The Gun Debate
American Values is a non-profit organization. As such it cannot endorse or oppose candidates for public office. But it is allowed to debate issues, and one issue dominating the headlines today is gun control.
Just a little over three years ago, Hillary Clinton declared, "I'm not here to repeal the Second Amendment. I'm not here to take away your guns."
Today, it seems that many on the left do want to repeal the Second Amendment and take away our guns. For example, progressives are cheering calls to "license" gun owners and confiscate AR-15s.
The Second Amendment is a right, not a privilege like driving a car. But the left is also attacking the First Amendment rights of freedom of speech and freedom of religion.
There are at least 15 million AR-15s in the United States. Anyone evil enough to go into a shopping center to kill dozens of people is not going to give up their gun. Anyone willing to give up their gun because the law requires it is not going to commit a mass shooting.
All the left's gun-grabbing will accomplish is the disarming of law-abiding Americans.
America's Energy Miracle
The United States is in the middle of the energy revolution. In June, we surpassed Saudi Arabia as the world's leading exporter of oil. OPEC and Russia are slashing production in order to prop up oil prices. This success is due largely to modern technological miracles like fracking.
Remember not long ago when gas prices were twice what they are today? Remember the left's response? Barack Obama said, "We can't just drill our way out of the problem."
Well, he was wrong. That's exactly what we did!
And the left is just as wrong today when it demands that we surrender this tremendous achievement. As I noted last week, Russia would love to see us enact the policies advanced by the radical environmentalist movement.
Values Voter Summit
Join me in our nation's capital, October 11th - 13th, for the 2019 Values Voter Summit.
Vice President Mike Pence said, "The Values Voter Summit [is] the greatest gathering of conservative pro-family Americans in the nation." And he is absolutely right!
That's why American Values has been a proud sponsor of the Summit every year.
This year's Summit will feature an incredible lineup of top government officials, opinion makers and faith leaders, such as:
- Dr. Bill Bennett
- Ken Blackwell
- Brigitte Gabriel
- Dana Loesch
- Rep. Mark Meadows
- Lt. Col. Oliver North
- Todd Starnes
- And many, many more!
There will be educational and informative breakout sessions on a range of topics, including:
- Why Christians Should Support Israel
- Engaging Millennials On Socialism, The Sanctity of Life And Gun Control
- The Progressive Assault On Freedom Of Conscience
- The Darkening Landscape Of American Education
In addition, there will be a gala celebration honoring Pastor Andrew Brunson.
American Values is hosting a special luncheon Saturday, October 12th.
Seats are going fast, so be certain to reserve yours now at valuesvotersummit.org.
I look forward to seeing you there!