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Free Republic is the premier online gathering place for independent, grass-roots conservatism on the web. We're working to roll back decades of governmental largesse, to root out political fraud and corruption, and to champion causes which further conservatism in America. And we always have fun doing it. Hoo-yah!
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Conservative Political Action Conference:
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Free Republic has been rallying in support of our President and the war effort since shortly after the terrorist attack on America on September 11, 2001. Later, as the inevitable war against Iraq drew closer, more and more of the "useful idiots" of the left began crawling out of the woodwork organizing so-called "anti-war" protests. FReepers are working to ensure that these communist organized (See: INTERNATIONAL A.N.S.W.E.R.) demonstrations do not go unanswered. Patriotic Americans are countering these misguided terrorist supporting leftist groups wherever and whenever they show up. Join or form a Free Republic Chapter, grab your signs, unfurl the flag, and prepare to support your country!
- Operation Infinite FReep
- Support our Troops Rallies
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A Message from Home!
VetsCoR and Free Republic Network have teamed up to produce a 33 minute "Support our Troops" CD slideshow, containing over 500 photos from 90 Support our Troops rallies held during the month of March in 80 cities throughout the USA. The CD is free "With Love and Appreciation" to our active duty personnel and is available to all others for a nominal donation of $5.00 to help cover reproduction and postage costs. Click here
Tribute to the Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom!
Their ultimate sacrifice for others and in service of our country should not be forgotten. We will forever be in their debt and will lift prayers of comfort for their families and loved ones. Click here.
Military Relief Societies!
If you would like to contribute to Military Relief Societies that help families whose loved ones were injured or killed in battle, please contact one of the following:
- Army Emergency Relief
- Navy/Marine Relief Society
- Air Force Aid Society
- Coast Guard Mutual Assistance
FReepers Against Voter Fraud!
The whole point of this exercise is to get more conservative voters involved in changing the laws to close loopholes which make it easy to cheat, to promote the enforcement of existing election laws and to take part in the election process at the local level all with the goal of intercepting future fraud campaigns. In other words our goal is to STOP THE RATS FROM HIJACKING THE ELECTION PROCESS AND TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK! Click for more info
The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys For Tots Program was founded by Major Bill Hendricks-with the support of the Marine Corps Reserve Unit in Los Angeles in 1947! At that time, they collected 5,000 toys for needy children. It was so successful that in 1948 the Marine Corps adopted it and expanded it nationwide as the U.S. MARINE CORPS RESERVE TOYS FOR TOTS PROGRAM. The Toys For Tots program is the Marine Corps' premier community action program. Click here to learn how you can help in your area or to make a donation!
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