ON-Lion Letter
In the midst of frenzied efforts to remake our nation -- of endless government initiatives involved in virtually every aspect of our daily lives -- Americans are increasingly concerned:  How did we get so far off track?  And how can we get America back on course?  In his new book We Still Hold These Truths:  Rediscovering Our Principles, Reclaiming Our Future, Matthew Spalding answers these questions by looking to the timeless principles and practical wisdom that have been the source of America's monumental success.

Spalding, an expert in American political history, directs the B. Kenneth Simon Center for American Studies at The Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C.

In We Still Hold These Truths, from ISI Books, Spalding explains and brings to life 10 core principles that define us as a nation and inspire us as a people -- liberty and equality, natural rights and the consent of the governed, private property and religious freedom, the rule of law and constitutionalism, all culminating in self-government at home and independence in the world.  His enlightening and engaging tour through America's founding not only recalls the deep roots of our "first principles" in Western civilization, but also reveals their enduring lessons for today.

Before we can rededicate our country to the core principles that made America the most prosperous, strongest, and freest nation in history, we must rediscover them ourselves, Spalding argues in the book.  In a world of moral confusion, and of arbitrary and unlimited government, America's principles are our best access to permanent truths and the best ground from which to question the current direction of our nation. 

Upon this sure foundation, We Still Hold These Truths lays out a strategy to reclaim our future, and to secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation supports Spalding's work at The Heritage Foundation.
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