Our friend Dr. Wm. Scott Magill, Executive Director of Veterans in Defense of Liberty wrote a powerful Independence Day message saying with clarity and conviction what many conservatives are thinking: Our beloved Republic is no longer the land of the free, nor apparently the home of enough of the brave. The entire basis of our founding – the consent of the governed – has been wiped away by traitors within all three branches of the federal government. But, says Magill, we are truly blessed to live in these times. Blessed because we are entrusted with the future, not only of our great Constitutional Republic but with the future of humanity.

CHQ Charman Richard A. Viguerie forcefully made the case in his book TAKEOVER that Republicans never, ever win the presidency unless they nationalize the election by campaigning on a conservative agenda— drawing a sharp contrast between the Democrat worldview and the conservative worldview. John McLaughlin’s latest poll and the conclusions one can draw from it not only reinforce that case, but demonstrate that, with Democrats running ahead in the generic ballot, establishment Republican leaders in Congress have failed to grasp that election winning lesson.

While President Obama bows to the oppressive Castro regime leading conservatives in Congress, including Rep. Ron DeSantis, the CHQ endorsed candidate for Senator to replace Marco Rubio, Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Marco Rubio have come out strongly against President Obama’s announced decision to reopen diplomatic relations with the Communist Castro regime in Cuba, to exchange ambassadors and reestablish a U.S. embassy in Cuba. Wisconsin Governor and 2016 presidential contender Scott Walker likewise issued a statement opposing the Obama plan.

The Export – Import Bank’s charter officially expired at midnight last night and those opposed to its cronyism and corruption rightly celebrated its demise. But the celebration may be just a little premature as the corporate vampires who have gotten fat sucking the taxpayers dry through Ex-Im and other crony government deals haven’t given up on maintaining their subsidized loans and insider deals.

Observant Christians and Jews will be particularly put to the test and some, such as Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio, have already caved-in to the demands of the secular left that they abandon their beliefs and accept the Supreme Court’s decision as final. Others, such as we here at CHQ, Ted Cruz, Bobby Jindal, our friends at the Family Research Council and the National Organization for Marriage, and others, see the Supreme Court’s decision on same-sex “marriage” for what it is – a profoundly political decision that can be undone through political means.

CHQ invites you to join us and our conservative movement partners in #AmericaProud. While the progressive left is intent on growing government, eroding man’s natural dignity from God as anchored in the Declaration of Independence, and threatening prosperity and sovereignty, we conservatives understand that millions of Americans remain committed to the foundations of American exceptionalism. #AmericaProud is a celebration of all that makes America exceptional.

When judges take upon themselves the legislative power to order such routine state functions as the specifications for a medical clinic, then it is time to recognize that these judges have become the masters of the people, not impartial weighers of law and fact. Congress has the power to set the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court and the time is now to bring the reign of these unelected oligarchs back within the limits of the Framers’ vision lest they render all other branches of government, especially the States, irrelevant.

CHQ Exclusives

Our friend Dr. Wm. Scott Magill, Executive Director of Veterans in Defense of Liberty wrote a powerful Independence Day message saying with clarity and conviction what many conservatives are thinking: Our beloved Republic is no longer the land of the free, nor apparently the home of enough of the brave. The entire basis of our founding – the consent of the governed – has been wiped away by traitors within all three branches of the federal government. But, says Magill, we are truly blessed to live in these times. Blessed because we are entrusted with the future, not only of our great Constitutional Republic but with the future of humanity.

CHQ Charman Richard A. Viguerie forcefully made the case in his book TAKEOVER that Republicans never, ever win the presidency unless they nationalize the election by campaigning on a conservative agenda— drawing a sharp contrast between the Democrat worldview and the conservative worldview. John McLaughlin’s latest poll and the conclusions one can draw from it not only reinforce that case, but demonstrate that, with Democrats running ahead in the generic ballot, establishment Republican leaders in Congress have failed to grasp that election winning lesson.

While President Obama bows to the oppressive Castro regime leading conservatives in Congress, including Rep. Ron DeSantis, the CHQ endorsed candidate for Senator to replace Marco Rubio, Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Marco Rubio have come out strongly against President Obama’s announced decision to reopen diplomatic relations with the Communist Castro regime in Cuba, to exchange ambassadors and reestablish a U.S. embassy in Cuba. Wisconsin Governor and 2016 presidential contender Scott Walker likewise issued a statement opposing the Obama plan.

The Export – Import Bank’s charter officially expired at midnight last night and those opposed to its cronyism and corruption rightly celebrated its demise. But the celebration may be just a little premature as the corporate vampires who have gotten fat sucking the taxpayers dry through Ex-Im and other crony government deals haven’t given up on maintaining their subsidized loans and insider deals.

Observant Christians and Jews will be particularly put to the test and some, such as Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio, have already caved-in to the demands of the secular left that they abandon their beliefs and accept the Supreme Court’s decision as final. Others, such as we here at CHQ, Ted Cruz, Bobby Jindal, our friends at the Family Research Council and the National Organization for Marriage, and others, see the Supreme Court’s decision on same-sex “marriage” for what it is – a profoundly political decision that can be undone through political means.

CHQ invites you to join us and our conservative movement partners in #AmericaProud. While the progressive left is intent on growing government, eroding man’s natural dignity from God as anchored in the Declaration of Independence, and threatening prosperity and sovereignty, we conservatives understand that millions of Americans remain committed to the foundations of American exceptionalism. #AmericaProud is a celebration of all that makes America exceptional.

When judges take upon themselves the legislative power to order such routine state functions as the specifications for a medical clinic, then it is time to recognize that these judges have become the masters of the people, not impartial weighers of law and fact. Congress has the power to set the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court and the time is now to bring the reign of these unelected oligarchs back within the limits of the Framers’ vision lest they render all other branches of government, especially the States, irrelevant.

