Ed Feulner

That’s why it was heartening to see the last debate between the Republican candidates focus on foreign policy. It’s crucial that we hear, for example, what they would do to ensure that Iran doesn’t wind up armed with nuclear weapons. Or how they’d handle trade with China. Or what they would do to help bring peace to the Middle East. Or how they’d respond to religious persecution. Or what they think about foreign aid. And so on.

Fortunately, we haven’t heard the last word from the candidates on these and other related topics. Heritage, with the American Enterprise Institute and CNN, will be sponsoring a debate on foreign policy and national security that will take place in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at 8 p.m. EST.

The timing couldn’t be better. We’re setting the Thanksgiving table, so to speak, for some lively family discussions. We should welcome such talks -- how we approach these issues has a direct bearing on the future of our country.

As President Reagan once said, “The task that has fallen to us as Americans is to move the conscience of the world, to keep alive the hope and dream of freedom.” But it won’t happen automatically. It takes action. So let the debate begin.

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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