Heritage Events Podcast
The War on History: The Conspiracy to Rewrite America's Past
Confederate memorials toppled ... Columbus statues attacked with red paint.
They started with slave-owning Confederate generals, but they’re not stopping there.
The vandals are only pretending to care about the character of particular American heroes. In reality, they hate what those heroes represent: the truths asserted in the Declaration of Independence and embodied in the Constitution. And they are bent on taking America down and replacing our free society with a socialist utopia. All that stands in their way is Americans’ reverence for our history of freedom.
Which is why that history simply has to go.
Leaving Cuba: One Family's Journey to Freedom
Born in Cuba, Lala Mooney is one of 14 children of Manuel & Eloisa Suarez. She was put in prison in 1961 by Fidel Castro’s government, together with her father and two sisters. After two months, the family managed to be released from prison, and they came to the U.S. Lala Mooney is the mother of Congressman Alex X. Mooney, representing District 2 of West Virginia.
Lala will speak at CWN about her new book Leaving Cuba: One Family's Journey to Freedom. Autographed copies of the book will be available at the event.
India, Israel, and the US: Shared Challenges and Trilateral Cooperation
Recent years have witnessed new patterns of cooperation among India, Israel, and the U.S., three key democracies that face common threats from Islamist terrorism and share common values. While Israel and the U.S. have enjoyed a steadfast partnership stretching back many decades, over the past 15 years India and the U.S. have developed an increasingly robust strategic partnership. Similarly, after decades of relative disassociation, India and Israel have begun elevating bilateral ties in a more public manner, culminating in a landmark visit to Israel by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2017. As Heritage hosts a Track II trilateral dialogue with India’s Vivekenanda International Foundation and Israel’s Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, please join a distinguished panel of experts from all three countries to discuss shared challenges and future opportunities for trilateral cooperation among India, Israel, and the United States.
Responding to Atrocities Committed Against the Rohingya
More than two years have passed since the horrific events of August 2017, when mass atrocities against the Rohingya caused more than 700,000 to flee their homes in Burma. Today, the Rohingya and other minority communities in Burma continue to face severe persecution at the hands of the Burmese military. The Burmese military’s economic interests are vast and growing, and new UN reports reveal the extent to which the military enriches itself by committing human rights violations and atrocities. Please join us for a discussion on what the U.S. government can and should do next to hold the Burmese military accountable.
An Introduction to Constitutional Law: 100 Supreme Court Cases Everyone Should Know
Constitutional law is often viewed as a dense and technical area of study. Well no longer! Randy Barnett and Josh Blackman have created a new way to study the Supreme Court that is accessible to anyone that is trying learn more about constitutional law, but it is an especially great resource for students. An Introduction to Constitutional Law teaches the narrative of constitutional law as it has developed over the past two centuries.
All students, even those unfamiliar with American history, will learn the essential background information to grasp how this body of law has come to be what it is today. An online library of enriching videos that utilize photographs, maps, and audio from the Supreme Court bring these important decisions to life. This book and videos can be used by students to prepare for class or lectures, as study material, and come exam time, students can watch the entire canon of constitutional law in twelve hours.
Please join us for discussion with Randy Barnett and Josh Blackman to learn about their new book!
Adopting a Culture of Life and Love: Protecting and Defending Vulnerable Children and Families Against the Cruelties of Indifference and Ideology
How can policy, law, and practice better support the needs of children and families caught up in the web of foster care and adoption? Join us for a National Adoption Month conversation about how best to protect religious freedom, develop and encourage best practices, and support those families and agencies who do the lifesaving work of saving children’s lives and helping them flourish in oftentimes harsh situations as public-policy and civil-society priorities. This is an issue at the heart of our humanity and culture and we seek to educate, support, and challenge.
Behind the Mask: Antifa’s Plan to Undermine Liberal Democracy
From Portland to Washington D.C., a far-left revolutionary movement calling itself “Antifa” has organized mass violence on the streets of major American cities. Infamous for dressing head-to-toe in black, Antifa militants organize to destroy property, beat people, and intimidate their opposition into silence—all in the name of fighting “fascism.” Despite its well-documented track record of violence, Antifa still finds support on the Left and its leaders continue to skirt justice.
Andy Ngo is a Portland-based journalist who is known for his reporting on Antifa. He has been published in the Wall Street Journal, National Review and the New York Post and he formerly served on the editorial team of Quillette magazine. In June, Ngo survived a mob beating by Antifa in Portland.
The Fight to Preserve the Electoral College
The Electoral College is under threat. Fifteen states, joined by the District of Columbia, have entered into an interstate compact and pledged to hand their delegates to the presidential candidate who wins the most votes nationwide instead of the candidate who wins in their state. If states with another combined 78 Electoral College delegates join, the compact will be go into effect and may be able to swing the next election. This panel will discuss whether this compact is constitutional, as well as the Framers’ rationale for the Electoral College, its continuing value, and what must be done to preserve it.
Did America Have a Christian Founding? - Separating Modern Myth from Historical Truth
Many Americans have been taught a distorted, inaccurate account of our nation’s founding, one that claims that the founders were deists who desired the strict separation of church and state and that the country’s founding political ideas developed without reference to Christianity. In this revelatory, rigorously argued new book, Mark David Hall thoroughly debunks that modern myth and shows instead that the founders’ political ideas were profoundly influenced by their Christian convictions.
Drawing from hundreds of personal letters, public proclamations, early state constitutions and laws, and other original documents, Professor Hall makes the airtight case that America’s founders were not deists; that they did not create a “godless” Constitution; that even Jefferson and Madison did not want a high wall separating church and state; that most founders believed the government should encourage Christianity; and that they embraced a robust understanding of religious liberty for biblical and theological reasons. In addition, Hall explains why and how the founders’ views are absolutely relevant today.
Did America Have a Christian Founding? is a compelling, utterly convincing closing argument in the debate about the role of faith in the nation’s founding, making it clear that Christian thought was crucial to the nation’s founding—and demonstrating that this benefits all of us, whatever our faith (or lack thereof).