• The Heritage Network
    • Resize:
    • A
    • A
    • A
  • Donate
  • constitution

    Providing for the Common Defense

    America was founded on the blood, sweat, and tears of ordinary, brave colonists who accomplished extraordinary things in waging a war for their independence and founding a new government. And in that great experiment that was the Constitution, the Framers made national defense a primary responsibility of the federal government. … More

    Constitutional Countdown

    What can someone accomplish in four months? It’s possible to play an entire NFL football season, but you’d need another full month to complete the playoffs. You could try to build a new home. But you’d need plenty of cooperation from your contractor to get it finished on time. Or … More

    Protect America Month Guest Blog: First Principles and National Security

    “Providing for the common defense” is the federal government’s single most important responsibility as prescribed by the Constitution. It is the cornerstone of our freedom, upon which all other liberties and guarantees rely. Our nation’s ability to protect its citizens must remain the foremost priority for the President and Congress, … More

    America's Necessary Loyalty to Human Freedom

    There aren’t many people who justify comparisons to Nelson Mandela, but longtime Burmese political dissident Aung San Suu Kyi is one of the few. For 20 years, Kyi incurred imprisonment, house arrest, and other forms of detention for attempting to bring democracy to the military-ruled Burma. This month, she is … More

    Senator Mike Lee on Violence Against Women Act

    Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) made the case that the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), passed by the Senate, “oversteps the Constitution’s rightful limits on federal power.” Sen. Lee argued on the Senate floor that “everyone agrees that violence against women is reprehensible.”  He went on to make the case that … More

    VIDEO: Rep. Justin Amash and Author Katie Pavlich at The Bloggers Briefing

    Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) swore to support and defend the U.S. Constitution upon taking office. The founding document weighs heavily on him with each vote, and it’s the reason Amash is the only member of Congress to justify each of those votes on his popular Facebook page. He’ll speak today … More

    Morning Bell: Do You Know What the Constitution Really Means?

    With a handful of words, the Founders set forth a simple principle that protects a central liberty enjoyed by all in this Republic — the freedom of speech, as recognized in the First Amendment. Yet after more than 200 years of history, liberals in Congress — including House Minority Leader … More

    Now Online: The Heritage Guide to the Constitution

    The Constitution made a comeback these past few years. In 2009, then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D–CA) replied to a question about the constitutionality of Obamacare with “Are you serious?” The American people were serious. They began carrying the Constitution everywhere, read it to their representatives, and then elected new Members … More

    Online Chat on the Constitution

    How well do you think you know the Constitution? If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about it, now is your chance. Heritage just launched www.ConstitutionOnline.com: a comprehensive and authoritative analysis of every single clause in the Constitution. Click here to join us right now for our “Lunch with Heritage” … More

    Church and State: Clearing Thomas Jefferson’s Good Name

    Today, on Thomas Jefferson’s birthday, we remember the man who can list as his crowning achievement the Declaration of Independence. But with the Obamacare contraceptive mandate still fresh in our memories, perhaps it would be good to remember another aspect of Jefferson’s legacy: his staunch commitment to religious liberty. Jefferson … More