Social Conservative Review: An Insider's Guide to Pro-Family News February 5, 2016

This has been the week of the long-awaited Iowa caucuses. Whatever your candidate's outcome, social conservatives are eager to ensure that whoever is serving in the White House one year from now is committed to appointing Supreme Court Justices and lower federal court judges who believe in the Constitution as a text with a defined meaning.  They want someone who believes that unborn life has inherent value and should be protected by law, affirms marriage as the union of one man and one woman, and adheres to a philosophy of religious liberty that includes the right to live-out one's faith.

This is not too much to ask: These have been the mainstream convictions of Americans since before the Declaration. That they are under sustained attack is evidence that many of our fellow citizens in our now post-Christian culture require not just education but persuasion in the wisdom and benefit of these tenets of our founding. As Abraham Lincoln said in 1859, "The people are the rightful masters of both Congresses and courts - not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert it."

The task described by Mr. Lincoln faces us with renewed urgency today. Let's work and pray to implement it.  

Robert F. Schwarzwalder, Jr.
Senior Vice-President
Family Research Council

P.S. Be sure to register for our upcoming lecture with the eminent historian George Nash on what Herbert Hoover could teach Barack Obama. The registration hyperlink here will connect you (a previous link sent to SoCon Review subscribers apparently did not connect for some).

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