"Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!" —George Washington (1779)
In 1996, concerned about the erosion of our Republic's political and social institutions under Bill Clinton's regime, and the virtual monopoly the mainstream media held on public opinion, Mark Alexander launched the online journal The Federalist — now published as The Patriot Post.
He did so with sage advice from conservative protagonists William F. Buckley (National Review, Emeritus) and Ed Feulner (Heritage Foundation, Emeritus), foreseeing a day when the Internet would overtake print and cable media as a primary source of news, policy and opinion — the most significant First Amendment advancement since our nation's founding.
Alexander assembled an impressive National Advisory Committee and recruited an editorial team of young conservatives from across the nation. Together, they craft The Patriot Post's timeless and highly acclaimed message advancing our mission to affirm individual Liberty, advocate for the restoration of constitutional limits on government and the judiciary, and promote free enterprise, national defense and traditional American values, as outlined in our Statement of Principles.
The Patriot Post is, first and foremost, an advocate of our Republic's constitutional Rule of Law over the rule of men, the irrevocable terminus of the latter being tyranny. Our editors frame current social, political and policy issues in the constitutional context established by our Founders and supported today by the plurality of Americans, who uphold the most basic tenet of our Republic: "that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
Our objective is to equip the current generation of American Patriots with the right information to more effectively "Support and Defend" the unalienable Rights of Man and the eternal cause of Liberty, as enumerated in our Declaration of Independence, and enshrined in our Republic's Constitution.
We publish our brief, informative and entertaining analysis of the day's most significant news, policy and opinion in our Mid-Day Digest. As an additional resource, our editors also compile top syndicated columnists and top headlines for the day. On Wednesday, Mark Alexander provides in-depth analysis of important topics in his Wednesday column. On the lighter side, we begin the week with Patriot Humor each Monday.
In addition to The Patriot Post's publications, we offer extensive resources on our historic documents pages, our Founder's quote data base, the Essential Liberty Project, our emergency preparedness pages, and numerous reference pages.
Today, as one of the first online publications, The Patriot Post has a large following, including policymakers in the executive and legislative branches, leaders in state and local government, and analysts in the community of conservative research and academic policy organizations. We are an indispensable resource for "grass-top" leaders nationwide, who utilize our outstanding rebuttal to contemporary political, social and mainstream media protagonists on the Left as a force multiplier, a source of critical information and inspiration for their grassroots constituencies.
Though The Patriot Post is regularly quoted in print and online venues across the nation, our in-house analysis is published pseudonymously. As was the case with The Federalist (Papers) in 1787, from which we derive much of our editorial inspiration, The Patriot Post is published under the pseudonym "Publius," and our editors and advisors publish likewise.
From our inception, The Patriot Post's mission and operation budget has been funded solely by the voluntary financial support of our fellow Patriots. We are not sustained by any political, special interest or parent organization, and we do not accept advertising to ensure our advocacy and editorial content is not restrained by commercial influence — as is the case with all mass media outlets. Thus, you will note our website and publications are free of advertising clutter.
But, publishing, like freedom, is not free. We employ outstanding editorial, technical and support staff, 25 feature and content contributors who are experts in their respective fields, and an indispensable research and analysis team. In addition, our Internet publishing efforts require a sizable investment beyond the human one; this includes robust hardware, custom software, technology services, office space, installations, maintenance and more. We also incur substantial legal, accounting and insurance costs.
Yet our mission and operations budget is a small fraction of the expenses of other influential conservative organizations, primarily because we do not occupy shiny Beltway office space and our dedicated staff members are motivated by mission and not deterred by modest wages.
Please help expand the ranks of conservatives nationwide and extend the blessing of Liberty to the next generation by supporting The Patriot Fund.
Though we are donor funded, we have not elected "501(c)(3)" tax-exempt status so that we can avoid government regulation of our editorial content. We chose a donor-based model in order to offer our publications without a fee to students, and especially to American military personnel around the world, consistent with our Military Mission of Service to support our Patriots in uniform, who stand ready to defend our nation with their blood and life.
We also operate Patriot Foundation Trust, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization with the primary mission of identifying the next generation of conservative leaders, and providing programs and resources to foster the proper context for understanding Liberty and Rule of Law. If you are donating from a charitable fund or otherwise wish to support Patriot Foundation through estate or other gifts, please link to the Patriot Foundation.
Notably, the Patriot Foundation is the funding arm for PatriotOpSoS.US, our Armed Forces Operation Shield of Strength outreach service. OpSoS is also supported by purchases from The Patriot Post Shop.
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