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Statement of Support

Given our choices in the presidential election, we believe that Donald J. Trump is the candidate most likely to restore the promise of America, and we urge you to support him as we do.

Jeffrey H. Anderson, Ph.D.

author of “An Alternative to Obamacare” and “The Main Street Tax Plan”

Hadley Arkes

Amherst College emeritus, author of “Constitutional Illusions and Anchoring Truths: The Touchstone of the Natural Law”

Larry P. Arnn

Hillsdale College, author of “Churchill’s Trial: Winston Churchill and the Salvation of Free Government”


Stephen H. Balch 

Texas Tech University, National Humanities Medal, co-author of “Western Civilization and the Academy”

Mark Bauerlein 

Emory University, author of “The Digital Divide: Arguments for and Against Facebook, Google, Texting, and the Age of Social Networking”

Darren J. Beattie

Duke University, author of “Aufhebung: Political Ideology in the post-Cold War West (forthcoming)”

Bill Bennett

former Secretary of Education, author of “America: The Last, Best, Hope”

Jay Bergman

Central CT State University, author of “Meeting the Demands of Reason: The Life and Thought of Andrei Sakharov”

Dennis Binder, S.J.D.

Chapman University, author of “Can we Secure the Hallowed Elms of Academe?”

Daniel A. Bonevac

University of Texas, author of “Deduction: Introductory Symbolic Logic”

Conrad Black

author of “Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Champion of Freedom”

James Bowman

Ethics and Public Policy Center, author of “Honor: A History”

Thomas E. Brennan

lawyer and former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Michigan

F.H. Buckley

George Mason University, author of “The Way Back: Restoring the Promise of America”

Chris Buskirk

editor and writer, American Greatness

Nicholas Capaldi

Loyola University New Orleans, author of “Liberty and Equality in Political Economy”

James Capua, Ph.D


Lionel Chetwynd

Oscar and Emmy nominated producer, director, screenwriter of “Miracle on Ice” and “Hanoi Hilton”

Lynn Chu

Writers’ Representatives, LLC

Mickey Craig

Hillsdale College

Glynn Custred

 CSU-Haywood emeritus, author of “A History of Anthropology as a Holistic Science”

Donn Dears

author of “Nothing to Fear”

David Deming

University of Oklahoma

Marshall DeRosa 

Florida Atlantic University

John C. Eastman

Chapman University Fowler School of Law, author of “Born in the U.S.A.? Reassessing Birthright Citizenship in the Wake of 9/11”

Edward Erler

CSU San Bernardino, co-author of “The Founders on Citizenship and Immigration: Principles and Challenges in America”

Clarice Feldman

lawyer and writer 

Peter J. Ferrara

Heartland Institute, author of “Power to the People: The New Road to Freedom and Prosperity for the Poor, Seniors and Those Most In Need of the World’s Best Health Care”

Burton W. Folsom, Jr.

co-author of “The Myth of the Robber Barons”

John D. Fonte, Ph.D.

author of “Sovereignty or Submission”

William A. Frank

University of Dallas, author of “Duns Scotus, Metaphysician”

Neal B. Freeman

writer and businessman, Peabody Award-winning television producer

Bruce Frohnen

Ohio Northern University, co-author of “Constitutional Morality and the Rise of Quasi-Law” 

George Gilder

author of “Wealth and Poverty” and “The Scandal of Money: Why Wall Street Recovers But the Economy Never Does”

Callista Gingrich

co-author of “Rediscovering God in America”

Newt Gingrich, Ph.D.

former Speaker of the House, co-author of “A Nation Like No Other: Why American Exceptionalism Matters”

Tom Giovanetti


Esther Goldberg

lawyer and writer for The American Spectator

Mary Grabar

co-author of “The Crisis in American Journalism and the Conservative Response”

David P. Goldman

author of “How Civilizations Die: (And Why Islam Is Dying Too)”

Darren Guerra

Biola University, author of “Perfecting the Constitution: The Case for the Article V Amendment Process”

Susan Hanssen

University of Dallas, author of “Shall We Go to Rome?: The Last Days of Henry Adams”

Anne Hendershott

Franciscan University of Steubenville, co-author of “Renewal: How a New Generation of Faithful Priests and Bishops Is Revitalizing the Catholic Church”

Phillip Henderson

Catholic University of America, author of “Managing the Presidency: The Eisenhower Legacy”

David Horowitz

editor and author of “The Left In Power: Clinton to Obama”

Deal Hudson, Ph.D.

editor and author of “An American Conversion”

