“Control and Leverage the Fires of Faction to kindle the Fires of Freedom.”
James Madison, the Father of the Constitution, said that “Liberty is to Faction what air is to Fire…” Madison knew that liberty would flame Faction, and that Faction could destroy the fledgling nation. However, he knew he could not eliminate faction, because i) men were not likely to voluntarily unite, and ii) forced unity was immoral. The only remaining answer was to find a way to control the Fires of Faction, and leverage them to kindle the Fires of Freedom. James Madison saw the U.S. Constitution as the mechanism by which this end could be achieved. FreedomFires.org teaches and promotes the principles and social values of the U.S. Constitution that would protect liberty from internal ruin.
FreedomFires.org explores those principles and mechanisms of the U.S. Constitution without which we could not channel the Fires of Faction into a controlled and useful Fire of Freedom. The United States of America is the greatest “controlled burn” that history has ever seen. We must continue to control that flame before it becomes a “national conflagration.”
Samuel Adams described how he led a nation to a revolution and the world to a new awakening of civil and religious liberty.
It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather [a]…tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people’s minds.
Our contest is not only whether we ourselves shall be free, but whether there shall be left to mankind an asylum on earth for civil and religious liberty.
Our vision is to awaken a sensible minority to a new passion and vision concerning the true genius of the U.S. Constitution and to promote and uphold its enduring principles in order to safeguard the future for our children.