About The Patriot Post
"Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!" —George Washington (1779)
Mission and Objectives
In 1996, Mark Alexander launched the online journal, The Federalist, now published as The Patriot Post. The Patriot is a grassroots news analysis and opinion digest —now the oldest political publication on the Web.
From our inception, our mission has been, and remains, to extend the endowment of American Liberty to the next generation by first, advocating for individual rights and responsibilities; second, supporting the restoration of constitutional limits on government and the judiciary; and third, promoting free enterprise, national defense and traditional American values, as outlined in our Statement of Principles.
Our mission and objectives rest on the foundation of this essential affirmation: "We hold these Truths to be self-evident, 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..." We believe that all people are created with equal value and dignity, and that the Judeo-Christian faith is both the foundation upon which this affirmation rests and its eternal guardian.
The The Patriot Post's analysis and opinion is not framed as Right or Left, Conservative or Liberal, nor Republican or Democrat. Our mission and advocacy — and that of all genuine Patriots who embody the legacy and spirit of our 1776 Founders — is framed by our commitment to Liberty over tyranny. Above all we are devoted to the Gospel framework for Liberty, irrevocably endowed by our Creator.
The hard reality is that, for all time, Liberty has been and will continue to be threatened by its antithesis, statist tyranny and those who embrace it. The future of Liberty does not rest on one political campaign or cycle. It rests on the courage and fortitude of Patriots who remain steadfast in defense of the Unalienable Rights of Man.
In 1777, amid a string of defeats in our foundational quest for Liberty — as the fall of Philadelphia and the brutal winter at Valley Forge approached — General George Washington wrote his commanders: "We should never despair, our Situation before has been unpromising and has changed for the better, so I trust, it will again. If new difficulties arise, we must only put forth new Exertions and proportion our Efforts to the exigency of the times."
Defending American Liberty and our Republic's Constitutional Rule of Law has never been achieved, nor will it be, without a heavy price. The forces of tyranny — the forces of evil — have always been and will always be relentless. We are bound by our "sacred honor," our obligation "to support and defend" Liberty at all cost, to rise to the "exigency of the times."
Fellow Patriots, stand fast and firm! Hold the line. Remember who YOU are, brothers and sisters — who WE are together — and from what stock you come.
Alexander's inspiration for The Patriot was to counter the erosion of our Republic's political and social institutions under the regime of Bill Clinton and his self-proclaimed "co-president" spouse, Hillary Clinton, by effectively challenging their ability to manipulate public opinion to conform with the Left's oppressive and destructive statist views.
The greatest obstacle to civic knowledge today, and thus the most imminent and perilous domestic threat to American Liberty today, is collusion between the political Left and their Leftmedia propaganda platforms, combined with the "systemic redlining" of First and Second Amendment rights by the self-appointed social media arbiters of truth. The mainstream and social media promotion of the Left's agenda is more brazen now than at any time in our history. Thus, countering that threat is our most critical objective.
The Patriot Post's message is more critical now than ever, and our influential reach extends wide and deep. The Patriot has become a primary Liberty touchstone for the expanding ranks of millions of grassroots Americans from all walks of life. Though we are a grassroots content and context resource for conservative national office holders, organizations and think tanks, our first objective is to provide the rock-solid resources needed by local and regional "grasstop" leaders across our nation.
It is grassroots Americans who are doing the heavy lifting for Liberty in their communities and states, and supporting The Patriot Post provides direct support to those frontlines. We provide the hardest-hitting analysis on the web, without diluting our pages with sensationalist click-bait and advertising.
Our original name, The Federalist, was inspired by The Federalist Papers, published in 1787 by James Madison, Alexander Hamilton and John Jay to provided a detailed explanation of the meaning of the then-proposed Constitution in support for its ratification. Notably, Madison, Hamilton and Jay chose to publish pseudonymously under the name "Publius" because it was the timeless message of Liberty which they were promoting — not themselves.
Because The Federalist Papers serve as the inspiration for our constitutionally constructionist editorial context, you will note that every edition of The Patriot Post and the content on our website, is authored collectively over the name "Publius," also the name of our publishing company, Publius Press. Likewise, many of our authors, including Mark Alexander, publish as our Founders often did out of humility, by pseudonym.
The Federalist Papers were, and remain, the premier resource for understanding the Liberty and Rule of Law enumerated in our Declaration of Independence and enshrined in our Republic's Constitution. The Declaration and Constitution are the most significant assertions of the timeless and "unalienable Rights of Man" in the history of mankind.
Alexander launched The Patriot Post 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 and policy analysis — the most significant First Amendment advancement since our nation's founding.
He assembled an impressive National Advisory Committee and recruited an editorial team of bright, optimistic conservatives from across the nation. Together, they craft The Patriot Post's timeless, highly acclaimed analysis, advancing our mission.
Our analytical perspective on the most significant news, policy, and opinion is now read by millions of Americans on our website, through social media outlets and free by email in two weekday formats.
