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Your support of The Heritage Foundation clearly shows how much you love America. And if you love America, you know now is the time to roll up our sleeves, reclaim lost ground, and boldly advance the flag of freedom for our children and grandchildren. For far too long, we’ve seen the founding principles that make America the greatest nation on earth mocked and systematically weakened by the Left. Radical Leftists are clamoring for ways to block our efforts while Congress struggles to find its backbone on hard decisions. There will always be a need for a respected and principled Heritage to provide the ideas, solutions, and accountability Washington so desperately needs.

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