"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
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
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
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
to 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."