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  • Heritage President Dr. Edwin Feulner Makes "Top 100" Conservative List

    Heritage Foundation President Dr. Ed Feulner

    Telegraph.co.uk has named The Heritage Foundation’s President, Edwin J. Feulner, Ph.D, to its list of America’s Most Influential conservatives for the second year in a row:

    35. Edwin Feulner (41)

    President, Heritage Foundation

    Founded by Feulner, Heritage has grown in Washington from a nine-member staff working out of a rented office on Capitol Hill in 1977 to a 242-person organisation occupying two huge office buildings close to the US Capitol. This September, it will open a third building, meaning that its real estate will flank the Capitol to the north and south. Long the most widely supported think tank in the world, Heritage’s membership soared to 580,000 last year, an annual increase of more than 20 per cent.

    A powerhouse of conservative ideas, it has had considerable influence during the Bush years when many of its scholars entered government. If anything, its influence has grown in “opposition” with its analyses of the social and economic effects of Democratic healthcare proposals, slowing passage of legislation and forcing Obama’s party to fall back on a party line vote with no Republican support in the Senate. Its econometric analyses of the House of Representatives cap-and-trade proposals have stopped legislation in its tracks. Feulner has defined the Heritage’s mission as formulating and promoting policies based on “free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defence”. Heritage research is often cited by Rush Limbaugh. As conservatism rebuilds itself, Heritage will be designing the foundations.

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    7 Responses to Heritage President Dr. Edwin Feulner Makes "Top 100" Conservative List

    1. stirling, Pennsylvan says:

      Kudos. The Free Market System at work. Provide a product that provides people with what they want/need, take care of your clients by treating them with respect, and sucessfully market it to everyone who will listen.

    2. Diane Forrest, Kentu says:

      Congratulations to Dr. Feulner. He is certainly deserving of the recognition.

    3. Fred Baker, Californ says:

      I'm glad to see this announcement. One problem I have had with those who claim to be conservatives at the moment is that they sound a lot like Republican shills, and rather than making principalled statements of how a conservative would approach our problems, simply tells us how stupid the current incumbents are. That isn't constructive.

      Please encourage Dr. Feulner to start laying out conservative principles and making principled statements. Think about "a conservative action here would be to reduce spending to a point where current tax levels are starting to pay back our national debt, with effects " as opposed to "we dislike the current majority's policy of dramatically expanding the national debt".

      If you do that, I think conservatives will wind up making a lot of sense to people that we are not making now.

    4. Tim Shumate says:

      Congratulations to Dr. Feulner on his mention to the top 100 conservatives. As for Fred Baker statement “and rather than making principalled statements of how a conservative would approach our problems, simply tells us how stupid the current incumbents are. That isn’t constructive.” I wonder if you are listening to and reading the same information and statements as I read and here at Heriatge.org, for they not articulate very well what should not take place and happen, but also detailed plans of actions that should take place.

    5. Oliver Warren says:

      I too want to Congratulate you Dr. Feulner.

    6. Oliver Warren Sr., W says:

      I too want to congratulate Dr. Feulner.

    7. Bobbie Jay says:

      Not sure how this slipped by me, but Mr. Feulner, your strength and integrity is beyond words. My family and I are truly grateful to you and the Heritage Foundation! We will always defend the principles and values of this country (no matter what our financial status) and your outstanding work benefits the right course of action. God Bless you all!

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