Return America to Greatness

America's destiny depends on the advocacy of its citizenry to defend and promote the ideals that made America the greatest nation in history. American Encore is dedicated to helping our nation and its leaders rise to the test and to confront these challenges. We will defend freedom; promote free markets; work to expand economic opportunity and make the case for the American ideals of liberty and democracy, both at home and abroad.

Yesterday, at almost the exact same time Pope Francis's plane touched down at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland to begin his historic trip to the United States, former Secretary of State and leading Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton announced her position on the Keystone XL...
By: Patrick Hedger, Policy Director-American Encore Have you ever hear the expression “time is money”? It happens to explain a lot of the economics behind socialized medicine. A recent report has found that over 300,000 veterans died on Veterans Affairs (VA) waiting lists for medical care. It’s...
By: Patrick Hedger, Policy Director-American Encore The recent panic on Wall Street undoubtedly has many Americans quite nervous about the state of our economy. This issue can be pretty confusing for those not intimately involved with the stock market or following it, so here is a little background...
By: Patrick Hedger, Policy Director-American Encore On Thursday night, the top 10 GOP candidates by way of an average of numerous polls will take the stage at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio for the first prime-time primary debate. The debate will begin at 9pm Eastern on Fox News...
By: Patrick Hedger-Policy Director, American Encore Today's decision to uphold subsidies in states with the federal ObamaCare exchange, in clear violation of the letter of the law, is a huge dissappointment. This means millions of Americans will continue to be subject to burdensome taxes and...
In an apparent violation of law and a blatant violation of the intent of the Constitution, federal tax dollars are being used by the Obama administration to help activists lobby for tax increases, product bans, and other rules and regulations on the local level. Most of these efforts are attempts...
By: Patrick Hedger-Policy Director, American Encore Any day now the Supreme Court is set to hand down its decision on King v. Burwell , a case that challenges the legality of billions of dollars worth of federal tax subsidies handed out to millions of people who signed up for health insurance on...
By: Patrick Hedger, Policy Director-American Encore Earlier this year, our organization American Encore, an organization dedicated to the cause of ensuring that the 21 st Century is an American century as well, released an extensive document entitled Blueprint for 2015 . The Blueprint contained a...
By: Patrick Hedger-Policy Director, American Encore Last week, I posted a quick blog warning state-level politicians , especially in the GOP, from touting falling unemployment rates in their states as a measure of success. Usually falling unemployment rates are a good thing, however the recent...
After massive public outcry, the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) has decided not to pursue proposed regulations of political activity, including speech, on the internet. The FEC, currently controlled by Democrats and chaired by Commissioner Ann Ravel, had begun the rule making process for...

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