President Trump Gives Remarks to the Heritage Foundation’s President’s Club Meeting

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In 1980, just as Reagan was beginning his first term in office, The Heritage Foundation developed a 1,100 page detailed policy manual on everything from taxes and regulation to trade and national defense. This “Mandate for Leadership” as it was so titled was described by United Press International back then as:

“a blueprint for grabbing the government by its frayed New Deal lapels and shaking out 48 years of liberal policy.”

President Reagan used “Mandate” to help realize his vision of a world free of communism, an economy that didn’t crush people’s dreams with high taxes and regulations, and an America the world could admire once again. He gave copies to every member of his Cabinet. The result: Nearly two-thirds of “Mandate’s” 2,000 recommendations were adopted or attempted by the Reagan administration.

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“Government is not the solution to the problem, government is the problem.”

As a result of this irresponsible leadership, our freedom as American citizens has never before been so limited. At the same time, our influence in the world as a super power wanes as America’s global military footprint continues to shrink.