Rise to the moment of truth Thursday, August 18, 2022

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1819 News Contributor Stephanie Holden Smith talks the Respect for Marriage Act on FM Talk 1065

Listen to 1819 News Contributor Stephanie Holden Smith on Midday Mobile with Sean Sullivan as they discuss the Respect for Marriage Act.

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1819 News Contributor Stephanie Holden Smith talks the "test" recently sent out to Mountain Brook students on News Talk 93.1 News & Views

Listen to 1819 News Contributor Stephanie Holden Smith on News & Views with Joey Clark as they discuss the "test" recently sent out to Mountain Brook students, the continuous modifying of definitions being attempted by the Left, and the fact that Republicans don't always walk the talk.

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Stephanie Holden Smith: The 'Respect for Marriage Act' will destroy America

As I’ve pointed out recently, members of Congress tend to name pieces of legislation the exact opposite of what the bill actually does. The “Respect for Marriage Act” is no different.

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1819 News Contributor Stephanie Holden Smith talks "action civics" on FM Talk 1065

Listen to 1819 News Contributor Stephanie Holden Smith on Midday Mobile with Sean Sullivan as they discuss "action civics" and Doug Jones' involvement in pushing a proposed bill in the U.S. House of Representatives called the "Civics Secures Democracy Act."

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Stephanie Holden Smith talks the AEA on FM Talk 1065

Listen to 1819 News Contributor Stephanie Holden Smith on The Jeff Poor Show as they discuss the AEA professional association and its apparent focus on its members and not on education, as evidenced by abysmal student test scores.

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Stephanie Holden Smith talks the Civics Secures Democracy Act currently in Congress on News Talk 93.1 News & Views

Listen to 1819 News Contributor Stephanie Holden Smith on News & Views with Joey Clark as they discuss her op-ed on the Civics Secures Democracy Act, parents running for school board positions throughout the state in an effort to take back schools for their kids, and the Biden administration's radical decision to refuse school lunches for poor children unless schools cave to the administration's sexual agenda.

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Stephanie Holden Smith: The Civics Secures Democracy Act is a leftist attempt at a cultural coup

The Civics Secures Democracy Act is clearly a leftist attempt at a civics coup; it must be stopped.

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Stephanie Holden Smith: Health Department slogan seems to be 'Just wear it'

The Alabama Department of Public Health and their unelected leader, Scott Harris, are back to pushing masks as a COVID mitigation strategy.

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Stephanie Holden Smith: Let us speak boldly!

"The old canard says, ‘You can’t legislate morality.’ The truth is you can’t avoid legislating morality. Every law says, ‘It’s not okay to do this thing’ or ‘You must do this thing.’ Every law legislates morality.  Morality will be legislated. The only question is, whose morality?” (God, Caesar, and Idols, by Rick D. Boyer)

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Stephanie Holden Smith: Hope is not a COVID strategy

We’ve probably all heard the adage, “hope is not a strategy.” Books have been written on it, troops and teams have been motivated by it, parents and politicians have used it as a reason to create attainable goals and plan for the future. What we might not have seen or even imagined before is “hope” being used as both strategy and justification for a public health response to a worldwide pandemic.

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Stephanie Holden Smith: A love of self, a love of state

Despite politically charged calls for packing the court, I don’t believe we’re witnessing a Constitutional crisis at all; recent SCOTUS rulings actually assert that our system works when judicial activism is left idling in the minority. That will work for people on both sides of the aisle if we have patience to let it. However, I do believe that what we’re witnessing is a crisis of a love of self and a love of statism.

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Stephanie Holden Smith: You catch more flies with money

While politics are clearly and incontrovertibly relational, political campaigns have developed into something entirely different. In fact, the political campaign version of, “you can catch more flies with honey” must be, “you can catch more flies with money.”

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Stephanie Holden Smith: These are not the saviors you're looking for

Sadly, too many of us spend our lives looking for something other than God to fill our longing for meaning: business, family, entertainment, and politics come to mind. But in relentlessly pursuing secular things that hold little eternal value, we remain unfulfilled and wonder why our lives never reach a state of satisfaction. There is no doubt that many people pursuing things other than God achieve a measure of “happiness” for a time: Fame. Comfort.  Status.  Pleasure.  Wealth.

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Stephanie Holden Smith: Politics as a contact sport

People tend to make jokes and judgements about lawyers, politicians, and lobbyists being liars and/or living without personal scruples; politics does indeed seem to breed some more than capable fish-story-tellers. 

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Stephanie Holden Smith: Tribalism and citizenship

Aren’t individual liberty and freedom two of our most valuable and foundational tenants? What happened to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness? Are they now antiquated notions in an increasingly global society? We better hope not and we better advocate otherwise. Our republican principles have enabled the greatest political experiment in the history of civilization to succeed and the entire world is better for it.

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Guest Editorial: Once again, state educators show they don't believe parents should have a choice

Sen. Del Marsh filed and moved his school choice bill, dubbed the PCA (Parental Choice Act) last week. Unfortunately, the educational...

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Guest Editorial: This perpetual state of emergency has forgotten 'we the people'

By Stephanie Holden Smith   The state of Alabama – our state - has been in a perpetual “state of emergency” since Governor Kay Ivey...