Skip to comments.Free Republic, the Home of the Eternal FReeper, Conservatism's Finest
Posted on 08/28/2016 1:01:34 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
FReepers are a special kind of people.
The first FReeper, was a man named Jim Robinson. Seeing things take place in our nation that he knew were wrong, he decided to develop an internet site where patriots could gather and network to effect change. In a short period of time there were literally thousands of people who had joined him. Many were joining him in Washington, D. C. to let our leaders know, we weren't happy. Today those people are known as FReepers and they do something no other site requests of it's members. They voluntarily pay to support the forum they recognize as the best meeting place on the internet, for Conservatism.
Here we discuss policy, the movement to destroy our Founding Principles, and voice support for sound principles and leadership.
Long ago Jim realized that when large entities support you, they want something in return. For that reason he declined offers by large entities to support the forum. He knew that what they offered could be withdrawn anytime he didn't bow to their wishes. We cannot surrender to the influence of large entities or individuals. Our kind never could and never will.
Some folks don't quite grasp these points. As they watch other sites and individuals trash our presidential candidate this time around, they wonder why. The fact is, many of them are beholden to the very sources of funding Jim said no to, or they have let personal loyalties skew their outlook.
That's where you come in. You are a FReeper. You value this forum so much so, that you will help fund the forum even though sometimes it hurts financially to do so. Folks, if it hurts, it's like the Widow's mite. Your donation means so much more when it's a struggle for you to send in that $5, $10, or more dollars, and you do it anyway. Do you realize how unique you are and thereby the forum is? There is no other place like it out there.
You are willing to put your money where your mouth is. That is impressive. The amount of money you help contribute is astounding when you consider you won't be kicked off the forum for not paying. That's right, others will pick up the slack. Why? Because thousands of people come here and recognize just how important Free Republic is.
It's a marvel what you do once a quarter. It's remarkable how dedicated you are to Conservatism, and it's advancement.
Folks, during our nation's founding, not everyone agreed with what was gonig on. There were some knock down drag out fights. I suspect some folks abandoned the effort in disgust, and hoped the Founders would ultimagely fail. In this, you stand with the Founders facing the same dynamics they did. We're a relatively small band of people in the overall scheme of things, who are dedicated to gettting this nation back on track and keeping it there. Look around out there. There aren't that many people left who publicly support our cause the way you do. You by your actions, your resolve, and dedication to Conservatism are the life blood of this nation. When the lights are off everywhere else, there's still a light shining in the Free Republic window 24/7/365. As long as there is a glimmer of FReedom out there, there always will be.
During the nominating process this last year, you saw for yourselves how mamy turncoats there were out there. You saw some of their disciples here. The GOPe and RNC's tenticals extend just about everywhere.
Some of our folks have been upset. They were in a huff because their favorite guy this year did the same thing he has done his whole life. He has failed to form a consensus or connect with people just about everywhere he has gone. From those who went to school with him to those that served with him in the U. S. Senate, people pretty much agree, that he isn't exatly a team player. That discussion has been had. We have a nominee that does love this nation. He wants to set things right on many issues, and he has publicly stated so over and over. Yes, he's for real. And so it is now, that we must fall in behind and support him. We need to consider the stakes, and join others to do the best we can for the nation. It is not an example of principle, to NOT take a stand against the campaign of Hillary Rhodam Clinton, or as we affectionately (as if) refer to her as "Pickles".
We are supporting Donald Trump here. Against the RNC, the GOPe, and the almost unifed media in this nation, we press ahead. We put squabbles behind us. We unify behind the people and organizations that matter. And now we are doing it once again.
Once more it is time to do what FReepers do. Those of us who value this fourm will pick up the slack. We will fund Freep Republic far into the future.
You..., as a current FReeper, I salute you for being a part of this effort.
Freepers are a special kind of people.
We will continue to support FReedom, truth, justice, and the American Way!
Bump, good job D1!
Count me in. I’m almost to my tenth anniversary here.
Please Contribute to this worthy cause.
Yep...I second that!
Nice and simply well said.
I have been “FReeping” since the Prodigy Bulletin Board “Whitewater” Forum was started.
WaPo didn’t like us reposting entire articles...one page at a time using copy/paste. No linky stuff back then!
We had great info sharing in those days. Terry Reed and “Compromised: Bush, Clinton and the CIA”. Learned all about Whitewater and Webb and the early years of the Clinton Crime Syndicate.
1998 was a seminal year for FR.
Thank God for Free Republic.
>>Freepers are a special kind of people.<<
For the cause...
I've been a FReeper for 17-years! It's impossible to say how much I appreciate Jim Robinson and his foresight in creating such a wonderful place for us to meet. We are all very, very fortunate.
I make it a point to donate the first of each month and hope others will do the same.... Cannot imagine not having freerepublic!!!
I give during every fund raiser. I hope others will, too.
FR has been my browser homepage for many, many years.
A while back I thought FR might be slowly becoming less important in the big scheme of Conservative websites on the Internet.
However, recently, the "outing" of many websites that I previously thought were legitimate and serious challenges to FR for Conservative clicks and eyeballs, has reaffirmed for me that FR is still the Bed Rock web site for Conservatives.
Over my many years as a FReeper, I have seen many folks come, go, come back again, go again, come back again, etc.
The various complaints over the years of posters saying why "FR is failing", "FR isn't Conservative", "FR is this this/FR isn't that", etc., were captured into my FR ButtHurt form (the ButtHurt form idea wasn't mine, but the application of it to FR was).
I join you in calling for all true FReepers to support FR, for it is truly an island (one of very, very few) of sanity, information, humor, and support for Conservatives in the ongoing Battle for America against the Progressives (Communists) and Sharia loving Islamists.
Good for you. It is interesting to know about things days before others. And what you know goes beyond what they say on the air too.
Thank Awgie. Take care.
Thank you Beethoven.
It’s great to have you and others to meet with here.
I haven’t SaraJohnson, so I’m not a paragon of virtue.
Around 1995 through 2005, I went through a very tough financial situation.
Folks in my area have no idea. I laugh about it at times as even my spouse had no clue.
Well said, this is where I get all my news as learn about politics. It would be hard to be without this site. I contribute and will contribute always.
You bet, but gotta say...there are some pretty smart folks up in here.
Thanks Col Freeper.
It is interesting the dynamics you speak of there. I agree with your take on it, all the observations that make me reflect on the ways I saw these things play out.
You pretty much nailed it.
I and other FReeper appreciate it.
For those of us on a budget
One can donate the 100/quarter by donating monthly 34. Or other similar divisions. I donate 30 monthly and usually find something to celebrate and add money on that occasion. EX Pence selection (sometimes a contribution as a memorial works too)
Bottom line the old pocket change donations or cup of Joe donations add up.
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