October 21, 2010
Washington , D.C., Oct. 21, 2010 -- Former White House Strategist Karl Rove will visit New York to speak about the current political climate and related decisions in the nation’s capital at a lunch event Thursday, Oct. 28, sponsored by local supporters of The Heritage Foundation.
The program at the Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway, will open at 9:30 a.m. with a panel discussion called “One Nation Under Arrest: How Crazy Laws, Rogue Prosecutors and Activist Judges Threaten Your Liberty.” That’s also the title of a book by panelists Brian Walsh and Paul Rosenzweig, experts on “overcriminalization” from the Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at Heritage, the leading Washington think tank.
Overcriminalization refers to a nightmarish national trend in which public servants prosecute unsuspecting individuals under a growing web of vague, poorly defined laws that disregard America’s fundamental principles of justice.
The event’s sponsor is the New York Area Committee for Heritage, a group of local business and civic leaders who support the think tank’s conservative public policy solutions. A reception at 11 will be followed by lunch and Rove’s remarks, which will come five days before the Nov. 2 midterm elections.
About 57,000 of Heritage’s more than 697,000 members reside in the tristate area. Harold Siegel, president of Excelsior Graphics Inc. and a founding board member of the Printing Brokerage/Buyers Association, chairs the committee. A lifelong New York City resident, he is active in conservative politics.
Rove, a contributor to Fox News Channel and columnist for The Wall Street Journal, was President George W. Bush’s deputy chief of staff and senior adviser from 2001-2007. Author of the memoir “Courage and Consequence,” he is credited as the architect of Bush’s successful races for the White House in 2000 and 2004.
In a recent column on the political climate, Rove writes: “Democratic voters are noticeably less enthusiastic than Republican ones. Pew found last week that 83% of Republicans said they would ‘definitely’ vote, compared to 69% of Democrats. The GOP's 14-point advantage is twice as big as in 1994.”
Tickets are $75 for Heritage members (two-person maximum at member rate), $100 for non-members and $20 for students with proper ID. Online registration is at http://www.myheritage.org/committees/.
The Heritage Foundation is the nation’s most broadly supported public policy research institute, with nearly 700,000 individual, foundation and corporate donors. Founded in 1973, it works to develop effective policy solutions based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values and a strong national defense.