Free Enterprise – Returning What Matters

Free Enterprise – Returning What Matters

“Agriculture, manufactures, commerce, and navigation, the four pillars of our prosperity are the most thriving when left most free to individual enterprise.” (Jefferson) Our nation’s prosperity is a direct result of our Founding Fathers’ commitment to...
Equality – Returning What Matters

Equality – Returning What Matters

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal…” (Jefferson) “There is nothing more unequal than the equal treatment of unequal people.” (Jefferson) These two quotations from Jefferson are not in conflict. They illustrate the founder’s view...
E-Pluribus Unum – Returning What Matters

E-Pluribus Unum – Returning What Matters

Americans are one people, one culture, one nation moving in the same direction for the common good regardless of our widely varied backgrounds. The phrase E Pluribus Unum, which is Latin for “Out of many, one” is a foundational principle of the United States, so...
Responsibility – Returning What Matters

Responsibility – Returning What Matters

“We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.” (Jefferson) Effective citizenship carries the responsibility to be informed and involved Excessive government involvement in citizens’ lives erodes liberty...
American Culture – Returning What Matters

American Culture – Returning What Matters

American culture is defined by the principles of what it means to be an American, not our ancestry. Liberty, optimism, entrepreneurship, individual responsibility hard work, boundless opportunity capture the essence of American culture. “The American lives in a land...