Claremont Institute

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The Claremont Institute for the Study of Statesmanship and Political Philosophy is a neoconservative think tank based in the US. Its mission is 'to restore the principles of the American Founding to their rightful, preeminent authority in our national life.'[1]

According to the Institute 'To recover the Founding principles in our political life means recovering a limited and accountable government that respects private property, promotes stable family life and maintains a strong defense.'[2]

The Institute was founded in 1979 and although its 'work is national in scope', it 'gives special emphasis to the problems of our country's largest state, where the Institute is based'[3] - that is in California.

According to the Institute its reputation is for sound scholarship and diligence:

Institute studies like the the pioneering 1988 book, The Imperial Congress (co-published with the Heritage Foundation), innovative policy proposals such as our 1995 'Contract with California,' our ongoing work on the cultural attacks on the American family, and our decade-long involvement in the critical debates over environmental regulations and property rights law--all have earned the Institute a reputation for sound scholarship and diligence in the service of constitutional government.[4]

The Institute is signed up to the idea that the US is uniquely blessed with sound principles of government:

"America's Founders endowed our Republic with sound principles and a framework for governing that is unmatched in the history of mankind. The prosperity and freedom of America can only be made secure if they are guided by a return to these basic principles as our country enters the 21st Century."[5]

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250 West First Street, Suite 330
Claremont, CA 91711
Phone: (909) 621-6825
FAX: (909) 626-8724


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  6. Donors Trust, 990 Form, 2014