55six sends over the transom:
THIS is what scares me.
We have an entire people (people implies a group with a culture and history behind them) who have simply lost the idea of Liberty. We rose up over what amounted to pennies for a tax on tea. Men stood in the street and said hell no, I will die before I let my life be ruled. When Britain said “turn in your guns”, we started shooting the bastards who would enforce it.
What we have now is a country of 330 million wimps, slaves in designer clothes. Instead of trying to win a seat in a corrupt congress, why don’t we rally to use our voices, resources and resolve to help people understand the concept of Liberty?
A media campaign with a concise clear message that will resonate with young and old. A clear brand, a symbol which the masses would embrace.
I see those “salt life” decals everywhere. I see “Costa” stickers on trucks and Calvin pissing on various objects. What if we gave the young folks a real idea to rally around? What if we gave them the education that the schools wont? I used to work with middle school age kids and in my years of that I never met one who was not liberty minded. They are all about independence and rally around the introduced idea of Liberty. All we need to start affecting the real war, the culture war, is to create a brand and an idea for them to rally around. Remember the 60s and all that “peace” and “love” stuff? How about the idea of LIBERTY sweeping the nation and kids all over wearing a symbol of it? What about kids actually understanding and rallying around the idea that “I own me” and “F the state”?
Thom Tillis being elected will accomplish little. The money which was spent on that one campaign could have really made a change in the only battle that matters, the battle for the minds of the people.
Sorry if I seem less than overwhelmed that we “won” at a game that has just one outcome, no matter who is sitting at the table.