Friday, October 26, 2018

Together, we are strengthening Washington, and making a difference for generations to come. First and foremost, you’re equipping our sons and daughters who serve our country. You gave us the resources to compile the 2019 Index of U.S. Military Strength, which showed that our military simply doesn’t have the resources it needs to keep our nation—and our vital national interests—secure.

While we need to reduce overall government spending, The Heritage Foundation does not support skimping on the required resources that are necessary to support our over-used, undersized, and insufficiently ready Armed Forces. In a recent Fox News piece, I wrote that we must equip the military with the resources and tools it needs to win because America’s fighting men and women deserve it. We must honor their sacrifices, and give our military the financial support it requires.

I was proud to attend the National Review Institute’s annual dinner last week, where my dear friend and Heritage Founder, Dr. Ed Feulner, was honored. He was recognized as a titan in the conservative movement and awarded the prestigious 2018 William F. Buckley Jr. Prize for Leadership in Political Thought.

Ed believes, like me, that conservatives are a force that cannot be ignored or dismissed, and as he constantly reminds us, our continued success will be measured by our ability to add and multiply, not divide and subtract. Because of Ed’s views our institution—and the entire conservative movement—have grown tremendously.

The Heritage team continues to disrupt policies that create divisions among Americans based on the birthplace of one’s ancestors. Watch the Heritage Explains video series to learn more about conservative policies on the question of citizenship and the census.

Continue to stand with The Heritage Foundation as we work to support our selfless Armed Forces, our innovators, and our shared purpose to preserve the nation's founding principles. Your support allows us the resources to provide the policy solutions that are best for our nation. Thank you for standing with us.

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Heritage President: America’s sons and daughters deserve better

By Dustin Howard

 

The 2019 Index of U.S. Military Strength carries a startling message: America is not ready to fight two regional wars at once. Conservatives believe in Ronald Reagan’s “peace through strength,” meaning that our lack of readiness makes us increasingly vulnerable to war. Last week Heritage's President, Kay Coles James, had some powerful words to say about our vulnerability.

“The bottom line,” President James said, “is that our current military is too small, insufficiently equipped and inadequately trained to do the job.” The Index found that much of our equipment is outdated, our forces stretched thin, and that years of underfunding the armed forces is putting not only our military at an unnecessary risk, but America herself.

President James also detailed how every branch of our military is suffering from being over utilized and underfunded in recent years, and concluded that it’s immoral to put America’s best at risk without giving them the tools to prevail. On the contrary, “America’s sons and daughters deserve better.”

The Heritage Foundation, among its many beliefs, holds truth above all. Without your support, we couldn’t assemble the brightest minds to assess our nation’s strengths and weaknesses, and we wouldn’t be in the position to change things for the better. Thank you for letting us lend our voices in support of our military to provide the advocacy they so deserve.

Read President James’ op-ed at Fox News >>

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by Dustin Howard

 

Last week, Heritage’s founder Edwin J. Feulner received the William F. Buckley Award for Leadership in Conservative Thought, a distinguished honor named for William F. Buckley and bestowed by the National Review Institute.

Dr. Feulner returned to his hometown, Chicago, to receive the award, saying:

 “Bill Buckley was an indispensable conservative—a traditionalist always open to new ideas, a founder of vibrant intellectual institutions, from the National Review to the Philadelphia Society. To receive an award that memorializes this titan of the movement jogs many wonderful memories of time spent in his company, of wisdom received, of fierce debate, and of highly immoderate laughter. This is a most appreciated honor.”

Heritage President Kay Coles James was in attendance to support her friend. “Ed Feulner is not just a leader of the conservative movement; he is a true visionary,” she said. “He transformed the role of think tanks in Washington. Ed proved they could actually drive the public debate by pairing research, data, and analysis with sound policy solutions and innovative ideas.”

Dr. Feulner's vision for bringing conservative solutions to Washington continues to guide The Heritage Foundation. And Heritage members like you make these solutions possible, and share his prize. Thank you for helping us honor Dr. Feulner, and for making his vision a reality.

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Heritage Explains: Getting government out of the Identity Politics ...

by Dustin Howard

This year, much has been made about including a citizenship question on the 2020 Census form. The question shifts the focus away from ethnicity, and asks whether you were born in America, naturalized as a citizen, or are in the process of becoming a citizen. States are currently suing the federal government over the issue, and a case is pending before the Supreme Court this term. The Heritage Explains video series tackles the citizenship issue, explaining why conservatives are using the opportunity to stop government bureaucrats from dividing us.

The census determines how people are counted and classified for official purposes. As such the census data is often used to support race-based government policies and the promotion of identity politics. The census creates an opportunity for the federal government to divide people into new ethnic groups and promotes policies that grant benefits to one group of Americans over another. The Heritage Foundation opposes using race as a factor to create government policies.

Our leading census expert is Mike Gonzalez, a senior fellow in The Heritage Foundation’s Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy. He has written extensively on identity politics, and his insightful research forms the basis of the Heritage Explains video. The video shows that the federal government has used the citizenship question in the census for decades. Equally important, Gonzalez's research shows citizenship, rather than arbitrary questions of ethnicity, is what actually unites us.

As a Heritage member, you can be assured that we are cutting through the media clutter to explain the issues that matter right now. Our dedicated experts like Mike Gonzalez are working to keep liberals from dividing Americans on race. Heritage supports policies that unite Americans, and thanks to you, our research has an impact.

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"MAGA" Bomber?!

It sounds to me that the media had likely come up with that one within minutes of theinitial reportings.

F CHUCKY: Didya see the stickers? WOW! Talk about in the Trump bag!

L522: Did you see the BELLTS that almost mdurered Steve Scalise? Did you guys label him the Demoecrat-Socialist shooter? What about the OWS or BLM or Antifa mob. Did you label them the "Change We Need" mob? The key diff erence is that all the mobsters mentioned above had actually hurt people.

F CHUCKY: You sound like a Trump-racist too!

L522: Oh?! Did you hear the huge APPLAUSE from the entire audience that met w/ President Trump at the Young Black Leaders conference? NO ONE took-a-knee there, huh!

F CHUCKY: They're not very bright!

L522: Really? You sound like a "rich, white, racist",,Chucky!

As for Cesar Sayoc - the law will throw the book at him; without a doubt. As well they should!. Moreso, perhaps, than Bo Bergdahl got despite him having gotten fellow troops killed because of Bergdahl's desertion.

Hey, Chucky. Did CNN or any of your media colleagues criticize Obama for so prouldy hugging Bo's father? Nope. But then again - Obama bent over for the Saudi king - for which you sang his praises. "MAGA" bomber, huh? Thank kGod no one was even hurt. Can't say the same about Scalise.

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