Senator Jim DeMint Becomes Heritage Foundation’s Next President

Today, it was announced that Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina was chosen to succeed Edwin J. Feulner as president of the Heritage Foundation.

On the Foundry, Heritage explains:

Throughout his time in Congress, DeMint has consistently stood for policies that make our country prosperous, strong and free, even when speaking up for these principles was not the easy path. Along the way, he created a movement of principled conservatives that consistently make the right decisions.

Having had such a positive influence in the Congress, Senator DeMint will continue to have a pivotal impact in the conservative world.

Heritage reminds us all that Feulner was “the man who first envisioned the think tank in 1973 and has led it as president for the past 36 years.”  They continue:

Feulner’s name figures among those of Friedman, Buckley, and Bartley in the annals of conservatism. Bill Buckley launched the conservative movement as a modern force in Sharon, CT, in 1960; Milton Friedman and Bob Bartley gave it its economic underpinnings; and Dr. Feulner organized it under his maxim of “adding and multiplying” conservative forces. He built Heritage into a permanent Washington institution, the leading think tank in America. After long consideration, Heritage’s board decided that the man in Washington to take the reins from Feulner was DeMint. He stood out as the right man at the right time for Heritage and the country.

As Dr. Feulner always says, Onward!

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