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Creating A Freedom Community

Raise your right hand and repeat after me, “I swear (or affirm) that I will support the liberty of my fellow citizens to pursue godliness, self-reliance, and self-determination and that I will stand up for the rights, persons, and property of my fellow citizens against all threats of every kind by all legitimate and reasonable means- SO HELP ME GOD.”

Could you make such a commitment?

Do you know people you work with or who live right near you who would make such a commitment and actually keep it?

Imagine if most of the voters in your town or county took such a pledge and also agreed to ONLY support politicians who also take such a pledge and abide by it.

Imagine if most of your local officials, judges, and police or sheriff’s deputies ALSO took this pledge and abided by it.

You see, if you want your community to be a freedom community, this type of pledge, getting people to make the pledge and keep it, will help you to transform your community from a community that is not a sanctuary or safe-haven for freedom into a freedom community.

How can you make this happen?

The key ingredients for a freedom community include: a local freedom press that acts as a Watchdog, Advocate, and Resource; small groups of people who agree to mutually support one another’s liberty and security; and a town meeting based on getting citizens to take the freedom pledge and compelling the local politicians to do the same.

One of these things, the creation of a local Freedom Press, builds the others. Through a local Freedom Press you can gather like-minded people and encourage them to form neighborhood teams that form on the basis of a mutual pledge and for the purpose of getting their neighbors to do the same thing.

Creating a Freedom Press is very simple these days, just spend a few dollars on a domain name and hosting, use blogging software, and use fliers to let your neighbors now what you doing.

What do you write about?

The key things are being a Watchdog, and Advocate, and a Resource and covering mundane news, including school news and events, local community events, local official meetings, and the police blotter. If you create a good information network with local officials and news sources, you’ll never lack for news and information.

Word of mouth is your best asset. People need to know that you are providing such news as the school lunch menu or announcements about new road construction. They need to know that you are a fair and accurate Watchdog, Advocate, and Resource.

Once people see that you are doing these things, they will listen carefully to your ideas on getting people to take the freedom pledge, to form neighborhood freedom teams, and to create a freedom town meeting to ensure that elected officials abide by the freedom pledge!

If you are a blogger or a writer and if you can take and abide by such a pledge, why not drop us a line, tell us about yourself, and let’s see if we can help you launch your own local freedom press.

Just email flag@freedomist.com.

Even if you don’t email us, we encourage you to consider such an approach. We have seen this happen in numerous communities, in fact one of our clients used our training and is now working with a team of people managing 29 local newspapers, with an online and printed component.

Don’t believe the lie that you can’t make a difference. YOU CAN, and it isn’t even as hard as you might think it is!