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Wednesday, May 20, 2015
The Battle of Indiana
April 2015 Volume 44, Number 4
The Battle of Indiana and the Promise of Battles to Come
David French National Review
David Frenchis a writer for National Review
and National Review Online. A graduate of Harvard Law School, he is
former president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education,
former senior counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice, and
has taught at Cornell Law School. He is a columnist for Patheos and is the author or co-author of several books, including most recently the number one New York Times-bestselling Rise of ISIS: A Threat We Can't Ignore.
Mr. French is a major in the United States Army Reserve (IRR). In 2007,
he was deployed to Iraq, where he was awarded the Bronze Star.
following is adapted from a speech delivered on April 21, 2015, at
Hillsdale College's Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional
Studies and Citizenship in Washington, D.C.
The dust is
clearing from the Twitter and Facebook battlefields, the people of
Indiana are out from under the white-hot glare of the national media,
and both sides are taking stock. Who won the Battle of Indiana? Who
lost? What's next for religious liberty in America?While
conservative pessimists looked at Indiana, watched its politicians
immediately compromise, and saw defeat, a closer look shows something
else. . . . continue reading