In Ronald Reagan’s farewell address as President, he issued a single warning in the form of a challenging question: “Are we … teaching our children what America is and what she represents in the long history of the world?”
As a nation, we are not. We are not creating the kind of informed patriots that President Reagan said our country needs. The Ashbrook Center is working to remedy this.
Over the past 28 years, the Ashbrook Center has demonstrated an extraordinary track record of success by building and refining a series of high-quality programs that impact thousands of teachers and hundreds of thousands of students nationwide.
Through this campaign for Strengthening Constitutional Self-Government, the Ashbrook Center will dramatically expand its work with students and teachers nationwide. This campaign enables Ashbrook to expand existing programs and launch new, important ones.
Much of the funding is being sought on an annual basis in order to initiate programs without delay and serve as a significant stepping stone for the Center’s future growth. Additionally, the program endowment being sought in this campaign covers only 50% of the on-going costs of the new and expanded programs. This will force the Ashbrook Center to continue to seek annual support for these programs, requiring the Center to regularly verify that these programs are important and relevant in the marketplace and with our
The Ashbrook Center is poised to become the leading national organization that educates students and teachers about the enduring principles and practice of free government in the United States. Your support will allow the Center to educate principled leaders for America’s future and impact the education of hundreds of thousands of students nationwide, preserving the blessings of liberty for our children and grandchildren.
At the conclusion of the secret deliberations of the Constitutional Convention in 1787, Benjamin Franklin was asked, “Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” Franklin replied, “A republic, if you can keep it.”
We intend to keep it.
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