Monday, August 15, 2011

What Can We Do?

"Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because you will lose your ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can paradoxically make you a far happier and more productive person."
                                                                                                                Dr. David M. Burns

There are many things individuals can do to help our cause, but first and foremost they must check hope at the door. Hope does not lead to success, it leads only to more hope. Rush Limbaugh said, "hope is an excuse for doing nothing." And the conservative movement has had more than enough of nothing.

One of the most important things we can do is to find our voices. We must be unafraid to talk about our beliefs and dreams for this nation. Never be ashamed of your convictions, shout them from the rooftops. Talk to our friends, family, co-workers, and even complete strangers whenever we get the chance about how we feel about your country and the course it is on. Never be afraid to sound stupid or to get on someone's nerves, our country is in too much trouble for that. So stand up there on that soapbox and speak our minds.

We must also take advantage of letters to the editor, message boards, social media, or even starting our own blogs. Anything that can get that true conservative voice of America out there and not that watered down version our politicians espouse to try and win our votes. We can't let the progressives stranglehold on these things hinder us. A great general once said, "if your enemy has a good idea, steal it."

Now on the same note, not only do we need to use any means necessary to get our voices heard on our beliefs, we must also speak against the liberal biases and agendas that are running our country in the dirt and turning it into a third-world communist nation. If you see an editorial or show you don't like tell them about it, let your friends know and let them tell them as well, you can even write a rebuttal yourself. Let them know that if they continue with this one-sided liberal/progressive track then we will no longer buy their newspapers, magazines, or watch their programs. If we stick together, as big as the conservatives are, we can do it, because no matter what money still runs them even if they are communists. There is alternative news sources out there, utilize them.

We can't stop there though. We must organize every conservative you can and have them do the same. The progressives are way ahead of us on this, but we have one thing they don't have. Ours is truly grassroots and not from labor unions. Hit these people where it hurts, their pocket books. No matter how evil they say money is they still want it, it's only evil when it yours, not theirs. So stop buying the products they make, stop buying their music or going to their movies. If we truly believe we will sacrifice these wants for the good of our cause. Who cares if you miss the most hyped movie of the season, it probably wasn't that good anyway. There are plenty of conservative voices out there, you may have to search, but they are there. You can also organize letter and e-mail drives or phone blasts to congressmen. Let them know that you are not happy with their performance and that they need to change their ways or they will be voted out. Don't stop at just one, e-mails are nothing, snail mail is cheap and phone calls are as well, flood their offices with all of them. You don't have to be mean or hateful when you do this, it would be better if you weren't. Be tactful and respectful, but tell them the truth. You can even go as far as boycotting businesses that support the liberal/progressive politicians and their America killing agendas.

Let the whole country from the politicians to businessmen, from community organizations to tax collectors that they are nothing without us. That they serve or they thrive at our leisure. What could they do if we all refused to pay taxes? They couldn't put all of us in jail. Not only could we boycott taxes, we could shutdown the economy. Take a page out of the progressives playbook and start protesting. What would they do if every trucker in the nation stopped where they were, blocking on-ramps and freeways? (Thank you Michael Savage for the idea.) Our boss would understand, especially after the new taxes hit them square in the head, not to mention the new rules and regulations that are soon to be put in place.

All of us can do something. Use your imagination. So what if it fails, the next one might be the best idea since sliced bread. Who cares if we fail one thousand times, if we gain one success of freedom amongst all those failures. Ralph Waldo Emerson said. "do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better."

The major thing is that we must not be afraid of hardship and sacrifice. We may have to give up new things and gadgets that make our lives a little easier, but what is that compared to our liberty and our country. We have had it easy for far too long, that is how we ended up here. In life things never work out completely and they always find a way to turn themselves around. So all we really have in life is our family, friends, principles, morals, values, and honor. We have a duty to all of them, they are the only thing of import in the lives that we lead. So could we look them or even ourselves in the eyes and say that we have done all we could, knowing full well we chose the easy path? Take those hardships of simple things like buying locally, if able grow a garden, can our own food, read books instead of watching TV, the list is endless. Compare these minor things to what our founder's and forefather's endured. Compare these things to the men and women that has fought and are still fighting this nations wars. Not much of a comparison is it? These small sacrifices though, can reap big rewards. So like the Sons of Liberty, let us make those sacrifices, as they did with tea, and we will come out the better for it. We will have our America back.

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