About The Patriot Post
"Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!" —George Washington (1779)
Mission and Objective
In 1996, to counter the erosion of our Republic's political and social institutions under the regime of Bill and Hillary Clinton, and the unmitigated ability of the mainstream media to manipulate public opinion to conform with the Left's statist views, Mark Alexander launched the online journal, The Federalist, now published as The Patriot Post, now the oldest publication on the Web.
Collusion between the Socialist Democrat Party and its Leftmedia propaganda machine, was and remains, the most significant domestic threat to American Liberty, and the media promotion of the Left's agenda is more brazen now than at any time in our history. Thus, countering that threat remains our most critical mission objective, and the voice and reach of The Patriot is now stronger and broader than ever.
Our original name was inspired by The Federalist Papers, published in 1787. It was, and remains, 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 Federalist Papers were published by James Madison, Alexander Hamilton and John Jay and provided a detailed explanation of the meaning of our Constitution in support for its ratification. But they chose to publish pseudonymously because it was the timeless message of Liberty enshrined in our Constitution, which they were promoting — not themselves.
It is from The Federalist Papers that we derive our constitutionally constructionist editorial context. Thus, you will note that every edition of The Patriot Post, and the content on our website, is still authored collectively over the signature "Publius." As was the case with Madison, Hamilton and Alexander, our mission remains to promote Liberty, not personalities.
Our publication's name today is inspired by the fact we have no political party affiliation or allegiance, and frame our mission and identify as did our Founders, as American Patriots.
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, policy and opinion — the most significant First Amendment advancement since our nation's founding.
Together, they craft The Patriot Post's timeless and highly acclaimed analysis, advancing our mission to extend the endowment of 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.
The Patriot Post is a primary Liberty touchstone for tens-of-thousands of local grassroots influencers, a rock-solid conservative resource for the expanding ranks of Americans Patriots from all walks of life. Though we are a content and context resource for the highest echelons of conservative political organizations and think tanks, our first objective is to provide the ammo and tactical assistance needed by "grasstop" leaders across our nation.
It is grassroots conservatives who are doing the heavy lifting for Liberty in their communities and states, and supporting The Patriot Post provides direct support to the frontlines. We provide the hardest-hitting and most accurate ammo on the web.
Our informative and entertaining analysis of the most significant news, policy, and opinion is now available to millions of readers on the Web, through social media outlets and free by email in two daily 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."
Our objective is to equip the current generation of American Patriots with the right information equipping 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 rely on reputable sources, and never post the sensationalist "click bait" that now infests the pages of both Left and Right political news sites. Nor will you find any of the "fake news" fabrications and editorial tripe which is driven by pursuit of market share that determines the advertising revenues on which commercial websites 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.
As an additional resource for our readers, our editors also compile top syndicated columnists and provide an executive summary of most notable headlines of the day. On the lighter side, we also offer memes and cartoons, and begin the week with our Patriot Humor edition on Monday. And, 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.
Today, The Patriot Post has a very large and broad 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 provide the timeless message of Liberty to grassroots Patriots across our great nation — those Americans who constitute who we really are as a people. We are an indispensable resource for "grass-top" leaders, 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.
Our success has put us in the crosshairs of leftist politicos and their Leftmedia propagandists, who are persistent in their efforts on silencing us because we refuse to comport with their political and cultural agendas.
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.
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 at no charge to American military personnel, whom stand ready around the world to defend our nation with their blood and life. Our Military Mission of Service is to support our Patriots in uniform — 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 do, however, 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.
Read more about The Patriot Post's Vision and Principles.
Read some comments about The Patriot from noted conservative thinkers.