July 12th, 2012
Articles of Action:
Find a Candidate
Citizen Action Plan
"No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session." - Mark Twain
We have learned from bloody experience in the current post-Constitutional America that our legislators are our generation's New Men and Women.
They no longer bother themselves with adhering to oaths; they are no longer God-fearing people.
No one faces them with their Godless, amoral behavior vis-a-vis oath of office and pledges to uphold our Constitution and way of life.
What are you going to do about it?
If you are serious about preserving our way of life, in repelling the interlopers who have overrun our government, and then finally in repairing the damage done to our Constitution and political culture, you will do the following.
- Pick a Party
- Hone your message
- Find a candidate
- Excite awareness
- Raise funds
- Reassess after wins or losses
Who is she or he? Is it YOU?
You cannot fill an empty legislative or executive branch seat with air.
Sure, governments are full of empty suits and stuffed shirts. But in order to win something, you have to have someone willing to run, and not only eager to win, but able to win.
That means, you must have someone who wants to run, and who wants to win.
Before you go too many steps ahead, you, the Citizen Activists, in this time of truly dire circumstances that include the theft of our national identity and liberty, YOU, must ask yourselves this question.
"Am I the candidate? Am I electable?"
If you find yourself at meetings needing to be heard, speaking and being listened to, your candidate search may already be over. The ideal candidate might be you, standing at the mirror. You owe it to your mission of winning to ask yourself that question. If you are the best candidate, step forward and build a team. For the quickest path to influence and change is through elected office, and if you are dissatisfied with the status quo, or more to the point mad as hell, you'll want to get there so that you can more aptly influence or change the course of government today.
Running for office is a multi-faceted commitment. You'll make no greater commitment than time.
Time is key, for evening and weekend time knocking on doors and speaking at engagements will take you way from your family. However, if you are looking for a candidate to back rather than be one, you are already making that commitment - if you expect to win.
The bottom line is that your candidate must be ubiquitous, present, and serious. He or she must be fluent on your issues. And, your team, candidate and staff, must know what battles to fight. Do you attack the issue? Do you attack the performance of the incumbent who stands in your way? You'll have to do both, but knowing when to strike at each is something you often must learn by doing.
Can he or she really connect with his or her constituents? Do people listen to your candidate, when the candidate speaks? Are you conveying the message clearly and in simple language?
Lastly, you must ask for help. Outline the issues, look for agreement in the room on the need to solve it, and remind the people in the room that your candidate can not do it alone. "We'll need you support...can you help us?"
If you don't ask for it, you'll most likely not get any.
If you have a candidate fluent on issues, with spunk and a good talk-track, who can ask for help and get it, you have a shot to win.
Stay tuned for our next installment, "Excite Awareness."