We can't give up. That is exactly what they want. They want us to feel helpless and lost and overwhelmed so that we give everything up to them. They want us to think that our movement means nothing and that we will never have an effect, so we will just give up. DON'T! Allow yourself to feel the grief about today, but never, ever give up. People throughout history have faced much tougher challenges and much fiercer tyrants than we do today. It is going to be difficult and it is going to hurt, but nothing worth fighting for is easy or painless.
It is going to take every single last one of us to fight these thieves and tyrants, just like it did during the Revolution. We must not be content with activity every so often. No. This calls for everyone to be pounding the pavement, even today, to get petitions signed, to get information out into the homes of your neighbors, to change minds. Print out some talking points from any number of organizations like American Solutions, Tea Party Patriots, Americans for Prosperity, The Heritage Foundation, etc. on any number of issues, cap-and-trade, healthcare, etc., and go around your neighborhood to have a conversation with people. Work to oust the traitors like Dave Reichert with every ounce of effort you possess.
One way to get started is to send your "personal health care story" to Patty Murray, who is apparently asking for them, I'm sure in the hopes of receiving some sob stories she can use as fodder for supporting nationalized health care. Well, if she wants our stories, let's give 'em to her! Share your side of the story with Patty Murray here.
The other idea that was shared with me is something called a Tea Party Circle of Five, described below:
Five people who each agree to contact at least one federal, state, or local elected official every week. For example, one week the group might decide to contact their local school board representative demanding a policy prohibiting teachers from indoctrinating students with left-wing propaganda, such as man-made global warming theory. The next week, each person would contact his or her Representatives in Congress about the President's proposals for government-run health care, and so on. The only rule for a Circle of Five group is a "no excuses" mutual covenant among its members that short of a personal emergency, no member would break the circle by reneging on the commitment to contact at least one elected official each week.
I love it. I'm going to get my Circle of Five started tomorrow. And maybe I'll try to get a Circle of Ten started too. Who knows?
Don't forget to attend our Tea Party in Olympia, WA tomorrow from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Heritage Park (330 5th Ave SW). Guest speakers go on around 11:00 a.m. and end around 1:30 p.m. Bring a picnic and enjoy the company of like-minded folks.
Never give up.