I Prayed have prayed
Father, bless this initiative and help our hearts to turn back to You. Bring restoration and revival to our nation.

Many men and women of the right are asking themselves in the days following President Trump’s departure from office: “Where do we go from here?”


The answer is easy for some. The establishment desires to move beyond Trump and return to business as usual: where powerful interests have an outsized voice in setting the agenda, where policy objectives are routinely sterilized of all perceived political risk, and where elites keep their base of voters in the dark. . . .

Much of what can be termed the “center-right” movement in the Beltway and commentariat is ready to revert to their pre-Trump agenda: robotically extending America’s interests to the outskirts of the globe, tinkering at the margins of an ever-expanding welfare state, and prioritizing a sort-of market absolutism. The cultural issues—the ones that trigger name-calling by the left—get pats on the head, but no real action, priority, or passion.

As a result, this movement has failed to change America’s trajectory. Notwithstanding policy victories on taxes, welfare, and the right to life in the last several decades, the tide of progressive liberalism has not been turned.  . . .

Trump’s election was glaring evidence of a deep dissatisfaction with both conventional politicians and the establishment—for their lack of mettle against the left and their refusal to address the many cultural issues that fell outside of their conventional views of conservatism. In addition, President Trump’s dogged commitment to keeping his promises led to adoration within his conservative base of supporters.

But his presidency was about far more. It was the first real counter assault to the left in decades, by a champion who had the stomach and the strength to sustain the withering fire of his adversaries. . . . .

To those asking where we go from here, there must be one conclusion from the right: The counter assault must be sustained. There is no going back. The call for unity must not become an excuse for surrender. . . .

The conservative movement needs an organization focused exclusively on framing policy battles on those specific issues.

That is why I am founding the Center for American Restoration, and a corresponding activist organization named American Restoration Action. It will help restore an old consensus in America that has been forgotten, that we are a people For God, For Country, and For Community.

For God. The establishment has effectively accepted the terms the left has set to govern the public square. God is excluded, and faith has become a predominantly private matter. It is no longer acceptable for conservatives to argue as citizens or elected officials from a Judeo-Christian worldview.

As a result, many of our leaders are often unable or unwilling to mount a persuasive defense of traditional institutions or offer a check against the modern emphasis on personal autonomy.  . . .

For Country. Although their patriotic love for this country could never be questioned, before the rise of President Trump, many of our leaders had lost clarity on the proper conceptualization of American interests.

In foreign policy, this led to endless war, America-as-world-policeman, sclerotic multilateralism, and trillions spent on foreign aid and a sprawling defense-industrial complex.  . . .

At home, it led to the decades-long plundering of the American economy by multinational corporations eager to claim the benefits of American law while disclaiming all responsibility to provide remunerative employment to American workers. In a single year, our election system was hastily upended by those who had been pushing for relaxed voting rules for decades. . . .

For Community. As culture has moved left, the admirable enthusiasm for liberty has descended into caricature, failing to distinguish freedom from autonomy. As a consequence, our leaders have failed to diagnose some of the country’s most pressing challenges. . . .

The Center for American Restoration exists to provide that footing. Its mission statement is to restore an American consensus of a nation under God with unique interests worthy of defending that flow from its people, institutions, and history, where individuals’ enjoyment of freedom is predicated on just laws and healthy communities. Our endeavors will include the following:

