Two days ago, we learned of Kickstarter rejecting The Gosnell Movie, which tells the story of America’s worst serial killer, abortionist Kermit Gosnell. Kickstarter said it would violate their community standards to discuss Gosnell’s actions including “thousands of babies stabbed to death.” They rejected a pro-life documentary exposing the horrors of an abortion clinic killing babies after birth, yet they allow other projects about stabbing, incest, rape, and all kinds of filth.
Kickstarter absolutely has the right in our free market to accept or reject any project or client they choose. In fact, I’d fight and die for their right to do so.
However, the free market cuts both ways.
Fortunately, there are now many crowd funding options in the marketplace. I cannot, in good conscience, remain on Kickstarter or pay to them fees from the donations you are making.
Although we are more than halfway towards our fundraising goal and we have plenty of time to raise the rest, we have decided to cancel our Kickstarter page and move the campaign to Faith Launcher.
Faith Launcher supports our values and we are very excited about taking our business to them. I am very sorry for the inconvenience this may cause you as a backer, but we are trying to make the transition as seamless as possible.
Your pledge on Kickstarter will NOT be collected and will be canceled when I cancel the Kickstarter campaign in just a few minutes. All you need to do is visit Faith Launcher as soon as possible and make the same pledge. I am sure we will lose many backers in the confusion, so if you wish to support our stand on principle, perhaps you might even increase your pledge.
Just to make sure we do not lose contact, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your email address if you would like us to continue updating you. For more information about our decision to move to Faith Launcher, see my article posted today at RickGreen.com.
Thank you so much for your support of Red, White, Blue, & Green and our efforts to restore American principles.
- Rick, Kara, Trey, Reagan, Kamryn, & Rhett Green
Red, White, Blue, & Green is an entertaining message of hope for America as you follow the Green Family on their mission to restore an appreciation and passion for the principles that made America the greatest nation in the history of the world!
Rick Green is a former State Legislator, author, constitutional scholar, and nationally recognized speaker and radio host for David Barton's WallBuilders organization. Rick and his family are part of Liberty Alliance, one of the largest and most effective conservative media outlets. He and the Green kids speak to more than 100 audiences each year, often with crowds larger than 10,000 people. Their inspirational presentations about America's founding principles are helping to spark a revolution of interest in the Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and America's founding fathers. More importantly, they give other families practical aspects for restoring principles of liberty in their own communities and states.
Episodes of Red, White, Blue, & Green give you a genuine, unfiltered behind-the-scenes look at how this family is working hard to do their part as citizens, while also balancing the same everyday challenges of a family in modern America. Each episode will take viewers to a unique location of American history seen through the eyes of the Green family. Viewers will come alongside the family and learn lessons of liberty, while also witnessing the ups and downs, flaws and successes, and daily experiences of the family.
MARCH 24 UPDATE: New episode Sneak Peak with David Barton just released:
How Does Kickstarter Work?
There is zero risk in pledging a contribution. Your pledge will not be processed into an actual contribution unless we reach our $45,000 goal.
This means that production of Season One will only happen if we raise the full goal.
Even if you are unable to donate, you can still help bring this project to life by spreading the word. Share on Facebook, send out emails, and find other ways to encourage your fellow patriots to support this effort to restore America's founding principles.
Donating is easy and the rewards are many. Your pledge will be processed safely through Amazon, but only if we reach our goal.
Here's how to donate:
1. First, click on the big, green "Back this Project" link at the top right hand side of this page. Choose your pledge amount based on the reward that looks appealing to you. Then click "Continue to Next Step."
2. Second, if you do not already have a Kickstarter account, it is very easy to get started. Sign up for an account by entering your contact information, including an email address. We will need this information in order to give you your rewards.
3. Third, enter your credit card information, which will be processed AFTER the campaign ends (and only if we meet the goal). Again, this is completely secure through Amazon.
4. Fourth, Click on "Confirm" and you're done!
In addition to having our gratitude and you knowing that you are helping to save our constitutional republic, there are a lot of GREAT rewards for the various levels of donations.
SHIPPING NOTE: Rather than remind people to add S&H to their pledge, we just include it in the pledge amount.
EPISODE ONE IMMEDIATE ACCESS & FILM CRITIC INPUT: For all backers of $10 or more, within 48 hours of making your pledge, you will receive an email giving you access to Episode 1: Lives, Fortunes, & Sacred Honor and be given the opportunity to critique the episode, influencing future programs.
CONSTITUTION ALIVE! DVD PACKAGE: For all backers of $125 or more, in addition to your box sets of Season One, you will receive a copy of the Green family's Constitution Class given in the very room where the Constitution was framed, Independence Hall. This $250 value includes the entire course on 4 DVDs, an mp3 audio of the entire course, and a CD of David Barton's presentation God & the Constitution. $15 S&H is added for a total pledge of $140 or more.
For details about Constitution Alive!, watch this video:
2ND AMENDMENT LOVERS' PACKAGE: For all backers of $250 or more, you will receive all rewards for $125 backers PLUS a signed copy of “Constitutional Defense of Your Family & Freedom” (follow the Green family through a handgun defense class with one of the nation’s top instructors; also includes a powerful presentation from Rick Green on the Second Amendment) and a copy of our book about the Second Amendment ($325 value). $15 S&H is added for a total pledge of $265 or more. For more information, watch this video:
For a preview of the Constitutional Defense DVD's, watch the video below:
ATTEND THE PREMIER: For all backers of $500 or more, you get all of the above, PLUS 2 tickets to attend premier screening of select episodes with the family and producers at the historic Lynn Theater in Gonzales, Texas and a post screening event with the family and crew. $15 S&H is added for a total pledge of $515 or more.
