Archive for the ‘Constitution’ Category

Our Response to Senator Durbin

Our Response to Senator Durbin
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Last week the Pelican Institute was one of many organizations to receive a remarkable letter from United States Senator Dick Durbin.

It’s Time to Lay This Case to Rest

It’s Time to Lay This Case to Rest
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To put it simply, offering families a less inexpensive burial option allowed grieving families to make an economical and dignified choice in a time of need and great stress.

Commentary: Louisiana Can Help Force Congress to Balance Budget

Commentary: Louisiana Can Help Force Congress to Balance Budget
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Many Americans are now looking to state legislatures to step in and take the lead in amending the Constitution to curb the Congress’ outrageous spending problem.

Six Reasons to Reject National Popular Vote

Six Reasons to Reject National Popular Vote
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On Monday, Louisiana’s House of Representatives is expected to vote on HB 1095. This bill would make Louisiana party to the National Popular Vote (NPV) “compact” whereby state electors would pledge to cast their votes to the presidential candidate receiving the most votes nationwide, regardless of the results in Louisiana. Here are six reasons why legislators should reject this attempt to jettison our electoral system.

Guest Commentary: Obama Mangles Lincoln on the Role of Government

Guest Commentary: Obama Mangles Lincoln on the Role of Government
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In his 2012 State of the Union address President Obama defends his personal convictions regarding the role of the government by twisting Lincoln’s own words on this matter. Lincoln did not say, “government should do for the people only what they cannot do better for themselves.” Rather, he said “in all that the people can individually do as well for themselves, the government ought not to interfere.”