Preparing to Join the Restoration Generation

Jacob Householder

Co-Founder and Director | Restoration Generation

We believe in the future restoration of the Constitution and healing of America. We also believe this movement will be accomplished by those willing to follow the pattern of the Founders’ in committing their “lives, fortunes, and sacred honor” to the cause. Restoration Generation members are committed to participating in this movement.

Joining the Restoration Generation is a major commitment, and the information on this page will 1) help you decide whether you are up to the challenge and 2) provide a guide for your preparations to join us.

This page includes a checklist of steps on how to prepare. Each of these items is expounded upon in the table below.

*Because of the amount of information covered on this page, it is best viewed on laptops and other large screens.*

Preparation Checklist

Our Mission and Vision​

Our objective is to restore the Constitution and heal America by making the Founding Fathers’ success formula popular again.

The Constitution must be healed through amendments that 1) improve and perpetuate the original principles of the Constitution and 2) repeal amendments that have destroyed the separation of powers and checks and balances.

The Healing of America​

Several prominent Christian leaders have professed to have dreams or visions showing a future healing of America. For example, Charles D. Evans’ dream of the future describes a movement to restore the Constitution which will begin in the western states.

Former Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson described how a movement committed to the healing of America may someday succeed by using the “rifle approach.” He said:

  1. We must make long lists of the greatest problems facing America today, perhaps a list of the top 100 problems.
  2. Then we need to categorize the problems, grouping them based on similarities.
  3. Then we must evaluate entire categories of problems, asking ourselves, “What happened to the Constitution to allow these types of problems to exist?” It may be that the principles of successful government were violated either by changing or ignoring constitutional standards.
  4. Prioritize the resulting list of constitutional violations to determine which clauses must be restored first, resulting in the greatest impact per ounce of energy.
  5. Develop a comprehensive plan to restore the political process itself, thus categorically eliminating the problems at their roots.

Sec. Benson further said the “shotgun approach” will 1) waste our resources, 2) exhaust our energy, and 3) discourage the people. He listed the four things 3-5% of America must be doing to justify heaven’s intervention on our behalf:

  1. We must both as individuals and as a nation, look to God as our maker and as the source of our freedoms and blessings.
  2. We must make the creation of quality family life a high priority in our lives.
  3. We must become informed and knowledgeable citizens.
  4. We must become actively involved in supporting good, wise and honest people for public office and assume an active part in improving our communities.

We use the Healing of America Seminars to promote loyalty to the Founding Fathers’ original political success formula. Members of the Restoration Generation teach classes and cottage meetings in the community to create demand for the seminars. After becoming certified by the Thomas Jefferson Center, you can become a facilitator for the Healing of America Seminars.

Thomas Jefferson Center and Restoration Generation Leadership

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Jacob Householder

Senior Director | Restoration Generation

Rexburg, Idaho

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Bryson Davis

Assistant Director | Restoration Generation

Rexburg, Idaho

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Glenn J. Kimber

President | Thomas Jefferson Center

Grouse Creek, Utah

Thomas Jefferson Center vs. the Five Nonprofits

Dr. Kimber has five nonprofits which teach the first 3 Healing of America Seminars and provide general education on the Constitution:

1. Columbus Center for International Outreach
2. John Wesley Center for Constitutional Studies
3. Benjamin Franklin Center for Constitutional Studies
4. George Washington Center for the Healing of America
5. Lord Nelson Center for Constitutional Studies

These nonprofits teach using almost entirely identical materials but have different messaging and outreach efforts based on different target audiences. These nonprofits are legally restricted from promoting legislation or endorsing candidates.

As a corporation, the Thomas Jefferson Center is allowed to promote legislation and endorse candidates, making it uniquely able to teach Healing of America Seminar 4 on specifically how to restore the Constitution.

Restoration Generation Overview

The Restoration Generation (RG) is the student engagement project of the Thomas Jefferson Center for Constitutional Restoration, an incorporated organization dedicated to the restoration of the Constitution.

About Us

The Restoration Generation is a group of young adults committed to studying and teaching the Constitution from the viewpoint of the Founding Fathers and leading a movement to heal America by restoring the Constitution.

