"I ask for, not at once no government, but at once a better government.

Let every man make known what kind of government would

command his respect, and that will be one step toward obtaining it."

Henry David Thoreau



  What is ReviveAmerica?


  ReviveAmerica is a national political party.  We have one goal:  to find intelligent and sustainable        
  solutions so we can rebuild the America we all know is possible.  The ReviveAmerica platform is  
  exhaustively detailed on this website, and every policy is grounded in extensive research and common
  sense.  There is no preconceived agenda, no inflexible platform, and no misplaced loyalty to special  
  interest groups or national political committees.  This has never been tried before.  Certainly there are
  political movements that have emerged out of frustration and anger, but they are all driven by partisan
  politics or a single policy issue.  Imagine the power of a group of
people who are wholeheartedly    
  committed to ensuring sensible policy for all of the issues facing America today.  That's ReviveAmerica.


  Although the initial platform has been created, our policies will be fluid as our national conditions change  
  or when we discover a better way - a perpetual work in progress. 
 We want every American to work hard
  to prove us wrong, because that is the best way to find the best 
solutions.  Think of ReviveAmerica as
  a modern-day Constitutional Convention, where
committed patriots engage in thoughtful debate for
  the sole purpose of strengthening the 
extraordinary foundation we were given.  Will we all agree on
  everything?  Absolutely not, but 
that's the point.  Every policy deserves its own evaluation outside
  the context of misguided
 labels and political maneuvering, and the more qualified, diverse, and
  experienced input the
better.  This effort transcends our individual opinions and beliefs.  It's about
  changing the way 
American politics operates once and for all. 


  Why is ReviveAmerica the right choice? 


  Our current leaders underestimate us.  They act as if we aren't smart and capable adults - like we can't  
  comprehend the hard truths of our challenges or handle the hard choices that we must make to solve
  them.  This is not only completely false, it's insulting.  Americans fully recognize that it is impossible to  
  sustain freedom and liberty without sacrifice, and that, due to three decades of political incompetence
  and irresponsibility, the time has finally come to buckle down and get serious about protecting our  
  future.  Okay, so maybe we have been asleep at the wheel for a while, but this country has tremendous
  resilience.  Americans don't reject national reflection, we embrace it.  We don't allow momentary lapses
  in judgment to derail us; we gain wisdom that makes us even stronger. 


  The solution to our national impasse is clear.  Until now, everyone has been focused on how we are going
  to change Washington That is a losing proposition.  
The brutal truth is that we can't vote our 

  way out of this mess given our current two choices.  It is glaringly obvious that our political structure has
  shattered and that our leaders are not going to suddenly become brilliant 
problem-solvers.  Our fractured
  system is not going to miraculously heal itself and there are 
not 535 Abraham Lincolns running around
 replace our hopeless Congress.  It just isn't going to happen.  And every second we buy into the
  fairytale that it will, we lose valuable time.
  This many sound depressing, but it is actually liberating!   To
  lose the delusion and accept the truth 
sets us free.            


  If things don't change drastically, we will never get the right answers because we are asking the wrong
  questions.  Are you for small government or big government; are you conservative or liberal; are you a
  Republican or Democrat?  It is impossible to craft intelligent and sustainable policy when your solutions
  are confined to a one-size-fits-all ideology.  Because their choices are so limited, and to substitute for
  substance and compensate for incompetence, politicians reduce complex issues to inflammatory dogma
  and rely on the fact that Americans will continue to settle for the lesser of the evils.  Year after year, we
  relinquish our fate to people we half-heartedly elect and are shocked when they fail to come through for
  us.  The inevitable result is that nothing gets solved and things steadily get worse.  Leo Tolstoy said,
  "The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea
  of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly
  persuaded that he knows already, without a shadow of doubt, what is laid before him."