18 December 2008
A Giant Has Fallen
I was saddened to read of Paul Weyrich's passing. The man who was instrumental in founding The Heritage Foundation will be sorely missed. Though virtually unknown to many of the Bushie pseudo-conservative types, Weyrich laid the groundwork for much of the modern conservative movement. A committed Christian, I always enjoyed his keen insight regarding culture and politics in America and visited his Free Congress Foundaton site often. In recent years, Weyrich has been a "behind the scenes" kind of guy but have no doubt, his influence will be felt for years. He was a true-blue cultural conservative and a man who lived what he preached. He understood many of the problems of our times; perhaps as well as anyone alive. He leaves behind a wife, five children, and a number of grandchildren.