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‘There is no other institution that has the ability, uniquely, to remind the current regime — and I use that word purposefully [because] they are authoritarians — to get back in their box and stay there.’

WASHINGTON (LifeSiteNews) — The nation’s leading conservative think tank, The Heritage Foundation, has reached far outside the beltway for its new leader, Kevin Roberts, described as a Texas “Cowboy Catholic” who wants to “take back this country.”

Quickly defining himself as a foe of the D.C. swamp, Roberts said in his first interview after accepting his new position at Heritage that his selection means that conservatism in the next decade and century will “not only be less DC-centric, it will be one that gets back to its roots of being hostile, hostile, hostile to the centralization of power in the national capitol.”

To that end, Roberts predicts that the country is “about to enter the golden-era of federalism,” where states have more power to act independently of Washington, returning to what was once their prized roles as ‘laboratories of democracy.’ …

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