What a year it’s been! You are an investor in America’s future and in the conservative movement. Thank you once again for your support of The Heritage Foundation and for all our achievements in 2018!

• Among the many Heritage national defense recommendations followed by the Trump Administration is the suspension of U.S. aid to Pakistan, a supporter of the Taliban and other terrorist networks.
• Heeding the advice of Heritage Senior Fellow Mike Gonzalez, the U.S. Census Committee announces it will not create a new ethnic category in the 2020 Census (Middle East North Africa or “MENA”). This clandestine effort would have divided America along yet another ethnic line and fanned the flames of identity politics.

• The University of Pennsylvania announces that in its study of 7,815 think tanks around the world, The Heritage Foundation ranked No. 1 in terms of impacting public policy. The UPenn study also ranks Heritage No. 2 for “Think Tanks to Watch in 2018” and No. 4 for “Best Use of Social Media and Networks.”
• Vice President Mike Pence appoints Heritage Senior Fellow Dean Cheng, Heritage’s expert in Chinese military thinking and strategy, to the new U.S. Space Council Advisory Committee.

• Amid liberals’ anti-gun fervor in the wake of the tragic Parkland, Fla., school shooting, Heritage holds a successful “School Safety Teach-In.” The event brings together young people, teachers, mental health professionals, and policy experts to talk about solutions that could actually prevent school violence.

• A grassroots campaign by Heritage Action for America to get senators to confirm President Trump’s judicial nominees results in another great confirmation: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
• Heritage President Kay Coles James is interviewed by Fox News’ Chris Wallace as the “Power Player of the Week” segment. This comes on the heels of similar features on James in Politico Playbook’s “Women to Watch” Power List and CQ’s “18 to Watch in 2018.” These interviews are part of Heritage’s renewed effort to take the conservative message to more women, minorities, and young people.
• An idea first conceived by The Heritage Foundation’s Will Skillman Fellow Lindsey Burke—Education Savings Accounts for children from military families— is introduced as legislation in Congress. Heritage Action delivers to Capitol Hill a letter of support signed by 2,000 military connected families.

• Using talking points straight out of commentary by Heritage Senior Fellow Jim Phillips, President Trump announces U.S. withdrawal from the dangerous Iran nuclear deal. This is a move Heritage has urged since the deal was signed.

• Heritage celebrates a streak of pro-liberty decisions by the Supreme Court; decisions in which Heritage was involved in messaging and legal strategy. The Court upholds Trump’s travel ban, protects religious freedom in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case, affirms the right of pro-life pregnancy centers not to advertise abortion, and defends the right of non-union members to refuse to pay mandatory union dues.
• Ambassador Nikki Haley chooses Heritage to deliver an internationally covered speech on the United States’ withdrawal from the U.N. Human Rights Council. The decision to withdraw from the anti-Israel U.N. Human Rights Council was heavily influenced by the writings of Heritage’s Jay Kingham Fellow in International Regulatory Affairs Brett Schaefer.
• On June 20, The New York Times Magazine ran a lengthy article highlighting Heritage’s extensive work on the 2016 Presidential Transition and highlighting Heritage’s work on recommending personnel for the Trump Administration.

• Heritage Action’s grassroots network of Sentinels pressures House members to vote against a “compromise” amnesty bill. The bill would have given amnesty, and a pathway to citizenship, to millions of illegal immigrants and would have been a disaster for American immigration enforcement and policy.
• Klon Kitchen, Heritage’s new senior research fellow for science, technology, and national security, has a meeting with Facebook executives to talk about their suppression of conservative voices. The media—from far right to far left—take notice of the meeting and of the growing respect that Facebook and Google have for Heritage.

• Recognizing the depleted state of America’s military, as highlighted in Heritage’s Index of U.S. Military Strength, Congress passes and the President signs an encouraging 2019 National Defense Reauthorization Act. The new NDAA puts renewed emphasis on modernizing America’s missile defenses and provides new authorities and funding to rebuild the nation’s military.
• Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions take action on an issue Heritage has been speaking against for years: affirmative action in college admissions. DeVos and Sessions reverse seven such discriminatory regulations from the Obama era.

• The House passes a package of three tax reform proposals, nicknamed “Tax Reform 2.0,” that follow Heritage guidance for expanding and making permanent key elements of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
• Rigorous campaigns by Heritage and Heritage Action help Judge Brett Kavanaugh to overcome a vicious smear campaign and become America’s newest Supreme Court justice.
• President Trump voices his intent to withdraw the United States from the bi-lateral Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty with Russia—a treaty Heritage has sharply criticized for decades.

