A legacy is something transmitted by, or received from, an ancestor or predecessor, or from the past. It may be a gift by will, especially of money or other personal property. Synonyms include bequest, birthright, heritage and inheritance.
Our Founding Fathers left us an inheritance worth more than earthly wealth. They created a legacy of freedom and opportunity. They believed that all men are created equal and have the rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Traditionally, as part of the American value system, each generation has believed that it is their patriotic duty to sacrifice for future generations. Sadly, this generation believes in sacrificing future generations for their own prosperity, security, and happiness. We have run up fifteen trillion dollars in debt that must be paid by yet unborn Americans. It is morally reprehensible. We are stealing from our children and children’s children. We are severely restricting their liberties and prosperity.
As Americans, we must put an end to this “pay it backwards” Ponzi scheme. Professional politicians are incapable of stopping their spending addiction. The ruling elite buy votes and reward their cronies with borrowed and stolen money.
It is up to “We the People” to stop them. The American Legacy Alliance is a covenant partnership of patriot Americans who are committed to stopping and reversing this outrageous generational theft. It is up to us to preserve the American Legacy for future generations. We must return to limited constitutional government, fiscal responsibility, free markets, and individual liberty & responsibility.
E.A.R.N. Your Place In History
The United States of America is at a crossroads. We The People must choose between the vision of our Founding Fathers and the worldview of the progressive ruling class. If the republic is to continue, literally millions of patriots must rise up and ---
Educate themselves and encourage their friends, neighbors, and relatives to do the same.
Actions must be taken not just words spoken. We must contribute our time, energy, and money.
Renew the zeal and optimism that once fueled the American Dream. Opportunity, prosperity and liberty are still available if we just believe and commit ourselves.
National unity, sovereignty, and strength must be our battle cry. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness must be our cause.
The Republic is under attack from enemies both foreign and domestic. What will you do to stop them? Can we do any less than the signers of The Declaration of Independence who pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor ? They had courage, gravitas, and determination. Do we?
Join and Pledge
The following organizations of patriots are already engaged in the battle. Go to their websites; study their purpose and history; join their ranks; pledge your contributions and lend your voice. Pick one, or two, or more groups whose causes resonate with you and get involved. You have a unique set of gifts to give. It will be a rewarding experience even if you have never been politically active before. Your children and grand children are depending on you.
Founded in 1973, The Heritage Foundation is one of the most widely respected research and educational institutes in the world. As a think tank, it formulates and promotes conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense. The Heritage Foundation offers policies and perspectives on every major issue that's important to conservatives. With its "A" list of scholars, the foundation "is committed to building an America where freedom, opportunity, prosperity and civil society flourish."
The Cato Institute is one of the nation's leading authorities on public policy and its insight is guided by a strong moral purpose and "the principles of limited government, free markets, individual liberty, and peace." Its mission statement is clear: "The Institute will use the most effective means to originate, advocate, promote, and disseminate applicable policy proposals that create free, open, and civil societies in the United States and throughout the world." The institute commissions studies, books and briefings from a variety of industry professionals. It site, Cato.org, is an excellent place for conservatives to educate themselves and investigate political issues of every stripe.
Townhall.com was launched in 1995 as the first conservative web community. It was the first major investment in online political activism. In 2005, Townhall.com split off from The Heritage Foundation to expand its scope and enhance its mission to inform, empower and mobilize citizens for political change. Townhall.com pulls together news and information from its 120 different "partner organizations," political commentary and analysis from over 100 different columnists. Townhall.com is designed to amplify conservative voices in America’s political debates just as the 2008 election heats up.
RenewAmerica is a conservative organization founded in 2002 to show grassroots support for Alan Keyes. Although its developers consider it a "Christian political vehicle," its religious aspects are far less prominent than its focus on returning the nation to its traditional foundations. Its mission statement underscores this point: "The mission of RenewAmerica is to expand the influence of America's grassroots — both among individual citizens and among principled groups — in the cause of preserving our nation upon its founding ideals, specifically those in the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution, as well as those derived from biblical principles." For conservatives seeking an alternative media source, RenewAmerica.us is it.
