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Saturday, September 6, 2008

It Works

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Bottom Up Politics In Action. It Works

God Bless America, that it works best in America. In some countries it takes armed conflict and revolution with death and mayhem to achieve the wishes from the bottom up.

In the last almost two years, culminating in the two conventions we have witnessed the power of the secret ballot at work. I have been following the Drill Now debate for a long time now and have seen the voice of the people from “Bottom Up” reach into and force itself to be heard at the highest levels of government. It is through the political process that this voice gets forced upon the candidates for all office. I saw this “voice” rise in volume as the gasoline rose in price. Finally a national leader Newt Gingrich quantified it through polling then formed a plan of action. Slowly some young congressmen picked up on it then the leadership such as John Boehner in the House then the Republican Presidential Nominee John McCain. We saw the same “Bottom Up” Effect during the primary on the Immigration issue and specifically the Border Fence issue. The Power of the People is awesome, when it can be focused on one issue that is based upon common sense and upon the values the vast majority of Americans believe in, the effect of that power can be broad in it’s reach and long lasting. It can help shape the very future of our country.

We have seen that John McCain understands this. He appears to instinctively know this. Through perilous life lessons he has gone through there seems to be that balance necessary for any good things to be accomplished in the real world. McCain has learned the absolute need to be practical in order to survive and live another day. At the same time in the same ultimate school of life and death he was able to cling to his core beliefs. It seems that those beliefs are what not only let him make the necessary compromises with reality but inspired leadership from his fellow inmates, and even in at least one of the enemy.

One other lesson learned I’m sure was what happens when too much power is collected at the top and forced on the people from the top down. How easy those abuses occur and what little chance those abuses are seen from the top.

We have seen John McCain dramatically go to his core beliefs in his selection of Sarah Palin. She is a soul mate in regards of that mistrust of concentrated power. This is not some wild right wing notion. This is an American core belief. This is Democracy in action. This is “Bottom Up Politics” on the National Level. Little did I believe that I would see this during this election cycle.

I figured we would have to go through another liberal onslaught bringing our country to its knees economically and on the world scale before we could find the strength to rise loudly enough to force change from the Bottom Up.

The people have glimpsed the future under Pelosi and Reid and now Barrack and are learning quickly that they don’t like it. The incredibly courageous and astute pick of Sarah Palin by John McCain for his running mate has given voice to the longings of Americans that they will be not only listened to but understood at their core from the leadership at the top.

At the local level we have to keep our voices loud, but we must also offer more than the threat, we have to stand up for those who are “clearing the road” for us. They are the ones who in the political sense have put themselves in Harms Way. I mean no disrespect to the military by this, but in their political careers they are risking all to give us the sounding board we have missed for so long.

What Can I Do Today.
Regards, Live Dangerously Be A Conservative.

PS at a local level. Here is a picture of our County Clerk with two new young republicans who are thinking about getting more like minded friends of theirs together. Our county party is trying to facilitate this through having our headquarters open and accessible to those willing to make a difference. Click on picture to enlarge

3 comments: said...

I'll tell you what... from MN the reaction was off the charts. People are more than crazy excited.

Nice work getting the young folks involved, by the way!


live dangerously said...
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live dangerously said...

If we all just do what we can and do it well this momentum can carry us into another era. If we start to bicker and quibble well --- been there and don't want to be there again.

Your National Convention Reporting was making everyone else as jealous, as well you guessed it, a Pitbull with lipstick. Better look out lol.

Regards Live Dangerously Be A Conservative.

I need McCain Palin Signs. My list is over 75 long in 4 days.

September 8, 2008 5:46 PM