Gerald R. Ford Leadership Forum

Gleaves Whitney

Executive Director, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation

Thomas Jefferson

Jefferson Preamble Bill Diffusion

-Jeff Polet Jefferson’s belief that democracy requires a “well-informed” citizenry has been so oft-repeated that it is almost a cliché. We forget, sometimes, that an informed citizenry is primarily a hedge against tyranny, the emergence of which was one of Jefferson’s great fears. His “Preamble to a Bill for the More General Diffusion of Knowledge” …

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“What is Courage? With Houston Christian University”

November 12th, 2022  “No man is a hero to his valet.” So goes the old saying, indicating in part that public displays of courage are often not what they seem to be. People might think they’re doing something courageous while not actually risking anything. Whatever else courage means, it has to include a response to …

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