Mrs. Pelosi, Tear Down This Wall

Conservative Action Project — Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Washington, DC

Conservatives oppose the permanent fixture of a wall surrounding the United States Capitol.

Access to and interaction with those we elect is central to our representative self-government. One of the qualities that makes America exceptional is our citizen legislature – that those we elect do not sit higher than us, but equal to us.

Placing higher and higher burdens on entry to the U.S. Capitol – the seat of our democracy – as well as access to those who represent us strikes at the heart of that relationship, and a central feature of republican government. It changes the detachment of our representatives from their constituencies from merely a rhetorical formulation into a literal one.

The safety and security of those we elect, as well as their staff, remains paramount. Those who seek to threaten them, or engage in political violence of any kind, should be prosecuted. But safety concerns must be balanced with the right of Americans to access the seat of their government. It must not be used as a proxy to further remove America’s representatives from the accountability and petitioning of those who elect them.

U.S. Capitol Police protocols are no doubt undergoing a reassessment after the events of January 6. Such action is warranted and necessary. But we oppose efforts to make Capitol Hill a fortress, and entrench such measures that are more about “security theater” than actual security.


The Honorable Edwin Meese III
Attorney General
President Ronald Reagan (1985-1988)
Alfred S. Regnery
Chairman, Conservative Action Project
President, Republic Book Publishers
The Honorable Jim DeMint
Chairman, Conservative Partnership Institute
Member, US Senate (SC 2005-2013)
Ed Corrigan
Vice Chairman, Conservative Action Project
President & CEO, Conservative Partnership Institute
Tom McClusky
President
March for Life Action
Kelly J. Shackelford, Esq.
Chairman, CNP Action, Inc.
President and CEO, First Liberty Institute
The Honorable David McIntosh
President
Club for Growth
Scott T. Parkinson
VP for Government Affairs
Club for Growth
Christopher Malagisi
Executive Director of Outreach
Hillsdale College
Jenny Beth Martin
Chairman
Tea Party Patriots Citizen Fund
The Honorable Becky Norton Dunlop
White House Advisor
President Ronald Reagan (1981-1985)
L. Brent Bozell, III
Founder and President
Media Research Center
The Honorable Morton C. Blackwell
President
The Leadership Institute
Herman Pirchner, Jr.
Founding President
American Foreign Policy Council (AFPC)
Myron Ebell
Director, Center for Energy and Environment
Competitive Enterprise Institute
Rachel Bovard
Senior Director of Policy
Conservative Partnership Institute (CPI)
The Honorable J. Kenneth Blackwell
Chairman
Constitutional Congress, Inc.
Penny Y. Nance
President & CEO
Concerned Women for America
William L. Walton
President
Council for National Policy
Lisa B. Nelson
The Honorable Tony Perkins
President
Family Research Council
The Honorable Donald Paul Hodel
U.S. Secretary of Energy (1982-1985)
U.S. Secretary of Interior (1985-1989)
Wesley Denton
Chief Operating Officer
Conservative Partnership Institute (CPI)
Thomas Fitton
President
Judicial Watch, Inc.
The Honorable Bob McEwen
U.S. House of Representatives
Former Member, Ohio
Jessica Anderson
Executive Director
Heritage Action for America
Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin (Ret.)
Executive Vice President
Family Research Council
The Honorable Russ Vought
Director
Office of Management and Budget (2020-2021)
The Honorable Scott Walker
President, Young America’s Foundation
Governor of Wisconsin 2011-2019
David N. Bossie
President
Citizens United
Floyd Brown
Chairman
Superfeed Technologies Inc
Michelle Easton
President
Clare Boothe Luce Center for Conservative Women
Carrie Lukas
