Why donate? Why is my goal $100,000 for goodness sakes! Or maybe your wondering why I’m asking for money at all?
First note The Liberty Coalition .org is NOT a non-profit organization despite the .org web address. I pay taxes on revenue – whether it is a “donation” or payment for products and/or services. Your “donation” is NOT tax deductible. If you own a business you can of course deduct the costs of any business-related products or services.
So why am I asking for money? Well, I don’t want to ask for a nickel, but I can only do so much on my own dime.
Please bear with me a moment to give you a peek into my life.
As of this writing – November 2019, I work full-time and commute 40 minutes each way. My workday is nine hours per day, Monday – Friday. This website was built in my “spare time”. I also have duties to my family as we maintain our house, raise chickens and goats . The goats are for milk. The chickens are for eggs. Both are for our personal use.
Financially we are debt-free. We own our house, our cars and pay off any credit card debt every month. The last time we were in debt was three years ago when we bought a “new” 2011 car for my commute to work. We paid that off within a year. My point here is we are financially responsible and always have been.
Starting in January 2020, I am going to transition to a four-day workweek so I can dedicate more time to promoting Liberty. This will mean an immediate 20% drop in income for us. Essentially I am “donating” 20% of my gross income for this project.
My wife is coming out of early retirement to help make ends meet. My daughter will donate some of her time to help reach the younger generation.
With all that, I’ll tell you straight out – we do not “need” $100,000 to get by. I wish. I arrived at this figure because I believe in setting high standards and high, but obtainable goals. Reaching this goal would not only mean I could promote liberty full-time but also cover anticipated expenses. What anticipated expenses? For one thing, given enough time and money, I’d like to attend more gun shows and other events to meet, greet other citizens and promote liberty. I’d like to be able to rent space and establish a “presence”.
So now you know the whys and the wherefores, there is one other thing you should know: I hope I never need reach that goal.
Like I said at the start, this is NOT a “non-profit” organization. My primary goal is to generate enough actual revenue to not need any donations. Should I accomplish this, my next thought is to establish a non-profit organization where I can help other patriot citizens in need. While I may still ask for donations for that cause, my plan is to donate a significant portion from earnings here.
That is the long and short of it. Thank you for sticking with me this long. Please consider helping me promote liberty by donating anything you can spare now.
P.S. For the life of me I cannot make that button shrink!