Welcome to The Modern Whig Party of America!
Throughout history, Whigs have traditionally stood for representative government, individual liberty, social and economic progress, modernization, public education, a vibrant legislative branch, and ongoing cooperation between the private and public sectors. Our forebears, the original American Whigs, built on those traditions and led the fledgling United States during a period of robust economic, social and political development in the years between the Revolution and the Civil War. We proudly point to some of the giants of American history in our lineage, including such leading lights as Alexander Hamilton, Henry Clay and Abraham Lincoln, among others.
But while our roots may lie in history, we are a thoroughly contemporary political movement. We are informed by the past, not bound to it. Today, with our nation and our world facing more profound challenges than ever, we believe the traditional Whig emphasis on authentic public service, forward thinking, pragmatic planning, common sense and compromise offers the best blueprint for the betterment of our nation and our world. We believe deeply in the value of courageous service to our country, and we rely on methodology, not ideology, to map a way forward.
At a time when less than half of the electorate votes in elections, and special interests line the pockets of politicians who do their bidding at the expense of the common good, we are convinced a fresh voice is needed in our political process. Our goal is to build a movement and a political party dedicated to restoring government which is truly of the people, by the people, and for the people.
We are confident we can be successful, and we are certain we can achieve great things if we only work together. The Modern Whig Party is intended to be a platform for us to do just that -- to work cooperatively, as citizens, and rise to the challenge our Founding Fathers set for us more than two centuries ago.