• The New York Times once again takes notice as Heritage’s Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies launches a new academy to train and hone the constitutional insights of those who have accepted federal judicial clerkships in 2019.
• Heritage hosts 20 of the newly elected members of the House at its 2018 New Member Orientation. Attendees include former Navy Seal Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-TX, whose guest appearance on Saturday Night Live (in which he called for both political parties to respect civil discourse) went viral.

• A federal judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional because its individual mandate penalty—which was set at $0 under the Heritage-shaped 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act—becomes a mute “tax” that no longer advances a compelling government interest. The unexpected ruling lays the groundwork for Heritage’s free-market “Health Care Choices” proposal in 2019.
• The Trump Administration rescinds President Obama’s harmful 2014 “Dear Colleague” letter, warning schools that racial disparities in their suspension rates would trigger a federal investigation. Heritage spent the year explaining how this guidance sheltered violent students and made schools more dangerous.
• The most significant criminal justice reform bill in a generation is signed into law. Following many ideas espoused by The Heritage Foundation, the First Step Act gives judges more discretion to impose appropriate sentences for low-level, non-violent offenders—and equips inmates with skills they need to become law-abiding, productive citizens upon release.

Comments (83)

Richard J Cieslewski - February 21, 2019

Good to see all the good work accomplished in 2018. Let’s have more in 2019.

Keith Dotson. / Agnes Dotson - February 21, 2019

There is no one at this address with the name “Gladys “!
Please, use the name Keith Or Agnes when you communicate with the Dotson family at 1739 Rusty Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114
Thanks you!

Author Dustin Howard - February 22, 2019

Keith and Agnes:

Basically, our system confused you with somebody else. We apologize for the error, it happens every once and a while. I have referred the issue to our data folks, who should have it straightened out soon. Thank you for you patience, and your support of the Heritage Foundation.

Dustin Howard
Online Member Relationship Associate

Robin Rosenblatt - February 21, 2019

You willing to destroy the democracy party?

Google is accusing me of hate speech because I post information about the Israel Longhorn Project. Google is now the enemy of freedom, America and Israel.
Intel: Google intel is now under control by Islam. (test it out and you will see. Try posting this and see what happens. Turkey Sharia law due to funding Google by Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood. There is now starting to show information on the web of google supporting Terrorism. Fact: They blocked this. As being offensive to Islam. Call it hate speech. I don’t hate! I trust or do not trust. Facebook has joined google in removing anything that tells the truth or the dangers of Islam. Facebook and Google meet with Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood 60 to 90 day ago and agreed to do this in exchange for large amounts of funds.
It has been reported the Google and Facebook have met with the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas in exchange for large funds they agreed to apply Turkish Sharia Law to remove anyone that offends or tells the truth about dangers of Islam. That includes REMOVING CONSERVATIVES, CHRISTIANS AND JEWS THAT SUPPORT AMERICA, ISRAEL, FREEDOM AND LIBERTY, MANY HAVE ALREADY BEEN REMOVED. They will use their websites to promote Islam and Sharia Law.
This is extremely dangerous it could easily become an enemy so big you will not be able to stop it.
A simple way to stop it right now. Is to declare Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas and CAIR, their front group, Terrorists. As they are already.
President Trump can then bring the CEO’s Google and Facebook. Explain they can be arrested and all their personal and corporate money can be confiscated. They apply American standers to their corporation Free speech, freedom and Liberty or…
This will be a Win for you and Win for America and a Win for Israel
You could easily use this to destroy the democratic party as they have been infiltrated by the Muslim Brotherhood and from top to bottom and they are using money from terrorists. AS the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas are Terrorists.

BERNI KOCZWARA - February 21, 2019


Dee Renfro - February 21, 2019

So many have spoken so passionately about so much with thin evidence and no practically no realistic solution. Thank you for speaking up for what is evidentially true and offering solutions for the good of mankind.

Ron - February 21, 2019

Hang in there. You (The Heritage Foundation) are doing good. My top 4 things that we (the U.S.A.) need to fix are:
#1. Voter Fraud / Illegal aliens (criminal invaders)
#2. Our public school system from Kindergarten through post-grad which has become a propaganda mill instead of an education system
#3. Term limits and reducing bureaucracy waste, fraud and abuse
#4. The federal debt

James L Justice - February 21, 2019

I have purchased and read Ken Starr’s book “Contempt” twice. May I suggest that you some how work with him to encourage more people to read it. I have been loaning my copy out to friends. Sad but accurate description of people that think they are above the law.