Carol Iannone

editor and writer

Christina Jeffrey, Ph.D.

author of “The UN/State Department Refugee Program Comes to Spartanburg”

Douglas Jeffrey

Hillsdale College, editor of Imprimis

Marjorie Jeffrey


Robert C. Jeffrey

Wofford College

Brian T. Kennedy

writer, The American Strategy Group

Jack Kerwick

Rowan College, author of “Misguided Guardians: The Conservative Case Against Neoconservatism” (forthcoming)

Charles Kesler

Claremont McKenna College, editor Claremont Review of Books, author of “I Am the Change: Barack Obama and the Future of Liberalism”

Roger Kimball

editor and author of “The Fortunes of Permanence: Culture and Anarchy in an Age of Amnesia”

Robert D. King

University of Texas—Austin, author of “Nehru and the Language of Politics in India”

Michael Kochin

Tel Aviv University

Robert C. Koons

University of Texas—Austin, co-author of “Metaphysics: The Fundamentals”

E. Christian Kopff

University of Colorado Boulder, author of “Virgil and the Cyclic Epics”

Lawrence Kudlow

co-author of “JFK and the Reagan Revolution: A Secret History of American Prosperity”

Michael Ledeen, Ph.D.

co-author of NY Times best-seller “Field of Fight”

Seth Leibsohn

radio host and co-author of “The Fight of Our Lives: Knowing the Enemy, Speaking the Truth, and Choosing to Win the War Against Radical Islam”

Thomas Lifson, Ph.D.

editor and writer, American Thinker

Margaret Lindsay, Ph.D.


Thomas Lindsay, Ph.D.

co-author of “Investigating American Democracy”

Roger Meiners

University of Texas—Arlington, author of “Gridlock in Government”

Herb London, Ph.D.

author of “The Encyclopedia of Militant Islam”

John R. Lott, Jr., Ph.D.

Economist, author of “More Guns, Less Crime”

Ted Roosevelt Malloch

Oxford University, co-author of “America’s Spiritual Capital”

Ken Masugi

Johns Hopkins University, co-author of “The Supreme Court and American Constitutionalism”

Daniel McCarthy

editor and writer, contributor to “Dilemmas of American Conservatism”

Robert Oscar Lopez

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, author of “The Colorful Conservative: American Conversations with the Ancients from Wheatley to Whitman”

Allen Mendenhall

Faulkner University, author of “Literature and Liberty”

Tiffany Jones Miller

University of Dallas

Brian Patrick Mitchell

Academy of Philosophy and Letters

Laurie Morrow, Ph.D.

co-author of “Conversations on Philanthropy”

Steve Moore

co-author of “Fueling Freedom: Exposing the Mad War on Energy”

Steve Mosher

Population Research Institute

William Murchison

author of “The Cost of Liberty: The Life of John Dickinson

Deroy Murdock

columnist and writer

George Neumayr

co-author of “No Higher Power: Obama’s War on Religious Freedom”

Marita Noon

author of “Energy Freedom”

Michael J. O’Shea


David Palm

Azusa Pacific University

Svetozar Pejovich

Texas A & M emeritus, author of “The Economics of Property Rights”

Ronald J. Pestritto

Hillsdale College, author of “Woodrow Wilson and the Roots of Modern Liberalism”

Fran Fawcett Peterson

writer for American Thinker

James Piereson, Ph.D.

author of “Shattered Consensus: The Rise and Decline of America’s Postwar Political Order”

Julie Ponzi

editor and writer, American Greatness

Stephen B. Presser

Northwestern University, author of “Law Professors: Three Centuries of Shaping American Law (forthcoming)

Frank Price

screenwriter and producer, former CEO Columbia Pictures, former president Universal Pictures

Mark Pulliam

lawyer and writer

Eric Rasmusen

University of Indiana, co-author of “Measuring Judicial Independence: The Political Economy of Judging in Japan”

Alfred Regnery

lawyer and author of “Upstream: The Ascendance of American Conservatism”

R.R. Reno

editor and author of “In the Ruins of the Church”

D.N. Robinson

Oxford University, author of “The American Founding: Its Intellectual and Moral Framework

Erik S. Root, Ph.D.

Roger Bacon Academy, author of “All Honor to Jefferson?”

