state legislatures

The ERA can't be revived

Bob Marshall, The Virginian-Pilot

Lately, proponents of the Equal Rights Amendment have claimed that they only need three more states to ratify it, instead of 38 as the Constitution requires. In doing so, they're asking for special treatment, not equal treatment. By 1982, 35 states had ratified the ERA, and five had rescinded their ratifications. In 2017-18, two states — Illinois and Nevada — attempted to resurrect the amendment and ratified it. Despite these recent political maneuvers, the Virginia General Assembly should acknowledge the facts and stop posturing on a dead ERA.

It’s the Primaries, Stupid: Have You Filed For Office Yet?

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
The filing deadlines in six states (Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Texas, Ohio, North Carolina) have already passed and the deadline for Mississippi is tomorrow, January 8, but that leaves 43 states and the other U.S. jurisdictions where conservatives can and should file for office – any office.

Obama’s true legacy is a reinvigorated GOP in the States

Tyler O’Neill, PJ Media

New conservative leaders are cutting taxes, cleaning up regulation, and cultivating a strong environment for business. For the first time in a long time, manufacturing jobs are coming back to the United States.

States Will Reclaim the Constitution

Walter E. Williams, CNS News

State legislatures are essential to reclaim the constitution and protect us from unconstitutional acts of Congress.

High Statehouse Turnover & the GOP

Jordan Bloom, American Conservative

Lots of new state legislators means conservatives at the local level are taking over state parties.

GOP Could Hold House for Decades

Reid Wilson, National Journal

The Supreme Court’s Voting Rights Act decision virtually guarantees control of state legislatures.