The James Wilson Institute on Natural Rights and the American Founding

Upcoming Events

  • 14 Apr

    2023 Leadership & the Law Awards Dinner

    , 6:00 pm
    We are pleased to invite you to a special evening on Friday, April 14 honoring Judge Janice Rogers Brown (ret.). Judge Brown is a longtime...
  • 15 Apr

    James Wilson XXIII: Senior Seminar

    , 9:00 am
    JWI will host our Senior Seminar group for a day of discussion about the Natural Law and our current jurisprudence. The seminar will launch with...

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Anchoring Truths - a James Wilson Institute project
The James Wilson Institute has sought to recover, and to teach again, those anchoring truths that provided for the Founders the moral ground of the law.
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All men are by nature equal and free. No one has a right to any authority over another without his consent
— James Wilson, Considerations on the Nature and Extent of the Legislative Authority of the British Parliament, 1774