, just over a year ago, it published the Family Test. The Prime Minister’s aim was for “every Government department to be held to account for the...

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