RG is the student engagement project of the Thomas Jefferson Center for Constitutional Restoration (TJC). In addition to promoting the growth of the TJC, the organization promotes five specific nonprofits that teach the Constitution from the viewpoint of the Founders through the Healing of America Seminars and other events. The Restoration Generation is designed to help train the rising leadership of TJC and these five partner nonprofits.

We believe the Founders were inspired to establish the Constitution and we seek to promote original constitutional principles as the solutions to today’s greatest political problems. We use The Making of America as our primary manual for studying and interpreting the Constitution.

Members of the Restoration Generation meet weekly to discuss the Constitution and current events. Students are encouraged to use The Making of America as the foundation for their studies and to do additional research to better understand and teach about the principles and events in the book.

Youth and young adults (ages approx 18-35) who have an interest in teaching the Healing of America Seminars and related courses and are preparing to teach principles of constitutional government in the communities and around the world should formally join the Restoration Generation. More information about formal membership is included below.

Constitutional Expertise

We teach the Constitution from the viewpoint of the Founding Fathers and encourage communities to be informed of the true nature of rights and the proper role of government. Members of the Restoration Generation gather regularly for training on the Constitution and either attend or teach advanced courses and seminars on political and historical topics.

Members of the Restoration Generation engage in a rigorous study of current events and constitutional issues. We identify the root causes of today’s greatest problems and promote solutions using the constitutional original intent of the Founding Fathers.

In order to be prepared for these more advanced discussions, we expect members of the Restoration Generation to pass off on the “basics”, demonstrating a foundational understanding of natural law political philosophy and other core principles. This basic training is provided by groups like the Rising Generation.

Restoring the Constitution

The Restoration Generation promotes the healing of America through a restoration of the Constitution. We base our confidence in this future restoration primarily upon the following prophetic statement made by Joseph Smith:

“Even this nation will be on the very verge of crumbling to pieces and tumbling to the ground, and when the Constitution is upon the brink of ruin, this people will be the staff upon which the nation shall lean, and they shall bear the Constitution away from the very verge of destruction.” ~Joseph Smith

Members of the Restoration Generation believe the founding fathers were so accurate in their understanding of human nature and in the way they distributed government power that anything more or less than what they created will lead to political failure. We believe all amendments to the Constitution should improve and perpetuate their principles of successful government. Amendments that have failed to improve or perpetuate these principles should be repealed or altered using additional amendments.

Religious Affiliation

Although the Restoration Generation and the five nonprofits we engage in welcome multi-denominational membership, we recognize and admire the expertise and consistent loyalty to the Constitution among the leadership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Our organizations strive to align our core beliefs with the united voice of the leadership of the Church.

Key Resources

As a member of the Restoration Generation, you will invest a lot of time studying and internalizing the following key resources:

  1. The 5,000 Year Leap
  2. The Majesty of God’s Law
  3. The Making of America
  4. The Healing of America Seminars

When you understand and internalize the principles in these resources you will be prepared to promote the healing of America throughout your community. Your vote will become the equivalent of 100 votes because of how your influence will spread.

Additional Resources

Other essential resources include:

  • Influence of Religion in America
  • America Quo Vadis?
  • America in History and Prophecy
  • The Middle East in History and Prophecy
  • The Real Thomas Jefferson
  • The Real George Washington
  • The Real Benjamin Franklin
  • Tax-Exempt Foundations

Voter and Candidate Certifications

The Thomas Jefferson Center is offering certifications for those determined to master the principles and substance of the U.S. Constitution and the message of how we must heal America. We use exams and interviews to certify voters, candidates, and seminar facilitators who have demonstrated mastery of the content of our various courses and materials.

The Thomas Jefferson Center is preparing to offer the following six certifications for voters and candidates:

• Principled Voter Certification
• Constitutional Voter Certification
• Informed Voter Certification
• Restoration Advocacy Certification
• Liberty Activism Certification
• Constitutional Candidate Certification

Certifications are granted one-by-one upon completion of the six certification exams and an interview with a member of the Thomas Jefferson Center certification board.

Obtaining the Principled Voter Certification is a prerequisite to joining the Restoration Generation.

Weekly Training

The Restoration Generation meets each week to discuss current events and the Constitution. Our objective is to train our members to become battle-ready scholars on the Constitution. Come learn with us!

