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George Washington and the Leadership Institute
George Washington and the Leadership Institute

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Our nation’s first president issued a proclamation of Thanksgiving on October 3, 1789 “to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many favors of Almighty God ... especially an opportunity to establish a form of government for our safety and happiness.”

In his proclamation, George Washington also asked Americans to pray for our government to be “a blessing to all the people by constantly being a government of wise, just, and constitutional laws.”

A fellow Leadership Institute's donor graciously loaned a full-size portrait of George Washington.  It stands in the Leadership Institute’s headquarters to remind my staff and me about the America our founding fathers built – a country built on prayer, tradition, and hard work.

With your help, the Leadership Institute fights to uphold...

"Freeing the world from its socialistic ropes"

Few activists have accomplished as much as Carl Andersen has at his age.

The son of a successful construction entrepreneur and raised on a chicken farm in South Jutland, Denmark, Carl has begun fighting for the conservative cause in his home country. 

Despite being a 19-year-old recent high school graduate, Carl is already very involved in Danish politics.

“I have been a member of Liberal Alliance and Liberal Alliance Youth since 2009, and have risen in the party on every single level,” he said.  “I am on some boards at local, regional, and national levels, and run some campaigns for our candidates.  I got elected to the county board in Vejen last year.  I am now sitting as a member of the Technique and Environment Committee.”

In September 2014, Carl began working as an intern at the Leadership Institute (LI).  As an intern, he has been able to take trainings he believes will help him continue advancing conservative principles in Denmark. 

“Especially, I like that LI is an international organization; LI does not only focus on Americans and America, but on freeing the world from...

Soviet Refugee Works to Protect Prosperity and Freedom in the US
Soviet Refugee Works to Protect Prosperity and Freedom in the US

Recalling his life in the Soviet Union, Igor Birman paints a dreary picture.

“Imagine every aspect of your life from the cradle to the grave being dictated to you by government,” said Igor.  “No matter your talents or wishes, you had little say in your own future.”

Igor Birman was born in the Soviet Union in 1981.  After a decade of Soviet refusals for exit permits, his family arrived in California in 1994.

Igor first felt compelled to defend conservative principles as a student columnist at UC Davis, where he studied Political Science.

“My parents risked everything to get me out of the Soviet Union where freedom did not exist and into the United States, which was founded on the notions of personal responsibility, limited government and individual liberty,” said Igor.  “How could I possibly not dedicate my life to ensuring...

Today, you and I celebrate Veterans Day

Today, you and I celebrate Veterans Day.

All my staff at the Leadership Institute join me in honoring our veterans in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard.

Our nation’s armed forces give their blood, toil, tears, and sweat – both in war and peacetime – to keep America free.

I count myself blessed to live in a prosperous country defended by the greatest military in the world.  And our country still holds a special place in history, despite all that the liberals do to sabotage it.

Let me share with you an article about Army veteran and Leadership Institute graduate Larry Provost.