Ed Feulner

“The conservatism of the Constitution limits gov¬ernment’s powers but ensures that government per¬forms its proper job effectively. It refines popular will through the filter of representation. It provides checks and balances through the several branches of government and a federal republic.

“If we are to succeed in the critical political and policy battles ahead, we must be certain of our purpose. We must begin by retaking and resolutely defending the high ground of America’s founding principles.”

Read the complete statement at www.themountvernonstatement.com. And if this 537-word call to action moves you, please sign it.

Principles matter. A free nation was formed because America’s Founders believed in -- and fought for -- the principle of liberty as a God-given right of all.

Over the course of the next two centuries, that freedom was rarely without enemies -- from within and from abroad -- but every new challenge caused spirited men and women to fight to preserve the principles of America’s founding. It’s our turn. The words of the Mount Vernon Statement can be our guide. We must and will be victorious.

Ed Feulner

Dr. Edwin Feulner is Founder of The Heritage Foundation, a Townhall.com Gold Partner, and co-author of Getting America Right: The True Conservative Values Our Nation Needs Today .
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