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  • How Conservatives Reach Out to Hispanics: Heritage Libertad Radio

    How can conservatives connect with Hispanics? What exactly is religious liberty? These are just two of the many questions answered in this month’s installment of The Heritage Libertad podcast.

    We’ve asked Brittney Morrett of the Libre Initiative and Kristina Arriaga of the Becket Fund to join us. The English version of the podcast can be found here. For the Spanish half of the program, click here.

    You won’t want to miss this podcast as we discuss how conservatives can better communicate our policies and ideas to the fastest-growing demographic in the country with Israel Ortega, editor of Libertad.org, The Heritage Foundation’s Spanish-language website.

    Brittney Morrett of the Libre Initiative offers a fresh perspective on this topic, including how grassroots organizing played a major role in the President’s campaign to persuade Hispanic voters to support him and his policies.

    Following the President’s re-election, threats to religious liberty will only continue to encroach on the rights of Americans. The recent actions by the U.N., the Obamacare mandate, and attempts to redefine marriage have contributed to attacks not only on religious liberty but also freedom of conscience. As the Supreme Court takes up the cases regarding the Defense of Marriage Act, we invite Kristina Arriaga, executive director of the Becket Fund, to discuss the current threats to the freedom of conscience and religious liberty in the Spanish half of the program.

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    5 Responses to How Conservatives Reach Out to Hispanics: Heritage Libertad Radio

    1. Carol,AZ says:

      Religious freedom ? Rights of Americans limiting since the re-election campaign ?
      Perhaps your suggesting that now, after the slick ,"give me the stuff campaign" the Latino communities was used skillfully, as a voting block.
      You sir have this backwards.
      It is up to the leadership in the Latino communities to point out how, you were used and why.

      Yes , you are correct to point that numerous freedom under Pres. Obama are being shredded..
      I also suggest front and center that the new age poverty that will grasp our country will impact the latino community to unrepresented levels force upon them by the same leadership they voted for.
      It's called greed.
      As for God: I believed he is bi-lingual .

    2. M. J. Castro says:

      My experience indicates that generally, U.S. Latinos will support a person with a Spanish surname in a contest whether it's a boxer or a candidate. Republicans need more Spanish surnamed candidates.

    3. Loren Anderson says:

      How do I connect with the Spanish version?

    4. Dan Poole says:

      Ann Coulter said it perfectly in Human Events:

      "Charles Murray recently pointed out that — contrary to stereotype — Hispanics are less likely to be married, less likely to go to church, more supportive of gay marriage and less likely to call themselves “conservative” than other Americans. Rather than being more hardworking than Americans, Hispanics actually work about the same as others, or, in the case of Hispanic women, less."

      Hispanics are NOT natural conservatives. They are natural Progressives. They cannot be won over even if they advance from the working class to the middle class. Asians are successful, middle to upper class citizens, and they voted 73% for Obama. Why'd they do that? Because as Murray put it, "Republicans are seen by Asians—as they are by Latinos, blacks, and some large proportion of whites—as the party of Bible-thumping, anti-gay, anti-abortion creationists. Factually, that’s ludicrously inaccurate. In the public mind, except among Republicans, that image is taken for reality."

      In order to win over Hispanics, Asians, and any other non-white group, core conservative positions MUST be abandoned. But if these positions are abandoned, then the core base that makes up the conservative movement and the Republican Party – white people – will abandon ship, and rightfully so I might add.. As Cooper Sterling argued:

      "Why have two “progressive” parties rather than one that is liberal, non-White, statist and multicultural; the other one conservative, White, civic-oriented, individualistic, and advocating cultural homogeneity? Real, clear-cut alternatives to the evil that is Progressivism are viewed as “divisive,” “exclusionary,” and “intolerable” [by the likes of Brittney Morrett]. Given the economic situation, the 2012 election was the GOP’s to lose. The outcome reflects the lackluster turnout of White voters. Here’s an idea: how about giving your core constituents something worth voting for. The GOP needs to reconnect with Middle America. Contrary to the advice of Morrett and other talking heads, it needs to avoid becoming a clone of the Democrat Party.

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