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  • Protect America Month: Reminding the Government of its No. 1 Responsibility

    CHICAGO – We are currently in the middle of Protect America Month 2010, The Heritage Foundation’s way of reminding America’s leaders that protecting America is the No. 1 responsibility of government. Dr. Edwin Feulner, The Heritage Foundation’s President, explained the importance of the initiative to a group of more than 400 people in Chicago today. Open the Constitution, he said, and you will find that providing for the common defense–not providing health care, or regulating the financial industry, or capping carbon emissions–is our government’s first duty.

    Through Protect America Month addresses by Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), former National Security Advisor to President George W. Bush Stephen J. Hadley, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton, former CIA Director General Michael Hayden, and former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft, Heritage has been reminding the public and the government of its fundamental obligation. Through publications, such as a study documenting the 31 terror plots that have been foiled–or that have failed–since 9/11, Heritage has kept its eye on the threats to our security and forced our leaders to maintain their focus on keeping America safe, free, and prosperous.

    Two more weeks of events and special publications remain in Heritage’s Protect America Month 2010. Download the calendar here and get involved online, at The Heritage Foundation, and across the nation, educating your communities about the key defense and homeland security policy issues of our times.

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    One Response to Protect America Month: Reminding the Government of its No. 1 Responsibility

    1. West Texan says:

      Julia said " … forced our leaders to maintain their focus on keeping America safe, free, and prosperous."

      My observation is democratic party leaders don't listen too well. Allow me to break it down for them.

      Our federalist system is based on a union of states joined together for common defense (safe) and recognized individual liberties (free). Securing these items promotes the general welfare by allowing states and free markets to confidently function without threat or fear (prosperous).

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