With European-style social democracy taking hold in America, and effective study of our founding principles fading or non-existent in most American schools, it is more imperative than ever that America’s young people be re-acquainted with the first principles that built America from a colonial backwater to the world’s greatest superpower.
ROOTS OF LIBERTY, presented by One Generation Away in partnership with The Federalist Society, is designed to promote greater understanding of our founding principles among future generations of leaders through the development and and distribution of school curricula on the founding.
The Federalist Papers, written by James Madison, Alexander Hamilton and John Jay, were described by Thomas Jefferson as “the best commentary on the principles of government which was ever written,” and by distinguished historian Clinton Rossiter as “the most important work in political science that has ever been written.”
However, the Papers have largely been inaccessible because of their voluminous content and arcane language. OneGen addressed these issues with its publication of Roots of Liberty: Unlocking the Federalist Papers, a series of essays written by Federalist Society scholars unifying key topics and themes throughout the Papers, along with an accompanying discussion guide and videos.
The topics include: the Constitution as a defense against foreign aggression, the doctrine of enumerated powers, separation of powers, federalism, the independent judiciary, how the Constitution enables public officials to make good decisions, political freedom, economic freedom and religious freedom.
This curriculum is now being distributed to high school teachers and students across America.
The ultimate goal of the project is to strengthen civil society by ensuring the constitutional literacy of future generations, and make the US Constitution as relevant today as it was at the time of its ratification.
From enlightening the students in your own community to providing students across America with the tools to empower and educate themselves on America’s founding principles and the Constitution, Roots of Liberty will help create a generation of constitutionally informed and committed adults who understand what Ronald Reagan so eloquently stated:
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”
For more information on Roots of Liberty, please go to the Roots of Liberty website at www.RootsOfLiberty.org or contact One Generation Away:
One Generation Away is committed to restoring, strengthening and preserving the vision of a free America by applying our founding principles to the issues of today.
It is our mission to be a convenient, user-friendly destination for clear and concise answers to complex issues, framed in freedom and truth, and explained in ways most Americans speak. OneGen will provide straight answers that will ultimately contribute to a nation of better informed citizens who are armed with knowledge that is usable and actionable.
One Generation Away is a qualified, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and contributions to OneGen are fully tax-deductible. Our Employee Identification Number is 27-2944121.
It is founded on the principles that the state exists to preserve freedom, that the separation of governmental powers is central to our Constitution, and that it is emphatically the province and duty of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be. The Society seeks both to promote an awareness of these principles and to further their application through its activities.