The U.S. has a two party political system.
"The people" ordained and established the Supreme Law of the Land, the Constitution, to, among other purposes, "secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity."
In 2008, only about 65 per cent of the American people eligible to vote bothered to do so. They elected candidates of one of the two major parties in numbers sufficient to give that political party control of all three branches of the federal government.
Each of the two parties has a system where voters who register with the party can become "card carrying members" of the party. These members of the party can vote for the leadership of the party. And can, in some states, vote to endorse candidates in the primary elections. And can, in some states, vote to fill vacancies in some state elected offices that become vacant due to death or resignation.
The major political party that the voters rejected in 2008 went into that election cycle with half its "card carrying member" slots vacant. In other words, that political party was at half-strength in the 2008 election cycle. Half strength. There was talk during the election cycle that many conservatives decided to "make a statement by staying home" on Election Day because the Republican Party nominee was not sufficiently conservative. Brilliant "strategy."
The out-of-power party has a party platform. Many among the current crop of "leaders" in that party, whether within the party as elected leaders of it, or in elective public office, ignore the platform. And their oath of office. "We the people" are not securing "the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity." No?
What to do to change this?
Uh, how about we conservatives UNITE POLITICALLY by INVADING and TAKING OVER THE PARTY? We can TAKE OVER the party by TAKING OVER EVERY VACANT "CARD CARRYING MEMBER" SLOT. That is a simple, achievable strategy, because those "card carrying member" slots are relatively easy to fill. The process varies from state to state, but the requirements do not demand a lot of time, effort or money. The question to ask yourself is, "How much time, effort and money is my liberty worth?"
Assume that the fifty per cent of the slots now filled are split, ideologically, about 50-50 between conservative Republicans and moderate Republicans. (Our current RNC Chairman is a reflection of that split.) If conservatives fill up all of the vacant slots, that 50-50 split now turns into a 75-25 split, with conservatives in a strong majority. The next round of party leadership elections come, in many states, right after the 2010 general election. Tired of weak, cowardly moderate Party leaders? Why not get INTO the Party as a voting member of it so you can elect new leaders. Michael Steele didn't get elected in the general election. He got elected by those electors the "card carrying members" of the Party elected and sent to the RNC as delegates for the RNC elections.
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