Earlier today someone posted over on the Arizona Patriots section of www.resistnet.com the letter at the following link that Glenn Beck read on his radio program and on his show today by Janet Contreras: http://www.glennbeck.com/content/articles/article/196/26808/ It was a good letter.
I posted a response over at www.resistnet.com. Then I saw Glenn Beck tonight read the letter on his show (until that time I did not know that’s where the letter came from). So I decided to send the following to Beck:
Sent: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 11:31 PM
Subject: My response to Janet Contreras and Glenn — and a solution
Ranting is okay. But what are we going to, concretely, DO?
To change the outcome of the elections in 2010?
If you really want to change the outcome of those elections, make sure you vote the bad representatives out of office and replace them with good, Constitution-honoring candidates. How? Start by becoming a Republican Party Precinct Committeeman!
The Situation and the Solution:
1. To change things, we must change the laws.
2. To change the laws, we must change the people who make them.
3. To get elected, your candidate must be on the ballot.
4. To get on the November ballot you must win the Primary.
5. To win the Primary, you must get the support of people who make endorsements in the Primary, who reliably vote in the Primary, and who get out the vote of others in the Primary. Those people are the Precinct Committeemen.
Most importantly, Precinct Committeemen get to vote in the Party elections that determine the leadership of the Party. The more conservatives who become Precinct Committeemen, the more conservative the Party, and its candidates, will become. The Party again might appear to the voters to offer a clear choice from the Democrat Party, rather than an echo of it.
Go here to learn more from Phyllis Schafly’s organization (I will be calling her tomorrow):
The Most Powerful Office in the World is NOT the President of the United States. ( http://www.eagleforum.org/misc/brochures/precinct-committman.shtml )
By becoming a Precinct Committeeman, you get to ACTUALLY VOTE for the Party leadership. YOU GET TO CAST A VOTE FOR YOUR LOCAL REPUBLICAN LEADERS UP TO THE COUNTY LEVEL, AND THEN GET TO ELECT ELECTORS WHO ELECT THE STATE AND NATIONAL PARTY LEADERS. If those who accept, understand and advocate conservative principles become a majority IN THE PARTY RANKS, guess what? The Party leadership voted in will be those who accept, understand and advocate conservative principles. This just happened here in Arizona.
If you don’t like the leadership of the Republican Party, then become an active member of it and change it from within.
I believe if we really want to change how our elected representatives act, we have to ask what REALLY motivates them. Most, if not all, are motivated primarily with STAYING IF OFFICE. So, how BEST to change how they act? Threaten them with ending their rule over us. How? By giving them the idea that they may face a REAL (conservative) challenger in the next election. For RINOs in office, that means a changing the outcome of the next primary. How? By becoming a Republican Party precinct committeeman. Read on below, but basically a precinct committeeman gets to vote in the Republican Party leadership elections. And gets to evaluate those wanting to run in the primary.
Most estimates show that over half the Republican Party precinct committeeman slots, nationwide, are unfilled. If we want a conservative revolution, we’ve got to get conservatives into those slots. That will change the Party and its candidates to, generally, a more conservative cast.
If we conservatives REALLY want to change the Party, we have got to join it as voting members of the Party apparatus, and that means going to your local Party legislative district and doing the necessary steps to become a precinct committeeman. (I was at mine last night and I asked Bruce Ash, one of our three delegates to the RNC, some real hard questions, as did others. Followed up with an e-mail this morning, and faxes, which he promised to deliver to Michael Steele, the RNC chairman, who the precinct committeeman, ultimately, elected.) Where I live, in Maricopa County in Phoenix, AZ, conservatives hold a slim lead overall. We’re trying to increase the number of conservative precinct committeemen. We’re having some success.
Go to these posts to learn more.
Here is a link to a discussion by Martin Knight about The Committeeman Project.
Here’s what Erick Erickson posted:
And here’s a link explaining what I did at the Phoenix Tea Party with video of my sign (and my son).
Last night I recruited four more precinct committeemen to help me at the next round of Tea Parties on July 4 to try to recruit more people who want to “do something” to actually “do something” that matters — by becoming Republican Party precinct committeemen.
I hope this information proves helpful and you’ll join the fight further within the Party ranks as a conservative Republican Party precinct committeeman.
I am only one. But I am a Republican Party precinct committeeman.
American first, conservative second and Republican by necessity.
[My signature block]
P.S. I will not allow my children to live under socialism. I’m a West Point grad and live by the motto of the Academy: Duty, Honor, Country.