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Thursday, May 08, 2014
Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint in Honolulu May 8
By News Release @ 3:39 PM :: 4187 Views :: Family, First Amendment
"Liberty is At Stake in Debates on Marriage, Life and Faith: Why People of Faith and All Americans Cannot Be Silent"
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Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Saiki to UH Hilo Chancellor: Uphold Students’ First Amendment Rights
By Pat Saiki @ 4:14 PM :: 3785 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education

...students had been exiled to a “free speech zone” in a remote area of the campus....

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Monday, May 05, 2014
US Supreme Court strongly affirms that Americans are free to pray
By News Release @ 1:57 PM :: 3477 Views :: First Amendment, Religion

“As a practice that has long endured, legislative prayer has become part of our heritage and tradition...That a prayer is given in the name of Jesus, Allah, or Jehovah, or that it makes passing references to religious doctrines, does not remove it from that tradition.” -- US Supreme Court

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Sunday, April 27, 2014
Marriage and Religious Freedom: Heritage Foundation Events May 6-8 Oahu, Maui, Kona, Hilo
By Andrew Walden @ 10:31 PM :: 4335 Views :: Family, First Amendment
  • Kihei Maui May 6
  • Kona & Hilo May 7
  • Honolulu May 8
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Friday, April 25, 2014
Lawsuit: Students Ordered to Stop Handing Out US Constitution at UH Hilo
By News Release @ 2:58 AM :: 7866 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education

A student ordered by administrators to stop handing out copies of the U.S. Constitution at the University of Hawaii at Hilo has filed a lawsuit today in federal court....

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Control of the Internet? Bill Clinton Is Concerned and You Should Be, Too
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:29 PM :: 2205 Views :: First Amendment
What do Bill Clinton, The Washington Post, and The Heritage Foundation have in common?
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014
HB849 Will Compromise Civil Liberties
By News Release @ 11:03 PM :: 6155 Views :: First Amendment, Law Enforcement, Military, Second Amendment
What will happen to our rights if a State of Emergency is declared?
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Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Will IRS Targeting Send Someone to Jail?
By Heritage Foundation @ 7:57 AM :: 4444 Views :: First Amendment, Taxes, TEA Party

...criminal activities, including “violating taxpayers’ constitutional rights,” “misleading investigators,” and “exposing private taxpayer information”....

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Monday, April 07, 2014
Alliance Defending Freedom asks court to dismiss renewed attack on Hawaii churches
By News Release @ 4:42 PM :: 4565 Views :: Education K-12, First Amendment, Religion

...atheists are once again falsely accusing the two churches, One Love Ministries and Calvary Chapel Central Oahu, of defrauding the government even though the court dismissed their claims earlier this year....

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Friday, April 04, 2014
This CEO Made a Political Donation, Then Lost His Job Because Liberals Didn't Like It
By Heritage Foundation @ 5:37 AM :: 3723 Views :: Family, First Amendment

The chief executive of Mozilla resigned yesterday amid protests over his $1,000 donation in support of California’s Proposition 8, which defined marriage as the union of a man and a woman....

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Thursday, April 03, 2014
Q&A on Supreme Court's New Campaign Finance Decision
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:42 PM :: 2640 Views :: First Amendment

The Supreme Court ruled yesterday that it is unconstitutional to limit the total amount of money someone can give to political candidates....

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Wednesday, April 02, 2014
ACLU Sues, Claims Pre-K Program Not Secular Enough
By Selected News Articles @ 4:33 PM :: 4660 Views :: Education K-12, First Amendment, Religion
"It is not enough to allow students or their families to 'opt out' of portions of the program which are religious in nature," the ACLU says....
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Friday, March 28, 2014
Rules for Protests at Hawaii State Capitol Challenged as Unconstitutional in Federal Court
By News Release @ 3:35 PM :: 2806 Views :: First Amendment
Public access to grounds and rotunda, noted in the run-up to 2011 APEC meeting, now an issue for upcoming ASEAN meeting, April 1-2.
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Pono Choices Task Force Stacked with ’Progressives’
By News Release @ 12:58 PM :: 4513 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment

Working in secret and overflowing with liberals....

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Monday, March 24, 2014
Pono Choices Working Group Operates in Secrecy, Members forced to Sign Non-Disclosure Agreements
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 8:24 PM :: 4563 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment

Since his call for transparency, McDermott says the secrecy has gotten worse....

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Saturday, March 22, 2014
Mainland Homosexuals Laugh at Hawaii Single-Issue Candidates
By Selected News Articles @ 1:51 PM :: 4855 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Politicians, Republican Party

If you're not ready to serve your constituents on a broad range of issues, you will lose.  Your defeat will advance the gay agenda....

