Something important is happening this month. Big news is coming for net neutrality, and it’s coming tomorrow February 26th.
Keating Center Staff’s Articles
Obamacare controversy is back in the headlines. This time the issue centers around the wording of the law, and which government entity gets to interpret that ruling. According to the Supreme Court blog, the issue is, “whether the program of tax credits applies only in the consumer marketplaces set up by sixteen states, and not at federally operated sites in thirty-four states.”
According to Eric Posner, a professor at the University of Chicago Law School, college students are not really adults who can handle having their ideas challenged, but are more like children who need protection from freedom of speech.
The Keating Center, like its name sake- Governor Frank Keating- has long been a fan of capitalism, and the options and opportunities it provides. According to Forbes, “Indeed, one of the key achievements of a market economy is expanding the array of options for such exchange possibilities. Markets themselves create a global web of friendly, voluntary connections.”
American free enterprise is the economic populism we need and must support. It has built the most successful economy in history and built it from the bottom up.”
Can capitalism find any compatibility with Catholicism? The Catholic University of America thinks so.
The Supreme Court is about to write the final chapter of whether not it is constitutional to define marriage as between a man and a woman.
“LGBT citizens deserve the right to express their belief regarding sexual orientation and deserve to be respected for their position without hate and discrimination, but Christians also have the right to express their beliefs as well.”
“Freedom” is a word on many lips this week, especially “freedom of speech,” “freedom of expression,” and the “freedom of the press,” because of the recent attack on the Charlie Hebdo office, the office of a satirical paper, in Paris. Since the attack, many articles have been written about why satire matters, and why we must defend someone’s right to write things we may actually disagree with.
On Wednesday, the Charlie Hebdo office in Paris was attacked by gunmen and and 12 people were killed. According to President Hollande of France, “This was an assault on the expression of freedom that is the spirit of the republic.”