Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 06.18.19

Dear Conservatives: Giving the State Even More Power Won’t Solve Our Problems
Zachary Yost, Mises Wire

Desperate times do indeed call for desperate measures, but they do not call for any measure, simply because it is desperate.

Bernie Sanders Is Selling a Socialist Fantasy
Ramesh Ponnuru, Bloomberg Opinion

A listener to his speech would never know that socialism has gone wrong or that capitalism has done good.

Texas Governor Signs “Save Chik-fil-A” Law
Howard Friedman, Religion Clause

On Monday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law S.B. 1978 (full text) which prohibits any governmental entity in Texas from taking adverse action against any person because of the person’s affiliation, contribution or support for a religious organization.

Appellate Court Upholds Constitutionality of Federal Hate Crimes Act Conviction Based on the Commerce Clause
Ilya Somin, The Volokh Conspiracy

The decision is a complicated ruling that potentially sets a dangerous precedent for the scope of federal power under the Constitution.

Joe Carter

Joe Carter is a Senior Editor at the Acton Institute. Joe also serves as an editor at the The Gospel Coalition, a communications specialist for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and as an adjunct professor of journalism at Patrick Henry College. He is the editor of the NIV Lifehacks Bible and co-author of How to Argue like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History's Greatest Communicator (Crossway).