|Founded in 1993 by Patrick J.
Buchanan, the American Cause is an educational organization
whose mission is to communicate and advance conservative
ideas and policies rooted in the principles of national
sovereignty, economic patriotism, limited government,
individual freedom, and traditional American values.
American Cause's staff pursues this mission by offering
timely and accurate analysis on critical and controversial
issues and delivering our message through
awareness and activism
releases to opinion-makers
believe that America's prosperity and progress hinge
on our fidelity to founding principles: national independence,
limited government, individual liberty, and traditional
believe that the future of our freedom depends on
maintaining national sovereignty and oppose any effort
by international organizations to assume governmental
powers. America must remain engaged in world affairs,
but with the Cold War won, we should withdraw ground
forces from Europe and Asia and review all war guarantees
and security commitments. Our armed forces must remain
first on land and sea, in the air and in space, but
their strength should not be splintered by global commitments
where we have no national interest.
believe that just as America should not extend her
empire abroad, she should not colonize her own citizens
through domestic programs that stifle responsibility
and foster dependence. We favor devolution to the local
level, reduction of government bureaucracy, and privatization
to increase efficiency and promote accountability.
that Americans are overtaxed and over-regulated. We
favor a repeal of the death tax and marriage penalty,
and support policies that cut taxes for families and
small business, eliminate wasteful federal spending,
and repeal regulations on American industry.
believe in free and fair bilateral trade agreements
and will push for reciprocal partnerships with all nations
that practice the same. Because our prosperity and security
depend on maintaining a strong manufacturing base, we
support deals that protect our workers, reduce our trade
deficit, and support our industries.
believe that the strength of our culture depends
on the integrity of our families and support policies
that affirm traditional marriage, ease the financial
strain of family life, and encourage parental involvement
believe that life begins at conception and that
the deaths of 1.4 million unborn children each year
are a stain on our nation's soul. We will fight for
the appointment of pro-life judges and justices, passage
of a human life amendment by Congress, and eventual
reversal of Roe v. Wade.
believe that all forms of discrimination are wrong
and oppose any policy that prejudices or prefers individuals
or groups on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity,
or national origin.
believe assimilation and national unity should be
the guiding principles in formulating immigration policy
and support initiatives that end illegal immigration,
reduce legal immigration to manageable levels, and emphasize
integration of immigrants and their communities.
believe that Americans have a duty to steward natural
resources and uphold property rights while recognizing
the need for responsible development. We support strategies
that promote conservation through local accountability,
deregulation, and individual incentive.
believe the Second Amendment gives law-biding Americans
the right to own and use personal firearms for sport
believe that parents bear primary responsibility
for the education of their children and support policies
that empower families and local jurisdictions to maximize
competition and choice.
more information about where The American Cause stands
on specific issues, visit our On The Issuessection.
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