President
Independent Women’s Forum
Heather R. Higgins
CEO
Independent Women’s Voice
Craig Shirley
Reagan Biographer
Presidential Historian
Rod D. Martin
Founder and CEO
The Martin Organization, Inc.
Sherri R. Martin
Executive Vice President
The Martin Organization, Inc.
Christina Murphy Lusk
President
The Martin Foundation
Lourdes Cosio
Campaign for the American Future
Guillermo J. Aragon
Chief Financial Officer
Martin Imaging, Inc.
Shawn A. Mitchell
Former National Chaplain
National Federation of Republican Assemblies
Haley E. Martin
Past President
The Martin Foundation
Karen England
Executive Director
Capitol Resource Institute
Ron Pearson
Executive Director
Conservative Victory Fund
Lee Beaman
CEO
Beaman Ventures
Seton Motley
President
Less Government
Richard Norman
Founder and President
The Richard Norman Company
Austin Ruse
President
C-Fam
Sheryl Kaufman
Board of Directors
Americans for Limited Government
Chad Connelly
President
Faith Wins
Debbie Georgatos
Host, America, Can We Talk?
CWT Publications, LLC
Amapola Hansberger
President
Legal Immigrants for America
Thomas Pyle
President
American Energy Alliance
Gary Allan Marx
President
Madison Strategies LLC
Richard Manning
President
Americans for Limited Government
Kay R. Daly
President
Coalition for a Fair Judiciary
Andresen Blom
President
Hawaiian Values
G. Eric Georgatos
Executive Producer
America Can We Talk? americacanwetalk.org
The Honorable Gary L. Bauer
President
American Values
Jack Park
Conservative Donor and Activist
Law Offices of Jack Park
Terry Schilling
Executive Director
American Principles Project
Annette Thompson Meeks
CEO
Freedom Foundation of Minnesota
The Honorable George K. Rasley Jr.
Managing Editor
ConservativeHQ.com
Saulius “Saul” Anuzis
President
60 Plus Association
James L. Martin
Founder/Chairman
60 Plus Association
Charlie Gerow
CEO
Quantum Communications
Martha Boneta
President
VAF
Willes K. Lee
President
National Federation of Republican Assemblies
Darrell A. Henry
Executive Director
Western Caucus Foundation
Richard D. Hayes
Partner
Hayes, Berry, White & Vanzant, LLP
Tom DeWeese
President
America Policy Center
Penna Dexter
Co-host
Point of View Radio
Khadine Ritter
Chairman
Eagle Forum of Ohio
Dr. Demaris Miller
Retired
Rappahannock-Rapidan Medical Reserve Corps
Elaine Donnelly
President
Center for Military Readiness
Donald L. Woodsmall
Principal
Arromid, LLC
Terrence Scanlon
Chairman 1985-89
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Comm.
Mario Navarro da Costa
Director, Washington Bureau
Tradition, Family, Property
Jessica Jensen
Vice President and Chief of Staff
Young America’s Foundation
Donna Rice Hughes
Founder/President
DRH Enterprises
Steve Berger
President
Ambassador Services Int’l
Tim Macy
Chairman
Gun Owners of America
The Honorable Tom DeLay
Former Majority Leader
US House of Representatives
The Honorable Peter J. Thomas
Chairman
The Conservative Caucus
C. Preston Noell III
President
Tradition, Family, Property, Inc.
Kielle C. Horton
President
The Lindsey Foundation
Melissa Kaye Ortiz
Founder & Principal
Able Americans
Tim LeFever
Chairman
Capitol Resource Institute
Gerard Kassar
State Chairman
NYS Conservative Party
Kevin Freeman
Founder
NSIC Institute
William W. Pascoe, III
Board Member
Tea Party Patriots Action
Dr. Rick Scarborough
President
Recover America Now
Bill Shaker
CEO
WASHINGTON MARKETING GROUP
The Honorable Diana Denman
Presidential Appointee/ President Ronald Reagan
Reagan Legacy Forum

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The Conservative Action Project (CAP) was founded in 2008 by many conservative leaders, with former Attorney General Edwin Meese III serving as Founding Chairman. The group works to facilitate conservative leaders working together on behalf of common goals. CAP routinely issues "Memos to the Movement" demonstrating consensus among conservatives on key issues.