BRUSHFIRES – A Civic Engagement Project of Madison Liberty Institute

“It does not take a majority to prevail… but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.”
– Samuel Adams


In the founding era, committees of correspondence energized the people “to understand their interests and act in concert. Committees were so universally appointed throughout the colonies that the friends of liberty had speedy and direct channels opened with each other in every part of the continent. This increased their mutual intelligence, gave them confidence and encouragement, harmonized their sentiments, and sowed the seeds of union.”

Idaho, and the nation, is in dire need of modern-day committees of correspondence to mature and guide public sentiment in preserving the founding principles of the American republic and to “secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.”


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