As one of the founders of the modern conservative movement in America, a great political strategist, and a man of complete integrity and kindness, Mr. Vigueire's voice needs to be heard. He provides the solution much better than I could summarize, so I will use his words to outline the path forward. Here are some of his most pointed statements:
“the greatest impediment to conservative governance is not the Democrats and liberals—it is the progressive leadership of the Big Government Republican establishment in the halls of Congress, state houses, and at Republican Headquarters, especially at the Republican National Committee.”
“If we are to save what makes America exceptional, we the people—grassroots conservatives—must lead.”
We must get “limited-government constitutional conservatives to become involved in their local Republican Party organization and, ultimately, to become the leaders of the Republican Party at the local, state, and national levels.”
Mr. Viguerie's major point is this: If you value freedom, you need to get involved in politics, even if—no, ESPECIALLY if—you hate politics. This includes voting only for true conservatives, and if there are no true conservative running for office, fill in the gap, or motivate others to do the same.
He also reveals a shocking truth about how the Republican Party is run, which is actually a reason to hope for a better party in the near future, with your help:
“Half of the Republican precinct committeeman slots, on average, in 2008, in every state, were vacant. And the currently filled slots are split about fifty-fifty between conservatives and “Republicans In Name Only” (RINOs).”
He went on to ask, “What if conservatives could fill up all the vacant slots?” Remember, “Precinct committeeman is a volunteer position. You put into it the effort you can and want. Some will do more, some less. But, even if you put in only two or so hours a month, you will be making a real difference, especially in light of the fact that you will be eligible to vote for your local party leaders.“
Mr. Viguerie goes on to encourage us: “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. “
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