Ken Blackwell

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Blackwell: Democrats Pull Hat Trick With Dishonest Voting Rights Bill

Democrats are pushing another federal takeover of elections with the so-called John Lewis Voting Right Advancement Act. This one is a power grab forcing states to get permission from the Democrat-controlled federal government before implementing election integrity measures like voter ID and other constitutional safeguards.

Former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell speaks at the National Rifle Association convention in St. Louis, Friday, April 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Blackwell–Beyond Election Integrity: American Exceptionalism in Crosshairs of Radical Left

Democrats’ Corrupt Politicians Act pending in the Senate is a frontal assault on our Constitution’s federalist recipe for freedom which has served our nation well for centuries, putting Congress in complete control of its own elections. The American people must oppose the Radical Left’s hostile takeover of our right to vote, and with it the death of American Exceptionalism.

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Blackwell: Corrupt Politicians Act Destroys Right to Election Integrity Like Voter ID

Democrats’ push for the S. 1 / H.R. 1 Corrupt Politicians Act claims to be advancing voting rights, but ignores the foundational truth that every voter has the right to his legal vote not be canceled by someone else’s fraud, which is why the bill’s eradication of voter ID – an election integrity measure with strong bipartisan support – show this as a cynical power grab that principled senators must reject.

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Blackwell: Defeat H.R. 1 Now, Deal with Supreme Court Disappointments Later

Elections have been center-stage for two weeks, starting with the Supreme Court’s abdicating its duty to resolve serious problems with our elections, to former President Donald Trump’s CPAC speech, to the House’s passing H.R. 1 on a party-line vote. Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett disappointed the nation, but Republicans must unite to stop the illegal problems of 2020 from permanently becoming legal, which will happen if H.R. 1 passes the Senate.

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 15: The statue Authority of Law by sculptor James Earle Fraser stands on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court which ruled that LGBTQ people can not be disciplined or fired based on their sexual orientation June 15, 2020 in Washington, DC. With Chief Justice John …

Blackwell: What It Means that Leahy—Not Roberts, Not Harris—Will Run Trump’s Senate Trial

The fact that Democrat Sen. Pat Leahy – not Chief Justice John Roberts or Vice President Kamala Harris – will preside over former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial should draw bipartisan condemnation as an assault on the very same democracy and U.S. Constitution that Democrats claim to be vindicating through that trial – and that Democrats know they’re headed to a political setback.

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Abortion Poll: Trump-Pence Mainstream, Clinton-Kaine Extreme

Although Hillary Clinton and the beleaguered Democratic National Committee (DNC) are attempting to paint Donald Trump and Mike Pence as out of step with the country on abortion, recent polling shows that a majority of Americans actually agree with Trump-Pence on this hot-button issue, while Clinton is pushing an abortion agenda that almost 80 percent of Americans oppose.

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Antonin Scalia’s Wisdom on Faith and American Success

At the funeral of Justice Antonin Scalia, his son Paul, giving the homily, cited his father’s belief that the success of America arose from the blessing of God — a blessing experienced in part because of faith’s role in the life of this nation.

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Susan Rice: Fool Us Twice? She Needs to Go!

It’s an old American saying: “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me!” President Obama’s National Security Adviser went on another Sunday show last weekend. She proceeded to tell the nation and the world that the

Susan Rice: Fool Us Twice? She Needs to Go!

Why Dems Are Willing to Flout the Law in Texas 2014 Election

National Democrats and liberal activists are taking enormous legal and political risks with the lawless activities in Texas caught on the Project Veritas tapes. But they see Texas as such a strategic prize that they believe it’s worth that risk,

Why Dems Are Willing to Flout the Law in Texas 2014 Election

Obama Uses IRS to Eliminate His Enemies

“The power to tax involves the power to destroy,” the Supreme Court wrote in 1819, shortly after America began.  Now in 2013, President Barack Obama is launching a frightening attack on free speech, using one of the most feared agencies

Obama Uses IRS to Eliminate His Enemies

Defending the Religious Liberty of Those Who Defend Us

If you go to the D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia, you will see a moving tableau, a series of statues of the brave young Americans who stormed ashore on June 6, 1944 to liberate a continent from the grip of

Defending the Religious Liberty of Those Who Defend Us

Mr. President: 'Talk turkey' to Egypt

Dear Mr. President: Recent events in Egypt show the failure of your administration’s policies toward this largest of Arab countries. You helped in the overthrow of dictator Hosni Mubarak. Very well. Americans should shed no tears for Mubarak’s departure. He stayed in

Mr. President: 'Talk turkey' to Egypt

Take a Risk for Peace: Move our Embassy to Jerusalem

Safely re-elected last November, President Obama waited barely a month (December 4, 2012) before suspending once again the provisions of the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995. That law required the United States to recognize Jerusalem as the permanent and undivided

Take a Risk for Peace: Move our Embassy to Jerusalem

Opinion: American Carriers Victim of Government Cronyism

America is only four months into the second term of Barack Obama. Regrettably, one of our most important industries is suffering from a pair of grossly obtuse government agencies which have banded together to aid a foreign state-owned company at

Opinion: American Carriers Victim of Government Cronyism

McAuliffe Attacks Cuccinelli for Prosecuting Sexual Predators

Career influence peddler and political mercenary Terry McAuliffe is at it again; and this time he’s pushed the bare-knuckled, gutter politics he’s known for to a new low. Last month saw the 4th Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals overturn

McAuliffe Attacks Cuccinelli for Prosecuting Sexual Predators

Florida Governor Rick Scott's Record of Economic Success

A stunning announcement came out of Florida this week. The state that was exhibit A for economic disaster two years ago is now experiencing a tremendous rebound thanks to Gov. Rick Scott’s pro-growth policies. Washington should take a page –

Florida Governor Rick Scott's Record of Economic Success

Jimmy Carter's Libel Israel Week

Some politically correct colleges in America and Western Europe observe something they call “Israel Apartheid Week.” It’s another opportunity to libel Israel for building a defensive perimeter to keep out Arab suicide bombers. These misguided young people who libel the

Jimmy Carter's Libel Israel Week

Obama Admin Argues for Same-Sex Parenthood at SCOTUS

Just four years ago, candidate Barack Obama said he believed that marriage was between a man and a woman. “And God is in the mix.” Who moved? Say what you will about President Barack Obama’s policies; millions of Americans voted

Obama Admin Argues for Same-Sex Parenthood at SCOTUS

Bill Clinton Can Still Handle a Whopper

It’s good to see Bill Clinton looking so healthy. He has given up meat after his heart operation, but his performance Wednesday night proves he can still handle a whopper.  It was vintage Bill Clinton–wonky, funny, overlong and drawn out,

Bill Clinton Can Still Handle a Whopper

Romney/Ryan Ticket Forces Debate on America's Fiscal Crisis

We do not know who will win the White House in November. But we do know that American politics has crossed the Rubicon on spending and entitlements, and these issues will at long last complete the journey from a forbidden

Romney/Ryan Ticket Forces Debate on America's Fiscal Crisis