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    Cuccinelli on Obamacare Lawsuit: 'We Are Doing What the Founders Expected'

    RICHMOND — Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli said he will file a formal response as early as next week to the federal government’s attempt to dismiss Virginia’s legal challenge to Obamacare. In an exclusive interview with Heritage, Cuccinelli said the federal government’s motion to dismiss, released on Monday, was mostly … More

    Michele Bachmann's Recommended Reading

    What author wouldn’t cherish a plug of his book by an attractive, poised public speaker who really knows how to excite and inspire a crowd? And we don’t mean President Barack Obama citing “The Defining Moment,” Jonathan Alter’s book on FDR. This was Rep. Michele Bachmann, revving up CPAC with … More

    Morning Bell: The Mount Vernon Statement

    Yesterday, I joined a broad coalition of conservative leaders representing a wide spectrum of the movement including fiscal, social, cultural and national security conservatives, to sign The Mount Vernon Statement. In light of the challenges facing the country and the need for clarity, we needed to produce this defining statement … More

    The Mount Vernon Statement

    Today at 2:30 PM at the Collingwood Library and Museum portion of George Washington’s original Mount Vernon estate, a Who’s Who of the conservative movement’s leaders unveiled and signed The Mount Vernon Statement: a document defining the movement’s principles, beliefs and values in light of the challenges facing the country. … More

    It Will Be as if the American Founding Never Happened

    Forget George Washington, James Madison, Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln—nothing meaningful happened in America before 1877. That’s the lesson North Carolina public high schools may start teaching. Under proposed changes in their high school history curriculum, the U.S. History course (which seniors take) will cover events from 1877 forward only. It … More

    Citizens United v. FEC: A Landmark Decision in Favor of Free Speech

    The “First Principles” on which this country were founded are the principles that the Heritage Foundation works to advance everyday. In today’s landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision of Citizens United v. FEC, a conservative majority on the Supreme Court upheld some of the most important principles: the right to engage … More

    Morning Bell: Martin Luther King Jr. Held These Truths. Do You?

    On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. stood at the Lincoln Memorial and admonished America to return to its First Principles. In his I Have a Dream Speech, he announced his dream that “one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: … More

    This Bill of Rights Day, Let's Celebrate the Whole Constitution

    This Bill of Rights day, Let’s Celebrate the Constitution Many Americans praise the first ten amendments to our Constitution, collectively called the Bill of Rights, as providing the true protection of our liberty.  What if there were no Bill of Rights? Would our fundamental liberties still be protected? Would we … More

    Does Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Violate the Constitution?

    Does Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize acceptance violate the Constitution? Interesting question. Article I, Section 9 of the U.S. Constitution says that: No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the … More

    We Still Hold These Truths: Stemming the Tide of Progressivism

    This is the final video on Matt Spalding’s new book, We Still Hold These Truths. The battle against Progressivism is not lost, counsels Spalding. Properly educating our children to know and appreciate both the founding principles of America and the importance of the free enterprise system are two ways to … More