Tag: state

Washington Foreign Press Center Briefing on “The State of Religious Freedom around the Globe”

MODERATOR: Thank you for joining us this morning at the Washington Foreign Press Center. Our speaker today is Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Samuel Brownback. The topic of today’s briefing is the state of religious freedom around the globe. Ambassador Brownback will start with some opening remarks and then take your questions. Ambassador. AMBASSADOR BROWNBACK: Thank you very...

Can the Federal Government Mandate Health Insurance?

If Massachusetts can force its citizens to buy health insurance or if other states can force their citizens to buy car insurance, why can’t the federal government force us all to buy health insurance? Well the answer, from a constitutional perspective, is relatively straightforward. It’s because the federal government is a government of limited and enumerated powers only. So every...

California Forward: How to Move Government Closer to the People – Sign our Petition

[music-guitar] The most complex problems [rain falling] sometimes have the most common-sense solutions. [birds chirping] In california our government is too far from the people that represents. It’s easy for leaders to lose touch with the communities they serve. Too often funding comes with restrictions that limit the flexibility local governments [stretching sound] need to solve a problem. And when...