Like the Heritage Foundation and the Cato Institute, the American Enterprise Institute is a public policy research organization, which sponsors research, studies and books on the top economic and political issues facing the nation. What separates AEI from other public policy organizations is its unabashed conservative approach. According to its web site, AEI.org, the organization's purposes "are to defend the principles and improve the institutions of American freedom and democratic capitalism--limited government, private enterprise, individual liberty and responsibility, vigilant and effective defense and foreign policies, political accountability, and open debate." For a conservative, this site is a trove of pure gold.
Family Research Council (FRC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, educational organization dedicated to the promotion of marriage, family, religious liberty and the sanctity of life. For nearly 29 years, FRC has championed these core values by shaping public policy and public debate in the White House, Congress, federal agencies, the courts, many states and internationally. Strategically located in Washington, D.C., FRC's team of seasoned experts promotes these core values through: policy research and development, grassroots mobilization, mentoring the next generation of conservative leaders, public education on Capitol Hill and in the media, fostering relationships with elected officials, building coalitions with key policymakers, and testifying before Congress. Additionally, we educate and equip pastors and their churches to transform the culture at the local level. As the leading voice for the family in our nation's halls of power and beyond, FRC continues to expand its Judeo-Christian mission today. Gifts to FRC are tax-deductible
American Values is a nonprofit organization committed to uniting the American people around the vision of our Founding Fathers. It reminds the public of the commonsense, conservative principles that are so fundamental to the survival of our nation. American Values brings ideas and support to policy makers, empowering our elected officials to do what is right, noble, and good. American Values is deeply committed to defending life, traditional marriage, and equipping our children with the knowledge and values necessary to stand against liberal education and cultural forces.
WallBuilders is an organization dedicated to presenting America's forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on the moral, religious, and constitutional foundation on which America was built – a foundation which, in recent years, has been seriously attacked and undermined. In accord with what was so accurately stated by George Washington, we believe that "the propitious [favorable] smiles of heaven can never be expected on a nation which disregards the eternal rules of order and right which heaven itself has ordained." In the Old Testament book of Nehemiah, the nation of Israel rallied together in a grassroots movement to help rebuild the walls of Jerusalem and thus restore stability, safety, and a promising future to that great city. We have chosen this historical concept of "rebuilding the walls" to represent allegorically the call for citizen involvement in rebuilding our nation's foundations. As Psalm 11:3 reminds us, "If the foundations be destroyed, what shall the righteous do?"
CCV is a grassroots organization of citizens who are concerned for the well-being of the community, the strength of its families, and the future of its children. We strive to be a leader in the restoration of those Judeo-Christian moral values upon which this country was founded in hopes of leaving a lasting legacy of citizens endeavoring to foster and maintain healthy, wholesome, safe, and happy communitiesfocusonthefamily.com
Focus on the Family is a global Christian ministry dedicated to helping families thrive. We provide help and resources for couples to build healthy marriages that reflect God’s design, and for parents to raise their children according to morals and values grounded in biblical principles. We’re here to come alongside families with relevance and grace at each stage of their journey. We support families as they seek to teach their children about God and His beautiful design for the family, protect themselves from the harmful influences of culture and equip themselves to make a greater difference in the lives of those around them. Ultimately, we believe that the purpose of life is to know and glorify God through an authentic relationship with His Son, Jesus Christ. This purpose is lived out first within our own families then extended, in love, to an increasingly broken world that desperately needs Him.
Our Founding Fathers left us an inheritance worth more than earthly wealth. They created a legacy of freedom and opportunity. They believed that all men are created equal and have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. This legacy is under attack from enemies both foreign and domestic. The “BIG GOVERNMENT” progressive virus has infected the body politic and is bankrupting the nation. Islamic extremists, rogue nations, drug cartels and terrorists of every persuasion seek our destruction. The nation’s problems cannot be solved by “BIG GOVERNMENT” progressive programs. A return to the principles of freedom found in The Declaration Of Independence, The Constitution, The Bill Of Rights, and The Federalist Papers is the ultimate and only lasting solution. The country needs a new political vision and the will to make major changes. A new vitality will rise up from the ashes by destroying the old failed policies and programs of the ruling class. We need to look back to move ahead. The Republic needs to be ReBorn by a new generation of patriots.