About the Founder
Scott P. Swain received his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in 1989 and his master’s of education degree from the University of Phoenix in 2007. He is the president and co-founder of Roots of Freedom whose mission statement is to “Educate and inspire youth, families, and all citizens to understand, respect, and preserve for future generations the values, freedoms, and ideals established by the Founding Fathers and fundamental documents of the United States of America.” He has a profound love and respect for the Founding Fathers and the principles upon which America was founded. He enjoys living these principles and sharing them with the young hearts and minds of our future generation of leaders.
Mr. Swain is a family man. He and his wife, Leann, have seven children and five grandchildren. He has been self-employed for many years and has owned several financial service companies, but for more than twenty years he has been devoted primarily to promoting an educational approach to patriotism as was exemplified by our Founding Fathers.
When Mr. Swain owned a mortgage company, he had a powerful desire to display images of American history that would add a feeling of patriotism to his offices. Acquiring the images were harder than he ever imagined, and he vowed to make them more accessible to the public at some time in the future. That was over 25 years ago and since that time he has founded several companies to help spread information and inspiration to Americans concerning our Founding Fathers, our fundamental documents, and the necessity of freedom.
Today the images have grown to a gallery, and the educational programs and products are inspiring Americans to rise to new levels of passion and commitment to America and to freedom everywhere. The Cry of Freedom will always be heard!!
I have loved the work of freedom because of what I have learned. I have wanted to document my love of America for a very long time. The research, the writing, and the re-writing have taught me so much about the history of our nation and about human nature. The reward of the work has always been the work itself. It has opened my understanding more to what the Founding Fathers had in mind for our country than I could have ever known. I feel that I have personally walked and talked with the men who founded our great nation. Because of this journey I hope to some day meet George Washington and let him know that I have tried to follow in the footsteps of the work he began. I hope he will say to me, “Well done, son of the republic!”