THE VIRTUE SOLUTION   

Growing Courageous Communities to Renew America

There is hope.

Do you believe our country is at a crossroads?  Do you see American community fraying?  Perhaps you see liberty slipping away?  There is a root cause.  

The problem originates with We the People.  Facing this problem empowers us to be the solution.  We need to take courage and responsibility - i.e. virtue - to build a bright future for our family and neighbors.

The truth is, dependence on big government and big corporations has made our society fragile and full of apathy.  Our economy is top-heavy.  Our resilience to weather storms of every kind has been depleted.  Our culture shows moral depravity at every turn.  The effect has been that we are losing our capacity to stand against violation of the Constitution.  Thus, many of our liberties have also been undermined.

History bears witness that any country that loses its virtue and rejects the Creator stands in great danger.  America, too, must pass on the values that made us great, or risk disaster.

There's no quick fix.  But if we will love our neighbors, we will be part of a solution for this need.

Let's pursue the Founders' vision

The American Founders told us the key that would open the door of liberty for future generations was virtue, not from Washington, D.C., but among the American people.

Is it too late to keep liberty alive in the face of apathy and socialist thinking?  Certainly not!  

The Founders gave us practical steps to apply virtue laid out in the Bill of Rights.  If we will take action on them, these steps build on themselves to reignite personal character and moral responsibility through local relationships, restoring the fabric of America.  In fact, Thomas Jefferson gave us a specific plan to keep our country free, now known as "Jefferson's Hundreds." 

But the plan the Founders gave us is bottom-up, not top-down.  It changes families, churches, and neighborhoods, not government structure.  Though it forces us to get outside our comfort zones, we believe this vision provides the only way to effectively change the course of the country.  It's time to engage the American people to renew our freedom. 


Virtue ignites leadership for principled change

Whether your goal is to abolish abortion, to reduce the $20 trillion national debt, to rein in government back to its Constitutional boundaries, or even to protect yourself against hard times, the key is to inspire We the People to love our neighbors in practical ways so that we regain the capacity to be free.  When we replace reliance on government with reliance on our families, churches, and neighborhoods, we renew the backbone needed for the enforcement of just laws.  People who take responsibility build a foundation.  Then, moral leadership cultivated at the local level blossoms into moral leadership taken in all areas of society.

This kind of leadership - this moral courage and character - was what the American Founders called "virtue."  It is indispensable to the survival of liberty.

The answer that provides real hope is to use virtue to pursue a principled cultural change toward courage, self-sufficiency, and love for God and others, in a context of mentorship and practical action that will reestablish the community backbone on which America was built.  The Virtue Solution Project aims to get you out of your comfort zone to stand up and rightly care for your neighbors, to help Americans depend once again on God and each other.

Virtue can be grown through "micro-hub" community engines

What kind of practical venues can we build across America to renew virtue and spark personal responsibility?  We call our idea a "micro-hub."  A micro-hub will be a community center with resources to meet local needs, which exists specifically to promote a Christian conservative viewpoint as opposed to a liberal one.  The Left has long been active to take up the banner of community, and we need to respond.


Ideally a micro-hub would be sponsored by a church.  But one could also be created by a business or even in a home.  A micro-hub would not only educate on issues but also help provide for people's physical well-being.  It would use an integrated, holistic approach to invigorate the community. 


A micro-hub provides a neutral space that can successfully shine light in a local neighborhood to cultivate virtue.  Three basic recommended parts of a micro-hub will be a meeting area (such as a coffee cafe or library), a work space (such as a garden), and a resource area (such as a food pantry).  This idea is a way to take concepts on community from the writings of the Founders, seen commonly across America in the past, and translate those concepts into reality in the modern day.  


As a micro-hub develops, one vital theme will be mentorship.  This center will act as a place where people can meet, fellowship, and learn together across racial, political, and generational lines.  Community members will be able to train and acquire critical skills that are needed for the long-term success of American society.  Examples include farming, gun handling, canning, first aid, and more.  In the process, traditional values will be passed on, and the community will come together to take action on shared obstacles.


Because the goal is to renew local strength and self-sufficiency, one area where we recommend micro-hubs place a special emphasis is emergency preparedness.  These centers should be places that the community feels secure and welcome - and this security is especially needed during a possible emergency.  


There are five main areas of local strength that a micro-hub should address: Spiritual Leadership, Physical Protection, Engineered Resources, Food Resources, and Medicine.  Learn more now!


We encourage families, churches, businesses, and civic associations to consider establishing a Virtue Solution micro-hub to nourish your neighbors in body, mind, and spirit.


What the Founders told us

Virtue is to liberty what the soul is to the body.

John Adams


Is there no virtue among us?  If there be not, we are in a wretched situation.  No theoretical checks -- no form of government -- can render us secure. 

To suppose that any form of government will secure liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people, is a chimerical idea.  If there be sufficient virtue and intelligence in the community, it will be exercised in the selection of these men. So that we do not depend on their virtue, or put confidence in our rulers, but in the people who are to choose them.

James Madison


Bad men cannot make good citizens.  It is impossible that a nation of infidels or idolaters should be a nation of freemen.  It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains.

A vitiated state of morals, a corrupted public conscience, is incompatible with freedom. 

Patrick Henry


No free government, or the blessings of liberty, can be preserved to any people, but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality, and virtue, and by frequent recurrence to fundamental principles.


George Mason



Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom.  As nations become more corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.

Benjamin Franklin


It is certainly true that a popular government cannot flourish without virtue in the people.

Richard Henry Lee


No government can continue good but under the control of the people; and... their minds are to be informed by education what is right and what wrong; to be encouraged in habits of virtue and to be deterred from those of vice....  These are the inculcations necessary to render the people a sure basis for the structure and order of government.

...It is in the manners and spirit of a people which preserve a republic in vigour....  Degeneracy in these is a canker which soon eats into the heart of its laws and constitution.

Thomas Jefferson


Virtue and morality is a necessary spring of popular government.

George Washington


Neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt.  He therefore is the truest friend of the liberty of his country who tries most to promote its virtue, and who, so far as his power and influence extend, will not suffer a man to be chosen onto any office of power and trust who is not a wise and virtuous man.

Samuel Adams


It is only when the people become ignorant and corrupt - when they degenerate into a populace - that they are incapable of exercising their sovereignty.  Usurpation is then an easy attainment, and a usurper soon found.  The people themselves become the willing instruments of their own debasement and ruin.

James Monroe


Civil liberty cannot be long preserved without virtue.

Rev. John Witherspoon


Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of their citizens.  They fall when the wise are banished from the public councils because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded because they flatter the people in order to betray them.

Joseph Story