  • Extending the principle of being pro-life to a nationwide enthusiasm for promoting life and increasing the birth rate—having more children and bigger families, adopting children, and championing (not simply enduring) the disabled.
  • Rejecting the militant “successor ideology” that has taken root in elite institutions, unifying the country around the principle of equality under the law, and developing an agenda to loosen its grip and dampen the power of “cancel culture.”
  • Challenging the policy architecture that has hollowed out productive work for America’s working class and transferred the gains of the American economy to the service-sector elites.
  • Redeeming the integrity of our election system that has been destroyed by vote-by-mail ballots and voter fraud by restoring the in-person voting system that has worked for centuries in our country, dismantled of late by the increased use of unsolicited vote-by-mail.
  • Ending corporate free-riding from anti-competitive market dominance and expensive government subsidies in critical industries including health care and drugs, technology, and provision of critical infrastructure through aggressive antitrust enforcement.
  • Fighting for an immigration policy that puts America first, promoting an authentically skills-based system that preserves tight labor markets for low-wage workers and ensures that limited high-skilled visas fill the real gaps in our economy, not the needs of big tech companies on our coasts, and keeps us secure.
  • Developing a strategy that allows for the United States to refine its overseas commitments over time without leaving power vacuums to foreign adversaries by encouraging allies to take greater ownership over their domains and helping to provide the arms to do so.
  • Focusing on China as the predominant national security threat for the foreseeable future and ensure that it cannot rise into a world hegemon, while also clearly articulating what the United States expects of China for both countries to be able to coexist peacefully.
  • Challenging the misconception that an America First perspective requires big government by noting that the same restraint a healthy people must exercise in controlling their appetites should reflect itself in frugality both at home and in government, instead of an endless multiplication of wants.

These and others will be our pursuits. We hope to give voice to the common, forgotten men and women across this great country, possessed with extraordinary intuition, who work hard, pay their taxes, and attempt to raise their families in healthy communities. . . .

Thankfully, for America, spring is coming. A restoration is coming. Join us.

Join Russ Vought, former Trump Cabinet member, and our guest on the April First Friday Webcast to discuss critical issues facing our nation. Will you be praying with us?

(Excerpt from The Federalist. Article by . Photo Credit: Unsplash.)

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Patricia Dicke
April 18, 2021

There seem to be many good conservative organizations, we can’t support them all. How can they unite instead of compete?

April 5, 2021

Lord, we give You thanks for Russ Vought and for his willingness to stand up for our country. Thank You, Father, for the encouragement that he imparted to all of us on last Friday’s prayer call. Please bless and strengthen him as he works through the Center for American Restoration. May You bless him abundantly, protect him by Your angelic host and give him all the strategies, courage and resources that he needs. We pray that all that is done will be for Your glory. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Joan Diane Bartruff
April 5, 2021

Heavenly Father, what a great agenda. Thank you so much for Russ Vought-his commitment, energy, foresight.

I pray you will work through Center for American Restoration and American Restoration Action to bring about changes in our nation for Your glory and for the benefit of all. Lord, You are always working for good.
We cannot see beyond our noses, but you are “doing ten thousand things for good” while we may be aware of three of them. I rejoice knowing You are in control, and mightier than any human force, or any forces in the univeres.

Inspire, lead, direct those critical to the development and initiation of the Center for Restoration.
Praise and thanks for your almighty presence among us, Lord.

I pray, Lord, You will protect our children from those who would indoctrinate them for evil purposes. Send you mighty angels to protect them, and all parents from deceptions and lies of the evil one. You are mightier “than the raging seas”.

Thank You for loving us so much. Amen

April 3, 2021

The current government has pushed us into being anything but America. We have become slaves that give them our money to actually destroy all this country once stood for. One nation under god and in god we trust are quickly being taken from us. Now we are just relics of a better time when liberty justice truth honesty morality meant America the greatest nation under god. We have been beaten to death with hate for our exceptionalism shamed because we are free to worship and be hard workers that try and make our own way. We are loath because we are grateful for this most wondrous land that our forefathers bleed and died for Now our city’s are fifthy and lawless broke and sick with homeless in the millions without work while millions more pour in without a passport education or a way to make a living bringing unchecked disease under the guise of progressivism This is what socialism smells like. Povery unruly ness murder crowded masses jobless maurders with no purpose but distruuction Congratulations. It can change. It must change. Get on your knees and get into gods house. Go from there

Deborah Guebert
April 2, 2021

What I don’t see in this article is the complete transformation of our public school curricula. As long as the vast majority of our children are being indoctrinated to become “community organizers” or agitators for radical leftist policies such as socialism/communism, fluid gender, unlimited abortions, and so on, there is no point in working on any other policy initiatives.
We must get back the early conditioning of our children, and teach them true patriotism and true faith.

