Last updated on: 6/16/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Heritage Foundation Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“Within weeks of the passage of Section 3626 of the 1994 crime bill, the National Prison Project of the American Civil Liberties Union issued a memo, dated September 15, 1994, on how to ‘confront’ the provision. The memo mocked Congress for ‘taking a stand in favor of God, motherhood, and locking up criminals’ — three values which, apparently, the ACLU does not hold so dear.”

John J. Dilulio, Feb. 22, 1995

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Other
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“The Heritage Foundation is a unique institution-a public policy research organization, or ‘think tank’. As conservatives, we believe the values and ideas that motivated our Founding Fathers are worth conserving. And as policy entrepreneurs, we believe the most effective solutions are consistent with those ideas and values.”

“About Us,” Heritage Foundation website (accessed Oct. 12, 2007)

Mission:

“Founded in 1973, The Heritage Foundation is a research and educational institute – 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.”

“About Us,” Heritage Foundation website (accessed Oct. 12, 2007)

Other:
501(c)(3) research and educational institute
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