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Saturday, March 22, 2014
VIDEO: Rand Paul Gets Rousing Welcome at UC Berkeley
By Video @ 2:43 AM :: 5043 Views :: National News, First Amendment, Politicians, Republican Party

Sen. Paul spoke about his class-action lawsuit against the Obama administration and the National Security Agency....

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Saturday, March 22, 2014
Video: Freedom and Film
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:52 AM :: 3752 Views :: Maui County, First Amendment

interview with Chuck Boller, Director Emeritus of the Hawaii International Film Festival....

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Lobbying? Average citizen should not have to consult lawyer to testify before Legislature
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:46 PM :: 3124 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment

...the bill, as written, will have a chilling effect on citizen participation in government....

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Abercrombie Administration Orchestrates Pre-K Rally
By News Release @ 4:38 AM :: 4445 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment

...Executive Office on Early Learning Director GG Weisenfeld was joined by state legislators, preschoolers, community groups and business representatives....

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Saturday, March 15, 2014
ACLU Sues Maui County over Employee’s Website
By News Release @ 3:10 AM :: 4996 Views :: Maui County, First Amendment, Law Enforcement

...based on the County’s efforts to restrict what Neldon Mamuad may say on his prominent “MAUIWatch” Facebook feed....

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Principal: “Pono Choices will not return to Molokai Middle School”
By Selected News Articles @ 9:23 PM :: 5251 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment

More than 120 Makua (parents), kapuna (grandparents) and aunties and uncles on the rural island of Molokai joined together at the Kalanianaole Hall to hear the truth about Pono Choices....

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Friday, February 28, 2014
Questions You're Asking About Cakes, Gays, and Religious Freedom
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:59 AM :: 3270 Views :: Family, First Amendment

...individuals have declined to bake cakes or take photos for same-sex wedding ceremonies—and government has punished them....

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Thursday, February 27, 2014
More questionable social engineering comes to Hawaii’s public schools
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 8:25 PM :: 4938 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment

...like Pono Choices, there is a disproportionate focus on normalizing homosexuality....

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Monday, February 24, 2014
Alec Baldwin Flees to Hawaii Seeking Transsexual Dry Cleaning?
By Selected News Articles @ 11:39 AM :: 3202 Views :: First Amendment

"...I flew to Hawaii recently to shoot a film, fresh on the heels of being labeled a homophobic bigot by Andrew Sullivan, Anderson Cooper, and others in the Gay Department of Justice...."

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Friday, February 21, 2014
No Surprise: DoE Includes Tranny on Pono Choices Review Panel
By News Release @ 8:26 PM :: 5678 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment
The Hawaii State Department of Education (DOE) yesterday convened a working group to review Pono Choices....
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Saturday, February 15, 2014
Comcast merger sparks calls for government intervention
By Selected News Articles @ 1:15 PM :: 2612 Views :: First Amendment

Many consumers already resent Comcast for its poor customer service, as cataloged by the American Customer Satisfaction Index....

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Friday, February 14, 2014
How They Voted: House Rejects Religious Freedom Restoration Act
By Hawaii Family Advocates @ 4:15 PM :: 5463 Views :: First Amendment, Religion

...18 voted to bring the bill to a floor vote and 28 voted to recommit the bill to the committee where it is dead for this session....

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Friday, February 14, 2014
Statewide Meetings: Parents Protecting Their Children from Pono Choices
By News Release @ 3:16 PM :: 4959 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment

Same sex marriage opens a Pandora Box of activist pressure on our schools....

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Friday, February 14, 2014
Atheist Scores $200K from New Hope Lawsuit Settlement
By News Release @ 1:48 AM :: 6080 Views :: Education K-12, First Amendment, Religion
The settlement occurred with churches not represented by Alliance Defending Freedom....
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Friday, February 14, 2014
Video: Legislators Debate Religious Freedom Restoration Act
By Video @ 12:44 AM :: 3612 Views :: Family, First Amendment

Rep. Bob McDermott, Richard Fale, Gene Ward, Jo Jordan and Marcus Oshiro address HB 1624....

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Sunday, February 09, 2014
Defending Liberty: Grassroot Institute Interviews Ilya Shapiro
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:51 PM :: 3245 Views :: First Amendment, Judiciary

Shapiro has closely examined the relationship between law and freedom....

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Friday, February 07, 2014
HB1624: Religious Freedom Not a Priority for House Judiciary Committee
By Hawaii Family Advocates @ 8:48 PM :: 3129 Views :: First Amendment

The Hawaii Religious Freedom Restoration Act ("Little RFRA") of 2014 would restrict government actions against people of faith by applying the "compelling interest" test....

