I’m a college student who has become dissatisfied with the shallow nature of current political discussion and frustrated by the lack of fundamental truths being taught at universities. I took a semester away from school so I could spend time studying American primary sources: writings of the founding fathers and political thinkers like Alexis de Tocqueville. Delving into the American tradition completely changed me, and it changed the way I see the world. I felt a deeply spiritual connection to what I was learning, and it was thrilling. And I want to share that with people.
Major William Pierce once said of Alexander Hamilton: “There is no skimming over the surface of a subject with him, he must sink to the bottom to see what foundation it rests on.” Our civic responsibility to support and defend the Constitution requires the same of us. From the writings of the inspired men and women who founded our country, we gain a bedrock understanding of what America is and why it’s important. These principles are what unite us as a people.
To study the primary sources is to unearth the truth, and I’m on a mission to make these documents more accessible and relevant. By getting back to the basics, our vision will be sharpened, our minds will be enlightened, and we’ll be better equipped to navigate the ever-changing tides of American politics.
It’s time for us to learn the truth, from the people who sacrificed everything for it.