"What is it that you are planting?"
"Oak trees," was his short reply.
"Are you crazy? You'll never live to see the benefit of those trees!"
"No," the farmer calmly replied, "but my grandchildren will, and my great-grandchildren will. I am planting it for them."
The presenter then asked, "what are you planting now for our future?"
I have thought about this many times since then. What do I envision for our future? I envision freedom, a society where the yearnings for liberty are matched by their ability to keep it. When I saw this personal vision for what I wanted, I had the follow-up thought that education was the best way to do it, as any socialist, capitalist, and communist knows :): education of others, self, and especially our youth.
Hence, my passion for maintaining what I feel is an educational vision based upon true principles to create freedom-minded, liberty-preserving leaders for our future: Vanguard Youth. Hence, my determination to make these principles and whatever resources I can find available to everyone I can, with no immediate personal gain.
I am planting oak trees of liberty.
For it is only in a free society that mankind can fully develop their unique potential as children of God...and that is something everyone must work towards to make it happen!