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Happy Thanksgiving from the American Principles Project and APP News 

American Principles Project

Dear Fellow Conservative,
There are many things that we should be thankful for this Thanksgiving, but the greatest of those are our families, our communities, and our great nation.
Thank you for standing with us as we work to promote human dignity in various aspects of public policy, and continue our work to uphold the founding principles of our great nation.  
We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends.
For Liberty,
The American Principles Project

In the news:
“The Changing Role of Education in America” conference
APP Common Core released the full presentations from “The Changing Role of Education in America: Consequences of the Common Core” conference.
Leading experts addressed over 200 conference attendees at the conference in South Bend, Indiana, in September 2013. The presenters discussed the changing landscape of the American education system and the implications of the Common Core Standards.
Click here to view all of the presentations.
‘The Daily Rundown’ with Chuck Todd
The Executive Director of APP’s Latino Partnership, Alfonso Aguilar, appeared on The Daily Rundown with Chuck Todd this week.  Mr. Aguilar and Frank Sherry (Executive Director of America’s Voice) discussed immigration reform and the political momentum needed to pass it.
Watch the segment on immigration reform here.
Puerto Rico’s ‘unnatural status’ undermines its economy, hurts US investors
By Rich Danker and Alfonso Aguilar
The Washington Examiner
As Puerto Rico marked the Nov. 19 anniversary of its discovery by Christopher Columbus, the Obama White House announced it was dispatching an interagency task force to give advice to the island's beleaguered government.

With nearly $70 billion in public debt and a credit rating hovering near junk status, San Juan needs all the help it can get.

But sending capable bureaucrats, or even a bailout, falls well short of fixing the problem that hatched Puerto Rico’s economic meltdown: the territorial status it has been stuck with since the end of the Spanish-American War in 1898.

Just consider that Puerto Ricans, who were granted U.S. citizenship in 1917, cannot vote for president and do not have proportional voting representation in Congress.
Read more…


APIA’s Autopsy Report, Statement on Immigration from Conservative Leaders, and more

American Principles Project

American Principles in Action’s Report – “Building a Winning GOP Coalition: The Lessons of 2012”
Two weeks ago, American Principles in Action released a new report entitled, “Building a Winning GOP Coalition: The Lessons of 2012.”  This report takes a hard-hitting and essentially political look at the 2012 election, and offers analysis and recommendations on how the GOP must move forward to build a winning strategy.

APIA’s report received much attention over the past two weeks, especially in relation to the Virginia and New Jersey Governor races, and looking forward to the GOP’s strategy in 2014 and beyond.
In the news:
“Christie, McAuliffe Win Governor’s Races”, The Wall Street Journal – Featuring Frank Cannon, President of American Principles in Action

