Our vision is to foster individual opportunity and economic growth to the people of Virginia. The Institute pursues this mission by performing timely, accurate research on key policy issues and effectively marketing these findings to our primary audiences: Virginians, supporters, and activist and policy organizations. By working ahead of the political process, we lay the foundation for a society dedicated to individual liberty, dynamic entrepreneurial capitalism, private property, the rule of law, and constitutionally-limited government.

John Taylor, VIPP founder

John Taylor
Virginia Institute for Public Policy founder

John Taylor fought for the freedoms that most Virginians take for granted. He was the man who stood in the gap against the corporatist excess that is so prevalent from both sides of the aisle in postmodern American politics. He acted within a framework of principle in a time when the word principle was certainly not “trending.” He strictly prescribed to the Enlightenment beliefs of our founders when many disrespect them as “dead white guys,” knowing that without the works of people like Jefferson, Madison, Mason and Washington these same detractors would be under the thumb of a continual set of overseers. We will deeply miss his passionate defense of Constitutional principles, his knowledge of history, and his fierce opposition to those who would suppress liberty.

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