Consider Separation of Church and State when Addressing Gay Marriage

November 29th, 2009

Star-Ledger
November 29, 2009

What does government have to do with marriage? I was brought up to believe that we had a constitutional separation between church and state — intentionally designed by the founding fathers so they could not tell us what our churches, synagogues, and mosques could and could not do. If that is the case, why are legislators across the country, and most recently in New Jersey, agonizing over bills to define marriage?
Wouldn’t it be better if government’s only role were to recognize the legal relationship between two consenting adults — something that occurs when you get your marriage license? Let’s call that license something other than a “marriage” license and leave the government’s role there.

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Former governor shares opinions about political climate

November 17th, 2009

Former governor shares opinions about political climate 
By BRUCE A. SCRUTON
NJ Herald
11/17/2009

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We Shouldn’t be Attacking our Own

November 11th, 2009

Politico
November 11, 2009

RNC Chairman Michael Steele’s promise that the GOP will “come after” incumbents who support President Barack Obama’s policies is inexcusable. I like Steele personally — he was an original co-chairman of the Republican Leadership Council along with former Missouri Sen. Jack Danforth and me. He took on that role, he said, because he recognized that the party needed to be able to accommodate Republicans who might come out in different places on various issues. I wish he were still championing that message.

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Some Advice for Chris Christie

November 10th, 2009

The Record
November 10, 2009

I was delighted to see New Jersey voters last week choose Chris Christie to be our next governor. I respect and admire Chris, and believe he will do an excellent job for our state.

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Climate Change Forecast

November 4th, 2009

Roll Call
November 4, 2009

Environmental activists surely assumed that, once in office, President Barack Obama and the Democratic Congress would take significant steps to address climate change in the near term.  Unfortunately, the effect of the tumultuous health care debate in Washington is likely to be that no climate change bill will reach the president’s desk anytime soon.  There is just too much acrimony over health care to see movement on this equally important issue, not to mention the difficulty posed by the soaring national debt, which leaves no funds to address the problem.

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Whitman tells business: Environmental rules not the enemy

November 4th, 2009

Whitman tells business: Environmental rules not the enemy
By TOM ZANKI
The Express-Times

November 4, 2009

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Go green, Valley business leaders told – Former EPA chief urges Chamber group to develop Earth-friendly policies now.

November 4th, 2009

Go green, Valley business leaders told
Former EPA chief urges Chamber group to develop Earth-friendly policies now.
By Gregory Karp

The Morning Call
November 4, 2009     

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Chris Christie supporters erupt in cheers at election night headquarters in Parsippany

November 3rd, 2009

Chris Christie supporters erupt in cheers at election night headquarters in Parsippany
By Claire Heininger/Statehouse Bureau
Star-Ledger

November 3, 2009

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