Date & Time: Tuesdays 7:00-8:00pm MDT (Restoration Generation Activist meetings are Thursdays at 7pm)

Training Exercises

Our weekly training includes spiritual and constitutional insights, recall from our previous training, presentations, open discussion on current events and the Constitution, breakout sessions, role playing, memorizing the principles and other important information, and discussion on lessons learned from personal study.

Purposes of Training

Weekly meetings are designed to 1) build testimony and confidence in God’s pattern for successful government, using the core study materials, which makes us more effective at marketing the seminars 2) develop a knowledge of the content of the materials 3) create accountability to one another for studies 4) provide an opportunity to discuss materials and practice teaching 5) create a community of “freemen” and 6) create a sense of cohesion within our own studies.

 

Key Positions of the Thomas Jefferson Center

This list incorporates the most essential beliefs of the Thomas Jefferson Center for Constitutional Restoration. These 20 Key Beliefs are what differentiate the Thomas Jefferson Center from most other political organizations.

We believe that…

  1. There is a God who created us and has provided mankind with a moral code for right living, and that we will be held accountable by Him for our decisions in our next life.
  2. All legitimate human laws must be based on God’s system of divine law, or natural law.
  3. Our inalienable rights come from God and are identified in scripture as anything necessary and proper for us to do to keep all of His commandments.
  4. The only moral role of government is to protect our legitimate, inalienable rights.
  5. God’s hand was in the building of America.
  6. America has been set apart as a land designated for the establishment of liberty.
  7. The Founding Fathers were good, wise, and honest men who were raised up for the very purpose of designing the first free government in modern times.
  8. As the principles of self-government are God’s preferred pattern for government, the Founding Fathers were inspired in their design of the Constitution.
  9. Anything more or less than our original constitutional formula leads to the dangerous extremes of too much or not enough government.
  10. The Constitution is still relevant today because it is based on human nature which does not change.
  11. We are absolutely committed to the Founders’ formula for successful government.
  12. While the institutions of church and state should remain separate, the moral influence of religion should permeate American society and politics.
  13. All men and women should be equally protected in their inalienable rights, regardless of sex, race, religion, or any other differentiation.
  14. The Constitution has been changed in significant and dangerous ways.
  15. The attacks on the Constitution, the education system, the family unit, and the moral and cultural fiber of America have been intentional and carefully planned.
  16. The Constitution will be restored.
  17. As the Constitution was destroyed by amendments, it must be healed by amendments.
  18. The Constitution can be restored quickly by focusing on the root causes of today’s greatest problems.
  19. America can be healed by restoring the family unit, education, and community and international relationships.
  20. We can again merit God’s intervention to help us accomplish the healing of America.

Core Beliefs and Key Positions

Alliances

We believe the Founding Fathers were wise to call formal, entangling alliances a danger to our national security. As alliances inherently categorize other nations as enemies, we believe America should proactively work to build peaceful relations with all countries.

George Washington

“It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliance with any portion of the foreign world.”

Church & State

We endorse the institutional separation of church and state insomuch as it prevents the federal government from intermeddling with religious affairs. We also endorse religious belief influencing our individual morals and hence our state and national policies.

Ezra Taft Benson

“I support the doctrine of separation of church and state as traditionally interpreted to prohibit the establishment of an official national religion. But this does not mean that we should divorce government from any formal recognition of God.”

Electoral College

We believe the electoral college was an inspired system for choosing our president. We also believe the system has been corrupted by party politics and would need to be restored before it can ever provide the kind of president our nation deserves and needs.

W. Cleon Skousen

“[The Founders] felt that if responsible, experienced and politically astute persons were selected by each State to survey the candidates, we would be likely to get higher quality leaders. In other words, the selection would be based on the principle of “witnesses” rather than having the people vote blindly on the basis of campaign propaganda.”

Republicanism

We believe governments are best executed by true representatives of the people who are sensitive to their needs and emotions but also have the wisdom and foresight to protect the people against the dangers of both tyrannical and anarchistic extremes.

Jon Meacham

“Democracy is easy; republicanism is hard. Democracy is fueled by passion; republicanism is founded on moderation. Democracy is loud, raucous, disorderly; republicanism is quiet, cool, judicious – and that we still live in its light is the Founders’ most wondrous deed.”