Elaine Bandy - February 21, 2019

I’m sorry I’ve spent my retirement funds on supporting true Conservatives, over the last 10 years. PLEASE DISCONTINUE MY MODEST MONTHLY CONTRIBUTION. Acct ends in 7111 at 2204 Boxwood Kingsland TX 78639
THANK YOU for all you do.

Author Dustin Howard - February 22, 2019


Thank you for standing with us over the years, we understand when circumstances change. Your recurring gift has been cancelled.

Thanks again,
Dustin Howard
Online Membership Relationship Associate

Robert Rowe - February 21, 2019

I live what Heritage has accomplished. American Liberty is under attack from within. Here in Nevada, the DemocRATS are already hard at it. I have copied the below from the
Nevada Families for Freedom
State Affiliate National Eagle Forum

Feb. 21, 2019, In the Year of Our Lord

Oppose AB186 National Popular Vote
An End run around the Constitution. Circumvents the Electoral College and Steals Votes

We need lots of people to testify and fill the room!!!!

HEARING: Tuesday Feb 26, 4:00pm, Assembly Legislative Operations & Elections Committee, Room 3142, Videoconferenced to Room 4401 Grant Sawyer Bldg, 555 E. Washington Ave., Las Vegas.

MESSAGE: Please Vote NO on SB186 National Popular Vote which is an end run around the Constitution and circumvents the Electoral College. It will make small states like Nevada meaningless fly over states in the Presidential Election. (Or write your own message) More information below.
The National Popular Vote Compact is an End run around the U.S. Constitution
Circumventing the Electoral College and Stealing Votes

In 2016, if the National Popular Vote Compact was in force, Hillary Clinton would be our President.

The Electoral College protects us from Vote Fraud providing 51 individual elections in the states and District of Columbia not just one election which can more easily be stolen. The Electoral College protects us against the instability of nationwide recounts and endless lawsuits. The Electoral College has worked well for over 200 years providing a peaceful transfer of power.

NPV would make Nevada and other small population states meaningless fly over states for presidential elections. Only the big population states would matter…California, New York, etc.

National Popular Vote allows Vote Stealing and the compiling of Fake majorities. If a state signs onto the NPV Compact, and a majority of their voters do not vote for the nationally declared “popular vote majority” candidate, their Electoral Votes are stolen, and added to the declared “popular vote majority” candidate. In 2016 that would have meant Hillary Clinton. Consider that NPV would increase the stakes for Vote Fraud leading to more political corruption.

The National Popular Vote Compact Violates the Compact Clause of the U.S. Constitution in Article I Section 10 Clause 3, “No State shall, without the Consent of Congress…enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State…” because Congress has never agreed to a National Popular Vote Compact. However they are moving ahead ignoring Congress’ Constitutional role.

The NPV Compact states, that once States with electoral votes equaling 270 enact the Compact, it will become the law without ever passing Congress and without being sent to the states for ratification as required to amend the U.S. Constitution. The National Popular Vote Compact is an end run around the Constitution.

The following States plus the District of Columbia have already signed onto the NPV State Compact. Notice that every one of these states voted for Hillary Clinton in the most recent election. The states are listed with their number of electoral votes: California 55, Connecticut 7, District of Columbia 3, Hawaii 4, Illinois 20, Maryland 10, Massachusetts 11, New Jersey 14, New York 29, Rhode Island 4, Vermont 3, and Washington 12 equaling 172 electoral votes. This means that according to NPV Compact they are more than 63% of the way to their goal or just 98 electoral votes short from putting the Compact into effect! If only a portion of the additional states not listed above voting for Hillary passed the NPV Compact, it would go into effect.

A state’s Electoral votes are based on the same formula used for Congress. Each state receives 2 electoral votes for their U.S. Senators plus one vote for each of their Congressmen. So Nevada has 2 U.S. Senators and 4 Congressmen equaling 6 electoral votes. California has 2 U.S. Senators plus 53 Congressmen equaling 55 Electoral votes.

NPV eliminates the geographic balance provided by the Electoral College which makes all regions of the country, states both, small and large, liberal or conservative important in the Presidential election.

With the election of Donald Trump there are new calls for the elimination of the Electoral College. The Electoral College established in the wisdom of our founders provides for checks and balances ensuring that all states, thus all citizens, will have an impact on the Presidential election.

Kit Arbuckle - February 21, 2019

I’m thankful for HF’s increasing prominence and for the clear impact of the Foundation on our lawmakers. Your bold conservative voice is crucial in these pivotal times.

