Civil Liberties articles

Marriage Isn’t about ‘I Do,’ It’s about ‘Says Who’

Marriage Isn’t about ‘I Do,’ It’s about ‘Says Who’

Every controversy, every disagreement and every schoolyard brouhaha comes down to one simple question: Says Who? The entire issue that has filled the headlines, sound bites and featured stories the last two weeks can be boiled down to the same two words. Though the United States Supreme Court’s ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges was focused

Ferguson and Progressivism: Riding on the Backs of Turtles

The 17th and 18th centuries brought tremendous advances in science, thanks to the likes of Isaac Newton and many others. These advances brought changes not only in how we viewed the physical universe, but in how we defined rational thought. Therefore, it is not a coincidence that this time period is also known as the

What Is the Future of Iraq Without Christians and Other Religious Groups?

As an American whose homeland was once Baghdad, Iraq, it causes great sadness to see the ISIS, “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria,” occupy Mosul, the second-largest province in Iraq after Baghdad, also known as “Nineveh.” Many Americans probably don’t realize that they may have closer ties than they think to the lives being destroyed

Celebrating the Signers on July 4: An Independence Day Message for Patriots

It seems patriotism is slipping these days. Were my patriotism inspired by the quality of our elected leaders or the condition of our economy, culture, and standing abroad, mine might be slipping too. Fortunately, my patriotism and yours springs from a deeper, truer source. On this 238th birthday of America, our sense of patriotism can be restored

OCR on the Air: Co-Founder Adam Josefczyk Answers, “Are the Culture Wars Over?”

Are the ‘culture wars’ over, as some maintain? Quite the contrary! OCR Co-Founder Adam Josefczyk returned to Ohio Politics with Bryan Williams on Sunday, May 25 to discuss the article “The Culture Wars Are Permanently ‘Out of the Closet,’” by OCR Featured Contributor Paul William Pyle. Listen to the interview:   Read the article: “The Culture Wars Are

The Culture Wars Are Permanently ‘Out of the Closet’

Rumor has it that the culture wars are over. If gay rights were the only battle, those rumors could be true. The pace of change on this issue is nothing short of breathtaking. State after state is either approving same-sex marriage or being forced to accept the arrangement by judicial declaration. Gay-rights supporters are rejoicing.

Why I Proposed H.B. 237 to Repeal Common Core in Ohio

[Editor’s note: This article was originally published by OCR on August 6, 2013.] In 2009, when asked about specifics pertaining to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi famously stated that the bill would need to be passed in order to find out what was

Nightmare on Main Street: ‘All Politics Is Local’

Many of us rant about what goes on in the halls of Congress but know very little about what goes on in our town halls. This is ironic considering we have a greater chance of influencing a local issue than some grand scheme being concocted in Washington DC. More importantly, local politics is too often