In 2005, The Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee began a tradition of convening -- during the daytime before its celebratory Bradley Prizes ceremony in the evening -- a wide-ranging and substantive symposium on important political and cultural issues facing the country with its most-prominent intellectuals, commentators, activists, and philanthropists.
The Constitution of the United States has endured for over two centuries. However, our constitutional republic is threatened by vulnerabilities in the election process, corruption amongst our elected leaders and representatives, and censorship of political speech that is fundamental to a free society. Our republican form of government is further weakened by misinterpretations of the Constitution that diminish our rights, dilute the separation of powers, and delegate legislative power to the administrative state. The very meaning of what it is to be an American, replete with our exceptional political, economic, and social culture, is now threatened by massive, uncontrolled illegal immigration. We will hear from eight leading experts how we might remedy these problems, strengthen our constitutional republic, and restore the promise of America.
J. Christian Adams, Public Interest Legal Foundation
Michael Anton, Claremont Institute
Randy E. Barnett, Georgetown University Law School Center
Paul D. Clement, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
John C. Eastman, Chapman University School of Law
Allen C. Guelzo, Gettysburg College
Peter F. Schweizer, Government Accountability Institute
Peter J. Wallison, American Enterprise Institute
Hans A. von Spakovsky, The Heritage Foundation