Freedom on Townhall

Steve Chapman - Thu Apr 25

According to a 19th-century composer named Francis Scott Key, the United States is the "land of the free and the home of the brave." If he were writing those lyrics today, he might add an asterisk with the notation: "Void in the aftermath of terrorism." ... more

Susan Stamper Brown - Wed Apr 24

It is reasonably simple to find your way here in America: Follow the rules. Integrate. Drop labels. Assimilate. Be productive. Repeat. Before long, you begin to experience the freedom that comes with being an American. ... more

Bob Beauprez - Sat Apr 20

Not only do Americans have to work almost 30% of the year just to fund government, but the total amount of federal and state taxes paid will be $4.22 trillion – and it won't come close to enough. The federal government will borrow and spend almost a trillion dollars more than that! ... more

Matt Barber - Mon Apr 15

“Gay pride” necessitates anti-Christian hate. It must. “Gay marriage” and other “sexual orientation”-based laws do violence to freedom and truth. They are the hammer with which the postmodern left intends to bludgeon bloody religious liberty and the Judeo-Christian sexual ethic. ... more

Bill O'Reilly - Sat Apr 13

As this column has been reporting, there is a growing movement in America to "reform" the nation's tough laws against drug dealing. The pressure is coming primarily from liberal and libertarian groups who see the use of narcotics as a personal choice, something that freedom should allow. ... more

Susan Stamper Brown - Wed Apr 10

Political correctness is like a tsunami in that no one understands the extent of its danger until after the massive wave sweeps across the land and then recedes. ... more

Thomas Sowell - Wed Apr 3

The Obama administration treated the creation of "democracy" in the Middle East as a Good Thing. Ironically, those who created the United States of America viewed democracy with fear-- and created a Constitutional republic instead. ... more

Rick Santorum - Tue Apr 2

On Easter Sunday, Christians around the world celebrated the resurrection of the Lord, Jesus Christ. For us, it was a time of renewal -- a renewal of our baptismal promises, a rebirth of our faith in the Father, a moment to rejoice in our love for the church and its teachings. Also, our Jewish friends and neighbors recently observed Passover and hosted Seder dinners for family and friends. ... more

Star Parker - Mon Apr 1

As the nation has focused on the Supreme Court hearings on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage, news from the state of Indiana could prove far more important regarding the nation’s future. ... more

Daniel J. Mitchell - Fri Mar 29

You won’t be surprised to learn that New York is the worst state, not only overall, but also for various fiscal policy measures. ... more

John Andrews - Tue Mar 26

To get at the devil, says the young zealot Will Roper in “A Man for All Seasons,” Robert Bolt’s play, “I’d cut down every law in England.” ... more

Chuck Norris - Tue Mar 26

It's Holy Week, but what's not so holy is the assault on religious liberty in the U.S. ... more

Kurt Schlichter - Tue Mar 19

Who the hell is New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to presume that he has a say in what I or any other American chooses to drink? Of course, the answer for any self-respecting citizen is that he has no such say, and the proper response to him and his legion of petty fascist fan boys is the suggestion that they pucker up – and I will politely decline to identify what they should kiss. ... more

Katie Kieffer - Mon Mar 18

President Obama and Sandra Fluke both call themselves lawyers and “reproductive rights activists” without giving you any indication that they understand the Constitution or basic biology. ... more

Gabriella Hoffman - Fri Mar 8

This week marked the 60th anniversary of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin’s death. On March 5, 1953, the Georgia-born tyrant’s nearly three-decade long reign of terror came to an end—providing momentary solace for all people living behind the Iron Curtain. “Uncle Joe” was no more. ... more

Jackie Gingrich Cushman - Thu Mar 7

The recent political entanglements over the budget have focused more on political maneuverings and who is right about what statement, rather than what the policies mean to average, everyday Americans. ... more

Terry Jeffrey - Wed Mar 6

When the Obama administration finalized its regulation requiring health care plans to provide cost-free coverage for sterilizations, contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs, House Speaker John Boehner -- as this column noted last year -- was one of those who correctly argued that the regulation was an attack on religious freedom and that Congress must not let it stand. ... more

Jackie Gingrich Cushman - Thu Feb 21

The finger pointing and the blame game of Washington gets old, but a messy representative democracy is better than an efficient dictatorship. ... more

Katie Kieffer - Mon Feb 11

Can you hear the humming of a lawnmower in the sky? It is a government drone. Your mission is to prevent this unmanned aircraft from droning out your freedom. ... more

Baptist Press - Thu Feb 7

ERLC brief: mandate harms religious freedom ... more