Kathleen Moravsik - February 21, 2019

The Heritage Foundation is just what we need for our citizens , esp. Young people. I am learning so much! Thank you! Kathleen Moravsik

De Ette Moon - February 21, 2019

Receiving info is important to me, but MORE important is receiving my call notes after the Sentinel call. I’m not receiving them. Can you help me correct that?

Jim Kline - February 21, 2019

All. Good. News.
Unlike today’s liberal policies that employ “win @ any cost, the end justifies the means, Machiavellian” tactics, devoid of fact & often disregarding the rule of law, ALL of the above is about making America a better place for all, a country of & for the people & about uniting, not dividing for the purpose of winning political power! Thanks, Heritage!!

Debra Meyers - February 21, 2019

Really great things our President is doing but with so called Republicans acting like dem/totalitarianism i just dont know how he does it, keeps on going. I am Michelle Obama but opposite her statement of proud to be an American for first time, me i am ashammed and scared to death for the United States bei ng sovereign country and staying that way. HEADS NEED TO ROLL AND MANY NEED TO BE IN JAIL, this is ludicrous what they have and continue to do to our President and us the people who put him in office. Scared scared for our country with Sors, HRC, Obama, schummer, pelosi, twin Cortez, weinstein, mccabe and the list goes on, oh butt republican going up against our President.

William E Hines Jr - February 21, 2019

Every day it’s the same the left and it’s fake news media spreading hate and discontent. It’s disheartening and shamefull how they are trying to change this country. My donations go to Heritage , Judicial Watch and Hillsdale College knowing that there will be always be dedicated people fighting to keep our founding fathers principles alive and keep America the greatest country in the world. Thanks for all you do.

JoAnne Duke - February 21, 2019

I am so glad the president has followed your advice,and I hope he will continue to do so. With The Deep State,media and the Democrats all trying to take him down, he needs all the help he can get,plus all the prayers! If people were educated enough about our constitution and how it was written, they would understand why we need the Electoral College!

W Thomas Dowling - February 21, 2019

I am proud of what Heritage Foundation has accomplished in 2018 with its influence in American Policy. I will continue to support your activities any way I can.

Shirley Jacobson - February 21, 2019

I am grateful for the Heritage Foundation’s research and implementation of their findings to influence constitutional justice in the United States. I understand our President Donald Trump could be removed from office without a court hearing. Have you done research on this issue?

Paul Babcock - February 21, 2019

A snap shot, literally or figuatively, of the people ‘s representatives seating in the seats of our Congress during the SOTU is down right bone chilling. It is time to empanel grand jjuries and begin to hold our “educators” responsible and acountable to the intent and lettter of the legislation which enables the creation and continuation of our educational systems.

John Prince - February 21, 2019

The most stunning political book in recent memory is Bernard-Henri Levy’s “The Empire & The Five Kings”.
It should be required reading for everyone at Heritage and in US politics – hopefully taken to heart by advisers to Donald Trump.
The book is dazzling in its depth and scope, reinforcing again and again the philosophy, foundations and ideals of the American Republic

Richard D Lang - February 21, 2019

I am a proud American male who happens to be gay. I support wholeheartedly Heritage and all it stands for and wants to do for all Americans. We need to know correct history and all the agendas of anyone that has the capability of influencing any lawmaker. I have lots more to say but when these get too long even I don’t read them entirely. Maybe any law that can’t be read in less than 10 minutes should be separately submitted. If the American people can’t see it and read it before Congress votes it should never see the light of day.

Cary Cheatham - February 21, 2019

Kay does Heritage have any active research on the stealth invasion of our
nation by Islam.
I initially became interested in Islam when I found Islamic history in the high school history books here in Texas.
Their objective is take our way of life and our nation.
Thank You

Jim Whitsett - February 21, 2019

Hi Kay,

Great news! Thanks for the update and your good works.

I’d like to do a QCD this year from my IRA (RMD amount) and am considering Heritage as a recipient. How do I do this?

Author Dustin Howard - February 22, 2019

Hi Jim,

Thank you for considering us. I relayed your question to the people who can help, and they should be in touch via email soon.

Thanks again!
Dustin Howard
Online Membership Relationship Associate

Mark Ruge - February 21, 2019

I would love to support Heritage more fully but I am a pro-defense conservative and your opposition to the Jones Act is a deal-breaker for those of us who want to keep American strong.

Melvin Reed, M.D. - February 21, 2019

You are rightly proud of these accomplishments in 2018. Keep it up, please.

