Heritage - Solutions for America

Who Says Conservatives Do Not Have Ideas?

Compiled by a team of Heritage experts, Solutions For America identifies the nature and scope of our most pressing problems in 23 discrete policy areas, and recommends 128 specific policy prescriptions for Congress to consider. Some of the recommendations are groundbreaking. Others are familiar. Some are being debated right now. All have one thing in common: They would return power to the people. And, collectively, they will transform America, setting her back on the track to prosperity and greatness.

Perilous times necessitate bold action. America is at a tipping point. To continue on the current path of ever-expanding central government will plunge us into a statist abyss of lost liberties, vanishing opportunity and dying prospects of a better tomorrow. But our nation can just as well correct course, as she has so often in the past.

Americans by the millions have begun the process, rallying around the vision of the Founders. The policies articulated in Solutions For America are calculated to make that vision a reality, to build an America where freedom, opportunity, prosperity, and civil society flourish anew.

Check out our Morning Bell blog post overview of Solutions for America

And, even if you don’t read anything else, check out our two-page overview of our foundational principles and what we need to do about them today in Solutions for America Volume 1: Changing America’s Course. In it you will read recommendations to unshackle American enterprise, take back our fiscal future, promote liberty and independence, and restore the limits of government.


Celebrate the Constitution: Read It!

The fireworks rarely fly on Sept. 17, but that holiday – Constitution Day – is just as significant as Independence Day. At least, that’s the thought behind a new joint venture of Constituting America and Let Freedom Ring.

The two organizations have joined forces to promote a nationwide public reading of the Constitution one month from yesterday on Sept. 18, the Saturday following Constitution Day. The event – called “We Read the Constitution” – aims to inspire citizens across the country to host or attend local gatherings to read the entire text of the U.S. Constitution aloud together.

Check out the promo video.

Slow Spending, End Earmarks, Plug the Pork

That is the subject line from the latest Conservative Action Project Memo for the Movement that I have attached to this e-mail for you. Be sure to check out the links to the resources supporting the memo as well.

Values Voters Summit – September 17-19 in Washington, DC

Join Heritage at the Family Research Council Action's Values Voter Summit 2010 in Washington, DC, from September 17-19. The event will feature prominent conservatives including Phyllis Schlafly, Janet Parshall, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA), former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA), Bill Bennett, and many more. Heritage will hold a screening of Let Me Rise, our powerful documentary on education reform, and host a panel discussion about the connections between social and economic conservatism featuring FRC’s Ken Blackwell and Stephen Moore of the Wall Street Journal. Register at ValuesVoterSummit.org and watch the video here.