Man can redefine words, but he cannot redefine the truth. For the sake of consistency, for the sake of clear communication, for the sake of following a powerful path laid out by many of freedom’s most effective advocates, Free Capitalists have purposefully elected to use the term Capitalism to identify our movement. Members of the Project use the title Free Capitalist to specifically set apart those who are deliberately committed to the success of the Project.
Social, political and religious leaders over the last one hundred and fifty years, have engaged in the battle for human liberty by electing to use the term capitalism, as a reference to the broad moral system of freedom. These leaders include such remarkable men and women as Brigham Young, Ludwig Von Mises, Milton Friedman, Friedrich Hayek, Ayn Rand, and Ezra Taft Benson, and Ronald Reagan to name just a few.
While it is quite obvious that all of these leaders agreed in every aspect on capitalism, because no group has ever been organized to effectively usher forth a moral revolution to sanction and complete the political achievement of the American Founders, it should not be surprising that such leaders have, at times, had their disagreements.
There will be no comprehensive movement for freedom, and no significant progress in the effort to restrain the ever growing tyranny accomplished through the relentless expansion of government into all areas of life, happening at an increasing and frightening pace across the broad face of our planet-in all modern societies-until capitalism is advocated, defended, implemented, taught and upheld. Additionally, it must be upheld-not as an economic system, not as a strategy for making money or gaining worldly wealth-but as the only moral, philosophical system consistent with the fundamental ideas of freedom and peace.
It is for this reason that the practical result sought by the Free Capitalist Project will include the final reclamation of both the term and the philosophy.