The Essential Guide to Rolling Back the Progressive Assault and Putting America Back on Course
Many Americans are concerned, frightened, angry. The country, it seems, is on the wrong track.
But what is the right course for America? Knowing what we stand against is not the same as knowing what we stand for.
Just in time, the Heritage Foundation’s Matthew Spalding provides the plan for translating angst into proper action in this essential book, a #2 Washington Post bestseller. We Still Hold These Truths offers a bracing analysis of how and why we have lost our bearings as a nation and lays out the strategy to rescue our future from arbitrary and unlimited government.
Spalding explains and brings to life ten 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.
The Leader's Guide
is a companion to the
book We Still Hold These Truths
. It provides everything you need to take
your group on a journey through history to discover what defines us as a
nation and ask the thought-provoking questions to get our country back
What They're Saying...
"Change is the watchword of the moment, yet there is little consideration about where it is that we may be going. . . . We Still Hold These Truths makes a clear and compelling case for America's founding principles as an enduring source of real, practical guidance for today, explaining how we got so far off track and laying out how to get our nation back on course."
— William J. Bennett, bestselling author of America: The Last Best Hope and nationally syndicated radio host, from the Foreword
"In his splendid new book, Matthew Spalding provides a spirited defense of the truths
asserted by our Founders when they conceived the American republic. Combining the
skills of the historian, the philosopher, and the political scientist, Spalding shows
why Americans in our time should be no less confident than our forebears in holding
these truths, and no less forceful in asserting them."
— ROBERT P. GEORGE, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, Princeton University
"This book recovers the timeless truths on which our self-governing nation was
founded and which made America the model of human freedom. These first principles
are the indispensable guides policymakers need now."
— PAUL RYAN, United States Congress
"At a time when the very freedoms we so recently fought and died for are being
challenged on every front, Spalding’s robust defense of America’s universal principles
reminds us why the United States must always be the champion of liberty, and
why the self-evident truths it proclaims still inspire all those yearning to live free."
— MART LAAR, former prime minister of Estonia
"In essentials, unity; in nonessentials, liberty. But what are those essentials? And where
do we get them from? Matthew Spalding, both a scholar and Knight Templar of
American constitutionalism, is uniquely qualified not only to shed light on these questions but also to slay the intellectual dragons pitted against our Republic. This is vital armament in the battle for constitutional restoration."
— JONAH GOLDBERG, editor at large, National Review Online
"A splendid, strongly written study. . . . An eloquent explication and defense of our nation's first and Founding principles. One suspects that Ronald Reagan would strongly approve."
— John R. Coyne Jr., washingtontimes.com
"An exciting and timely new book."
— Augusta Chronicle
"We Still Hold These Truths should be at the top of everyone's reading list."
— Gary Palmer, president of the Alabama Policy Institute