The Conservative Collection reinforces fundamental holdings of the Right. A strong, free, and thriving America requires us to value our founding principles and apply them in a modern world. Yet constant assaults on the very philosophies that birthed American exceptionalism jeopardize our sustained superiority. It therefore falls upon Conservatives to reenergize, inform, and strengthen the citizenry with the truths and successes stemming from conservatism. We need a strong America, one which will continue to be the home of liberty and prosperity.
In response to President John Adams' Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798, James Madison crafted an argument decrying the government's endeavor to expand its scope and authority. The acts attempted to limit the public's ability to scrutinize the federal government and further unbalanced efforts to find an equilibrium of power. In this essay, Madison's Virginia Resolution is examined and analyzed in the context of early American politics.