It’s time to stand up for liberty.
In 1792, the animating spirit of each Kentuckian was that of personal independence and open liberty. Where is that spirit today? Oppressive bureaucrats increasingly threaten this spirit of self-reliance with more and more burdensome taxes, fees, regulations, promised bailouts, czars and take-overs. We’re promised safety and security, fair pricing and equal service. But free people are not equal and equal people are not free.
Since 2003, the Bluegrass Institute is the only organization in Kentucky championing policies that limit the scope of government through real transparency and accountability. Maybe you’ve heard Jim Waters on the radio, read his commentaries or heard him speak at one of Kentucky’s many tea parties. Perhaps you’ve attended one of our events like the viewing of The Call of the Entrepreneur at the Kentucky Theater in Lexington or maybe you receive our email updates and blog posts. Maybe you’ve contributed an article to FreedomKentucky.org or looked up your school district’s check register. Maybe you’ve monitored your legislator’s votes on KentuckyVotes.org. Now we are asking you to take an extra step and become a partner with us in the battle to secure our liberty and empower Kentuckians to take back their freedoms with the same tools our pioneer ancestor used— information, tenacity and resourcefulness.
In 1792 it was a step through the Cumberland Gap toward freedom and today it is a step toward liberty. Take that step by contributing $17.92 at Kentucky1792.org or give $17.92 per month for one year and help the Bluegrass Institute reach our goal of 1792 new partners devoted to strengthening liberty in Kentucky! Or, if you are able, give a gift of $179.20 or $1792. In return we ask you to become involve by committing to one monthly action request so when someone asks, “What else can I do?” You can tell them what you’ve done.
• Call a radio program.
• Host a coffee & capitalism meeting at your favorite diner or coffee house. We’ll bring the coffee mugs!
• Bring a guest to hear a BIPPS speaker.
• Contribute an article to FreedomKentucky.org.
• Read a book like “The Road to Serfdom”.
• Submit an op-ed to your local newspaper on how a policy will restrict your liberty.
• Recruit other 1792 Pioneers via your social networking contacts on Twitter and Facebook.
• Write and educate your legislators or their staff on policy issues that limit your liberty.
Our goal is to reach 1792 donors who will contribute $17.92. What better way to commemorate the legacy of Kentuckians and the rugged individual spirit that is our inheritance today? Saddle up and lets get moving!