Milton Rosenberg

University of Chicago emeritus

Constance Rossum

Constance Rossum, University of La Verne, co-author of “Rehabilitating Rehabilitation”

Ralph A. Rossum

Claremont McKenna College, author of “Antonin Scalia’s Jurisprudence: Text and Tradition”

Ronald Rotunda

Chapman University, co-author of “Principles of Constitutional Law”

Lisa Schiffren

writer, former White House speechwriter

Harold See

Belmont University

Roger L. Simon

Academy Award-nominated screenwriter, co-founder PJ Media, author of “I Know Best: How Moral Narcissism Is Destroying Our Republic, If It Hasn’t Already”

S. Fred Singer, Ph.D.

University of Virginia emeritus, author of “Global Climate Change: Human and Natural Influences”

Scott Soames

University of Southern California, author of “The Analytic Tradition in Philosophy”

Don Surber

author of “Trump the Press”

Larry Schweikart

University of Dayton, retired, co-author of NY Times bestseller “A Patriot’s History of the United States”

Carol Swain

Vanderbilt University, author of “Be the People: A Call to Reclaim America’s Faith and Promise”

Peter Thiel

co-founder of PayPal, author of “Zero to One:  Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future”


James Trefil

George Mason University, author of “The Encyclopedia of Science and Technology”

R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.

editor and author of “The Death of Liberalism”

Jeffrey Wallin

co-author of “An Uncertain Legacy: Essays on the Pursuit of Liberty”

Bradley C.S. Watson

Saint Vincent College, author of “Living Constitution, Dying Faith: Progressivism and the New Science of Jurisprudence”

Robert Weissberg

University of Illinois emeritus, author of “Bad Students, Not Bad Schools”

Thomas G. West

author of “Vindicating the Founders”

Victor Williams

lawyer and writer

S. Stanley Young

North Carolina State University

Scot J. Zentner

CSU San Bernardino, author of “Liberalism and Executive Power: Woodrow Wilson and the American Founders”

Timothy W. Caspar

Hillsdale College, author of “Recovering the Ancient View of Founding: A Commentary on Cicero’s De Legibus

Arthur Herman, Ph.D.

author “Douglas MacArthur: American Warrior”

D. Brian Scarnecchia

Ave Maria University, author of “Bioethics, Law and Human Life Issues”

Roger Beckett

Ashland University

Michael Doran

Hudson Institute, former senior director of the National Security Council

Lino Gragila

University of Texas — Austin, author of “Disaster by Decree”


Diana West

author of “The Death of the Grown-Up”

Andrew Bostom

Brown University, author of “Sharia versus Freedom”

Dennis Teti


Charles C. Johnson

author of “Why Coolidge Matters”

Bruce Heiden

Ohio State University, author of “Homer’s Cosmic Fabrication”

Leon Hadar, Ph.D.

author of “Sandstorm: Policy Failure in the Middle-East”

Ronald J. Rychlak

University of Mississippi, author of “Disinformation”

Doug Mainwaring

author of “Marriage Ground Zero” (forthcoming)

Michael P. Tremoglie


J. Eric Wise

lawyer and writer

Brandon J. Weichert


David Bradshaw

University of Kentucky

Samuel J. Mikolaski, D.Phil.


Thomas C. McCollum, III


James S. Corum, Ph.D.

co-author of “Fighting the War on Terror”

Stephen D. Cooper

Marshall University, author of “Watching the Watchdog: Bloggers as the Fifth Estate”


Michael A. Livingston

Rutgers University, author of “The Fascists and the Jews of Italy: Mussolini’s Race Laws, 1938-1943″


Tina Trent, Ph.D.

co-author of “Crisis in American Journalism and the Conservative Response”

Paul Driessen

lawyer and author of “Eco-Imperialism”

Charles Akemann

University of California, Santa Barbara

Paul Rubin

Emory University, author of “Darwinian Politics: The Evolutionary Origin of Freedom”

Bruce Abramson

Senior Fellow, the London Center for Policy Research, author of “An American Vision for the Middle East”

Sean K. Anderson

Idaho State University, co-author of “The Historical Dictionary of Terrorism”

Christine P. Ries

Georgia Institute of Technology

Robert Maginnis

author of “Deadly Consequences”

James M. Holland

University of Akron

Steven C. Michael

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Ross Terrill, Ph.D.

author of “The New Chinese Empire”

B. D. McCullough

Drexel University, co-author of “Fundamentals of Predictive Analysis”

Diana Klebanow, Ph.D.

co-author of “People’s Lawyers: Crusaders for Justice in American History”

Ruthie Blum

author of “To Hell in a Handbasket”

The views expressed do not represent the opinions of the colleges, universities and institutions of those who have signed this letter. For further information, please contact Frank Buckley at