Bill Murphy - February 21, 2019

Kay, I’m going back to your email to read the good news but wanted to respond here first.
I apologize for not sending in my membership contribution. My money is very tight and has just recently loosened up. I’m sending my money today or tomorrow.
Thank you for keeping me on the newsletter “good news” list. Best, Bill

Dwala M. Cargill - February 21, 2019

I pray for all the people who comprise the Heritage Society and for the high conservative ideals of which it stands. I am so thankful for the information so I can make intelligent choices. Thank you for all you do.

M McGee - February 21, 2019

Heritage’s work and education is reaching some of the DC crowd and adjusting their views, as well as the citizens that are members of your excellent information tracking. President Trump is getting things in a changing road, however until he can get the imbedded holdovers and money people from previous admins, out of the process, he won’t be able to make the changes back to a government for the citizens as he wants. Citizens should remove their support from the advertisers that support the media that ‘bad’ mounts President Trump. Thank you,

David A. Ayres - February 21, 2019

Very impressed!!

stanley wilson - February 21, 2019

Keep after Hillary. She needs to pay for her crime.

Lynda Hambright - February 21, 2019

My husband Darrell Hambright passed away on 1/23/2018,

Author Dustin Howard - February 22, 2019

Mrs. Hambright,

Please accept our sincerest apologies for our systems failing to reflect this. Your email address will continue to receive our emails in your name. I am sorry, and wish you and your family all the best.

Dustin Howard
Online Membership Relationship Associate

Robert Gianino - February 21, 2019

Outstanding work! Much work remains. 1. Another round of tax reform may be necessary in light of recent slowing of economic growth. 2. Disappointing funding levels for border wall in recent budget legislation will need work-around. Insufficient funding of ICE. Liked Trump’s rescission of bullet train funding for CA! Dems need to know that immigration law enforcement applies to states as well as individuals. 3. Debt limits and balanced budgets tying spending to nominal GDP growth need to be enacted. 4. International trade issues need to be clarified for the legislature as well as the administration: a trade war with China might work in the short-run, but will be bad for all in the long run. Thanks!

Robert Coleman - February 21, 2019

Always appreciate the good work you folks do.

Vieva Johnson - February 21, 2019

I agree we should withhold our support of any and all sponsors of programs that “bad mouth” the Trump administration. Altho it accomplished much in a couple years, more publicity of WHAT was accomplished IS even more important! Preaching to the choir doesn’t do it. Fox News must be supported and we should boycott EVERY company that threatens to withdraw sponsoring it. We NEED names & links to those companies so they KNOW what they will lose!

LINDA J ALLSBURY - February 21, 2019

It is a great encouragement to read about and review all of the good work that has been accomplished this past year by The Heritage Foundation. I am thankful for your great work and I am honored to continue to be a supporter of this solidly conservative institution that has such a critical place in our society for such a time as this! Continue to stand firm for our Country, as we stand with you! You are in our prayers.

Mary Santomaurro - February 21, 2019

Keep up the good work!

Kenneth K Ebel - February 22, 2019

I want those within Heritage to know I support and respect the efforts towards truth. But there is also insight into ‘the way’ things should be done. With much appreciation I support your work and effort on behalf of that “way.” Freedom, rights, and responsibilities.

Roland Zedkaia - February 22, 2019

Very happy with victories and positive news. Tired of the liberal democrats negative
Feeds and bias fake media news. Go USA!

Jim Best - February 22, 2019

Thank you for the email and report of Heritage’s impact in areas of: 1)Legislation; 2) Policy and 3) Objective Procedure.. We The Patriot People are “bearers of truth, objective thought and careful questioning of current events.” Heritage is the standard with which we move forward with our “life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.”

Maxey Jones - February 22, 2019

Although I do not enjoy seeing through the mis-dis-information I do want to see the things that are related to relative things in the true world. These I support! Please support the constitution!

Delilah Cox Samples - February 22, 2019

Please give me more information on your background. Are you a black female? I could not tell from your picture. Having grown up in the 60’s we have something in common. I was born in 1948. It’s truly not the color of our skin but the content of our heart. Paraphrasing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr ♥️

Author Dustin Howard - February 25, 2019


President James is, yes. She has a great story, if you’re interested. We recently shared an interview from December with folks, because many people are still becoming acquainted with her. https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2018/12/first-job-heritage-foundations-kay-coles-james/569449/

Just wanted to share. 🙂

Thank you for supporting Heritage!

Dustin Howard
Membership Programs
The Heritage Foundation

John Sheridan - February 22, 2019

I think that all the successes were good but the declaration that ACA is unconstitutional opening the door for real healthcare reform and the Criminal Reform Act were especially bright moments.

