Message from our President

Mike Rothfeld

MrothfeldphotoThe goal of the Foundation for Applied Conservative Leadership is to help conservative citizens like you understand how the political process really works in America, and how you can use this knowledge to make real change at the local, state, and even national level. The fundamental fact that you will be taught is, “unless you are politically feared, you will not be politically respected.” We will teach you how to be politically feared.

Please notice the word “Applied” in the name of the organization. This is not an accident. We are teaching this so you can put it to work making American policy more conservative and politicians more responsive to your principles.

The material we teach is based on decades of experience; not only my own, but that of many others I have trained. Sometimes we learn from failure, other times from success. We will share both with you. In other words, what we are teaching is what we practice, and what we know works. Each instructor has years of experience effecting political change by using the tactics and techniques we teach.

When you understand how the political process really works, and how the political class confuses and distracts the most well-meaning activists, you can make it work to advance the issues and causes that will restore America to its constitutional roots.

I want you to understand just how much power you really have. You no longer have to be a prisoner of politicians and their schemes. You can finally burn your victim card.

Restoring and maintaining your freedom is not a one-time event. Our liberty will not be restored by one person being elected to the White House. Change is a process. Someone will be in charge, and politicians will be concerned about their next election.

These facts provide opportunity for you to make an impact…if you learn how and will step up and take effective action. If you think you may be ready (or already are active, but want to be more effective), then the training of the Foundation for Applied Conservative Leadership is for you.

This is the vision of the Foundation. It is our passion to pass it to others who share the values of smaller government, more liberty, and the protection of life.

We hope you will join us.

Best Regards,


Michael I. Rothfeld

Mike Rothfeld has more than three decades of experience as a political activist. He works with major organizations on virtually every conservative issue, both as a political operator and professional direct marketer. In addition, he has decades of senior campaign experience at the local, state, federal, and presidential levels.

He founded and built the National Association for Gun Rights and is the founder and President of the Foundation for Applied Conservative Leadership. He is a retired homeschooling father of four and grandfather.