an individual commitment to our rights and freedoms that unites us
The first step for those of us asking questions and seeking answers in a time of unprecedented, unwarranted government encroachments on our inalienable rights and freedoms is mutual recognition to ward off despair. That was the impetus behind our decision in late 2021 to form Tulips4Freedom.org and to create the symbolic tulip button, a silent statement of conscience and refusal to be shamed. Its companion, the brief Living Mission Statement, expresses our commitment as individuals to the rights and freedoms previously generally assumed but now pridefully violated. When world-renowned scientists, doctors, journalists, and media personalities are maligned and “cancelled” by complicit media, and science is unmoored from ethics, it is up to us, the grass-roots citizenry, to carry the message. We can literally carry that message on our bodies, symbolically or with words, by wearing a tulip button wherever we go. We have now distributed over 20,000 tulip pins – plain, and with relevant messages - at meetings, rallies, and through the mail. As our numbers grow, we cannot be ignored. We will go forward with purpose and empathy.
Wear a tulip button -
Visibility is power.
"Who is running the science and technology in a democracy if the people don't know anything about it?" Carl Sagan, 1998