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Monday, February 03, 2014
HI lawmaker renews fight to end or revise controversial sex ed program
By Malia Zimmerman @ 7:16 PM :: 4953 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment, Health Care

...McDermott, who enrolled his eight children in Hawaii’s public schools, doesn’t want his 11-year-old son exposed to a controversial taxpayer-funded sex education program....

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Saturday, February 01, 2014
Feb 4-5: Pono Choices or Poor Choices?
By Hawaii Family Advocates @ 9:11 PM :: 5756 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment, Health Care

Board of Education (BOE) Hearing Tuesday, Feb 4th, 2014, 1:30 PM....

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Friday, January 31, 2014
Judge Tosses Gay Marriage Suit
By Andrew Walden @ 3:22 PM :: 4464 Views :: Family, First Amendment

...the Hawaii Attorney General argued that even if voters were tricked in 1998, they had no say in their family structure and that the legislature and governor were within their rights to force a new one on the people....

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014
When Government Keeps Teens from Seeing the Therapist
By Selected News Articles @ 10:26 PM :: 4670 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Health Care

NOTE: Hawaii HB1789 is a Therapy Ban modeled on the laws discussed in this article....

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Sunday, January 26, 2014
Hee, Ihara Introduce Competing Media Shield Bills
By News Release @ 12:43 AM :: 2770 Views :: First Amendment

Senator Hee introduced a bill to “generally” reenact Hawaii’s Shield Law.  So has Senator Ihara and a host of others....

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Saturday, January 25, 2014
Legislators Silencing Professional Counselors Free Speech?
By Hawaii Family Advocates @ 4:08 AM :: 4732 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment
This bill prohibits teachers and persons who are licensed to provide professional counseling from engaging in sexual orientation change efforts with a person under eighteen years of age.
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Thursday, January 23, 2014
Why They Marched, in Their Own Words
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:06 PM :: 3692 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Health Care

...even Americans who oppose abortion may be forced to support it—through Obamacare....

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Thursday, January 23, 2014
Grassroot Institute Talks to Duke Aiona
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:40 AM :: 5342 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Politicians, Republican Party
”We just went through a special session where many people felt that the process, in their words, was undemocratic.”
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Monday, January 20, 2014
How MLK's Faith Influenced His Public Life
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:30 PM :: 3391 Views :: First Amendment, Religion
King explained that “just as the Apostle Paul left his village of Tarsus and carried the gospel of Jesus Christ to the far corners of the Greco Roman world, so am I compelled to carry the gospel of freedom beyond my own home town.”
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Sunday, January 19, 2014
Home School Legal Defense Association Legislative Watch List
By News Release @ 2:07 PM :: 4360 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment

HSLDA advocates in state legislatures, at the invitation of state homeschool organizations....

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Friday, January 17, 2014
HB744 Forces Gay Agenda on Hawaii Churches
By Hawaii Family Advocates @ 10:57 PM :: 5791 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Religion

...any church or religious organization holding services at a state or county facility (such as a public school cafeteria or auditorium) could not deny services such as a same-sex marriage....

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Thursday, January 16, 2014
Hawaii Planned Parenthood Denies Lawmakers’ Request to See Its Graphic Sex Ed Curriculum
By Selected News Articles @ 2:29 AM :: 5257 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Life

Planned Parenthood’s noxious sex education rockets across the country at unprecedented rates—propelled by millions of dollars in Obamacare PREP grants....

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Saturday, January 11, 2014
Hawaii Family Advocates: See You at the Capitol January 15
By News Release @ 1:15 AM :: 3592 Views :: Family, First Amendment

...come to the capitol between noon and 5 p.m. on Wednesday, January 15 to meet with your representatives and senators....

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Friday, January 10, 2014
Hawaii churches prevail against atheists’ baseless lawsuit
By News Release @ 6:15 PM :: 4091 Views :: First Amendment, Religion

The two atheists can amend their complaint within 45 days of the dismissal order....

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Monday, January 06, 2014
Hawaii Family Forum: Organizing for Life, Family, and Religious Freedom
By News Release @ 8:15 PM :: 4975 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Religion

See what happens when people of faith actively participate in the electoral process....

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Friday, January 03, 2014
Meet the Humble Nuns Who Just Shook Up the Obama Administration
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:51 AM :: 4054 Views :: First Amendment, Health Care, Religion

The Little Sisters take care of more than 13,000 poor men and women around the world who are elderly....

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Thursday, January 02, 2014
2013 a bad year for Obamacare abortion pill mandate
By News Release @ 1:45 PM :: 3494 Views :: First Amendment, Health Care, Life

Alliance Defending Freedom and its allied attorneys are currently winning their cases by a wide margin, with court orders going 15-1 against the mandate....

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