Heritage Foundation scholar and former Attorney General Ed Meese, who was actively involved in the last major immigration bill in 1986, has a letter in today’s Wall Street Journal reminding lawmakers not to repeat the mistakes of the 1986 amnesty.
The Gang of Eight immigration legislation contains “pretty much the same ‘penalties and hurdles’” as the 1986 legislation, Meese writes. Reagan admitted the 1986 reform was amnesty.
That amnesty, Meese writes, had consequences today’s lawmakers should keep in mind: Continue Reading »
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) wears a Heritage necktie on the Senate floor Monday. (Photo: C-SPAN)
An eagle-eyed Heritage Foundation supporter noticed that Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) was wearing a Heritage necktie Monday on the Senate floor during his remarks on immigration.
He follows in the footsteps of his colleague Rand Paul, who has been seen severaltimes on television sporting Heritage neckwear.
The next time you get up in public to speak for your beliefs, you can dress like Chuck Grassley. Order your own silk Heritage Foundation tie, specially produced for Heritage by Vineyard Vines, from the Heritage bookstore.
Heritage Foundation national security experts James Carafano and James Talent were in St. Louis yesterday for a special screening of “Veteran Nation,” a new documentary about the treatment of America’s veterans.
The nation and its communities need to keep that past in mind, says former U.S. Sen. Jim Talent, R-Mo., to make sure that veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq are treated correctly, particularly after more than a decade of combat.
“We’ve never had so many people in almost continuous combat for so long,” Talent said in an interview Tuesday…
“Every generation is different,” said James Carafano, a co-producer and co-writer. “How you treat veterans is a decision you make as a generation.” …
The St. Louis screening is the latest of about 100 showings in recent months, Carafano said. He emphasized that the aim was to help veterans and promote community awareness of their needs. Carafano also is president of a nonprofit group, “Esprit de Corps,” set up “to educate the public about veterans affairs.
Forty-five concerned citizens, including several local news outlets, attended yesterday’s screening in St. Louis.
Watch the trailer for the documentary, which is offered free to pro-veterans groups who want to host screenings:
The latest front in this struggle between freedom and security is the recently-exposed National Security Agency electronic surveillance program, through which the government allegedly captures e-mail and other data transmitted online.
Getting the balance right between security and freedom is critical, Carafano argues. “There is no question it can be done right,” he says. “In the case of battling transnational terrorism, Washington has honed instruments such as the Patriot Act and the FISA courts to do just that.” Continue Reading »
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.