How Heritage is preserving economic freedom for future generations

16 comments

In Uncategorized

As President Reagan said, “Freedom is never more than one generation from extinction.” Sure enough, a generation after his presidency, economic freedom suddenly has fallen out of favor with young people, largely because of left-wing dominance on America’s campuses and in our popular culture.

In this video, Heritage sends young people a simple message about capitalism: you need it to survive. Of course, capitalism needs young people too, or both will fail. That is why The Heritage Foundation is launching the speakers series “Free Markets: The Ethical Economic Choice” to remind young people about the blessings of liberty.

The series will illustrate that no other system has lifted more people out of poverty or better empowered them to pursue their dreams. Dr. Walter Williams, the John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics at George Mason University, kicked off this series, with more distinguished speakers to come.

We have the ability to share the best minds with a new generation because of your steadfast support. Thank you for standing with us as we preserve economic freedom for the next generation of Americans.

Watch Dr. Williams speak here.

What is the best way to show young Americans the importance of economic freedom?

Heritage tells Ohio’s story from the county fair

36 comments

In Uncategorized

 

Ohio has been called the kingmaker of states. A swing state, its voters—and its electoral votes—often provide the margin of victory in closely contested presidential races. As such, the Buckeye State is viewed as representing most of America.

The Daily Signal’s Rachel del Guidice traveled to the heart of this bellwether state, in which 80 out of 88 of counties voted for President Trump. Hitting the Stark County Fair, del Guidice talked with locals who voted for Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, and for Donald Trump in 2016. Why the switch? She asked.

Even though fair-goers may not label themselves as conservatives, they often agree with traditional conservative ideas. They want to fix immigration and stop illegal immigrants from gaming the system. They want to get rid of Obamacare, because their family members can’t afford its high premiums. They don’t like the welfare system. Nearly all of them distrust the media. And virtually all benefited from the recent tax cuts and are doing better economically than before.

Speaking with conservatives, moderates and even liberals, del Guidice discovered a huge appetite for conservative solutions to their problems—solutions that Barack Obama didn’t offer. The Heritage Foundation has the conservative solutions that Ohio voters want. We can tell their story through the Daily Signal.

As long as President Trump keeps delivering, we can depend on Middle America, to stand with with us. Thank you for trusting us to offer winning solutions, and to tell the story of people who are thriving.

Click here to tell us: What is your biggest conservative issue, almost two years in to the Trump Presidency?

What to expect from Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court hearings

27 comments

In Uncategorized

If you want more insight into Supreme Court confirmation process, or you want to know more about how the Kavanaugh hearing looks from the inside, Heritage provides valuable resources that help explain how the process is unfolding.

If you or someone you know wants to better understand the confirmation process, Heritage Explains just released a short article that lays it all out. It’s a great reference for those who aren’t familiar with the process, so please share it with others.

To help you make sense of what’s going on inside the Judiciary Committee right now, take a listen to the SCOTUS 101 podcast interview with Heritage legal scholar Thomas Jipping, below. He talks about the questions Brett Kavanaugh will likely have to handle during the hearings and how it will all pan out. Before coming to Heritage, Jipping worked for Sen. Orrin Hatch, R- Utah, a senior member of the Senate Judiciary committee. His insights are based on that valuable experience—and that’s something you won’t find anywhere else.

We’re delighted to shed light on the confirmation process, whether you have seen it all before, or this is your first time. Thank you for giving us that chance.

What do you think Americans are learning about Judge Kavanaugh from the hearings?  

FLASHBACK: Heritage expert recommends Kavanaugh to Trump White House

17 comments

In Uncategorized

Back in 2016, Heritage Expert John Malcom authored a list of stellar conservative jurists suitable to replace  the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. That list, which included Judge Brett Kavanaugh, appeared first in Heritage’s Daily Signal.

Shortly thereafter, the Trump campaign produced a list of its own. It included some of the same judges recommended by Malcolm, but Kavanaugh was not among them.

