Holey Macaroley, you went and did it, you damn dirty bastards! You came through in spades and donated to our webathon/blegathon/begathon in record numbers with record speed so that we hit our initial goal of 500 new donors to Reason Foundation, the nonprofit that makes Reason mag, Reason.com, and Reason.tv possible.
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, thank you.
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Realize this: We are in the fight of our lives. After nearly a decade of horrible rule by a small-gov't Republican who spent money like a drunken sailor, we now have a president and Congress that is hell-bent on spending us all into bankruptcy and stupidity. Even paying for stuff in nonexistent Congressional districts, for god's sake.
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Our arguments are sound and they're convincing. Give us the resources and we'll carry that torch, that goddamned torch that is barely full with fire but will be blazing bright come Friday, through every stinking hellhole of a congressional district or what-have-you across America. We'll tell folks how they can move forward rather than fall behind. We're bringing the message of "Free Minds and Free Markets" and, you know what? In the 21st century, two decades after the collapse of communism and the top-down-knows-it-all-mentality, it's a pretty easy sell.
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