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Statement by the founder of Free Republic
Free Republic ^ | March 2004 | Jim Robinson

Posted on 02/20/2008 3:48:31 PM PST by Racehorse

Statement by the founder of Free Republic:

In our continuing fight for freedom, for America and our constitution and against totalitarianism, socialism, tyranny, terrorism, etc., Free Republic stands firmly on the side of right, i.e., the conservative side. Believing that the best defense is a strong offense, we (myself and those whom I'm trying to attract to FR) support the strategy of taking the fight to the enemy as opposed to allowing the enemy the luxury of conducting their attacks on us at home on their terms and on their schedule.

Therefore, we wholeheartedly support the Bush Doctrine of pre-emptive strikes on known terrorist states and organizations that are believed to present a clear threat to our freedom or national security. We support our military, our troops and our Commander-in-Chief and we oppose turning control of our government back over to the liberals and socialists who favor appeasement, weakness, and subserviency. We do not believe in surrendering to the terrorists as France, Germany, Russia and Spain have done and as Kerry, Kennedy, Clinton and the Democrats, et al, are proposing.

As a conservative site, Free Republic is pro-God, pro-life, pro-family, pro-Constitution, pro-Bill of Rights, pro-gun, pro-limited government, pro-private property rights, pro-limited taxes, pro-capitalism, pro-national defense, pro-freedom, and-pro America. We oppose all forms of liberalism, socialism, fascism, pacifism, totalitarianism, anarchism, government enforced atheism, abortionism, feminism, homosexualism, racism, wacko environmentalism, judicial activism, etc. We also oppose the United Nations or any other world government body that may attempt to impose its will or rule over our sovereign nation and sovereign people. We believe in defending our borders, our constitution and our national sovereignty.

Free Republic is private property. It is not a government project, nor is it funded by government or taxpayer money. We are not a publicly owned entity nor are we an IRS tax-free non-profit organization. We pay all applicable taxes on our income. We are not connected to or funded by any political party, news agency, or any other entity. We sell no merchandise, product or service, and we offer no subscriptions or paid memberships. We accept no paid advertising or promotions. We are funded solely by donations (non tax deductible gifts) from our readers and participants.

We aggressively defend our God-given and first amendment guaranteed rights to free speech, free press, free religion, and freedom of association, as well as our constitutional right to control the use and content of our own personal private property. Despite the wailing of the liberal trolls and other doom & gloom naysayers, we feel no compelling need to allow them a platform to promote their repugnant and obnoxious propaganda from our forum. Free Republic is not a liberal debating society. We are conservative activists dedicated to defending our rights, defending our constitution, defending our republic and defending our traditional American way of life.

Our God-given liberty and freedoms are not negotiable.

May God bless and protect our men and women in uniform fighting for our freedom and may God continue to bless America.

Jim Robinson


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1 posted on 02/20/2008 3:48:32 PM PST by Racehorse
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To: Racehorse

And still true today!


2 posted on 02/20/2008 3:49:31 PM PST by dynachrome (Immigration without assimilation means the death of this nation~Captainpaintball)
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To: Racehorse

Why are you reposting this now? Did I miss a kerfuffle?


3 posted on 02/20/2008 3:50:54 PM PST by elizabetty (Mike Huckabee for President of the Confederate States of America -- Bad for the UNION)
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To: Racehorse

‘nuff said.


4 posted on 02/20/2008 3:51:07 PM PST by plain talk
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To: Racehorse

Hear! Hear!


5 posted on 02/20/2008 3:51:09 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: dynachrome

Here here !!!


6 posted on 02/20/2008 3:52:33 PM PST by Georgia
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To: Racehorse

Amen! Now as much as ever!


7 posted on 02/20/2008 3:52:42 PM PST by southernerwithanattitude ({new and improved redneck})
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To: Racehorse
I always respect Jim Robinson. I usually agree with him. On this statement I agree whole-heartedly with every word he wrote. Few political entities (seems like FR can be described that way) have the good fortune to be led by a man with as much skill, courage, and commitment as FreeRepublic.

John Armor / Congressman Billybob

8 posted on 02/20/2008 3:53:02 PM PST by Congressman Billybob (www.ArmorforCongress.com)
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To: Jim Robinson; Racehorse

9 posted on 02/20/2008 3:53:08 PM PST by Momaw Nadon ("...with the ultimate goal of ending tyranny in our world.")
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To: southernerwithanattitude

time for dance now?


10 posted on 02/20/2008 3:53:45 PM PST by colonialhk (Harry and Nancy are our best moron allies)
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To: Racehorse

ibtz


11 posted on 02/20/2008 3:54:41 PM PST by don-o (My son, Ben, reports to Parris Island on June 30.)
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To: Racehorse

I’m with ya.


