“When you need help, ask for it…”
Even though my mother always taught me to reach out to people closest to me when I needed help – it’s still not easy to do, especially when it comes to money.
Today’s my birthday, and even though I’m exhausted from the 15+ hour days I’ve been working here at TAC lately, seeing my mother’s “happy birthday” text this morning (she said she’ll call later to sing too!) – reminded me of this really simple advice she used to give me.
Just ASK. People who love you will help.
So that’s what I’m doing right now. Once a year we do a major fundraising drive – and it’s do-or-die. We’ve got to raise the money to keep doing what we’re doing. That is, standing for the Constitution and your liberty.
In 2006, when I registered the tenthamendmentcenter.com domain name, my goal was simple: Change the minds of people by writing about the endless litany of constitutional violations from the federal government.
With less than $100 bucks, I thought to myself – even if I reach just a handful of people, my time and money will be worth it.
Here we are just a few years later, and the TAC has already accomplished far more than I ever imagined. Instead of a one-person blog, it has grown in a national movement, supported by team members and volunteers all over the country.
Doing this work is – for lack of a better phrase – an indescribable experience for me. I’ve given up the high-paying job, vacation, insurance, a car, cable tv, a cell phone – and virtually everything else associated with a comfortable modern, American lifestyle. But the rewards of standing for liberty are much greater than any material comfort I can imagine.
I’ve made amazing friends, built bonds that will last lifetimes, and will never turn my back on what I believe is the right path forward.
The hours are incredibly long – a 60 hour work week, every single week – would barely make a dent in my task list. But this something that I love with all my heart – and I intend to keep pushing on against all odds.
I’m lucky to have incredible people around me – people who volunteer an amazing amount of hours every week, take on leadership roles, and do the bulk of what needs to get done here.
I’m grateful for my family and my friends, for everyone who pitches in to help out – both with work and with money. And I’m grateful for you – reading to this point.
I hope you’ll consider putting your financial faith and backing into taking the Tenth Amendment Center to the next level.
Individual liberty is a team effort, and together we can win.
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