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Capitol Hill Brief — The Gift of Liberty

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Where does liberty come from? Think slowly and carefully about it. The answer has far-reaching implications for our relationship to government.

There is a quote inscribed on the wall at the Jefferson Memorial here in Washington, D.C., that always stirs my heart and helps me reflect on the issue.  Thomas Jefferson said:

God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God?

He went on:

Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that his justice cannot sleep forever.

There is the key to America’s freedom and liberty — and it is the gift of God!


This week marks 16 years since the September 11 terrorist attacks. As we remember those who lost their lives, let’s strengthen our resolve in the fight for freedom. Visit www.CapitolHillBrief.org to stand for freedom today. If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.

 

Capitol Hill Brief — Blue Slips

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One of the biggest reasons for Trumps surprising victory was his commitment to appointing constitutional judges.  President Trump has done as promised, but Democrats are vowing to stop him.

But how can they do that, you may ask, when Republicans have the majority in the Senate?

Well, some leftists are advocating for the misuse of what is known as “blue slips” to block the process of confirmation. “Blue slips” are a sort of sign-off that a home state senator of a nominee have been traditionally allowed to have.  A nomination is usually held off until both home state senators return their “blue slips.”

This sort of abuse of traditional rules reminds us why we must remain engaged in this fight.


Our elected officials must ensure that Biblical values remain protected in America. Please visit www.CapitolHillBrief.org today, and sign our open letter to President Trump to let him know you support Judeo-Christian values. If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.

 

Capitol Hill Brief — The Left Vows to Fight

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The left depends on judges legislating from the bench to advance their causes. Because when the issues are left to the American people, they usually lose.

That is why President Trump’s appointment of constitutional judges, who refuse to legislate from the bench and distort the law to bring about so-called progress, is a great threat to their agenda.

Daniel Goldberg, legal director of the leftist Alliance for Justice, said Trump’s appointments are “disturbing,” vowing to fight against them.

And Sasha Buchert, a staff attorney for Lambda Legal, says, they are “confident [their] work will … result in some of these dangerous nominees going down.”

That’s why we must support President Trump and the Senate in the appointment of judges.


Our elected officials must ensure that Biblical values remain protected in America. Please visit www.CapitolHillBrief.org today, and sign our open letter to President Trump to let him know you support Judeo-Christian values. If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.

 

Capitol Hill Brief — Trump Has Earned Our Trust on Judges

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If you listen to Janet’s program, then you know about President Trump’s stupendous appointment of Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court.  We’re just beginning to reap the benefits of Gorsuch’s sound mind and clear constitutional judicial philosophy.

But he’s not the only good judicial appointment President Trumps has made.  To his credit, the president has surpassed everyone’s expectations. From Judge Amul Thapar and John Bush to the 6th Circuit to the excellent appointment of Judge Kevin Newsom to the 11th Circuit, President Trump has been disciplined and focused on the appointment of judges, and he should be praised for it.

There is much work to be done, to be sure. But he’s earned our trust in this area.

We must continue to support him on his nominations.


Our elected officials must ensure that Biblical values remain protected in America. Please visit www.CapitolHillBrief.org today, and sign our open letter to President Trump to let him know you support Judeo-Christian values. If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.

Capitol Hill Brief — Support Trump on Judges

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Did you know that President Trump has made more judicial nominations at this point than Obama, Clinton, and Reagan combined?  That’s right.  The media wouldn’t tell you that, but the president’s doing excellent work in this area, and the impact will be lasting.

Remember many of these judicial appointments are for life, and these judges, who have promise to abide by the constitution instead of legislating from the bench, will remain on the bench well beyond the president’s time in office.

These are judges who will protect religious liberty and respect life.  Judges that will be impartial, instead of showing favoritism for progressive groups.  Judges that will protect free speech.

We must continue to support the president judicial appointments.


Our elected officials must ensure that Biblical values remain protected in America. Please visit www.CapitolHillBrief.org today, and sign our open letter to President Trump to let him know you support Judeo-Christian values. If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.

 

Capitol Hill Brief — This Persistence Summer

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As you’ve probably noticed, the radical left is doing everything in its power to derail President Trump’s agenda to the detriment of our nation.  They have pledged to resist any and all of his conservative initiatives, not because of the merits of the effort, but just because they do not like him.

Well, as they resist, the thousands of members of Concerned Women for America will persist in the principles that have made us the freest, most prosperous nation in history.

These principles of faith, family and freedom are the foundation of our Democratic Republic and we must fight to protect them.  So, join Concerned Women for America today on our Persistence Summer campaign.

Together, trusting God, we will persevere!


Now is not the time to resist; it is the time to persist.  This summer, find out how you can support a positive agenda that protects our Biblical values. Visit www.CapitolHillBrief.org today. If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.

 

Capitol Hill Brief — More Good News

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Though there is much more work to be done, the Trump Administration has been receptive to our efforts for more focused attention on religious freedom internationally, and especially the tragic situation for Christians around the world.

The appointment of Kristina Arriaga as Vice Chair to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom is an encouraging development.  Kristina Arriaga was the Executive Director of the Becket Fund for Religious Freedom and a great friend of Concerned Women for America.

We worked with her and Becket on many religious liberty landmark cases, including Hosanna Tabor and the Hobby Lobby cases.  Her commitment to the protection of religious liberty for all is unquestionable and we applaud the Trump Administration for her appointment.


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Capitol Hill Brief — More from Vice President Pence and the Trump Administration

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I told you yesterday about Vice President Mike Pence’s encouraging address before the World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians recently.  Here is a bit more of what he said about the Trump Administration’s commitment to this problem:

“The suffering of Christians in the Middle East has stirred America to act, and it brings me here today. President Trump … [has] made it clear that America will stand by followers of Christ in this hour of need.  Our administration is fully committed in bringing relief and comfort to believers not only across the Middle East but across the world. This President knows the terrorists will not stop until we stop them. And under President Donald Trump, we will stop them.”


Protect your First Amendment rights. Speak out and tell President Trump how important religious liberty is to you and your family. Sign this powerful petition today at www.CapitolHillBrief.org. If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.

 

Capitol Hill Brief — Some Good News

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The church in America is slowly rising up to face the challenge of our persecuted brethren around the world, especially in the Middle East.

A recent gathering sponsored by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association brought together hundreds of church leaders from around the world gathered for the first ever World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians.

The summit brought together about 600 Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox leaders and persecution victims from more than 130 countries. Vice President Mike Pence took the time to address them.

He said, “Our Administration is fully committed in bringing relief and comfort to believers not only across the Middle East but across the world.”


Protect your First Amendment rights. Speak out and tell President Trump how important religious liberty is to you and your family. Sign this powerful petition today at www.CapitolHillBrief.org. If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.

 

Capitol Hill Brief — A Daunting Challenge

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Let me tell you why we continue to raise awareness for the critical situation of our brothers and sisters in Christ around the world.

The issue of Christian persecution and religious liberty around the world is not an easy situation, as we might think. There are no simple solutions. That’s why it can be easily forgotten.

The unique cultural, religious and political realities that exert pressure on all sides are daunting.

But the enormity of the problem should not paralyze us. The United States must continue to lead on the issue of religious freedom around the world, for we have been given that burden by the blessings we have received from Almighty God.

Where much is given, much is required.


Protect your First Amendment rights. Speak out and tell President Trump how important religious liberty is to you and your family. Sign this powerful petition today at www.CapitolHillBrief.org. If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.