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July 4, 2010
What to Do?
There's no need to rehash with hundreds of words what has already been established - that we have a President in office who is advancing a dangerous agenda.
The good news is that the majority of Americans have been able to see the truth. That they've been able to do so while the msm obscures, mangles, and distorts the truth is even more heartening.
The bad news is that too many Americans are still clueless about the suicidal path we are on.
What to do? How can we turn things around before it is too late?
Many ideas have been offered on these pages in articles and blogs and among countless comments. I offer a review of many of these ideas and invite AT readers to share others about how to effect change.
Get involved with the Tea Party movement.
Get involved with local politics. Go to meetings of the school board and the city council. Consider running for office yourself.
Support good candidates running for office including key out-of-state races. If you don't have money to give, volunteer. If you don't live locally, make calls for them. (Many, if not most, have 800 call-in numbers to use so you don't have to pay a penny yourself.)
Contact elected officials across the country about issues of importance. (Don't forget about the rare ones who are doing a great job. They need to hear from us, too!)
Start an online and/or paper file if you haven't done so already that includes links to elected officials, media outlets, etc.
Write letters to the editor, comments on blogs, comments on youtube, etc, especially when the left dominate the discussion.
Call into radio programs and voice your opinion. (Choose your words wisely when speaking to the person screening calls to improve your chances of getting on the air if it's a liberal station.)
Support organizations doing important work pertaining to issues you feel passionate about.
Talk to people in your community, including clergy at your place of worship. Get like-minded folks more involved and see if you can get your foot in the door with those who disagree with you but where there may be one topic or point of somewhat common ground to build on. (I usually use the idea of self-preservation for that one!)
Consider putting a thin binder together of seminal articles to share with others. Keep a few choice articles and/or links with you (in your car, purse, etc) should you unexpectedly find yourself talking with someone who is curious about what you have to say. (I tend to use a relatively large font and avoid too much text on the page.)
Organize a small group of like-minded folks in your community and work on projects together. (Having a group like this organized can also be useful when you need to respond to something that is time-sensitive.)
Suggest a book at your book club. And make sure your local library has ordered certain books. If they haven't, ask them to order them.
Be a poll worker or a poll watcher.
Make a commitment to yourself about how much time and energy you will spend each week on political action and hold up your end of the agreement!