But last November, the White House updated its list and included Judge Kavanaugh. Doubtless Kavanaugh made that list due to his impressive conservative record on the bench, but it couldn’t have hurt that he came Heritage-recommended.

As John Malcom has said in speaking of court vacancies, “That’s why it’s so important that Heritage does what it can to educate candidates and the public about the power of the judiciary.”

The fact that the president would value our contributions to this very important process is a humbling honor that is only possible because of your support. Thank you for making this possible.

How do you feel about President Trump crediting Heritage for helping his Supreme Court decision?

Heritage fact checks Kavanaugh critics

5 comments

In Uncategorized

Well before the hearings got underway, liberals were throwing everything but the kitchen sink at Judge Brett Kavanaugh. By the end of the first day of hearings, the room was hip-deep in sinks. As liberals grow increasingly desperate in their attempt to obstruct his confirmation, there’s danger that the truth will get lost in the chaos. Fred Lucas at the Daily Signal took the time to break down some of their claims.

For example, some critics tried to claim that Kavanaugh sided with Nixon in the former president’s attempt to withhold the Watergate tapes. Lucas looked into it, then wrote an article explaining how Kavanaugh clearly rejected Nixon’s position.

Another bogus claim was that Kavanaugh opposed prosecuting presidents. A strange claim, indeed, Lucas noted, considering that Kavanaugh worked on the Special Counsel team that prosecuted President Clinton in 1998.

Liberal even claimed Kavanaugh dissented against Obamacare, when his court did not rule on the law itself, only on whether lawsuits could be brought before the law went into effect.

In all the arguments, there is a theme: Liberals don’t have substantive grounds to disqualify Kavanaugh, so they try to make something out of nothing. Heritage Members make it possible for Lucas to do the job the media should be doing: reporting facts.

 What questions would you ask if you were talking to Brett Kavanaugh?

Heritage expert fighting fake campaign against Kavanaugh

39 comments

In Uncategorized

Liberals reacted with horror when they learned that Justice Anthony Kennedy was retiring from the Supreme Court. Justice Kennedy, you’ll recall, was only nominated to the Court because the late Senator Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., successfully ginned up fake outrage against the previous nominee, Robert Bork.

Heritage expert Thomas Jipping is not about to let Judge Kavanaugh suffer the same fate as Judge Bork. Jipping spends his time dismantling the fake arguments of the leftists who seek to “Bork” Judge Kavanaugh.

In Jipping’s most recent piece, he explains the antics of the liberals on the judiciary committee, and why they are less than sincere. In another commentary published last week, he took down the argument that Kavanaugh legislates from the bench by giving clear examples of Kavanaugh interpreting the law as he reads it, not how he wants it to be. Jipping shows time after time that Kavanaugh will do what the law requires.

With experts like Jipping, we can see how Kavanaugh really works. Thanks to the steadfast support of Heritage members, we have the best people in place to stop fake liberal arguments before they can harm conservatives like Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Why do you think the left is so desperate to stop Kavanaugh?

Tucker Carlson calls David Azerrad ‘Smartest Conservative’

2 comments

In Uncategorized

Tucker Carlson wanted to know why the term “socialism” was catching on, when its failures and brutalism have been so evident over the last century. So he asked Heritage expert David Azerrad.

Azerrad, who directs Heritage’s Simon Center for Principles and Politics, had good news/bad news answer. The good news: the new “socialists” aren’t looking to copy the Soviet Union. The bad news: today’s socialism is a bolder, more aggressive version of the same liberalism that has already failed in America.

Heritage is able to attract some of the best minds in the conservative movement, thanks to our generous members. Please watch for yourself and see why even Tucker Carlson marveled at the clear way in which Azerrad explained an otherwise complicated subject. Thank you for making that possible.

Do you think the people who are calling for socialism just want big government, or something even more radical?

