This Is What We Are For, This Is What We Are Against

For almost 12 years now, LRC has been on the hate parade of the plutocrats, the neocons, the banksters, the fascists. Those who glorify war, redistribution, empire, corporatism, and the police state, who live off their depredations, chew the rug when they read this site.

Given the stunning power imbalance, why can't they just crush LRC? What Mises said really is true: ideas are more powerful than governments. Ideas are more powerful than smear artists and paid think tanks, shill media and hate-filled oil and financial barons. Our ideas can confound their knavish tricks, reveal their lies, show up their imperial nakedness.

As Rothbard shows, the State – as impregnable as it seems – depends on the consent of the governed. The parasites are few, the victims legion. If we withdraw our consent from the State, even the KGB collapses. See, for example, the anti-TSA revolution last fall, which LRC led. As long as we were saying No, the massed power of 50,000 blue shirts was foiled. We actually made them back down, and rope off many of their dangerous x-ray machines, and stop some of their feel-ups. Of course, the Transportation SA will start up again in 2011, but LRC will be there to give Janet Napolitano another hotfoot, if you make it possible.

In 2011, LRC has much work to do. After all, we helped give Ron Paul his internet presence, from the beginning of the site. When he decided to run for president, LRC announced it, and spread the Ron Paul news during the entire campaign. This year, whether Ron decides to run again, or to focus on ending the Fed, the business cycle, and fractional-reserve banksterism, through his subcommittee chairmanship, LRC will be at his side.

This site is a mighty ally. The millions of Americans dedicated to freedom and peace, prosperity and civil liberties, true history and real economics, are the LRC constituency. They are joined by a host of compadres the world over. LRC's influence is huge. Not only that, but we are constantly expanding our movement. Students, and people of all ages, are moving from neocon to libertarian to anarcho-capitalist. Others are awaking, for the first time, to what is being done to us. It's why even Soros and Koch, the anti-Ron Paul duo, worry so.

I want to make them really worry. Would you help us start off 2011 in top shape? We need to raise $67,000 to allow us to really buckle down for 2011.

Think of what we stand for: Ron Paul, Rothbard, Mises, Austrian economics, honest money, honest banking, private property, private money, liberty, and the Golden Rule in foreign policy. Think of what we stand against: endless wars, the police state, the TSA, the CIA, taxation, national socialism, fascism, Keynesianism, the State: a gang of thieves writ large. We have so much to fight for, and against, if you can help us be a shining beacon of freedom.

We have a proven teaching mission. Help us expand and strengthen it. Help us give heart to all the good people whose friends and associates do not understand, and help us educate those friends and associates too. Help us hit the opposition like a tsunami of truth. Help us make 2011 an historic year for all we believe in.

Our enemies fear us. Like the Orcs of Mordor, they revel in evil. They want nothing less than a totalitarian regime. They fight to possess the ring of power; we refuse to wear it. Throughout all of human history, there has been a battle between power and market. That battle continues. It will always continue. But for perhaps the first time, we have a worldwide gathering of teachers and fighters who will not be fooled, who will not be downhearted, who will not be turned back. Do you hear in the distance, the trumpet blast of our revolution of freedom and peace? Our ranks increase day by day, with the best men and women on earth. Onward!

Join us with your donation. Be with us in the great cause of our epoch.

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