I just opened an email from a reader concerned about the way schools are being used to indoctrinate children, and he indicated a desire to get engaged in defending and advancing freedom, but confessed he was unsure where to begin. He asked if there were any organizations I could recommend or any actions he might take.
I claim no special wisdom in giving him advice on this. But I figured as long as I was going to write a response, I might as well share it. Maybe it will help my correspondent, or maybe someone else reading this will find it useful in helping them decide where to put their shoulder to the wheel.
Here’s what I wrote before I decided to turn my response into a column:
Because I don't know your interests and aptitudes, I just don't see how I can help advise you. I'm not much of an organization person -- what I have to contribute is done on an individual basis. If I tried doing anything different, I wouldn't have the incentive to work as hard as I do. In regards to organizations, I've never yet seen one that people couldn't pick differences with.
I chose guns as a focal point because the issue is just so full of examples I can use to illustrate concepts of basic justice. You sound like your motivation might make education your niche, if specializing is your goal. It might not be. I know one person I'm trying to talk into doing what I'm doing, but centered on the EPA. Others might feel more passion about the fraudulent monetary system, or immigration, or...
All I can suggest if you don't know where to start would be a journey of self-discovery and learning. Pick some areas you think you might be interested in and explore them.
Maybe you don't need to have a focused passion like I do, and won't have the time or inclination to put forward an effort that more often than not is like screaming in the wind. Maybe just join your local gun group.
I don’t know. There is no one size fits all. Sorry I can't be of any specific help.
About the best I can offer besides that is to refer to my series from a few years back on New Year’s resolutions:
I will do something every day to promote and/or defend the right to keep and bear arms.
What to do?
It doesn't matter. Something. Get in the habit. Get in the practice. Ideas will start to come naturally.
If every gun owner made a commitment to doing this, we would have have a very different social and political climate
I’m going to send my correspondent the link to this column as my response. Perhaps you have some ideas that would be helpful.
What would you have told him? Why not share it with all of us?
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