The Modern Whig Institute serves as the research and advocacy arm of a pragmatic, centrist, solutions-oriented political movement dedicated to the restoration of representative government in our nation. Whigs believe broad citizen participation at all levels of government is necessary for our civic, political and economic lives to thrive, and we are determined to make practical, sensible proposals to support our fellow Americans in returning control of their government to their hands.      

Our goal is to be a permanent, independent and unifying voice committed to the social and political advancement of our country. We firmly believe our best hope for ever-increasing prosperity, greater security and a fuller realization of the promise our nation represents lies first and foremost in ourselves, rather than in the wealth and power of special interests willing and able to gain political and economic advantages by dividing our people rather than uniting them.  

We also understand an active, responsive and responsible government is necessary to pull together the will and the resources of the country and get things done, from the national level down to the states, counties and municipalities where we live. Our purpose is to help sustain the grassroots Whig movement to ensure our government is working in the interests of those it was formed to serve -- all of us, the American people.

The idea of reviving the Whig name occurred to members of the American Armed Forces serving in Iraq and Afghanistan in 2007, and The Modern Whig Party of America was officially formed in Washington, D.C. in December 2009. A little less than a decade later, in December 2018, the Modern Whig Party merged with several other independents to form The Alliance Party.

But the Whig philosophy has always taken a deeper and broader view than party politics alone could fully embrace. From the very beginning our sole reason for being has been to serve in the spirit our military veterans understand so completely. We are now and have always been, first and foremost, solely committed to authentic service and pledged to a simple motto: Courage. Common Sense. Country.

We hope you will take the time to learn more about us and choose to actively participate in our ongoing, determined effort to create concrete, direct and viable civic action. We believe it is our time. But to achieve our goal, we will need the support, commitment and participation of like-minded citizens like you, willing to take a hand in our united mission to both return us to our roots and drive us forward to our common destiny. Join us today.

  • From the blog

    A Change in Leadership

    I am writing to inform you of a leadership change in our party. As you know, all of us -- from the national executive committee on down -- are volunteers. Each of us gives all we can to this effort to see this movement grow, and all of us take both pride and pleasure in serving something larger than ourselves.

    flying__owl.jpgBut as we move forward with our effort to break the duopoly and return political power to the people, we often lose great leaders due to commitments in their personal lives which must come before all other considerations. Dale Ritchie, our national chair, has encountered just such a challenge and has thought it best for the party to step down. Our executive committee decided I should move up from the national vice-chair position to take his place. Michael Burger, our former national chair and current West Region chair, was elected by the committee to take my place as national vice-chair.

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