Cheryl J Henderson
April 2, 2021

I am very grateful to see this organization but I want to add that America cannot continue if we allow the stolen election to stand. Much effort by multiple organizations needs to be actively pursuing and strategizing the full indisputable fraud that took place on Nov. 3, 2020 and exposing it to the world. With God’s help this can be done and we should not stop until it is done. We cannot afford to give this stolen victory to the godless commies.

    Paul W. Ayers
    April 2, 2021

    EVRAZ Russia EVRAZ Pueblo Colorado USA Kam Tracks and Facts EVRAZ Claymont DeLaWaRe USA burns politicians who aid and abet Russia EVRAZ Chicago Illinois USA presidential elections and EVRAZ Russia

      Cheryl J Henderson
      April 3, 2021

      I am sorry but I don’t understand your reply.

April 1, 2021

Many good objectives here, as we seek for God’s kingdom to come on earth as it is in heaven.
But what about our part as individuals, or by two’s, obediently going, and making disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things our Lord has commanded us – our Lord who has promised to be with us always, even to the end of the age…
..kinda seems like, yes, we need godly organizations, but we cannot look to them to rescue us, unless we are individually willing to obediently “go” to individuals in the nations still outside His kingdom, as Jesus has commanded.
I’m preaching to myself here, but isn’t that really our most important job?

    April 8, 2021

    “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” John Adams

    It’s true that without people of faith, all the best institutions won’t hold up because the values that sustain them generally wouldn’t exist in the people. I’m sure Russ’s intention is to rally those people of faith who want to take action to restore our republic. Others either won’t care or will oppose, as they’re now doing. I agree that when we plant the seeds of the gospel and God gives the increase, those people will be the ones who see the value in our American institutions and values. So, because we need to fight for what we believe in, both rebuilding the points listed AND ministering the gospel are on our plate, until Christ returns.

Donna Hetland
April 1, 2021

Dear Jesus, Our hearts are heavy as we walk through this week and all that you endured on our behalf. We pray for Your strength and Your wisdom, to guide us in the days, months, and year to come. May we be ambassadors to reach out to those who don’t know you. We love you. In Jesus name. Amen

Deanna Hanson
April 1, 2021

Yes. Restore our elections — that system can be trusted!!

Smaller government and reduced regulations

Re open pipeline

Expose lies of green new deal

April 1, 2021

Lord, we humbly ask that You would pour out Your favor and blessings to overflowing for this organization. We pray that it will reach throughout the United States into every town and city in this nation that You established for Your purposes and glory. Lord God Almighty, give wisdom, guidance, power, support and all resources needed to this organization and the people who You have put in place. Bless their outreach and increase their yield as they work to establish the goals that You have established for their organization. Lord, we also pray and claim that any weapon that the enemy tries to establish against them will have no success – none at all!! In Jesus name amen.

Jamie Goodman
April 1, 2021

I have been praying for these very things. Please tell us what we can do to fight against the evil that is seizing our country.

Brittaney Hudgins
April 1, 2021

Standing with this movement in the mighty name of Jesus! Praying favor and protection on each and everyone of God’s children standing up and speaking out for truth and justice. Thank you for your boldness! Know many will be with you in prayer. Father lead and guide us as we stand up for you and your kindom in Jesus name, Amen

Robert Jones
April 1, 2021

The time of Christians standing idly by while the left rapes and pillages our rights as believers in the One True God has passed. Jesus was no pacifist. Neither should we be. What the left calls reproductive rights are fancy words concealing the murder of millions of Abba Father’s unborn children. We stood by while they took Jesus out of the schools. Do we also stand by while they take Him out of society. In Jesus name NO! It’s time for the remnant of God make them selves known. Stand church! Pray and praise Jesus!

April 1, 2021

GOD bless this movement! Lord GOD we pray for our country, we pray that once again that we have you as our one true GOD. You alone are over all of us! For GOD, For Country, For Community! Russ Vought we are with you, we lift you up in prayer, for wisdom and for protection! GOD bless you!

Faye O'Dell
April 1, 2021

I will be praying that these important points will be established again renewing what America was and is about. One nation under God and under God’s guidance!

Elizabeth Wilson
April 1, 2021

Definitely praying for the success of this initiative. What can we do to help?

    April 1, 2021

    Yes please tell us how to help. We obviously will be praying.


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