Tax cuts aren’t just ‘crumbs’ in this factory town

2 comments

In Uncategorized

Tom Condon works at Jamison Doors in Hagerstown, Maryland. On a recent segment of “Underreported”, the Daily Signal’s video documentary series, he told Heritage’s Kelsey Harkness that politicians like Nancy Pelosi are generally out of touch with people like him and his family. He doesn’t believe, as Pelosi says, that the tax cuts were merely “crumbs.”

John Williams, CEO of Jamison Doors, told Harkness that the economy improved nearly overnight after the election of President Trump. He attested to the new equipment and employee bonuses that he could invest in because of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Bonuses were all too rare before the law was passed, and now, according to Condon and Williams, they don’t have to be.

Condon has two adult children with disabilities. Thanks to the bonus he received, he’s now able to remodel his home to accommodate their needs.

Meanwhile, Williams is expanding the company, using the money the government isn’t taking from it to open a new, larger facility.. These are some of the real stories behind America’s comeback economy, and we are proud to tell them.

Thanks to members of The Heritage Foundation, skilled storytellers like Kelsey Harkness can showcase the good that conservative solutions do for people and businesses on Main Streets throughout America. Their real life experiences dismantle the liberal lie that only rich people benefit from tax cuts.

Do you think the tax cuts are helping working families?

How Conservative policies can save foster families

1 comment

In Uncategorized

Heritage expert Emilie Kao a real problem: the foster care process is under assault by liberal jurisdictions. In California, the District of Columbia, and Massachusetts, she says, liberals have excluded faith-based groups from participating in their traditional role of recruiting foster parents.

That’s a huge problem, because the drug crisis is creating a record need for foster parents, who won’t be matched to foster kids if liberal states keep interfering with a process that works. Kansas and Oklahoma passed special laws to protect these faith-based groups. Liberal groups like the ACLU are fighting these laws in Michigan and Texas. Congress is considering the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act, which would enshrine these protections at the federal level.

Thank you for standing with us as we stand up for foster kids left waiting because of liberal grandstanding against faith-based groups. Without your steadfast support, their story may go untold, and their problems unsolved.

Do you think that faith-based groups need federal protection from state and local government?

How a Heritage idea helped a blind student play football

Leave a Comment

In Uncategorized

Meet Adonis Watt, the blind football player who overcomes his disability.

A 12 News exclusive: Meet Adonis Watt, the Brophy College Preparatory freshman football player who is completely BLIND. I've never met anyone like Adonis, he is as tough as they come on the field. He's not scared, loves tackling people, and just loves everything about the game.God is working on something special with him because he is going to inspire and help A LOT of people. I'm just the platform to help share his story. Adonis will inspire & challenge you. Here is the full link in case you missed it. :)Thank you to Adonis and his family for welcoming me and allowing me the priviledge. I hope this moves you as much as it moved me!#12Sports

Posted by Tresa Tudrick 12 News on Monday, August 13, 2018

Lindsey Burke, director of Heritage’s Center for Education Policy, tells the inspirational story of Adonis Watt, a freshman at Brophy College Prep who plays on the school football team with his classmates.

Adonis is a blind student with a lot going for him. And one of the things going for him is the fact that he lives in Arizona,  . These accounts, based on an idea promoted by Heritage experts, allow his parents to take 90 percent of what the government would spend on Adonis at a public school — and spend it at a school like Brophy, which has more to offer to kids like Adonis.

His parents can also use their accounts to pay for private tutors, online learning, special education services, therapies, textbooks, and individual courses. They can even roll over unused funds from year-to-year, or save unused funds for college expenses.

Do you think that education savings accounts should be adopted in your state?

« Older Entries

What You'll Find Here

  • Heritage Impact - Reports on how Heritage is changing the debate in Washington, in the media, and around the country.
  • Heritage Work - Updates on Heritage Foundation research, analysis and other work to advance conservative principles in Washington and around the country.
  • Member Stories - Profiles of Heritage Foundation members from around the nation featuring their stories and why they support Heritage and conservative ideas.
  • Other Work of Note
  • Member Events