Give me liberty or give me death. –Patrick Henry

Founding Values

The strength of the Constitution lies entirely in the determination of each citizen to defend it. Only if every single citizen feels duty bound to do his share in this defense are the constitutional rights secure.


—¬†Albert Einstein

Our Founding Fathers enshrined freedom, limited government, and individual responsibility in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. They knew that these values would guide future generations to prosperity and happiness.


Today, the growth of big government endangers these principles. Society increasingly depends on fiscally unsustainable entitlement and welfare programs.


To guarantee their political, social, and economic freedoms, Americans must rediscover and apply their founding values. We’re helping them do so through our support to a variety of research, advocacy, and educational organizations.


For example, the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy supports over 50,000 legal professionals committed to preserving constitutional government and the rule of law. One Generation Away develops educational projects to teach Americans of all ages about the Constitution and how it applies to modern issues. Liberty’s Promise instills our founding values in new immigrants and helps integrate them into American civic society.


Our founding values have provided over two centuries of economic, political, and moral guidance to citizens of the greatest nation in human history. By understanding and upholding these values, Americans can ensure a free, vibrant society for years to come.