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The debate between conservatives over the Christian ideals of forgiveness vs. punishment and justice has run the gamut over the years. This debate has historically raged not only on the death penalty issue, but also on the issue of corporal punishment in schools. We look at current court standards, a history of the debate and major news stories dealing with these issues.
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What are "Stand Your Ground" Laws?
Looking into Stand Your Ground laws from a conservative perspective.

The Unneccesary Politics of the George Zimmerman Trial
Analyzing the Zimmerman-Martin case and how it became an unfortunate and unnecessary political case.

Putting Gun Death Statistics in Perspective
Looking at some of the statistics regularly used in gun arguments, and how they are skewed to alter the debate.

NRA Should Be Applauded for Gun Safety Efforts
A look as to why the NRA is a valuable asset in the battle against gun violence.

Q&A: Gun Rights, Gun Control, and Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to frequently asked questions about gun control from a conservative perspective.

Violence, Guns, and The Culture
Gun violence in America, how to change the culture, and a defense of the 2nd amendment.

Obama's Illegal Immigration Order
An analysis of the reasons President Obama may have signed the order to end deportations for certain illegal immigrants.

Conservative Perspectives on Hate Crimes Laws
Conservative perspectives on hate crime laws and legislation.

What Does Justice Sonia Sotomayor's Confirmation Mean to Conservatives
With Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation a done deal, what can conservatives expect from this center-left jurist?

Top 5 Conservative Supreme Court Justices
Perhaps the most important role of a conservative judiciary is securing the courts against judicial activism by liberal judges aiming to reinvent the Constitution. Conservative judges not only need to practice judicial restraint, they must also take steps to overturn unconstitutional decisions. Nowhere is this concept more important than on the US Supreme Court, where judicial interpretation sets…

COPS Improvements Act
Under a liberally controlled Congress and with a liberal president at the helm, the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program would not only be expanded, but the very performance standards showing it to be a failure would be eliminated.

Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing & Record of Sale Act
Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act is a gun control advocate's dream bill and a gun owner's nightmare.

Death Penalty: The Only Justice For Killers?
In this excellent article by About.com's crime and punishment Guide, Charles Montaldo, both sides of the death penalty debate are examined and discussed.

Why Conservatives Support Privacy Rights
Privacy concerns rise following reports of widespread government surveillance.

Obama Administration Scandal Tracker
Looking at major scandals of the Obama administration.

"College Expels Student Who Advocated Corporal Punishment" -- NY Times
A college student who turned in a paper in 2004 advocating the use of corporal punishment in the classroom was dismissed from the college after receiving an A-minus. Find out how the case was finally resolved in February 2006.

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