A few days ago, I announced the schedule for the first leg of our Live Free campus tour. The response so far is amazing! Hundreds of young people and liberty activists are already signing up to attend. If you missed it, here is the schedule.
Also, in case you missed it, we will be hosting informal gatherings at each stop to give us all a chance to catch up, share ideas and talk about what we’re doing with the Our America Initiative. Details for each of these gatherings can be found here. If you live nearby -- or even if you don’t -- please join us!
The response we are seeing so far to these upcoming events confirms something I have believed for a while now: I am convinced that liberty is reaching a tipping point in America. The positive reaction to the filibuster of the CIA Director’s confirmation over drone policy, the emergence from the shadows of so-called conservatives in support of marriage equality, and even the Washington Post’s scoffing at Obama’s handling of the miniscule sequester spending “cuts”... All of these are signs that the fundamental ideas of smaller government, greater individual liberty and social acceptance can no longer be pushed aside by the big government establishment.
This will either be a brief moment in history, or the beginning of a real return to the principles of liberty. Which of those it is frankly depends on us. The Our America Initiative was created precisely to foster the kinds of debates that are beginning to occur -- after decades of false policy “debates” among politicians who are really just slightly different versions of a statist, big government status quo.
Indeed, I see a real opportunity, a real tipping point. But opportunities are meaningless if we don’t seize them. The liberty movement must come together, adopt smart strategies, and take our ideas to the millions of Americans who, perhaps more than ever, are ready to hear them.
To that end, April 11 - 12, Our America is hosting a Liberty Strategy Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. Experts and panelists from both inside and outside the liberty movement will join us to lead discussions about strategy, messaging and organizing. And we’ll have plenty of time to exchange ideas, make plans and identify ways to have an ever greater impact on both politics and policy.
I invite you to join us in Salt Lake for what I am confident will be an extremely productive gathering of leaders and activists from across the country. Go to www.facebook.com/event for the conference schedule and details -- and to register.
We have much to do in the months ahead. Our Live Free campus tour, the Strategy Conference, and a range of other activities are all geared to build momentum for the ideas we share -- the ideas that will set America free from stifling big government. Your support is critical. I can’t do this alone. If you can’t join us on the Tour or at the Strategy Conference next month, you can can still be involved by simply going to Our America Initiative and making a contribution to Our America that will help make ALL of these efforts successful. We can’t do it without your help!
We are in exciting times. Your support is essential -- and greatly appreciated. And I hope to see you soon!
Governor Gary Johnson
Our America Initiative
P.S. Don’t forget to check the schedule for the first phase of our Live Free Tour, which kicks off April 1 in Ohio. Join us if you can!