Dear Friend of FFF:
I have never been more excited about a conference in my life. Next June 14, 2007, The Future of Freedom Foundation is holding one of the most important conferences in the history of the libertarian movement, Restoring the Republic: Foreign Policy and Civil Liberties. For 3 1/2 days, Friday morning through Monday noon, we will be addressing the two most burning issues of our time foreign policy and civil liberties. This landmark conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Reston in Reston, Virginia. Reston is one of the nicest areas of northern Virginia and, in fact, was recently named one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live by Money magazine.
With the ever-growing debacle in Iraq, there has never been a better time to come together to share ideas on restoring the limited-government, constitutional republic envisioned by our Founding Fathers. It is to that end that we are hosting this exciting and important conference. When you review our list of 22 speakers libertarians, liberals, and conservatives you will see that this is going to be one fantastic intellectual experience you are not going to want to miss.
Domestic policy and foreign policy
Long-time supporters of FFF know that since our inception most of our focus has been on domestic issues. Never compromising moral principles, we seek to raise peoples vision to a higher level toward repealing, not reforming, socialistic welfare-state programs and ending such destructive interventionist programs as the drug war. We maintain that it is the free society, not the controlled society, that nurtures the important moral and ethical values most of us hold dear.
Since our first year we have also consistently maintained that achieving limited government domestically is not sufficient to guarantee a free society because unlimited government in foreign affairs inevitably produces the conditions that result in severe infringements on freedom back home, including out-of-control federal spending, inflation, assaults on financial privacy and civil liberties, and, ultimately, gun control. That is why, since 1990, we have never ceased calling for a reevaluation and redirection of U.S. foreign policy.
Our program activity
This past year, we have done our best to put the generous financial support that we have received from our donors to good use toward the dissemination of sound ideas on individual liberty, free markets, and limited government. As part of our media-outreach campaign, we have spread our ideas in newspapers and on the airwaves all across the land. In the past 12 months, more than 500 FFF op-eds have been published in newspapers across the country and we have made 109 local and national radio appearances.
A primary vehicle for the dissemination of our ideas is our monthly journal, Freedom Daily, which we send out by paid subscription in both print and email versions. Its aim is to cause people to reflect more deeply on the fundamental principles of liberty and constitutional government.
Our FFF Email Update, which is sent out by email and posted on our website, is the primary means by which we share our ideas and philosophy of liberty on the Internet. Constantly striving to make it the finest libertarian op-ed page on the Internet, we are at work at 6 oclock every morning, five days a week, scouring the Internet for libertarian articles and editorial humor on online newspapers and websites and then sharing the best of them with our subscribers and website visitors.
Much of our focus at FFF is on the principles underlying the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. Truth and moral principles are immutable. The reason that our nation finds itself in such great difficulty, in both domestic and foreign affairs, is that the U.S. government has gotten off the track envisioned by our forefathers. The sooner we get it back on track, the sooner we will restore the freedom which we all seek for ourselves, our family, and our society. The way we do that is by returning to and reflecting upon first principles, especially those in the founding documents of our nation.
It is to this end the restoration of a free society that The Future of Freedom Foundation is dedicated. We want to do more to advance the principles of a free society. We want to reach more people with our ideas on liberty. That, of course, depends on the support we receive from our financial contributors. Our efforts to advance liberty in 2007 depend largely on the support you send us now. I hope our work, our ideas, our philosophy, our consistent application of moral principles, and our unceasing devotion to liberty have earned us your trust and your financial support.
Yours for freedom,
Jacob G. Hornberger
P.S. You can send your tax-deductible donation to FFF by regular mail, through our secure website at www.fff.org/support/index.asp, or by calling our office at 703-934-6101.
P.P.S. We need sponsors for our conference! A $5,000 Silver Sponsorship includes registration, meals, priority seating, and a postdinner cocktail hour every evening with speakers. A $10,000 Gold Sponsorship includes a Silver Sponsorship plus a private sit-down breakfast every morning with speakers and conference DVDs. Our conference speakers will be: Andrew Napolitano (Fox News legal commentator); Joseph Margulies (chief counsel in Rasul v. Bush); Robert Scheer (San Francisco Chronicle columnist); Daniel Ellsberg (Pentagon Papers); Joanne Mariner (Human Rights Watch attorney); Ted Galen Carpenter (Cato Institute); Lew Rockwell (Ludwig von Mises Institute); Robert Higgs, Ivan Eland, and Anthony Gregory (Independent Institute); Richard Ebeling (Foundation for Economic Education and former vice president of FFF); Thomas DiLorenzo (Loyola University); Karen Kwiatkowski (former Pentagon officer); Ralph Raico (State University of New York); Joseph Stromberg (historian); Justin Raimondo (antiwar.com); Laurence Vance (author); and long-time FFF contributors Sheldon Richman (The Freeman), James Bovard, Scott McPherson, Bart Frazier, and Jacob Hornberger. Conference details, including registration, will be regularly updated at: www.fff.org/whatsNew/conference.htm.