“Truce, Be Not Proud”, National Review Online – An interview with Maggie Gallagher, Senior Fellow at the American Principles Project
“What the GOP Needs to do to Win Elections Again”, CNBC and featured on the Drudge Report – Op-ed by Rich Danker, Director of APIA Gold
“The Great Divide”, The Weekly Standard – Featuring Jeffrey Bell, Policy Director at APIA
“Republicans Must Use Social Issues to Stay on Offence”, TownHall – Op-Ed by Terry Schilling, Political Director at APIA
Statement from Conservative Leaders on Pending Immigration Legislation in the House of Representatives
American Principles in Action and the American Conservative Union, along with more than fifteen conservative leaders, released a statement today regarding the upcoming immigration debate. The statement reads:
“America needs immigration reform. With over 76 million “Baby Boomers” retiring by 2030 and only 46 million Americans poised to take their place in the workforce, it’s clear we need a forward-looking market-based immigration policy which allows for a growing economy and a labor blueprint that plans for the future…”
Click here to read the full statement.
In the news:
The Hill: “The Tanton Network: Republican Party’s Number One Enemy”
National Review Online: “American Conservative Union on Amnesty: No Enemies to the Left?”
Fox News Latino: “Republicans Eye Obamacare Glitches As Chance to Win Over Millennials”
“A national effort to unify education standards across America and help American children compete more effectively with students in better-performing nations is actually a dumbing-down of America’s schools, takes away local control, handcuffs good teachers and opens the door for ideological manipulation of our kids.
Common Core was developed in recent years as a means of establishing nationwide learning standards, and the vast majority of states signed on, even before the standards were spelled out. And critics of the plan say the emerging reality of Common Core is far different from what was promised.
“It was sold to the states and the federal government on a series of slogans. The slogans were that it would be state-led, that the standards would be evidence-based, internationally benchmarked, that is on par with what other high-performing countries teach and that the standards would be rigorous,” said Emmett McGroarty, education director at APIA Common Core.”
WND: “Schools Producing More Dummies than Ever”
“If there's any boon for Republicans from the government shutdown, it's this: the GOP's unprofitable alliance with big business may finally be over. Corporate leaders are reportedly at wit's end with conservatives over their recent display of brinksmanship, but the discord really should go the other way. There's nothing wrong with big business per se, but to win elections again, the Republican Party needs to respond to the economic concerns of workers rather than the bosses.
The GOP's 2012 defeat was the epitome of this disconnect. To quantify the economic issue mix of the Romney campaign, we analyzed in a recent white paper the content of over 120 television ads that Romney, the Republican National Committee and major allied Super PACs collectively spent $400 million to run. These commercials emphasized unemployment, debt, and Romney's background as a job creator. “
Read more here: “What the GOP Needs to do to Win Elections Again”, CNBC and featured on the Drudge Report – Op-ed by Rich Danker, Director of APIA Gold 


AmericanPrinciplesProject - Lehrman talks gold on Cavuto 

Dear Monetary Policy Observer,

On Tuesday, Lewis E. Lehrman appeared on Fox Business' Neil Cavuto to discuss the prospects for gold.
The discussion covered the future of gold's existence as a commodity and also looked at the effects leaving the gold standard had on US federal spending and debt.  Lehrman also discussed the obstacles the US would face if it returned to a gold standard. 
We hope you find this material of interest.

AmericanPrinciplesProject - Save the Date for Our 2nd Annual Red, White & Blue Gala!

American Principles Project

Dear Fellow Conservative,

It is my great honor to invite you to the American Principle Project’s 2nd Annual Red, White, and Blue Gala at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. on February 6th, 2014.

We have been very busy at the American Principles Project this year, and now we’re looking forward to our 2014 plans. The Red, White, and Blue Gala is an opportunity to celebrate APP’s 2013 achievements, and share our plans for the future, for 2014 and beyond.

One of our most recent accomplishments, through our 501c4 – American Principles in Action, was the release of our report, Building a Winning GOP Coalition: The Lessons of 2012This report takes a hard-hitting look at the 2012 election, and offers analysis and recommendations on how the GOP must move forward to build a winning strategy for the 2014 election and beyond.
We hope that you will be able to join us on February 6th, 2014, as we honor America’s past and celebrate our great nation’s future. We will also be paying tribute to one of the conservative movement’s great heroes, Ronald Reagan, as February 6th is his birthday.

We will be sending formal invitations and more details out soon. If you have any questions or would like to reserve your place at APP’s Red, White, and Blue Gala, please call our office at 202-503-2010.

Francis P. Cannon
President, American Principles Project


AmericanPrinciplesProject - CSPAN to rebroadcast Lehrman address

Dear Monetary Policy Observer,

No article today, just a heads up about the C-SPAN Book TV will be rebroadcasting Lewis E. Lehrman’s address to the CATO institute on Money, Gold, and History, which they covered as part of their tribute to top nonfiction authors and books.  You can watch it tomorrow (Saturday) at 11:30 AM eastern or stream it now here.  Also, here are some other future dates for Lehrman media appearances:

Tues, Aug 27, 2013:             “Kudlow Report”, CNBC

Fri, Aug 30, 2013:                Greenwich Time interview at 1FP

Wed, Sept 25, 2013:             “Lou Dobbs Tonight”, Fox Business