Are you really serious about helping to rid this once great nation of the horrible politicians that have taken over and seem to ignore “We the People”? Are you serious enough about it to act? When can you start?
Here is a relatively simple way to take action. It doesn’t require the use of deadly force, except to the treacherous idea that the United States wants to continue down the road of socialism and communism. An idea, I suspect, that won’t be missed. It does, as the title suggests, require some effort. It requires getting to know the people around you. It requires moving out from behind our electronic devices that serve as modern day security blankets. Don’t worry; those devices will still come in handy; and besides, you will end up making some new friends.
The first step in your mission, “should you choose to accept it”, is to contact your Republican County Chairperson. You can do that by going to your state’s GOP website. You should find a list of County Chairpersons. On the off chance that you do not, simply contact your County Clerk and ask for the contact information for that person.
Next, you should contact your chairperson. Explain to him or her some of the issues that you are passionate about. Tell them you are very interested in getting involved. Ask for the contact information for your precinct chairperson. There is a good chance that you will learn that there isn’t one at this time. If that is the case, volunteer to fill the position. If the position is filled, you could volunteer to fill any vacant precincts in need of someone. Whether there is a precinct chairperson or not, the next steps are still useful.
As a side note, some of us have already taken this step. For example, my wife and I are now precinct chairs for two different precincts. She has one, as do I. A friend and his girlfriend have done the same.
Design some half page, black and white flyers to include the legislative priorities of your state Republican Party. These should be on their website. Feel free to copy and paste them. If you tend to be graphically challenged, like me, you could ask your lovely wife to design some for you. Ha, ha, ha! Just kidding. Feel free to contact me through the Comments section for this article and I will forward something for your consideration. I usually print 50-100 flyers at a time. I spend about one hour walking through my precinct, hanging the flyers on front doors. Do NOT hang the flyers on or inside the mailboxes. That would be a federal crime.
I then wait two days, then visit the same houses, knocking on doors and talking to the homeowners. I break the ice by introducing myself and explaining that I was the one who left behind the flyer. When they acknowledge the flyer, I ask them to tell me which issue first captured their attention and why. You can usually tell by their facial expressions just how passionate they feel about that issue. By this time they should feel comfortable enough that I can tell them that I am their precinct chairperson. Then I ask them which other issues they thought should be addressed. People enjoy telling you how they feel things should be fixed. Next, I ask them if they would be willing to join me in doing something about it. One of the most frequent responses goes along the line of not having enough time, etc. My next question is, can you spare 15 minutes, three times a week to insure the freedoms you have enjoyed to be passed on to your children and grandchildren? If they say yes, you have a new block captain. By the way, you should be able to get a list of all the voters from the last Republican primary from your county chairperson. You might want to focus on those.
Block captains share the load so you don’t have to do all the legwork yourself. Even small precincts could use a minimum of five block captains. Start them off with the same brochures. I would recommend no more than 50 at a time to start with. Ask them to pass out flyers just as you did, then knock on doors two days later. They should knock doors as their schedule permits until they have visited all the homes they hang flyers on. Ask them to call you when they have visited everyone. This might take some time, but don’t be discouraged. After they call to report they have done their visits, ask if they would like more flyers. If they say yes, they will stick with you. It’s a good idea to invite all your block captains over for coffee or whatever periodically. This will build a bond by sharing your experiences. Don’t just talk politics. Share family experiences. You will also have an opportunity to learn what really matters to them, and that you have similar concerns. The block captains should also be watching for other folks who are willing to help. They might encounter others who are willing to be block captains, poll watchers, election officials, help to pass out flyers for the block captains, or whatever. It’s also a good idea for your block captains to take notes about the people they visit; such as names, addresses major issues important to that person, are they willing to give contact information, such as phone numbers or email addresses.
Stay in close contact with your county chairperson. They will get you invited to important events. They will also be inclined to consider you for positions as county, district, or state delegates. They can also help with training you and your block captains.
I could go on, but by the time you have reached this point you will already be hooked. The key to successfully capturing precincts, counties, districts, and your state is building relationships. Nothing builds trust and unity like face to face interaction.
Now it’s time to put on the full armor of God and get out there. Remember, the most important piece of equipment to take along is TRUTH. Don’t leave home without it.