December 30, 2010

The Heritage Foundation's Top Tens

Time to take stock of the year! I guess all of you know The Heritage Foundation, a think tank whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense. Well, here are three lists you might be interested in. From The Heritage Foundation’s blog The Foundry:

  1. Top Ten Morning Bells of 2010
  2. Top Ten Heritage Charts of 2010
  3. Top Ten Heritage Papers of 2010


  1. Just out of curiosity, how can they have both a limited government and a strong defense?

  2. To reconcile limited government with a strong defense is not an easy task (it’s one of the major issues at stake), but it’s just what Republican Administrations have been trying to do for decades--with more or less success.

  3. Our country is in deep dookie with all this horrendous communist legislation. We regular folks must keep the the weak, inept and stupid Republicans feet to the fire and help give them a little spine to defund, roll back and repeal as much as this fascist legislation as possible.
    I would suggest limited government and defense not be linked. The powers of the Federal gov't are enumerated in the Constitution, and defending the country is explicitly stated. Confiscating the citizens' income, forcing us to buy health insurance upon penalty of fine and or imprisonment, making producers pay for the non-producers life and retirement is not in the Constitution. Legislation telling citizens what we can and cannot eat is not there, telling chefs how much salt they are allowed to use is not there, telling restaurants what they can serve is not there, telling suppliers what they can put in their own vending machines is not there, limiting free speech (being Politically Correct) is not there, telling homeowners what size their garage must be and how far back from the street is not there...I think the picture is painted. What is there is protecting the citizens from foreign and domestic bad guys, protecting the borders, and all the rest specifically stated in Article 8 Section One of the Constitution.