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A project to reclaim our founding principles and explore the shared pillars of American civic life.  This is not an agenda or a think tank. We do not claim the solutions to every problem but rather want to explore together what we believe, what we want for our communities and our country, and what should be the foundation for a new commitment to both citizenship and leadership.

 

we must reclaim the joy of our American story.  We want to breathe life and idealism back into our politics that have become mean and unproductive.  Leadership is too important to ignore or cede to the worst instincts of people more interested in power than progress and animated by anything other than an earnest desire to serve.

 

Our country needs us to reengage.  To let go of the tired, stale arguments that define political life, that make our politics small and our leadership uninspiring in favor of a whole new conversation about America.

The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults.  — Alexis de Tocqueville

We are a loose collection of citizens and patriots who want more from our politics than what we’ve been getting and think our leaders can aspire to so much more.  This conversation is a project to reclaim our founding principles and explore the shared pillars of American civic life.  This is not an agenda or a think tank.  We do not claim the solutions to every problem but rather want to explore together what we believe, what we want for our communities and our country, and what should be the foundation for a new commitment to both citizenship and leadership.