Watching the Republican “leadership” cave on issue after issue, and noting how many politicians routinely demonstrate Carroll Quigley’s candid admission about the supposed two-party system, has left many with conservative leanings feeling like there’s no longer a place for them in the GOP.
There is an alternative to leaving, but like everything else, it needs to be worked for. But not overmuch.
“Can you carve into your schedule a couple of hours a month to spend on a weeknight and, perhaps, on a Saturday, to take our country back?” The Precinct Project’s Blog asks. “Is your liberty, and your children’s, not worth at least that?”
The blog was “[c]reated by a citizen who believes each conservative American’s top priority should be active engagement as a precinct committeeman in the political Party our Founders and Framers would be members of if they were alive now: The Republican Party. I am an American first, a conservative second and a Republican precinct committeeman by necessity to secure the Blessings of Liberty to myself and my posterity.”
That citizen is an old friend of mine, who last week received major recognition and a substantial award for his work.
“Richard Viguerie, Chairman of ConservativeHQ.com and donor of the Liberty Prize -- a $10,000 prize fund for the best plan for conservatives to take over the Republican Party and govern America in 2017 -- today announced that ‘Real Conservatives National Committee’ and Dan Schultz, Phoenix, Arizona author of ‘Taking Back Your Government: The Neighborhood Precinct Committeeman Strategy’ had taken the top prize and each would receive a grant of $5,000,” ConservativeHQ announced last week.
Dan, along with colleague Steve Silver, was the co-founder a few decades back of the now defunct The Lawyer’s Second Amendment Society, “a network of attorneys and others dedicated to the preservation of the individual, inalienable right to keep and bear arms guaranteed by the Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights.”
From LSAS and Dan’s creative mind sprang unique liberty tools like The Public Servant Questionnaire, and many worthwhile efforts and projects, including several I was heavily involved in, such as the Citizens of America pro-gun rights national media campaign, the pioneering GunTruths.com website, a groundbreaking pro-gun talk radio show on KIEV in Los Angeles, and the legendary monthly “ATF Nights.”
Those were dinners where activists could hear guest speakers promoting ideas and projects to advance the right to keep and bear arms, while socializing with optional adult beverages and fine cigars. It was at an ATF Night where Darryl Issa was induced to sign Dan’s Pre-Oath of Office, an ideological precursor to Gun Rights Examiner’s Candidate Questionnaire, and a document I resurrected to pressure Issa to stop dragging his feet and start investigating Fast and Furious “gunwalking”.
As evidenced by that happy coincidence, our actions can bear fruit years later. Who knows what we’ll be able to build on a foundation we set down today?
The Liberty Prize will help Dan Schultz continue pursuing a quest he has persisted on, at times all alone. This new recognition will help build awareness so others can discover the remarkable blueprint he has created for those aspiring to “the most powerful office in the world,” complete with step-by-step instructions, links to “How to guides and information by state,” videos and more.
Readers are encouraged and urged to carve some time out to spend on The Precinct Project’s Blog, and to download a copy of Dan’s prize-winning strategy.
The tools are there, as are the instructions for their use. Consider picking them up and using them. And sharing this information with your friends.
You can begin today taking steps to take back the Republican Party. Precinct by Precinct. And consider that the ones who don't want us to try are the very ones who are selling us out.
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