LIBERTY LIBRARY & ATTEND LIVE EVENTS: For $1,000 backers, you get all of the $500 rewards, PLUS the full library of Green Family productions ($1,000 value – see below) AND a chance to appear in an episode when you attend one of the live events where the family will be filming in 2014 (opportunities include Comedy & Constitution events with Brad Stine, Constitution Class at Independence Hall in the very room where it was framed, handgun classes, and other events). Liberty Library includes all of the following: 2 box sets of Season One; 2 Constitution Alive
DVD sets & workbooks, as well as the Brad Stine special with Rick Green;
Collection of Live Presentations including Is America One Nation Under God, The
Birth of Freedom, The Guardian of Liberty, Saving America Begins with YOU,
Restoring America’s Constitution, National & Personal Exceptionalism, One
Life to Give, and Freedom is Worth the Fight; The Legacy of President Ronald
Reagan; Constitutional Defense of Your Family & Freedom; The Leader’s Edge;
Living with Purpose; and Our American Story audiobook. $25 S&H is added for a total pledge of $1,025 or more. Watch the video below for more details.
BASEBALL LOVERS' PACKAGE: $1,500 backers get everything in the Liberty Library package PLUS appear in an episode where you and a guest attend opening day for the Texas Rangers in a private suite with the Green Family. The game is March 31, 2014, so you will receive this reward before the Kickstarter campaign is completed and regardless of whether or not it succeeds (travel not included). You must commit to this option no later than March 29th to attend the game with the Greens on the 31st. $25 S&H is added for a total pledge of $1,525 or more. See details in the video below:
Risks and challenges
Filming always has challenges, but this ain't our first rodeo!! The Green Family has produced more than a dozen successful video projects on their own. Now they are teaming up with producers who have successfully produced feature films and reality television shows to bring a very unique reality show with a generational purpose. From managing the funds, production creativity, packaging and distribution, we have a proven team that is highly motivated to make this project a success. Production is already completed on three episodes and a director's cut of the pilot episode has already been edited.
You will receive immediate access to the Director's cut of Episode One – Lives, Fortunes, & Sacred Honor PLUS you will be given an opportunity to give feedback on the episode and have your comments reviewed by the producers and the family. What a great way to influence future shows!
All of the above PLUS you will be given access to our Members Only page where you will receive an early release of each episode as it is completed and be invited to special video chat sessions with the producers and the family.
All of the above PLUS you will receive a pre-release box set of all Season One episodes before they are made available to the public and it will be signed by the Green Family. This pledge includes $8 for shipping.
All of the above, PLUS a 2nd box set of Season One for a friend AND a free copy of the family's Constitution Alive! class recorded at Independence Hall ($150 value for Constitution Alive DVD set and workbook plus your two copies of Season One will be a $250 value). This pledge includes $15 for shipping & handling.
ATTENTION 2ND AMENDMENT LOVERS! You get all of the above, PLUS a signed copy of “Constitutional Defense of Your Family & Freedom” (follow the Green family through a handgun defense class with one of the nation’s top instructors; also includes a powerful presentation from Rick Green on the Second Amendment) and a copy of our book about the Second Amendment ($325 value). This pledge includes $15 for shipping & handling.
All of the above, PLUS 2 tickets to attend premier screening of select episodes with the family and producers at The Lynn Theater in Gonzales, Texas and a post screening event with the family and crew.
Receive Full Liberty Library & Attend Live Events: You get all of the $150 rewards, PLUS the full library of Green Family productions ($1,000 value – see description on left side of this page and in the video) AND a chance to appear in an episode when you attend one of the live events where the family will be filming in 2014 (opportunities include Comedy & Constitution events with Brad Stine, Constitution Class at Independence Hall in the very room where it was framed, and other events). For complete list of the Liberty Library, see details in the update section to the left. This pledge includes $25 for shipping & handling of the enormous reward!
ATTENTION BASEBALL LOVERS: You get all of the Liberty Library reward PLUS appear in an episode where you and a guest attend opening day for the Texas Rangers in a private suite with the Green Family. Game is March 31, 2014, so you will receive this reward before the Kickstarter campaign is completed and regardless of whether or not it succeeds (travel not included). You must commit to this option no later than March 29th to attend the game with the Greens on the 31st. This pledge includes $25 for shipping & handling of the enormous reward!
All of the Liberty Library rewards (described above in $1,025 Reward) PLUS listed in DVDs as show sponsor and treated to dinner at the Green home while you hang out with the family and pre-screen an episode before it is released to anyone else (travel and lodging not included). You will help to inspire a generation to rediscover the secrets of American Exceptionalism while instilling a new sense of patriotism in viewers around the nation! This pledge includes $25 for shipping & handling of the enormous reward!
Be an Executive Producer. Credit on IMDB and in the show credits. During production, you will have the opportunity to hang out on set with the family, guest stars, and producers. You will receive a pre-production brief on the show outlines, production and editing schedules, and an invitation to attend a production meeting with the producers and the family. Travel and lodging not included.