Op-Ed

Truth in Labeling: Beyond the Party Symbols

August 26, 2014

Quick – how do you recognize a pro-life, pro-family, pro-religious-liberty candidate? Trick question. There is no “quick” way.  But doesn’t party affiliation do the sorting for us? No.  Remember that five of the sponsors of New Hampshire’s “buffer zone” law are Democrats, and three are Republicans. Casinos and their social costs were kept out of New […]

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Freedom and equality under the law for all

March 31, 2014

Freedom and equality under the law for all. In New Hampshire, we sometimes take this for granted. But our state constitution says that equality of rights under the law shall not be denied to anyone on account of race, creed, color, sex, or national origin. Yet twenty-three New Hampshire senators seemingly want to pick and […]

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Abortion Statistics: Putting Down a Marker for Women’s Health

March 7, 2014

 As yet another abortion-statistics bill approaches a vote in the New Hampshire House, one legislator’s words stand out. Rep. Don LeBrun (R-Nashua) wrote an explanation for his committee’s recommendation that HB 1502 be sent for interim study. Here is what he had to say, as printed in the House calendar: “The committee is committed to […]

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Pope Francis’s Remarks Decoded

September 24, 2013

First off, let me say that I am grateful for the amount of media coverage that Pope Francis’ remarks have received.  It is important that his message of love and compassion within the Catholic Church be communicated to everyone.  It is equally important to draw attention to the fact that the media has focused so […]

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Thank you Senator Ayotte for speaking up on unregulated online gaming

September 9, 2013

About two years ago, Attorney General Eric Holder and the Department of Justice (DOJ) handed down a ruling that overturned longstanding precedent to legalize online gaming.  For more than 50 years, the Wire Act was interpreted by Justice Departments in Republican and Democrat Administrations to prohibit gambling over wires, which came to include the internet. […]

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Pratte: Fiscal Irresponsibility Returns to Concord

April 3, 2013

When our legislators in Concord act irresponsibly, you and I pay for it.  And soon we’ll be paying more in taxes and fees while exposing the State to extraordinarily risky financial situations over the next decade. The budget proposed by House Democrats and Governor Maggie Hassan increases spending by a whopping 16% all while raiding […]

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Pratte: Waging a War on Low Income Families: Another Perspective on the Education Tax Credit Debate

March 12, 2013

If the New Hampshire House of Representatives has its way, children from low-income families will be forced to rescind scholarships that enable them to attend private elementary and high schools.  When passed last year, the Education Tax Credit was a major victory for low-income parents because it presented them with the opportunity to send their […]

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Pratte: Budget Must Be Based on Sound Revenue

January 19, 2013

Conservatives were kicked in the knees by November’s election results, and now we are facing legislation that should strike fear in the hearts of those who believe in life, families, and free markets. The first battle we will face is over expanded gambling here in the Granite State. New Hampshire is known for its tourism […]

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McGinley: Republicans will only win when they fully embrace their platform

November 14, 2012

In today’s technology driven election climate, it’s not enough for Cornerstone to promote pro-family candidates among issue advocates to make sure a conservative agenda resonates with voters. If Republicans want to win, the Republican Party and its top-ticket candidates must develop recognizable pro-family concepts in their campaigns and fully embrace the conservative cause. Cornerstone can […]

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True feminism will end the war on women

October 2, 2012

The Declaration of Independence led to America’s freedom from Great Britain and reminded the world that “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” are God-given rights enjoyed by every person equally on the day of his or her creation. But in the 236 years since the Declaration, our country has faced a constant internal struggle […]

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Religious Liberty Is Literally Under Attack

August 21, 2012

When President Obama visited Rochester, N.H., last week, Sister Mary Agnes of the St. Charles Children Home covered the organization’s sign with a new message: “Pray for Religious Freedom.” As I join the Sisters in prayer for our inalienable natural right to religious liberty, which is protected by both our state and federal constitutions, I thought […]

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Abortion is at the center of Planned Parenthood’s business model

August 13, 2012

It is impossible to ensure that taxpayer dollars directed to Planned Parenthood for so-called family-planning services don’t also pay for abortions, and it is for that reason alone that it was appropriate for the New Hampshire Executive Council to reject the abortion business’s state contract for family-planning services last year. Under the N.H. Constitution’s protection […]

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