First Principles


Why first principles?

Many times it seems that the radical left has cornered the market on influential thinking in America.  Just turn on your television and see who’s being interviewed.  Check the newspaper and see who’s testifying before Congress. With the increase in popularity of talk radio, conservatives and, to a lesser extent Christians, have discovered their voices.  But it’s not enough to preach to the choir.

That is why we started the First Principles Institute as an important part of the NLF.  Law and public policy must go hand-in-hand.  The truth about American history must be told.  Congress must hear testimony from people who are unapologetic about being Christians.  It’s not enough to have conservative think tanks, radio shows, newspapers and magazines.  We must have Christian think tanks, radio shows, newspapers and magazines.

The NLF will keep fighting for religious freedom in America.  We will not give in to the radical homosexual agenda.  Neither will we allow the radical leftists who have cornered the market on thinking in America to go unchallenged.  We will contend for the minds of our young people in high schools, colleges, and graduate schools where the leftists and atheists are still alive and well today.

The First Principles Institute is a part of winning that battle.

Areas of Study

Early American History

If we don’t know what America was, we can’t restore her to what God intended her to be.  The NLF believes that God intended America to be a “sending nation,” that is, a nation that sends missionaries to the ends of the earth with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. If that is true America’s public policy should reflect that fact.

Classical Liberal Philosophy

It is now the conservatives who are the heirs to the classical liberal thinking that influenced our Founding Fathers.  We will rediscover and make available this thinking, as well as the writings of the Founders themselves.

United States Constitution

We will inform Congress, the public, and others about the Constitutional thinking that the National Legal Foundation has long embraced. We will show how the Constitution has been perverted and stood on its head!

Religion and Society

We will document the blessing that Christianity is to American society, how the principles of Christ are a service to the common good, and how humanity flourishes under the headship of Jesus Christ.

Life and Family

We will be ever at the ready to defend the defenseless and the family from the onslaught of the social engineers — standing up for parents and children, the unborn, the elderly and infirm, and all those who are in danger in American society today.

Judicial Monitoring

We will comment and testify concerning judicial nominations, serving as an important check on judgments passed by the ACLU and the American Bar Association.