Elaine Harding - February 22, 2019

We support you— keep up the work your doing!!

Ed Del Vecchio - February 22, 2019

Great work we need to keep Trump in office in 2020.Thansk for your efforts

Maureen H. Foulke - February 22, 2019

Kay, Please change you salutation to the Foulke Family. My husband died 20 years ago, I have been a Trustee of the trust for those 20 years. As I am approaching my 90th year, I have stepped down and my son John has taken over.

Ruben Leon - February 22, 2019

I donated a couple times last year, but hadn’t paid much attention to the emails and updates I was receiving from THF. This last email titled: “Here’s the good news you ordered” had a list of the accomplishments that The Heritage Foundation played a role in or supported in some way. I found this particularly helpful, especially from a small time consumers standpoint. I think it made me realize the importance of the existence of an organization like the Heritage Foundation. It seems like everyday the progressive liberal media and politicians are pushing this country as far left as possible. I’m glad to support someone on the other side to balance this out and protect freedom and liberty.

Victor Peetoom - February 22, 2019

Thank you for sharing these victories with us. I try to follow the news, but much of what you have described is “news” to me. Onward and upward.

Kathleen Wiley - February 22, 2019

This succinct re-cap of accomplishments in 2018 is outstanding! I’m very proud to be a member of Heritage. I’ve passed this onto several people to spread the word. Thank you from my heart for all the work you do. Keep up the good fight!

John Crews - February 22, 2019

All of these represent a common sense approach to government. Thanks for keeping us informed. Little of this shows up in the media because of its obsession with destroying Trump.

Susan Huston - February 22, 2019

Love it! Keep up the good work!
Praying for you guys!

Mike Blevins - February 22, 2019

No question, Heritage does good work! How many times did Obama use national emergency provisions to do something?

janicestarkey - February 22, 2019

Good News…Most of our children are enjoying the tax cuts and having more money to support their families.

Tom McKinley - February 22, 2019

Bless you for all your leadership and the Bless the Heritage Society for all the great work it is achieving !
I live and work in a cesspool of progressiveness here in the SF Bay Area.
Today’s good news about the Heritage 2018 achievements has brightened my day.
Keep up the great work !

Mary Slater - February 22, 2019

Love reading positive ideas and solutions in the news. Also great to see articles of accomplishments and successes. There are many good people in the USA who deserve to be recognized!!

Virgil Banowetz - February 22, 2019

Heritage should take a stand to assure Trump will be replaced by Pence or another conservative. Otherwise, I suspect a Democrat will replace him in the 2020 election

john wesley - February 22, 2019

It’s great to see that your good intentions have become good facts in 2018. I feel refreshed.

Lisa Gauger - February 22, 2019

Thank you so very much for your hard work and leadership in so many important areas of government. We do appreciate and admire you for all you are doing to save our nation and our freedoms for our children and grandchildren.

Michael Auerbach - February 22, 2019

I am proud to be a member. The work on Judicial nominees is extraordinary! Also, as a member of Heritage Action and Leadership Institute, I am grateful for all you do Kay.

PS- any info on the May 28th-31st event at Westin Kierland Commons?

Steven Conn - February 22, 2019

Heritage has done some great work. I have an idea that I would like to discuss with you that gives Heritage another leadership opportunity that the country greatly needs. It is a country teaming concept that needs strong organizational leadership and your history of success.

Becky (Newell) Briggs - February 22, 2019

Hi Kay!
I get so excited when I think about you at the helm of The Heritage Foundation. May God continue to protect and inspire you in this MOST worthy cause.
I am writing to specifically thank you for inviting Julia Beck to your panel recently. I’ve watched that 9 min clip twice and it is profoundly important: The Heritage Foundation not only affirmed her, but also to honored and welcomed her voice. Moreover, what she shared has profound socio/political implications. She would be a huge asset to The Heritage Foundation in my opinion (if she’s looking for a job!). ❤️

nancy jones - February 22, 2019

thanks so much for the good news;;;;;;;;;those of us who support Trump, Heritage Society, and you people who drive this great group;;;;;;;;;;;are not too surprised, but definitely appreciative! I look forward to 2019, and everyday, am reminded how horrible it would have been with Hillary anywhere near that whitehouse!;;;;;thank the Goddess! Nancy Jones

Robert - February 22, 2019

Keep up the very good work.

Frank Roberts - February 22, 2019

Glad to hear some good news. Unfortunately the print was too small to actually read. Good news deserves large print.

