The Spirit of Freedom Foundation was founded on January 15, 2001 because poor voter turn-out, uninformed voting and ignorance of the basics of American History did not bode well for America. We felt a need to help re-kindle the spirit of national patriotism passed on to us from our forefathers because it is apparent that freedom is being taken for granted by most Americans.
When freedom was attacked on September 11, 2001, America was energized to fight threats to personal freedom. Patriotism bubbled to the surface that day, but has since cooled ... again. This made us more dedicated to advocating for civic responsibility.
The Spirit of Freedom Foundation is therefore dedicated to preserving the rights and freedoms found in the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. America's citizens must get back to their core values. This means we need to re-dedicate ourselves to the study of American and World History.
Because the common thread of unrest is the despair felt when people have abandoned hope of comfort or success, we also believe the proven American Free Enterprise Economic System is the operating model that can eliminate poverty throughout the world.
Definition of Core values: The enduring beliefs which an institution—and the people who inhabit it — hold in common and endeavor to put into action.
We believe life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is rooted in the individual citizen as the primary building block in a free and prosperous society. For over two centuries, America has proven that economic well-being and wealth creation flourishes with individual freedom.
We believe that every citizen should understand his or her heritage and how to participate in managing the affairs of their country. Good citizenship and civic responsibility is the way to protect rights and liberties.
We believe the responsibilities of citizenship must be restored to new life and vigor.
We believe that freedom is best enjoyed when we respect the rights of others and all other living things.
We believe in extending the American political and economic system to fight the problem of world-wide poverty and civil unrest. The common thread of unrest in the world is the despair felt when people have abandoned hope of comfort or success.
We further advocate and believe in causes that improve the human living condition. These words from the Declaration of Independence is our mantra: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
Our core values are best expressed by the Philosophy of Individualism: Individualism regards man—every man—as an independent, sovereign entity who possesses an inalienable right to his own life, a right derived from his nature as a rational being. Individualism holds that a civilized society, or any form of association, cooperation or peaceful coexistence among men, can be achieved only on the basis of the recognition of individual rights—and that a group, as such, has no rights other than the individual rights of its members.
Our mission is to advocate for any issue that will improve freedom in the United States both socially and economically and to extend the blessings of Individual Rights and Freedoms and The Free Enterprise System -- worldwide.
Over time, we searched our hearts and minds in an attempt to find a more directed Mission. Several circumstances led us to focus on the lives of veterans. We find hopelessness and homelessness amongst those retired, disabled and otherwise damaged men and women who in many instances left their homeland to fight for the freedom of others only to return mentally and physically scarred.
With that in mind, our new Mission adds to our founding Mission. We are now focus on specific goals that will alleviate and hopefully eliminate the disgraceful treatment of homeless veterans.
Individual comfort and success is best achieved through individual freedom.
Elimination of poverty and homelessness among those who honorably served our country is the right and proper thing to do.
Initially, we are in the process of connecting the dots involving real estate, education and jobs.
We own a property with apartments which we are making available to veterans. We are seeking more donated properties which are already liveable or which can be rehabbed for use by veterans.
For those veterans capable of running a home-based business, we will provide at home training, counseling and mentorship.
In support of our Foundation Mission, we will work to apply for the many available grants as well as crowd funding.
We would like to re-establish a national Motor Coach tour to promote our Mission and Vision. Our plan is to visit major events throughout the country such as athletic events, fairs, schools, parades and all places where people gather.
Success in this day and age means advertising. According to studies, a traveling Motor Coach will provide some 750,000 advertising 'impressions' per month. Its visibility at events throughout the country will serve the cause well ... and a motor coach is extremely inexpensive relative to the alternatives!
In this way, we expect to raise operating funds, enlist volunteers and sponsors and encounter those who are willing to donate homes for the homeless.
The SPIRIT OF FREEDOM FOUNDATION is a private operating foundation dedicated to Human Values and History Education.
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Founder, Executive Director, Webmaster, Wizard and Seer