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Morning Bell: The Heritage Pledge
Posted By Ed Feulner On September 27, 2010 @ 8:49 am In Ongoing Priorities,The Morning Bell | 57 Comments
My fellow conservatives,
The stakes couldn’t be higher for our nation at this moment. In the coming months, Americans will help choose which direction our nation’s future will take. Will the federal government continue to spend more, tax more, control more, and defend our liberties less? Or will we choose a new and bolder direction that returns power to the people? All indications are that we are approaching one of those pivotal moments in our political history, a tipping point. It will be a test of our national character.
Like many Americans, we here at The Heritage Foundation  are not concerned with party labels or affiliations. We are motivated by principles and by the best policies that will advance and defend those principles in the public square. We are unabashedly conservative, because we work to conserve an America where freedom, opportunity, prosperity and civil society flourish.
So whatever composition we see in our next Congress, we want to see majorities that represent the consent of the governed and that will take control of our presently unlimited government. We intend to leave to our children and grandchildren an America even better than the one we inherited from our forebears.
In its “Pledge to America ,” the Republican Party last week offered its own vision for America’s future. The pledge is a step in the right direction and rightly frames the debate around our core first principles and the role of the state, popular consent and self-government.
We have ourselves produced a set of recommendations that we think will heal much of what ails our country. We call them “Solutions for America. ”
We’re happy that some proposals in the Pledge mirror proposals we have in Solutions for America . Both of these plans are headed in the right direction. But we want to be even bolder.
Our Solutions for America  is an overarching blueprint for governing. It’s designed to replace the failed policies of the liberal establishment with solid conservative solutions that will shrink government, reduce debt, keep taxes low, put Americans back to work and keep us safe.
Solutions for America  identifies the nature and scope of our most pressing problems in 23 policy areas and recommends 128 specific policy solutions to guide the new Congress. Here are some of our ideas:
These are just some of the many policy recommendations we include in Solutions for America . Please go read the entire document at Heritage.org . Share it with your friends and encourage them to join the debate, whether it is by going to a Heritage event, liking us on Facebook , or signing up  for The Morning Bell . Every action you take towards a brighter future for America is – like the Pledge  and Solutions for America  – a step in the right direction.
Now is the time to be bold, and to act as befits our character. That is what our parents and grandparents would expect of us, what future generations demand—and what The Heritage Foundation  offers to America. Thank you.
Edwin J. Feulner, Ph.D., President, The Heritage Foundation
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 new Politico poll: http://blog.heritage.org http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0910/42737.html
 the A.F.L.-C.I.O., the National Council of La Raza, and the S.E.I.U.,: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/27/us/politics/27rally.html?emc=tnt&tntemail1=y
 delaying the release: http://blog.heritage.org http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-county-employee-salary-20100927,0,7478118.story
 Chinese homeowners are fighting back: http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2010-09-27-demolition27_ST_N.htm
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