The Free Market Monument Foundation

"There is no such thing as a free lunch."

-- an editorial in The Long Beach Independent, October 1943

America may not always stand as a monument to the strength of the Principles of the Free Market. We must build a Free Market Monument to remind all people of all times and places that these principles are critical to strong economic foundations.

Our founding fathers pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor to make America free. The odds were against them but they were successful and created the greatest and most productive nation in all the history of this world, and perhaps the greatest nation that will ever be. We can redirect America’s course back to free market principles, in upcoming local and national elections, and we should try, but once again the odds are against us. How long will it take before history makes clear the magnitude of the errors our country is making today? The Principles of the Free Market must not be dismissed or forgotten whenever our political leaders find them inconvenient!

The Principles of the Free Market must be carved in stone and mounted on a hilltop for all to see so that they can never be forgotten.

This will be the free market monument:

An obelisk, carved in granite to last for thousands of years, dedicated to all those who taught us the virtues of free market principles throughout history and inscribed with the free market principles mankind has developed, some through our difficult experiences.

The principles that make free markets the most efficient and the most productive possible economies, elevating the standards of living of all who live under the free market system, are under attack. You know the virtues of free markets, but will history recognize the importance of free market principles? Our political leaders have already made the absurd claim to be saving “the free market system” by abandoning free market principles. What history calls “the free market system” may in no way resemble our understanding of the free market if it does not include free market principles.

It’s time for us to write our own history by building the Free Market Monument.

Please donate to the Free Market Monument Foundation, a non-profit educational institution dedicated to the principles of the free market first by building a monument to free market principles and then by reaching out to all political parties and nations to advocate a prompt return to free market principles. By building a monument to free market principles we are elevating and dignifying those principles, reinforcing our dedication to the rule of law over the rule of men. Free market principles may be falling out of favor with our political leaders, but these principles will never be gone completely as long as we remember and respect them.

The Free Market Monument will serve as a reminder to our generation of the principles that strengthened our great nation.

The Free Market Monument will serve as a guide post to future generations on how they can experience the prosperity we have known.

The Free Market Monument will make clear that not everyone in our generation approved when our leaders decided to abandon free market principles.

The Monument

Invictus (Latin for "Unconquered") by William Ernest Henley

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.