Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.

Ronald Wilson Reagan, 40th President of the United States of America [1911-2004]

 

We all have a lot of work to do.

We’ve wasted no time in getting started at the Foundation. Two of the leading architects of Texas’ successful 2003 effort to close a $10 billion budget gap without increased taxes-former state representatives Talmadge Heflin and Arlene Wohlgemuth-are now heading up our unprecedented budget project. Over the next few months, our entire policy team will put their regular research work on hold in order to scour the budget of every single state agency looking for ways to save taxpayers money.

We also recently launched our Center for Tenth Amendment Studies led by former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz and former Texas Supreme Court Justice Scott Brister. They are looking for ways where Texas can just say “No” to the federal government-its money and the strings that come attached to it.

All of this comes on the heels of our national outreach efforts on ObamaCare, climate change legislation, and federal stimulus spending.

We are fortunate to live in a country where pledging our lives to liberty doesn’t involve the level of sacrifice it once did here-and still does in too many countries around the globe. That is all the more reason we should all redouble our efforts in the name of liberty.

Thank you for joining us in the fight for freedom.