Political Party Loyalty

We believe it is extremely dangerous to place unconditional trust in political parties. We believe Americans should base their engagement in politics on principle and avoid loyalty to politicians and guard their rights from infringements by any parties or persons.

George Washington

“However [political parties] may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely… to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will … subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.”

Secret Combinations

We believe there is ample evidence of individuals and organizations who seek to destroy our freedoms and undermine the Constitution. We believe extensive research can help us recognize these organizations who seek power, gain, and glory.

Ezra Taft Benson

“Secret combinations lusting for power, gain, and glory are flourishing. A secret combination that seeks to overthrow the freedom of all lands, nations, and countries is increasing its evil influence and control over America and the entire world.”

Socialism & Communism

We believe socialism and communism are satanic counterfeits to God’s plan which seek to effectively eliminate agency, the role of families, and the influence of religion, replace voluntary charity, degrade moral standards, and eliminate private property.

David O. McKay

“The position of this church on the subject of communism has never changed. We consider it the greatest satanical threat to peace, prosperity and the spread of God’s work among men that exists on the face of this earth.”

Limited Government

We believe the freedom of the people is best preserved when the powers of the government at any level is significantly limited and carefully enumerated. Government should be very strong in its few areas of delegated responsibility.

Ezra Taft Benson

“The powers the people granted to the three branches of government were specifically limited. The Founding Fathers well understood human nature and its tendency to exercise unrighteous dominion when given authority. A constitution was therefore designed to limit government to certain enumerated functions, beyond which was tyranny.”

Democracy

We believe the Founding Fathers considered democracies to be extremely dangerous and fueled by violent passions and emotionalism.
As democracy requires the direct involvement of all the people, it is not scalable and cannot be considered a viable for of government.

John Adams

“Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.”

Nullification

We believe the nullification of unconstitutional laws by the states is based on good principles but is unsustainable in practice and neglects to permanently solve serious problems regarding vertical separation of powers and our failing system of checks and balances.

Federal Taxation

We believe the direct, federal income tax as provided by the 16th amendment to be unconstitutional and view no methods of structuring direct federal taxes as wise or constitutional.
Taxes should be collected by the states.

H. Verlan Anderson

“[T]he power to destroy…. [The Founders provided] restrictions upon the power of the Federal Government to impose direct taxes. … When this nation adopted the 16th amendment to the Constitution in 1913, it abandoned this safeguard to human rights provided by the Lord’s form of government and substituted therefor Satan’s proposal for their destruction.”

School Choice

We regard education as a local/state issue and believe the federal government should not intervene. We do not believe vouchers are a solution to this problem as federal money always has strings attached and can be used to dictate the operations of private schools.

Ezra Taft Benson

“Think of the impact for good we could have if we all united behind the prophets in preserving our Constitution. Yet witness the sorry spectacle of those presently of our number who have repudiated the inspired counsel of our prophet when he has opposed federal aid to education…”

Immigration

We believe immigrants are the life-blood of America. We believe those immigrating legally should be embraced and recognized as the Americans who often have the greatest appreciation for the freedoms guaranteed by our Constitution.

Ezra Taft Benson

“What kind of logic assumes that loving one’s country means jealousy, suspicion and hatred of all others? Why can’t we be proud of America … and also have a feeling of brotherhood and respect for other peoples around the world? … Are we now to believe that love of our own country will suddenly cause us to hate the peoples of other lands?”

Middle East Conflict

We believe Arabs and Jews are cousins in the wonderful family of Shem, and that both families are entitled to the blessings promised by God to their father Abraham.
We work to reunite these families and encourage them to live together in peace.

Muhammad

We believe the prophet Muhammad was a great man who was called by God to preach repentance to his people. We believe Muhammad fulfilled his calling to lead his people in worshipping the one true God of our common father, Abraham.

LDS First Presidency

“The great religious leaders of the world such as Mohammed, … and others, received a portion of God’s light. Moral truths were given to them by God to enlighten whole nations and to bring a higher level of understanding to individuals.”

Role of Religion

We believe the influence of religion in America cannot be over-appreciated or adequately emphasized. We believe that religion provides the moral standards that makes a nation good and strong, and we oppose efforts to minimize the good influence of religion in America.

