By Joe Bast | May 27, 2022
If you attend meetings of patriots you have surely heard this lament: “There’s nothing we can do about it.” The left has taken over all the major institutions in society – the media, schools, government, businesses, even entire religious denominations. Elected Republicans often talk like patriots but vote like socialists.
It’s easy to give up. And pessimism leads to infighting. Grover Norquist, the intrepid leader of Americans for Tax Reform, said it is easier to shoot people in your own fox hole than it is to stick your head up above the sandbags and shoot at the real enemy!
But the claim that “there’s nothing we can do about it” is flat-out wrong. There are dozens of things every person reading this can do. Some patriots reading this do some of these things, sometimes, but very few do all of them, all the time. Is that asking too much? You never hit a target if you don’t first aim for it.
Here are ten things everyone can do, starting today. In future columns I’ll identify 30more things you can do, ten at a time. And by the time I reach number 40, I suspect readers will have suggested 20 or 30 more things I hadn’t thought of.
- Sign up for emails from NEW Patriots, Fox Valley Initiative, Wolf River Area Patriots, or some other Tea Party groups in your area.
- Attend the meetings of NEW Patriots, Fox Valley Initiative, Wolf River Area Patriots, and other Tea Party groups.
- Vote in every election. Encourage others to vote and offer to drive them to the polls.
- Find out who your elected officials are, their voting records, and contact information.
- Contact your elected officials, often, by email, phone, and letter.
- Write letters to the editor to local newspapers. Keep them short and polite. Aim to write one every month.
- Put up lawn signs and put a bumper sticker on your car.
- Sign nomination petitions and help collect signatures from friends and neighbors.
- Volunteer to help candidates or your local and county GOP organizations.
- Contribute to candidates who have been endorsed by other conservatives.
You can find all the information and contacts you need to do every one of these things, for free, here on the Wisconsin Patriots Toolbox. It has a calendar of conservative events, information on how to register to vote and find out who your elected officials and how to contact them, and much more.
So now you have no more excuses. Go out and be a Super Patriot!