First and foremost, The Patriot Post is an outstanding 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."
We are equipping the current generation of Americans Patriots with the right perspective, enabling them to more effectively "Support and Defend" the unalienable Rights of Man "endowed by our Creator," and the eternal cause of Liberty, as affirmed in our Declaration of Independence and its subordinate guidance, our Republic's Constitution.
We use reputable sources, and never post the sensationalist "click bait" that is now ubiquitous on the pages of Leftmedia platforms, and unfortunately too many Right-side political news sites. Nor will you find any "Fake News" fabrications and editorial tripe -- content driven by pursuit of market share that determines the advertising revenues on which commercial publications depend.
Our website pages and emails are certified "Ad Free." Because we do not depend on a single penny of ad revenue, we focus solely on providing you content that is actually newsworthy — worthy of your time — rather than constantly churning the ubiquitous topics which now dominate the mainstream media's relentless 24/7 recycled spin.
In addition to our Daily Digest and quick reading Daily Snapshot email editions, our editors also compile top syndicated columnists and provide a daily executive news summary of the most notable news of the day. On the lighter side, we also offer memes and cartoons, and begin the week with our Patriot Humor edition on Monday. Mark Alexander provides in-depth analysis of important topics in his Wednesday column.
In addition to The Patriot Post's publications, we offer extensive resources on our historic documents pages, our Founder's quote data base, the Ronald Reagan archives, our emergency preparedness pages, and numerous reference pages. We also compile End of Watch tributes to law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.
Today, The Patriot Post's analysis and opinion has a substantial 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 nationwide.
But our primary objective is to arm grassroots Patriots across our great nation — those Americans who constitute who we really are as a people — with the timeless message of American Liberty. Grassroots Americans are the bedrock of our nation. We are an indispensable resource for "grass-top" leaders, who utilize our rebuttal to contemporary political, cultural and mainstream media protagonists on the Left, as a force multiplier, a source of critical information and inspiration for their grassroots constituencies.
Another way they promote Liberty is by distributing our extraordinary pocket guides, "The Patriot's Primer on American Liberty" to their groups. These booklets are a vital educational resource for Patriots of all ages. In addition to our Founding documents and other historic resources, these pocket guides include an outstanding preface on the endowment of Liberty by Patriot Post publisher, Mark Alexander. They are available for bulk purchase and distribution to students, grassroots organizations, civic clubs, political gatherings, military and public service personnel, professional associations and others. Millions are now in circulation. To obtain your Patriot Primers, use this link.
Our success has put us in the crosshairs of leftist politicos and their Leftmedia propagandists, who are relentless in their efforts to silence us. Please join us in by supporting The Patriot Post today.
Mission and Operations Funding
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 email editions are free of the offensive advertising which clutters commercial news websites.
But, publishing, like freedom, is not free. We employ outstanding editorial, technical, and support staff, 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 are located far from the DC Beltway, and our dedicated editors and staff are motivated by mission and not deterred by modest wages.
The Patriot Post has become one of the most effective (and cost effective) means of countering the Left's efforts to tear down America. We certainly didn't attain that status on our own. When others observed that my mentor, Ronald Reagan, was a "great communicator," he said humbly, "I communicated great things, and they didn't spring full bloom from my brow, they came from the heart of a great nation — from our experience, our wisdom, and our belief in the principles that have guided us for two centuries." Our success is the sole result of our steadfast devotion to and advocacy of "the principles that have guided us for two centuries," and those who have supported us all along the way.
Consistent with our publication's Military Mission of Service, we chose the donor-based model in order to offer our publications free-of-charge to the large ranks of our American military constituents -- the current generation of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coastguardsmen who have carried forward the banner of Liberty since the first shots were fired at Lexington and Concord. We wanted to extend the same free status to first responders and students across the country.
Please help extend the blessing of Liberty to the next generation, and expand the ranks of grassroots Patriots nationwide by supporting The Patriot Fund.
Though we are entirely funded by the voluntary financial support of our readers, we have not elected "501(c)(3)" tax-exempt status so that we can avoid government regulation and restriction of our editorial content.
However, if you prefer to support a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, Publius Press president, Mark Caldwell, is also the administrator of Patriot Foundation Trust (and receives no compensation in that capacity). The primary mission of Patriot Foundation Trust is to support active duty and veteran military personnel and their families, and encourage the next generation of American Patriots by providing resources to foster the proper contextual understanding of American Liberty. 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.
If you wish to support Patriot Foundation Trust directly, or through a charitable fund or estate, please link to the Foundation's homepage.
Finally, as we note in all of our editions, please join us in prayer for our nation's Military Patriots standing in harm's way, for our First Responders, and for their families. Please lift up your Patriot team and our mission to support and defend our Republic's Founding Principle of Liberty, in order to ignite the fires of freedom in the hearts and minds of our countrymen. Thank you for supporting the Patriot Post, our nation's premier online journal of Liberty.
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