This Memorial Day weekend, the Blaze TV will feature Veteran Nation, a documentary that honors the courage and heroism of our veterans from Bunker Hill to Baghdad.
Co-written and co-produced by Heritage Foundation vice president James Carafano, Veteran Nation reviews how those who served have been treated throughout history, the challenges they face returning home, and what we can do to serve them.
“Catesby Jones has declared war on the Internet sales tax,” Heritage’s Rob Bluey explains. ”As president of the 28-year-old clothing company Peace Frogs, his business relies on Internet purchases to stay profitable. Compliance with the so-called Marketplace Fairness Act could put him out of business — or at least create a regulatory compliance nightmare.”
Speaking Monday at The Heritage Foundation, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) outlined a conservative vision of a free society based on America’s first principles.
Two institutions lie at the core of American freedom, he said during his remarks in Heritage’s Lehrman Auditorium: “A free enterprise economy and voluntary civil society.” These organically-developed systems “work for everyone” by “harnessing individuals’ self interest to work for the common good.”
American freedom can bring people together, he said, while big-government policies divide people into interest groups and turn citizens into dependents.
Lee also rejected the liberal myth that conservatives simply to oppose progress. “The left has created a false narrative that liberals are for things and conservatives are against things,” he said.
The conservative movement “is about the nation we want to be,” he said. “We have to do a better job showing [the American people] our vision for America.”
How do you think we can better explain this vision of freedom to the American people?
Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint joined Heritage’s John Fogarty last week for a conversation with Heritage members about the future of the conservative movement and how Heritage plans to lead the charge.
During the teleconference, DeMint said the conservative movement must refocus on core principles and messaging those principles to all Americans. And he said Heritage will play a leading role in this process.
As Heritage Foundation Founder Ed Feulner has always said, it is better to add and multiply the conservative movement than it it to divide and subtract.
This is why for the last 36 years Heritage has hosted the annual Resource Bank meeting: to bring together conservative leaders and organizations from around the country and around the world. Attendees will talk strategy, share tactics and best practices, and work to strengthen the movement.
This year’s meeting kicks off next Wednesday in Orlando. Highlights include: Continue Reading »
Retiring Heritage Foundation President Ed Feulner laughs during this year’s Presidents’ Tour. Photo: Shealah Craighead
Today is my last day as president of The Heritage Foundation, and I want to write you one last note in that capacity. We’ve had quite a ride these last three-and-a-half decades, and I leave knowing that Heritage will flourish under my successor, Jim DeMint.
I want to thank you for your generous support, of course, but more importantly, to tell you to remain optimistic about the future. Yes, progressives are on the offensive, aggressively trying to remake our country using a Euro-socialist mold. But this is why we must now redouble our efforts, not lessen or abandon them. Continue Reading »