"Public Policy Leadership in the Virginia Tradition"
The Virginia Institute for Public Policy is an independent, nonpartisan, education and research organization committed to the goals of individual opportunity and economic growth. Through research, policy recommendations, and symposia, the Institute works ahead of the political process to lay the intellectual foundation for a society dedicated to individual liberty, free enterprise, private property, the rule of law, and constitutionally limited government.
DONATE TO THE JOHN TAYLOR MEMORIAL FUND
To the supporters of the Virginia Institute for Public Policy, Tertium Quids, and the Virginia Liberty Movement,
For 20 years, John Taylor anchored the Liberty Movement in Virginia. He acted within a strict framework of principle and dedication when such words had long fallen out of fashion. John prescribed to the Enlightenment beliefs of our Founding Fathers, defending their benefaction against the disrespect and degradation hoist upon it by so many Americans today. He always knew that without men like Jefferson, Madison, Washington, and Mason these same detractors would be indefinitely under the thumb of yet another series of overseers. John lived his life fulfilling his passion for Liberty in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the Virginia Institute aims to stoke this fire even further.
To this end, the Virginia Institute wishes to introduce the John Taylor Memorial Fund. The money raised will go to the program which John was most passionate about, namely the Tuesday Morning Group coalition. The Tuesday Morning Group coalition is among an exceptionally short list of the longest-lived, broad base, state level coalitions in the nation, and it is growing. Fifteen years after its inception, the coalition has earned a storied history of effecting positive change in the name of the free-enterprise system, private property, and the rule of law in Virginia. Frankly, however, there is considerable work still to be done.
This is where the John Taylor Memorial Fund comes in. The fund will not only support the monthly meetings of the Tuesday Morning Group, but also the Local Initiative program, which is designed to aid any local or regional level organization with operations, strategy, and vision planning. The Fund will also support a number of Tuesday Morning Group annual events to strengthen the connection between the coalition and relevant lawmakers as well as recognize important figures and efforts on the behalf of Liberty in Virginia.
Speaking to the Politics Practica seminar at Christendom College, February 9, 2015.
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