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  • Newt Gingrich “Likes” Libertad

    At a recent gathering of Heritage Foundation members, the former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich congratulated us for launching Heritage Libertad.  The Speaker said he recognized how Heritage Libertad could be a critical tool to communicate conservative thought to Hispanics in our country.

    With the Left eager to make Hispanics a permanent underclass dependent on the federal government for everything, it is absolutely vital that we effectively convey why Libertad – Liberty – is so vital to ensure that we live in a society where freedom, opportunity and civil society flourish for us all – including Hispanics.

    More importantly, Heritage Libertad exists to provide the same research, analysis and commentary on www.heritage.org As Heritage Foundation President, Ed Feulner says in today’s Washington Times column, “Unlike certain politicians, we don’t act as if there are “Hispanic” issues and “non-Hispanic” issues.”

    Read the rest of President Feulner’s column here: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/dec/29/conservative-solutions-for-all/

    Don’t forget to follow Heritage Libertad on Facebook and Twitter.

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    5 Responses to Newt Gingrich “Likes” Libertad

    1. Bobbie says:

      We do care! Government lied about Americans. We do care about immigrants who are here because of what America stands for under the founding. It is an honor to have immigrants from all over the world who are here and desire the life of freedom from government dependency they've been denied by their countries leaders.

    2. Dr. Thomas E. Davis, says:

      I am ususally in agreement with Dr. Feulner and occasionally with Speaker Gingrich. However, on this 'Libertad' idea, I am totally opposed. Why? It runs counter to the stated purpose of the Heritage Foundation in one important portiion.

      The stated goals of Heritage are: "to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense." Guess which one. Catering to the Hispanic Culture, though noble, runs counter to American values. We expect every American to learn the English language; Libertad, is blatanty catering to those who are Spanish language advocates. Drop the notion of Libertad before it takes too many breaths. . Please think about it again!

    3. Bobbie says:

      You're right about the goals of Heritage, Dr.

      I believe multi languages in one country is the number one mistake that shouldn't have been provided to such an extent by the American government while forcing enormous costs expensed on the tax payer, but it was beyond our control to stop. Immigrants of America have been severely misdirected by the American government.

      Because the government does divide us by language, it's a great task to reach out to immigrants. It is practical to reach out by using their language at this time…

    4. Spiritof76, NH says:

      Since when the Spanish language has become an official language of the US. This idea of launching a Spanish language version of Heritage in this country is divisive. In the US, English is the official language.

      Newt is a fair weather conservative. Remember, he did a TV commercial with Nancy Pelosi on the global warming hoax! Hopefully, he doesn't become a presidential candidate in 2012.

    5. TheCivilRoar.com says:

      Common understanding among Americans is best realized when we share a common language, I agree. Heritage has fought the good fight on this issue for years: http://heritage.org/Research/Commentary/2007/02/O

      Yet the reality is that cultural and language differences divide America currently. Here is an initiative intended to help bridge that gap- conservatives in America have extended their hand by offering this resource, because Spanish-speaking citizens are worth the effort.

      At its core, the Hispanic Culture holds many of the same values as conservatism: family, religion, hard work/personal responsibility, freedom ("libertad"). In fact, as more Hispanics embrace the conservative community, the greatest benefit is sure to be their contributions to the movement.


      P.S. I just read this previous post, it gives good context: http://www.foundry.org/2010/12/02/morning-bell-

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