On Wednesday, conservative leaders from across the country signed the Mount Vernon Statement—an important document that recommits the conservative movement to constitutional principles. It is the latest effort to bring social, economic, and national security conservatives together under one banner, just like Ronald Reagan did.
The first two paragraphs of the statement reads:
We recommit ourselves to the ideas of the American Founding. Through the Constitution, the Founders created an enduring framework of limited government based on the rule of law. They sought to secure national independence, provide for economic opportunity, establish true religious liberty and maintain a flourishing society of republican self-government.
These principles define us as a country and inspire us as a people. They are responsible for a prosperous, just nation unlike any other in the world. They are our highest achievements, serving not only as powerful beacons to all who strive for freedom and seek self-government, but as warnings to tyrants and despots everywhere.
Heritage Foundation President Edwin Feulner chaired the committee that drafted the statement. Among the signers were Concerned Women for America President Wendy Wright, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, and Media Research Center President L. Brent Bozell II.
You can read the entire statement and even sign it yourself by clicking here.