12 posted on 02/20/2008 3:56:18 PM PST by WorkerbeeCitizen (I love big brother)
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To: Racehorse

Jim Robinson for President!


13 posted on 02/20/2008 3:56:25 PM PST by RedCell (Honor thy Father (9/6/07) - Semper Fi)
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To: Czar; processing please hold; ovrtaxt; fieldmarshaldj; joanie-f
....We are not connected to or funded by any political party...

...

We aggressively defend our God-given and first amendment guaranteed rights to free speech, free press, free religion, and freedom of association, as well as our constitutional right to control the use and content of our own personal private property....We are conservative activists dedicated to defending our rights, defending our constitution, defending our republic and defending our traditional American way of life.

BTTT!!!

14 posted on 02/20/2008 3:56:30 PM PST by nicmarlo (A vote for McRino is a false mandate for McShamnesty)
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To: nicmarlo

7+7=14


15 posted on 02/20/2008 3:57:33 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name

haaaaaaaa

Yes, indeed.....that number “7” seems to be following me around. : )


16 posted on 02/20/2008 3:58:19 PM PST by nicmarlo (A vote for McRino is a false mandate for McShamnesty)
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To: Racehorse

What he said!!


17 posted on 02/20/2008 3:58:40 PM PST by Pablo64 (What is popular is not always right. What is right is not always popular.)
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To: Racehorse

Amen Jim!


18 posted on 02/20/2008 3:59:00 PM PST by SALChamps03
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To: Racehorse
That is why we are here...but the boss says this:

“...we wholeheartedly support the Bush Doctrine of pre-emptive strikes on known terrorist states and organizations...”

Why then is the Bush doctrine so lopsidedly wrong on its recognition of Kosovo—a known terror state - and so bamboozled when it comes to border defense?

19 posted on 02/20/2008 3:59:45 PM PST by eleni121 (+ En Touto Nika! By this sign conquer! + Constantine the Great)
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To: Racehorse; Jim Robinson

Well spoken. Our freedoms are not negotiable and this forum has helped to make that truth plainly visible for those who would propose otherwise.


20 posted on 02/20/2008 4:00:53 PM PST by andy58-in-nh (Kill the terrorists, secure the borders, and give me back my freedom.)
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To: Momaw Nadon

Hey! Who’s the guy in the silk robe and women’s slippers? How did he get in here?


21 posted on 02/20/2008 4:01:11 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (When you choose the lesser of two evils, you still have evil.)
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To: Racehorse

Yes Sir!


22 posted on 02/20/2008 4:01:30 PM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat lead.)
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To: Racehorse

Nice to receive a reminder of just what draws me to Free Republic in the first place.


23 posted on 02/20/2008 4:03:06 PM PST by So Circumstanced
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To: Racehorse

“We are conservative activists...”

SO glad I am a part of this group!


24 posted on 02/20/2008 4:04:33 PM PST by ConfidentConservative
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To: Racehorse

” We oppose all forms of liberalism, socialism,...”

Does that mean Free Republic opposes John McCain?


25 posted on 02/20/2008 4:05:01 PM PST by e-male
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To: Racehorse

And I can only add thank God for Jim Robinson and his vision to have this place online to gather together and join with others that feel the same way as Jim Robinson feels and believes. I thank God every day for this place.


26 posted on 02/20/2008 4:05:07 PM PST by Brandie (Card carrying Dittohead and proud of our Warrior Troops ROCK! American Warrior Dream Girl.)
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To: Racehorse

HOOOYAH!


27 posted on 02/20/2008 4:06:55 PM PST by NaughtiusMaximus (Refusing to calm down since the Waco massacre.)
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To: nicmarlo

Like ‘goodness and mercy’ follows you!


28 posted on 02/20/2008 4:07:18 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name

In spite of me, lol. Praise God for that. : )


29 posted on 02/20/2008 4:10:03 PM PST by nicmarlo (A vote for McRino is a false mandate for McShamnesty)
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To: Brandie

From a lurking sometimes posting foreign resident. My tip of the hat, and a pleasant day to you. I know other people in countries other than the USA that follow your quips.


30 posted on 02/20/2008 4:10:21 PM PST by rovenstinez
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To: Racehorse
Most Righteous, sir!

FreeRepublic:

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All the rest:

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Had to find a reason to post that last gif - lol!

31 posted on 02/20/2008 4:10:23 PM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: southernerwithanattitude

Well said. Well composed.


32 posted on 02/20/2008 4:11:23 PM PST by brivette
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To: Racehorse
We sell no merchandise, product or service,

Just curious...