The European story is reaching its climax and no one knows how it is going to end. Greece and the European establishment might yet come to terms and the Euro might stagger along. But this almost certainly is not the Eurozone’s last crisis.

The Supreme Court's decision on same-sex "marriage" will now pit the power and resources of the federal, state and even local governments against individuals, churches, businesses, nonprofit organizations, colleges, home schoolers, and all legally recognized -- and regulated -- human endeavors that communicate and act in ways consistent with the religious and ancient tenet that marriage is exclusively between one man and one woman.

Our friend Mark Skousen, producer of FreedomFest, reports this year's FreedomFest promises to be another intellectual feast, and perhaps the summer's best collection of thinkers on economics and politics with over 250 speakers, panels and debates gathered under one roof. Time is short to register; use this link for FreedomFest 2015 registration or go here to view the complete program and here to view the list of speakers, including Glenn Beck, economist Stephen Moore, John Stossel of Fox News, columnist and author John Fund, Daniel McCarthy, editor of The American Conservative, WND's Joseph Farah and Steve Forbes. 

In a ruling sure to spark a wave of protests and civil disobediance, the U.S. Supreme Court has issued a decision mandating same-sex marriage that upends millennia of history and guts the rule of law. The 5-4 decision redefines marriage and strips states of their authority to define marriage as between one man and one woman. More on this developing story will be posted as the implications of the decision become clearer.

What Justice Roberts’ opinion and the Supreme Court majority said to Congressional Republican leaders in King v. Burwell was, in essence, “don’t expect us to save you from the bad policies previous Congresses passed into law,” so “man-up” and do the work the Constitution gave you to fix them or live with them. And the way we see it, this tough love from Justice Roberts to the Republican leaders in Congress applies to other areas of Obama overreach and governmental “jiggery-pokery" as well.

Front Page Headlines

  • David Millward, The (UK) Telegraph

    The Supreme Court judgment which legalised same-sex marriage across the United States is facing a backlash from conservative and Christian groups. Legislators in some states are drawing up proposals to weaken the ruling, while elsewhere same-sex marriage opponents are creating administrative roadblocks to try to prevent same-sex weddings taking place.

  • Reuters

    Republican Senator Ted Cruz and the outside groups supporting his presidential bid have raised more than $51 million in the three months since he launched his campaign for president, according to a statement from his campaign on Sunday.

  • NBC's Meet The Press

    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, argued on NBC's "Meet the Press" that members of the Supreme Court "put on an Obama jersey" by voting to uphold the Affordable Care Act and strike down restrictions on same sex marriage. "It is the justices who have politicized the Court," claimed the republican presidential contender.

  • Ed O'Keefe, The Washington Post

    Jeb Bush says he's "absolutely" personally offended by Donald Trump's recent incendiary comments about Mexico and immigrants coming from the country. Bush, the former Florida governor whose wife is from Mexico, made his comments about Trump to reporters at the end of two Independence Day parades in the first-in-the-nation primary state.

  • Joel Kotkin, The Daily Beast

    Pope Francis’s embrace of the direst ideas about climate change could usher in a new feudalism that stalls progress and penalizes the world’s poor in the name of environmental safety.

  • Mark J. Fitzgibbons, The American Thinker

    John Adams wrote about James Otis’ fiery argument in court against the Writs of Assistance in 1761: “[T]he child independence was then and there born.” A 1783 eulogy poem written by Thomas Dawes described Otis as “first in patriot fame.”

  • Newt Gingrich, The Washington Post

    From Athens and Rome to the present day, all great societies have founding myths — stories they tell themselves about who they are and where they came from. Perhaps because the United States is younger than most nations (239 years old on Saturday), our founding is among the best-documented; here are a few of the biggest myths about the Founding Fathers.

  • Adam Freedman, Ricochet.com

    Lest you think that I was overly alarmist in my earlier post on Obergefell’s threat to religious liberty. Here are some of the comments I got:

  • FoxNews

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky filed a federal lawsuit against Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis Thursday on behalf of two homosexual and two heterosexual couples, all of whom were turned down when they tried to get marriage licenses from Davis’ office this week.

  • Madison (Mississippi) Journal

    Whether our religious institutions and people of faith will still be permitted to act on moral beliefs will be tested eventually. Since before the foundations of the Earth, the one constant is that the Lord remains on His throne and in control, no matter what the Supreme Court rules.

  • Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange

    We cannot allow our first freedom to become second class in the eyes of the law. Instead we have to fight back. That fight starts by acknowledging that freedom of religion does not end at the church house door, nor does it apply only on Sundays.

  • Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, Dallas Morning News

    The ruling by five justices of the U.S. Supreme Court marks a radical departure from countless generations of societal law and tradition. The impact of this opinion on our society and the familial fabric of our nation will be profound. Far from a victory for anyone, this is instead a dilution of marriage as a societal institution.

  • Tom LoBianco, CNN

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker plans to make his White House bid official Monday, July 13, in the Milwaukee suburb Waukesha. A Walker aide with knowledge of the rollout confirmed the plan Thursday morning on condition of anonymity because no public declaration has been made yet. The aide also said that Walker will be filing paperwork with the Federal Election Commission shortly.

  • Charles Gasparino, The Daily Beast

    Jeb Bush says he released 33 years of tax returns this week because he wants to be the most transparent candidate to run for president in 2016. But if that’s really the case, why is he continuing to obfuscate some of his most lucrative and potentially controversial business dealings he had before announcing his candidacy like his work as an “adviser” for investment bank Lehman Brothers?

  • Adam Freedman, City Journal

    Despite what the newspaper headlines say, the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges did not “legalize” same-sex marriage. It mandated same-sex marriage, something very different.