About the American Principles Project
“At the heart of our nation’s constitutional principles is a fundamental respect for the human person; an acknowledgment of the individual’s infinite worth as a being created by God. At its best, conservatism has defended human dignity and the family structure that nurtures and protects the human person.
In defending unborn human life and preserving traditional marriage, maintaining the value of the money earned from work, welcoming new immigrants to our shores and protecting the innocence of our children, the American Principles project seeks to apply these timeless principles to the urgent issues of our day.
These principles must not be defended merely as ideals but must be promoted and defended through the legislative and electoral process. The primary goal of the American Principles Project is to translate our founding principles into direct and effective grassroots action”
–Frank Cannon, President
The American Principles Project recognizes the dignity of the person as the basis of the founding principles of the United States. We are committed to the declaration made by the Founding Fathers, that we are all “created equal, endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights, and among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
APP believes that local and national policies that respect the dignity of the person will lead to a flourishing society. As such, we educate and advocate for public policy solutions that respect and affirm: human life from conception to natural death; the union of one man and one women as the definition of marriage; the freedom to practice and proclaim religion; authentic economic progress for working Americans; education in service of the comprehensive development of the person; and, the legacy of immigrants in contributing to the American story.
We are dedicated to promoting these principles in the public square through rigorous debate, scholarship, education and advocacy. We welcome collaboration with all who embrace these principles.