Alexis de Tocqueville

“[D]espotism may be able to do without faith, but freedom cannot. … How could society escape destruction if, when political ties are relaxed, moral ties are not tightened? And what can be done with a people master of itself if it is not subject to God?”

Temple Prayers

We believe temple dedicatory prayers change the prophecy of the land and should be used as we seek to understand our national destiny. We believe that we can learn much about God’s plan for specific regions of America and the world by studying these prophecies.

The Jonah Principle

We believe that prophecies can be either absolute or conditional. We believe while many prophecies are absolute and will happen exactly as described, other prophecies are provided just to influence our behavior and are used primarily to encourage our repentance.

Amendments

We believe that as the Constitution was inspired by God and that anything “more or less” would produce evil, all constitutional amendments passed should “improve and perpetuate” the 28 principles of successful government.

James Madison

Happily for America, happily, we trust, for the whole human race, [the founders] … accomplished a revolution which has no parallel in the annals of human society. … They formed the design of a great Confederacy, which it is incumbent on their successors to improve and perpetuate.

3 Unequal Branches

We believe that the three branches of government are not equal in powers or responsibilities. We believe the Constitution established the legislative as the most important branch and intended the judicial to have the least power.

Balanced Center

We believe the Founding Fathers intended for the Constitution to place our government in the balanced center, avoiding the dangers of either too much or too little government.
Any deviation from this balanced center leads us to tyranny or anarchy.

28 Principles

We believe a constitutional government can only be successful when operating within the 28 principles of successful government, as outlined in The 5,000 Year Leap by W. Cleon Skousen. We believe any other pattern for government will eventually fail.

Genders & Roles

We believe gender is an essential characteristic of our eternal identity and purpose. We believe that God, in His wisdom, has plans and roles for men and women that are unique and complimentary and designed to maximize our happiness.

First Presidency

“ALL HUMAN BEINGS—male and female—are created in the image of God. Each is a beloved spirit son or daughter of heavenly parents, and, as such, each has a divine nature and destiny. Gender is an essential characteristic of individual premortal, mortal, and eternal identity and purpose.”

Private Property

We believe the right to private property is essential to the preservation of all other rights.
It is through the use of private property that the rest of our rights become realized. We believe government has a responsibility to respect and defend our right to property.

The Nature of Rights

We believe our rights come from God, are unalienable, and are always associated with a commandment. We do not believe we have any right to do something that is not right.
All true rights are based in religious principle and can be found in scripture.

Defending the Family

We believe the family is the central unit of all of society. We believe the decay of the family unit is the primary source of America’s greatest problems, and we believe the healing of the family unit will yield many of our greatest solutions.

True Education

We believe that the aim and end of all true education should be to teach students how to serve God, family, and country.
All other objectives of education ultimately miss the mark and fail to prepare us to achieve true prosperity.

Classical Liberalism

We believe classical liberalism is an essential element of a strong nation.
Classical liberalism promotes freedom, compassion, service, and strong relationships, and when moderated by true conservatism, brings out the best side of our great nation.

Classical Conservatism

We believe classical conservatism provides an essential check on the passions and emotions of the people.
Classical conservatism provides the wisdom and foresight needed to ensure rights and resources remain secure.

Social Conservatism

We believe that it is the responsibility of each citizen to support moral legislation, and to use laws to defend true principles. We believe that defending traditional conservatism and social standards that promote life, fidelity, traditional marriage, and a strong nuclear family.

Religious Freedom

We believe that religious freedom, or freedom of conscience, is a fundamental right that makes the rest of our freedoms possible.
America was established on the basis of protecting the freedom to believe, express, and practice our beliefs freely.

Dallin H. Oaks

“In our nation‘s founding and in our constitutional order, religious freedom and its associated First Amendment freedoms of speech and press are the motivating and dominating civil liberties and civil rights… [O]nly those principles in the hearts of a majority of our diverse population can sustain [our] Constitution today.”

A Priesthood Duty

We believe that it is a responsibility of all priesthood holders to defend and perpetuate the principles of the Constitution.
The Constitution is the primary weapon of defense every father must uphold to protect his family and their rights.

David O. McKay

“If members of the Melchizedek Priesthood allow the U.S. Constitution to be destroyed, they not only forfeit their rights to the Priesthood, but to a place in this highest degree of glory as well.”

