What Candidates Should Say If Supreme Court Approves Gay Marriage

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Social conservative insiders were asked how GOP presidential candidates should react to the Supreme Court’s anticipated ruling on gay marriage.

Thank You for a Great First Briefing


The first Caffeinated Thoughts Briefing is in the books, we have a great foundation to build upon for next year, and there are a lot of people to thank.

Grassroots Groups Push NGA Chair Mary Fallin to End Common Core


Several grassroots groups are urging Gov. Mary Fallin (R-OK), Chair of the National Governors Association, to end the Common Core State Standards Initiative

Update: Romeike Family Given Indefinite Deferred Status, Supreme Court Declines Romeike v. Holder


Yesterday the Supreme Court of the United States declined to hear the case of a German family seeking asylum in the United States because of persecution they endured in Germany because of their homeschooling.  The Romeike family left Germany after facing fines and possible jail due to their desire to homeschool their children. HSLDA has […]

Eric Holder: Banning Homeschooling Doesn’t Violate Fundamental Rights

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I read an article written by Michael Farris, the founder and chair of HSLDA – the Home School Legal Defense Association.  In it he discussed the case made by government lawyers representing Attorney General Eric Holder during the court hearing for the Romeike family.  You may remember the Romeike’s sought political asylum in the United […]

United Nations Treaty Threatens Families, Senate Vote Imminent

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has scheduled a vote on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities treaty this week.

Do You Share Mitt Romney’s Values?

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Mitt Romney has been invited to speak in the past at Value Voter’s conferences. One of the many reasons given to vote for Mitt Romney is that he supposedly shares the values or worldview of many on the Christian Right. This does not bode well, if we share his values. Michael Farris, founder of the Home […]

Romney Pledges Not to Sign UN Convention on the Rights of the Child


I’ve been very critical of him before, but I have to give him kudos here.  In a letter sent to Michael Farris, chairman of the Home School Legal Defense Association Mitt Romney pledged not to support or sign the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child.  He wrote: Thank you for contacting me on […]

National Right to Life Committee Addresses Prolife Concerns with the Parental Rights Amendment


By Douglas Johnson The article written by Mr. Farris contains numerous misstatements, which we may address in detail at a later date.  Suffice it to say, for the moment, that Mr. Farris provides only a crude caricature of the scope of NRLC’s actual concerns regarding the current language of the PRA — concerns that are […]

Obama’s Lust for Power Revealed in State of the Union Education Remarks

Shane Vander Hart says not only were President Obama’s education proposals in his State of the Union address unconstitutional, they are historically unprecedented and reveal his lust for power.