Today, the White House announced the appointment of Tom Lindsay, Ph.D., to the President’s Advisory 1776 Commission. Lindsay is a distinguished senior fellow of higher education and constitutional studies at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. Established by executive order last month, the commission was formed to develop ways to teach future generations the truth about America’s founding, the core principles that guided the Founding Fathers, and the path the nation took to becoming the greatest country in the history of civilization.

“TPPF is beyond thrilled for Dr. Lindsay to be a part of such an important project educating young people about the history and greatness of America,” said TPPF Executive Director Kevin Roberts. “Tom is a national leader in his field, an accomplished educator, and a foremost authority on American history, culture, and higher education. The 1776 Commission couldn’t come at a more critical time for the American people as we grapple with forces that seek to reinvent and degrade America’s inspiring beginnings and history. Tom will be a strong and patriotic voice in defense of our national heroes, deeply held values, and enduring principles.”