TFP Student Action is a project of the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property. Founded in 1973, the American TFP was formed to resist, in the realm of ideas, the liberal, socialist and communist trends of the times and proudly affirm the positive values of tradition, family and private property. The American TFP was inspired by the work of the Brazilian intellectual and man of action Prof. Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira.
Tradition comes from the Latin tradere, which means to transmit. Tradition is the legacy one generation leaves to another, giving it the ability to face the future. In this sense, tradition is synonymous with progress.
The family is the basic cell of society in accord with the natural order of things. It gives stability to society and is the ideal climate for the formation of children. Moreover, the family was elevated by Our Lord Jesus Christ who instituted the Sacrament of Matrimony.
The Seventh and Tenth Commandments protect property. Private property links an object to a person. The property owner has the right to use, enjoy, and dispose of an object according to his discretion. Property also guarantees the stability of the family. Without it, the individual and family would be at the mercy of the state. Together, these three values, tradition, family and property form a protective wall against Marxist, socialist and communist ideology.
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