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Why I’m Sending a Donation to FFF

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I did it. I called Jacob Hornberger at The Future of Freedom Foundation (703 934-6101) and gave a donation. The key here for me is the “future” — future of freedom. At the rate America is going, I am wondering freedom for my children and grandchildren will exist.

I always tell this story about going to Chicago from St. Paul to see my girlfriend after coming home from the Vietnam War. Well, like every young man, the thoughts of a woman scattered my brain, and on the way to the airport, I realized that I had forgotten my wallet at home. The plane was leaving in another fifteen minutes.

Panic set in, until I realized that I had $400 in my pocket. I parked the car in the airport lot, went into the terminal, bought my ticket with cash, got on the plane, and everything worked out well.

Because I had the freedom to travel, the excitement of that weekend turned to love of that girlfriend, and today I have three fine children and three grandchildren.

Today, I would never have made it on to that plane, and who knows, my whole world might have changed because I would have had to miss that flight. I’ll never know, but I do know that I have already lost the freedom I had in this country just 30 some years ago.

Can the freedom we have lost be regained? I believe it can.

So, this Christmas I am giving my children and grandchildren the gift of my donation to The Future of Freedom Foundation. It is their future I am worried about, and the educational columns the FFF publishes daily and the conferences on freedom they organize, I believe, will help insure that my children and grandchildren will get to live in a free country.

Think about giving a gift to your loved ones by supporting The Future of Freedom Foundation. They might not understand your gift today, but they will appreciate it in the future.

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    James Glaser, a Marine Corps Vietnam War veteran and former commander of American Legion Post 499 and former commander of Veterans of Foreign War Post 3869, both posts in Northome, Minnesota, works to educate the American public on the consequences of war. He now resides in Tallahassee, Florida.