Things just got real on Day Two of Reason's annual webathon, during which we humbly grovel for your shekels and fiat currencies and Bitcoin to help us shower the world with ever-more awesome libertarian journalism, commentary, and generalized wonderfulness. As beloved commenters BakedPenguin and Warty noted earlier today, some donor just dropped a $50,000 KABOOM into the kitty, propelling us more than three-quarters of the way toward our week-long goal of compiling $100,000 in libertarian-journalism seed money.
So, naturally, we're raising the bar to $150,000.
The gift, from a Friend o' Reason who wishes to remain anonymous, is a direct challenge to raise the stakes on what Nick Gillespie has boldly proclaimed as our new Libertarian Era. The time is now—just head over to Gallup.com to see a constant stream of libertarian-friendly indicators: "Americans' Satisfaction With U.S. Gov't Drops to New Low," "Congressional Approval Sinks to Record Low," "Perceived Need for 3rd Party Reaches New High," "Majority in U.S. Say Health Care Not Gov't Responsibility," "For First Time, Americans Favor Legalizing Marijuana," "Death Penalty Support Lowest in More Than 40 Years," and so on. There's a whole swath of public opinion and government policy (and hopefully lack thereof) up for grabs like never before, so let's accept this challenge to storm that breach, mix that metaphor, and nevermind those bollocks!