December 2011 | Volume 13 | Issue 4
We are supposed to be entering the season of giving. But instead we seem to be mired in a season of taking away. The current administration has taken away our economic dynamism, our preeminent position in the world, and our personal freedom—including the freedom not to buy tainted products like Obamacare. The President said that he intended to radically transform America. And he is doing it. The nation we were born into is starting to look like a foreign country...
The Freedom Center is a non-profit. We don’t campaign, and we can’t endorse candidates or tell anyone how to vote on legislation. But what we can do, and do better than any organization out there is sound the alarm and go to battle stations. We educate our citizens about the destructive polices that threaten our liberties and freedoms. We’re also unique in that we are willing and able to fight back against the Left’s advances in what often amounts to hand to hand combat. We’ve made it clear that the Left—whether it is in the White House or trying to occupy Wall Street – will succeed in its malicious plans only over our dead body.
We can only do this work because of the generous support we have received from individuals such as you. Your investment—which, in effect, passes us the ammunition to continue the fight—is not just for today, but for the future of America, for our children and grandchildren. Supporting us is an act of faith in our joint ability to help America become America again, a place governed by individuals who recognize that it is an exceptional nation, not by those who want to change it beyond recognition.
The Left has been on the march over the last three years. How bold it has grown, with support from the administration, can be seen in its current effort to occupy all our major cities and create “liberated zones” of crime, degeneracy and chaos. The only thing growing, besides the Left, is the federal government. The transfer of power from the people to a malicious bureaucracy—as seen in the power of the czars, Obamacare, the EPA, and the sadistic TSA gropers who will make our holiday travel a nightmare—is killing the American spirit.
A lot of organizations put out great policy papers. For that matter, we do too. Our pamphlets on subjects such as the Islamist jihad on our college campuses or on how the radical politics of Saul Alinsky have been adopted as a blueprint by the Obama administration have had a significant impact.
But as I’ve said before, the Freedom Center is not a think tank; it’s a battle tank. We don’t just have ideas; we use ideas to defend our country. And the degree to which we are succeeding can be seen in the fact that I have to take a security guard with me whenever I speak in front of a university audience. This is because the Freedom Center is the Left’s worst nightmare. Radicals would do anything up to and including acts of physical violence to silence us.
I can ask for your continued support because I know that you’ve gotten a good bang for your buck in the past. Think of what the Freedom Center has achieved over the last year:
- Freedom Center Fights to Stop the Obama Agenda We have distributed over 1.7 MILLION copies of Obama’s Rules for Revolution: The Alinsky Model. This pamphlet has helped educate millions of Americans, the media, public officials about how the guru of the Sixties Left (who formulated a blueprint for the process by which radicalism can methodically take power) has a fan and admirer in the White House.
- We have published other groundbreaking pamphlets about the hidden agenda of our President, including Obama and Islam and Obama and the War Against the Jews. We have also produced works that have had an impact in the university, including Stolen History, a work revealing the way in which Palestinians, enabled by leftwing Western anthropologists, archaeologists, and Biblical scholars have attempt to erase all evidence of an ancient Jewish presence in the Middle East, and Islamophobia, an analysis of the current effort to make any criticism of Islam and Islamists into a thought crime.
- Over the past year , we continued our fight against campus supporters of terrorist groups like Hamas, including the Muslim Students Association (an arm of the Muslim Brotherhood and a sister organization of Hamas) and Students for Justice in Palestine (a group of pro-Hamas, anti-Israel, and anti-American leftists), along with assorted other radical groups that are part of the “unholy alliance” between the hardcore Left and the advocates for Islamic extremism.
We have stepped up our defense of Israel, recognizing that this small, beleaguered country is the miner’s canary for democracy itself. When pro Palestinian groups put up anti Israel advertisements on buses in Seattle, we answered with advertisements supporting Israel and denouncing these groups’ bigotry. When campus radicals held “Israel Apartheid Weeks,” we worked with conservative students on a “Wall of Lies” campaign that exposed the hatred and distortion of the radicals’ position.
We have updated and expanded Discover the Networks, our encyclopedic data base on “the vast leftwing conspiracy” which is now a vital daily research tool for producers for Glenn Beck, Bill O’Reilly, members of Congress and many journalists.
We have beefed up FrontPage Magazine, our news website, with a team of new writers, including the likes of Raymond Ibrahim, Bruce Mark Tapson, Daniel Greenfield, and Ben Shapiro. National voices such as Bruce Thornton and Bruce Bawer are regular columnists who now write about the growing conflict in the Middle East, the threat to Israel and the march of the Left here at home.
Our legal arm, the Individual Rights Foundation has joined forces on behalf of Arizona and its immigration law SB 1070. We also will continue to fight on behalf of the Boy Scouts.
Over the next 12 months we will publish a series of pamphlets on the radical Leftist takeover of the nations Unions, the thuggish and communist ties of the Occupy Wall Street movement. My new book to be released next Spring deals with the massive “Left Wing Money Machine” and how philanthropy has become almost completely dominated by the Left. Our colleague at Jihad atch.org, Robert Spencer, has a series of pamphlets in the works as well as a new book on roots of Islam.
With your help, we will continue to make a difference in the coming year in the fight to bring academic reform and intellectual integrity to our universities; in our effort to educate students and the general populace about the dangers of radical Islam, and about the importance, at this critical juncture in our history, of restoring American values and supporting free speech and free institutions.
The Freedom Center’s uniqueness as an organization comes from its ability to comprehend the Left’s agenda and to confront it in the political and cultural arenas. We know that conservatives will never prevail in the culture war if they do not have an army in the field. We have willingly taken on the role of vanguard for that army.
Because of your loyal backing of our past battles, I ask you to help us by making a generous year end gift. Times are tough because of the Obama administration’s disastrous economic moves, but the next 12 months will be crucial for our country. We now stand at a crossroads where the battle for our future will be won or lost. That’s why I ask you to make an investment in the Center , an investment in victory.