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  • Commentary posted July 28, 2014 by Jim DeMint America, though challenged, still the land of opportunity

    The character of our culture has a lot to do with opportunity in America. I learned early on, from personal experience, that these two notions are intertwined. My two brothers, my sister and I were reared by our single mom with a work ethic that shaped who I am today. We struggled economically but my mother provided a model that showed us the importance of work and…

  • Lecture posted July 8, 2014 by Jim DeMint Conserving the Promise of Freedom in Asia

    L‌et me start by thanking the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, and Mr.‌ ‌Takagi in particular, for inviting me to Tokyo. I am very pleased to be here. As was mentioned, this is my first trip. It is my purpose today to offer you an American conservative vision of the values of free markets and free peoples that bind the U.S. and our allies and how these values shape American…

  • Commentary posted March 30, 2014 by Jim DeMint Community service excels at local level

    In a couple of days I'm going to be in Philadelphia talking to folks at the National Constitution Center. I love visiting this city: The flood of history, the sheer number of great Americans who lived and worked in Philadelphia to bring our nation into being - and give it the best governing document in the world. It gets me every time. But I don't have to look too far…

  • Commentary posted February 7, 2014 by Jim DeMint Why should we trust Barack Obama on immigration reform?

    President Obama has been quite up-front about it: he refuses to enforce laws he dislikes and unilaterally changes others without the consent of Congress. The Supreme Court may soon have to decide the constitutionality of all this but, in the meantime, many are wondering why Congress would believe they can trust the president to work with them in good faith on any…

  • Commentary posted January 14, 2014 by Jim DeMint We Need to Solve the Poverty Crisis. Just Not Obama's Way.

    Economic inequality has become the left’s great hope for recovering its political integrity after the Obamacare disaster. President Obama, trying to change the subject, has latched onto the issue and is sure to make many more speeches about it in the New Year. New York’s new mayor, Bill de Blasio, promises to make that great city an experimental lab for progressive ideas…

  • Commentary posted November 20, 2013 by Jim DeMint U.S. policy should help our democratic friends in Latin America

    Peace and prosperity in Latin America are important to the United States. Not only do we wish our fellow republics well, but their stability is in our national interest, too. That’s why it is worrisome that the Obama administration continues to squander freedom’s hard gains in a region facing many challenges. Take Central America. In 1980s it was a battleground…

  • Commentary posted October 17, 2013 by Jim DeMint We Won't Back Down on ObamaCare

    Now that the government shutdown has ended and the president has preserved ObamaCare for the time being, it's worth explaining why my organization, the Heritage Foundation, and other conservatives chose this moment to fight—and why we will continue to fight. The reason is simple: to protect the American people from the harmful effects of this law. I spent a good part…

  • Play Movie The Push to Defund Obamacare: DeMint on Fox Business Video Recorded on September 29, 2013 The Push to Defund Obamacare: DeMint on Fox Business

    Heritage President Jim DeMint joins 'The Tom Sullivan Show' to discuss the need to defund Obamacare on Fox Business.…

  • Play Movie Why We Need to Defund Obamacare: DeMint on 'Cavuto' Video Recorded on September 25, 2013 Why We Need to Defund Obamacare: DeMint on 'Cavuto'

    Heritage President Jim DeMint joins Neil Cavuto on-site on Capitol Hill to discuss the need to defund Obamacare.…

  • Play Movie The Defund Effort: DeMint on 'Lou Dobbs Tonight' Video Recorded on September 22, 2013 The Defund Effort: DeMint on 'Lou Dobbs Tonight'

    Heritage President Jim DeMint discusses the need to defund Obamacare on Fox News' 'Lou Dobbs Tonight'.…

  • Play Movie Unfair, Unworkable, Unaffordable: DeMint on Fox News Video Recorded on September 20, 2013 Unfair, Unworkable, Unaffordable: DeMint on Fox News

    Heritage President Jim DeMint stresses the need to defund the unworkable, unfair, and unaffordable Affordable Health Care Act on Fox News' 'America's Newsroom'…

  • Commentary posted September 17, 2013 by Jim DeMint The president’s disdain for his oath

    There is a reason American soldiers, judges and political leaders must swear to protect the Constitution. America is a free, prosperous republic because of this charter we celebrate today. It is what makes us a country of laws, rather than one ruled by mobs or dictators. Straying from the Constitution will lead only to national decline. Have we begun that decline…

  • Commentary posted September 10, 2013 by Jim DeMint America, we must stop ObamaCare before it becomes hazardous to our health

    New York’s famous 42nd Street will offer natives and visitors a new sight later this week: a mammoth, six-story billboard with a striking message: “Warning—Obamacare may be hazardous to your health.” It’s part of The Heritage Foundation’s continuing public education campaign to inform the American people about the dangerous side-effects of this unfair, unaffordable…

  • Play Movie New Obamacare Provision Means Higher Consumer Costs: DeMint on Varney & Co. Video Recorded on August 13, 2013 New Obamacare Provision Means Higher Consumer Costs: DeMint on Varney & Co.

    Heritage President Jim DeMint discusses the would-be implications of Obamacare's implementation and a new provision that would hike premiums and raise consumer costs on Fox Business' 'Varney & Co.'…

  • Play Movie Make Noise to Defund Obamacare: DeMint on Hannity Video Recorded on August 9, 2013 Make Noise to Defund Obamacare: DeMint on Hannity

    Heritage President Jim DeMint discusses defunding Obamacare on Fox News' 'Hannity'.…