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religionRepublican Presidential candidate and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has condemned the Louisiana ACLU for riling a lawsuit challenging his executive order on religious liberty.

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common-coreWith the statewide, Louisiana governor’s and other elections taking place this fall, what will be the burning issues at the polls?

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jindal-cavutoLouisiana is in the middle of a cataclysmic budget deficit which has already socked the LSU bonding abilities, is causing havoc to the state’s  healthcare industry and is forcing the Louisiana legislature to be especially creative in cobbling together a budget that the governor would approve.   

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tony-perkinsReligious freedom.

The phrase is being heard around the world, every day, on talk radio, cable TV and soon, political ads throughout the nation

Two of the strongest advocates come from Louisiana.  One is Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and the other, former Louisiana legislator, Tony Perkins, now heading the Family Research Council.  

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581px-Ted Kennedy official photo portraitWritten by Bob Mann, Republished from his blog

If you want to read a real defense of religious liberty — not the fraud of a speech Gov. Bobby Jindal delivered Saturday at Liberty University — you might wish to consider the historic speech Sen. Ted Kennedy delivered at then-Liberty Baptist College in October 1983.

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jindal-speechConsidering the passion Gov. Bobby Jindal devoted to his big speech on religious liberty earlier this month at the Ronald Reagan Library, you’d think he would have been all over the airwaves this week.

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  • President Trump, It doesn't feel like Independence Day
  • YIPPIE! The naked truth about free speech, cherished especially on Independence Day

mass2On July 4, 1778, George Washington doubled liquor rations for the soldiers quartered in Princeton, NJ, as a way to celebrate Independence Day. It’s fitting, therefore, that the Fourth of July is America's top-selling beer holiday, according to the Beer Institute. It estimated, in 2013, that sales of beer on the 4th could total $1 billion, doubtlessly higher today. “In moderation,” claims a CA brewery investor, Grover McKean, “beer is tasty and healthy.” Who could disagree?

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joe mikaAs Donald Trump faces the top world leaders this week, including a face-time with Vladimir Putin, and as his healthcare proposals face an uphill climb, his poll numbers for how the nation views him could be better.

According to a morning Consult/Politico poll released Wednesday morning, his tweets, including that against MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski, and his personality are not helping him, at all.

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indy dayII know the calendar says we are approaching the 4th of July, but, it just doesn’t feel like Independence Day.

Perhaps it should.  It’s hot as heck.  The airlines have been packed. The hot dogs are ready for grilling.  The umps are saying, "play ball". The patriotic activities are scheduled. The fireworks are ready-for-blasting. 

Yet, it just doesn’t feel like independence day.

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bill rights2To President Thomas Jefferson, July 4th celebrated more than the signing of the Declaration of Independence. He thought it was a link to the future. The message prominent colonists sent to King George III led to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, the initial and most prominent feature of which is the First Amendment that guarantees free speech. It’s part of the country’s fundamental essence that each man and woman can say what they feel about government, or anything else, proving President Donald Trump needs some civics lessons.

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