Justifying Intervention

We believe that our nation has experienced great political, moral, and social decay, and that it will take divine intervention to heal our nation. We believe a small number of us can justify heaven’s intervention by following the four steps outlined by President Benson.

Ezra Taft Benson

“How do we prepare ourselves so God will intervene in our behalf…? 1) We must… look to God… as the source of our freedoms… 2) make the creation of quality family life a high priority… 3) become informed and knowledgeable citizens… [and] 4) become actively involved in supporting good, wise and honest people…”

Our Inspired Founders

We believe the Signers of the Declaration of Independence and the Framers of the Constitution were inspired of God to establish our free government. We believe these men set forward God’s preferred pattern for successful government.

Wilford Woodruff

“I am going to bear my testimony to this assembly… that those men who laid the foundation of this American government and signed the Declaration of Independence were the best spirits the God of heaven could find on the face of the earth. They were choice spirits, not wicked men.”

This Nation Shall Endure

We believe the United States will endure as prophesied by Joseph Smith. The Constitution will be saved and America will prove successful. We believe the Restoration Generation will play a role in leading the movement to save our Constitution.

Joseph Smith

“Even this nation will be on the very verge of crumbling to pieces and tumbling to the ground, and when the Constitution is upon the brink of ruin, this people will be the staff upon which the nation shall lean, and they shall bear the Constitution away from the very verge of destruction.”

Our Manifest Destiny

We believe it is America’s manifest destiny to export freedom to the rest of the world.
As we learn how to successfully practice the Constitution as given to us by the Lord, all other nations will eventually choose to follow our example.

J. Reuben Clark

“For American has a destiny – a destiny to conquer the world… by unselfish effort… a conquest that shall bring, through the workings of our own example, the blessings of freedom and liberty to every people, without restraint or imposition or compulsion from us…”

Millennial Government

We believe that free government, as ensured by constitutional government, will be the foundation and pattern of theocratic government during the Millennium. We believe the restored Constitution will be the foundation of the political Kingdom of God.

Harold B. Lee

“The question is now whether or not we can make a Republican form of government work, not merely for America but for the world, as all other nations under Heaven may be persuaded… to adopt similar governmental systems, thus fulfilling the ancient prophecy of Isaiah ‘that out of Zion might go forth the law and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.'”

Prophetic Authority

We believe prophets speak on behalf of God in all things, including politics.
Although we welcome members of all faiths, the Restoration Generation will never take a political position that contradicts prophetic declarations of any era.

Ezra Taft Benson

“We encourage earthly knowledge in many areas, but remember, if there is ever a conflict between earthly knowledge and the words of the prophet, you stand with the prophet, and you’ll be blessed and time will vindicate you.”

W. Cleon Skousen

We endorse Cleon Skousen as the preeminent scholar on the Constitution and the Founders’ original intent. We recognize The Making of America as the standard for constitutional interpretation and the only analysis on the Constitution endorsed by the prophets.

Thomas S. Monson

“His fierce loyalty to our country and his attempts to protect our freedoms are well-recognized. As he lifted his voice, both in the books he authored and the speeches he delivered, he was a powerful influence for good… His vision and achievements will remain a lasting legacy and blueprint for others to follow…”

Teaching Opportunities

Our primary focus is on promoting and teaching the Healing of America Seminars. However, those in the Restoration Generation need to become certified in order to represent the Thomas Jefferson Center in teaching a formal seminar. The Restoration Generation works hard to help each member become certified to teach in the community.

In the meantime, members of the Restoration Generation are invited to practice teaching seminars and other special topic classes based on the many manuals and books listed in Key Resources. These smaller classes taught at schools, in firesides, and in the community are excellent ways to build demand for the Healing of America Seminars and for members to gain practice teaching.

Ongoing Personal Studies

“Seek first to obtain my word, then shall your tongue be loosed.” 

In order to catch up and keep up, intense personal study is necessary. Dr. Kimber recommends the following daily personal study outline:

  1. Scriptures for 30+ min/day
  2. Making of America for 30+ min/day
  3. News & Current Events for 30+ min/day (starting with the Deseret News)
  4. Liberty personal study of your choice 30+ min/day (consider Additional Resources)

Take notes using cursive and in color to retain the information much better. Fill-in-the-blank manuals boost retention 8x.

