On Thursday August 21 at 12 noon, our friend Paul J. Larkin, Jr., Senior Legal Research Fellow, Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, at the Heritage Foundation is hosting a program on two creative—and successful—new state programs to deal with alcohol abuse, illicit drug use, and crime.
While the merits of any lawsuit against President Obama for abusive unilateral actions may seem clear, the issue of congressional standing is anything but that. And John Boehner is no constitutional strategist.
The politicians who defend a tax system that exports American jobs overseas have the real “patriotism problem.”
"The issue of religious liberty has come to the forefront and it’s important that we understand this is not merely the 'freedom to worship.' Individuals should be free to work, speak, and serve according to their deeply held beliefs throughout their lives."
GOP-E leaders recently vowed to work for massive reforms within OCare's existing structure but all but gave up on repeal. Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint said that’s not good enough, and he believes the party can unite around a strategy that still includes repeal.
By Richard A. Viguerie, Author & CHQ Chairman
Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint is the de facto leader of the conservative movement because he understands that, while the establishment media and big-government Republicans have done a good job of blaming conservatives for Republican losses, the reality is voters consistently reject big-government, content-free Republicans. The GOP only wins when it draws a clear contrast with the secular liberal big government worldview of the Democrats.
The most prolific serial killer didn’t put on a mask, or send cryptic letters to papers. He opened an office and let his victims come to him. He kept babies' feet as trophies. We cannot fight evil in this world without staring it in the face.
The IRS overstepped legal boundaries -- and then some. “These people don’t want transparency -- they want a target list.”
“What is clear from these hearings and the other evidence that has surfaced over the past eight months is that the First Amendment rights of Americans are under assault.”
Jim DeMint believes R's did the only thing they thought they could do. "Repub. leaders have figured out that they either give Obama all the money and debt he wants or he's going to close the gov't down and blame it on them."
The US slipped out of the top ten to #12 on the Heritage Foundation's Index of Economic Freedom. The U.S. is the only country to have recorded a loss of economic freedom each of the past 7 years. The overall U.S. score decline is the 4th worst drop among advanced economies.
Obama’s EPA is pushing new regulations on power plants that will kill jobs, jack up your energy costs, and even end up reducing families’ income because of the impact on the prices of everything you buy.
Several states and municipalities approved local minimum wage hikes, and there's a Congressional proposal to raise it from $7.25 to $10.10 per hour over the next 2 years. It's very bad for the economy as a whole, and for the low-wage workers it is supposed to help.<
Americans for Prosperity said that lawmakers should oppose any budget deal that violates the $967 billion spending cap for '14 mandated by sequestration. They join the Heritage Foundation in opposing the budget deal be hammered out by Rep. Paul Ryan (R) and Sen. Patty Murray (D).
“A 15-cent tax may not seem like much,” said Daren Bakst of the Heritage Foundation. “However, taxes are a death by a thousand cuts. One of those cuts shouldn’t come from the Christmas tree. One way to actually hurt the image of the Christmas tree is to make it a symbol of taxation during the holiday season.”
A huge fight is a long time coming. Why? Mitch McConnell is a massive obstacle to the constitutional government DeMint has championed for decades.
Obamacare’s employer mandate, which requires businesses to provide health coverage to full-time workers, raises the cost of employing a single person by $2.24 per hour. Job cuts and downsizing can be expected, according to a significant new report by the Heritage Foundation.
It’s not about RINOs versus conservatives; it’s about fashioning a policy agenda for the party that’ll attract enough people from both sides that we’ll all stop caring so much about RINO/tea party distinctions.
Big Business keeps the Republican establishment alive with its tons of money, even though everyone can see that what’s happening in Washington – the spending and the growth of government – is unsustainable. The limited government conservative grassroots must take a stand against it.
"Fighting a law that is unfair, unworkable and unaffordable is reasonable and necessary," wrote DeMint.