...teaching the moral and ethical principles of a Free Society and Free Enterprise
To teach foundational principles of a Free Society and Free Enterprise.
Our Founders recognized that men are by nature free and derive their natural rights from “their Creator,” not government; that the proper role of good government is to protect the inalienable rights to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”; and that Free Enterprise is the right of the people to engage in a free and moral exchange of ideas, goods and services.
To that end, we endeavor to help students recognize the unintended consequences that occur when elected officials and citizens fail to base priorities on principles over politics.
Students will be grounded in the Constitution and The Declaration of Independence with emphasis placed on the civic duty of every citizen toward the obligation of “eternal vigilance” and what that means.
Students will meet elected officials, business leaders & entrepreneurs. Take a personalized tour of the Executive, Legislative & Judicial Branches, including a tour of the Supreme Court, and learn the proper role of each.
Students will understand the difference between a democracy and a republic and the significance of the Oath of Office
Students will gain a rudimentary understanding of Free Enterprise including basic economic principles and private property rights.
Students will have opportunities to speak to entrepreneurs and learn about:
✓ What it takes to start a business – concept to reality.
✓ Intellectual and financial investment and risk.
✓ How Free Enterprise benefits a Free Society, and more…
Students will receive materials from the Liberty Library and a recommended reading list.
Students will meet business people and public servants and learn about our MENTORSHIP PROGRAM.
Students will learn about ethics, leadership, communication skills and more.
*Noah Webster (1758-1843)“if the citizens neglect their duty and place unprincipled men if office, the government will soon be corrupted; laws will be made not for the public good so much as for selfish or local purposes; corrupt or incompetent men will be appointed to execute the laws; the public revenues will be squandered on unworthy men; and the rights of the citizens will be violated or disregarded.”
2018 Liberty Symposium
Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, ID