HONORING PETE DU PONT’S VISION & ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Throughout Pete’s public life – as a state legislator, member of Congress, governor, presidential candidate, commentator, and columnist – he knew the importance of government fostering, not frustrating, innovation and the economy. He knew that debating and pushing policies aimed at expanding the economic pie were far better uses of time than arguments about how to divide that pie. His view was based on a realization that, with each innovation generated and pushed by individuals in the market, jobs would increase, and prosperity could be broadly shared.
Whether pushing for lower and fairer taxes, more effective government spending, greater choice in education, or eliminating the stifling impact of overly burdensome regulation, Pete wanted to empower individuals, families, and businesses. He believed decisions, as much as possible, should be made in offices, shop floors, classrooms, and around kitchen tables.
The Pete du Pont Freedom Foundation has partnered with Hagley Museum to preserve and digitize an assortment of writings, speeches, videos, and photographs from Gov. du Pont’s career. Click below to peruse the archives.