Virginia needs a Virginia First Foundation because so much of what is right and good about Virginia is under attack.
Virginia is a concept that has developed a culture over time in this place we live. Virginia’s culture is built upon two fundamental ideas: The Great Experiment and the Great Commission.
The Great Experiment is democracy in America. It’s a government for The People, by the People in a federal Republic. The Great Experiment began with the Virginia General Assembly in 1619.
The Great Commission is Christianity in the World. It’s spreading the Good News about Lord Jesus Christ. The Great Commission began with erection of a cross and prayers of thanksgiving at Cape Henry in 1607.
The Great Experiment and the Great Commission create a culture with a profound respect for the Rule of Law. And, strong support for Constitutions – as they are written.
Our Virginia culture, call it the Virginia way of life, is under attack.
The attacks, which are threats to our survival as a Commonwealth with a market economy, individual liberty, Judeo-Christian culture, come from two emerging totalitarianisms.
The first totalitarianism is Human Secularism. The ideas from the French Revolution evolved into concepts of Human Secularism. Human Secularism has many branches – Progressivism, Liberalism, Socialism, National Socialism, and Communism. Ultimately, the concepts become totalitarian if they are empowered. The Communists and NAZIs are prime examples.
The second totalitarianism is Islamism. The ideas from Islam for conquest evolved into concepts held by present “Islamists”. These concepts – especially the unity of state, mosque and economy under Sharia Law – are hostile to our Virginia. These concepts are a Totalitarianism ideology and identity which include a religion practiced by a minority of Muslims currently.
A few people can’t change the culture of a country as big and diverse as the United States of America. A few people, working together with others, can change a state. We can change the culture of Virginia.
What begins with a few, will involve many over time.
Virginia First Foundation is different.
Virginia First Foundation is about changing the culture in Virginia for the better – over the next 20 years or more.
The big, rich liberal Foundations have billions of dollars – and they explicitly seek to change American culture. Virginia First Foundation can do more, effectively, with much less.
Virginia First Foundation is focused on the long term. On what matters. On what works for good.
Virginia First Foundation will change Virginia when we meet our goals in these 10 aspects of Virginia’s culture.
It will take a “Revolutionary Season” of 12 to 20 years to influence the hearts and minds of Virginians.
Virginia First Foundation will coordinate, facilitate, support, communicate, share with like-minded persons and organizations. We will lead when necessary.
The Virginia First Foundation seeks your support for the bold, ambitious, brave ideas we share. For the Commonwealth and her People we love.