William J Nunley - February 22, 2019

I think the State of the Union speech was wonderful, however, I completely disagree with the idea of increasing legal immigration more than ever before. Also, I think the President should not have signed the budget deal bill. He should have issued a veto or had a continuing resolution. The President has changed the original narrative on illegal immigration for which he was elected. He should reject any talk of any type of amnesty and he must reject the idea of increasing legal immigration. The immigration laws of this country need to be enforced and the loopholes that were brought up by Congressman Jim Jordan need to be fixed. The majority of Americans want less immigration, not more. Numbers USA and ALIPAC.US are on top of all the aspects of legal and illegal immigration. Also, , the President needs to stop listening to Jarad Kushner’s ideas on immigration. I think they take us in the wrong direction. And finally, it is the numbers of people that is so very important. We need to have legal immigration in reasonable numbers. Our most profitable time for this nation was between 1925 and 1965. The annual legal immigration for the US was 250,000 for the entire world. We would be wise to return to these numbers.

Dianne Wohletz - February 23, 2019

Thank you for letting us know how the Heritage Foundation is working to maintain our American values. Nice summary of all the accomplishments done in 2018.

Robert McMillan - February 23, 2019

The Heritage Foundation has achieved wonderful accomplishments in 2018. I am proud and honored to be a member.

Polly Hohn - February 23, 2019

The year’s summary is very helpful —

Loretta Church - February 23, 2019

I am very unhappy with your organization. I asked for a statement of my contributions in January and was told it would soon be in jthe mail. On Feb. 12 I called and asked for it to be emailed for my taxes. Promised in 48 hours and no response to date. I called you and left a message for you to return my call. No response. I have asked that you no longer take a monthly amount from my checking account. If you still continue to take it out I will have to take further steps to alleviate the problem. You have not shown any response to three contacts with you which is totally unacceptable.

James Brennan - February 24, 2019

Islam is the greatest danger to America sense ww 2, is Heritage aware of the Committee set up by Jeff Sessions? See attached letter: Attorney Honorable Jeff Sessions August 3, 2018
U.S. Attorney General
Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20530-0001

I applaud your decision to form the Religious Liberty Summit Task Force. However, please make sure your Task Force does not fall into a trap! The trap is Islam! Islam is not a majority or minority religion. It is a government entity inseparably welded to a religion, with its own laws (Sharia Law) which are inevitably applied to everyone. This in itself makes Islam an enemy of our Constitution!

In the near future, This Task Force will be required to make a decision on the extent of our Constitutional Freedom of Religion and the reasonable limits on that Freedom. This decision will have the most serious impact on the future of the United States of America. It will determine if and when a religious practice can be banned, and who may hold public office. Believe me, the limits on religious rights are not only about forcing someone to bake you a cake or making Catholic nuns pay for birth control. It is about, far more serious matters, such as the use of intimidation and violence against believers and nonbelievers.

It is time we started using common sense when discussing religious freedom and the prohibition of a religious test for public office in the Constitution. NO FREEDOM INCLUDING RELIGIOUS FREEDOM CAN BE ABSOLUTE! You must first define what constitutes a religion verses a government system disguised as a religion. Then you must look at the core beliefs of the religion in question to determine if they are destructive to the rest of the Constitution and do violence to the lives and liberties of others. A religion such as Islam that teaches that there is a God- given right to beat your wife, conduct genital mutilation on young girls, honor kill relatives, murder apostates and blasphemers and that there is a God directed obligation to conduct jihad (violence including death) against all infidels (nonbelievers), has no place in our Constitution.

Furthermore, there must be an ultimate test for public office! A candidate for public office that, believes that America is the Great Satan and our Constitution is evil and should be ignored or destroyed and who would substitute Sharia law for our Constitutional laws, would not pass the ultimate test. Such a person’s religious beliefs would contradict their Oath to support the Constitution. They should never be allowed to hold any office or position of power.

There is nothing in the Constitution that allows the freedom to destroy the freedom of others or the Constitution itself. “The Constitution is not a suicide pact.” We are not obligated to allow any one or his/her belief system to destroy our freedom and our civilization. Note that in every country or area where Islamists come to power, persecution, of Jews, Christians and other non-believers starts. It continues until all are subjugated, killed or forced to leave.

