History of Freedom Force
Freedom Force International came into existence at a meeting on December 12, 2002, in the Dominican Republic where G. Edward Griffin was a speaker at an off-shore investment conference. After the conference, he invited anyone who was interested to attend a private presentation of what he thought would be needed to regain control of our lives and our freedom.
About thirty people attended and, afterward, almost everyone enrolled on the spot, including citizens from three countries. Freedom Force International was born.
Although we suddenly had dues-paying members, we were far from being an organization. We had no staff, no facilities, no operational procedures, no bylaws, no accounting system, no means of communicating with members, no web site, no checking account, no code of conduct, no money (except about $200 in donations), and not the foggiest idea of how to proceed.
The next two years were spent primarily getting all of those things in order. We weren’t ready for expansion until 2005 when our web site finally began to take shape. This gave us global outreach and made it possible for people of like mind anywhere in the world to find us simply by surfing the Internet.
Slowly but surely, our membership began to climb; and we added increasing numbers of flags representing countries where members resided. We believe strongly that a successful movement for liberty in today’s world must be international in scope, and it was gratifying to see that aspect of our strategy become a reality right from the beginning.
The First Congress of Freedom Force was held on December 13 and 14, 2014, in Paso Robles, California with thirty-five Deleagtes attending from from three countries. A superbly talented Delegate from Canada (Edward Goodliffe) was elected as Speaker of the Congress, the Leadership Council was formed, officers were elected, working committees were formed, and initial steps were taken to formalize a curriculum for The Freedom Academy.
From the beginning until now, Freedom Force has operated within a previously inactive C-corporation, wholly owned by Mr. Griffin, called Omega Pacific Inc. The intent was to restructure as a non-profit foundation as soon as there was sufficient membership and revenue to justify the expense. In the meantime, most operating expenses have been covered by Mr. Griffin who, not only has financially sustained the organization since 2002, but has drawn neither salary nor dividends during its development.
At the December, 2016, board meeting of Omega Pacific dba Freedom Force International, it was decided that 2017 would be the year in which to invest in the creation of a foundation, and that it would not seek tax-exempt status from any government. The reasons for that are that tax-exemption is contrary to The Creed of Freedom (which calls for everyone to be treated equally under law) and because tax-exemption would put us under control of people, many of whom are hostile to our mission.
Currently, we are seeking competent legal counsel to assist in completing this task before the annual Council meeting in December, 2017. In the meantime, Freedom Force is operating as a non-profit subsidiary of Omega Pacific, Inc., a California C-corp, and taxes are being paid as such. Net assets and accrued profits, if any, at the time of conversion will be transferred to the new foundation as a donation by Mr. Griffin.
Upon retirement, Mr. Griffin also wishes to donate the business entity known as Reality Zone, which is the online bookstore that has been the primary outlet for his books and recordings. It also is the publisher of NeedToKnow.News. His only conditions for this are that Freedom Force must, at that time, have proven leadership at the Council level and in management, be solvent, and have demonstrated its ability to expand without debt.
The Red Pill Expo and Red Pill University will be officially launched on June 23 and 24, 2017, in Bozeman, Montana. It is, by far, the biggest project yet undertaken by Freedom Force and, in fact, it may actually be the most significant event ever undertaken in the freedom movement. A report on the outcome will be included on this page in July.
Freedom Force is rising.