The Republic did NOT die. We DO have a future, and I believe it is brighter than ever. The philosophy of liberty is alive and well. It’s just so hard to see because we all make the mistake of fixating on big national races rather than what really matters – local issues and offices that will fix the Republic from the bottom up.
We are all human, and we let those emotions run wild far too often. But, make no mistake – whether with Obama or Romney – the path would have remained the same. State and local transformation is the only way. Federalism is the only path.
It is vital that we all remember what I wrote about months ago – Obama was NEVER the enemy.
Obama was just the most recent embodiment of the problem. He is a symptom of what ails the Republic, and removing him from office would be nice, but it would NOT actually fix the problem.
With this in mind, let’s discuss 4 very positive dynamics for the future.
1. DC is in gridlock. R’s have the US House and D’s have the US Senate. No substantive legislation can move forward. Obama’s agenda remains at a stand-still. Gridlock shall be the friend of liberty. That’s a great thing!
-Of note: Romney or some other super liberty minded candidate couldn’t have moved things either. The math in Congress would have facilitated gridlock no matter what.
2. Just 4 more years of Obama means a much more qualified, much more liberty minded person can come up in 2016 with an extremely high probability they will win. See American election history for proof.
-These years of DC gridlock and knowledge of real hope and change possible in 2016 should give you lots of time to build your personal electoral impact machine. It is possible. More on that in the future.
3. Unions in Michigan lost BIG (by 16%) on an issue meant to outlaw Right to Work (Workplace Freedom) in their state. Voters rejected the unions, despite an Obama win in that state.
-We have ISSUES BASED coalitions we can build RIGHT NOW!
-I have been beating the drum for the Ohio Workplace Freedom Amendment as the most important single policy item to change the dynamics in Ohio morally, economically and politically. Nothing is more important, and it enjoys incredible support in Ohio right now!
-This issue transcends political parties and candidates. It stands on its own, and it’s the #1 way to fix Ohio and then the Republic from the ground up.
4. We have time to focus on local elected offices RIGHT NOW!
-Do not let your electoral impact circles go – you can be the means to win back school boards, city councils, township trustees , etc. This is the way to prepare for real change in the future.
-All the real change we need starts in local areas. We can use trickle up freedom as a means to fix our communities, Ohio and then the Republic.
Reality check: DC is never going to save us. They never could save us. And – honestly – they never should save us. We must do this ourselves. The President is not a king or some kind of benevolent dictator in which we should place our faith and trust. The Republic was never even designed to function in this manner.
We should shun the centralization of power, and the very idea that DC or any one man can solve our problems. Our problems are local. They are our own. We must own them, and fix them at home.
The fundamentals of what we must do to save the Republic were not going to change regardless of this election. We still have a path and it does not revolve around candidates or political parties. That paradigm must end. The path to substantive change requires these 3 steps I will discuss in great detail at a later time:
Step 1: Make Local Electoral Impact a Reality – win local, expand once successful
Step 2: Boost Impact with Policy Based Success – issues based coalition building
Step 3: Restore Federalism – with the combination of electoral impact and policy success from previous steps – start cutting the strings from DC that control our state
Duplicate in key states across the United States. Restore the Republic from the bottom up.
This path remains unchanged, and it can be done.
More details will follow on path and policies to focus on past Workplace Freedom which I have, and still believe, is the top priority for Ohio to get things moving the right direction.
Do not give in to evil, but proceed ever more boldly against it. Collectivism is that evil. Stand boldly for individualism. Stand boldly for freedom.