It is time to ban Islam from this Country or we must at least demand that Islam be reformed to remove all that defies the requirements of the Constitution. Mosques must be open and transparent or closed, just as been done with other religions. Mormons were required to eliminate polygamy. Christian cults that have threatened apostates, or violated the Constitution in other ways, have been closed by the Government, sometimes with disastrous results. e.g. “Waco and Jim Jones cool aid deaths”

Even now, in Michigan, we have an ongoing trial for genital mutilation of young girls.
The perpetrators defense is “Freedom of Religion”. Also Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey has vetoed a bill designed to prohibit the Islamic practice of forcing little girls as young as nine years old into marriages, his reason “Freedom of Religion”. These practices are child abuse of the highest order. Discrimination on the basis of religion is not only allowed, but is an absolute necessity when a religion abuses the rest of the Constitution.

Keep in mind, Muslim women and little girls living in this Country are entitled to the protection of our Constitution and our laws, even if they are taught to believe that they are not so entitled. The Task Force must seek a thorough knowledge of Islam and Sharia Law, if the members are to make the correct decisions regarding Religious Liberty, decisions that will destroy or save the Freedom of Religion that the writers of the Constitution, intended.

James M. Brennan
126 Noya Place
Loudon, TN 37774

Suggested reading:
The Koran
The Sira, Mohammed and the Unbelievers, CSPI publishing
The Hadith, The Political Traditions of Mohammed, CSPI Publishing
Shariah the Threat to America, An exercise in Competitive Analysis,report of team B II
Sharia Law for Non-Muslims, Center for the Study of Islam
The Legacy of Jihad, Islamic holy War and the Fate of Non-Muslims, Prometheus Books
The Muslim Brotherhood Charter
Suggested web sites:
Associate Attorney General Jesse Panuccio
Assistant General, Office of Legal Policy, Beth Williams

Gary W. Brown - February 24, 2019

We talk about the left, but somehow we fail to ask their side to explain their position. A point of fact, AOC was instrumental in sabotaging the Amazon deal, costing 25,000 jobs, yet no one has asked the “left’s” expert [Paul Krugman] to explain why this makes sense! Shame on us!!!

James Samuel Carlyle - February 25, 2019

I am always amazed at the effectivenes of the Heritage organization. As well, I fully support the selected activities.

Greer Llewellyn - February 26, 2019

Great job … keep it up! We need you to continue to represent the voices of the conservative & pro-constitution movement at the grassroots level.

Also, I loved reading that Heritage was being honored as #1 most influential “think tank” concerning public policy by U of PA!

Laraine Abbey-Katzev - February 27, 2019

The link to the ‘good news 2018’ didn’t work. Fortunately, I assume its the same as written here above, and I LOVED it. Proud and happy to be one of your supporters. Keep up the periodic feedback as its how we know you are actually doing (or trying to do) something!! Don’t overdo emails, like some groups, as most of us are overloaded with more emails than we can handle!

Laraine Abbey-Katzev - February 27, 2019

I think Robin Roseblatt is right about Google and Facebook being the enemies of freedom. They are censoring, demonetizing, and deplatforming information that doesn’t serve certain special interests. One example is within the vaccine safety movement, which has been sharing the science of highly qualified, credentialed researchers from published peer reviewed sources on serious problems arising from the exponentially expanding CDC vaccine schedule of vaccines, which contain many toxic and health damaging ingredients that are castrating infants’ immune systems and likely contributing to our being nearly bottom in children’s health among the developed nations of the world.
It is a liberty issue because mandating laws are simultaneously being introduced all over the states to force the injection of these neurotoxic ingredients used in production of vaccines.
Multiply the toxins by the ever expanding mandating. In 1962 we had 3 vaccines and no booster shots, in 1983 we had 24 doses including boosters, but now as of 2018, with boosters we have 72 doses by age 18! No school, and sometimes no job without vaccine compliance. Who owns our bodies? It’s starting to look like the government!
“Give me liberty or give me death!”

Charles R.medlicott - March 13, 2019

I hope some day President Trump will ask to be a MASON and join the Masonic Lodge. There have been 13 president that have been Masons plus George Washington,. Eight Masons signed the Declaration of Independence..I think he would have a lot of Masons that would support the president.

Charles R. Medlicott - March 27, 2019

I hear that is said that the gov’t has billions of dollars for housing for people that don’t work and have a baby factory to get money for each child watch TV all day, on food stamps, get the Gov’t to pay.pay etc They should get off their butt and get a job. BUT : no money for a Wall ??

Charles R. Medlicott - March 27, 2019

Pres Trump is the best thing that has ever happened for this country.
I think you should use tear gas at the border.

Charles R. Medlicott - March 27, 2019

If you stop all benefits to those that enter illegally then they have no reason to come here…Put up big signs all over on mexico side of the wall to this effect. .

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