To Empower Americans to understand, enjoy and preserve the freedom and moral responsibility embodied in America's founding principles. Simply put, the survival of the Constitutional Republic as a form of government depends on instilling a basic understanding of original intent in future generations.
Our brave founders signed the Declaration of Independence and created a bold new country dedicated to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness in 1776. Those 56 signers pledged their lives, fortunes and sacred honor, so that future generations could live free and productive lives. Freedom is a key principle the American Opinion Foundation stresses throughout all of its educational efforts, including the most recent, the FreedomProject. FreedomProject offers free and premium curriculum to educators across the country for the purpose of teaching basic constitutional government and principles.
Teaching responsibility to those learning freedom is essential, as it is every citizen’s duty to protect freedom. An informed electorate passes along the key principle of responsibility to future leaders, something AOF takes very seriously. We believe duty and honor are key elements to teaching responsibility.
Principles of our founders are taught to provide a clear view of their original intent, including supporting a Republic, citizens ruling government, a limited federal government and establishing that God rules man and man rules government. Principles provide the solid foundation upon which to build an educated electorate interested in protecting our God-given rights, limiting government applications and further advancing good government among future generations.
Today’s America is far different from what the founders envisioned. Their lessons of freedom based on morality appear to have been long forgotten, leading to many of society’s problems today. American Opinion Foundation helps to instill personal morality through its education efforts by teaching the founders practical morality and demonstrating how it plays a large part in the life of a responsible, educated citizen. We teach that morality leads to self-government as intended by the framers.