Here’s One Unique Way You Can Strengthen the Conservative Movement—and Save on Your Taxes Too

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Children with the American flag.

For The Heritage Foundation, leadership means that when facing problems like health care, economic growth, or immigration, we first consult our nation’s highest principles — the principles enshrined in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

Now if you’re 70 ½ or older, there’s a unique way you can get involved in helping Heritage provide the principled leadership America needs. You can donate up to $100,000 from your IRA to Heritage tax free!

But you’ll have to act fast. This opportunity expires on December 31. Please see below for more information about this limited-time opportunity.

If you have arranged for a 2013 gift from your IRA, or if you have any questions, please contact my colleague Lori McNicoll at (800) 409-2003. Continue Reading »

Happy Thanksgiving

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Support Heritage Through the Combined Federal Campaign

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If you’re a federal employee or a member of our armed services, you can donate to The Heritage Foundation through the Combined Federal Campaign, which withdraws a contribution directly from your paycheck.

To donate to Heritage, use CFC #10155. Visit the CFC website for more information about opportunities in your workplace.

The Perks of Being a Heritage Foundation Intern: Meeting Sen. Ted Cruz

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Heritage Foundation interns pose with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)

Heritage Foundation interns pose with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)

The Heritage Foundation’s Young Leaders program provides many opportunities for Heritage interns to expand their knowledge of conservative thought.

At weekly luncheons, Heritage experts instruct us on America’s First Principles—the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the principles of America’s Founding. These lectures, and other events that are held across the nation’s capital, help us to understand the importance of Heritage’s work and how we can carry it on in the future.

Better still, the paid program provides us with the opportunity to gain real work experience, develop professional skills, and enhance our expertise in public policy issues by interacting with Heritage experts and outside speakers.

But there are other perks as well. A dozen Heritage interns volunteered to help out at the American Spectator’s recent Robert L. Bartley Gala in Washington. And afterwards, we had the chance to meet Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who has inspired us this fall with his stands on Obamacare and other issues.

Learn more about the Young Leaders Program here.

Can the Treaty Power Undermine the Constitution and American Sovereignty?

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaking at Heritage on October 30, 2013. Photo: Lindsey Martin

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaking at Heritage on October 30, 2013. Photo: Lindsey Martin

An overly broad interpretation of Congress’ power under the Constitution to ratify treaties could allow for unlimited government and undermine American sovereignty, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) warned last week in an address at The Heritage Foundation.

The Constitution is designed to limit the power of the federal government and thereby protect our liberty, Cruz said in his address, the last installment of The Heritage Foundation’s Preserving the Constitution series.

But a new case before the Supreme Court, United States v. Bond, could effectively grant the federal government never-ending authority.

The notion that “the Treaty Clause is a trump card that defeats all of the remaining structural limitations on the federal government is not a proposition that is logically defensible,” he said.

Read more about the Treaty Clause in the Heritage Guide to the Constitution.

Do you think our sovereignty is threatened?

You Have to Read This Story About Honoring a Fallen Marine

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The Heritage Foundation’s John Von Kannon recounts a story about honoring a fallen Marine that reminds us why America is great.

“While our government might be broken,” he writes, “our country isn’t.”

Read the whole story on The Foundry.

An Honest Obamacare Commercial

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Taxpayer-funded commercials paint a rosy picture of the Affordable Care Act. But let’s face it, Obamacare is unworkable. Enjoy our parody.

With Tom Clancy’s Passing, Conservatives Lost an Ally

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Tom Clancy. Photo: Wikimedia/Gary Wayne Gilbert

Tom Clancy. Photo: Wikimedia/Gary Wayne Gilbert

Only two men could make the American public really care about a strong national defense, Heritage Foundation vice president James Carafano writes on FoxNews.com. One was President Reagan, and the other was Tom Clancy.

So conservatives lost an ally when Clancy, author of bestsellers like The Hunt for Red October, passed away this week in Baltimore at the age of 66.

Carafano explains Clancy’s gift: Continue Reading »

California Student Blocked from Handing Out Copies of Heritage’s Pocket Constitution

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You may think that Constitution Day would be the perfect day to exercise your First Amendment free speech rights. But this was not the case for one college student.

Robert Van Tuinen, a student at Modesto Junior College in California, wanted to pass out copies of The Heritage Foundation’s pocket Declaration of Independence and Constitution to his fellow students.

But not even ten minutes had passed when college bureaucrats put a stop to this. They told him he would have to fill out forms and get permission from the administration to distribute copies of America’s founding documents. And even with this permission, he could only hand them out within an approved “free speech zone.”

Robert Shibley at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education said the video above “should send a chill down the spine of every American.”

If you would like to help promote our constitutional freedoms,  you can purchase your own copies of the pocket Constitution at The Heritage Foundation bookstore.

Do you think students should be prohibited from passing out copies of the Constitution of the United States?

Record-Breaking Gift Strengthens Heritage’s Foreign Policy Research

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Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis

Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis

The Heritage Foundation has received a record-breaking $26 million gift to support our research on foreign policy and national defense issues.

“Following decades of strong support, the family of the late Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis announced that they have made a $26 million gift to support the work and mission of the Davis Institute for International Studies at the Heritage Foundation,” Heritage’s press release says.

Heritage is extremely thankful for this generous gift. In a special statement, Heritage’s Board expressed “its profound respect and gratitude to the family of Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis for their many years of friendship to The Heritage Foundation and for their principled commitment to advance the cause of freedom in America and abroad.”

The Heritage press release has more: Continue Reading »

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