Does FR collect a licensing fee for the use of its logo/name, or receive a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the FReeper Stuff advertised on the FR Home Page?

Again, just curious based on the statement in italics above.

33 posted on 02/20/2008 4:11:26 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Bureaucracy is a parasite that preys on Free Thought and suffocates Free Spirit.)
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To: Racehorse

What did Michelle Barrack have to say about this statement?


34 posted on 02/20/2008 4:15:16 PM PST by vetvetdoug (Just when one thinks life is strange, it gets stranger.)
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To: Racehorse

Thank you for giving us a forum so that we may exercise our God given rights as American CITIZENS!


35 posted on 02/20/2008 4:17:15 PM PST by ronnie raygun (Id rather be hunting with dick than driving with ted)
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To: RedCell
Jim Robinson for President!

Hey, not a bad idea!

36 posted on 02/20/2008 4:17:24 PM PST by mtbopfuyn (The fence is "absolutely not the answer" - Gov. Rick Perry (R, TX))
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To: Racehorse
Despite the wailing of the liberal trolls and other doom & gloom naysayers, we feel no compelling need to allow them a platform to promote their repugnant and obnoxious propaganda from our forum.

Excellent reference for the next time some potty-mouthed lieberal troll gets their account suspended.

(Sometimes they get me so wound up, I've had to have a post removed too!)

37 posted on 02/20/2008 4:18:34 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: Racehorse
Oooh yeah!!

What he said.

Becki

38 posted on 02/20/2008 4:18:44 PM PST by Becki (I pray daily for President Bush.)
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To: Racehorse

Sounds right to me.


39 posted on 02/20/2008 4:18:47 PM PST by Poser (Willing to fight for oil)
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To: Racehorse

Bravo Zulu!

S/F


40 posted on 02/20/2008 4:21:28 PM PST by Frank Sheed (Fr. V. R. Capodanno, Lt, USN, Catholic Chaplain. 3rd/5th, 1st Marine Div., FMF. MOH, posthumously.)
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To: Racehorse

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.


41 posted on 02/20/2008 4:22:41 PM PST by mad puppy (Never have I felt so politically radical and I swear I didn't move an inch.)
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To: RedCell; Jim Robinson
"Jim Robinson for President!"

We would be fortunate to have such a candidate, but the first time he called someone in the opposition an asswipe, the talking heads would explode! < /bug zapper thread reference >

42 posted on 02/20/2008 4:22:58 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't do anything you wouldn't want to explain to the paramedics!)
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To: mtbopfuyn; Jim Robinson

Dear Jim,

Please consider running for President of the United States in 2012.

Sincerely,

LiveFreeOrDie2001


43 posted on 02/20/2008 4:23:02 PM PST by LiveFreeOrDie2001
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To: RedCell

Howdy, fellow Texan. Just now clicked on your name and prowled around the linked site. Most interesting especially the thread about the Twin Sisters. Great gramps Bostick manned the cannon at the Battle of Bexar.


44 posted on 02/20/2008 4:24:16 PM PST by mtbopfuyn (The fence is "absolutely not the answer" - Gov. Rick Perry (R, TX))
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To: RedCell

Just a little off topic and a funny tidbit...

Fred Thompson played the role of “Jim Robinson” in the HBO Movie “Barbarians at the Gate” (Jim Robinson was the head of American Express at the time of the RJR Nabisco LBO).


45 posted on 02/20/2008 4:28:33 PM PST by Right Cal Gal (Abraham Lincoln would have let Berkeley leave the Union without a fight)
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To: Racehorse

Right on! Right on!


46 posted on 02/20/2008 4:30:26 PM PST by Rembrandt (We would have won Viet Nam w/o Dim interference.)
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To: Racehorse

GRRREAT post! Bump for a GRRREAT American! Thanks Jim.


47 posted on 02/20/2008 4:31:34 PM PST by PGalt
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To: don-o

I thought it was a great opus!


48 posted on 02/20/2008 4:32:44 PM PST by Defiant (The new GOP: A slightly slower road to socialist authoritarianism. Hoorah!)
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To: nicmarlo
"We aggressively defend our God-given and first amendment guaranteed rights to free speech, free press, free religion, and freedom of association, as well as our constitutional right to control the use and content of our own personal private property....We are conservative GOP activists dedicated to defending our rights, defending our constitution, defending our republic and defending our traditional American way of life."

Well, thats the way a lot of folks around here think, act and behave.

49 posted on 02/20/2008 4:35:31 PM PST by Rb ver. 2.0 (Global warming is the new Marxism.)
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To: Racehorse; Jim Robinson
Rock on!

...Jim, thanks once again for Free Republic.

Cheers!

50 posted on 02/20/2008 4:36:00 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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