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American Values

 

There are core values that Americans have always embraced—and need to rediscover today. The challenge is to identify the values that bind us together—and then to promote those values in our civic life.

 

Freedom is one of those values. America’s founding document was the Declaration of Independence arguing that each person has a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of his or her own happiness. This is the freedom that binds all Americans—a virtuous freedom that empowers each individual to worship, speak, assemble, engage in commerce and serve on their own terms.

 

Another core value is respect for faith. Our ancestors came to this continent to practice their faith and build a society open to faith. Ever since, faith and people of faith have played an indispensable role in America. We don’t have to worship in the same ways or on the same days to recognize this.

 

A third core value that’s essential to America’s success in the 21st century is the belief in American exceptionalism. Too many Americans either dismiss American exceptionalism or apologize for believing in it. The American people need to understand that it’s alright to believe that America is unique. And that means they need to appreciate America’s history—and reject the prophets of doom and decline.

 

 

Articles and Resources

 

Reagan on Rushmore?

 

States of Emergency

 

The Cartoon Jihad

 

The Least Bad Option

 

A Great and Good Nation 

 

Still Serving

 

 Waiting for Winston

 

Alone at the Front

 

From this Beachhead to the Next

 

Fanning the Flame: American Values in the 21st Century

 

American Values Initiative


Is America in Decline?

 

A Step in the Right Direction

 

The Step Up America Program

 

UN-Workable: Replacing the United Nations

 

The Core Problem

 

The Dangers of Risk-Free War


United Nations: The Anglo-American Bond Grows Stronger


The Payoffs of Peace through Strength


A War Worth Waging—and Winning


A World of Worries