Organization Culture

The rg and Thomas Jefferson Center

Personal Character

Dr. Kimber says that God’s Battalion needs to have the following three attributes:

Worthy
Cleanliness, meekness, humility
Watchful
Observant and aware, very in tune with the spirit
Willing
Quick to act on promptings and to serve those around us

Every one of our liberty heroes, such as Joan of Arc, Christopher Columbus, George Washington, etc., strove for excellent virtue and morals. They hated profanity and were renowned for their superb characters. We must follow this same pattern. A significant portion of the trust that other nations place in us comes from our modesty and clean language. They pay very close attention to us as we travel. We need to set a very high bar and be phenomenal examples.

Daily repentance must be a top priority.

Prophetic Authority

We revere the leadership of the Church of Jesus Christ as Latter-day Saints as inspired. There is simply no room in the Restoration Generation for gossip, criticism, and a general failure to respect and sustain them. 

Fee and Expenses

Since the Restoration Generation is not a nonprofit, our organization is incapable of receiving tax-deductible donations. To help cover our operational expenses and other funding needs, membership in the Restoration Generation costs $30/month.

Here are some examples of the expenses that membership fees help cover:

  • Building rent
  • Website hosting and plugin costs
  • Pro Zoom account
  • Printing seminar manuals
  • Other educational inventory
  • Marketing fliers and banners
  • Podcasting equipment and softwares
  • Email and texting services
  • Misc Event planning costs
  • Food and operational expenses for Roundtable meetings

Restoration Generation Membership benefits include:

  • Access to live and recorded Restoration Generation training (previously $10/mo)
  • The full Student Edition set of The Making of America (usually $75)
  • Access to the Thomas Jefferson Center Roundtable meetings (usually $100/mo)
  • Access to recorded Healing of America Seminars (approx. $200 total)
  • All Healing of America Seminar Manuals (approx. $100)
  • Access to Legacy Library (usually $30/mo)
  • 50% discounted application for TJC voter and candidate certifications ($200+ off)
  • Priority consideration in domestic Freedom Missionary outreach programs
  • Priority consideration in international outreach programs
  • Discounted of free access to Thomas Jefferson Center events
  • Occasional free manuals and other materials
  • Access to TJC webinars

Monthly Roundtable Meetings

The core leadership in the Thomas Jefferson Center and Restoration Generation members are invited to participate in the monthly Thomas Jefferson Center Roundtable meetings. These are paid admission training events. The fees cover the materials offered, the meals provided, rent for the building, and Dr. Kimber’s training. For most attendees, the recommended payments are $100/month. Many contribute much more, but Dr. Kimber also understands if the full $100/month simply isn’t possible yet, lower contributions can be made for now. Formal members of the Restoration Generation are invited to attend using the RG membership fee.

Note: As a rule, Dr. Kimber suggests paying higher fast offerings to qualify for greater income. It may be necessary to get a second job to pay for your training in the Constitution. If that is what’s necessary for you to have the financial resources you need, you’re in good company. Virtually everyone involved, including Dr. Kimber, has multiple sources of income.

Career Expectations

The founding fathers pledged to each other their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor. If you plan to be a “founding father of the restoration,” be prepared to give of your time, talents, and treasures. If you plan to make this a life-long pursuit, this is not a standard career—so don’t have normal expectations. Focus on what you can contribute to the cause, not just on what you’re going to get. Become accustomed to finding a need and filling that need. That’s the only way we’re going to be successful.

It’s obvious that we must have income in order to dedicate time to the cause. For most, working in the liberty movement will not be a full-time job. For those who are able to make a career out of it, it will come through some intense and rewarding entrepreneurial work. Dr. Kimber doesn’t have several salaried jobs ready to pass out like candy, but he does have fantastic experience and wisdom and knows exactly what we must do to turn these projects into careers. The better and faster we follow his advice, the sooner we can make a living doing this.

Frankly, many talented individuals are standing on the sidelines waiting for the entrepreneurs in the movement to create full-time jobs for them. In some future day we may call on these individuals to teach or be involved in some other way, but the first many positions will be filled by those who are already on the front lines, working on this project diligently and consistently. Members of the Restoration Generation are those who have chosen to be on the front lines.