At this very moment, the battle for America's future is happening in states all around the country as newly-elected governors try to wrest control from tax-eating unions. Today's battle is just the beginning of what America will be facing through 2012 and beyond. It is a battle that, if lost, will likely have catastrophic consequences on the fiscal well being of many of the states and, as a result, the nation as a whole.
Nowhere is the fight the loudest than in Wisconsin, where over 10,000 union supporters protested Madison's Capitol Square on Tuesday and about 1,000 protesters demonstrated outside Governor Scott Walker's private home Tuesday night. Hundreds of union protesters also packed Ohio's statehouse on Tuesday to condemn Governor Kasich's efforts to stem the union bosses' power and reign in out of control spending. In Indiana, hundreds of Steelworkers descended on the Hoosier' statehouse to protest unemployment reform as well. Even in New York, with a Democrat governor, unions are spending millions on fighting reform.
Make no mistake, this is a battle for America's economic future. It is one that will ultimately decide whether Americans will be enslaved by debt created by a government beholden to public-sector union bosses, or whether some sort of fiscal sanity can be restored before the system collapses due to the weight from years of cronyism.
As labor activists strategize for "class war," Leftist union bosses also know they may be losing their grip on taxpayers' throats and they are desperate to keep it there. They're not going to let go easily either. They're organized and they have millions to spend on marches, sickouts, protests, candlelight vigils, and advertising.
So, the question becomes, what are YOU going to do about it?
The answer to that question is simple: Get Connected. Get Engaged. Then...Get Active.
Last weekend, at CPAC, Freedomworks rolled out a new tool for Americans interested in preserving their liberty to use. It's called FreedomConnector and it is a powerful tool for getting connected, getting engaged and getting active.
Similar to a ning site, FreedomConnector is more than that. It is a platform to put activists together with other activists; groups together with other groups, as well as a way to coordinate events and activities across the country.
...developing an online tool to outpace progressive web-giants like MoveOn.org and MyBarackObama.com was downright expensive.
While its greatest potential may be for GOTV coordination in 2012, FreedomConnector can be used today to plan meetings, and, most importantly, to engage in precinct activism now.
OFA has already begun ramping up its ground game for 2012. In order to defeat the Left-winged leviathan, Republicans, Tea Party activists, as well as independents are going to have to collaborate and coordinate their strategies precinct-by-precinct nationwide.
As Coldwarrior has been telling us for a while now, there is no better way to succeed in taking over the Republican Party and, thus, the nation, than through the Precinct Committeeman Project. It's a very simple strategy and FreedomConnector makes it even easier.
Over the last few days, Coldwarrior, Ron Robinson (PROCINCT), and other RedStaters have set up the Precinct Action Committeeman Strategy (PACS) group on FreedomConnector. If you've ever wondered about precinct activism, getting onto FreedomConnector and joining the PACS group is a great way for you to learn by connecting with other activists, engaging with them and sharing your stories or utilizing their expertise to help you get involved in precinct activism. The other side's ground game is well-organized and well-financed. Using FreedomConnector as a way of beefing up precinct activism is a "force multiplier." It's that simple.
The Precinct Committeeman Project is "bottom-up politics" that enables the average citizen to not just figuratively take the Party over and take the Country back, but do it literally. FreedomConnector is a great tool for facilitating those efforts.
As you watch the events unfold at the state level, sitting on the sidelines in these battles will only ensure one thing: Victory for the Left. If you are not already connected, engaged and active, sign up to FreedomConnector and join the PACS group.
“I bring reason to your ears, and, in language as plain as ABC, hold up truth to your eyes.” Thomas Paine, December 23, 1776